Announcements

halloween dance 

The Halloween Dance is Friday, October 24 from 3:45-6:00 pm. 
 
Students will be excited to see the cafeteria transformed into a Halloween fun-filled dance hall.  There will be a DJ/music, dancing, contests and prizes. 

Admission is $5.00 per student.  Pizza, drinks and candy will be available for sale.
  
Costumes are welcome during the dance but are prohibited during the school day.  Masks and Hand Held Accessories are not permitted at the dance.   

The dance is for current students of Baruch only and is not an adult event.

Parent volunteers are needed to make this a great event for students.  We need help with set-up/decorations, chaperoning and clean-up. More specifics on that to come.   Please email baruch104pta@gmail.com if you are able to help in any way.  Thank you!


take advantage of urban advantage!

MS104 is proud to take part in the middle school science initiative Urban Advantage which, in part, offers Family Science Days at fantastic NYC institutions.  For more information go to urbanadvantagenyc.org

 

Get an invitation/voucher from the Parent Coordinator, Blanca Rivera or MS104 Science Teachers for Free Admission for students and their families.  Each institution will offer refreshments and special programs.

 

Note - You must bring voucher with you and students must be accompanied by an adult.  See voucher for more details.

 

 

Sunday, October 19

Bronx Zoo/WCS

Special Program 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

 

Sunday, October 19

Queens Botanical Garden

Special Program 1:00 - 4:00 pm

 

Sunday, October 25

American Museum of Natural History

Special Program 1:00 - 4:00 pm

 

Sunday, October 25

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Special Program 1:00 - 4:00 pm

 

Sunday, October 26

New York Hall of Science

Special Program 11:00 am - 2:00 pm


sports, clubs and afterschool

Click here for a DRAFT After School Activities calendar.  Please note this is a draft and subject to change.  

See noted individual teachers on the calendar with questions regarding these programs.

  

Tuesdays:

Advanced Orchestra, Debate Club, Green Team, Code Scouts

Wednesdays: 

Cheerleading, Ceramic Club, Art, STEM, Running Club

 

Thursdays: 

Math, Chess, Glee

 

Fridays:

Art, Running

 

green team 
Tuesday, October 28
There will be an Informational Meeting regarding joining the Green Team Environmental Club on in Room 211 at 2:45 pm.  

Beginning November 11, the Green Team will meet Tuesdays in Room 211 from 2:45 - 4:15 pm.    See Ms. Solarsh with questions.


STEM Meetup Club
Wednesday, October 29
There will be an Informational Meeting regarding STEM Meetup in Room 211 at 2:45 pm.  

Beginning November 5, STEM Meetup will meet on Wednesdays in Room 211 from 2:45 - 4:15 pm.  See Ms. Solarsh or Ms. Tesoriero with questions.


code scouts
Tuesday, October 28
There will be an Informational Meeting regarding Code Scouts in Room 405 at 2:45 pm.  

Beginning November 11, Code Scouts will meet Tuesdays in Room 405 from 2:45 - 4:15 pm.  See Mr. Tesoriero with questions.


chess club
Chess Club meets on Thursdays in Room 405 from 2:50 - 4:20.  All levels are welcome.  See Mr. Hinnant with questions.


ceramics club
Group A - Meets Oct 1, 22, Nov 12, Dec 10
Group B - Meets Oct 8, 29, Nov 19, Dec 17
Group C - Meets Oct 15, Nov 5, Dec 3, Jan 7

See Ms. Rosenblum with questions.



volleyball games
(Games begin at approximately 4:00 pm)


Monday, October 20

Baruch vs. IS271 at Baruch


Tuesday, October 21

Baruch vs. MAT at Baruch




8th Grade Families

High School Applications
High School Applications were distributed in homerooms last week and students were asked to bring them home to their parents/guardians. 

Every student was given a blue Go College NY folder to place their application in   It is a very important document. 

All 8th grade High School applications are due back to homeroom teachers by Monday, November 24th.


High School process and events

A reminder that some schools may have additional requirements (such as an interview, assessment or portfolio review) in addition to just listing them on the high school application. 

Information on additional requirements is found in the box on the bottom of every high schools page in the HS Directory and/or on the school's website. 

Some schools that have additional requirements are; Bard HS, Baruch HS, Beacon HS, Manhattan/Hunter Science HS, Manhattan Village Academy, NYCI School, NEST, School of the Future, Frank McCourt HS, MS260 Clinton. 

*Please make sure to check if the schools you are applying to have any additional requirements that may not be included in the list above.


Borough High School Fairs
October 18 & 19
from 11am-3pm
The fair is located at Martin Luther King, Jr., Educational Campus on 122 Amsterdam Ave., 10023.

The 8th grade guidance counselor suggests that students and their parent/guardians attend one day to get information from different high schools, especially if they were unable to attend the Citywide High School Fair that was in September.


Specialized High Schools Open House Dates

The Bronx High School of Science
75 West 205th Street
Bronx, NY 10468
www.bxscience.edu
Wednesday, October 22nd
5-7 pm


The Brooklyn Latin School
223 Graham Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11206
www.brooklynlatin.org
Thursday, October 23rd
5-7 pm


Brooklyn Technical High School
29 Fort Greene Place
Brooklyn, NY 11217
www.bths.edu
Tuesday, October 21st
6-8:30 pm



Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School
of Music & Art and Performing Arts

100 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10023
www.laguardiahs.org
No Fall Open Houses



SHSAT ticket distribution
Tickets for the Specialized High School Admissions Test will be distributed next week in homerooms by the homeroom teacher, closer to the weekend of the test (so that students do not lose or misplace their tickets since it is a very important document).

Students MUST bring the ticket with them on the day of the test in order to enter. 

Please note that individual tickets indicate which date, which location and what time to arrive to take the test.    

Not all students take the test on the same day or the same location.


October 25 & 26 
Specialized High Schools Application Test (SHSAT) 
Testing for All 8th Graders

November 1
SHSAT All 8th and 9th graders with special needs or 504 accommodations

November 16
SHSAT  Make-up by permission only; Sabbath Observers with special needs or 504 accommodations


If you have any questions regarding the high school application process, please contact Venessa Jalayer, 8th Grade Guidance Counselor by email vjalayer@schools.nyc.gov 
Friday, October 24
Halloween Dance
3:45 PM - 6:45 PM
Saturday, October 25
Specialized High Schools Application Test (SHSAT)
Testing for all 8th Graders
Sunday, October 26
Specialized High Schools Application Test (SHSAT)
Testing for all 8th Graders
Tuesday, November 4
Election Day--School CLOSED
Students Only
Tuesday, November 11
Veterans' Day--School CLOSED
Thursday, November 27
Thanksgiving--School CLOSED
Friday, November 28
Thanksgiving--School CLOSED
Monday, December 8
Scholastic Book Fair
Tuesday, December 9
Scholastic Book Fair
Wednesday, December 10
Scholastic Book Fair