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School Year 2016-2017 Begins!

posted Aug 22, 2016, 8:25 AM by William Malin   [ updated Aug 22, 2016, 8:50 AM ]

Monday 8-29 
The following staff report: Assistant Principals and school-based intermediate supervisors not designated to work an increased work year. 
Tuesday 9-6 Teachers report and most staff. Students will not be in attendance. 
Wednesday 9-7 Chancellor’s Conference Day for staff development. Students will not be in attendance. 
Thursday 9-8 School Session Begins for all Students. 


posted May 5, 2016, 8:37 AM by William Malin   [ updated May 6, 2016, 5:15 AM ]

The 3rd Annual Night of the arts at RRGHST will be held on May 5, 2016 from 5-7:30.  Come celebrate and support our students hard work put in throughout the year.  Any staff that would like to exhibit any of their own artwork please submit to Brian, Emily, or Joyce.  If anyone knows any alumni or parent that would like to exhibit, please network to one of us.  Also included will be Coffeehouse Performances so put yourself out there and get involved whether it be a song, piece of poetry, instruments, talents, etc....Let's show our community our interests and talents.  We will also have a photo booth, the popular Henna booth, light refreshments, special effects face painting, t-shirts for sale, and a special mascarade theme where you can decorate your own mask or take one of ours!  As an extra special treat alongside the Night of the Arts, Nicole will be hosting the Science Fair, so come support with Mocktail in hand!!!

Brian Bachisin 

Night of the Arts T-Shirts!

posted May 5, 2016, 8:34 AM by William Malin

Warm weather is just around the corner.  We have some really awesome t-shirts designed for Night of the Arts as a fundraiser to support the arts at RRG.  They are $10, please let me know what size you want!  T-shirt weather is here!  Support our school community while supplies last!   I will have some students coming around or just come see me!  




Advanced Placement Examinations

posted Apr 18, 2016, 7:52 AM by William Malin   [ updated Apr 18, 2016, 7:52 AM ]

Advanced Placement Examinations Jackie writes, “Students taking Advance Placement classes will take the AP examinations in May. The students will be scheduled to take the examinations from periods 1-5. Below are the dates for each exam: 
English Literature and Composition (12th grade) – May 4 
United States History (11th grade) – May 6 
Government and Politics (12th grade) – May 10 
English Language and Composition (11th grade) – May 11 

Next week you will receive an email detailing proctoring assignments if you are selected to proctor these examinations.

Year Book Pictures for Staff

posted Apr 18, 2016, 7:43 AM by William Malin

If you haven't updated your photo for the yearbook I will be coming around today during periods 3, 4, 5 to get last minute yearbook photos.  Secondly, we would like faculty to submit their high school or college yearbook photo.  So far only a couple of you have done this.  It would make a really great addition to the yearbook! Email me your photos by Friday! Lastly, if you have any other photos from this year that would like to be in the yearbook of your clubs or activities please email me those photos.


BMCC Summer STEP Program

posted Apr 18, 2016, 7:40 AM by William Malin

The BMCC STEP Program is a pre-college enrichment program, providing talented high school students in New York City with innovative academic enrichment in science and mathematics content areas.  Our goal is to encourage and increase the presence of historically under-represented groups in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM careers) and licensed professions.  

The Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) Science & Technology Entry Program (STEP) is now accepting applications for the SUMMER 2016 session.

• Applications Deadline: JUNE 1st, 2016

• Application Webpage:

Announcements for Week of 3/28

posted Mar 28, 2016, 9:19 AM by Joyce Gendler

Good morning RRG! 


Chorus Club in room 132 at 3:00!


Future Fellow Meeting in Joyce’s room at 3:00!

Book Club in room 245 at 3:00!

Senior Capstone Students will be meeting in Joyce’s room 4th period!


DreamTeam Meeting in Joyce’s Room at 3:30.

CFES meetings!

There is will be a SUPER important Career Day Student Ambassador Meeting in Rachel’s room at 3:00! 


There will be a very important meeting for Career Day Student Ambassadors in Rachel’s Room after school!

Hot Pockets with Hot Topics will be in Joyce’s room during periods 3, 4, 5.

Yearbook will be meeting in room 236 today!

