Nermin has made it to the semi-finals of the GM interactive design competition. She created a sketch for a 2030 Chevrolet adventure vehicle. Nermin's goal was to create a futuristic, modern design that is sleek yet comfortable for terrain driving.
Congratulations to Mr. Slabodsky and his AP Computer Science class on being selected National Finalist for the "Samsung Solve For Tomorrow" contest. The class is using STEM to design an app that helps solve the issue of student hunger. They now move onto phase 4 along with the opportunity to win $150,000 for their school.
The class would also like to thank whyhunger.org for being our professional charitable partner.
It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the Secondary School of Journalism. I congratulate you on your achievements thus far and wish you much success as you embark on what is just the beginning of a lifetime of learning. Recently, our school celebrated a first place finish in an annual oratory contest, a feature of a student¹s graphic arts project in a Brooklyn Borough Arts Festival, a top honors distinction for a senior class presentation of their Civics Duty initiative, and a performance of original prose and poetry by two of our students in the MyVoiceNYC Poetry Slam. Moving forward, our mission is to build a premiere Journalism program that will include a Photojournalism program through a partnership with BRIC Arts. And that¹s just the beginning. This is an exciting time for our school as we redesign and rebuild what we aim to be a stellar institution of esteemed character and scholarship. That you have chosen to attend the Secondary School for Journalism is an indication of your personal commitment to learning and potential for success.
Jim Rohn once said, "Take advantage of every opportunity to practice your communication skills so that when important occasions arise, you will have the gift, the style, the sharpness, the clarity, and the emotions to affect other people." Regardless to the generation or the evolution of technology, communication is the most crucial element in creating an impact in the world. Whether you become a professional journalist will be determined by the path you choose, but the extent to which you will impact the world will be paved by the mission our school has chosen for you: To provide students with exposure to and hands-on experience with a variety of mass multi-media communications to equip them with the skills they will need to impact the world.
Your education at the Secondary School for Journalism will give you a significant foundation in determining your success and achieving your lifetime goals. You will be empowered to question the world to seek the truth. And the truth is that you have the potential to affect the world in a way that will be both positive and productive.
Once again, I extend my sincerest wishes for a productive school year at the Secondary School for Journalism.
Secondary School for Journalism
Congratulations to our chess warriors. The chess team attended its first tournament this past Saturday February 4th. Congratulations to Alex Lopez for coming in with two wins, Erica Caguana had two wins and Engels Santana with two wins. Congratulations to Luciana Fermin who although she didn’t win any games had some very tough battles with some tough opponents. We
salute her spirit and tenacity! Students also had the chance to see
Grandmaster Maurice Ashley the first African American International
Grandmaster of the game. Our students now have the “chess bug” and we are looking forward to many great achievements for our chess team and our club!!!