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What are the 9th graders learning at HSVD this month?

Global-Mr Rau

 In Global II, we recently completed a periodic assessment that compared and contrasted feudal systems in Europe and Japan.  This week, we have analyzed documents related to the period of the Yuan (Mongol) Dynasty which are being used in a DBQ essay.  We also analyzed primary and secondary source documents related to the Ming Dynasty period in Chinese history.  Still to come, a study of documents related to the Bubonic Plague and its effects on the world.

 

English- Dr Feinstein

 In class, students are reading the novel PUSH by Sapphire or the novel THE ABSOLUTELY TRUE DIARY OF A PART-TIME INDIAN by Alexie and discussing and taking notes on various themes, such as Family, Home, and Persistence.  Students will be writing literary analysis essays on the novel they are reading in class.  That essay will be peer-reviewed and revised.  Students have nightly homework of reading an Independent Reading book for ONE HOUR and also must write ONE PAGE in a Reader’s Journal every night.  Two nights a week, they may do a Free-Write in their Reader’s Journal, but they still mush read for one hour.

 

 Math –Rubin

 Students are describing patterns in real world numerical data. They have learned the difference between an Arithmetic Sequence and a Geometric Sequence and have learned prediction and summary formulas for both. The Geometric Sequence is a list of numbers that increase by a Common Ratio. An example is 3, 6, 12, 24, 48, … where each term is twice the previous term. They will then apply this knowledge to the study of Exponential Functions and their graphs. Real world examples include the Interest in a Bank Account, Population Growth, and Half-Lives in Chemistry. Features of the graphs include asymptotic behavior followed by an extremely steep slope. For fun, try doubling the value of a penny each day for 30 days.

Chemistry -Chang

 

Chemistry:  This month in chemistry, students will be learning about organic compounds.  Organic compounds are present everywhere around us, including our own bodies!  We hope that through this unit, students will gain a deeper understanding of organic compounds by studying its composition, purpose, and function, particularly through everyday contexts.

Chem1/Sci and Tech:  This month in Science and Technology, students will be debating the pros and cons of Technology especially in reference to themselves and each other.  Students will also work on their proficiency in programs like Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel which will aid them in their future endeavors.

 

Open House

Open House

Are you interested in finding out more information about our school?

Attend one of our Open Houses:

Thursday October 23rd from 5pm – 7pm

and

Saturday November 8th, 2014 from 11am – 1pm

 

For more information, please call our Guidance Counselor at (718) 860-2510 ext. 5124

Welcome Class of 2018!

freshs

The High School for Violin and Dance would like to welcome our latest additions to the HSVD Family!  We are hosting our Freshmen Orientation on Monday August 4th, at 10am on the 5th floor of the Morris Campus.  Come meet some students, teachers, and find out important information on how to be successful from the moment you step foot in the door in September.

 

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Ms Talavera at (718) 860-2510 ext 5121 or you can email her at HSViolinDance@gmail.com

Flyer  Flyer in Spanish

Back from Spring Break

Just a friendly reminder that Spring Break is from Monday April 14th to Tuesday April 22nd.

Students return to class on Wednesday April 23rd.

Enjoy the BREAK!

Parent Teacher Conference

Spring Parent Teacher Conference is THIS WEEK!

Thursday March 27th from 5:00pm to 8:00pm

and Friday March 28th from 1:00pm to 3:00pm

 

Come speak to your child’s teacher!  Find out how successful they are in class!  Find out what they need to achieve greatness in their classes!  Call us for more information at (718) 860-2510 ext. 5121

SPRING Spirit Week is BACK!

SPRING Spirit Week is BACK!

Week of March 24- 28th, 2014
 
Monday – Pajama Day
Tuesday – Sports Day
Wednesday – TTWWIINN Day (get it- ha ha) it’s TWIN Day!
Thursday – Crazy Sock/Hat Day
Friday – Mix Match Day
The class with the MOST participants will receive a Pizza Party.
Judges will be going around during period 5 to determine which class has the most participants for that days theme.  1 class per day. Winning class will be announced period 7.
PIZZA PARTY WINNERS – Pizza Party will be on Monday April 7th.
Winners for Monday Pajama Day – Mr Rubin Period 5 Math class
Winners for Tuesday Sports Day – Mr Lieberman Period 5 Global class
Winners for Wednesday Twin Day – Ms Talavera Period 5 AVID class
Winners for Crazy Sock/Hat Day – Dr Feinstein Period 5 English class

Student Attendance

 

Did you know that your child can suffer academically if they miss 10 percent of school days?  That works out to roughly one day every two weeks, and that can happen before you know it.  So get your child off to a good start.  Make sure they attend school on time every day because

EVERY DAY COUNTS!

December/January Students of the Month

Congratulations to the following students for being “Student of the Month” for your class.  Thank you for showing dedication, motivation, positive attitude and most importantly for valuing your education.

9th grade

  • 9A:  Ashley Bryant
  • 9B: Ashanti Zayas
  • 9C: Li Kalia Fields
  • 9D: Amy Lo

10th grade

  • 10A: Ana Portillo
  • 10B: Karina Alvarez
  • 10C: Ileamarys Mateo
  • 10D: Emily Ramirez

11th grade

  • 11A: Daniela Feliciano
  • 11B: Tammy Lynch
  • 11C: Adora Dawson
  • 11D: Brian Ferrera

 

12th grade

  • 12A: Tiffany Adasi
  • 12B: Destiny Cassell

November STUDENTS of the month

Congratulations to the following students for being “Student of the Month” for your class.  Thank you for showing dedication, motivation, positive attitude and most importantly for valuing your education.

9th grade

  • 9A:  Annastacia Durrant
  • 9B: Jacinth Richardson
  • 9C: Anayasia Johnson
  • 9D: Vanessa Reyes

10th grade

  • 10A: Marc Luna
  • 10B: Jessica Concepcion
  • 10C: Ricsi Bermudez
  • 10D: Merry Pena

11th grade

  • 11A: Jessica Martinez
  • 11B: Zahira Hodge
  • 11C: ESareena Faucher
  • 11D: NAnisha Cartagena

 

October STUDENTS of the Month

Congratulations to the following students for being “Student of the Month” for your class.  Thank you for showing dedication, motivation, positive attitude and most importantly for valuing your education.

9th grade

  • 9A:  Briel Brewer
  • 9B: Jaleny Reyes
  • 9C: Destiny Cole
  • 9D: Keyshla Jimenez Reyes

10th grade

  • 10A: Gabriela Ogando
  • 10B: Dimitri Adams
  • 10C: Annie Lebron
  • 10D: Myka Humes

11th grade

  • 11A: Shanneley Salcedo
  • 11B: Yafreisy Rivera
  • 11C: Ebony Perrin
  • 11D: Nachary Rivera

12th grade

  • 12A: Gisselle Ruiz
  • 12B: Dionne Barnes