• Saturday Academy

    Take advantage of Saturday Academy Regents Prep 2017 to prepare for your regents.

    • Saturday, May 13 (10am – 2pm)
    • Saturday, May 20 (10am – 2pm)
    • Saturday, June 3 (10am – 2pm)
    • Saturday, June 10 (10am – 2pm)

     

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  • SAT and PSAT

    Wednesday, April 5th 2017 are the PSAT and SAT.  SAT Prep occurs Tuesdays, from 3:45 – 5:45 pm in rooms 327 and 328.  Students across communities planning to take the SAT are encouraged to attend.  Instruction will target the English and Math sections of the SAT

     

     

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  • Town Hall!

    The Week of March 6th is each community's Town Hall. 

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  • Saturday Academy, January 21, 2017

    Join us for our last Saturday Academy this weekend on January 14th 2017. Use this opportunity to prepare for your January Regents with your teachers. 

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  • 2017 Here We Come!

    School is in session!

    "A person who never made a mistake never tried something new."

    -Albert Einstein

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  • Winter Recess!

    Friday, December 23rd all after school programs are cancelled. Have a relaxing and entertaining break. See you back in school at the start of the new year, January 3rd 3017!

     

     

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  • City Harvest Food Drive

    This year our Best Buddies group is teaming up with City Harvest and the Daily News for a Holiday Season Food Drive.  The drive will run from November 28 until December 16, 2016.  Staff and students for the 9th, 10th, and 11th grades should leave donations in the marked box in your community offices.  12th grade students and staff should drop their donations in room 217. 

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  • Last Week of the Second Marking Period

    Friday, December 2 is the last day of the second marking period. 

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  • Happy Thanksgiving!

    After school activities on Wednesday, November 23 are cancelled. Can't wait to see you Monday, November 28th at 8:40am sharp!

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  • Town Hall This Week!

    Arts Community November 15

    Business Community November 16

    Health Community November 18

    12 Grade Academy November 22

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Our Productive Struggle:

What We Believe About Sunset Park High School’s Instructional Focus

 

At Sunset Park High School, we are all learners, always.

 

As students, we believe, that in order to be able to engage in and learn from our struggles--to make Struggle Productive--learners need:

 

Effective Support Systems

      Learners need support from someone else in their lives, at least one other person, as well as a supportive learning community.

      The attributes of a supportive community include:

o   Effective communication

o   Encouraging each other

o   Sharing belief in each other’s potential and ambitions

o   Discussing other ways to power through struggle

      In addition, learners need to work collaboratively, which means asking for help when you need it and providing help to other students.

 

Positive Attitude and Mindset

      In order to learn from a productive struggle, a person should have courage and be positive. A student should take risks and jump at any opportunity given to achieve success in school and in life. A risk should not be looked at as daunting, but rather a chance to become a better person, whether they fail or succeed.

      In addition, a person should have a positive attitude and mindset. Remaining optimistic is essential in life because it allows a person to look at the glass half full, instead of half empty. One way a person can remain positive is to have faith in yourself or in an outcome. Through a positive mindset, a person can develop the feeling of never giving up and pushing to the limit.

 

To Plan for Success and Follow Through

      Before attacking a problem or idea you have, you need to have a plan. Planning organizes your thoughts and provides steps that you can follow. This plan has to come from something you see as an issue that you want to fix. With planning, you cannot expect to accomplish everything at once as progress happens over time.

      Setting goals is imperative because it forces you to think of the future whether it’s short or long term. In addition, it motivates you to better yourself and it gives you a deeper understanding of life. However, it is also fundamental to make these goals realistic. Realistic goals are those that are possible to achieve.

      Once you have a realistic plan and have set goals for yourself, it is also important to understand that learning through struggle takes practice and time.

 

Authenticity and Engagement

      Learning through struggle means doing something that is meaningful to you. When you engage with something meaningful, it doesn’t feel like a chore. If you enjoy something you are working on, you will feel more passionate. This is important not only for school, but for happiness in life outside of school and in your community in the future.

 

And, remember, the struggle is real . . . productive.

 

Contributing students:

Dunia Awawdeh, Hamza Algamoos, Carolyn Forde, Giovanny Castro, Lael Fredericks, Karen Hernandez, Leeandrew Huertas, Julie Kuang, Melody Palma Lara, Ashley Minchala, Nayeli Perez Chuya, Jordan Pinnock, Brayaham Rojas.