Thursday, April 14, 2011

Staten Island Career Coaches help McKee students

Click here to check out the article in the April 14th edition of the Staten Island Advance about the work the Staten Island Career Coaches did with McKee students in Spring 2011.

Interview With Coach Crabbe

Click here to check out the neat coverage of the work Mr. Crabbe, McKee's Science teacher, as coach of the MSIT Track and Field team.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

April is National Poetry Month

Thursday, April 14 is Poem-In-Your-Pocket Day!
To celebrate, click on Staten Island OutLOUD to see their information on

thousands of FREE Poems-For-Your-Pocket, in community settings throughout the North Shore, mid-Island and South Shore.
Pick up your free poem, a gift from Staten Island OutLOUD, at all Staten Island branches of the New York Public Library, and at these sites:
1. Everything Goes Book Cafe (208 Bay St, SINY 10301)
2. Greenbelt Nature Center (700 Rockland Ave, SINY 10314)
3. Blue Heron Nature Center (222 Poillon Avenue, SINY 10312)
4. Conference House Visitors Center (7455 Hylan Blvd, SINY 10307)

OutLOUD's free poems include a medley of global classics, plus contemporary work by Island poets such as Victoria Hallerman, Marguerite Maria Rivas and Dan Icolari.

Staten Island OutLOUD's upcoming April events include:
1. A free creative writing workshop for ages 10-16 on Sat., April 16, 2pm, St George Library Center, 5 Central Avenue
2. A free Open Mic for young Islanders (18 & younger) Sat., Apr 23, 3pm, Tompkins Park, 208 Bay Street
3. Strolling Poetry & Stapleton History at Tappen Park, 2pm Sat., April 30 (630 Bay Street)

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Regents Prep Center

Click here to review for all of the New York State Regents. This Regents Prep website is the most user friendly because it gives a complete review of all subject areas. It also includes links to vocabulary, multiple choice questions, practice essays, exam overview, online regents, and old regents examinations.

Click here to access recent, past New York State Regents examinations. This website is powerful because students are able to practice their writing skills by looking at model answers written by students to document based questions, thematic essays, constructive responses and critical lens essays.

Click here to access resources to prepare for the New York State Regents examinations in Integrated Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2/Trigonometry. There is a wealth of worksheets, references, and online resources.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Keepers of the Dream Event - 4/6/11

At noon on Friday, April 1, 2011, Ms. Jodi Siegel, CFN 405 Network Support Facilitator, received an invitation for UNSL students to attend the Keepers of the Dream Awards event to take place Wednesday evening, April 6, 2011. The event was black tie. The security procedures were extremely tight.

The event was to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the National Action Network, whose president is Al Sharpton. The event was held at the Sheraton Hotel. 3,000 attendees were present. Only, and I repeat only, 40 students were in attendance for the event. The security screening was heavy-duty.

There were many VIPs and celebrities in attendance. As you can see the students had a chance to take pictures with MIke Mulgrew, the UFT President.

Bill Cosby gave a sharp, ringing keynote speech about the duty of adults to monitor children. Click here to see more of Mr. Cosby's statements at the conference. In addition to Bill Cosby, Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Muhammad Ali, and Samuel L. Jackson;
President Obama was in attendance.

Who "represented" from McKee? Ms. Starkey, our COSA, and also one of the chaperones, and two of our students attended: Michael DiMartino and Tyreek Penn.

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