Arts and Sciences


Congratulations to Marcia Yang from P.S. 101  for winning the 2017 Diamond Artist’s contest. Her art work is featured on the 2017 Brooklyn Cyclones Game Program.




Earlier this month on June 7, the DOE’s Office of School Wellness Programs announced the winners and runners-up of its eighth annual School Wellness Poster contest.

Open to all City public school students in grades K–12, the School Wellness Poster contest recognizes City students who showcase their creativity, originality, and artistic talent through artwork or photography in ways that promote the importance of physical education, health instruction, and wellness programs. One winner and three runners-up are selected from each of the three major grade levels (elementary, middle, and high school), and each honoree’s designs are then displayed on the DOE’s website, printed on posters in schools citywide, and placed inside other promotional DOE materials, including wall calendars and banners.

Congratulations to Jose Vasquez,  Grade 4 winner from P.S. 90.




Intermediate School 281 – Joseph B Cavallaro’s Vocal StudentsPerform at the Prudential Center

American Young Voices is a performing arts education program that provides vocal music students with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to perform at the New Jersey Prudential Center.  On Thursday, June 1st one hundred of I.S. 281’s vocal students performed with 8,500 other children from the greater New York City area.  Under the wing of Mr. Pacilio, their amazing vocal teacher, students performed a repertoire of music from across the world.  The National Association for Music Education and American Young Voices work hard to inspire a love for music in all participants, chaperones and audience members.




 I.S. 228’s Council for Unity students attended a multicultural Seder event along with teachers Ms. Nuzzo, Ms.Frange and Ms. Rosa at the Kane Street Synagogue in Brooklyn Heights. The event highlighted the traditions of Passover and how they relate to a variety of cultural traditions. The students composed a collaborative abecedarian poem as part of their presentation along with a visual art project. They presented their poem and art project for Council for Unity groups from the NY area.





Congratulations to I.S. 281 Joseph B Cavallaro’s Robotics Team “The Tech Toads” who competed in two Robotics Competitions on March 18th and 19th.  For the first time, I.S. 281 placed in the top 32 out of 1625 NYC teams to compete in the First Lego League Championships at City College.  They finished 4th overall, winning the coveted Judge’s Award.  Cavallaro’s Underwater Robotics Team won 1st Place at the NYS SEAPERCH Regional Championships and an invitation to the National Championships at Georgia Tech University in May.  Rachel Carson, who is part of the District 21 Pipeline, along with Cavallaro, won first place beating out all other high schools.  These teams will join forces in May at Georgia Tech for the Nationals to represent N.Y.C! 

Sea Perch is a National Underwater Robotic Program sponsored by the US Navy, which syndicates all aspects of the STEM curriculum with a research based project, robotic engineering and design component.  Students acquire the skills to maneuver a robot as it is engaged in a series of under-water challenges.  The team is led by Mr. Joseph Gulino, who uses a hands-off approach to mentor his students and challenge them to find unique and innovative solutions and applications to problemsThe IS 281 Robotics Program is in its second year and the technical, mechanical, and practical growth shown by the students is immeasurable.  Thanks to Principal Maria Bender, Joseph B Cavallaro continues to introduce new and innovative technologies, aiming to support increased growth and excitement for all of our STEM Programs. 






#PS I Love My School…..

When P.S.  209 began incorporating class/grade performances they did so with the intent of creating a positive school atmosphere and integrating the arts into our school. Year after year, these performances not only encouraged artistic development, they created stars in their school!  Students who would become audio visual and lighting technicians, actors, singers, stagehands, narrators…..These performances helped them not only create a positive parent presence in our school, these performances created a spark that ignited the potential of so many of our talented students!   Mrs. Locurcio, the principal of P.S. 209 wanted her students to create something artistic for parents to enjoy and for students to remember for the rest of their lives…. And thanks to Mrs. Locurcio, the entire staff of P. S. 209 and students, that is one of the  many reasons why we love our School.



The Annual Holiday Show at P.S. 225 was a great success.



PS 253’s Winter Show “The Toy Shop” was an amazing production enjoyed by all!

Mark Twain Winter Concert 2016


P.S. 215’s Second Grade Students Dance their way into the Holiday Season.



P.S. 253 Parent Workshop

Preparing for the Science Fair  on  December 15, 2016-Everyone working together…over 70 participants! Thank you Ms. Elfie & Ms. Kus



I.S 303 Preparing for Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch stole Christmas December 15, 2016

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P.S. 253 Kindergarten class 228 enjoys a trip to The Plaster Galaxy