Who’s got the Spirit?

Dewey’s got the Spirit!School Wide Spirit Week.Even though we might not be together in our building, you can feel the love.Staff and students participated in our week long Spirit Week.Academy DayJersey DayRep your Culture DaySwag DayWacky Tacky DayHere are some […]

The week of February 10th was Respect for All Week. It was a fun and meaningful week. Students and staff were asked to wear different colors each day, signifying different meanings.

Respect for All Week 2020

The week of February 10th was Respect for All Week. It was a fun and meaningful week. Students and staff were asked to wear different colors each day, signifying different meanings.  Monday was PURPLE for anti-bullying. Tuesday was BLUE for […]

The students are doing advanced work which is taught in Culinary College pastry courses

Chocolate Production

Who loves chocolate? We do. We love it when it is made by our culinary students and Mr. Colon. Valentine’s Day was made a little sweeter by these students. This is a 10th grade class. The students are doing advanced […]

My Brother’s Keeper and Superintendent Prayor

MBK conference hosted by Superintendent Prayor. It took place at DC37 headquarters.  There were about 100 people in attendance.  In attendance from our school were Addis Hoilett, Jayson Garcia, Mr. Megie and Mr. Prempeh.  There were a number of icebreakers […]

Club spotlight!

My Brother’s Keeper the mission of MBK is to “Change the Narrative” of boys and young men of color, and all students, by closing and eliminating the opportunity gaps they face. MBK also helps them to reach their full potential.  Mr. Prempeh […]

 

Guidance on Coronavirus

Recently, a novel (new) coronavirus was detected in hundreds of people worldwide. A “novel coronavirus” is a strain that has not been previously found in humans. This novel coronavirus can lead to fever, cough and shortness of breath.

There are currently zero diagnoses in New York City, and the risk to New Yorkers is low. The City is monitoring the outbreak closely and working with our agency partners and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Right now, everyone should go about their daily lives, but practice the same precautions you do during cold and flu season: cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when sneezing or coughing; wash your hands with soap and water often; and stay home if you are feeling sick. If you were recently in China, and have a fever and either a cough or shortness-of-breath, call your healthcare provider.

Per the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) there is no need to cancel field trips.

For more information, visit the Health Department’s website.

SING 2020

The JDHS Theatre Department Presents

SING 2020

A student Run Musical Theatre Competition

Performance:

Friday, February 7th, 6 PM
Saturday, February 8th, 2PM

Tickets available at the door

$3 for Adults
$1 for students

NYU College of Dentistry

NYU College of Dentistry

On January 14, 2020, New York University College of Dentistry students hosted John Dewey High School students enrolled in the Career Exploration and Work Based Skills class. A team of six current graduate level students led by peer tutors Carmen A Espinal and Muller Karger under the leadership of Dr. Eugenia Mejia discussed personal reasons for choosing this particular career path. Carmen can be quoted as saying “providing immediate relief to people with dental related pain can bring immediate gratification”. Additionally, the students and Dr. Mejia discussed the importance of communication and problem solving skills both in college and professional dental settings. This visit concluded with a tour of several laboratories located in the David B. Kriser dental center. 

2020 Cohort Lead Testing

January 14, 2020

Dear Families and Staff:

I would like to provide an update on the ongoing measures at the NYC Department of Education (DOE) to ensure that the water in our schools is safe for students and staff.

First and foremost, New York City water is safe. Families and staff should rest assured that our drinking water is of the highest quality in the world. New York City’s water meets or exceeds all Federal and State standards. In addition, the DOE works with other City agencies to ensure there is safe drinking water in schools. The safety and well-being of students and staff is our highest priority.

In accordance with state law, all schools must test for lead in water every five years. In fall 2018, the DOE began a new testing cycle, which will conclude in December 2020. In the third phase of this round, a third of buildings will be tested.

Your school building has been selected to be a part of the 2020 cohort. Once the building has been tested and the lab results received, you will receive a notification of the results. In any building where test results show even one water outlet above the action level, the DOE will implement its standard response protocol.
Please visit https://www.schools.nyc.gov/about-us/reports/water-safety to learn more about the robust protocol we use to ensure the safety of drinking water in each and every school.

Sincerely yours,

Kevin Moran

 

Please click here to download the PDF version.

Become a Volunteer!

Key to the City: A Family Resource Fair

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Holiday Greetings

Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year from the John Dewey High School family to your family. May the New Year bring peace, love, happiness, and health.

School will be closed from Monday, December, 23rd through Wednesday, January, 1st. School will resume on Thursday, January, 2nd and it will be a full instructional day. Enjoy your time off and stay safe.

My Brother’s Keeper and Superintendent Prayor

MBK conference hosted by Superintendent Prayor. It took place at DC37 headquarters.  There were about 100 people in attendance.  In attendance from our school were Addis Hoilett, Jayson Garcia, Mr. Megie and Mr. Prempeh.  There were a number of icebreakers that networking skills, there was tying a tie tutorial. Many students including our student learned to tie a tie for the first time. There was other activities where the students created a product and a marketing strategy. When they were finished the students had to present their product and how they were going to market product. It was a wonderful event that was very motivating for all of the young men present.

Click here for event photo gallery.

Academy Holiday Canned Food Drive

Club spotlight!

My Brother’s Keeper the mission of MBK is to “Change the Narrative” of boys and young men of color, and all students, by closing and eliminating the opportunity gaps they face. MBK also helps them to reach their full potential.  Mr. Prempeh and Mr. Megie who run and founded the club, felt as though it was important to incorporate a community service aspect to their club.  Every month through the end of the school year they take the students in the club to volunteer for various causes and organizations.  The picture where the young men are dressed was at the MBK launch at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens with Superintendent Prayor. It was an amazing event.  The community service event also pictured was attended by the young men of MBK, also attending were member of WOCA. WOCA or Women Of Color Alliance  is another club in our school.  Our students volunteered with an organization called Publicolor to paint the Bronx Park Middle School in the Bronx.  Keep up the good work everyone.

Click here to view the photo gallery.