Friday, March 31, 2017

School News March 3 - March 7


Congratulations to the SOPHOMORES and JUNIORS for winning Round 1 of Battle of the Grades basketball tournament!

10th Grade won in game against the 9th Grade, 53 to 30.

After being 10 points down, the 11th Grade came back to tie the game with 10 seconds left.  The game went into overtime, where the 12th Grade wasn't able to break the momentum of the 11th Grade, who won, 39 to 38.

Round 2 of Battle of the Grades is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, April 19th.

Congratulations to all students who earned awards at this week's Core Value Award Ceremony! 

Congratulations to the students who were chosen to visit the Brooklyn Nets with Mr. Fitz!

Thank you to all parents who attended Salsa Night on Wednesday. It was an absolute blast!

This week is Spirit Week!

The game is on! One grade will win the Spirit Week GRAND PRIZE this Friday.

Here's a look at what Spirit Week has in store:


The grade with the best participation by the end of the week will earn 200 points for their grade!

UAG Fundraiser
Every English teacher will have a fundraising jar for the week. The grade to collect the most donations by the end of the week will earn 100 points!

Bulletin Board Contest
Decorate your grade’s bulletin boards! Boards will be judged and scored based on a rubric. Partner with a teacher now to prepare for the bulletin board contest! The best bulletin board gets 75 points.

Ultimate UAG Cheer
Bring out the face paint, noisemakers, and poster boards, because we’re doing the ULTIMATE UAG cheer! During Friday’s assembly, the most spirited and creative grade gets 100 points.

Student and Teacher Dance-off
 Students and teachers team up to be UAG’s Best Dance Crew! During Friday’s assembly, each grade will get 3 minutes to show off their best choreographed dance. The best team earns 75 points.

Minute to Win It
During Friday’s assembly, two students from each grade face off in a series of mini challenges (9th vs. 10th grade, and 11th vs. 12th grade). The first team in each bracket to complete 4 challenges wins 50 points. Talk to your student government reps to nominate students!

Check your UAG e-mail for Spirit Week Rules and Guidelines.

This Week @ UAG
Tuesday, March 27: 10th and 12th grade Core Value Ceremonies
Wednesday, March 28: CSNYC trip for select students, SLT meeting, and Salsa Night for parents
Thursday, March 29: 9th and 11th grade Core Value Ceremonies, Rutgers College trip for select YCC students

Parent Opportunities (New!)

Volunteer on New York Cares Day

Are you concerned about global warming? It is time to take action on the matters! On Saturday, April 22 from 9:30 to 2:00pm, come together as a UAG family to work at a NYC park. Click here to donate and join Ms. Feliz's care team.

Participate in AIDS Walk
In its over 30 years, AIDS Walk New York has inspired nearly 890,000 people to walk and millions more to donate, raising nearly $150 million to combat HIV and AIDS.

Join Ms. Feliz's fundraising team in the next AIDS Walk on May 21! Register for the team using this link.

Volunteer at Walk MS
Walk MS logo
Ending multiple sclerosis for good will take all of us.

Walk MS helps us team up with friends, loved ones and co-workers to change the world for everyone affected by MS. Together, we become a powerful force. Join the UAG Volunteer team and participate in Walk MS on April 30! Register using this link.


Student Enrichment Opportunities
Looking for something specific? Go to www.torusteens.com to explore more programs! 
See your guidance counselor or Ms. Cai in Room 716 for help.

{SUMMER} Internship @ NASA
Open to: Grades 10-12
Deadline: ASAP
Submit here: http://go.nasa.gov/2hujeyT


The Hudson Estuary is comprised of key tidal marshes, which serve to provide many ecosystem services to the large population of this important coastal region, including NYC. We seek to understand the records of past droughts, cold intervals, floods, and vegetation shifts along with the past shifts in carbon storage. From this information we can better understand our present snapshot of climate/carbon, and predict future accumulation rates as climate warms and sea level rises.

