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Distance Learning Daily News

February 25, 2021

Today is Thursday and a regular schedule.

We will kick off our Virtual Black History event at 8:55 AM, and then we will meet at 12 PM as a Town Hall to finish with discussion and activities.  We will resume classes after the event.

 

Black History Month

Jane Bolin

CHSLSJ Celebrate Black History Month with Jane Bolin, The First Black Woman Judge.

 

Jane Bolin became the first Black woman to break down many barriers during her life. However, the title for which she holds the most recognition is that of the first Black woman judge in the country.

Using her position from the bench as a family court judge, Bolin fought against racial discrimination within the system and was a fierce advocate for children, particularly children of color, whose cases she oversaw.

  • Graduated from Wellesly College the prestigious, private women’s liberal arts college in Massachusetts.

  • Attended Yale Law school and become the first Black woman to earn her law degree from the esteemed institution. 

  • Became the first Black woman to join the New York City Bar Association.

  • In 1937, Bolin would be appointed Assistant Corporation Counsel of the City of New York, also breaking the ceiling as the first Black woman attorney hired by that office.

  • Two years later, in a ceremony at the World’s Fair which had just opened, she would be appointed (and sworn in) as a judge of the Domestic Relations Court (now called Family Court) by then-New York City Mayor Fiorello La Guardia, sealing her title as the first Black judge.

  • Bolin would be reappointed to her seat by three more mayors, for three more ten-year terms. She only stepped down from the bench when she reached the mandatory retirement age of 70 in 1978, and wasn’t too happy about it, either, quipping, “They’re kicking me out.”

 

Black Excellist News: Jane Bolin - First African American Female Judge

February 24, 2021

Today is Wednesday and there are no classes. 

 

Tomorrow, we will kick off our Virtual Black History event in Advisory, and then we will meet at 12 PM as a Town Hall to finish with discussion and activities. 

 

Black History Month

Shirley Chisholm

Before Barack Obama and Maxine Waters There Was Shirley Chisholm

February 23, 2021

Today is Tuesday and a normal schedule.

Remember we start our S2 electives. Use your S1 elective zoom link to meet your new teacher.

This Thursday, we will kick off our Virtual Black History event in Advisory and then finish with discussion and activities in the afternoon, more details to come. 

BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Today we celebrate the history of History Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) that have been at the center of the American story for over 180 years — socially and economically.

 

Many notable Black Americans have attended HBCUs including, Vice President Kamala Harris (Howard University), Oprah Winfrey (Tennessee State University), Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (Morehouse College), the first Black U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall (Lincoln University, Howard University), and NFL Hall of Famer and TV Host Michael Strahan (Texas Southern University).

 

The Beginning 
After the Civil War (1861-1865), HBCUs emerged to provide Black Americans the most basic of human rights — access to a full education.

Prior to the Civil War, the education of Black Americans was prohibited in most Southern states and often discouraged in Northern states resulting in only a few Black schools being in existence — Cheyney University (est. 1837), University of the District of Columbia (1851), Lincoln University(1854), and Wilberforce University (1856).

Most of our nation's HBCUs were started by philanthropists and free Blacks; Southern states at the behest of the federal government; and religious organizations such as the American Missionary Association (AMA) and the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church.

By and large, the first HBCUs were established to educate the children of formerly enslaved people and train them to teach other Black Americans.

Because HBCUs were the only schools available to most Black Americans, they often provided primary, secondary, and postsecondary education.

 

Today 
Today, all 101 HBCUs across the United States continue to play a vital role in America's prosperity — academically, socially, and economically.

HBCUs are also becoming a magnet for international students — largely due to their strong academic programs, affordability, and diverse & inclusive environments.

Although HBCUs were originally founded to educate Black Americans, today, 1 in 4 students (24%) enrolled at HBCUs is non-Black.

Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges & Universities Official Full-Length Trailer

African American Higher Education

February 22, 2021

We hope that you had a safe and restful break.

Today is Monday and a normal schedule. 

Today we also start our S2 electives. Use your S1 elective zoom link to meet your new teacher.

IMPORTANT DATES

2/22 - Classes Resume

2/25 - 12 PM - Virtual Black History Cafe

BLACK HISTORY MONTH

THURGOOD MARSHALL

CHSLSJ Celebrates Black History Month and honors the contributions made by Thurgood Marshall, the first African American Supreme Court Justice.  

 

In 1967, Thurgood Marshall became the first African American Supreme Court Justice. Prior to serving on the U.S. Supreme Court, Marshall led a distinguished legal career as an advocate for civil rights. Marshall devoted nearly his entire legal career to fighting against racial injustice winning cases such as Brown v. Board of Education which overturned the practice of racial segregation in America. As an advocate for civil rights, Marshall drew upon his own personal experiences including being denied admission to the University of Maryland Law School in 1930 because he was African American. This, and other events, led Marshall to his role as Chief Counsel for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Marshall’s successful record of challenging discriminatory government practices before the U.S. Supreme Court earned Marshall an appointment to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in 1961. In 1965, Marshall was appointed to the office of U.S. Solicitor General where he argued cases before the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of the United States. In 1967, Marshall was appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court where he served as an Associate Supreme Court Justice until 1991.

Marshall’s legacy and wisdom as a civil rights advocate, lawyer, and jurist can be seen through his words. Below are just a few of Thurgood Marshall’s timeless quotes which remain relevant today:

“History teaches that grave threats to liberty often come in times of urgency when constitutional rights seem too extravagant to endure.”

“The measure of a country’s greatness is its ability to retain compassion in times of crisis.”

“Mere access to the courthouse doors does not by itself assure a proper functioning of the adversary process.”

“I wish I could say that racism and prejudice were only distant memories. We must dissent from the indifference. We must dissent from the apathy. We must dissent from the fear, the hatred, and the mistrust…We must dissent because America can do better because America has no choice but to do better.”

“You do what you think is right and let the law catch up.”

 

Get to know Thurgood Marshall | Interesting Facts from a Black History Icon (Biography Highlights)

 

CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY WITH A MOVIE

ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI

The film is about a fictionalized meeting of Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali, Jim Brown, and Sam Cooke in a room at the Hampton House in February 1964, celebrating Ali's surprise title win over Sonny Liston. The legendary icons spend the night discussing their roles in the Civil Rights Movement and cultural upheaval of the 60s.

Streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

February 11, 2021

Today is Thursday! The end of Week 20!!

 

Today is the last day of Make-Up Week. Make sure you attend all your classes and submit all your work today. This will close out S1 & Q2. 

 

Once we return from Mid-Winter Recess, you should begin attending your S2 Electives. 

IMPORTANT DATES

2/12 - Lunar New Year - No School

2/12-2/19 - Mid-Winter Recess - No School

2/22 - Classes Resume

BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Black History Month is here! While we take this time to honor Black history, Black excellence, and Black resilience, it is important to remember that this is also a year-round celebration. We are immensely grateful to all of the people whose achievements shaped our past and continue to shape our present and future.

ROBERT F. SMITH

CHSLSJ Celebrate Black History Month with Robert F. Smith, Philanthropist, CEO, and the wealthiest black man in the country. 

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A Cornell graduate and former Goldman Sachs executive, Smith built his multibillion-dollar fortune running private equity firm Vista Equity Partners. Vista is one of the most successful private equity firms in the nation, with more than $46 billion in assets and posting annualized returns of 22%.

Smith became the first African American to sign The Giving Pledge in 2017, an invitation-only alliance of billionaires who have pledged to give away the majority of their fortunes. Smith is perhaps best known for his philanthropy. In May 2019, he announced a $34 million gift to pay off the student loans of Morehouse College's class of 2019 while speaking during the historically black college's graduation ceremony. Smith later expanded the gift to cover the graduates' parents' educational debt.

 

He is a major donor to the National Museum of African American History and Culture, at which he has established the Robert F. Smith Internship Program. He also is the Chairman of Carnegie Hall and the Chair of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights. He serves on the Board of Overseers of Columbia Business School and as a Trustee of the Boys and Girls Clubs of San Francisco.

 

Education
B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Cornell University
MBA, Concentration in Finance and Marketing, Columbia Business School

More About Robert F. Smith
Five Business Lessons for Young Professionals from the Nation’s Wealthiest African American, Robert F. Smith – Black Enterprise

 

CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY WITH A MOVIE:

JUST MERCY 

Just Mercy is a 2019 American biographical legal drama film co-written and directed by Destin Daniel Cretton and starring Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx, Rob Morgan, Tim Blake Nelson, Rafe Spall, and Brie Larson.

