Student Opportunities and Announcements
Virtual Clubs for 2020 - 2021
Due to Remote Learning, all clubs meetings will be help on line using one o the DOE approved platforms (i.e. Zoom, Teams, or Meets.)
Each club must have a LaGuardia Arts teacher as its advisor. Club meetings cannot be held until after the teacher's work day is complete, so please be very respectful and considerate of each teacher's time and contribution.
The advisor must be 'present' for the entirety of each meeting. The advisor may designate a students as a co-host so that club members may be brought in from the Waiting Room.
All clubs must submit an application each year. This allows us to verify that the club has an advisor and what day and time the club meets. Club Applications must be submitted by Friday, October 2, 2020.
Club meetings last 1 hour.
This is the Club Application process as outlined in Chancellor's Regulations A-601.
In order to receive a charter, each student club and/or organization must:
• be initiated by a group of interested students;
• have a purpose which is consistent with the school’s educational goals;
• have a faculty advisor who is a licensed Department of Education pedagogue;
• be approved by the student government;
• be approved by the principal who shall be the final arbiter in the chartering process.
This form will help you submit all of the required information for forming a club. All clubs charters must be approved annually.
A faculty member must be present at all club meetings.
A club must be approved by the SGO at an official meeting prior to the club being able to hold meetings.
SGO "Remind" Codes -- Stay Informed with Timely Push Notifications
The Student Government has set up a means of communicating with students through use of a platform called Remind. Remind is an app that allows students to stay up to date on important school information such as upcoming events and links to useful materials.
Class presidents send messages through their respective Reminds that give students push notifications alerting them of this information. We ask that each student join the Remind corresponding with their grade (ex. 9th graders would join the Freshman Remind) To join, you can either a) download the app and create an account or b) go to remind.com, where there is an option to sign up on the front page.
Once signed up, you can join the Remind by entering in your class code. This can also be done by texting the class code to 81010.
We hope that this messaging system helps to improve communication between the Student Government and we encourage students and their families to check the LaGuardia school website as well for other crucial information. We wish you all a great start to the new school year, and can’t wait to make a difference as this year’s SGO!
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Program Begins November
TEEN INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
Want to make a difference in your community? Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) is now recruiting motivated high school students from diverse backgrounds with an interest in library services to apply for an innovative, hands-on internship program!
NYC teens in grades 10–12 is welcome to apply for a chance to build academic, college and career readiness skills with support from a mentor. Choose from a variety of program tracks, including Digital Media, Humanities, and Youth and Family Services, while earning a stipend and volunteer service hours. JOIN US! For further information on how to apply, please visit us online at https://www.bklynlibrary.org/lot, or contact us at LoT@bklynlibrary.org.
ABOUT THIS IS QUITTING
The first-of-its-kind program to help young people quit vaping, This is Quitting has helped more than 100,000 youth and young adults on their journey to quit vaping. Learn more about how it works and the additional resources available for parents of young vapers and for adults who want to quit.
How it works
Those who are not ready to quit receive at least four weeks of messages focused on building skills and confidence. Users with a quit date receive one week of messages prior to that date and at least eight weeks of messages after their quit date. Throughout the program, users can text COPE, STRESS, SLIP or MORE to receive instant support. Upon completion of the program, users receive periodic text messages from truth® and may continue to use supportive keywords for as long as they like.
Here’s what some young people have to say about the program:
- They are cool, they make me feel as if I’m not alone in this journey. – Anonymous, teen
- They make it seem like there is a way out of addiction. – Chase, teen
- It expresses the emotions of quitting from other people. – domlussier, teen
- They’re the one thing rooting for me to quit. – EG, teen
- They’re not super in your face. They serve as a quick “hey don’t do the thing you’re thinking about right now”. - Cole, teen
- They encourage me not to JUUL, they offer alternatives when I get a craving. I started going to the gym and working out instead of JUULing. – Scarlett, young adult
- They remind me there’s no room to turn back to something harmful. – Meredith, young adult
Resources for parents and adults
Are you a parent of a young person who vapes? Parents can text QUIT to (202) 899-7550 to sign up to receive text messages designed specifically for parents of vapers.
If you are an adult looking for support to quit vaping or stop using any tobacco product, our free digital quit smoking platform BecomeAnEX offers comprehensive web and mobile tools. Parents of vapers can also sign up for BecomeAnEX, where they can indicate that they are a parent of a young person who vapes, and access a supportive online community and a full interactive website of information about how nicotine addiction works and different approaches to quit. Register now at BecomeAnEX.org.
