Shakspeare Fest Showcases Talent

By Dominique Krol ’15 and Jacquelyne Gilman ‘15  Creativity and talent were on display during the Shakespeare Festival. This yearly event invites students to create posters, write essays, and dress as Shakespearean characters. The fest is held in order to help students really appreciate the works of Shakespeare. Mr. William Heim is the coordinator for the contest. The first option participants could choose was to … Continue reading Shakspeare Fest Showcases Talent

Frozen Brings Out Your Inner Child

By Jennifer Ferd ‘15 Just in time for the snowman-building season, Disney’s 3-D animated film, Frozen, will bring out the kid in you as you take a musical adventure through the icy kingdom of an everlasting winter wonderland. Frozen, which first premiered in theaters on November 27, has been a big hit worldwide, making it the second highest-grossing animated film produced by Walt Disney Animation … Continue reading Frozen Brings Out Your Inner Child

New Judging System Denies Badges

By Taulant Kastrati ’15 & Charlynn Trish Ben ’15 Under the new judging guidelines, most seniors in the Science Research program have only earned entrant badges in the Intel STS (Science Talent Search). This digital award, which is one of many, is given to every participant; however, last year’s eleven seniors won more badges than this year’s senior research class. “I was surprised that the … Continue reading New Judging System Denies Badges

No fat for you! Bake Sales Limited

By Jesse Grossman ’15 and Diana Grinberg ‘15 There was once a time when one could walk into school and buy a warm bagel and a nice baked good. Now, bake sales are limited to once a month. According to a New York Times article from October 2009, former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg restricted all bake sales to once a month. “Personally I … Continue reading No fat for you! Bake Sales Limited

Alumnus Edits Book On Oil Spill

By Sandy Chen ‘15 Mike Rosen, an alumnus of the Midwood class of 1977, is the editor of the graphic novel Oil and Water. When he graduated from Midwood he thought he knew what he wanted to do in the future, but being an editor was not one of them. While Mr. Rosen was in Midwood, the school provided him with his most memorable experiences … Continue reading Alumnus Edits Book On Oil Spill

Skedula Becoming Valuable Resource

By Yana Shtapel ‘15 With the help of new online tool named Skedula, students can obtain information faster and easier than before, including an earlier release of student class schedules and report cards. For students, Skedula can be used in many ways. There is a breakdown of all grades, homework can be posted, and there’s another feature where students can track their progress. There is … Continue reading Skedula Becoming Valuable Resource

Speech on Constitution Wins $1,000

By Thomas Tang ‘15 Giovahni Verdieu ’14  was  the only student from Midwood    who competed in the American Legion Oratorical Contest that was held in Brooklyn, Staten Island, and Elmot Long Island. The ALOC offers students scholarship money for competing in speech contests that revolve around the American constitution. The main goal of the organization is to have students explore the U.S. Constitution and gain … Continue reading Speech on Constitution Wins $1,000

Deadlines for Summer Programs Rapidly Approaching

By Keturah Raymond ‘15 Summer seems far away but deadlines for programs are fast approaching. Whether you’re interested in art, journalism or robotics, there is something for you. Especially living in New York City, there are opportunities everywhere you just have to keep your eyes open and ears listening. “Participating in a summer program or internship looks good on your resume when you’re applying to … Continue reading Deadlines for Summer Programs Rapidly Approaching

Wrestling Team Ends Their Season Strong

By Jenifer Guzman ‘15 With a whooping 48 to 24 victory against Sheepshead Bay High School, the wrestling team ended their season strong on January 24. According to the PSAL website , the wrestling team ranks third place in the region 6 league, pinning down a record of 5-2. Their biggest opponent, James Madison High School, is ranked in first place and in second place, … Continue reading Wrestling Team Ends Their Season Strong

Boys Swim Team Dives Into Playoffs

By Richard Oletsky ’15 and Miriam Gabay ‘15 With eighteen new swimmers, including two divers, the boy’s swim team had an amazing season this year, advancing to playoffs with a record of 7-2. “The team as a whole did amazing this year,” said Captain Chris Ayala ’14. “Many juniors stepped up and I feel very confident leaving the team in their hands next year.” The … Continue reading Boys Swim Team Dives Into Playoffs