There is a great opportunity to attend a virtual college fair for FREE and from the comfort of your home.The virtual college fair for the Northeast region is scheduled for the week of December 11th-16th.Parents and students can log on any time during this week and get information from many colleges.To register, you must go to www.collegefairsonline.com to the students tab.
REGESTRATION DEADLINE IS FAST APPROACHING
A nationally recognized school-to-college partnership between The College of Staten Island, New York, a branch of the City University of New York (CUNY), and the Petrides school. The program offers rigorous freshman-level college credit and developmental coursework without cost to high school juniors and seniors on the campus of CSI.
These courses are open to high school juniors and seniors who meet prerequisite requirements and are free.
Registration takes place from December 4th - December 8th From 9:30 - 4:30 at CSI, South Administration Building 1A room 208.
Applications can be found on our website or have your child see Mr. Tabbitas.
College of Staten Island – College Now
Have we got some good news for you! The nationally recognized College Now program, sponsored by The City University of New York and Kingsborough Community College, is available at your child’s high school (program description on back of this letter). The program has been in existence since 1983, and we know from 33 years of experience that the work a high school student does while participating in it will not only make his/her transition to college level work easier, it will also result in a savings of real time and tuition dollars in the future. College Now is available to New York City public school students in their junior and senior years and is completely free of charge. At this important, potentially life-changing stage of your child’s life and with college costs soaring, you probably find yourselves with an ever-increasing number of questions.
We invite you to join us to hear about our program, which can help you decide if you would like your child to take advantage of the opportunity it offers. To learn more about the many benefits of the College Now program, please join us for our annual Parent Open House:
WHEN November 29, 2017
WHERE Kingsborough Community College, 2001 Oriental Boulevard., Brooklyn
Marine and Academic Center - Lighthouse Room M240
TIME 6:45 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
PARKING Available on campus – Please plan to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to event
as campus is large and this will give you ample time to walk from public
transportation or KCC parking to the Lighthouse.
TO OBTAIN TRAVEL DIRECTIONS TO KINGSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE,
PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT
SEATING IS LIMITED AND ON A FIRST COME BASIS.If you plan to attend, please call the College Now Office at (718) 368-5170 to reserve a seat or e-mail us at email@example.com. Please indicate your name, your child’s high school and the number of people attending.From the SI ADVANCEMORE THAN 2,500 SENIORS NEED HELPWhere to Turn is looking for snow shovel volunteers this winter.
In total, Where to Turn "has over 2,500 seniors requesting snow shoveling assistance," according to Dennis McKeon, the executive director of the organization.
"If you are a student in the seventh grade or higher we will find you a senior within walking distance of your home," McKeon stated. "You commit to shovel their sidewalk and the path to their front door each time it snows and you will receive 10 hours of community service credit at the end of the winter."
And, as McKeon concludes, "just the fact that they know there's somebody out there who is going to help them out makes a big difference in their lives,"
If you are senior citizen, age 65 and older, who needs your snow shoveled or a student or resident who wants to volunteer, sign up for the snow shoveling program at www.where-to-turn.org, or call 718-966-6531.
See this entire article in the SI Advance.
High School Newsletter
The Michael J. Petrides High School
National Honor Society
Joanne Buckheit, Principal
Membership in The Michael J. Petrides National Honor Society is a great honor bestowed upon high school students. Selection for membership is conducted by a Faculty Council and is based on outstanding scholarship, leadership, service, character, and citizenship. Once selected, members have the responsibility to continue to demonstrate these qualities.
The candidate must be a member of the Class of 2017, 2018 or 2019 (current year freshman, sophomores and juniors).The candidate must have and maintain a cumulative scholastic average of at least 90 percent.
The candidate must demonstrate and maintain service, which is defined by “the voluntary contributions made by a student to the school or community, done without compensation and with a positive courteous, and enthusiastic spirit.”
- The candidate must demonstrate and maintain leadership qualities, one who “demonstrates initiative in promoting school activities, inspires positive behavior in others, and is willing to uphold scholarship and maintain a loyal school attitude.”
- The candidate must hold and maintain good character, one who “upholds principles of morality and ethics, is cooperative, demonstrates high standards of honesty and reliability, shows courtesy, concern, and respect for others, and generally maintains a good and clean lifestyle.”
- The candidate must demonstrate and maintain good citizenship, one who “understands the importance of civic involvement, has a high regard for freedom, justice, and democracy, and demonstrates mature participation and responsibility through involvement with such activities as scouting, community organizations, and school clubs.”
- The candidate must complete 15 hours of tutoring (in school) and 15 hours of community service before November 7, 2017. (Documented forms required)
- The candidate must write a 350-word essay in which they illustrate how they have demonstrated the qualities of leadership and character and why they want to obtain membership in the society.
- The candidate must obtain the signatures of two teachers who can testify to their good character.
- All candidates must pay dues ($40) each year they are an active member
- If selected to the National Honor Society, inductees must attend all meetings.
- The candidate’s official high school transcript will be obtained from Ms. Troost in order to validate eligibility. Please do not apply if you are below GPA of 90%.
Applications and forms for membership in the M. J. Petrides High School National Honor Society are available from Ms. Salem in Room B57 or click the link
Completed applications and forms are due Wednesday, November 8, 2017. Late applications will not be considered.Volunteer OpportunitiesCheckout the updates for volunteer opportunities in the communityWinter Season Is Here
All of our teams are looking for participants. If your child is interested in joining a team, have them speak to the coach. All sports require a medical and parental consent as well as a tryout.
Students should see Mr. Duffy for more details.
Boys Varsity Basketball
Boys Junior Varsity Basketball
Girls Varsity Basketball
Girls Junior Varsity Basketball
Varsity Girls Swimming
Varsity Girls Volleyball
PUPIL PATHParents should contact Mr. Doctor for Pupil Path information. firstname.lastname@example.org
National Honor Society
School Tutoring ServiceAll grades in all subject areas.
Monday 8:00 - 8:20 High School Student Support Center - C130 Tuesday 2:20 - 3:00
Student Learning Center
Wednesday 8:00 - 8:20
High School Student Support Center - C130
Thursday 8:00 - 8:20
High School Student Support Center - C130
Friday 8:00 - 8:20
High School Student Support Center - C130Registrants will be matched to NHS tutors according to subject area and availability.
High School Student Support Center
Students in need of additional academic support can visit our new Student Support Center. During lunch or a free period students can visit B130 to utilize a computer for school work or seek assistance from one of our available teachers. This is a wonderful opportunity for students who seek additional help in any of their subjects.