Sunday Night News — Issue #22
February 13, 2022
Congratulations to the Cast and Crew!
After an unavoidable hiatus last year, our beloved all-school musical returned to the Concert Hall stage TODAY and will run until THURSDAY. We're thrilled to see the spectacular shows students and staff have poured their talents, hearts and energy into despite ongoing pandemic challenges.
SEE THE PLAYBILL HERE
PLEASE TUNE IN AND SUPPORT OUR AMAZING MUSICAL THEATER ARTISTS!
Follow LaGuardia's Black Student Union
on Instagram @lagbsu
LaGuardia HS Asociación de Padres de Familia
Tiene el gusto de invitar a todas las Familias hispanoparlantes a tomar un café virtual el próximo 26 de febrero a las 10:00am. En este café virtual tendremos la oportunidad de conocer otras familias hispanas y compartir nuestras experiencias en la escuela. También, buscamos que este sea un punto de encuentro regular -el último sábado de cada mes - y esperamos que contribuya a la creación de nuevas amistades! ¡Les esperamos con los brazos abiertos!
Para mayor información - comunicate con Yvonne Cortés @ email@example.com
Cliquea aquí para ingresar a la reunión.
Presidential Scholar Nominees
Congratulations to Leah Amory (Classical Music) and Eason Rytter (Theater), who are among 60 high school seniors nominated for the 2022 U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts distinction!!
The White House Commission on Presidential Scholars will select and honor 20 of these students.
The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program was established by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964. It was extended to include visual, creative and performing arts in 1971, and was extended again to include career and technical education fields in 2015.
Alums this Bway Season
We're excited to see three distinguished alumnas' work on Broadway this spring!
Camille A. Brown ('97)
is choreographing and directing
for colored girls who have considered suicide
/when the rainbow is enuf,
and Pulitzer Prize winner
Lynne Nottage (M&A '82)
wrote the book for
MJ the Musical,
starring Ayana George ('88)!
Let us know if we've missed any alums currently in the spotlight!
Prom & Graduation Update
Senior families: Please click here for guidance and planning info from AP Engagement & Guidance, Mark J. Stricklin-Witherspoon, Ed.D.
Please join us for a thoughtful and pragmatic discussion of college admission testing that will be useful to students and parents alike.
Monday, February 28th, 7 pm
Details and registration link here.
Freshman Parents Mtg #2
Why hydrate alone, when you can enjoy a beverage of your choice in the comfort of your living room Barcalounger and Zoom with friends you may never have even met in person—all the while getting credit for showing an interest in your child’s education and welfare?
Join us for the Official Freshman Parents Zoom Get-Together 2: This Time It’s BYOB! March 3rd, 2022, 6:30 pm. It just makes sense.
Freshman parents only! Be there
or be elliptical.
Feb-June Absence Protocol
Until the end of this school year, if your student is absent, you must fill out this form.
Student Working Papers
Once both your Application for Employment and Health Examination Form have been completed, please log in to your LaGuardia Gmail account, and fill out the Google Form, where you will be asked to upload these documents along with your birth certificate and student ID card/passport.
Application for Employment
Health Examination Form
Working Papers Google Form
Notes: Your doctor must use the health form above, and it must be filled out in its entirety in order to be considered valid. You must be logged in to your LaGuardia Gmail account in order to access the Google Form.
Spring Auction Committee
We're looking for volunteers to join the Spring Auction 2022 Committee. Any donation leads, goods and/or services, help, or ideas you could provide would be greatly appreciated in order to make this our best auction yet!
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Subject Title: Spring Auction 2022
We look forward to working together!
LaG PA needs YOU!
If you're interested in joining the June election committee, or running for a position on next year's Parents Association Executive Board, please email email@example.com.
Events Survey & Volunteers
Calling all parents and guardians! Please share your thoughts about future community-building gatherings (one per borough). Kindly complete this survey.
