2015 - 2016 Events
Welcome to the 2015-2016 School Year!
An Hour of Code
A couple of months ago, Gordon Smith (kindergarten parent) introduced the world of coding to our students. With one of his teachers, Meg, guiding Rehana our technology teacher, the HS WW group has been learning to code using the Codesters program. Last week, Rehana introduced "An Hour of Code" to 133 students in the school. Congratulations to the 81 students completed the HOC and received a certificate of completion!!
Elementary School Play
Our elementary students in the Wacky Wednesday group presented a winter play, on November 18th, titled, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.”
2016 Senior Class has formed Legacy's first ever Junior Scholastic Committee. The seniors organized a school-wide book fair as a collective effort to generate funds for senior week and prom, demonstrating their professional ability to handle a sales environment.
New York Cares
Our seniors had the New York Cares Trip to The Padre Plaza Garden in the Bronx. This was a wonderful experience for our students, helping a community set up a haunted house and garden for their local children. At the end of the trip, we had a moving reflection lead by our leaders, which you can see in the few pictures on the gallery. Students also created holiday cards for home-bound seniors in nursing homes to brighten their day. Our NY Cares group made cat toys and blankets for cats in shelters waiting to be adopted. In December, our students went to the Metropolitan Hospital to wrap and distribute gifts to children and sing Christmas Carols from room to room while dressed up as Santa and his elves.
National Honor Society
Congratulations to all our newly inducted members of the National Honor Society on November 6th, 2015. We honor our students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character.
October 30th was a fun Halloween day for our high schoolers who enjoyed the Mummy wrap contest, face painting and class decors.
The PA treated all attendees to a potluck/Halloween party on the 29th. From Cowboys and astronauts to princesses and witches, our 2015 PA Potluck Halloween Bash was fun-filled by kids and parents alike. The kids played games, the parents socialized and we had A LOT of great food to eat!
Fall for Arts festival
Our students took part in the Fall for Arts festival on Roosevelt Island on Saturday, October 10. Pictures of two murals, “Hog Island” and the “Fall Theme” are located in the picture gallery. Thanks to Camille, our Art teacher and her talented students.
Bullying Awareness and Prevention
October is Bullying Awareness and Prevention month- On Monday, Grades 7-12 participated in an assembly with Jim Jordan (reportbullying.com). HS students will participate in weekly seminars this month and on October 21st, all students and staff wore orange to stand united against bullying. Enjoy the pictures in the gallery.
International Peace Day
We celebrated the International Day of Peace, on Monday, 21 September. We dedicated ourselves to world peace, and highlighted in our mural how animals deserve respect too. Enjoy the pictures in the gallery.
It’s Back to School and students, old and new are actively engaged in the learning process.
Visit the gallery for a sneak peek into classrooms on Curriculum Night 2015-16.
A Peek into the Summer
Summertime in our school has been both productive and fun. Our students have been doing hands-on academics, attending refresher classes, and having loads of fun with our summer activities.
The Friday Flea Market for everyone, the Bike NYC program, Water Day for the Middle Schoolers, Talent show for all school, Dance classes, Special Art projects, Fun with music, Podcast productions in tech lab, College trips for seniors, Cooking classes with a professional chef, Halloween fun in the summer, Fun experiments with Science, Trips to MoMA and other museums, Field Day and Picnic at the park are some of the fun activities that our students have been involved in.
Our 6th and 7th graders had a great opportunity of learning with Heidi Carey from “FRIENDS of the UPPER EAST SIDE” on July 7th and 8th 2015.
This building fun activity was conducted in three parts. First was an introductory lesson in class. The students studied photographs of buildings and were introduced to architectural vocabulary. Next students went on a walking tour to act as architectural detectives and survey three buildings on our island: Blackwell House, The Good Shepherd Church and The Octagon. When they returned to class, students designed their own New York City building. It was a fun morning to all.