Monday, September 8, 2014

School News: Sep 8-12

New Home for Guidance & College Offices!

Visit our Guidance Staff (628) and Mr. Makris in the new College Office (627) on the 6th Floor!  

Share your Summer

UAG students adventured near and far (Fiji! Texas! Mexico! and more) - send a pic for us to post wide about an amazing experience this summer.  Thanks to all who have sent so far - keep them coming!


  • Syracuse Summer participants Malik Shaw and Venitia Boyce - wowed and woo'd upstate
  • Silicon Harlem Apps Youth Leadership Academy Participants (Ernest Parrilla, Calston Warde, Daniel Young

  • Triskeles Sustainability Program Interns Martha Hernandez and Brianna Rivera

  • Hospital for Special Surgery Intern Oumy Badiane

  • CTE Summer Scholars Participants Dominique Smith, Dorothy Slater and Alek Cruz

  • Faa Diallo at Exeter Summer in New Hampshire 

  • Our inspiring Freshmen GateAway Attendees and Ambassadors at Ramapo this year! Check our Facebook page for full album!

NYPL Literacy Leaders active this summer, and featured in news for ASPCA collaboration: Elizabeth Garcia, Nickesha Taylor, Nubia Damali, Tiyana McCoy, Sarahi Reyes

This Week at UAG 

Upcoming at UAG

Mon, Sep 15
CUNY OAS @ UAG (2:45-3:45) in 627 (College Office)

Tue, Sep 16
Senior Address during College Knowledge
UAG Club and Enrichment Fair: 2:45-5pm in Library
Senior College Night: 6-8pm in Library

Wed, Sep 17
Back to School Mixer (9th and 12th Grade ONLY), 3-4:30pm in Cafeteria
Family/Curriculum Night: 5-7pm on 7th Fl

Fri, Sep 19
First UAG Core Values Award Ceremony in Aud

Mon, Sep 22
Afterschool Clubs Start (all days but WEDNESDAYS)

Student Opportunities

Attend the Maker Faire for free with one of our partner organizations!  Saturday and Sunday, Sep 20-21 - DON'T MISS!  RSVP to by Fri Sep 12.

CoderDojo September 13th Workshop @ Thoughtworks 1-4pm.  Bring a laptop or let know if you'll need a laptop. Complimentary drinks & snacks.
12:45pm Doors Open
1:10pm Intro
1:15pm Workshop Begins/2:00pm Break
3:30pm Presentations/3:50pm Wrap up
Pre-registration is required: click link!

CodeNow’s fall workshop is now open for applications! The NYC workshop will be held on Oct 4, 5, and 18 -apply today and learn how apps and games such as Twitter, Instagram, Angry Birds, and more are built! Our workshops provide a great opportunity for high school students in New York City to work with professional engineers from local tech companies. Through fun, individualized instruction, CodeNow students gain exposure to the Ruby programming language. The three days will introduce students to foundational concepts that they will use to create interactive projects. By the end of the workshop, students will have five games and apps under their belt!  Apply today. The deadline is Friday September 12, 2014.

Teen Academy at the International Center for Photography: Fall Registration filling up fast! See website and link for scholarship application.  Imagemakers Scholarship Deadline is 9/12!

Third Street Music School
Join us at Third Street from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 14 for a Community Open House. Third Street offers hundreds of courses
 in music and dance for people of all ages,interests and skill levels as well as opportunities to audition for performance ensembles.

Fordham University Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP) scholars will receive academic enrichment in math and science in preparation for coursework; participate in college preparatory and career development courses; and travel to open houses as well as high school and college fairs in the tri-state area.  The fall program will take place on Saturdays, 9:30AM - 12:30PM beginning late September through early December. All classes and activities will take place on the Fordham University campus at Lincoln Center.  Applications here or contact Deadline is 9/15/14.

BAM DANCE Fall Dance Insider
Dates: Sat, Oct 25/Sat, Nov 1/Sat, Nov 15
Venue: Mark Morris Dance Center, 3 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217
Application Deadline: Sept 17, 2014

BAM Education partners with Mark Morris Dance Center to present this free workshop series for dance students grades 9—12. In conjunction with the 2014 BAM Next Wave Festival, participants will learn from and engage with some of the festival’s most renowned dance artists. Bénédicte Billet—who worked for years as a dancer with Iconic BAM Artist Pina Bausch and Tanztheater Wuppertal—and the 2014 BAM Fisher Artist-in-Residence Ivy Baldwin will lead immersive workshops for teenage dancers and choreographers.  Enrollment is limited to 15 students. Participants should have at least two years dance training as well as previous choreographic experience. All students must submit an application and complete an interview in order to be considered for the program. There will be no audition. Participants must commit to both workshops (Oct 25 & Nov 1) and attend both performances (Oct 25 & Nov 15). BAM will cover the cost of travel and performance tickets.

Henry Street Settlement's CAUSE (College Achievement through Urban Science Exploration) Project - a program for high school juniors to explore science as a career track in emerging areas such as green technologies, ecology, and environmental studies. The program aims to prepare students for the rigors of college and increase their chances for admission to top colleges and universities. Students will participate in field trips to learn about the urban environment in New York City, learn research methods, conduct and present a research project of their own, and attend a 4–5 day Career Exploration series at Cornell University.  Apply here.  Deadline in 9/22/14.