FRIDAY IS CAREER DAY! Get ready for an amazing day of networking, learning and sharing your passion! We will have over 50 professionals coming to share with you, a career carnival, three motivational speakers and live music, poetry and hip hop performances!

Also on Friday, Photo Club will be meeting after school!

ATTENTION TEACHING ACADEMY JUNIORS AND SENIORS:  Please remember that your weekly accountability sheets MUST be turned in to Emily by each Friday in the folder outside of 245.  This will affect your final grade, so please make sure you're following through.  See Emily if you need any accountability sheets or have any questions.

Attention all musicians... Interested in a chance to record with a professional musician in a state of the art recording studio? See Jeremy for an information flyer and an application... Deadline to apply is next Tuesday, March 29, so don't wait.

Alright everyone, have a great day and remember how, how will you change the game today!?

Announcements for Week of 3/21

posted Mar 21, 2016, 9:23 AM by Joyce Gendler

Good morning RRG! 


Chorus club at 3:00!


Future Family Field Trip - meet in Joyce’s room at 3:15!

Book Club with Jocelyn in room 245

Those of you going on the AVID trip on Tuesday - don’t forget to check with Pete for any details!


CFES Meetings

DreamTeam Meeting at 3:00 in Joyce’s room.

Those of you going on the College trip on Wednesday - have fun!


There will be a very important meeting for Career Day Student Ambassadors in Rachel’s Room after school!

Hot Pockets with Hot Topics will be in Joyce’s room during periods 3, 4, 5.

ATTENTION TEACHING ACADEMY JUNIORS AND SENIORS:  Please remember that your weekly accountability sheets MUST be turned in to Emily by each Friday in the folder outside of 245.  This will affect your final grade, so please make sure you're following through.  See Emily if you need any accountability sheets or have any questions.

NO SCHOOL ON FRIDAY! Have a great 3 day weekend!

Have a great day!

Parent / Teacher's Night / Day

posted Mar 9, 2016, 1:36 PM by William Malin


Parent-Teacher Conferences Parent-Teacher Conferences are on the horizon. 

THURSDAY, March 10, 2015. 
The Parent Social is 5:00 PM in the Cafeteria 
Parent Teacher Conferences are 5:30 – 8:00 PM 

FRIDAY, March 11, 2015. 
The Parent Social is 12:15 PM in the Cafeteria 
Parent Teacher Conferences are 12:50 PM – 2:50 PM.

Internships for Summer (and Spring!)

posted Feb 25, 2016, 9:43 AM by William Malin   [ updated Feb 25, 2016, 9:52 AM ]

Hey students,

Looking for a productive, fun and interesting way to spend your summer??!? Here are a few great internship opportunities!! Many deadlines are THIS WEEK or coming up soon! Apply today!

Futures and Options Urban Leadership Fellows Program
Deadline: February 29th (next Monday!)
This is a fantastic program for graduating seniors interested in finance, law or business and who have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. The internship runs from mid-June to mid-August. Students intern at some of the top finance, law and government agencies in the country while also earning $10/hour and college scholarships.

Paid Mural Apprenticeship Program (SPRING Program)
Deadline: You must attend the mandatory sign-up session THIS Saturday, February 27th
* For ages 15 - 25 * No art or painting experience necessary * Learn how to paint * Receive a $500 stipend * Participants will design and create a mural inside Cornerstone Community Center * Participants will have a chance to earn a spot working on the Hip-Hop Legacy Mural dedicated to A Tribe Called Quest
Sign up session is: Saturday, Feb 27th, 11a-2p at Cornerstone Community Center, 109-04 160th St., Jamaica, Queens, NY 11433. BRING PROOF OF AGE & ADDRESS

Harlem Youth Court Summer Internship
Deadline: March 17th 2016 
Learn about the law and earn get paid!! The Harlem Youth Court trains teenagers to serve as jurors, judges and attorneys, handling real-life cases involving their peers! The goal of the Harlem Youth Court is to use positive peer pressure to ensure that young people who have committed minor offenses pay back the community and receive the help they need to avoid further involvement in the justice system. Through this experience, members develop critical thinking, leadership and public speaking skills that will benefit them now and in their futures. Youth court members determine fair and appropriate sanctions for youthful offenders.