Based on the book Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption is a memoir by Bryan Stevenson that documents his career as a lawyer for disadvantaged clients. The book, focusing on injustices in the United States judicial system, alternates chapters between documenting Stevenson's efforts to overturn the wrongful conviction of Walter McMillian and his work on other cases, including children who receive life sentences and other poor or marginalized clients.

February 10, 2021

Today is Wednesday, but a Friday Schedule.

 

This week we are providing an opportunity for any scholar who is failing. They will be provided with assignments by their Professors to complete to bring their grades up. You must attend your classes this week.

Remember S2 Electives will start after Mid-Winter Recess. 

BALCK HISTORY

CHSLSJ Celebrate Black History Month with Noelle Santos, an Enterprising Woman Makes Bringing Books To The Bronx Her Business

The Lit. Bar
131 Alexander Avenue (between 134th Street & Bruckner Boulevard)
Bronx, New York 10454

Business Hours: Close on Monday, 

Open: Tuesday thru Sunday 12-6 pm

 

Noëlle Santos had never stepped foot in an independent book store before she decided to open her own.

That dream turned into a reality on April 27, 2019, when The Lit Bar became the Bronx’s only bookstore.

 

The Hunts Point resident started her literary quest back in 2014 when she signed a petition to save what was then the borough’s only bookstore, a Barnes & Noble in Co-op City.

“It was inaccessible. There was no train to Co-op City,” Santos said. “I didn’t go there until I was 23.”

Two years later, she won Citi Foundation’s statewide business plan competition to start an indie bookstore of her own.

That same year, the Bronx Barnes & Noble was shuttered.

So Santos jumped into high gear, launching a crowdfunding campaign to raise more than $170,000.

“I didn’t know owning a bookstore was a real job,” she said, admitting that she’s now earning a quarter of her previous six-figure salary working in human resources and accounting.

But book lovers in the borough are thrilled.

February 9, 2021

Today is Tuesday! 

 

This week we are providing an opportunity for any scholar who is failing. They will be provided with assignments by their Professors to complete to bring their grades up. You must attend your classes this week.

Remember S2 Electives will start after Mid-Winter Recess. 

BLACK HISTORY

CHSLSJ Celebrate Black History Month with Nicholas Johnson,  Princeton’s first Black valedictorian.

Watch Nicholas Johnson's 2020 Valedictory remarks: https://youtu.be/o8-jNDi6Gvo

 

Princeton University has named its first black valedictorian in the school's 274-year history.
Nicholas Johnson, a Canadian student, majoring in operations research and financial engineering, has been named valedictorian of Princeton's Class of 2020, the university announced in a news release.


"It feels empowering. Being Princeton's first Black Valedictorian holds special significance to me, particularly given Princeton's historical ties to the institution of slavery," Johnson told CNN via Facebook message. "I hope that this achievement motivates and inspires younger black students, particularly those interested in STEM fields."

 

The graduating senior's favorite memories at school were those spent with "close friends and classmates engaging in stimulating discussions — often late at night — about our beliefs, the cultures and environments in which we were raised, the state of the world, and how we plan on contributing positively to it in our own unique way," Johnson said in the school's news release.

 

He also said he appreciated the university for encouraging him to explore his interests by supporting him with international internships and cultural immersion trips to Peru, Hong Kong, and the United Kingdom.


Johnson's senior thesis focused on developing algorithms to design a community-based preventative health intervention to decrease obesity in Canada.

 

Johnson is working on his Ph.D. studies in operations research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

 

Although the coronavirus pandemic canceled Princeton's in-person graduation ceremony, it held a virtual one on May 31. Johnson told CNN it's "disappointing" to not celebrate as a class together in person this year. However, he said he is thankful to the administration for its commitment "to hosting an in-person commencement for my class in Spring 2021 to celebrate our achievements."

 

"I have been comforted to see how well my friends and classmates have adapted to these challenging times," he said, "and have ensured that Princeton's strong community persists virtually despite our physical separation from one another."

February 8, 2021

Welcome to Week 20.

This week we have a full school schedule, with Wednesday running on a Friday Schedule. This week we are providing an opportunity for any scholar who is failing. They will be provided with assignments by their Professors to complete to bring their grades up. You must attend your classes this week. 

 

IMPORTANT DATES

2/10 - Friday Schedule

2/12 - Lunar New Year - No School

2/15-2/19 - Mid-Winter Recess - No School

2/22 - Classes Resume

BLACK HISTORY

CHSLSJ Celebrate Black History Month with Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett, lead scientist on the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine team.

Meet the Black female scientist at the forefront of COVID-19 vaccine development

Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett's interest in science started from an early age, but she never knew the difference she would make.

At a December event hosted by the National Urban League, Dr. Anthony Fauci had one very important thing to say about the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine, aka “mRNA-1273,” approved by the FDA for emergency use on Dec. 18.

“The first thing you might want to say to my African-American brothers and sisters is that an African-American woman developed the vaccine that you’re going to be taking,” Fauci said. “And that is just a fact.”

Indeed, Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett, a 35-year-old viral immunologist and research fellow in the Vaccine Research Center of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, is the lead scientist on the team that developed the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine. She built on her six years of experience studying the spike proteins of other coronaviruses like SARS and MERS to design the vaccine within two days of the novel coronavirus being discovered. (Spike proteins sit on the surface of coronaviruses and penetrate human cells, causing infection.)  

“I like to call it the plug-and-play approach,” Corbett, who has a Ph.D. in microbiology and immunology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, said in a virtual NIH lecture on Oct. 15. 

“Basically, the idea [is] that we had so much knowledge based on work from us and other labs previously that we were able to pull the trigger on vaccine development and start the ball rolling toward a phase 1 clinical trial.”

 

February 5, 2021

Happy Friday! We've made it to the end of Week 19!

Remember to continue to attend your S1 Electives. S2 Electives will start after Mid-Winter Recess. 

 

Next week we are providing an opportunity for any scholar who is failing to complete work your Professors will give you, and you will be able to bring your grade up to passing. You MUST attend your classes next week. 

IMPORTANT DATES 

2/8-2/11 - Full School Schedule Monday-Thursday.

2/12 - Lunar New Year - No School
2/15-2/19 - Mid-Winter Recess - No School

2/22 - Classes Resume.

 

BLACK HISTORY

CHSLSJ Celebrates Black History Month with Civil Rights Icon and Congressman John Lewis

John Lewis: Good Trouble - Official Trailer

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A lion of the civil rights movement, John Lewis put his life on the line to fight racism. The beating he endured in 1965 by Alabama state troopers helped galvanize opposition to racial segregation. "You cannot be afraid to speak up and speak out for what you believe. You have to have courage, raw courage." Lewis died on July 17, 2020, but his legacy is as alive as ever.

After his death, his body was carried across the Edmund Pettus Bridge, the very place that helped define his life. It was on the Edmund Pettus Bridge where Lewis led hundreds of marchers demanding equal voting rights.

 

Read: Lewis wrote an essay for the New York Times entitled “Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation,” meant to be published today, the day of his funeral.

 

WATCH: John Lewis remembered in DNC 2020 tribute

February 4, 2021

Today is Thursday and a normal schedule. Remeber to continue to attend your S1 electives. S2 electives will begin after Mid-Winter Recess.

 

The building is open again. 

BLACK HISTORY

CHSLSJ Celebrate Black History Month with John S. Rock, first African American Supreme Court Lawyer

John S. Rock (1825-1866)

First African American was sworn in as Supreme Court lawyer.

 

You can read more about John S. Rock life: Constitution Center

On February 1, 1865—the same day President Abraham Lincoln signed a joint congressional resolution sending the Thirteenth Amendment abolishing slavery to the states for ratification—another historic moment took place in the Old Supreme Court Chamber located in the U.S. Capitol: John Rock became the first African American Supreme Court lawyer.

John Rock was born in the free state of New Jersey in 1825—50 years after the American founding began with the first Revolutionary War shots fired in Lexington and Concord—and died in Massachusetts in 1866, just months after Congress passed the Fourteenth Amendment, one of the three Reconstruction-era constitutional amendments that so changed the Constitution, the period has come to be known as “America’s Second Founding.”

