This past week, forty SLJ juniors had the opportunity to visit five colleges in upstate New York: Cornell University, Syracuse University, Saint John Fisher College, Alfred University, and Binghamton University. Students had a blast touring campuses, speaking with opportunity programs, chowing down in cafeterias, and meeting with SLJ alumni at these colleges. Special thanks to trip organizer Ms. LaCavalla and to our awesome chaperones -- Ms. Smith, Ms. Rose, Mr. Ruiz, Ms. Valentino, and Ms. Greenspan, and to Ms. Moldovan for coordinating!
Last Thursday, Javier Seymore, lawyer for the NYPD, professor, coach, and businessman, came to talk with our young men for Lunch with Lawyers. He spoke with our students about how to be successful in high school and into the future. Thank you, Mr. Seymore!
Positions Available: SLJ is looking for COLLABORATIVE and DYNAMIC teachers to join our team in 2017! Teachers of color are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information about how to apply, click here. We look forward to reading your application!
Yesterday, SLJ alumna, Leotha Hinds '09, came to speak to our 9th grade Minds Matter nominees! In high school, Leotha participated in Minds Matter and now works as a program coordinator there. Our students were able to gain valuable advice from Leotha about high school, college, and career. Thank you, Leotha!
This afternoon, SLJ seniors were honored for their hard work this year as a way to motivate them to end their senior year with a "BANG"! Congratulations to all those awarded! GO EAGLES!
Last Friday, ninth graders presented their portfolios of work from the first semester to their family, upperclassmen, and their peers. Congratulations to all students who presented their work, and thanks to all who attended for making this a wonderful event!
This week our 9th graders participated in our 13th annual Dog Bite Trial, a mock trial where students are given an opportunity to present legal arguments in front of our guest attorneys at Cravath, Swaine and Moore! The case centers around a pitbull named Fluffy who bit a child on a roof. Our students either argued "Down with the Hound" or "Free Fluffy!" Can you tell the difference between the lawyers and the students?!
We are so proud to announce that senior Shamar (second from right) will be attending the highly selective liberal arts school, Middlebury College, in Vermont this fall! As a Posse scholar, Shamar will receive a full-tuition scholarship. He is pictured here during the Posse awards ceremony with his fellow Posse scholars. Congratulations, Shamar! We are so excited for you to begin this journey!
Last week, SLJ alumni returned to school for a variety of homecoming week activities! Alumni spoke on panels about their experience in college and career with current students, attended a homecoming basketball game, and went to Cravath for a networking event. Thanks so much to all the alumni and SLJ/ASF staff who made this incredible week possible!
On Friday, December 23, SLJ celebrated the end of Spirit Week in a school-wide assembly to share their talents, including step, dance and cheerleading, with the SLJ community. The show was dedicated to SLJ student Stephanie, who passed away this fall.
Thanks to all who made the show possible. Special thanks to Ms. Goodger, Ms. Hecht, Ms. Lewis, Ms. Cook, Ms. Moldovan, and seniors Shania, Keshawn, and Rawchaayah.