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Announcements and Upcoming Events​

See the BTHS calendar, the PA meeting schedule and agendas, and the SLT meeting schedule.

Message from the PA Presidents

June 21, 2020

Dear Brooklyn Technical High School Community:

As we come to the close of the school year we normally would have had our elections, voted on our budget, set the dates for the upcoming year, but this school year was like no other.   Althrough this is the final regular Tech Talk for this school year, rest assured we will still be communicating with all of you over the summer.  There are so many things still up in the air regarding school in September.  It is more important than ever for us to keep the lines of communications open.  As we find things out, we will certainly let you know.  

 

We want to take this opportunity to congratulate the class of 2020, you should be proud of yourselves, parents, caregivers and loved ones too, congratulations.  A special thank you to our senior parents on the PA board and SLT we thank you for your help and support and will miss you all.

 

As always, we appreciate your comments and input. Please feel free to reach out to us with your questions, ideas and suggestions at time by email to papresident@bths.edu.  We are here for you.

 

Stay well,

Lisa Sullivan and Cindy Kue 

 

莎·沙利文(Lisa Sullivan)和辛迪·奎(Cindy Kue)

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Parents of Graduating Seniors

June 21, 2020

Parents of Graduating Seniors:

Congratulations! Please ask your kid if s/he remembered to upload a nice personalized photo at this link before the end of the day on Monday!  This is in preparation for the online graduation ceremony that will be held on Friday, June 26. 

毕业班学生的家长,请提醒您的学生在周一当日最迟通此链接上载个性化肖像!为了周五的视频毕业典礼备用。

Survey Updates

June 21, 2020

Survey Updates 

市政教育局邀请广大家庭就远程教育的看法和感受递交民意调查答卷

 

Per BOE''s website, the Chancellor reminded families to fill out the following surveys. 

 

1) 2020 Census - The Census is a headcount of the U.S. population that happens once every ten years. It is extremely important to fill out because it determines critical educational resources available to New York City, as well as other vital government benefits and electoral representation. 

 

2) How to Vote for the June 23 Primary Election :

  • In-person voting, including early voting, is still available. You may do so during the early voting period from now until Sunday, June 21, or on Election Day, June 23. To find your early voting site, Election Day site, and poll site hours, visit visit here. 

  • To register to vote in future elections, update your existing registration, find your assigned poll site, check your registration status, or get more information on voting visit here or call 3-1-1. 

3) 2020 Return To School Survey - BOE created a short, anonymous survey to help administrators to understand what is most important to parents and students in terms of considerations to return to school in the Fall of 2020. Parents or students should take the survey to voice your concerns about returning to school this fall. For those families who cannot take the online survey, they may call 3-1-1.

4) 2019 /2020 NYC School Survey - The 2019/2020 NYC School Survey's deadline has been extended to June 26th, please take this survey if you have not done so. School leaders use feedback from the survey to reflect and make improvements to schools and programs.Survey results are also used to help measure quality.

June 18, 2010 Diversity Committee Meeting Notes

June 21, 2020

A group of about two dozen parents and students met via videoconference on the evening of June 18 to discuss ways the PA might be able to support inclusiveness and appreciation of diversity in the Tech Community. 

 

Some ideas were suggested to promote greater inter-racial goodwill among students and staff, including: forming a joint PA / Equity Team book club (the Equity Team is a group of teachers who are studying social bias issues at Tech),  advocating for a required core course for all freshman students that would augment the DOE's Culturally Responsive  Sustaining Education initiative and offering educational and training workshops for parents and students, among others.  

 

It was also suggested that the school should step up efforts to train and encourage teachers to intervene in student interactions involving hate speech.

 

We encourage all parents to share their ideas about ways to celebrate the diversity of the Tech community; please feel free to email papresident@bths.edu or bthsdiversitycommittee@bths.edu.

   

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On-Line Workshops For Parents

June 21, 2020

The PA Events Committee continues to bring you valuable programming in the comfort of your home.  Please see below for details of new offering.  

Topic: College Admissions Session: What's changed and what stayed the same in the time of coronavirus?

Guess Speaker: Rachel Coates, an independent college consultant in Brooklyn, will lead a panel discussion with representatives from Binghamton University (SUNY), Syracuse University, SUNY Oswego, Hunter College (CUNY) and the University of Rochester about how to approach college admissions this summer, fall, and beyond!

 

Date: Saturday, June 27th, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

 

Zoom Login:  Link  

 

参加6月27日上午11:00讲座; 题目为 "目前大学申请新趋势"。届时,点开上面的此快捷键即可。

Summer Opportunities

June 21, 2020

1) BTHS Library Summer Passion Project

With the lack of summer jobs, internships, and other opportunities in 2020, students are looking for ways to learn and expand their experiences while at home.  An independent passion project (aka 20% time project) is a great way to take advantage of this time to delve into personal interests and it also shows student initiative. Projects that involve research and learning can be shared with teachers who write recommendation letters, be incorporated into college essays, and included on college applications.
 

