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  1. Math state exams: May 2nd, 3rd, & 4th
  2. BoardWalkaton: May 5th

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Principal O’Connell Outstanding Scholar Parent Breakfast Speech January 2017.

Principal O’Connell Outstanding Scholar Parent Breakfast Speech December 2016

Principal O’Connell Outstanding Scholar Parent Breakfast Speech November 2016

Scholars’ Weather

Coastal Flood Statement

1:48 PM EDT on April 26, 2017
10:00 PM EDT on April 26, 2017
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Chance of a Thunderstorm
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Scholars’ Academy Morning Messages (add one)

MS: Purple Comet Math Meet

Yesterday, a select group of middle school scholars competed in the Purple Comet Math Meet. During this international competition, mathletes displayed effective team work as they tackled difficult math problems. Well done!

Entire School: Scholar Dollar Redemption Today

See Mr. Moretta at lunch to redeem scholar dollars!

Entire School: Rockaway Civic Association Community Service

Join the Rockaway Civic Association on Saturday, 4/29/17 for the Compost Giveaway from 10:00AM-2:00PM. Duties include: placing compost bags in vehicles, transplanting flowers, registration paperwork. Gloves will be provided. Meet at the Boardwalk, beach 121st garden.

Entire School: Wordsmith Wednesday

A river cuts through rock, not because of its power, but because of its persistence.
-Jim Watkins


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Parent Handbook, 2016-2017

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Click on each month to learn about different cultural celebration around the world: JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptemberOctoberNovemberDecember.

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Toshiba Grants for Grades 6-12
Toshiba America Foundation’s mission is to provide teachers with additional funds to support classroom projects. After school, summer projects, and independent study projects are not eligible. The Foundation strongly encourages projects planned and led by individual teachers or teams of teachers for their own classrooms.

Many successful grantees have designed projects that tap into the natural curiosity of their students, enable students to frame their own scientific questions, and incorporate the expertise of community partners.

Grades 6-12
Science and math teachers in public or private (non-profit) schools may apply for grants to support classroom science and math education. Endorsement from a school official is required.
Application Deadline

6-12 Grant requests for $5,000 or less are accepted on a rolling basis, throughout the calendar year.

6-12 Grant requests for $5,000 or more are accepted and reviewed twice a year – August 1 st and February 1 st each year.

To learn more about this opportunity and to access the application click here.

NYC DOE Awards for 7th grade Students

The New York City Department of Education has provided several opportunities for students to apply their talents and earn recognition for their achievements and will be presented at an awards ceremony on Thursday, June 1st at 5:00PM at the Queens South Field Support Center, 82-01 Rockaway Blvd., Ozone Park, New York, 11416.

All entries are due by March 31st, 2017!

Linked below are three different categories that current 7th grade students are eligible for:

The Global Arts Award will recognize student who demonstrate excellence in each of the following disciplines: Instrumental/Piano Music, Vocal Solo, Interpretive Moment/Dance, and Visual Art. Students will audition at designated locations, and the winners will showcase/perform their piece at the Awards Ceremony.

Description: This award will recognize students who demonstrate excellence in the arts (Dance, Visual Arts, Vocals, and Drama). To be eligible for this award, a student must:

Submit a digital portfolio of work (videos, scanned artwork, etc)

Submit an essay describing the inspiration behind your piece of work (Dance, Visual Arts, Vocals, and Music) Dance, Vocals, and Music applicants will have to audition according to their talent at a specified time and location

Apply here for the Global Arts Award.

The Perseverance Award will be given to 10 students across grades 3 to 12 who are currently residing or have resided in a shelter or have been displaced this school year; and have demonstrated a commitment to learning that has resulted in remarkable growth and/or success despite enduring tremendous hardships.

