school hours change in September

MS104 School Hours will change in September due to the new teachers contract.  


The new hours for the 2014/2015 school year will be:


8:20 am - 2:40 pm

6th grade spelling bee winners
Congratulations to the 6th grade spelling bee winners!
1st place - Charlie Wolther
2nd place - Grace Goldstein
3rd place - Jackson Soules 

urban advantage/family field trip 

Thanks to Mr. Seda, Ms. McCormack and Ms. Fiduccia for making the Urban Advantage Program Family Field Trip to the New York Aquarium a big success.

Summer Youth Employment Program
Students 14 and older can apply for Summer Youth Employment. The Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) provides New York City youth with paid summer employment for up to six weeks during July and August.

Students interested may apply online by clicking here.  Or see your guidance counselor for an application or questions.

internet safety workshop

We were so pleased to see many parents attend the recent Internet Safety Workshop.  We are the only school that this NY Assistant DA chooses to come to now and we are very lucky to have him. 


Click here to see a summary of the workshop, view handouts and see a list of websites provided by the DA for more information which was published in last week's Baruch Blast. 

in case you missed it

Click here for the Sexual Health presentation at the last PTA Parent Workshop by Ms. Lin and Ms. DiCarlo. 


Included in the presentation are topics covered in MS104's Health curriculum for 6th, 7th and 8th grade.

box tops
Since 1996, the Box Tops for Education program has helped schools across America earn cash for the things they need.  (Click here for more information on the program.) 


Please help our school by sending in Box Tops.  You can find the familiar pink and orange Box Top on products such as cereal boxes, paper products, snack packaging, etc. 


Bring Box Tops to the Main Office where there is a collection box.  Student volunteers will be checking it each week to keep track of our progress.  Support your school today and see what a difference you can make!

school progress report

NYC Department of Education School Progress Reports are in and we have terrific news to share regarding our school.  


Simon Baruch received an "A" with an overall score of 86.3 out of 100 putting us in the 97th percentile of Middle Schools in NYC!   Our overall score increased some 20 points from the 3 previous years. 


With an enrollment of our size and the wonderful diversity of students we have which comes from having a mix of screened and unscreened students as a zoned school, this is something to truly be proud of (even if these Progress Reports are somewhat controversial). 


Each of the following links shows a variation of the DOE findings:


Click here to view our Progress Report


Click here to our Progress Report Overview


Click here to see how Simon Baruch compared to other Middle Schools in New York City.  (The NYC DOE groups Middle and Elementary Schools together in this spreadsheet)

baruch blast archive

Past Baruch Blasts are archived on the Baruch 104 website ( on the Home Page under the PTA Section. 


Click here to check it out now or just feel good knowing you don't have to remember every little piece of information off the top of your head.

communication at baruch
  • Morning Announcements are made daily over the loud speaker.   Encourage your child to listen. 
  • The Blue Baruch Communication folder your child received should be in their backpack at all times.  Please check it on a regular basis for information from the school.  Monthly calendars, permission slips and other information comes home via the blue folder.
  • Information is available on Baruch's website:    Check it regularly.  
  • The Baruch Blast email is sent out every Thursday morning to parents/caregivers of current Baruch MS 104 students.  It contains information regarding upcoming events and announcements about what is going on at school.    
  • Baruch News Flash emails are sent when the school needs to share information quickly. To receive the Baruch Blast/News Flash send an email to (click here) and include your child's first and last name and grade.  Filled out a form but still not receiving Baruch emails?  It is possible that we could not read the handwritten email address, or we made a typo inputting your information.  Please send an email to and include your child's first and last name and grade to ensure your place on the Baruch email list.
Please note:  The Baruch Blast is one form of communication regarding activities and information going on at the school. It is by no means the only one. Unfortunately the Baruch Blast will not contain everything happening at the school.

Engrade is the online grade book system used at MS104. Accessed with a personal code given to the student by the his\her teacher, the student and parents/guardians can view grades, some homework assignments, and can contact teachers.
Thursday, September 4
School begins for ALL students
8:20 AM - 2:40 PM