Legal Bound Summer Internship with the District Attorney’s Office of Manhattan
Deadline: March 25th 2016
This is a paid internship for students interested in law, with a strong academic background and a desire to learn about the legal system! Our office’s Legal Bound High School Summer Internship Program is a rigorous six-week internship that provides students with an insider’s view of the criminal justice system and law enforcement in New York County. Our interns attend a variety of public, private and parochial schools representing the diverse communities of the borough. 

Thurgood Marshall Summer Law Summer Internship Program
Deadline: March 18th 2016
High-achieving inner-city high school students get paired with legal employers for the summer and participate in programming to prepare for a legal career. Job assignments typically include assisting paralegals, filing, record keeping, assisting library and back-office personnel, data entry and document and exhibit organization. Students also attend a law class at Columbia University and participate in a mock trial. 

GoProject Summer Internship- be a teacher for the summer!
Deadline: May 16th, but spots are limited and early application is encouraged.
Are you passionate about issues of educational equity? During the 5-week GO Summer program, interns will develop leadership skills while working as teaching assistants in one of our 1st -5th grade classrooms under the guidance of a Head Teacher or Enrichment Teacher. Interns work one-to-one helping students complete projects and build confidence as learners.

Central Park ROOTS program SPRING Program
Deadline: February 28th, this Sunday!!
High school students participate in a semester-long ecological restoration and management project in Central Park’s woodlands, including maintaining rustic trails, removing invasive plants, and cultivating new plantings. Grades 9 – 12. By completing this program, you are a much more competitive candidate for the paid internship below.

SuperStar Leadership Academy for Girls Summer Sports Academy and Internship
Deadline: Mid-March
Students participate in a variety of sports, develop workplace and life skills for success, interact with women in a variety of careers, engage in health and wellness learning, explore the college admissions process. Students also participate in STARWorks mini-internships. This program is for high school girls interested in sports, learning about careers and female empowerment!!superstars-summer-leadership-academy/c1830 

The Sadie Nash Leadership Project Summer Institute
Deadline: March 18th 2016
The Sadie Nash Leadership Project promotes leadership, service, and activism among youth. During our Summer Institute, we bring together dynamic young women leaders like YOU to share ideas, reflect on experiences, meet amazing role models, and to help transform your community through direct action. During the summer you and your peers will take classes, meet women involved in different forms of leadership, take workshops on issues that are important to you, and explore your own and others’ leadership.

Central Park Conservancy Summer Internship
Deadline: Opens March 10th, due April 30th 
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. Must be 16 or older (preference given to students who completed the ROOTS program- see above) 

Mt. Sinai Hospital Center for Excellence in Youth Education Summer Program
Deadline: April 8th 2016
Explore careers in medical and science research fields. Collect and analyze data. Meet with Mount Sinai Research faculty. This is a highly competitive and well regarded program. Work with the best students and doctors in the city!! 

Montefiore Health Opportunities Summer Program
Deadline: April 15th 2016
For graduating seniors only who are interested in pursuing a career in health. Get hands-on experience through interactive-health related workshops (suturing, casting, anatomy lab, etc.), visit health-related organizations throughout NYC, and observe health care professional-patient interactions (medicine, nursing, physical therapy, etc.). You also learn professional skills for the healthcare field, such as resume writing, interview skills, health paper writing, project presentation, etc.

New York Historical Society Summer Internship
Deadline: April 15th 
Interested in a unique, hands-on experience at the oldest museum in New York? Check out the New York Historical Society’s High School Internship program. The internship offers so many opportunities: diving into research, visiting other New York-area museums, helping facilitate discussion amongst visitors, talking to museum experts, and contributing to the Student Historian blog. 

Essay contest: Our 7th Annual “It’s Always Something” Teen Essay Contest has launched. This contest provides an opportunity for high school students to share stories about their cancer journey. It is open to teens in grades 9-12, residing in New York City or Long Island, that have been impacted by cancer in any way-either they have it, had it, or know someone who has. Finalist essays are scored by our panel of celebrity judges, all highly acclaimed young adult authors.
BONUS: Teens that submit an essay by March 11, 2016 will automatically be entered in a raffle to win tickets to BLI’s Summer Jam Concert and a personal Meet & Greet with one of the celebrity performers!

Click on the link to find more information and the application for each program. Please see me with any questions.


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