HIGH SCHOOL ADMISSIONS PROCESS
For 8th Grade families, information regarding the upcoming Round 1 High School acceptance letters and the Round 2 process is posted on the high school page
Information updated on 3/09/2013.
The 2014 MS54 musical is Frank Loesser's
Presented on March 27 and 28, 2014 at 6:30pm
Adults - $10 Students - $5
Tickets on sale NOW in Room 144.
Reserved Seats - $20 (Must be purchased in advance, not available at the door)
Front Row Center Reserved Seats - $50
Have dinner before the performance!
Pizza, drinks and sweets will be sold in The Lobby beginning at 5:45 pm!
Special Preview / Rehearsal Performance on March 26, 4pm
Make a Donation at the Door!
7th Grade Parent Meeting: High School Choices and Options
We would like to invite 7th grade parents to join us at a meeting on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 6:30 P.M. At that time, we would like to share with you information regarding high school choices and options, the high school application process, and other pertinent information which will help you and your children make the best decisions possible with regard to high school choice.
Please make every effort to attend this important meeting. There is a great deal of information which will help families make informed decisions regarding high school choices, and we will be happy to answer your questions concerning this difficult process. We look forward to seeing you on April 1st.
DOE PARENT SURVEY – DUE BY APRIL 11th
PLEASE FILL IN AND RETURN YOUR NYC DOE Parent Surveys! It is important for our administration to know how you feel about your child's experience at Booker T. Washington, so please fill out your survey as soon as possible and return it to your child's homeroom teacher or take the survey online by April 11th. (If you take the survey online, please let your homeroom teacher know, as we are tracking participation. MS54 students and faculty are also participating in this survey at school.
Directions are included in the packet that was sent home. If you have any questions, please contact Anne Pejovich. Read more...
Thanks for participating!
CHANGES TO THE NY STATE ELA & MATH TESTS
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At our PTA General Meeting on Tuesday night 2/11, MS54 parents heard a very thorough presentation by ELA teacher Ms. Misthal and math teacher Ms. Lynch, who spoke about the substantially revised NY State Tests our children will take in April. They shared details about changes to the tests and the ways BTW Academic and Delta program teachers are preparing students for them, showing us sample questions and explaining how the Common Core Standards are impacting the tests and curriculum. It was a lot to take in, and the PTA was glad to see that a large number of parents were able to attend.
One website that Ms. Misthal and Ms. Lynch referred to often was www.engageny.org, the State Education Department's website. This site provides online test guides, sample questions and explanations about the assessment changes. Students should be encouraged to read, read, read, for extended periods of time without interruptions. Non-fiction texts, high-level newspaper articles from sources such as the New York Times and the Huffington Post were cited as good examples, as well as science texts and even recipes, stressing comprehension. It has been suggested by BTW ELA teachers that students read Op-Ed pieces and letters to the editor to train on critical reading, such as extrapolating three key statements each author uses to support an argument. Other websites that were suggested as reference guides included: www.pta.org (the National PTA website), www.khanacademy.org, and www.ixl.com,
BE MEDIA SAVVY
As you know, our students have attending grade-specific assemblies on social media, safety and cyberbullying from Michelle Ciulla Lipkin
, Executive Director of the National Association for Media Literacy Education. Michelle also spoke to MS54 parents at our November PTA meeting.
We have a new page
on our website dedicated to media literacy, with information and videos that Michelle has provided, so that parents and school staff can also benefit from the information that is being provided to our students. This page is intended to be a resource for our kids as well!
You can find it under Be Media Savvy: Information for Students and Parents
under the Education links
folder or go directly to the page at tinyurl.com/ms54socialmedia
We ask that you fill in the family information form
so that we can maintain our family directory and so we can communicate with you during the school year.
Notice to ms54.org Gmail / Google Docs Users
eChalk and Google integration is in effect. You will need to use different methods to log in to your ms54.org Google account. Read more...
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