Scholars If you haven't done so already, make sure you stop by the cafeteria during your lunch period to pick up your NEW spring metrocards. All Fall metrocards have now expired. They were distributed January 31st and February 1st during morning breakfast, and during both lunch periods! However distribution will continue to take place until February 15th.
Richard Phelps: December Employee of the Month Why do you do what you do? I am a weird nerd. I say it proudly now, but when I was young, life was rough. I was bullied daily for my identity and suffered anxiety and depression. Now I use my experiences of overcoming those struggles to empathize and help students cope with their own. The English Language Arts help me to do that, but so did teachers who listened. What do you love the most about HUM II? I am a slow reader and have a different way of thinking than most people. So when I was growing up, learning was all about gradual progress. HUM II celebrates students' progress, no matter their starting point. We respect the individuality of their paths and guide them along. What are 3 things that people may not know about you? I love to party. My private life is as diverse as my HUM II life. I will eat your food. What's one of your favorite quotes? "Ivan Ilych's life was most simple and most ordinary and therefore most terrible." --Leo Tolstoy What are some hobbies you do outside of HUM II? I consume this city and all of its offerings: its restaurants, its comedy shows, its cinema, its concerts, its drama, its festivals, its cultures. This year I'd like to create: comedy, writing, illustration. What are some highlights of yours since starting at HUM II? Meeting colleagues who warm my heart and bearing witness to students' epiphanies and progress as they grow into independent young adults.
Our Living Environment students visited the Bio Bus mobile Science lab on October 29th. Students were actively engaged in a 45 min lab on Cells taught by two Scientists from Columbia University’s Science Research team. During the lab students uncovered the organization in all living organisms and moved from organism to organs to cells to organelles. They also observed Daphnia, a transparent crustacean just a few millimeters long; under the microscope. They were able to see the organs and then, with another turn of the microscope knob, the cells within those organs. Students also can compared Daphnia's cells to their own, which they swabbed to see through the high-power microscopes on the Bio Bus.
On June 26th 2018, Humanities II held their 3rd annual graduation. Many graduates are anticipated to attend the following colleges and universities in the fall; Hunter College, Monroe College , Adelphi University, College of Staten Island, Canton University, Lehman College and other various institutions throughout the United States.
Seniors and their dates danced the night away at Marina del Rey for their prom. At HUM II, Seniors are given the option to pick the theme of the night they'll never forget. This year, our seniors were covered in pearls, feathers, and the sounds of the roaring 20's.