Monday, December 21, 2009

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Madeline and Claribel



12th Grade Student Claribel Santiago, directly to the left, with Secretary of State Madeline Albright. 12th grade New Design students visited the Museum of Art and Design to hear Ms. Albright speak as part of the museum's exhibition of pins that the the former Secretary of State use to wear for her work as the Madame Secretary and as the United States Ambassador to the United Nations. New Design students are currently researching issues of gendercide in Scott's 12th Grade Design Class and design solutions for "the other 90%" of the world's peoples in Corey's class.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

24 Hours Plays



New Design High School sophomore Sydney White performed her original poem "I Pity the Silent," at 24 Plays on Broadway to a packed house on November 9th at American Airlines Theater. 24 Hours Plays is an annual event that calls for creative types to write, direct and perform six original short plays in just under a day. The event, sponsored by Montblanc, is a benefit for New Design High School's main cultural partner Urban Arts Partnership. Performing this evening along with Sydney were Anthony Mackie, Ashton Kutcher, Billy Crudup , David Cross, Demi Moore, Diane Neal, Eva Mendes, Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Esposito, Julia Stiles, Liev Schreiber, Michael Ealy, Rachel Dratch, Rosario Dawson and Rosie Perez. Sydney rocked the house and one of the above celebs teared when she heard her the poem.

Fresh Prep



The Robin Hood foundation has awarded Urban Arts Partnership a grant for our year-round Fresh Prep program at New Design High School. Fresh Prep is an arts-based approach to raising student achievement on the Global History and Geography Regents exam, fusing hip-hop music with the New York State core curriculum. Drawing from current research and best practices in student engagement, vocabulary development and verbal memory, the curriculum features vocabulary-building, multiple-choice strategies, and essay-writing units designed for students to take ownership of their own learning while creating original, curriculum-based artwork.

Urban Arts Partnership and New Design High School are the first arts organizations to be awarded funding by Robin Hood, a competitive foundation known for funding programs with proven methods for breaking the cycle of poverty. Urban Arts Partnership is implementing the Fresh Prep: Global History classroom integration for 150 students at New Design High School this year and developing curricula for Fresh Prep in English, U.S. History, Living Environment and Mathematics.

Urban Arts Partnership is the first arts organization to be awarded funding by Robin Hood, a competitive foundation known for funding programs with proven methods for breaking the cycle of poverty. Urban Arts Partnership is implementing the Fresh Prep: Global History classroom integration for 150 students at New Design High School this year and developing curricula for Fresh Prep in English, U.S. History, Living Environment and Mathematics.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Kiva Kookie Assembly Line

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The year 4 design students are opening their own cookie companies. The proceeds will go to benefit entrepreneurs in third world countries through KIVA. We have been studying assembly lines and efficiency. This is our most efficient assembly line; creating nine bags of cookie dough in twenty five minutes. This will make 108 cookies for us to package and sell. In the end of the video students switch to their label creation assembly lines.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Friday, November 06, 2009

GO GREEN For Halloween Fashion Show

Based on the hit show Project Runway, students created fall fashions from recycled newspaper.
Fashionista Julie Zenobi piloted the venture.



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Thursday, November 05, 2009

Go Green For Halloween!







Some behind the scenes shots of students preparing for this year's launch of the Go Green for Halloween Fashion Show:




Thursday, September 24, 2009

New Design High School - 8th Grade Admissions


Attention all 8th grade students and Prospective Parents!


Admissions for the New Design High School Class of 2014 has begun!

Congratulations on your 8th grade year and the start of your journey to high school. New Design would like to welcome you at our ADMISSIONS OPEN HOUSE tours that will be help:

Tuesday, November 3, 2009 (Election Day - no school for students) at 2:00pm


or

Thursday, November 12, 2009 at 6:00pm

All tours will take place at 350 Grand Street, 4th Floor between Essex and Ludlow in the lower east side of Manhattan. Trains J/M/Z to Delancey or F train to Essex or the B/D to Grand Street.

Please choose either date to attend. We ask that parents, guardians or guidance counselors please attend with prospective students. There are NO RESERVATIONS needed to attend the admissions open house tours.


New Design High School is an educational option enrollment school which means 50% of our students that apply to NDHS are selected by our admissions team and 50% are selected by lottery. We ask students that really would like to attend NDHS in the Fall of 2010 must attend an open house tour.

For any other questions or concerns about NDHS admissions please email newdesignhigh@gmail.com.

Thank you!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Going to NDHS Summer School?

Yes, its that time of the year again....NEW DESIGN HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER SCHOOL:

If you have not already picked up your report card and check in on your summer school registration, please contact Morri at 212.475.4148!

Here are the Summer Session Dates:

Session 1: June 29-July 10, 2009
Session 2: July 13-July 24, 2009
Session 3: July 27-August 7, 2009

Global Studies Regents Prep with Urban Arts: July 27 - August 12, 2009
**EXAM DATE: August 13, 2009 ** This course is by special admissions only.

Regents Exams: August 13 & 14, 2009

ALL SUMMER SCHOOL SESSIONS BEGIN AT 9:00AM AT PACE HIGH SCHOOL LOCATED AT 100 HESTER STREET AT THE CORNER OF ELDRIDGE. PLEASE REPORT TO THE 4TH FLOOR.


Remember: NO LATES and NO ABSENCES! This is your chance to recover credits and graduate on time!

Make the right choices!

GREEN FUTURES SUMMER SCHOOL


















































Our Year One students visited Rooftop Farms in Greenpoint to see organic farming at its best. Students walked over the Williamsburgh Bridge to get to the farm. Check out the GROWING CHEFS link on the right!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

YEAR 1 IDENTITY BOXES








Ben Rojas helped our Year One students create identity boxes for their stopmotion movies. These boxes represent their exterior selves, their spirit animals, and their id monsters! They are Matryoshka dolls that fit inside one another. The project helps students learn how to draw the front, back, and sides of objects.

Monday, June 15, 2009

THIRD GRADER COMMUNITY PROJECT



































Julie's Year Two class made plush toys for stories their third grade buddies wrote. Too cool!

PERSPECTIVE FURNITURE






Dave and Brian asked their students to let an assigned piece of material change their PERSPECTIVE about how furniture is made. Check out the results!