Description: Perseverance is defined by Merriam-Webster as “the continued effort to do or achieve something despite difficulties, failure, or opposition.” Perseverance is an honorable attribute to have because it shows determination and a strong will to succeed. The recipient of this honor is one who has maintained a positive mindset despite challenges, and persists to achieve both personal and academic goals. To be eligible for this award, a student must:

– Be in any grade among Grade 3 and 12

– Currently reside or have resided in a shelter OR have been displaced during the 2016/2017 school year

– Demonstrate a commitment to learning despite tremendous hardship by showing remarkable growth and/or success

– Possess an overall average of 85% or greater

– Submit an essay answering the following question: Identify one major challenge that you have experienced this school year, and based on the definition of “perseverance” as written above, explain how you have overcome this challenge in a 500-750 word essay.

Apply here for the Perseverance Award.

The Social Awareness Award will be given to 15 students across grades K through 8 that collaborated to explore and address an important social issue through any form of social action using a range of digital or technological platforms.

Description: The community in which we live plays an integral role in the development of our character. There are many social issues taking place within our society that play a major role in this development. Some examples of social issues include but are not limited to: Obesity, Bullying, Violence, Cultural Diversity, War, Racism, Equal Rights, Environmental Protection, etc. Students in grades K through 5 have the option of working in a group or submitting as a whole class. If selected, two representatives, one male and one female, will be asked to speak about their collaborative effort, core issue, and solution or call to action that their class submitted. Students in grades 6 through 8 must submit individually, and will speak to their work, if selected. To be eligible for this award, a class or student must:

– Create a digital presentation that illustrates the importance of a particular social issue and its solution

– Explain in either written or oral form how you or your class collaboratively devised the solution/call to action for this social issue

Apply here for the Social Awareness Award.

Students in grades K-12 are invited to take part in the 2016 Doodle 4 Google contest, and create a doodle that tells the world “What I see for the future.” From crayons to clay, graphic design, or even food, young artists can utilize any materials to bring their creation to life. Like all Google Doodles, each doodle must incorporate the letters G-o-o-g-l-e. One national winner will also receive a $30,000 college scholarship. The contest is open for entries from September 14, 2016 to December 2, 2016.

Students in grades K-12 are invited to take part in the 2016 Doodle 4 Google contest, and create a doodle that tells the world “What I see for the future.” From crayons to clay, graphic design, or even food, young artists can utilize any materials to bring their creation to life. Like all Google Doodles, each doodle must incorporate the letters G-o-o-g-l-e. One national winner will also receive a $30,000 college scholarship. The contest is open for entries from September 14, 2016 to December 2, 2016. Info @

The Pelican Foundation for Creative Education

The Pelican Foundation for Creative Education is offering grants of up to $500 to middle and high school teachers.  Projects that are funded enhance the curriculum and engage students interest in all subject areas, and have an experiential component that takes the subject beyond the textbook and enhances the curriculum.

A variety of projects such as chess clubs and school trips are funded, and art teachers who need materials are encouraged to apply.   Teachers of literature might consider books or magazine subscriptions for their classes. Teachers who collaborate between disciplines are also encouraged to apply.

The application deadline is November 30th, 2016.  To learn more about this opportunity and to access the application click here.

Conserve and Protect Our Water Poster Contest

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) and the New York Water Environment Association (NYWEA) are sponsoring a poster contest that is open to all middle school students (Grades 6-8). The theme of the contest is “Conserve and Protect Our Water.” This poster contest is an excellent tool for teaching about various water issues and environmental issues. 

Each contest participant will receive a certificate of recognition. Fourteen winners have the honor of having their artwork in a calendar which will be distributed across New York State. The winners will also receive an engraved plaque, a reusable water bottle, and an invitation to their local chapter’s NYWEA conference. The teacher of the First Place Winner will be presented with an engraved plaque and reusable water bottle.

Please see the Poster Contest Announcement for instructional resources on these topics. You can find additional information on NYSDEC’s website at or NYWEA’s website at The deadline for submitting posters is Friday, January 20, 2017. CLICK HERE for the application.

The Scholars’ Academy
2016-2017 School Leadership Team Meetings 
At 4 pm, First Floor Conference Room

September 13, 2016

October 13, 2016

November 15, 2016

December 13, 2016

January 10, 2017

February 7, 2017

March 14, 2017

April 4, 2017

May 5, 2017

June 13, 2017

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