In his 41 years of life, John Rock defied the odds again and again. In his first occupation as a teacher, which he began at age 19, historian Clarence G. Contee wrote in the Supreme Court Historical Society Yearbook that Rock “worked almost to exhaustion” while teaching eight hours a day while independently studying medicine for another eight hours a day.

Not content with excelling as a teacher, dentist, physician, activist, and public intellectual, Rock embarked on a study of the law, successfully passing the Massachusetts bar in September 1861. During the Civil War, while continuing to practice law, Rock threw his energies into recruiting African Americans for the Union Army, helping to fill the ranks of the 54th and 55th Massachusetts Infantry Regiments.

Determined to rise ever higher, Rock set his sights on admission to the bar of the Supreme Court. When he achieved that distinction, the Boston Journal crowed that, “The slave power, which achieved its constitutional death-blow yesterday in Congress, writhes this morning on account of the admission of a colored lawyer, John S. Rock of Boston, as a member of the bar of the Supreme Court of the United States.”

February 3, 2021

Today is Wednesday & a Monday Schedule.

 

Remember to continue attending your S1 electives. Your S2 electives will start after Mid-Winter Recess.

 

Today the building will be closed due to the winter storm. We will keep you posted as to when the building will be open again.

Black History

CHSLSJ Celebrate Black History Month with Madam Vice President Kamala Harris


On Jan. 20, Kamala Harris became the first Black, first South Asian American, and first woman Vice President of the United States. 

Harris, born in Oakland, California, to an Indian mother and Jamaican father, spoke about her mother, Shyamala Gopalan Harris, in her first speech as vice president-elect.

“When she came here from India at the age of 19, she maybe didn’t quite imagine this moment,” Harris said on Nov. 7. (Shyamala came to the U.S. in 1958 to study biochemistry.) “But she believed so deeply in an America where a moment like this is possible.” 

“So, I’m thinking about her and about the generations of women — Black women, Asian, White, Latina, and Native American women who throughout our nation’s history have paved the way for this moment tonight,” she said.

Harris is also the first vice president to have graduated from a historically Black college or university (HBCU), Howard University, and credits her “sense of being and meaning” to her time as a student there. Harris is also a member of the oldest historically Black sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

And she was the first Black American to serve as California’s Attorney General from 2011 to 2016. In 2016, she was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate for California.

Harris also helped others make history in December when she hired the first all-woman senior staff for the U.S. vice president’s office.

February 2, 2021

Happy Tuesday. Today we start Q3 & S2.

This is the 2nd half of the school year; it is essential to make sure you have great study habits to maintain academic success.

If you didn't establish them before, speak to your teachers, guidance counselors, or advisor(s) to help you establish them.

Make sure to check your email and PowerSchool to see any updates to your schedule. 

The CHSLSJ building will be closed today due to the winter storm. We will keep you posted when the building will be open.   

BLACK HISTORY

CHSLSJ Celebrate Black History Month with New York State Attorney General Letitia 'Tish' James.

 

The 1st Black Attorney General of NY, Letitia James, Talks Career & Has Message for Trump

During #BlackHistoryMonth WBLS is Celebrating True Game Changers, Specifically, Black Women Rising! Watch as Brooklyn native, Letitia James, the first black person to be elected Attorney General of New York, talks about the arrest of her brother, support system, and sends a message to...


Letitia “Tish” James is the 67th Attorney General of New York State. She became the first African-American, and the first woman, elected to the position in 2018, and the first African-American woman elected to
statewide office in New York.

Prior to being elected attorney general, James served as the public advocate for the city of New York, the second-highest elected official in New York City, where she became the first woman of color to hold citywide office.

She served as a New York City Council Member, representing the 35th Council District for a decade, head of the Brooklyn Regional Office of the New York Attorney General’s Office, and spent many years as a lawyer in the New York State Legislature. She began her career as a public defender at the Legal Aid Society.

James is a graduate of Lehman College/CUNY and Howard University School of Law.

February 1, 2021

Happy Monday, and welcome to Week 19. ​

IMPORTANT DATES

2/1 - Professional Development Day - No Students

2/2 - Classes Resume, Beginning of Q3 &S2

2/3 - Monday Schedule

January 29, 2021

We've made it to Friday! The last day of Q2 & S1. The end of Week 18. 

Monday scholars are off. When we come back on Tuesday, 2/2, we enter Q3 & S2. 

January 28, 2021

It's Thursday and a normal schedule. 

There are Virtual Townhalls for each grade level starting at 8:55 AM. Check your email for the Zoom link. Do not go to your advisory class this morning. Go to the Townhalls as attendance will be taken. 

January 27, 2021

It's Wednesday, AKA Intervention/Office Hours.

Today's classes are not an option. If you are scheduled for classes, you are required to attend. If you do not, your guardian will be contacted.

- Check your PowerSchool to see your schedule. 

- Make sure you've checked your email for your Zoom link. 

- All class info (zoom links, bell schedule, etc.) can be found on the Student Hub

January 26, 2021

Today is Tuesday and a normal schedule. Tomorrow (Wednesday 2/27) is our last day of round 2 of Intervention/Office Hours.

January 25, 2021

Happy Monday! Welcome to Week 18!

 

IMPORTANT DATES 

1/27 - Last day of round 2 of Intervention/Office Hours. 

1/29 - Last day of Q2 & S1. This means we are at the halfway mark of the school year. This week you should focus on finishing this semester strong as we enter into the new semester.

2/1 - Professional Development Day - No Classes

January 22, 2021

We've made it to Friday! The end of Week 17.

Next week is a full week and we are on a normal schedule. It's also the last week of the quarter and semester. Ensure you know where you are with your grades, check in with your teachers, advisors, and counselor to ensure you are on the path to passing your classes. 

January 21, 2021

Today is Thursday and a normal schedule.

Next week will be the last week of the quarter and semester.  Ensure you know where you are with your grades, check in with your teachers, advisors, and counselor to ensure you are on the path to passing your classes. 

January 20th, 2021

Today is Wednesday and a Monday Schedule. Attendance is required for all your classes, make sure to log in on time.

Today, we will watch history happen as Joe Biden becomes the 46th President of the US. Kamala Harris will make history as she's sworn in as the nation's first female, Black, and South Asian American vice president. We will follow the following schedule to allow us to watch the Inauguration:

8:55-9:15 - Advisory

9:20-11:00 - 2nd Period

11:05-11:45 - Lunch

11:50-1:50 - 4th Period - You will watch the Inauguration, and then continue your class.

2:10-4:00 - 5th Period

January 19th, 2021

Welcome to Week 17!

Today is Tuesday and a normal schedule.

Tomorrow is Wednesday and we will watch history happen as Joe Biden becomes the 46th President of the US. Kamala Harris will make history as she's sworn in as the nation's first female, Black, and South Asian American vice president. We will follow the following schedule to allow us to watch the Inauguration:

8:55-9:15 - Advisory

9:20-11:00 - 2nd Period

11:05-11:45 - Lunch

11:50-1:50 - 4th Period - You will watch the Inauguration, and then continue your class.

2:10-4:00 - 5th Period

IMPORTANT DATES

1/20 - Monday Schedule

1/25-1/29 - Normal Schedule

1/29 - Last day of Q2 & S1

1/1 - Professional Development Day - No Classes for Students

BLACK HISTORY PLANNING COMMITTEE

Interested in planning Black History Month 2021?

Join the 2021 Black History Month Planning Committee!

To join the committee fill out this google form https://forms.gle/gn6nURkPAyMHbFbm9.

January 15th, 2021 

Happy Friday! The end of Week 16.

There will be no classes on Monday as we observe MLK Day. We resume a normal schedule on Tuesday. Wednesday will be a Monday schedule. 

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 

We say Happy Birthday to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a civil rights leader who was largely responsible for the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The Civil Rights Act banned discrimination in the workforce and public accommodations based on “race, color, religion, or national origin.” The Voting Rights Act protects African Americans’ right to vote. He also played a major part in the passage of the Fair Housing Act of 1968. This prevents people from banning Black people from any housing type, be it a rental or a sale.

