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PROPOSED CHANGES TO SPECIALIZED HIGH SCHOOL ADMISSIONS PROCEDURES


The Executive Board of the Parents' Association of Stuyvesant High School opposes Bill S7738-2013 and Bill A9979-2013 to change the use of the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT) as the sole criterion for admission to the specialized high schools. As stated in recent statements from the Bronx High School of Science Parents' Association, Brooklyn Tech PTA and Brooklyn Tech Alumni Association, the SHSAT provides an objective, meritocratic method to allot seats to the specialized high schools that admits young people from all economic levels, races, religions, and immigration histories. Any disparities in the diversity of admissions results are not the fault of the SHSAT, but of deeper problems in our educational system and our society. Altering the specialized high school admissions process will badly damage those schools without fixing the underlying root causes of inequality. We urge the state's legislators to vote against the proposed bills.


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Click here to read Bill S7738/A9979.

Click here to read the statement by The Bronx High School of Science Parents' Association.

Click here to read the statement by the Brooklyn Technical High School Parent Teacher Association.

Click here to read the statement by the Brooklyn Technical High School Alumni Association and here for their supporting position paper.



CHECK OUT THE ENHANCED ONLINE VERSION OF THE SPRING 2014 PA NEWSLETTER - The Bulletin!

Active ImageCLICK HERE to read the latest full-color online version of the PA newsletter. The online version has additional articles on Dr. Argelinda Baroni's advice for adolescent sleep, Ms. Sophia Liang's extensive presentation on graduation requirements, and a full-color photo gallery with photos from the annual spring feast and the faculty reception. Highlights of this issue include information about spring elections, profiles of Assistant Principals Scott Thomas and Larry Barth, a profile of a Stuy alum Attorney Enia Titova, a summary of proposed changes to the SAT exam, and more! And every issue is translated into Chinese and Korean!

Note: All links in the online version are clickable.

Looking for archive issues?  Every issue of the Bulletin since 2001 is available online. Click here to read them.

Have a comment?  Send the the Bulletin team your thoughts, suggestions, and ideas for new articles.  Email us at  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .

The Bulletin team wishes everyone a very happy end of spring term!  Please look for our next issue in early October.


THE PA NEEDS WRITERS, PROOFREADERS, TRANSLATORS for 2014-2015!!

 Stuyvesant High School Parents' Association offers a printed and online quarterly parents' newsletter called the PA Bulletin. This publication offers information and advice to families about school and PA events, new programs and offerings, faculty profiles, college-related and other student enhancement advice, etc. Every issue is produced in English, Chinese and Korean. It is completely volunteer-driven. The entire team is made up of parent volunteers.

We will launch the first issue of 2014-2015 in early October. We need YOU to make these publications possible. If you are a budding journalist or passionate about grammar or can write in Chinese or Korean, we need your help.  Please volunteer as writers, proofreaders, and translators. It is a great way to get to know the school better. Please send your name and area of interest to
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      THE 11th ANNUAL SPRING FEAST     
  & 50th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION   
     
WAS A SUCCESS THANKS TO YOU!     

Special Guest Mr. Larry Barth being thanked for 30 years of dedication to Stuyvesant by Co-Presidents Dave Venderbush and Haiying Ju. Photo Credit: Tom Eng

THANK YOU  to everyone who supported the PA's "Sports Night" on March 21.
And thank you to everyone who participated in the online auction last week.

Click the auction icon below to see the results.



The auction is now closed.

 Click HERE to learn more about Spring Feast.


PARENTS - DID YOU MISS ANY OF THE SPRING 2014 COLLEGE INFORMATION KICK OFF MEETINGS?

 Junior Parents - Click HERE to see the March 11 PowerPoint presentation and make sure you stay on top of the process in the coming months ahead.

Freshman and Sophomore Parents - Click
HERE to see the April 24 handout from Larry Strickler (Special Assistant to the Undergraduate Director of Admissions at Baruch College) with tips on how to prepare your college-bound students for the college application process.

Junior Parents - Please don't forget to log in to the school's
PARENT TOOLS page to sign up for individual College Advisement sessions with our wonderful College Office Counselors. Don't have a Parent Tools account?  Forgot your Parent Tools password? No worries. Please contact Parent Coordinator, Harvey Blumm, to activate your new account or to reset your password. Send him an e-mail , find him in room 273, or call him at 347-563-5099.