CEYE Summer Program
Open to: All
Deadline: 4/8/2017
Apply here: http://icahn.mssm.edu/about/diversity/ceye/programs/summer


The Center for Excellence in Youth Education (CEYE) High School Summer Program programming relies on the real-world classroom of the Mount Sinai Health System, with plenty of activities and interactions with faculty and staff. As a CEYE student, you maintain a logbook, take pre- and post-tests, and complete a final paper and presentation. We have aligned all anticipated outcomes with New York State Standards of Education.

{SUMMER} New York On Tech: Tech Flex Leaders Program
Open to: Grades 11-12
Deadline: 4/9/2017
Apply here: http://www.newyorkontech.org/student-application.html


The Tech Flex Leaders Program is an immersive out-of-school time program for juniors and seniors enrolled in a NYC high school. The program embeds weekly computer science and technology classes at local companies, offers mentorship with industry professionals and provides access to professional opportunities. Students selected are uniquely positioned to develop a portfolio of technology projects that illustrate a fundamental understanding of front and back-end web development. ​

Abdelkader Global Leadership Prize
Open to: All
Deadline: 4/15/2017
Rules here: http://bit.ly/2griRQW


Research and write about Emir Abdelkader’s life story and legacy. 1st Place = $1,000; 2nd Place = $500.

{SUMMER} ArtsLife at the Museum of Art & Design
Open to: Grades 9-10
Deadline: 4/30/2017
Apply here: http://madmuseum.org/learn/artslife

Artslife

Artslife is a paid summer internship program for rising sophomores and juniors in high school that combines art and design with leadership training, museum studies, and community engagement. Participants are introduced to museum careers such as Curatorial, Education, Development, Public Relations and Marketing, Visitor Services, Security, and Registrar.

{SUMMER} Central Park Conservancy
Open to: Ages 16+
Deadline: 4/30/2017
Apply here: http://bit.ly/2hLj9Wt

Summer Intern

This full-time, paid internship offers high school students the opportunity to support the Conservancy’s horticulture, visitor services, and public programs departments. Interns work five days a week with individual schedules varying depending on the position (some include weekends). Every Friday all interns work together as a group to complete special projects in Central Park, or to go on trips to other parks and environmental organizations.

{SUMMER} Bella Abzug Leadership Institute
Open to: All girls
Deadline: 4/30/2017
Apply here: http://www.abzuginstitute.org/2017-application/


Bella Abzug offers a two-week intensive leadership and debate training rpogram. The Bella Abzug Leadership Insistute utilizes the signature leadership skills of the late New York Congresswoman Bella S. Abzug to mentor and train middle and high school girls and college age women in the development of confidence and the critical skills needed to become effective, dynamic, and visionary 21st century leaders.

12th Japan Center Essay Competition
Open to: All
Deadline: April 2017
Rules here: http://bit.ly/2hkyYnD


Contestants should discuss one or more aspects of Japan including art, culture, tradition, values, philosophy, history, society, politics, business, and technology in relation to their personal experiences, views, and/or future goals. 1st place = $3,000 and a Canon camera, 2nd Place: $1,500 and a Canon camera, 3rd Place: $750 and a Canon camera.

{SUMMER} Student Historian Internship Program
Open to: Grades 10-12
Deadline: April 2017
Apply here: http://www.nyhistory.org/education/internships/high-school-internships


American art and history is the means for vocational and academic training in public speaking and leadership. Interns help with family programming, and research art, artifacts, and documents, with an emphasis on future museum careers. Paid internships may be offered to interns who are eligible for free or reduced lunch at school; otherwise, internship is unpaid.

{SUMMER} DOROT Summer Teen Internship Program 2017
Open to: Grades 10-12
Deadline: 5/10/2017
Apply here: http://bit.ly/2g9fL7A


DOROT is a nonprofit organization whose goal is to alleviate social isolation and provide concrete services to older adults. DOROT’s Summer Teen Internship Program offers two four-week sessions for high school students. Through a competitive process, we choose up to 18 interns for each session. Summer interns are expected to volunteer with DOROT during the academic high school year.

{SUMMER} GO Getter Internship
Open to: All
Deadline: 5/16/2017
Apply here: http://www.goprojectnyc.org/get-involved/volunteer#GOgetter


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.