 

The Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service

A day intended to empower individuals, strengthen communities, bridge barriers, create solutions to social problems, and move us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a “Beloved Community.” 
Because this year, we are limited in how we can serve together. Volunteer New York is hosting two special virtual events as part of their 11th annual MLK Day that will allow us as a community to safely break bread and break barriers in tribute to Dr. King.

You will also find a select number of #MLKDAY events and service opportunities hosted by our community partners, which take place from January 14 to January 19. https://www.volunteernewyork.org/MLK#saturday

 

Volunteering with Equity in Mind 

The global pandemic has shined a light on the glaring inequalities between those that have and those that have not. Join our MLK Day 2021 Webinar, "Volunteering with Equity in Mind," where we will share volunteer tips on how best to advocate for those in our community and bridge the gap between those we serve and those who serve.
Webinar, Saturday, January 16th, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM to sign up: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ehgcurec2bee4539&oseq=&c=&ch=

 

Honoring the Past, Reflecting on the Present, and Dreaming of our Future

A Virtual Celebration Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  
Organization: Martin Luther King Jr. Multi-Purpose Center 
When: January 18, 2021, at 6:00 PM 
Where: mlkmpcdream.eventbrite.com (no charge/must register) 
What: We remember what our ancestors have experienced in the past. We see what the Black experience has evolved into and continue to imagine a future that is a manifestation of our ancestors' wildest dreams! Now what? We vote, we march, we organize, but there is always more to do! What can I do? What can I charge others to do? How can we shape the future leaders of Tomorrow? 

 

AOC TownHall

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez invites constituents of New York's 14th Congressional District to join a virtual town hall on Friday, January 15th from 6:30 PM-7:30 PM. 

She will review Congress's response to the attack on the Capitol, including this week's impeachment proceedings. She will also take questions from the audience.
To send a question ahead of time, please email aoc.townhall@mail.house.gov or call 718-662-5970 with your name, neighborhood, and question. Spanish translation and CART open captions will be available.


NY-14 constituents are encouraged to sign up here: https://us02web.zoom.us/.../reg.../WN_CK-DidpSQQ-vSGPfVJ19ZQ


If you don't live in NY-14, you can watch here: https://www.youtube.com/.../UC6XBnYptBnproA__ydn.../featured

January 14th, 2021 

Today is Thursday!

There is a Virtual Townhall for each grade from 8:55 AM-10:00 AM. You should go to your Townhall link instead of advisory this morning. All students must attend the Townhall attendance will be taken. Check your email for your Zoom Link

Your 2nd Period class will be from 10:05 AM-11:10 AM. The Rest of the schedule will remain the same. 

January 13th, 2021

Today is Wednesday and our Intervention/Office Hours.

Today's classes are not an option; it is required attendance if you are scheduled. If you do not attend, your parent/guardian will be contacted.  

  • Check your PowerSchool schedule to see what you've been scheduled for; for Wednesday's Intervention.

  • Make sure you've checked your email for your Zoom link to your scheduled Intervention. 

  • All information, zoom links, and bell schedule regarding Wednesday's Office Hours and Intervention can be found on the Student Hub.

Remember the 1st-period Intervention/Office Hour starts at 9:00 AM.  

Virtual Townhall to discuss Storming the Capital

January 14, 2021

@ 8:55 am

More information and Zoom Links will be emailed later today.

January 12th, 2021

Today is Tuesday, and we are following our normal schedule. Tomorrow there will be intervention/office hours. Remember those classes are not optional. 

 

We are planning for a town hall this week to discuss last week's Storming of the Capitol. More information will be coming soon.

January 11th, 2021

Welcome to week 16 of remote learning!

Today is Monday and we are on our normal schedule. 

We understand that the Capitol's Storming that took place last week may have brought up many questions and feelings for everyone. We are currently scheduling a time and forum to share your feelings, ideas, and even questions. 

 

Progress Reports will be mailed out this week. There are 3 weeks left in the Q2 and S1 to pull your grades up. 

 

IMPORTANT DATES

1/13 -  Intervention/Office Hours

1/18 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day - No Classes

1/25-1/29 - Normal Schedule

1/29 - Last day of Q2 and S1

2/1 - Professional Development Day - No Classes

January 8th, 2021

Today is Friday; we wrap up the 14th week of remote learning. Today, we will capture your current grades for Progress Report. This is an opportunity to know where you are in your classes and know how you can improve your grades if they aren't satisfactory. Talk to your professors, advisors, and guidance counselors for assistance if you need help putting a plan for success. 

 

MESSAGE FROM Mr. Burke

Dear Scholars,

We are all horrified by what took place Wednesday afternoon, the desecration of our Capitol and our democracy, and the contrast of how the authorities handle this mob compared to BLM and Justice's peaceful protesters.  It is shocking and frustrating.

We are currently discussing and organizing with our faculty how to permit all our community to voice their feelings and concerns. We will be sharing those ideas in the coming days.
We care and want to hear your voice and will let you know how this will happen.


Thank you, and be safe.


Mr. Burke

Head of School

January 7th, 2021

Today is Thursday and a normal schedule with remote instruction.  

This Friday, Progress Reports will be completed with your current grades. This is an opportunity to know where you are in your classes and know how you can improve your grades if they aren't satisfactory. Talk to your professors, advisors, and guidance counselors for assistance if you need help with a plan for success. 

January 6th, 2021

It's Wednesday; today is our scheduled classes for intervention/office hours. 

Today's classes are not an option; it is required attendance if you are scheduled. If you do not attend, your parent/guardian will be contacted.  

  • Check your PowerSchool schedule to see what you've been scheduled for; for Wednesday's Intervention.

  • All information, zoom links, and bell schedule regarding Wednesday's Office Hours and Intervention can be found on the Student Hub

Remember the 1st-period Intervention/Office Hour starts at 9:00 AM.  

January 5th, 2021

Happy Tuesday! We hope everyone was able to have a good transition back from the break and into their classes. 
 

IMPORTANT DATES

01/06 - Intervention/Office Hours

01/08 - Progress Reports for Q2

01/13 - Intervention/Office Hours

01/18 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day - No Classes

01/25-01/29 - Regents Exams Cancelled - Normal Schedule

01/29 - Last day of Q2 and S1

02/01 - Professional Development Day - No Classes

 

January 4th, 2021

Happy New Year Scholars!
We hope that you had a happy, healthy, and safe holiday break. We return to a normal schedule today.  

IMPORTANT DATES

1/6 - Intervention/Office Hours

1/8 - Progress Reports for Q2

December 18th, 2020

We've made it to Friday!!! We hope you've managed to stay warm and safe during yesterday's winter storm. Today is a normal schedule and the building is open. 

 

Winter Recess is in effect after 4 PM today; there will be no classes from 12/21-1/1. We resume the normal schedule on Monday 1/4. We urge everyone to READ DURING THE BREAK!  

IMPORTANT DATES

12/21-1/1 - Winter Recess (We urge everyone to READ DURING THE BREAK!)

1/4 - Classes Resume

1/6 - Intervention/Office Hours

1/8 - Progress Reports for Q2

December 17th, 2020

Today is Thursday, and we are on a normal schedule with remote instruction. CHSLSJ building will be closed today due to the storm but remote learning will continue.

 

Winter Recess is around the corner, with no classes from 12/21-1/3. The normal class schedule will resume on Monday 1/4. We urge everyone to READ DURING THE BREAK!  

December 16th, 2020

It's Wednesday; today is our scheduled classes for intervention and office hours. 
 

Today's classes are not an option; it is required attendance if you are scheduled. If you do not attend, your parent/guardian will be contacted.  

  • Check your PowerSchool schedule to see what you've been scheduled for; for Wednesday's Intervention.

  • Make sure you've checked your email for your Zoom link to your scheduled Intervention. 

  • All information, zoom links, and bell schedule regarding Wednesday's Office Hours and Intervention can be found on the Student Hub

December 15th, 2020

It's Tuesday and our last day of completing classroom surveys! Today will be for Law, Spanish, and  ESL.

December 14th, 2020

Happy Monday, and welcome to week 14 of remote learning.  

 

We are continuing to complete classroom surveys; today will be for PE, Arts Electives, and Health.  The purpose of surveys is to gauge how you feel about your classes, your engagement, and do you feel you are learning anything through this remote learning program, and what you think could improve it.  

