Middle School NY State ELA Tests March 28 – 30

Common Core Parents and Students –

The New York State Common Core ELA tests will be happening this week, Tuesday, March 28- Thursday, March 30th. In preparation for the tests, here are a few things to keep in mind

  • Be on time for school! Students should get at school at 8 so they have time to eat breakfast and use the restrooms before testing. Testing begins at 8:15 am!
  • Eat a HEALTHY breakfast! Your brain is a muscle and needs food to function – so feed your brain healthy food so it’s at it’s best! This means protein, fruits and vegetables, and water! Try to avoid caffeine and junk foods
  • Get a good night’s sleep before the test! Middle school students will not be getting homework the night before the tests so they have time to take it easy.
  • No electronics! Students are encouraged to leave electronic devices at home, because they are not allowed during testing
  • Have a positive attitude! It’s goes a long way! Your teachers believe in you – so believe in yourself!

Good luck from the teachers at Bronx Latin during testing this week!

Bronx Latin named a 2016 US News & World Report Silver Medal School

bronx-latin-silverBronx Latin has attained status as a US News & World Report Silver medal school! Congrats to all our amazing students and wonderful teachers who make this possible every day with their hard work! Find the full report here.

Some of the key Bronx Latin Highlights:

Bronx Latin School is ranked 134th within New York. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® course work and exams. The AP® participation rate at Bronx Latin School is 57 percent. The student body makeup is 51 percent male and 49 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 100 percent. Bronx Latin School is 1 of 523 high schools in theNew York City Public Schools.

Bronx Latin School is ranked #1375 in the National Rankings and earned a silver medal. Schools are ranked based on their performance on state-required tests and how well they prepare students for college. Read more about how we rank the Best High Schools.

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Bronx Latin Seniors visit the White House

12795314_10107302858734430_3044757286748439621_nOn March 10, Bronx Latin Seniors were invited to a State Arrival Ceremony on the South lawn of the White House, to welcome Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to the White House. The invitation stemmed from letters written by the 12th grade Honors Civics class about issues ranging from gun violence, asthma, the minimum wage, and sexual assault laws. We could not be more proud of our seniors who attended the ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House and were able to end their time at Bronx Latin with such a memorable trip.

After our trip the students received a Letter from Obama, in which President Barack Obama wrote some inspiring words for our students, which you can read below along with seeing pictures from our trip where students were also able to visit the Supreme Court and US Capital Building as well!

Congratulations class of 2016 for being invited to the White House and getting to be a part of this wonderful experience.

Obama letter