Information by Truth Initiative
Art Spaces -- Open Ended
Student Art Spaces is a nonprofit youth-led organization that focuses on uplifting teen artists from minority communities. Throughout the pandemic, we have conducted workshops, interviews, and more to aid artists across the city to achieve our goal. We have a multitude of opportunities that we believe would benefit students who are interested in our mission in your school such as featuring their artwork, conducting interviews with artists, and opportunities to volunteer from home and work on our initiatives hands-on. We have included some of these opportunities and forms attached to this email. If anyone needs to contact us, please have them reach out to us at email@example.com or on Instagram at @sas.newyorkcity.
Career Building Skills: 1-Hour Sessions of NEW Opportunities beginning October 16.
PENCIL brings together business partners and educators to develop strategies that disrupt current college and career readiness outcomes. Through relationship management, curriculum resources, volunteer engagement, program facilitation, evaluation, and refinement, PENCIL makes it easy for businesses to work with schools to connect students to success.
Check back for updates on last-minute opportunities.
We hope you are doing well. Below are the PENCIL Open Source offerings for Friday Oct. 23rd through Friday Oct. 30th. We’re excited to highlight new content about interviewing skills and succeeding in the Technology and Fashion industries! Please feel free to circulate this information to teachers and staff within your school. Links are shared 24 hours before the event. Click here to reserve a place for students from your school.
Friday, October 23rd, 12:00- 1:00pm
Career Panel – Technology
Facilitated by PENCIL staff and volunteers from LinkedIn
LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network and connects the world’s professionals to make them more productive and successful. Hear from their staff about their career journey and how they support LinkedIn’s growth and professionals across the globe.
Monday, October 26th, 1pm – 2pm
Facilitated by PENCIL staff and volunteers from Bloomberg
Executives from Bloomberg, a leading provider of financial software tools and enterprise applications such as analytics and equity trading platform, data services, and news to financial companies and organizations, will share interview best-practices. Learn the important components of the interview process, best way to prepare for interviews, key interview strategies to ace interviews and how to avoid common errors, and the STAR technique to successfully craft responses to behavioral questions.
Tuesday, October 27th, 12:00pm- 1:00 pm
Career Panel – Telecommunications
Facilitated by PENCIL staff and volunteers from Verizon
Verizon is one of the largest communication technology companies in the world. Hear from their staff about their education and career journeys and how they help build and maintain a global telecommunications network.
Friday, October 30th, 12:00- 1:00pm
Career Panel – Fashion Industry
Facilitated by PENCIL staff and Fashion executives
Fashion executives will discuss their experience working with global brands such as the Gap, Sears & Victoria's Secret as well as what it takes to build a fashion company. Students will also learn more about their day to day activities, their role within the industry, and the factors that have guided their career journey.
Sessions will also be available on PENCIL’s YouTube station (https://www.youtube.com/user/PENCILhelpingschools) for those students unable to attend live.
Links and Policies
Recording Community Service Hours in x2VOL
To access x2VOL, the software program where we record our community service hours, we must first log into Naviance. Once you are in Naviance, you click on the “x2VOL” button at the bottom of the page and you will be redirected to the x2VOL site.
For first time users, verify your Month/Year of Birth, Gender, Mobile Phone, and preferred email. Click “Proceed” and Skip the next page.
Now you are on the Main Dashboard of x2VOL.
There are basically 2 types of Volunteer opportunities:
- you use x2VOL to register
- you do not use x2VOL to register
It does not matter whether the activity took place for LaGuardia or not. It matters whether or not you use x2VOL to register.
- If you are looking to Register for an activity (you heard or read, “Sign Up on x2VOL), you click the “Find Opportunities” button.
- If you did not sign up on x2VOL, everything else (school service, too) gets put into “Add Hours”.
Create a New Personal Project (This is used for EVERYTHING if you did not sign up for the event on Naviance, including auditions, etc.)
- Write the name of the activity and a brief description e.g. tutoring or ushering
- You do not need to attach any file. You could upload a letter of recommendation.
- Input the Name, Phone, and Email of the person who will receive an email and verify you completed the hours. This often a teacher, AP, or outside event leader.
- Submit. The Activity Contact person will receive an email verifying your hours.
What happens next?
Your Activity Contact Person will be sent an email to verify that you completed the activity and the hours are correct. They answer the email, and then the verification sits in the x2VOL que. The school will review the hours and then approve them. The approval is generally done once a semester – it is the verification that is important.
Can we count hours from last year?
Yes. It is the same process for entering hours; however, please let the Activity Contact Person know they will be receiving an email from Naviance and that they can make the connection with you.
Who do we contact if we have questions?
Ms. Hobot, Guidance Secretary, in Room 235.