Scholar Spotlight

Minecraft battle of the boroughs

Aiden A. team has made it to the semi-finals match of Minecraft Battle of the Boroughs tournament!

You can view the match (they are the second match this afternoon) by going to: aka.ms/botbround3

This will open up a MS Team link so you can watch the live event. The event starts at 4pm.

Aidan is representing Scholars' at the Minecraft Battle of the Boroughs tournament!

Please help us congratulate Aiden A. from 8th grade. He has earned a seat for the Minecraft Battle of the Boroughs tournament.

Here is upcoming schedule of events for the Battle of the Boroughs. The final round will be streamed on Twitch and there is a possibility that it will be picked up by ESPN2 and re-broadcast in July!!

Key dates:

  • June 1 – Student Crash Course+ Practice Rounds 3-5pm

  • June 2 – Round 1 from 3-5pm – Live Event/stream internally to DOE

  • June 4 – Round 2 from 3-5pm – Live Event/stream internally to DOE

  • June 7 – Round 3 from 3-5pm – Live Event/stream internally to DOE

  • June 8 – Finals Recording from 3-5pm - Live Event

  • June 15 – 1pm – Stream on Twitch

The links to watch the rounds will be posted at: https://schools.nyc.gov/minecraft

Scholars' Academy Stop Motion Animation 2021 - Magic Box

Scholars' Tenis 2021

We wanted to share this picture with you as it shows the joy of sports for these kids and we are so glad we got the chance to play this year!

~Ms. R. Henk and Mr. Paolina

Ella Recognized for UN Global Goal Impact

Ella Recognized for UN Global Goal Impact

Ella L., class of 2021, is being recognized for community service both as a National Award earner (Honor: United Nations Assoc. USA) and as an inspiration for other students to get involved in their community (Hero Zero: Zero Hunger). The 4th Annual National Community Service Awards connect student service activity to the UN Global Goals.

You can see Ella featured here along with other National Student Awardees from 427 schools.

This award program has been designed to elevate and expand the awareness of youth leaders contributing time and talent to drive positive progress toward global issues.

Thomas B. is Aiming High!

NYC Film Festival
Thomas Burke on NYC PS Film Festival

Congratulations to Thomas B., class of 2021, for his entry, "Meet the Options Program" in the Documentary category. The video documents The Options Program which was developed by the New York Police Department and The New York City Police Foundation to provide young people with decision-making skills, a voice in their community, and career development opportunities by using virtual reality to input better emotional intelligence.

"Meet the Options Program" by Thomas B.

On May 6th, the 3rd Annual NYC Public School Film Festival was held virtually via Zoom. Sponsored by the NYC DOE and the Mayor's Office of Media & Entertainment the festival was open to all NYC Dept. of Education middle and high school students. Twenty films were selected for the festival by a panel of educators and media professionals, and each film selected received a certificate of participation.

"It should be noted that Thomas's video was very timely and was the only community-based documentary in that category." says Mr. Pepe.

Taylor W. won on NYC Shakespeare Competition

1st Place & Cash Prize

We are overjoyed to share that our very own Taylor W. has won the 1st Place New York City Shakespeare Competition. She competed against High School students all across the city with her portrayal of Gonreil from King Lear as well as Sonnet 3. Taylor will be competing at the 38th ESU National Shakespeare Competition to be held digitally on April 26th, 2021. Taylor has also won a $500 cash prize. We are so proud of you!!! Bravo!!!

Mandala (Drawing): Zarin T. PS Art SemiFinalist

Congratulations to sophomore Zarin T. for having 2 works of art advance to the semi-final round of PS Art!

"Mandala" is a drawing that incorporates unique symbols, such as the stars, that hold significance in Zarin's life.

Adidas Sneaker (drawing): Zarin T. PS Art SemiFinalist

"Shoe" is a drawing that allowed Zarin understand how important it is to pay close attention to detail when it comes to art in order to make certain elements stand out more. It also helped her improve her use of value scales.

Kaylyn S. Rockaway Beach artwork at Cuisine by Claudette

Congratulations to senior Kaylyn S. for her two works of art at Cuisine by Claudette.

The horizontal piece was done in chalkboard markers. It captures the energy that comes to Rockaway Beach, hence why there is so much free motion.

Kaylyn S. artwork of a golden fish at Cuisine by Claudette

Koi Fish done in acrylic paint and watercolor It represents abundance, perseverance, and strength.