Futures & Options: Internship Program
Open to: Juniors and Seniors, ages 16 and up
Deadline: Rolling
Apply here: http://bit.ly/2cny8jM


Futures and Options interns work in paid, mentored internships that best match their skills and interests.  After submitting the online application, applicants interview with Futures and Options program coordinators.  Applicants who are accepted into the Internship Program will also interview with supervisors at our business partners for specific internship positions.

High School Classes at FIT
Open to: All
Deadline: Rolling
Price: One Course: $320/ Two Courses: $625
Apply here: http://bit.ly/2d4NFLi


Fashion Institute of Technology's Precollege Programs prepares students for the FIT admissions process, including creative arts portfolio development, and features the unique experience of being part of FIT's 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.

New Settlement Apartments College Access Center
Open to: Juniors and Seniors
Deadline: Rolling
Apply here: http://nyccollegeline.org/resources/college-access-center


New Settlement Apartments College Access Center provides one-to-one college access and success counseling and financial aid services to high school students, young adults, and adults. The program's free services for current and future college students include: One-to-One College Advising, Assistance with Applying for Financial Aid (ex. FAFSA, TAP, and CSS Profile), College Visits, SAT Prep Classes, Early College Awareness Programs, Success Advising for Current College Students, and Fee Waivers.

CMA’s Young Artist Kollective (YAK)
Open to: Freshmen
Deadline: Rolling
Apply here: http://cmany.org/yak/


CMA’s Young Artist Kollective (YAK), is a free program that provides emerging young artists in 6th-9th grade with exclusive studio space and materials, artistic and technical guidance, opportunities to meet with guest artists, monthly art parties, and a chance to learn about professional opportunities across the art world.

ProjectArt After-School Art Classes
Open to: Ages 17 and under
Deadline: Rolling
Apply here: http://projectart.org/nyc/


ProjectArt offers after-school art classes at 23 public libraries across New York City. Each trimester, teachers design their own curriculums tailored to each community and incorporate a wide array of media, including graphite, oil pastels, markets, watercolor, acrylic, and tepera paint, cardboard, scrap and collage materials.

Hudson Guild Tech Up!
Open to: All
Deadline: Rolling
Apply here: See Ms. Cai


Hudson Guild's Tech Up provides training in the use of technology and digital media for teens and young adults in order to equip them for higher education and employability in today’s digital and tech-heavy workplace. The Tech Up program recruits, trains, supervises and supports youth from the community in technology-based academic and employment tracks.

{SUMMER} PowerPlay NYC SuperStars Summer Leadership Academy
Open to: All
Deadline: Rolling
Apply here: http://www.powerplaynyc.org/superstars-summer-leadership-academy


PowerPlay’s SuperSTARS Leadership Academy (SSLA) is a year-long youth development program that offers high school girls the chance to: Develop body and mind through sports, healthy living activities and advisories; Deepen critical skills in writing, technology and networking for success; and build a portfolio of real-world work experience, service learning, mentorships, and prepare for college applications.

DreamYard Art Center
Open to: All
Deadline: Open enrollment
Enroll here: http://www.dreamyard.com/art-center/


DreamYard Art Center Programs help young people explore their identities and community through a nationally recognized arts and social justice curriculum. Students from Elementary through High School are guided in the core values of Empower, Create and Connect.

{SUMMER} Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program
Open to: Rising Juniors and Seniors
Deadline: TBA
Apply here: https://girlswhocode.fluidreview.com/


Girls Who Code's Summer Immersion Program is a FREE 7-week summer program for 10th-11th grade girls to learn computer science, get exposure to tech jobs and join a supportive sisterhood of thousands of girls across the US

{SUMMER} NYSCI Science Career Ladder
Open to: All
Deadline: Applications Open in March
Info here: http://nysci.org/explainer-trainee/


The Science Career Ladder is NYSCI’s signature education program. It is an opportunity for high school and college students to work at NYSCI and also participate in mentoring, professional development and career preparation activities. As Explainers on our exhibit floor, Science Career Ladder students are the face of NYSCI. They explain our exhibits, perform demonstrations, support educational workshops and act as role models to students in NYSCI’s out-of-school camps and clubs.  Explainers are easily recognized by their trademark red aprons.

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