May 2022 - John Dewey High School
A Message from Your Principal
Dear Dewey Family,
May is here, and with it, a collection of events to which we can look forward. This Tuesday, May 3rd, is College Decision Day: Don’t forget to adorn yourselves with your college colors and gear as we will be celebrating our students outside the College Office! On Friday, May 6th will be our International Food Festival. I’m looking forward to joining in the celebration and tastes reflecting the diversity of our many students’ cultures.
This week we hosted our littlest family members into our building for Bring Your Child to Work Day! As I mentioned in my email, it was truly heartwarming to witness the positive impact that our own children had on our students' mood. I enjoyed seeing your children smiling and playing as they made their slime, enjoyed cookies and just being with you in your work environment. Each conversation I had with them made my heart smile!
On Friday, we celebrated National Poetry Month with Poem in Your Pocket Day! Many students took on the Poem Challenge and participated in reading, writing, and sharing their poetry throughout the building with as many people as they could. To join in on the fun, here is a poem I’d like to share with you all:
May Is Pretty, May Is Mild
by Annette Wynne
May is pretty, May is mild,
Dances like a happy child;
Sing out, robin; spring out, flowers;
April went with all her showers,
And the world is green again;
Come out, children, to the glen,
To the meadows, to the wood,
For the earth is clean and good,
And the sky is clear and blue,
And bright May is calling you!
May is pretty, May is mild,
Dances like a happy child,
On a blessèd holiday,
Come out, children, join the play!
Heather Adelle, Principal
May 2022 Important Dates
Asian American and Pacific Islander American Heritage Month
May marks Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, which celebrates the histories of Americans hailing from across the Asian continent and from the Pacific islands of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia. Throughout the month we will be highlighting important Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Click the photo below to learn more!
2022-2022 AP Course Catalog
It is that time of year again for us to begin recruiting students for Advanced Placement classes for the upcoming 2022-2021
- AP Courses are challenging courses that will require more of a time commitment than regular classes.
- Please complete this AP Course Interest Google Form to express interest in an AP Course AND ask the appropriate teacher for a recommendation. Without teacher recommendation you will not be able to be programmed for the course.
International Night May 6th
THANK YOU to everyone who participated in or supported International Night last Friday! Our event was a great success thanks to you. We are so grateful to each of you for your contributions, whether before, during, or after the event.
One of MSAC's goals is to bring different groups of students at JDHS together, and that's exactly what we accomplished!
Ms. Medina, Ms. Alteon, Mr. Inoa, Mr. Lamberti, Ms. Murphy, Ms. Martins and @msac.jdhs
It's Minecraft Season! Launching Challenge 2022 NYC
The 2022 NYC Minecraft Education challenge is here! Join this webinar to learn more about how your students can participate in this year’s challenge. Student submissions will have the opportunity to be highlighted at the Stockholm+50 event on June 1st, where mayors from around the world will be celebrating 50 years of global environmental action. You can learn more about the challenge at www.schools.nyc.gov/minecraft.
About the Challenge: Net Zero: New York City provides an opportunity for the students of NYCDOE to design solutions to create a more sustainable city. The challenge’s goal is to educate everyone on how we can combat the climate crisis and engage youth in designing and building solutions for climate resilience and action. In this challenge, students are tasked with creating new and innovative solutions that will lower the carbon footprint for the city of New York City. Students will explore the city in Minecraft Education, meeting the Mayor and a community of experts who will share important information to aid students on their journey. When your research is complete, you will craft your solution.
Challenge launches: April 11th | Challenge submissions due: May 27th
This session will be recorded and posted at www.schools.nyc.gov/minecraft if you cannot attend live. Feel free to forward to anyone who may be interested!
Our NYC Net Zero Challenge Submission!
Minecraft Club presents their build for the 2022 NYCDOE Minecraft Education Challenge about sustainability and green living! ⛏ 🌿
AP Exam Schedule
National Honor Society Induction Ceremony
Dewey Dance Ensemble Spring Showcas
Please join us on May 17th and May 18th at 6:00PM for the Dewey Dance Ensemble Spring Showcase. Ticket link can be found HERE. We kindly ask that you reserve seats as the seating in A5 is limited and is expected to sell out.
