|The FIRST Robotics Competition is a global event in which high schools design, fabricate and compete with their robots for the fun and prestige of winning. First robotics Team 333 (A.K.A the Megalodons) from John Dewey High School, is one New York school that will be competing in the New York City regional held at the Jacob Javits Center in New York. A group of talented, dedicated students from John Dewey High School, work hard to establish their dominance in science, technology, engineering, and math within the vast oceans of society. With the guidance of their lead mentor/teacher Filippo Dispenza who strives to promote, encourage and support future engineers, programmers, scientist and mathematicians become game changers in our rapidly changing future. These persistent students and mentor stayed after school and came every Saturday for six weeks. Within that time they built a robot that was able to pick up and shoot foam basketballs and bring down a bridge so they can balance on it. On March 18, 2012 all their hard work paid off. Team 333 from John Dewey High School came home as the First Robotics finalist bring back with them the silver medal and First trophy.|
GO MEGALODONS !!!!!!!
National HOSA Week was held the last week of February. During H Band of that week HOSA advertized their club by showing a scrapbook that was created by the HOSA members. They also spoke about their upcoming competition which will be held in Syracuse on April 28, 29 and 30th.
During the week of March 6th HOSA along with Brian Utnick, held Haiti Relief Week. The purpose was to help Haiti by writing inspirational messages and letters and creating a wall. HOSA member Dori Lubin spoke about the lose of her mother and sisters in the Haiti quake.
Finally on April 12-16 HOSA is Raising Awarness for Autism. HOSA members will be running a fundraiser, in which they will be creating pins. All proceeds will go to “Thursday Child.” At the end of the month HOSA members will also become certified in CPR.
Our Robotics team 333 THE MEGALDONS lead by Mr. Dispenza has been working hard building a robot that was entered into the 2010 Breakaway FRC- First Robotics Competition the weekend of March 13th at the Jacob Javits Center.
This competition challenges teams to solve a common problem. FRC is a unique “sport of mind” competition. It is designed to help students come more involved in Science, Math and Engineering. The 2010 season was met with great accomplishment, Team 333 THE MEGALDONS was successful in making it all the way into the semi finals!
Congratulations to our 9th grade student, Ehimwenma Osagie, for her winning essay from the Association of Black Educators of New York's BRIDGE TO AFRICA Essay Contest! Warm thanks to her English teacher, Ms. Cook-Ortiz, and her Guidance Cousnelor, Ms. Correa for their help and encouragement.
||The Guidance Department is proud to announce that the following students were accepted into the 2010 Angelo Del Toro Puerto Rican/Hispanic Youth Leadership Conference;
Jackney De Los Santos
Congratulations to them and to their Coordinator, Ms. Parziale!
||Eighteen John Dewey students participated in the ASPIRA CLUBS Federation and ASPIRA of New York 17th annual Youth Conference "SPEAK! LEAD! ACHIEVE!' on Saturday, January 16, 2010.
We are very proud of our Hispanic Leaders of the future!
||Congratulations to junior Kimone Napier whose photograph was selected by the Nike Corporation to be posted on a billboard on Flatbush Ave. & Washington Ave. in Brooklyn. Kimone, along with 22 other Dewey students participated in the Nike Boots Billboard Contest promoting a new line of boots for Nike Sportswear. The theme that the students needed to address was "The Strength Inside". This is the new campaign slogan for Nike's new sportswear line. John Dewey High School was one of three schools in New York City selected by The Center for Arts Education to participate in this competition.
Kimone Napier received an award
from Brooklyn Councilman
Dominic Recchia. Councilman
Recchia happens to be a
graduate of John Dewey High
||The exhibition of student images at the High School for Art and Design in Manhattan also included the works of the following artists: Raania Itrat, Faisal Kabir, Margarita Budnikova, Gerardo Mendez, Layla Almasadzhidi, Jennifer Faybusovich, Christina Noskova, Michelle Kaplun, Steven Bassile, Anna Trofimova, Ernst Mombrun, Carman He, Ayana Gilbert, Svetlana Bobrova, Roksolana Kostryyuk, Rosalai Munoz, Kiah Armstrong, Dana Zhu, Mariya Ziskin, Kimone Napier, Areeba Saboor, Yessenia Pasan, and Jordan Pyram. Michael Solo is our resident Photography teacher.
We are proud to announce that five of our students (Angelica Collado, Nakeisha Campbell, Sheuly Kabir, Gerardo Mendez, and Daisy Segundo) have been accepted into the Center for Art Career Development Program. They are being interviewed to be placed in such partnerships as Ballet Hispanica, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Brooklyn Philharmonic, Fashion Institute of Technology, TADA! Youth Theatre, Off Broadway Booking, Rockwell Group, Architecture Firm, Bloomingdales
John Dewey High School student Ka Yan Kwan was accepted into the Behavioral Science Research Methodology/Intel Project Program at Kingsborough Community College. Under the guidance of her teacher Ginny Gee-Sullivan, her research focused on human behaviors in response to the current economic crisis. Ms. Gee-Sullivan will be presenting at SCONYC (Science Council of NYC). Her workshop is called Innovative Science Techniques and will show teachers how to make hands-on activities that are fun without spending a fortune on supplies. The Marine Science Program students, under the guidance of their teacher Lane Rosen, are raising Brook Trout from eggs. The Brook Trout will be released in May. HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) will again be raising funds to donate to The New York City Charter Schools for Autism. Members of HOSA and their supervising teachers Nadia Amin and Sarah Pooler will present the donation to the Principal and spend the day with students who attend the school.
The English Department is proud to announce the following winners in a recent creative writing contest sponsored by the magazine, NEW YOUTH CONNECTIONS: Rakell Washington won third place for her entry entitled, "The Right Way to Help." Jasmina Ahmed won first place for her entry, "Beyond My Reach." Richard Hoehler, teaching artist, actor, and writer, addressed our Senior Advanced Placement English class and other guests about the Random House Creative Writing Competition and conducted a very interesting and entertaining writing workshop. Two different professional acting troupes will be gracing our stage on April 23 and April 29 with performances of Shakespeare's ROMEO AND JULIET.