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STUY STUDENTS EXCEL AGAIN IN INTEL SCIENCE TALENT SEARCH IN 2014!

 CLICK HERE to see the list of the 300 newly selected 2014 Intel STS semifinalists and their brief project descriptions. (Scroll down to New York State and look for Stuyvesant High School.) This year, Stuyvesant students excel again with 11 students named as semifinalists. Join us in congratulating these fabulous students!
David Cahn
Jack Cahn
Julia Cha
Soham Daga
Lydia Goldberg
Min Kyu Danny Kim
Eugene Lee
Michael Lim
Jing Lin
Alex Sandomirsky
Alvin Wei

A very special congratulation goes out to Soham Daga for being selected as one of the 40 finalists this year!

CALENDARS
Click HERE to download the 2013-2014 School Year Calendar.
Please click HERE for Stuyvesant High School's Spring Term 2014 Calendar.
Please come back to check for the June 2014 combined Regents and Final Exam schedule.
Looking ahead, click HERE for the June 2014 NYS Regents Exam schedule.
Please click HERE to download the 2014-2015 School Year Calendar. 
NEW!
Click on the mini calendar at the top right of this page to see the PA's meeting calendars for 2013-2014.
Please e-mail 
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to let us know if you find an error in any of this information.

FALL 2013 A.I.S. TUTORING AVAILABLE TO ALL STUDENTS

Parents, please remind your students that FALL A.I.S. (Academic Intervention Services) tutoring sessions are available to all students who want extra time to review classroom topics.  Most courses are covered by these free, supplemental afterschool sessions, which take place on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3:40 to 4:40. All tutoring sessions are taught by teachers who teach sections in these subjects. Click HERE for the new schedule.
MICHAEL ST. JOHN TURNER PRESENTATION ON FINANCIAL AID FOR NEW YORK STATE RESIDENTS
Tuesday, October 22 | 7:00 PM | Murray Kahn Theatre (auditorium)

Did you miss the October 22 presentation by Michael St. John Turner? Mr. St. John Turner is the Client Relationship Manager of the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation. Click HERE to download his PowerPoint presentation.

SENIOR PARENTS COLLEGE INFORMATION NIGHT
Tuesday, October 1, 2013 | 6:30 PM | Murray Kahn Theatre (auditorium)

 Senior parents, did you miss the important information session presented by Stuy's College Office Director, Casey Pedrick, on October 1, 2013? Click HERE to read Ms. Pedrick's PowerPoint presentation.

Please remember, parents are encouraged to call or e-mail Parent Coordinator Harvey Blumm for answers to your college process related questions.


SENIOR FAMILIES: DID YOU MISS THE SPRING MARCH 6, 2013 COLLEGE KICK OFF MEETING?

Click here to download the PowerPoint presentation by College Office Director Casey Pedrick. Remember: If you have questions about the process, Parent Coordinator, Harvey Blumm is a wonderful resource and he can be a liaison between parents and the College Office to help you to navigate this exciting time in your child's educational career.

Please remember to check the PA's College Info page periodically for updated information about college-related events for parents.

Note: You may also download the PowerPoint presentation by Michael St. John Turner from the March 5 PA meeting on the College Info page.


STUY STUDENTS EXCEL IN INTEL SCIENCE TALENT SEARCH IN 2013!

 CLICK HERE to see the list of the 300 newly selected 2013 Intel STS semifinalists and their brief project descriptions. (Scroll down to New York State and look for Stuyvesant High School.) This year, Stuyvesant students excel again with 10 students named as semifinalists. Join us in congratulating these fabulous students!


Pran Chanthrakumar
Amanpreet Singh Kandola
Miranda Li
Jamie Lee Solimano
Carolyn Yao
Zofii Kaczmarek
Jongyoon Lee
Antata Majumdar
Jordan Andrew Wallach
Ben Zang

A very special congratulations to Jamie Lee Solimano, who was named one of the 40 finalists!

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO SUPPORTED THE PA WITH A PURCHASE DURING OUR SPRING 2013 BARNES & NOBLE BOOK FAIRS
Friday, February 22 to Thursday, February 28, 2013 | Barnes & Noble Tribeca | 97 Warren Street

Wednesday, May 22 to Tuesday, May 28, 2013


We especially would like to thank Stuy history teacher Mr. David Hanna, and French teacher Ms. Elsie Augustave for kicking off the book fairs with readings from their books.  Mr. Hanna read from "Knights of the Sea: The True Story of the Boxer and the Enterprise and the War of 1812," on Friday, February 22, and Ms. Augustave read from "The Roving Tree," on Wednesday, May 22.

