Thank you to all the families who have already returned their Parent Surveys.
Remember this survey gives you the opportunity to gives the school information about what is working well and what areas are in need of improvement.
We are aiming for 100% participation and request your support in this endeavor. If you still have not returned your Parent Survey please take a couple of minutes to complete it and return it to your child's homeroom teacher ASAP.
cell phone policy
As many of you are already aware the Chancellor and the Mayor recently lifted the ban on cell phones in schools and allows each school to set a policy regarding such.
The Cell Phone policy for MS 104 details the devices that are permitted to be brought to school, when and where these devices may be used and restrictions regarding such. It also defines confiscationof these items.
Please take note that while these devices are permitted under the following restrictions, the school is not liable for lost, stolen, and/or damaged cell phones, computing devices and portable music and entertainment systems.
Please review this policy carefully for details. Click here
for the policy. This will also be sent home via backpack this week.
Report cards will be distributed on March 30. Please note that the current marking period ends on March 18.
Please note that New York State Exams are:
ELA Tuesday, April 14 - Thursday, April 16
Math Wednesday, April 22 - Friday, April 24
science fair winners
Congratulations to all students who participated in this year's fair. There were over one hundred projects celebrated at this event. Guest judges were impressed by the high quality of the projects, as well as the students' ability to discuss their investigations and findings.
First, second and third place winners were selected on all three grade levels. Congratulations to the following winners.
First Place- Arya Patel, 621- Sharpie Ink on Chromotography Paper
Second Place- Tiffany Chan, 621- The Effect of Sun Spray Versus Sunscreen on the Time It Takes the UV Beads to Change Color Completely
Third Place- Yoav Mehler, 633- What Is The Best Environment For A Plant?
First Place- Isabella Palma and Lulu Faraut, 742- The Effect of the Amount of Fluoride on Tooth Enamel
Second Place- Rio Simpson, 741- The Effect of Different Temperature of Direct Heat to a Generator on How Much Electricity is Produced
Third Place- Benjamin Brown, 791- The Effect of Music on Memory
First Place- Kim Stepien, 881- The Effect of Amount of Sugar in a Liquid on its Index of Refraction
Second Place- Alicia Weaver, 881- The Effect of Concentration of Blue Dye in Drinks on Their Rate of Color Loss in a Bleach-Treated Solution
Third Place- Haley Resnick, 881- The Effect of Liquid Temperature on the Viscosity of the Liquid
debate team news
From Ms. Sugrue - The ladies of Simon Baruch's debate team participated in a special debate devoted to women in leadership.
While all of the ladies did well at the debate, we would like to make a special shout out to Haley Resnick who placed 6th, Emma Basch who placed 3rd, and Lauren Ayuen who placed 2nd out of 64 participants!
sports, clubs and afterschool
Advanced Orchestra, Debate Club, Green Team, Code Scouts, Library
Cheerleading, Ceramic Club, Art (6th grade), STEM, Running, Library
Math, Chess, Glee, Yoga, Library, STEM (see schedule changes)
Art (7 and 8th grades), Running
stem meetups change of schedule
The STEM Meetups program has had to make changes to the meetup dates. Please click here
for the new schedule.
8th grade families
As part of senior activities, the school is planning a trip to Great Adventure for all eligible 8th grade students. Trip will take place on June 3 and will cost $75. This fee includes a t-shirt to be worn on the trip, admission, lunch and transportation.
Payment must be made between March 9 and April 24. Payment can be made in cash, check or money order payable to the The General Fund of JHS 104. Students may submit payment to Ms. Doyle in the main office. Please note, Senior dues must be paid before a student may pay for the Senior Trip. (Payments for Senior Trip and Senior Dues are separate payments.)
Please see here
for more information on the Senior Trip.
8th grade student families should have received home a letter regarding Senior Dues. Here are the highlights:
Beginning February 2, Senior Dues will start being collected from graduating students. The fee is $75 per student and will be collected in the main office, during homeroom period. (students should check with their homeroom teacher before coming to the main office) Graduation will be held on Tuesday, June 23, 2015.
Senior Dues can be paid in cash or check. Checks should be written to "General Fund of JHS 104."
Senior Dues fees are needed to offset the many costs associated with graduation including but not limited to: rental cost for Hunter College's large auditorium to accommodate the large capacity, security, tickets, flower arrangement, programs, diplomas, student awards, senior buttons, transportation of the color guard and equipment and the senior school yearbook.
All students who submit payment of Senior Dues will receive a senior button and a yearbook in June. Tickets for graduation will be distributed in June and each student will receive four. Additional tickets will be given only to those students who have paid senior dues and have a written request from a parent. Additional tickets are limited and given out on a first come, first served basis in order to not exceed auditorium capacity.
Please be aware that Senior Dues DO NOT cover the expense for the Senior Trip, Cap and Gown and the Senior Prom. These are separate expenses that will be paid at a later date. Information on those will be provided later in the year.
Any residual funds from Senior Dues will be used to support School-Wide programs such as Baruch Bucks, after school sports, arts and academic programs. Additionally, residual funds will be used to cover costs for families in need of financial assistance for senior expenses.