Minecraft Club Newsletter
John Dewey High School 2020-2021
What Is Minecraft Club?
"Minecraft Club is a fun and lovely place for everyone to play Minecraft together. It teaches us many things like team work and how to build a community together." -Angelo D.
"Minecraft Club is where you can all hang out and vibe and make some new friends. Everyone here is super nice." -Jayla M.
"Minecraft Club teaches us how to work with each other better and teaches us how to survive in stressful situations." -Muhammad T.
"The JDHS Minecraft Club is a lovely place to hang out and interact with others during these hard times. It brings a sense of happiness and distraction from difficulties we may face in our environment. It allows us to be in a new place and join others as we come together in the JDHS Minecraft server!" -Brit L.
"When the world stopped, Minecraft Club helped us find a way to go. Minecraft Club is a fun way to meet new people and hang out while playing one of my favorite games. It's a great de-stressor from school work and I'm super glad I joined!" -Salwa O.
"When the club started in like November it was neat and pretty humble. Honestly I didn't expect the world/server to become as populated with builds and people. The members are pretty nice and kind to each other and often provide help when someone asks for it. Really in essence the club is very cool and you should check it out." -Enrique H.
"Minecraft Club is a really great place to make a new friends, hang out, and just chill. It’s an oasis in this pandemic." -Zarrukh N.
Meet The Minecraft Club Advisor
Mr. Ahmed is a chemistry teacher who loves video games, comic books, memes, and thrift shopping. He's been playing Minecraft for over 10 years and loves bringing video games into the classroom.
At the request of Minecraft Club members, Mr. Ahmed also runs a YouTube gaming channel for students to enjoy! Be sure to check it out: https://www.youtube.com/MrAhmedGaming
(Also those drawings above were made by members of Minecraft Club!)
What's Happening In Minecraft Club?
"Amazing visit! I learned how to get stuck in a hole, BUT also how to get out of it. Thanks for inviting me to join the in-game fun and showing me all your cool buildings. Very excited to see the future builds! 9/10 experience (join Student Council if you want that last star)" -Ms. Grace
Minecraft Education Challenge
In April, John Dewey High School's Minecraft Club entered the 2021 Minecraft Education Challenge. In this build challenge, students were tasked with designing a sustainable and equitable New York City. Check out our submission below!
Big congratulations to Minecraft Club for winning part 1 of the competition! 5 members of Minecraft Club will be representing the Brooklyn team in a live Battle of the Boroughs competition during the first two weeks of June.
For more information on this year's Minecraft Education Challenge, please visit: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/minecraft
Interested In Joining Minecraft Club?
There is still time to join! Minecraft Club uses Minecraft: Education Edition which is available for free for all students in NYC public schools. This version of Minecraft is accessible through Windows, Mac, iPad, and Chromebook. If you would like to join, please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/jpL8TE7xQB2KoN4Q6
Minecraft Club is planning to host a end of the school year party on our server and would love for you to attend! If you have any questions, feel free to e-mail Mr. Ahmed at firstname.lastname@example.org