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Our Impact 2018/19


Here are just a few examples of your donations at work:


High top tables and chairs are dotted around the cafeteria and office areas for quieter gatherings, quick conferences with teachers and more.

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Ask your student about the recent authors visit!

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Mr. Carrasquillo with Joh Camara, West African drummer who played for students on February 15th in celebration of Black History Month.

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The PTSO sponsored the WHS assistant Heads spelling team at the recent WEF spelling Bee.  Amazing team spirit!

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Mr. Carrasquillo with the Mariachi band that played for students on October 5th in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month.


Thurgood Marshall - One Man Show

New Repertory Theatre's Production of THURGOOD, sponsored by the PTSO, was presented to 300+ students.

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So far in 2018/2019 the PTSO has funded or committed to fund the following:


Staff Training and Professional Development

  • Art - Laser cutter workshop

  • Art - Jewelry workshop - techniques for granulation in metal smithing

  • Art - Student entry fees for Toy Camera Festival

  • Challenge Success - Social Emotional Learning Exchange

  • Dance - Jazz Conference 

  • English - "Thurgood Marshall -One Man Show"

  • Evolutions - "Remaking Education" conference

  • Evolutions - Folgers Shakespeare Summer Institute - Othello

  • Languages - Mariachi Band for Cafeteria during National Hispanic Month

  • Languages - West African Drummer for cafeteria during Black History Month

  • Languages - German language course

  • Languages - Workshop on evaluating language proficiency (2 staff members)

  • Math - AP calculus course (2 staff members)

  • Music - Chamber choir conducting workshop

  • Science - National Biology Teachers Association summer conference (2 staff members)

  • Social Science - AP Psychology PD - Summer Institute (up to 2 staff members)

  • Social Studies - Dar al Islam Summer Teacher Institute summer training support

  • Social Studies - PD on History of Women's Rights, Constitution & Bill of Rights, Civics & Government

  • Social Studies - 3 online PD courses (Restorative Justice, thinking like a historian, Digital Citizenship)

  • Social Studies - Culturally responsive teaching course

  • Special Education - "A Mindful Approach to Teaching" summer PD session

  • Special Education - Online conference on dyslexia

  • TV/Video Production - Journalists convention - podcasting

  • TV/Video production - Advanced Adobe software techniques​

Classroom Supples and Other Materials

  • Bridge Program - books, workbooks and journals

  • Cornerstones - theraputic supplies and curriculum support

  • Evolutions - support for team building events in the Evolutions Program

  • Language - utility cart for moveable classroom

  • Languages - reference material

  • Science - molecular modeling kits

  • Science - scientific calculators for the science department as loaners

  • Science - biology reference books and classroom lab supplies

  • Social Studies - pocket constitutions

  • Social Studies - "Scantron" machine and supplies for automated marking of AP tests and others

  • Social Studies - student subscriptions to Upfront Magazine

  • Social Studies - cell phone parking lots and other supplies for classroom use

  • Special Education - subscription to Newslea

  • Special Education - headphones for students

  • Special Education - subscription to Scholastic Action

  • TV/Video Production - gifts for student winners of the film festival

  • Various - Breathalyzers for use before social events​

Student Initiatives

  • Quiz Show Club - game show controller and buzzers

  • Woodworking Club - supplies to build a carpetball table

  • Senior Project - materials for a clay sculpture

  • STEAM team - materials for summer program for elementary kids​

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