Our first games are set for September 24th and we need a couple more energetic and dedicated players to join the Soccer and Volleyball Teams

Try-outs: August 25th - September 12th


Try-outs are being extended until September 12th to give students the opportunity to complete their required physicals. NOTE that Students will NOT be allowed to try out or practice if the school does not have a current physical on file.


For a FREE Physical contact the Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center to make an appointment at 


Contact the coaches of each team, If you are still interested in participating this season.

Fall Sports
Girls Varsity Volleyball: Coach Bryan Kirsch,
Girls Varsity Soccer: Coach Gloria Canales,
Boys Varsity Soccer: Coach David Diem,
Varsity Bowling: Coach Adam Sheikovitz,
Cross Country: Coach Josephine Picnnic,
The Volleyball Team meets in the Gym everyday from 3:30-5:30pm.
The Boys and Girls Soccer Teams meet in the Graphics Courtyard from 3:30-5:30pm
    Coach Diem            
MNN Youth Media Classes: aspiring media makers to produce critical content in a rapidly changing media landscape. Access to editing labs, camera, and studio equipment to produce independent projects for broadcast on MNN’s Youth Channel. To apply for classes or to register for an upcoming info session click HERE.

Teen Reviewers and Critics (TRaC) Program is a FREE after-school opportunity for teens to explore the arts in NYC. Teen participants spend 10 weeks attending performances and exhibitions all over NYC, meeting artists, learning the art of discussion and critical writing, publishing reviews on our online publication The Journal of Art and Reviews and so much more!
Contact Keonna Hendrick, TRaC Program Manager, at or 212-453-9485.  Apply online.  Deadline is 9/22/14.

LOCATION: Hudson Guild Community Center
441 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10001
TIMES: 6:00PM-9:00PM
DATES: Tuesdays and Thursdays
September 23 to December 11th
Two mandatory SAT diagnostic exams on September 27th and November 15th.
All students must take the December 6th SAT exam.
First priority for enrollment is for students entering their senior year in the Fall of 2014 who qualify for free/reduced lunch and/or are first generation college bound. However, juniors and those who could not otherwise afford SAT prep are encouraged to apply. If you have additional questions, please contact Nora Walsh-Devries at

CSTUY Hacking Sessions : a program aimed at high school students with some programming experience, preferably in Java. We'll meet every Saturday from 9:00 am to noon to learn more about programming and to build some really cool projects.   Students interested in applying should head over to for more information and to apply. Any participant showing financial need may apply for financial aid. Where appropriate awards will cover full tuition.   Questions?

TEEN TECH CREW | Ages 12 - 19 yrs.
Fridays 4:30 – 6:30 PM; Beginning October 10– December 5, 2014.  Students who register for the program, must make a commitment of attendance, punctuality, participation, and effort. In FORUM, Technical Theater professionals will teach workshops in lighting, stage management, sound, costume, and scenic design. Students will practice their new techniques in support of the Kids Company PRODUCTION Disney’s Peter Pan Jr. In PRACTICUM - In conjunction with the Friday FORUM, Students will select an area of focus and schedule an additional 5 sessions with their Teacher/Mentor to develop, construct, execute, and plan designs for Disney’s Peter Pan, Jr. Teen Tech Crew is integrated fully into our Kids Company Fall PRODUCTION and will play essential roles backstage and behind-the-scenes. TECH REHEARSALS: Saturday – Sunday November 15-16 1-5 PM; Monday – Tuesday November 17-18 4:30-8 PM. PERFORMANCES: November 19 – 23, 2014,Wednesday - Friday 7:00 PM, Saturday 2:00 & 7:00 PM, Sunday 11:00 AM & 3:00 PM. Amanda Selwyn | Director of Community Arts, West Side YMCA, 5 West 63rd St., New York, NY 10023212-912-2635 , |

YouthAction NYC engages New York City youth from diverse backgrounds in civic participation and advocacy. Students who participate in the YCLC will:
  • Gain the skills to advocate on behalf of themselves, their schools, and their communities.
  • Learn how to conduct hands-on research, such as public polling and site visits.
  • Meet with government officials to discuss their ideas for improving New York City.
  • Become better leaders through problem solving and critical thinking.
  • Strengthen their communication and public speaking skills.
  • Make lifelong friends with the diverse group of peers in the program!
The Fall 2014 YCLC will begin on Monday, October 20thDeadline: Wednesday, October 3rd, 2014.  Apply here:

NY Exploring Programs

Wishbone Scholarship Opportunity for After School Program
Deadline: Rolling

Wishbone is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping high school students pursue their independent passions by funding cost prohibitive after school and summer programs. Wishbone seeks students who demonstrate a strong and independent passion that can best be pursued in an out-of-school time program. Students‟ passions should be clear and specific, and they should choose an out-of-school time program that will expand on their skill set and increase confidence. Wishbone has an extensive database of available programs for students to choose from. For more information, including application instructions, click here.

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