By completing each survey, you'll be entered into a raffle drawing for a $25 gift card. One person from each grade will be eligible to win a $25 gift card. Winners will be announced in Advisory the next day.  You must attend Advisory to enter the raffle and complete your surveys. 

IMPORTANT DATES

12/16 - Intervention/Office Hours

12/21-1/1 - Winter Recess

1/4 - Classes Resume

December 11th, 2020 

Happy Friday, we made it to the end of week 13 of remote learning.

December 10th, 2020

Today is Thursday; we are on a normal schedule. We also kick off our student surveys in Advisory. The purpose of surveys is to gauge how you feel about your classes, your engagement, and do you feel you are learning anything through this remote learning program, and what you think could improve it.  

By completing each survey, you'll be entered into a raffle drawing for a $25 gift card. One person from each grade will be eligible to win a $25 gift card. Winners will be announced in Advisory the next day.  You must attend Advisory to enter the raffle and complete your surveys. 

December 9th, 2020

Today we start our 2nd round of scheduled classes for intervention and office hours. 

Today's classes are not an option; it is required attendance if you are scheduled. If you do not attend, your parent/guardian will be contacted.  ​

Remember the 1st-period Intervention/Office Hour starts at 9:00 am.  

December 8th, 2020

It's Tuesday; and a normal schedule.

Tomorrow we start our 2nd round of intervention/office hours. Check your PowerSchool Portal to see if you've been scheduled for intervention and check-in with your teachers as well. 

If your parent/guardian did not attend the Parent-Teacher Conference, reach out to your Counselor to schedule a meeting for your family so that you can get your Report Card.

HONOR ROLL

Today we are hosting our Quarter 1 Virtual Honor Roll Assembly from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, to congratulate our scholars for their academic success. You can join us via ZOOM: https://zoom.us/j/95915359093

 

We want to hear from you!

We would like to hear from you; we will be conducting surveys in Advisory starting this Thursday. The survey's purpose is to gauge how you feel about your teachers’, your teachers' engagement, and do you feel you are learning anything in your teachers' classes.

By completing each survey, you'll be entered into a raffle drawing for a $25 gift card. One person from each grade will be eligible to win a $25 gift card. 

December 7th, 2020

It's Monday, welcome to week 13. This Wednesday, we start round 3 of intervention and office hours. You can check your PowerSchool Portal to see if you've been scheduled for intervention and check-in with your teachers as well. 

 

If your parent/guardian did not attend the Parent-Teacher Conference, reach out to your Counselor to schedule a meeting for your family so that you can get your Report Card.  

IMPORTANT DATES

12/9 - Intervention/Office Hours 

12/9 - SUNY Buffalo State, Instant Decision Interviews @ 2:30 PM

12/21-1/1 - Winter Recess

1/4 - Classes Resume

 

December 4th, 2020

We've made it to Friday, the end of week 12. Remember to create a plan for how you can be successful this quarter. If you are not sure where to begin, talk with your advisors and/or guidance counselor. It's important to have a strong plan you can follow, especially going into the new week. 

December 3rd, 2020

Today is Thursday; we are on a normal schedule. 

 

If your parent/guardian did not attend the Parent-Teacher Conference, reach out to your Counselor to schedule a meeting for your family so that you can get your Report Card. 

December 1st, 2020

Today is the first day of December; soon, we will be saying goodbye to the fall season and entering the winter season. This is the 2nd week of Quarter 2; start to make a plan for how you be can be successful this quarter. If you are not sure where to begin, talk with your advisors and/or guidance counselor. It's important to have a strong plan you can follow. 

 

Today is Tuesday, and we are following our normal schedule. Tomorrow there will be no intervention and/or office hours. 

November 30th, 2020

Welcome back; we hope you had a restful break and a nice Thanksgiving. It's Monday, we are following our normal schedule, and we enter into week 12 of remote learning. 

IMPORTANT DATES

12/2 - No Intervention/Office Hours

12/9 - Regular Intervention/Office Hours

12/21-1/3 - Winter Break

COLLEGE CORNER

12/12 - Mercy College Virtual Open House

November 20th, 2020

Happy Friday, we've come to the end of week 10 of remote learning. 
Your grades have been submitted to close out the first quarter.

 

Next week:

Monday & Tuesday are Parent-Teacher Conferences, no classes

Wednesday-Friday: We are observing Thanksgiving, no classes

We resume the normal schedule on Monday, November 30th. 

 

November 19th, 2020

Today is Thursday and a normal schedule.

Your grades are being submitted today to close out the first quarter. Report cards will be available for Parent-Teacher Conferences on November 23rd and 24th.

November 17th, 2020

Today is Tuesday and a normal schedule. 

Tomorrow Intervention and Office hours will be suspended.

November 16th, 2020

Today is Monday of week 10 of remote learning, and we start Q2. This week is a normal schedule. There will be no intervention and office hours this Wednesday.

 

IMPORTANT DATES

11/16 - Start of Q2

11/18 - No Intervention/Office Hours

11/23-11/24 - Parent-Teacher Conferences - No Classes

11/25-11/27 - Thanksgiving Break

 

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Counselors will be explaining the courses, credits, & Regents exams needed for your child to graduate. 

11/17 - 5:00 PM - 10th Grade Credit & Course Graduation Requirement Information Session for Parents & Students. 

https://zoom.us/j/92127258977pwd=ZkJNc1dYYTZVd1E2UUtIUFlxMXAvQT09

Meeting ID: 921 2725 8977

Passcode: Check Scholar News

 

11/17 - 6:00 PM - 11th Grade Credit & Course Graduation Requirement Information Session for Parents & Students

https://zoom.us/j/94248492782?pwd=enphVnI0VUpKN0tYTURjdTlJRFZadz09

Meeting ID: 942 4849 2782

Passcode: Check Scholar News

11/18 - 5:00 PM - 12th Grade Credit & Course Graduation Requirement Information Session for Parents & Students. 

https://zoom.us/j/99625820364?pwd=RmpaWjljdytUUEhWUTBlaUVqYy9UUT09

Meeting ID: 996 2582 0364

Passcode: Check Scholar News

VIRTUAL WORKOUTS

WEEKLY SCHEDULE:
MONDAYS: 8:15 AM - 8:45 AM
TUESDAYS: 11:20 AM - 11:50 AM
THURSDAYS: 8:15 AM - 8:45 AM
FRIDAY'S: 11:20 AM - 11:50 AM
 

If you are interested in participating, you must sign up: 

https://forms.gle/ztzr3DabQMtXP3oRA

COLLEGE CORNER

11/18 - 6:30 PM - Virtual General Information Sessions

12/12 - Mercy College Virtual Open House

November 13th, 2020

Happy Friday the 13th!

We've made it to the end of Week 9 & Q1.

Next week we start Q2.

There will be no intervention & office hours next week Wednesday. 

Report Cards will be available for Parent-Teacher Conferences on November 23rd-24th.  

November 12th, 2020

Welcome back! 

Today is Thursday, and tomorrow, Friday, November 13th, we will close out Q1.

Please note the calendar changes; we are suspending classes on November 23rd & 24th; instead, there will be virtual Parent-Teacher Conferences.

November 10th, 2020

It's Tuesday, we are on a normal schedule today.

November 9th, 2020

It's Monday in WEEK 9 of remote learning. We are on a normal schedule today.

IMPORTANT DATES

11/11 - Veterans day - No Intervention/Office Hours

11/11 - Senior Picture Day

11/13 - End of Q1

11/16 - Start of Q2

11/25-11/27 - Thanksgiving Break

VIRTUAL WORKOUT CLUB (STARTS MONDAY 11/9) WEEKLY SCHEDULE:
MONDAYS: 8:15 AM - 8:45 AM
TUESDAYS: 11:20 AM - 11:50 AM
THURSDAYS: 8:15 AM - 8:45 AM
FRIDAY'S: 11:20 AM - 11:50 AM
If you are interested in participating, you must sign up: 

https://forms.gle/ztzr3DabQMtXP3oRA

COLLEGE CORNER

11/10 - SUNY Geneseo Information Sessions in Spanish

11/14 - SUNY Geneseo Information Sessions in Spanish

11/14 - Mercy College Virtual Open House

11/18 - 6:30 PM - Virtual General Information Sessions

12/12 - Mercy College Virtual Open House

 

Congratulations to our 46th President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris! 

