Thursday, April 28, 2016

School News May 2 - May 6

Congratulations to Matthew Pirela and Adonis Duncanson for taking home bronze medals for UAG at SkillsUSA this weekend!

Matthew competed in the DDA division and Adonis rocked the IT competition. We want to thank you both for your hard work, commitment and dedication.

Congratulations to UAG's inaugural Debate Team for winning their first debate last weekend at Columbia! Valentino Gordon and Michael De Aza took first place, while Luis Lazcano and Luis Frias received 2nd place. Valentino also won the Top Speaker award and Luis Lazcano won the MVP Speaker award. Go Debate Team!

Congratulations to all students who participated in Ms. Cummings' Financial Fair! It was a wonderful event and we're so proud to see how professional and knowledgeable you all are! 

Thank you Elda Omeragic and our parents (Fiordaliza Ramos, Antonio Leon, Isidro Urquia and Paloma Urquia) for joining Ms. Feliz at Walk MS New York 2016.

Speak to Ms. Feliz to join the AIDS Walk on 5/15.

This Week @ UAG

  • Monday: National College Commitment/Signing Day.
    Senior Party during College Knowledge class!
  • Wednesday: BEAT NYC resumes meeting after school @ Funkadelic Studios. Learn to make music at a professional studio!
  • Thursday: Teen Battle Chef Club meets from 3-5pm at Food and Finance!
    Interest meeting for PSA mentoring program during lunch in Room 710.

Upcoming @ UAG

  • April 2 - June 11: Saturdays from 10am-12pm. Register Now for our Microsoft IT Academy Parent Classes! Email Ms. Feliz at
  • May 5th: So you want to go to Harvard?! Event for select 9th-10th graders during lunch in Room 710
  • May 11 - 12: Junior overnight trip to Utica College, SUNY Poly and SUNY Delhi.
  • May 15: Participate in this year's AIDS Walk! Sign up in Room 716.  
  • June 9th: Sophomore college trip to Upstate New York.

ATTN: Seniors

  • May 20 - May 22: Senior trip to Virginia 
  • June 8, 2016: Senior Prom @ Saks Fifth Ave. from 6pm - 11pm
  • June 13, 2016: Senior Awards Dinner @ 5pm in the Yard. 
  • June 24, 2016: Senior Graduation @ NWS at 2:00pm sharp.

Enrichment Opportunities


ATTN: 9th and 10th graders
Still looking for an internship? Come to the PSA Mentoring interest meeting this Thursday @ 11:33am in Room 710.
The best way to get an internship at the company you want is to know someone who works there. PSA mentors can help you get your foot in the door.

Job Board 
  • All jobs listed are public and not affiliated with UAG.
  • Please see Ms. Cai or your guidance counselor for help with your resume and interviewing skills.
  • All jobs require some experience. Consider applying for an internship or volunteering to build your resume.

Flight Club NYC

Flight Club Jobs

Position: Part-time Sales Associate
Location: 812 Broadway, New York, NY 10003
Pay: Not listed
Open to: Anyone with working papers
Apply here:


Position: Sales Associate
Location: Various
Pay: Not listed ($9/hr. according to
Open to: Anyone 16 and up
Apply here:

MUSIC AND ARTS (Click here)

Pratt Young Scholars 
Who is qualified: 9th Graders
Deadline: 6/1/2016
Apply here:

Pratt Young Scholars Scholarship, valued at $6300, covers three years of studio instruction, all art materials for courses taken, college access program, SAT prep course in July, and guidance through the college application process. Read more here.

Michael Chekhov Theatre Company Internship
Who is qualified: All
Deadline: Rolling
Apply here:

Michael Chekhov Theatre Company provides their interns with a unique opportunity to learn the inner-workings of a newly formed non-profit theatre company, and hands-on experience with almost every aspect of theatre.

The Riant Theatre Management Program 
Who is qualified: All
Deadline: Rolling
Apply here:

A part-time theatre internship (25 hrs per week, Mon-Fri or Wed-Sun, 1pm - 6pm or 6pm - 11pm) in a professional and educational environment. Intensive training and work in one department. Attendance at departmental and full-staff meetings. Individual projects under the guidance of experienced supervisors.

Bronx Loaf Writers’ Conference
Who is qualified: Grades 7-12
Deadline: 5/12/2016

“I would say this program is a mecca for anyone who loves writing… Meeting other people who are as in love with writing as you are, and adults who are masters of the craft is awe-inspiring to say the least. Join, grow, and write!” -Loafer, 2014

NY Writers Coalition: Fort Greene Park Summer Youth Program & Literary Festival
Who is qualified: Age 6-17
Deadline: None

Photo Credit: Paula Vlodkowsky

The Lit Fest consists of a six-week series of free Saturday creative writing workshops for young people and an end-of-summer reading.  The reading presents well-known, established writers reading alongside the young writers from the workshops. 

Whitney Museum Open Studio for Teens
Who is qualified: Grades 9-12
Deadline: 5/6, 5/13
Apply here: No application needed, details at

Teens participate in a special "Bad Painting" workshop, March 2016. Photograph by Andrew Kist

New York City teens are invited to a free drop-in art making program from 4–6 pm on Friday afternoons. Bring your works-in-progress or create something entirely new. All supplies are provided and no previous art experience is required—everyone is welcome!

ENRICHMENT (Click here)

St. Francis College Summer Science Academy
Who is qualified: 10th and 11th graders (Rising juniors and seniors)
Deadline: 6/3/2016

Students will conduct forensic experiments like CSI agent, learn about nutrition through biology & chemistry experiments, and learn how to isolate DNA. Field Trips include the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, American Museum of Natural History, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Kayak on the Hudson River, and Clearwater Sloop.

Who is qualified: All
Deadline: Rolling

Exploring on News 12

Visit work sites in the business, law enforcement, and fire/emergency services sectors! Check out Exploring's calendar for a full list of upcoming site visits. 

GO Getter Internship
Who is qualified: All
Deadline: 5/16/2016
Apply here: (Scroll all the way down)

Interns work as teaching assistants in a K-5 classroom under the supervision of a head teacher, and in small groups or one-on-one to help with academic skills and model good behavior. Interns will also participate in professional development to hone community leadership skills. Internship is unpaid.

DOROT Summer Teen Internship Program 
Who is qualified: All
Deadline: 5/13/2016
Apply here:

During the course of two, separate, four-week sessions, summer interns visit, deliver meals, help with technology, shop for and play various games with homebound senior citizens. Summer interns are then expected to volunteer during the school year. Internship is unpaid.

STEM Summer in the City 2016
Who is qualified: Grades 9-10

In addition to weekly STEM challenges, involving coding & game design, developing engineering solutions and inventing with robotics, the program also includes enrichment opportunities in the Arts, Physical Education and includes trips to NYC cultural institutions. Participants are chosen by lottery.

PAY TO LEARN (Click here)

Fashion Institute of Technology
Who is qualified: All
Price: $320 for one course; $625 for two courses
Application deadline: 6/11/2016
Financial aid deadline: Past due

FIT Precollege Programs prepares students for the FIT admissions process, including creative arts portfolio development, and features the unique experience of being part of FITs dynamic and diverse college campus and the cultural vibrancy of New York City that informs and enriches the college, its history and its campus community.

Camp Herrlich C.I.T. Program
Who is qualified: All
Price: $500
Application deadline: Rolling
Financial aid deadline: n/a

C.I.T.'s will be assigned to various age groups throughout the program in order to gain hands-on experience working with all children, with ample time left to still enjoy the fun of camp! 

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