Saturday, May 28, 2011

Citywide Graphic Arts Competition

Did you know there is an intense citywide Graphic Arts Competition that occurs involving schools from all across New York City, particularly CTE schools? It is a four stage process. In the final competition round, the students have to produce the work of art within one of the six categories, within three hours. The categories are: student filmmakers, digital video production, PowerPoint presentation, desktop publishing and design, website design, and digital photography.

The competition has been in existence for the past 10 years. It is all involving, and requires a host of life lessons as students learn to demonstrate their talent and creativity under a deadline.

The Results:
Kudos and congratulations to the following students from McKee High School:
SECOND PLACE in Desktop Publishing and Design
Kyle Culver
Ralph Mckee High School
Teacher: Leo Gordon

SECOND PLACE in Digital Photography
Nathalie Ubaldegaray
Ralph R. McKee High School
Teacher: Leo Gordon

Radio Show Gets A New Look from McKee Graphics Students

Hats off to Mr. Gordon's Graphics students for their work.
Click here

to see the details behind the poster contest.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

McKee Cosmetology Students at the May 7, 2011 UFT Conference

Here our young ladies from the 2011 Cosmetology class providing displaying their talent at the UFT Conference on May 7th, 2011.
Watch Olivia English as she deftly wields the tools to curl and swirl the hair into a fresh design.

Count on the students, under the guidance of Ms. Buono, the Cosmetology teacher, to provide manicures, which there were many eager customers.

Why would a team of students and two CTE teachers attend the UFT conference? To promote McKee, and provide an opportunity for community service.

McKee ESL Students Take in the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Ms. Ruano and Ms. Sievers, our two intrepid English Language Learner instructors, took our students on a trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Getting students from Staten Island to go into the city is always an eye opening experience. Getting students who are new to the country, grappling with a new language, English, turns into an invaluable experience.
What is always invigorating is seeing young minds get a chance to visually be awakened to appreciating different forms of art.
Working together, the students were able to note what they appreciated about the different paintings,
as well as which ones particularly resonated with their life experience.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Comedy Point Logo Contest

"Soul" Joel Richardson is having a logo contest for his radio show entitled Comedy Point.
The AMAZING designs are from McKee Career & Technical HS Graphic Design students.

I, like Ms. Sanchez, one of the Staten Island Career Coaches, am really excited about this project because it resulted from the fact that Ms. Sanchez couldn't stop talking about McKee Career & Technical High School since she first visited as a Career Coach! After seeing the school and working with Mr. Gordon, Mr. Joel Richardson was equally impressed.

Mr. Richardson and Mr. Gordon met a month and came up with a project to design a logo for the upcoming season of the Comedy Point Radio Show. The students' work is absolutely amazing. Below are the six finalists

Feel free to vote on your favorites. The winner is getting $100 prize and the 6 finalist are getting tickets to the Staten Island Comedy Festival.

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