We can feel proud that democracy held strong in our country. With record voter turnout, Americans have spoken, and they want a change in leadership. We are all building a better tomorrow.

 

Saturday, history was made. Kamal Harris has been named our new Vice-President-Elect. She will be the first woman, as well as the first person of African American and Indian/Asian descent, to hold the office of Vice President of the United States.

 

Looking forward to inauguration day January 20, 2021!

 
November 6th, 2020

It's Friday and we've made it to the end of week 8.

Make sure to catch up on all your assignments.
 

VIRTUAL WORKOUTS

STARTS MONDAY 11/9

 

WEEKLY SCHEDULE:
MONDAYS: 8:15 AM - 8:45 AM
TUESDAYS: 11:20 AM - 11:50 AM
THURSDAYS: 8:15 AM - 8:45 AM
FRIDAY'S: 11:20 AM - 11:50 AM
 

If you are interested in participating, you must sign up:https://forms.gle/ztzr3DabQMtXP3oRA

November 5th, 2020 

Today is Thursday, and we are back to the normal schedule. 

 

November 13 will be the end of our first quarter. You must know your grades in all of your classes and talk to your teachers about pulling up any grades that low. You can always access your most up to date grades in PowerSchool

November 4th, 2020

Today we are following our Tuesday schedule.
 

November 3rd, 2020

Today is Election Day. We have office hours and intervention classes. Do check your PowerSchool to see if you've been scheduled for Intervention and if you do not have Intervention; you can attend office hours, check the teacher's office hours on the student hub.

November 2nd, 2020

We say goodbye to October and hello to November. We are entering week 8 of remote learning. Today, Tuesday, we will have Intervention/Office hours from 9 AM-12 PM, due to Election Day.  Wednesday will be our Tuesday scheduled classes.

IMPORTANT DATES

11/3 - Election Day - Intervention/Office Hours

11/4 - Tuesday Schedule

11/11 - Veteran's Day - No School

11/11 - Senior Picture Day

11/13 - End of Q1 -

You should know your grades in all of your classes, and you've talked to your teacher about how to pull them up. You can access your most up to date grades in PS.

11/16 - Beginning of Q2

11/25 - 11/27 Thanksgiving Recess

COLLEGE CORNER

11/10 - SUNY Geneseo Information Sessions in Spanish

11/14 - SUNY Geneseo Information Sessions in Spanish

11/14 - Mercy College Virtual Open House

11/18 - 6:30 PM - Virtual General Information Sessions

12/12 - Mercy College Virtual Open House

October 30th, 2020

We've made it to Friday, the end of week 7. Today, you can dress up for Halloween.  Just be sure to follow the guidelines below. 

  

HALLOWEEN GUIDELINES

  • Dressing up or applying make-up or colored hairspray should take place before class starts and not during class.

  • Costumes should not interfere with learning. They should not restrict your movement or vision or prevent you from participating in class.

  • Costumes may not be demeaning or offensive to any group.

  • No weapons, toy weapons, or props replicating weapons are to be displayed on the Zoom.

  • No costumes are allowed that would completely hide the student's identity, i.e., gorilla suit, "Scream" character.

  • Costumes may not be revealing, show obscene materials or prohibited substances.

  • No masks are permitted.

 

HALLOWEEN RAFFLE​

Email a picture of you in your Halloween costume to culture@chslsj.org by Sunday, November 1st. Be sure to indicate what or who you’re supposed to be. Your name will be entered into a raffle for a gift card and may be shared during an advisory class.

October 29th, 2020

Today is Thursday, we are back to our normal schedule.

PARENT TOWN HALL

TODAY 5:00 PM - English - https://zoom.us/j/99827265838

TODAY 6:00 PM - Spanish - https://zoom.us/j/95509745684

October 28th, 2020

Today is Wednesday! Intervention Classes/Office Hours!

Check your PowerSchool to see if you've been scheduled for Intervention, and if you do not have Intervention, you can attend office hours, check the teacher's office hours on the student hub.

October 27th, 2020

Wednesday, we have office hours and intervention classes.

Check your PowerSchool to see if you've been scheduled for Intervention and if you are not, check the teacher's office hours on the student hub.

October 26th, 2020

Happy Monday, and welcome to week 7 of remote learning.

Attendance is being taken for each class; having poor attendance is directly linked to declining academic performance and, in many cases, course failure. Please take note of the Attendance Policy that has been sent out by Mr. Burke. 

 

You should have received your progress report in the mail. If you have not received it, let your Advisor or the main office know. You can email the main office: Ops@chslsj.org

 

IMPORTANT DATES

10/28 - Intervention/Office Hours

10/28 - Mercy College Instant Decision Appointments

11/01 - Daylight Savings Ends, We Fall Back 1 Hour.

11/03 - Election Day - Intervention/Office Hours

11/04 - Tuesday Schedule

11/11 - Veteran's Day - No School

11/11 - Senior Picture Day

COLLEGE CORNER

11/2 - 6:30 PM - Virtual General Information Sessions 

11/10 - SUNY Geneseo Information Sessions in Spanish

11/14 - SUNY Geneseo Information Sessions in Spanish

11/14 - Mercy College Virtual Open House

11/18 - 6:30 PM - Virtual General Information Sessions

October 23rd, 2020

We've made it to Friday, the end of week 6. You must attend all your classes virtually. Attendance is being taken for each class; having poor attendance is directly linked to declining academic performance and, in many cases, course failure. Please take note of the Attendance Policy that has been sent out by Mr. Burke. 

October 22nd, 2020

Today is Thursday, we are back to our normal schedule. We will have Office hours and Intervention again on Wednesday, October 28.

October 21st, 2020

Today we start our first Wednesday of scheduled classes for intervention and office hours. ​

​- Check your PowerSchool schedule to see what classes you're scheduled for.

- Double-check your email for Zoom links to your Classes.

- You can also find Zoom links to your Classes on the Student Hub Bell Schedule.

October 20th, 2020

This Wednesday, we kickoff our intervention classes and office hours. You'll hear more about Wednesdays in your Advisory classes today. 

  • Check your PowerSchool schedule to see what Intervention Classes you've been scheduled for.

  • Double-check your email for Zoom links to your Intervention Classes.

  • You can also find Zoom links to your Intervention Classes on the Student Hub Bell Schedule.

October 19th, 2020

Happy Monday! It's week 6 of remote learning, and it's a full week—this Wednesday, we kickoff our scheduled classes for intervention and office hours. You'll hear more about Wednesdays in your Advisory classes between Today and Tuesday. 

You should have received your progress report in the mail. If you have not received it, let your Advisor or the main office know. You can email the main office: Ops@chslsj.org

IMPORTANT DATES

10/21 - Scheduled Classes, Office Hours, & Intervention

10/24 - Early Voting Starts.

Make sure everyone who can vote in your household has a plan to vote.

11/1 - Daylight Savings Ends, We Fall Back 1 Hour

11/3 - Election Day - No Classes

11/4 - Tuesday Schedule

COLLEGE CORNER

10/20 - SUNY Geneseo Information Sessions in Spanish

11/2 - 6:30 PM - Virtual General Information Sessions 

11/10 - SUNY Geneseo Information Sessions in Spanish

11/14 - SUNY Geneseo Information Sessions in Spanish

11/14 - Mercy College Virtual Open House

11/18 - 6:30 PM - Virtual General Information Sessions

October 16th, 2020

Today we are wrapping up the 5th week of remote learning. It's a full week next week. Wednesday, we kickoff our scheduled classes for intervention and office hours. You'll hear more about Wednesdays in your Advisory classes in the next few days. 

October 15th, 2020 

Today is a normal Thursday. Next Wednesday, we kickoff our scheduled classes for intervention and office hours. You'll hear more about Wednesdays in your Advisory classes in the next few days. 

BLUE LIGHT GLASSES

Now that we are in remote learning, we spend a lot of time watching out computer screens. Wearing Blue light lenses will help protect your eyes by blocking harmful rays from digital devices. 

  • Prevents Blurry Eyes

  • Reduces Headaches

  • Better Night Sleeps

You can find them on Amazon.com 

 

HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH

We wrap up the celebration with a look at the Hispanic Heritage Foundation's 33rd Annual Award Show. The 33rd Hispanic Heritage Awards was broadcasted on October 6th on PBS stations and stream on PBS.org. In keeping with current COVID-19 mitigation guidance and participants' safety in mind, the Hispanic Heritage Awards and PBS broadcast was not a live ceremony; it featured more intimately filmed performances and Honoree segments filmed on location across the United States and Latin America.

