April 2023 - John Dewey High School
A Message from Your Principal
Dear Dewey Family,
“Spring: a lovely reminder of how beautiful change can truly be." ~ Unknown
As we enter the Spring season, and the weather warms up, a period of new growth begins. This is the best time to establish a new Growth Mindset, as we embark on our next 212-degree challenge!
“When you understand what you want, or in learning new skills, you need to put in effort by learning from those around you. By being aware of possible limitations, and staying focused on improving those limitations, we welcome solutions. When we are in this ‘headspace’ of positivity, then we are in a growth mindset.”
In this month’s commitment, we will strive to expand our mindset by asking one extra question each day, reflecting on what we did well and how we fell short on something each week…By making a weekly goal to welcome new things, you can journal your accomplishments towards this challenge and share your success:
How have you learned or experienced something that put you in a growth mindset?
As you begin your challenge, take some time to reflect on the following Growth Mindset quotes:
“Never let success get to your head; never let failure get to your heart.” -Anonymous
“You always pass failure on your way to success.” -Mickey Rooney
“The real test is not whether you avoid this failure, because you won’t. It’s whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it; whether you choose to persevere.” -Barack Obama
“Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.” -Nelson Mandela
Be sure to visit the QR codes around the building to record your journey and share with me!
Principal Heather Adelle
April 2023 Important Dates
MAY AP EXAMS
2023 AP Exam Dates
The 2023 AP Exams will be administered in schools over two weeks in May: May 1-5 and May 8-12. AP coordinators are responsible for notifying students when and where to report for the exams. Early testing or testing at times other than those published by College Board is not permitted under any circumstances.
Our Minecraft Club's Battle of the Boroughs Promo Video
Check out this video! Here is the video produced by the @jdhsminecraftclub about the #MinecraftEdu Battle of the Boroughs. It is truly inspiring to see how far they have come. Keep up the good work, Mr. Ahmed and Minecraft Club!
Minecraft Education Challenge
JOIN THE 2023 NYCDOE BATTLE OF THE BOROUGHS SCHOOL-BASED STAFF MUST SUBMIT ON BEHALF OF STUDENT TEAMS BY APRIL 5th! ! We're partnering with Minecraft Education and C40's Reinventing Cities initiative to guide all K-12 students in creating our future New York.
More from Minecraft Club: Check out the case study below which was shown at SXSW a couple of weeks ago!
New Student Open House
Let's Go Team 333
The MEGALODONS finished as the rank 8th seed and alliance captain at @firstlongisland’s regional #1 along with alliance partners @frc6401 and @lbhs.robotics! We had so much fun competing with all the other teams out there and we’re happy to give our rookies a new experience as well. 🦾
See you all at Tech Valley! 🦈
The Trends of NYC
The JDHS Theatre Department is proud to present BOEING BOEING. This 1960’s French farce adapted for the English-speaking stage features self-styled Parisian lothario Bernard, who has Italian, German, and American fiancées, each a beautiful airline hostess with frequent “layovers.” He keeps “one up, one down, and one pending” until unexpected schedule changes bring all three to Paris, and Bernard’s apartment, at the same time.Tickets are $3 students / $5 adults (CASH ONLY) and can be purchased at the door. Doors open 15 minutes before each performance. See Mr. Hill in A5 with questions.
10 Seats Available!
Student Council Clothing Drive
Donate clean and wearable clothes for a good cause as we celebrate earth day with a Dewey thrift shop!
2023 - 2024 JDHS Course Electives Request
Students must be logged into their @johndeweyhighschool.org account to access the survey.
This survey will close on Monday, April 17, 2023, at 4:00PM. THIS SURVEY HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO FRIDAY, APRIL 21ST AT 5:00PM.
New Course for the 2023-2024 School Year
MSAC will be hosting International Night in the cafeteria from 4:30-9:00 pm on Friday, May 5, 2023. This is a great time for our school community to come together! STAFF if you are able to donate a dish for the event please fill out the from below. All donations are welcome and appreciated!
Please email Michael Inoa (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Christine Medina (email@example.com) if you have any questions or concerns.
We hope to see you at International Night on May 5, 2023!
The Spring Fling Dance
Sign Up For My Estuary Day 5/20/23
JDHS Email Update
Moving forward all students will use their johndeweyhighschool.org email for all Google Classrooms and for communication. An email has been sent out from our JDHSNo-Reply@schools.nyc.gov email address with log-in information. If you need your account reset, please click the link below.
Your johndeweyhighschool.org email address will also be needed to access SyncGrades, our new on-line platform. Information on how to log in will be provided soon. We look forward to an exciting Spring Semester!!
April PTA Meeting
Wednesday, April 19th · 6:00 – 7:00pm
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 940 8715 6763
Class of 2023
Wednesday, June 7, 2023 at 6PM
Price: $200 per person. Payment due Friday, May 19, 2023.
Russo’s on the Bay
NO PROM PAYMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL SENIOR DUES ARE PAID IN FULL.
Friday, June 23, 2023 at 9AM. Graduates must report at 8AM.
Coney Island AmPhitheater, 3052 W 21st Street, Brooklyn, NY 11224
This is a ticketed event. Each graduate will be allowed three guests.
Cap and gown will be released and given to each student after they have been certified as a graduate.
Girls Lacrosse Schedule
JDHS Virtual Club Poster Wall
For all questions regarding clubs/sports please see Mr. Butler in room 369, or contact him via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dewey Birthday Shout-Outs!
A huge, happy birthday to all the students and staff who celebrate a birthday this month!
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