To help organize a parent get-together, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEXT SLT MEETING
TUESDAY, 2/28/22 @ 6 PM
NEXT STUDIO MEETINGS
See Studio updates below.
NEXT GENERAL PA MEETING
3/1/22 @ 6 PM
All are virtual, unless noted.
The LaGuardia High School PA and its Executive Board members are not affiliated with, nor in any way endorse, any program listed below.
Graffitti 101 w/Carlos Martinez (aka FEEGZ)
sign up by 11:59 pm on 2/14
Teen Reviewers and Critics (TRaC)
sign up by 11:59 pm on 2/14
Visual Poetry with Ayling Dominguez
sign up by 11:59 pm on 2/15
Flag Project 2022
United Nations Environment Programme
Climate Museum in New York
18+ submit artwork by 2/24
Discover Architecture Career Exploration
Center for Architecture
American Institute of Architects NY
registration required for 2/25 conference
NYC History Day Contest
deadline to submit: 2/28
BRIClab: Film + TV
Multi-disciplinary residency for 18+
applications due: 3/10
Teens Curate Teens (TCT)
submit artwork by 6 pm on 3/10
Songwriters of Tomorrow Scholarship
teacher nomination of senior by 3/14
NYC Public School Film Festival
Mayor's Office of Media & Entertainment
deadline to submit: 3/25
NYSSSA Need-Based Scholarships
for summer arts programs
apply by 5/1
Thanks to your support, two projects were fully funded this past week!
Mr. G Ben Swope is receiving head lamps for the technical theater students and Ms. Pan is receiving new math books to aid in the professional development of number theory and problem solving!
Let’s help Ms. Sefaj get an iPad and a MacBook Pro to help her students better understand 2nd level Calculus. The deadline to fully fund this project is February 25th!
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
Please share our DonorsChoose page.
DON'T MISS LaG DANCE ENSEMBLES!
Both Junior and Senior Dance Ensembles will perform at Earl Moseley’s Diversity of Dance Benefit this Thursday, February 17th, at 8 pm at the MMAC. Tickets can be purchased here.
MARCH PA DANCE STUDIO MEETING
Date TBA - We will be hosting the first of a few college sessions for our Sophomores/Juniors following Midwinter Recess! If there are specific topics regarding the college process you'd like to cover, please let us know.
HAVE A GREAT BREAK!
LaGuardia Dance Website
LaG HS PA Dance Studio Webpage
MCC THEATER FREE TICKET OFFER:
NEW MUSICAL, SPACE DOGS
Check your email for our recent special announcement, sent 2/11. Use the code, LAGUARDIA, for one free ticket to performances on 2/19, 2/20, 2/26 or 2/27. Register here.
DEALS FOR STUDENTS!
Our 2/10 newsletter contains info about various discounts for Drama students—a great way to support our local businesses as well!
MARCH PODS MEETING:
TUESDAY, 3/1, 7:30 PM
Mark your calendars! We will be joined by a panel of university representatives of BA and BFA programs. Keep an eye out for the Zoom registration, coming soon!
LaG HS PA Drama Studio Webpage
Congratulations to Tech and all the other Studios on All Shook Up!
PA TECH STUDIO MEETING
Our next meeting is Tuesday, March 1st at 7 pm. For minutes of all past meetings, click here.
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LaG HS PA Tech Studio Webpage
PA MUSIC STUDIO MTG
Our next meeting is on March 1st at 7 pm. Allison Kleiman will discuss how LaG's Guidance department supports students and families from all grades with post-secondary decisions, especially but not limited to college and conservatory applications. Music AP Ben Schott will add how Music faculty fit into this process. Victor Clark, a new Music Studio teacher, will also be in attendance to introduce himself to families.
Please submit questions for our meeting ahead of time by using this form.
Music Monday 2.7.22
LaG HS PA Music Studio Webpage
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If your student isn't already following the Student Government Organization (SGO) on Instagram, point them toward @SGOLAG for all things LaG!
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LaG Virtual Study Groups
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NYPL Brainfuse HelpNow
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