 

2020 honorees include:
Hispanic Heritage Award for Vision: Bad Bunny
Hispanic Heritage Award for Business: Jessica Alba
Hispanic Heritage Award for Heroes: Farmworkers
Hispanic Heritage Award for Arts: Selena Gomez
Hispanic Heritage Award for Legend: Linda Ronstadt
Hispanic Heritage Award for Inspira: Sebastián Yatra
Latinx Leaders – #YoSoy Award presented by Instagram

 

Past Honorees include: Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Rita Moreno, Plácido Domingo, Celia Cruz, Tito Puente, Gloria Estefan, Oscar Hijuelos, Martin Sheen, Ricky Martin, Rubén Blades, Fania All-Stars, Junot Diaz, José Feliciano, Carlos Vives, Oscar de la Hoya, Alejandro Sanz, Juanes, Antonio Banderas, Juan Luis Guerra, Anthony Quinn, J Balvin, Zoe Saldana, Juan Marichal, Los Tigres Del Norte, Oscar de la Renta, America Ferrera, Pedro Martínez, Luis Fonsi, Andy García, Gael García Bernal, the Latin Grammys, Diego Luna, and many more. 

 

You can watch the stream of the show below or click on the link here:

https://www.pbs.org/video/33rd-hispanic-heritage-awards-rpkoh7/

October 14th, 2020

IMPORTANT DATES

TODAY - 10/14 - Monday Schedule

TODAY - 10/14 - 5:30 PM - Virtual Hispanic Heritage Celebration 

Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/92837210939

google form: https://forms.gle/BZvD8AvzzGXU6yas7

11/1 - Daylight Saving Ends, We Fall Back 1 hour. 

11/3 - Election Day: No Classes

11/4 - Tuesday Schedule

October 13th, 2020

Welcome back; we hope you enjoyed the weekend and break. Today we start with week 5 of remote learning. This Wednesday is our Makeup Day for Monday.  

 

IMPORTANT DATES

10/14 - Monday Schedule

10/14 - 5:30 PM - Virtual Hispanic Heritage Celebration 

Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/92837210939

google form: https://forms.gle/BZvD8AvzzGXU6yas7

11/1 - Daylight Saving Ends, We Fall Back 1 hour. 

11/3 - Election Day: No Classes

11/4 - Tuesday Schedule

COLLEGE CORNER​

10/20 - SUNY Geneseo Information Sessions in Spanish

11/2 - 6:30 PM - Virtual General Information Sessions

https://engage.upstate.edu/register/NYC1102

11/10 - SUNY Geneseo Information Sessions in Spanish

11/14 - SUNY Geneseo Information Sessions in Spanish

11/14 - Mercy College Virtual Open House - 

https://apply.mercy.edu/register/?id=bd86df0f-d25d-4476-bbe8-029977409530

11/18 - 6:30 PM - Virtual General Information Sessions

https://engage.upstate.edu/register/NYC1118

 

12/12 - Mercy College Virtual Open House - 

https://apply.mercy.edu/register/?id=bd86df0f-d25d-4476-bbe8-029977409530

 

HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH

SONIA MARIA SOTOMAYOR

Today’s person we are highlighting is a familiar face - SCOTUS Justice Sonia Maria Sotomayor. Sonia Sotomayor became a U.S. District Court Judge in 1992 and was elevated to the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals in 1998. In 2009, she was confirmed as the first Latina Supreme Court justice in U.S. history.

Federal judge Sotomayor was born as the elder of two children in the South Bronx area of New York City, on June 25, 1954. Parents Juan and Celina Baez Sotomayor, who was of Puerto Rican descent, moved to New York City to raise their children.

October 9th, 2020

Happy Friday! We've made it to the end of week 4.

 

IMPORTANT DATES

10/12 - No School - Indigenous People's Day

10/14 - Monday Schedule

10/14 - 5:30 PM - Virtual Hispanic Heritage Celebration 

 

 

LINK - https://zoom.us/j/92837210939

To participate in the raffle complete the google form - https://forms.gle/BZvD8AvzzGXU6yas7

HISPANIC HERITAGE

Today we recognize a local fashion line and store Bronx Native. Own and run by  Amaurys Grullon and his sister, Roselyn, to place their own stamp on the Bronx. “We noticed how beautiful our people are, how beautiful our culture is, how beautiful our history, right?” said Mr. Grullon, 23, a graphic designer and videographer who operates his studio out of his home. “We felt that people weren’t really seeing the Bronx for what it was.”

A couple of years ago, Mr. Grullon and his sister, now a 22-year-old fashion student, set out to create Bronx Native, a clothing line that aims to instill collective self-esteem in the beleaguered borough. “People still say the Bronx is burning — sure that’s negative,” Ms. Grullon said. “But that’s part of who we are. We’re not so much branding as rebranding the Bronx.”

Mr. Grullon chimed in, “We want to showcase the borough for how it is — the good, the bad, and the ugly.”

Still, they’re billboarding the positive with a line of Bronx Native logo T-shirts, ball caps and hoodies, some that send up the brand Supreme, others that deliberately make references to “the old boogie-down Bronx of hip-hop days,” Mr. Grullon said. “We want to make an impact, and not just with our clothing.”

 

Unidos somos fuerte! BRONX LATINX tees available in shop & online. In celebration of Latinx Heritage Month. 100% PURE CULTURE! Come by the shop 12-7 this weekend (127 Lincoln ave.) or head to our site (www.bronxnativeshop.com@thebronxnative

October 8th, 2020

This morning we are having Virtual Town Halls during Advisory. Click on the Zoom link below following your grade level at 8:50 AM, so that we can get started at 8:55 AM sharp. We look forward to seeing you there!

9th Grade: https://zoom.us/s/9804354845

10th Grade: https://zoom.us/s/99040891827

11th Grade: https://zoom.us/s/97154969975

12th Grade: https://zoom.us/j/98540145679 (Mercy College Info Session)
 

IMPORTANT DATES

10/12 - No School - Indigenous People's Day

10/14 - Monday Schedule

10/14 - Virtual Hispanic Heritage Celebration

HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH

SELENA QUINTANILLA-PEREZ

SELENA QUINTANILLA-PEREZ [1971-1995] had magic and is credited for successfully bringing Tejano music to a mainstream public.

Known as “The Queen of Tejano”, her life was tragically cut short. In her brief but bright lifetime, Billboard Magazine called her the top-selling Latin artist of the decade. More than a gifted singer, she was also an accomplished songwriter, actress, model, and fashion designer. In 1980 she performed with her elder siblings A.B. and Suzette and began recording professionally in 1982.

She broke barriers by performing Tejano music. Men dominated this genre, and often, Selena was refused bookings at Texas venues. When she won Best Female Vocalist of the Year, she signed with EMI Latin and released her own album in 1989. She went on to sell over 60 million albums around the world.

Selena was also community-minded, donating a great deal of time to civic causes. A film about her life and career, starring Jennifer Lopez, was released in 1997 from Warner Bros. Her grace, musical gifts, and ambition continue to inspire others.

 

COLLEGE CORNER

10/8 - 8:50 AM - Mercy College Info Session During Advisory Check email for an invite -

https://apply.mercy.edu/register/?id=85993d5c-9b40-44b4-9d1b-3435011b52a5

10/10 - Mercy College Virtual Open House - 

https://apply.mercy.edu/register/?id=bd86df0f-d25d-4476-bbe8-029977409530

 

10/20 - SUNY Geneseo Information Sessions in Spanish

11/2 - 6:30 PM - Virtual General Information Sessions

https://engage.upstate.edu/register/NYC1102

11/10 - SUNY Geneseo Information Sessions in Spanish

11/14 - SUNY Geneseo Information Sessions in Spanish

11/14 - Mercy College Virtual Open House - 

https://apply.mercy.edu/register/?id=bd86df0f-d25d-4476-bbe8-029977409530

11/18 - 6:30 PM - Virtual General Information Sessions

https://engage.upstate.edu/register/NYC1118

 

12/12 - Mercy College Virtual Open House - 

https://apply.mercy.edu/register/?id=bd86df0f-d25d-4476-bbe8-029977409530

October 7th, 2020

Today we have STAR testing. It's very important that you attend your advisory class remotely at 9:30 AM to be set up to take the exam.  The exam will be an online exam. 

