While some high school students throughout the New York City area will dissect an earthworm, or if they’re lucky, a fetal pig, the High School for Community Leadership wanted to provide students with an even more exciting experience. On May 20th, students dissected the spiny dogfish shark. They opened up the jaw to feel the multiple rows of razor sharp teeth, identified the gender of the shark, compared the gills of the shark with the respiratory system of the human, and slit open up the stomach to discover the shark’s diet; one group even found a squid that had been swallowed whole!
On May 3rd, 2011, students discovered the diets of owls by examining their regurgitated stomach contents, called the pellet. Using dissection equipment, students carefully picked apart the pellet to look at its contents; students discovered the remains of rats, mice, birds, shrews, and moles. Some students were even able to re-create full skeletons of these digested animals!
HSCL will host parents for its monthly Parent Association meeting this Tuesday, March 15th between 6:00pm and 7:00pm. Get involved and stay informed.
Citywide “Parent Teacher Night” will take place for all HSCL students and families on Thursday, March 17th from 5:00 to 7:00pm. “Parent Teacher Afternoon” will take place on Friday, March 18th from 12:30 to 2:30pm. Come get a progress report on your child’s performance. Remember, there are only 12 weeks left in the academic year so don’t get caught off guard!
HSCL is pleased to announce “The Breakfast Club” every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:15 – 9:00am before Home Room class. This is a time for students to get one-on-one and small group tutoring and homework help form our St. John’s University Student Teachers. “The Breakfast Club” meets in room 342.
We are also pleased to announce afternoon tutorial and homework help sessions every Monday, Tuesday and Friday from 3:00 to 4:00pm. Please take advantage of what small schools can do to provide individual and small group help!
HSCL is proud to announce the formation of a girls step team. The Diamonds in the Rough will be performing at a venue near you. The team is coached by Ms. Dudhnath and Ms. Franco.
HSCL students, during the week of January 24-28, have the following schedule:
Monday-Wednesday: Practice Regents Exams (in preparation for regents exams offered at the end of the year)
Thursday-Friday: College Trips (students report to HSCL at 9:00 AM)
Regular school hours (9:00 AM-2:30 PM) are in effect. Please see our principal’s newsletter for more information.