The new school year started strong with two days of orientation. 6th graders spent time with their new classmates, met their teachers, toured the building and learned about S2's school culture. 7th and 8th graders were welcomed back with open arms, it is so excited to see students returning after summer break, both tanner and taller! The staff and teachers worked so hard during the summer to prepare the school for our best year yet, and if orientation was any indication, it definitely will be!
Summer in the Square 2018 included three weeks of learning, inventing and having fun! Students used their creativity to solve a variety of invention problems such as designing a video game that incorporated wellness, considering what the phones of the future will look like and do for us, and building their own Rube Goldberg machines! We loved seeing students use their imagination to come up with some truly ingenious ideas.
On Friday June 22nd, S2 students had a wonderful time having "Happy Waffles" and receiving their certificates for another quarter of excellence!
On June 18th, S2 students gave it their all during our second annual Talent Show, showing they are not just students, but actors, singers, comedians, and musicians too!
Cooking students invited Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer to come to their class and hear their presentation about Food Justice titled "Less is More". They presented some really smart ideas for ways to help their community, and MHP Brewer was eager to help!
Mentees prepared a special luncheon for the Mentors to thank them for spending time with them this year, talking with them, imparting advice, helping with homework, and having fun together. It was a beautiful moment, complete with tears and laughter!
"Choice" is such an important part of being a student at S2, so this year we held a special day with a bunch of field trip options for students and staff to choose from. Everyone had a blast, whether they were at the zoo, or the aquarium, or battery park, or painting pottery on the UWS. A great way to mark the final weeks of school!
While National Teacher Appreciation Day was celebrated across the country on May 8th, at S2 we celebrated our teachers for the entire week!
On April 17th and 18th, S2 invited families of prospective incoming students to the school for an evening of dinner, community-building and fun!
S2 held its third annual lottery to determine the incoming class of 6th graders!