Greetings Fashion Families from your Principal, Daryl Blank.
We have 3 weeks of classes left before Regents examinations as the school year winds down. Make sure your children know this and appreciate the importance of finishing the school year strong. Students must understand the grades that they receive in June will be the ones that colleges will see.
Tutoring for Regents exams are available in all subjects. The tutoring schedule has been sent out to all students and families. The June 2018 Regents examination schedule has also been sent out. Please keep in mind that on Tuesday, June 5, we will be administering the new Global History Regents Exam to all 10th graders – there will be no regular classes on this date and only the students taking this exam will be in attendance.
I want to invite you all to the next edition of our Fashion Show this Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 7:00 pm. This version of the show is different from last week’s performance – this show will run a half hour. This show is sponsored by our Advisory Board which is the group of fashion industry professionals that look out for the school. This year’s show will honor famous fashion designer Nanette Lepore. We are so excited to invite all Fashion students and families to this show – you can attend whether you did not get to see the show this past Friday or if you want to see it again. Admission is free for everyone.
Our May Parent Association Meeting will take place this Wednesday, May 23, 2018, at 6:00 pm in Room 829, the Student Lounge. At this meeting, the HSFI Parent Association will be holding Parent Association Executive Board elections for the following positions; PA President, PA Vice President, PA Treasurer, and School Leadership Team members. If you are interested in running for a PA Executive Board position or nominating another HSFI parent, please visit the website link under Parent News section on the HSFI homepage, www.fashionhighschool.net. Descriptions of the Parents Association positions are on the website link. Here is direct website link:
As part of Fashion’s commitment to social emotional learning, wanting to know how students are feeling and then trying to find ways to help students, next school year we are looking to create a ‘Buddy System’ where incoming freshman students would have a ‘buddy’ to mentor them and look out for them during their first year of high school. If you are the parent of a current 9th, 10th or 11th grade student, please encourage them to apply to become a mentor. Besides the benefit of helping out one of their classmates in the transition to high school, being part of this program will look great for their college applications.
The organization, ‘Teen Choice’ will have representatives at HSFI again on Monday, May 21. Teen Choice offers a wide variety of student services including; supportive individual and group counseling; peer leadership opportunities; parent and youth workshops; managing your money support; summer youth employment opportunities; a sexual health curriculum; and college preparation services to fill out financial aid and college applications. They will be here from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm in the student lounge and cafeteria.