THANKS TO MR. & MRS. BOAZ WEINSTEIN, THE LIBRARY HAS REOPENED!

Wednesday, January 9
Mr. and Mrs. Boaz Weinstein cut the red ribbon at a dedication ceremony on January 16 with Interim Acting Principal Jie Zhang and former principal Stanley Teitel.

The library renovation is complete! The newly renamed Boaz R Weinstein Library reopened on Wednesday, January 9, from periods 1-10. All students may enjoy the expanded facilities during their free periods (please show your ID or schedule at the door). The beautifully redesigned library has all new furniture, shelving and technology - including more computers and printers for student use. The renovation was made possible by the generous donation of Stuy alum Boaz Weinstein ('91). The entire Stuy community is grateful to Mr. Weinstein and to former principal Stan Teitel, the school administration and library staff and student volunteers for all their hard work to make this wonderful new facility available for our students for many years to come.

HELP THE PA TO HELP THE SCHOOL - ALL YEAR LONG

There are many ways parents and supporters can help the PA by doing what we already do every day and at no extra cost to us. We can even save some money. Consider these options:

Start here: Designate the Stuy PA as your charity of choice at GoodSearch.

Search the Web: As you know, Google is not the only online search option. Use GoodSearch after you have selected the PA as your charity, and every search you do brings a donation to us so we can do more to help the school. If you register with GoodSearch first, each search yields even more for the PA. Go ahead! Look up something.

Shop for Holiday Gifts: Many of us choose online shopping over braving the stores. This, year, consider going to your usual shopping sites via GoodShop. GoodShop takes you to many of your favorite stores such as Lands End, Barnes & Noble, Amazon.com, Apple, Macy's, and even Orbitz.com to make your travel plans. A portion of every purchase you make will benefit the Stuy PA. AND going through this site gives you access to many discount coupons for those stores. Don't forget to designate Stuy PA as your chosen charity first.

Shop on the go: Download the GoodShopto-go browser add on and when you shop, up to 20% of your purchase will be automatically donated to the PA, again at no extra cost to you. Youi'll also get coupon alerts for great discounts at your favorite online stores. Start shopping now!

Dine out: Make your dinner reservations or take out order online through GoodDining and every meal earns up to a 6% donation to Stuy PA. Put away your pots and pans this weekend and help the PA. Note that you must register with a valid email account before using this benefit. Don't forget to designate Stuy PA as your chosen charity first.


IMPORTANT RESOURCE: STUYRESEARCH.ORG

HAVE YOU CHECKED OUT THE FABULOUS PHOTOS by ALUMNI PARENT ANDREW CRIBB?

Here is the 
link to Andrew's photo archive site showcasing many events from the last few years. If you missed the spring concerts or are interested in photos from the June 2012 graduation ceremony, Andrew has put some of those photos up for your enjoyment. Please feel free to leave a comment on the site to let him know if you appreciate his efforts.

Most recent update: Photos from the June graduation processional. Enjoy!

Active ImageMENTORS NEEDED!!

Stuyvesant High School is committed to providing students with the opportunity to participate in research.  In order to improve the effectiveness of the school’s research program, students need mentors with experience in specific areas of research such as computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, and the social sciences.  If you are interested in working with a student as a mentor, please email  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .  Please provide your name, contact information, and your particular area of research.  Your information will be passed along to the appropriate Research Coordinator at the school.


 PARALLEL UNIVERSES, TIME TRAVEL, HYPERSPACE, AND "READING THE MIND OF GOD"
Monday, February 6, 2013 | 3:30 to 4:30 P.M. | Murray Kahn Theatre (Stuy Auditorium)

Dr. Michio Kaku inspired an audience of nearly 400 students, teachers and parents with a talk on the future and its many possibilities.

Did you miss the event? Click here to see photos taken by parent Andrew Cribb of the standing room only presentation in the theater and the reception in the library.

To learn more about Dr. Kaku, please click on the Special Events page.


