Announcements

7th grade parents
There will be a high school admissions process workshop for parents in June at MS 104 that will provide an overview of the entire application process.   Date soon to be announced.

Please contact Ms. Adames, 7th Grade Guidance Counselor iadames2@schools.nyc.gov with questions. 

 
For 7th grade families interested in Arts-Based High Schools please see the following announcements:

For parents:
The NYCDOE Office of Arts and Special Projects is hosting -

ARTS-BASED HIGH SCHOOL APPLICATIONS
WORKSHOP FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL PARENTS

Families of students who are interested in applying to an arts-based high school will have the opportunity to receive information regarding their children's preparation for high school auditions, and speak with experts from the Arts and the Enrollment Offices.

Lincoln Center Institute (Manhattan)
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
6:30 - 7:30 pm (check-in begins at 6:00 pm)
Register here for Manhattan/LC http://www.cvent.com/d/0rq1c6


DOE Central Annex (Manhattan)
Monday, May 11, 2015
6:30 - 7:30 pm (check-in begins at 6:00 pm)
Register here for Manhattan/DOE Annex
http://www.cvent.com/d/nrq1cy



For students:
Middle School Arts Audition Boot Camp hosted by NYCDOE

Middle School Arts Audition Boot Camp is a free, two-week arts program for New York City Department of Education public school students entering grade 8 in the Fall of 2015.

This intensive program, to be held at Lincoln Center Education, Manhattan, will begin on August 3, 2015 and end on August 14, 2015.

Auditions will be held on Saturday, May 2 and Sunday, May 3, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. at LaGuardia High School.

All eligible students who submit a complete application by the deadline will be assigned a specific audition date and time.

Flyers for the M.S. Arts Audition Boot Camp were distributed last month to students interested in applying to Art Based High Schools; however, the deadline has now been extended to April 27th.


To Apply for the Boot Camp:       

All applications must be submitted by 6 p.m. on April 27, 2015.

Please contact Heather Powell or Darleen Garner at artscount@schools.nyc.gov or (212) 356-8574.

pta meeting
Next week's PTA Meeting will be a STEM Parent Workshop presented by our STEM teachers with the help of some 7th grade students.  It will be held Wednesday, April 29 at 9:00 am.  Please mark your calendar!

Also, please stay after the STEM workshop if you are interested in joining the PTA next year.  All positions are open and elections will be held in the June PTA Meeting.

Agenda for the STEM Workshop is:

- Introduction

- Engage in a biomimicry challenge created by 7th grade students

- Share some biomimetic creations and see student examples from past challenges

- Overview of STEM Programs at 104 (7th and 8th grade elective & afterschool club)
- Questions

arista
ARISTA -(Simon Baruch Middle School National Junior Honor Society) promotes recognition for seventh and eighth grade students who reflect outstanding accomplishments in the areas of scholarship, character, leadership, citizenship and service.

All 7 & 8 grade students are encouraged to apply if they meet the following requirements:

  *  A cumulative average of 90% or more in the 1st and 2nd marking period
  *  No negative comments for behavior on their report card
  *  No referrals to the Dean
  *  No more than 5 latenesses or absences
  *  At least 8 unpaid service and leadership points earned through participation and leadership in clubs, teams, community service, religious activities, etc.

ARISTA applications will be available next week. Students may find an application on the ARISTA bulletin board in the Cafeteria or outside Room 321. Or click here to download the application. 

Students who have questions about the application or about membership in the Simon Baruch Middle School chapter of the National Junior Honor Society may speak to Ms. Emeson, Ms. Rade, or Ms. Rosenblum.

Applications must be completed and submitted to Ms. Rosenblum no later than May 18th.

Students who have turned in Activity Logs and would like them returned for reference in filling out their applications may see Ms. Rosenblum in room 321 during morning Homeroom, after school, or during Lunch periods on Wednesdays.


spirit week
Spirit Week this year will be May 4-8.   Details to come on this always fun week!

sports, clubs and afterschool
In general:


Tuesdays:
Advanced Orchestra, Debate Club, Green Team, Code Scouts, Library

Wednesdays: 

Cheerleading, Ceramic Club, Art (6th grade), STEM, Running, Library

 

Thursdays: 

Math, Chess, Glee, Yoga, Library, STEM (see schedule changes)

 

Fridays:

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

senior trip
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 by 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.


senior dues
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)  

Senior Dues can be paid in cash or check.  Checks should be written to "General Fund of JHS 104." 

Graduation will be held on Tuesday, June 23, 2015.  


Wednesday, April 29
pta meeting
9:00 AM

Thursday, May 14
Art & Ceramics Show

School Play

Wednesday, May 20
PTA meeting
9:00 AM

Monday, May 25
Memorial Day--School CLOSED
Thursday, June 4
Chancellor's Conf. Day--School CLOSED
Tuesday, June 9
half day

Monday, June 15
half day

Wednesday, June 17
PTA meeting
9:00 AM

Friday, June 19
senior prom