ESI Peer to Peer Retreat 2018
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Join the GREEN TEAM!
Attention all students. Mr. Zhang's Green Team has been doing great things this Spring. Come to our next meeting in September 2018!
Sustainability – Let’s garden
Spring is coming. Let’s garden! On Tuesday Jan 30, the Green Team of the school had it's first after school gardening activity, planting seeds
To promote the sustainability, the Sustainability Committee of the school cooperates with Project EATS, organized the Green Team. To engage more students, and to make the activities more interest and productive, Ms. Broughton and Mr. Coppi are organizing a garden design competition. In addition, indoor plants will be made available. Preliminary feedback from teachers shows that more than half of classrooms will have indoor plants.
For the first time, the school front yards will be planted with art design of different flowers. Many classrooms will have indoor plant decorations. We look forward to a more beautiful school building both outside and inside that contributes to more pleasing learning environment, and to sustainability of our community.
Frost Valley 2018
Sports: Lady Tigers
Events: Trip to Citi Field, Flushing, Queens
On May 3, 2018 TPS attended a baseball game at Citi Field between the hometown New York Mets and division rivals, Atlanta Braves. This trip rewarded those students who earned passing grades in their classes during the fourth marking period. For many students, this was their first time attending a professional baseball game; you could see the anticipation and excitement in their faces as we pulled into the Citi Field entrance. There were some avid and loyal Mets fans, as well as a few Yankee fans. Although the Mets lost 11-0, everyone had a great time watching the game from the upper deck.
MS Gallery Walk: The Revolutionary War
Peer Group Connect
TPS is excited to share with you our summer experience with the Peer Forward program through College Summit. This past summer four of the eight students nominated to be peer leaders attended Daemon College in Buffalo for a three day training. Under the advisory of Ms. Foster, these students will work together to train peers throughout the school year providing exposure to multiple colleges, completing the FAFSA form early and build leadership skills. Congratulations to the following students:
Seniors- Ayeisha Kenscoff, Jennifer Jean Louis, Alica Collymore, Emmanuel St. Bernard
Juniors- Carissa Constantine, Antonio Carthy, Diamond Jacobs, Kennoi Gordon
Follow them on Instagram @tps_peer_forward
Learn more about Peer Forward by clicking here.
GLAMM at TPS
The Girls Leadership group is comprised of girls from grades 9 through 12. They meet on Thursdays from 2:40pm-4:00pm in room 313. Discussions are held based around the participants interests including hygiene, dating, career development and more. For additional information, and if you would like to join, please speak to Ms. Iqbal.
Photo Gallery: Meetings 2018 and Food/Bake Sale 3-7-17
Congratulations to Coach Thomas and the Double Dutch Team. TPS has done it again. We are the PSAL Double Dutch City Champs for the 6th year in a row! #doubledutch #citychamps #le6end
OneGoal I College Graduation. Period.
TPS has a slew of programs starting up this school year. We are proud to announce OneGoal as one of these programs. Under the advisory of Ms. Fundi, with the support of OneGoal staff, our 11th grade students will be getting a college ready experience unlike no other program available. Students begin their college exploration in the classroom and receive the support and advisory they need to:
- develop the skills that will help increase their GPA and college entrance exam scores, which in turn increases acceptance rates into more selective post-secondary schools.
- plan and sign up for important exams such as the PSAT and SAT
- complete the FAFSA form
- identify seven best-fit colleges.
- develop the non-cognitive skills and mindsets needed to graduate from college
- understand and put into practice OneGoal’s Leadership Principles: Ambition, Resourcefulness, Resilience, Professionalism, and Integrity
- apply to at least seven best-fit colleges
- enroll in a best-fit college
- accomplish academic, financial, and social Steps to Success
- enroll in the first day of sophomore year with the mastery of the skills, mindsets, and experience that will lead to college graduation
This is a three year program that will follow them through the start of their second year of college. For more information about OneGoal, please visit their website by clicking here.
"My favorite memory of TPS are the teachers and how kind they are."
Neferti Garcia, Class of '17
Photo Credit: Victor Parris
Movie Night 10-30-17
E.G.O. sponsored their second movie night at TPS on 10-30-17 and it was a bigger success than the first! Keeping up with the Halloween theme, they featured the 2014 thriller 'Annabelle' and had everyone in chills. Those in attendance received a complimentary snack and beverage with their movie ticket purchase. In total 49 students attended the event. Principal Simon made a brief appearance, but quickly exited the room out of fear! E.G.O. members were satisfied with the turnout, but are eager to make their events bigger and better. They hope the next movie night will be shown in the gymnasium to give a real theater feel. Keep an eye out for future E.G.O. events on our school calendar. Thanks again to all of you who came out to support E.G.O.
Photo Gallery: E.G.O. "The Brotherhood"
E.G.O. "The Brotherhood"
E.G.O. (Extraordinary Gentlemen Organization) is a leadership group, originally pioneered by Mr. Torta, and is now facilitated by the male staff at TPS. The group has agreed to open up their program to all students and have initiated the first four females as Coordinators who will help promote and organize events, as well as increase membership. They gather weekly on Wednesdays in room 301 from during 5th period to discuss ways on how they can improve the school and community, as well as build life skills and learn to be mentors to each other. There are plans in place to bring great things to Teachers Prep including Movie Night, Career Day, March Madness and other E.G.O. sponsored events that exemplify leadership and leaving your community greater than you found it. For more information on how to get involved speak to Mr. Griffin in room 305 or Mr. Argento in room 206.
Upcoming E.G.O. events:
April 20 College Tour to Seton Hall U. and Temple U.
April 26 College Tour to Quinnipiac U. and UConn
June 9 & 10 End of Year Retreat to Frost Valley
*** All events funded by ESI and free for all E.G.O. members
Feed Your Mind
TPS Presents: Cultural Experiences
On March 27, 2017, Teachers Prep welcomed the African Drum and Dance Troupe direct from Senegal. The group entertained students and staff with traditional drumming, dancing, folklore, acrobatics and history.