SAFETY FIRST While Stuyvesant is located in one of the safest neighborhoods in NYC, students should still be vigilant about their safety. 
Parents, please remind your students to:
  • Travel in groups whenever possible to and from the subway
  • Be alert to unusual happenings in their surrounding in and out of the school
  • Do not walk with earphones that block out street noises
  • Keep their music players, cell phones and other valuables out of sight
  • Do not engage with strangers who approach them
  • ALWAYS report incidents to the school administration right away

SPEAK OUT AGAINST BUDGET CUTS TO STUYVESANT & TO NYC'S PUBLIC SCHOOLS!

It is critically important that all parents contact their State and City Elected Officials in support of maintaining proper funding for our public schools despite the poor economy and NYS and NYC budget shortfalls. Education is the key to our economic recovery and our elected officials must stand firm and provide the responsible leadership needed to protect our school children against devastating cuts.

1. For more information on speaking out against the cuts, please click HERE.
2. To print out a "clip-n-save" guide to learn who represents you and how to contact elected officials, please click HERE.
HELP THE PA

SEARCH ON GOODSEARCH - SUPPORT STUY
We seem to be constantly "Googling" for information. What if every time we find something online, we also support the school or the PA? Now we can. Use goodsearch.com to look up information and a donation is made to the school or the PA every time. Yes, every time. Don't forget to select the PA or the school as your cause before you conduct your search. Try it now. Click on the logo below.

SHOP ONECAUSE - SUPPORT STUY

CLICK HERE to shop on-line through onecause.com (formally SchoolPop) at over 400 of the best-known brand name stores. A portion of your total will be donated to the Stuy PA at no extra cost to you.  All you have to do is: 1) Register with OneCause.com; 2) Remember to access the merchant's website through the PA's website or OneCause.com. It’s that simple!


CLICK HERE to shop QSP-Reader's Digest for books, magazines, and music.  Fourty percent (yes 40%) of your subtotal will benefit the Stuyvesant PA.  Thank you for your support!

SHOP QSP FOR BOOKS, MAGAZINES AND MUSIC

CPR/AED and STANDARD FIRST AID CLASS

The Stuy Red Cross Club offers a "CPR/AED and Standard First Aid" class each year. The class costs $45 and takes place in the spring term. They are open to all Stuy students. These are 4 sessions lasting 2 to 3 hours each, usually taking place right after 10th period. You must attend all 4 sessions to be certified. Please visit http://stuyredcross.org/ for more information and to sign up.



RACE TO NOWHERE, THE DARK SIDE TO AMERICA'S ACHIEVEMENT CULTURE
Filmmakers Vicki Abeles and Jessica Congdon depict the high-stakes, high-pressure culture that has invaded schools and our children's lives, leading to highly-stressed youth. Thank you to the 350+ parents who joined us in winter 2011 for the free viewing. Thank you also to acclaimed NYU behavioral psychologist Dr. Lori Evans, clinical neuropsychologist Dr. Kimberly Williams, and child and adolescent psychiatrist Dr. K. Ron-Li Liaw, who led the lively discussion with parents following the movie.
Click here to find out more about this documentary.

See the March 2011 PA Bulletin  for a write up about the film.


DID YOU MEET STUY ALUM, NOBEL LAUREATE and POET, ROALD HOFFMANN?
 Roald Hoffmann (Stuyvesant High School 1955, Nobel Laureate Chemistry 1981, poet, and playwright) made a rare appearance in NYC to speak to Stuyvesant parents and the Stuy community on March 12.

We hope everyone who attended his presentation: "A little chemistry, and a little about what I learned from Stuyvesant and 45 years at Cornell" found it inspiring.  If you missed it, look for an article summarizing his remarks in the April PA Bulletin!
To see photos from the event, please see Stuy parent Andrew Cribb's website.

DID YOU HEAR BRIAN GREENE'S CONVERSATION WITH STUYVESANT PARENTS, TEACHERS, STUDENTS AND ALUM?
Did you know that string theorist Brian Greene, author of The Fabric of the Cosmos; Space,Time and the Texture of Reality; The Elegant Universe; and The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos is a Stuy alum (Class of 1980)? Dr. Greene is well-known for writing books that make physics accessible to the average person. He shared a humor-filled exchange with the Stuy community on May 10, sharing memories from Stuy and his take on everything from Einstein's Theory of Relativity to what really happens at the center of a black hole and how much a Large Hadron Collider would cost to effectively prove (or disprove) the existence of strings and branes. If you missed it, look for an article summarizing his remarks in the June PA Bulletin!