See flyer below for more information, and as always, thank you for supporting the Dewey Dance Ensemble
Volleyball vs. Staff Tournament
Attention Current Sophomores!
May PTA Meeting
Wednesday, May 18 · 6:00 – 7:00pm
Google Meet joining info
Video call link: https://meet.google.com/dqo-xnvw-idt
Or dial: (US) +1 336-850-0813 PIN: 524 091 833#
Followed by a Parent Workshop
EVERY TUESDAY IN PERSON
PERIOD 4,5,6 & 7
OR VIRTUALLY USING LINK BELOW:
- Do you want to practice focusing to improve your grades?
- Do you want less stress in your life?
- Do you want to have more fulfilling relationships?
- Do you want to heal your mind/body?
- Or just have a quiet space to take a minute?
Then join us with an open mind. All are welcome!!!
May is Mental Health Awareness Month!
May is Mental Health Awareness Month! Take the time to focus on YOU! Here are some tips to boost your Mental Health.
- Sign Up for the Mindfulness Room! Click the link above for the sign up sheet.
- Track gratitude and achievement with a journal
- Start your day with a cup of coffee
- Set up a getaway
- Get a good night's sleep
- Experiment with a new recipe, write a poem, paint or try a Pinterest project
- Show some love to someone in your life
- Practice Forgiveness
- Play with a furry friend
Class of 2022 Upcoming Events
On May 3rd the @jdhscollegeoffice celebrated College Decision Day for our Seniors who are headed to College 🏫🎓🎉 Check out the video below! Congratulations to our entire Senior Class whether you decided on college, trade school, the military, a job or a gap year! We are excited to see you all shine! #collegedecisionday
Hosted by National Honor Society
Extra Academic Help
JDHS After School Clubs
For Help with Applying to College and Financial Aid
Visit The College Office - Room 113
Ms. Linda Mazzola - LMazzola@johndeweyhighschool.org
Ms. Stephanie Wolkoff - SWolkoff@johndeweyhighschool.org
College application & FAFSA Workshops
Tuesday & Friday - Periods 5&8 Room 307 - Periods 6&7 Room 373
SAT Help Wednesday & Friday @ 3:00 p.m. Room 273 or 373
College Essay Help - Tuesdays and Thursdays @ 3:00 Room 357
Learn about banking and finance Hosted by: Ridgewood Savings Bank
Date: Thursday,May 12 Pd. 4
You will receive a pass to be excused from class upon signing up.
Limited to first 30 students
Email Mr. Limbach at KLimbach@johndeweyhighschool.org
with name and OSIS # to sign up.
See Mr. Limbach , Room 117F with questions.
Dewey Birthday Shout-Outs!
Adult Education School 6 at John Dewey High School
Adult Education School 6 at John Dewey High School - Interest Form
***You must live in New York City (Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Staten Island and the Bronx). ***You must be 21 years old or older.
John Dewey High Schools Social Emotional Hub
Bringing access to our school community to support social emotional learning, community building, resilience and self advocacy.
Change is the one guarantee we have in life. No matter what... we are in this together! We at John Dewey High School proudly present our Virtual Mindfulness Room. No matter what you are experiencing right now, you are not alone. We want you to know that your thoughts and feelings are valid and we are here for you.
Take a moment each day to examine your experience, and remember, like all else, this shall pass, too. We are one school all in it together.
NYC Schools Account
- Did you know that you can track your child’s education on any computer, phone, or tablet? You can also sign the COVID consent form, right in the NYC Schools Account (NYCSA).You can sign up for an account by entering a few basic details. This will allow you to begin receiving notifications from the DOE. It only takes five minutes, and it is the first step in getting a full account. (Open external You can sign up for an account by entering a few basic details. This will allow you to begin receiving notifications from the DOE. It only takes five minutes, and it is the first step in getting a full account.
Supports for Multilingual Learners:
NYC Public Schools Speak Your Language!