Kicking Off the School Year with Long Island City High School’s 3rd Annual Family Night
Zone 126 and Long Island City High School hosted their 3rd Annual Family Night on Thursday, September 28, 2017. As in past years, the event helps to bridge families and community and featured remarks from Principal Selenikas. She highlighted key groups of individuals that contribute to the success of students and families.
The event provided a “one-stop” shop for families to become more familiar with their child’s school life and opportunities in the community. Over 25 tables presented initiatives as well key departments and personnel within Long Island City High School. Tables represented all academic departments, smaller learning communities, the parents’ association, sports teams, JROTC, and community partners such as City Harvest, Let’s Get Ready!, enACT, Child Center of New York, Community-Word Project, Queens Library, and many more.
Principal Selenikas’ State of the School:
- Emphasized the importance of attendance. Long Island City High School’s attendance goal for the current school year is 97%.
- Availability of College Now classes and over 11 Advanced Placement courses, along with free SAT Prep for all 11th graders from Let’s Get Ready!
- The school’s newest program is a work-based learning opportunity for seniors. The internship program leverages partners and a nearby elementary school, PS 171Q, to engage senior interns on a daily basis. Work-based learning provides students with an enriching experience as they develop and work toward career-oriented goals.
- Zone 126 will be leading the wi-fi hotspot initiative. This initiative, part of the Sprint 1 Million Project, is intended to close the digital divide both inside and outside of the classroom. Every student attending Long Island City High School is eligible for the 3GB wifi hotspot until the culmination of their high school career.
Complete with festive balloons and music, this energetic and informative event maintained its student focus while building stronger relations with the community.
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