February 2023 - John Dewey High School
A Message from Your Principal
To the John Dewey family
This month will have us full! Full of celebrations from Respect for All Week, Valentine's day, Paint and Sip, Spirit Week, Pep Rally and more. It will also be full of exploration. We will have time this month to explore Black History. We will examine figures whose lives and work epitomize what commitment and perseverance truly produce. The characteristics demonstrated through various people's work in history shows us why commitment to self and others is important for the continued development of society.
We had the tremendous opportunity on January 10th to welcome our Chancellor, David Banks. He immediately understood the culture and goals of Dewey. He enjoyed experiencing our Academy's demonstrations and insightful conversations with our students. This day is a true testament to every stakeholder's commitment to this community. It is obvious to all who see us that we are committed to our future goals, shared vision, and how we persevere together every day.
During the month of February, take the time to commit, learn, grow and love. Be sure to stay engaged with all that is happening by exploring the walls in the halls and using the QR codes to interact with one another. Be sure to sign the Pledge "Love Not Hate."
February 2023 Important Dates
Black History Month 2023
Student Council Hosts Spirt Week 2/6 -2/10
Respect For All Week
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!!
JDHS Welcomes Chancellor David C. Banks!
On January 10th, Mr. Banks and his team visited our school to discuss our career-related education programs and pathways, which provide students with career-connected learning opportunities. Providing students with the skills necessary to thrive in today's – and tomorrow's – workforce involves helping them discover their interests, plan for their future, and learn to develop their skills. We are so proud of our amazing students and staff for sharing their greatness with all of Brooklyn. So much fun showcasing our special school. Check out the news clip below from Channel 12 News!
LOVE NOT HATE
Sign the Petition
Change has become a powerful word in our minds. More than ever, we are mindful of the call for civil justice and action within your community and ours. Therefore we; the members of My Brother's Keeper (MBK) have begun our campaign for change called "LOVE NOT HATE" and "IF ONE SHOULD FALL A THOUSAND SHALL RISE".
Parent Engagement Sip & Paint
Lunar New Year Celebration
We want to THANK YOU for supporting our Lunar New Year event this past Friday! We are grateful to you, our John Dewey teachers, principals and staff, for always helping us learn, grow and celebrate each other.
This fantastic senior year experience would not have been possible without you.
The MSAC Student Leaders
Eva Chow, Fuhua Feng Wu, Qi Qi Li, Esraa Luna, Vivian Wanjing & Yongze Wei
(plus: Ms. Medina, Mr. Inoa and Mr. Lamberti)
February PTA Meeting
Wednesday, February 8th · 6:00 – 7:00pm
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 940 8715 6763
Understanding and Responding to Your Teen's Anger
Thursday, February 9th 6:00pm
Join Zoom Meeting
JDHS Welcomes Junior ROTC!
Elevate AP FOR ALL Study Skills Workshops
We received a grant from AP FOR ALL for Elevate to come into our school and run a workshop on various study skills. Elevate will run the following workshops for our students: Time Management, Home Study Hacks, Managing Stress, and Ace Your Exams.
We want to encourage students to attend at least one session of each workshop. For students' access and convenience, they have two different dates to attend the same workshop. The workshop will be in room 348. See poster attached and link below to sign up!
Support our Dragons!
Sign up to become a Student Affairs Ambassador!
In exchange for community service hours and a superb college recommendation letter, the student affairs ambassadors will assist Mr. Butler and the COSA (Coordinator of Student Activities) office in a variety of tasks when working across student organizations, clubs, and events.
These responsibilities include helping with setup/cleanup for events, working with representatives from other clubs and organizations, encouraging collaboration with different organizations on shared goals and visions.
Email Mr. Butler for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org / Room 369
Dear JDHS Rising Seniors and Families:
We look forward to having an exciting and fun filled school year as we anticipate the arrival of your graduation day on June 23, 2023. In order to provide you with a wonderful senior year and a memorable graduation ceremony, certain expenses must be covered. Below is the breakdown of the costs for senior year.
Senior Dues Package A - $250.00
Graduation Cap, Gown, & Tassel, Diploma Case, T-Shirt, Keychain, Yearbook, #23 Senior Jersey, Hoodie, Senior BBQ (Event for cap & gown pick up) & Senior Breakfast (Event for yearbook pick up.)
Senior Dues Package B - $100.00
Graduation Cap, Gown, & Tassel, Diploma Case, T-Shirt, Keychain. & Senior BBQ (Event for cap & gown pick up.)
Senior Dues does NOT cover Senior Ring, Senior Photos, Senior Trip, and Senior Prom.
Payments for Senior Rings go directly to the company, NOT to John Dewey HS!
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.
Payments can be made by cash or money orders only. A receipt is always given. Please make money orders payable to: John Dewey High School. Make sure the student’s name is on the money order.
THERE ARE ABSOLUTELY NO REFUNDS!
There will be no refunds given due to the reason of not fulfilling the New York State graduation requirements.
Cap and gown will be released and given to each student after they have been certified as a graduate.
We are calling all graduates of 2023! On February 2, 2023, during period 8, graduating seniors can purchase their Senior Rings in the cafeteria. 👨🎓👩🎓 The cost of senior rings will be $75. On 2/2/23, only money orders or cash are accepted. If you have questions, see Ms. Escalera in room 369.
Seniors Vote For.....
JDHS Virtual Club Poster Wall
For all questions regarding clubs/sports please see Mr. Butler in room 369, or contact him via email at email@example.com.
Dewey Birthday Shout-Outs!
A huge, happy birthday to all the students and staff who celebrate a birthday this month!
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