The Summer Passion Project involves a student (or a group of students) developing their own project and learning about something they are passionate about, but also sharing the learning in a way that could be useful or potentially useful.  

 

Students: Follow your own desires to learn and reach out.  Mix and match what you would like to do:  make games, websites, videos, Ted Talks, design, art, etc. with your interests: children, elderly, equity, politics, health, environment, science, English Language Learners, etc.  The project you design must include time spent learning through books, research articles, interviews, testing, etc.  Project goals and outlines are due by 7/10 and evidence of completion by 8/25 for a certificate.  See here for more information:  

https://bthslib.weebly.com/summer-passion-project and sign up.  

You don't need to have a plan to sign up!

 

2) Neighborhood Opportunity Network (NeON) Summer Programs

 

3) Summer Working Papers -  Students who need working papers for a job this summer can get them from school. They need to fill out the form found on this page and bring a doctor's note.    暑假工作许可证件

 

4) Summer Homework - don't forget about that!

One School, One Book

June 21, 2020

All Tech Students, Parents, Teachers and Administrators are invited to read this text this summer and retin in the fall to discuss this important work and its relevance to equity and racial justice within our community.

Free digital access with a Brooklyn Public Library or New York Public Library card. See Tech homepage for more information.

Special THANKS for Tech Good News!

June 21, 2020

Thanks to Mr. Malchiodi for all the Good News!

 

Students at Brooklyn Tech have surely been garnering accolades and winning awards since Tech was founded almost a century ago, but for the first 94 years, the Tech community was mostly left unaware of these accomplishments.  Then venerable Brooklyn Tech English teacher Giancarlo Malchiodi stepped into the part-time role of Good News Coordinator.  You have probably seen, and hopefully enjoyed, his bimonthly "Good News" letter detailing Tech students'  achievements in sports, arts and letters and charitable work, as well as awards bestowed upon our distinguished faculty members that would otherwise escape our attention.  In his own words, his mission was "To better inform ourselves about the special place we come to every day and all the good things that happen here so that a greater sense of community may be established...[and] To better educate the City-at-large about all the good that happens or starts here so that our profile as a school is increased."  

 

If you have not already seen it, take a look at the latest issue here. The issue features student achievements ranging from the winner of an environmental poetry contest to 3-D printing of PPE for a senior citizens home in Brooklyn.  Mr. Malchiodi even highlighted his own accomplishment - a formal course in College Advisement through a scholarship he won via Teachers College.  Mr. Malchiodi has served many roles during his more than 20 years at Brooklyn Tech, including Co-Coordinator of the Gateway Science Program, Co-Coordinator of the College Office and perhaps most notably, teacher of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Senior Elective English class, enjoyed by Tech students for many years.  

 

Unfortunately, this issue of "Good News" will be the last from Mr. Malchiodi; his tenure as the official "good news guy" is up at the end of this school year.  Stay True Blue, Mr. Malchiodi, and thanks for all you do!

Remote Learning Update - Surveys

June 21, 2020

Remote Learning Updates - Surveys 

市政教育局邀请广大家庭就远程教育的看法和感受递交民意调查答卷

 

BTHS has been operating under the "Remote Learning Model" since March 23rd, and by most accounts, students, teachers, and families seem to have adapted well.  If parents have issues, concerns or experiences they would like to share, please feel free to email  papresident@bths.com with "Remote Learning" in the subject line.  

 

Parents who are concerned about their student's progress may reach out to individual teachers at any time through PupilPath. See instructions for accessing the PupilPath website or app at this link; access the PupilPath website here

 

2020 Return To School Survey - BOE created a short, anonymous survey to help administrators to understand what is most important to parents and students in terms of considerations to return to school in the Fall of 2020. Parents or students should take the survey to voice your concerns about returning to school this fall. For those families who cannot take the online survey, they may call 3-1-1.

2019 /2020 NYC School Survey - The 2019/2020 NYC School Survey's deadline has been extended to June 26th, please take this survey if you have not done so. School leaders use feedback from the survey to reflect and make improvements to schools and programs.Survey results are also used to help measure quality.

Student Course Requests 2020-2021

June 21, 2020

Student Course Requests 2020-2021

2020年-2021年学生课程选择更新消息

 

Tentative course program for the 2020-2021 school year has been sent.  Some of the elective courses are not listed due to the ambiguity of next year's budget.  If any courses are there in error, or your student no longer wishes to take an AP section of a class, your student may speak with his/her guidance counselor before June 26th.

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