 

IMPORTANT DATES

10/12 - No School - Indigenous People's Day

10/14 - Monday Schedule

HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH

ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ (AOC)

Today we highlight and celebrate, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a third-generation Bronxite of Puerto Rican descent serving the 14th congressional district of New York. 

She has experienced, at first hand as a bartender and waitress, the struggles of working-class citizens facing income inequality in New York.

She has also served as Educational Director with the National Hispanic Institute where she helped "DREAMers and undocumented youth in community leadership and college readiness." The issues impacting her community led her to run for office with a grassroots campaign that rejects corporate PAC funds (so it's completely people-funded). Her legislation of The Green New Deal, which would take drastic measures to cut carbon emissions and in turn create jobs and boost the nation's economy, is crucial for the benefit of the world's changing climate. 

AOC continues to support her community while impacting the lives of young citizens, especially those of Hispanic heritage, serving as their role model for success.

https://www.ocasiocortez.com

October 6th, 2020

This Wednesday, we have STAR testing. It's very important that you attend your advisory class at 9:30 AM to be set up to take the exam. 

IMPORTANT DATES

10/7 - STAR Testing for ALL Scholars

10/12 - No School - Indigenous People's Day

10/14 - Monday Schedule

HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH

ELIZABETH ACEVEDO

Elizabeth Acevedo is an Afro-Dominican award-winning novelist and poet from performing in poetry slams to being honored for admiring and acknowledging Latin culture and experiences in her publishings. She is known for her New York Bestselling novels The Poet X (2018) and With the Fire on High (2019). 


Born on February 15th, 1988, in New York City, New York, Acevedo grew up as the only Dominican immigrants' daughter. She enjoyed reading as a child and listening to stories told by her parents and grandfather. Before discovering poetry, Acevedo was first interested in becoming an artist in music. As for her education, she attended George Washington University and earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Performing Arts and a Master of Fine Arts in Creating Writing from the University of Maryland. 


Acevedo’s books include Beastgirl & Other Origin Myths (2016), a collection of folkloric poems focused on the historical, mythological, gendered, and geographic experiences of a first-generation American woman. She also collaborated with poets Mahogany L. Browne, and Olivia Gatwood for the poetry collection Woke: A Young Poet’s Call to Justice, published in March 2020. As an author, she has won the 2018 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Fiction, Carnegie Medal, and the Boston Globe Hornbook Award. Today, Acevedo inspires young writers through her appearances at high schools, colleges, and universities. 

“The world is almost peaceful when you stop trying to understand it.” -Elizabeth Acevedo.

 

Elizabeth Acevedo’s Website: http://www.acevedowrites.com/

October 5th, 2020

Happy Monday and welcome to week 4 of remote learning. This Wednesday, we have STAR testing. It's very important that you attend your advisory class at 9:30 AMto be set up to take the exam. 
Progress Reports grades will be going out this week. Make this week a priority to know where you are with your grades, check your grades in PowerSchool, and talk to your professors and counselor to understand how to bring your grades up. 

October 2nd, 2020

Happy Friday, we are wrapping up the 3rd week of school and Fall is here. We've launched our Student Hub where you can find all the resources we highlight in the daily news on the hub. It's very important to bookmark/favorite the Student Hub for easy access. CHSLSJ Student Hub

October 1st, 2020

Just like that, we say goodbye to September and hello to October. Everyone should be settling into your classes and establishing good daily routines for remote learning. Today we go back to our normal schedule with Thursday classes.

 

IMPORTANT DATES

10/1 - CHSLSJ & Drifters Inc. presents: The time is now: Voting Registration @CHSLSJ in-person from 4:30 PM-6:30 PM
10/7: STAR Testing for ALL Scholars
10/12: No School - Indigenous Peoples' Day
10/14: Makeup day for Monday Classes. 

HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH

The Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) and Instagram have recognized Janel Martinez, a Latinx influencer for her advocacy work on,  afro-Latinx women through Instagram. 


Janel Martinez (@janelm) is a writer and the founder of the award-winning blog, @aintilatina?, an online destination celebrating Afro-Latinx womanhood. The Bronx, NY native of Garifuna descent has appeared as a featured guest on national shows and outlets, such as BuzzFeed, ESSENCE, NPR, and Sirius XM, and her work has appeared in Adweek, Univision Communications, Oprah Magazine, Remezcla, and The New York Times. Her work will be included in the forthcoming anthology, Wild Tongues Can’t Be Tamed, which will be published in fall 2021 by Flatiron Books.

She'll receive the 2020 #YoSoy Instagram Award during the 33rd Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards, which airs October 6th on PBS. 

September 30th, 2020

Today is Wednesday, we are making up our Monday classes following the normal Monday bell schedule. 

September 29th, 2020

Today we are back in session following our normal schedule. Tomorrow, Wednesday we will make up our Monday classes following the normal bell schedule. The bell schedule is below in the newsletter. 

Important Dates to Remember: 

9/29 (Today) - CHSLSJ and NALEO Education Fund Presents: Info Virtual Voting Session:

5 pm English Session Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/92399407111 

6 pm Spanish Session Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/92016943350

10/1 - CHSLSJ and Drifters Inc. Resents: The time is now: Voting Registration @CHSLSJ in-person from 4:30-6:30 PM

 10/7 - STAR Testing for ALL Scholars

September 24th, 2020
September 22nd, 2020

Tomorrow is Wednesday, and if you've read your schedule, you will notice there are no classes for Wednesday. We will resume instruction on Thursday and Friday. Moving forward, Wednesdays' schedule will be dedicated to:

  • Make-up days when classes are interrupted due to a Holiday

  • Office hours

  • Intervention 

  • ENL/ICT support/classes

On days when Holidays interrupt classes, we will use the following Wednesday in the calendar to make up those classes. We've identified the Fall Semester dates as interrupted days.

  • Yom Kippur - Monday, September 28 moved to Wednesday, September 30

  • Indigenous Peoples' Day - Monday, October 12 moved to Wednesday, October 14

  • Election Day - Tuesday, November 3 moved Wednesday, November 4

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Monday, January 18 moved to January 20

  • Clerical Day - Monday, February 1 moved to February 3

September 21st, 2020

Welcome to our 2nd week of remote learning. At this point, we hope you've been able to log into your Google Classrooms and PowerSchool accounts. 

September 18th, 2020

Happy Friday! At this point, we hoped you've been able to login to your Google Classrooms and PowerSchool accounts.
 
We look forward to seeing everyone for advisory starting at 8:55 am.  

September 17th, 2020

Welcome to day 3 of remote learning. At this point, we hoped you've been able to log into your Google Classrooms and PowerSchool accounts. It's essential to use your school email to log in to your Google Classrooms and Zoom sessions. Your Zoom session link information for each of your classes is located in Google Classrooms.   
 
We look forward to seeing everyone for advisory starting at 8:55 AM.  

September 15th, 2020

We look forward to seeing everyone for advisory starting at 8:55 am. It’s very important at all scholars must use their school email while working on all platforms (Google Classroom and Zoom), if you are not using your school email you will be removed. 

Tomorrow is Wednesday, and if you've read your schedule, you will notice there are no classes for Wednesday. We will resume instruction on Thursday and Friday. Moving forward, Wednesdays' schedule will be dedicated to:

  • Make-up days when classes are interrupted due to a Holiday

  • Office hours

  • Intervention 

  • ENL/ICT support/classes

 

On days when Holidays interrupt classes, we will use the following Wednesday in the calendar to make up those classes. We've identified the Fall Semester dates as interrupted days.

  • Yom Kippur - Monday, September 28 moved to Wednesday, September 30

  • Indigenous Peoples' Day - Monday, October 12 moved to Wednesday, October 14

  • Election Day - Tuesday, November 3 moved Wednesday, November 4

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Monday, January 18 moved to January 20

  • Clerical Day - Monday, February 1 moved to February 3

September 14th, 2020

Welcome to the 20-21 School year. We hope that you are ready to get started with virtual learning and excited to meet your professors. 


We look forward to seeing everyone for advisory starting at 8:55 AM.

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