Interesting trivia: The Washington Post called Brian Greene
"the single best explainer of abstruse ideas in the world today."


To see photos from the event, please see Stuy parent Andrew Cribb's website.

To learn more about Dr. Greene, please click on the Special Events page.

IS YOUR CHILD INTERESTED IN SUMMER PROGRAMS at COLLEGES in NYS?

Summeroncampus.com is an award winning website that lists summer camps and summer programs in New York State. The information is grouped by region, and listed by county. For each county, you can see which colleges have programs and the names of the programs. The five counties of New York City are in Region 8.


Active ImageWant to know more about summer programs, school budget, school survey reports, school progress reports, check out our Resource Page.

SPECIAL NOTICE - THE VALERIE PIRO FUND

Valerie Piro, Stuyvesant High School alumna, was paralyzed from the chest down on January 12, 2008 while en route with the Stuyvesant Girls’ Track Team to a meet at Dartmouth College.  Her ongoing long-term rehabilitation has gone beyond all expectations, but requires significant resources that are not covered by insurance. The Valerie Piro Fund, established by the Stuyvesant High School Alumni Association, is currently accepting donations to be used towards her medical costs. To find out more about Valerie’s impressive progress and to contribute to the Valerie Piro Fund, please visit: Valerie Piro '09 Fund.


ABSENCE or LATENESS NOTE

SCHOOL POLICY:  The administration requests all parents to complete an ABSENCE or LATENESS NOTE whenever their children are absent from or arrive late to school. The note may be found here.


9/11 HEALTH PROGRAMS

New York City funds physical and mental health treatment available at no cost to adults and children for 9/11-related health problems through the WTC Environmental Health Center.  If you believe you or your family can benefit from these programs, please visit the NYC 9/11 website: www.nyc.gov/911healthinfo. Additional information about the WTC Environmental Health Center can also be found at www.nyc.gov/html/hhc/html/services/wtc-health-center.shtml.


SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS (2010)

Information and applications are available in Room 236, or may be downloaded from: 
http://www.nyc.gov/html/dycd/html/jobs/summer_youth_employment.shtml
https://application.nycsyep.com/
For additional information, call 212-306-8000. 

Other NYC-sponsored opportunities are available at these sites:

http://www.nyc.gov/html/dycd/html/jobs/summer_youth_employment.shtml
http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/programs/programs_teens.html

Current 10th-Graders: Youthbridge-NY is now accepting applications for its academic year 2011-2012 Youth Fellowship program. Download the application here . The application deadline is May 6, 2011!  Learn more at the following site:
http://www.youthbridgeny.org/about-whoweare

Cooper Union Free Art/Design/Writing Programs : Their programs represent excellent opportunities for interested students. Applications are currently being accepted for the Fall 2011, Winter 2012, Spring 2012, and Summer 2012 programs. A mandatory Portfolio Review is part of the process. For more information, call 212-353-4202 or check the following link:
http://www.saturdayoutreach.org/outreach/apply/

9th & 10th Grade Students:

The American Museum of Natural History is offering a great research/mentoring opportunity for students interested in biology or anthropology. This two-year program includes free after-school classes, hands-on research with AMNH scientists, and free SAT prep classes. You may learn more by calling 212-496-3529, or via email at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it , or at this link:
http://www.amnh.org/education/students/program.php?id=206

A very useful source of information about student opportunities in museums throughout NYC can be found at: http://www.careerintern.org/cin/members/  

An excellent volunteer-oriented website is available at: http://www.dosomething.org/

Would you like your child to participate in a very worthy community-service event?  Check this out:
KIDS WALK FOR KIDS WITH CANCER 
There will be a 4.5 mile walkathon to raise money for pediatric cancer research organized by NYC area high school students. The walkathon will take place in Central Park on Saturday, May 7, 2011. We are looking for Stuyvesant Students to walk and get sponsors in order to raise money for a very worthwhile cause. For more information, or to get involved, please contact  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Please feel free to contact Parent Coordinator Harvey Blumm with any questions or feedback on any items in this message, or with any other suggestions or concerns you may have. And please feel free to share any information that may be of interest to our parents, teachers, or students.


Opportunities as of November 18, 2008. Please check for relevancy: