Thursday, May 26, 2011

Achieve3000 rollout and high achievers!

Have you heard? Sabrina Hylton scored the most points during the week of 5/23 - 5/27 compared to all students at IS 339 Communication Tech School (X339) using KidBiz. Sabrina earned 50 bonus points and an achievement. In addition, Sabrina's name will be posted to the School Weekly Top Scorer scoreboard.

Have you heard? Devinaire Mccoy scored the most points during the week of 5/23 - 5/27 compared to all students at IS 339 Communication Tech School (X339) using TeenBiz. Devinaire earned 50 bonus points and an achievement. In addition, Devinaire's name will be posted to the School Weekly Top Scorer scoreboard.

The two highest achieving students for the week of 5/23- 5/27 are Devinaire of 607 and Sabrina of 608.

Devinaire even got his name and school displayed on the Achieve 3000 homepage!

Pod 6D stood out on the daily Achieve3000 scoreboard on 5/25 for the highest cumulative points earned in classes 608 and 607!

On may 26 classes 608 and 607 once again were ranked as the highest scoring classes in 339. As you can see below, they even surpassed their scores for May 25th! Talk about motivation!

The students in Pod 6D are very excited about using Achieve3000, a web-based differentiated learning program. This is our first week of using the program and already the students of Pod 6D are showing that they are serious about achieving!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Congratulations to the Track Team!

I am so proud of the track team at 339! Specifically my amazing students on Unity pod 6D. On May 18, 2011 with the coaching of Mrs. Hameed and Mr. Martin, the 339 track team brought back several trophies and medals to C.I.S 339. The 6th grade team alone won 3 trophies in their respective categories.

Both Nelson and Pedro of class 609 excelled in the shot-put --each won a medal for coming in first and second place.

Albis of 607 came in first place in the long jump and Mahamadou of 607 came in a close 2nd. Go Albis and Mahamadou! Jose of class 609 came in 2nd place in the 200 M dash. You guys did an amazing job!

Not to be out-shined by the boys of pod 6D, the girls also showed that they are excellent athletes.

Myesha of class 608 made everyone proud when she came in the 1st place in the long jump and 2nd place in the 400 M dash. Mariam followed right behind as she raced into 3rd place in the 100 M dash. These are amazing accomplishments ladies!

Below is a list of the students in Pod 6D that won a medal at the Bronx Championship and will be advancing to the City Championship on Saturday, June 4, 2011.
Albis Almanzar - 607 (3rd place in 100 M dash & 1st place in long Jump)
Jose Paniagua - 609 (2nd place in 200 M dash)
Mahamadou Sonko - 607 (2nd place in long jump)
Mariam Kebe - 608 (3rd place in 100 M dash)
Myesha Wilson - 608 (2nd place in 400 M dash & 1st place in long jump)
Nelson Santana - 609 (1st place in 100 M dash & 2nd place in shot put)
Pedro Ramirez - 609 (1st place in 200 M dash & 1st place in shot put)

The 6 grade boys relay team (Pedro, Jose P, Nelson & Kelly Hernandez [603]) came in 1st place.

If you are interested in joining the track team at C.I.S 339 please contact Mr. Martin at or Mrs. Hameed at'

Want to read up on the benefits of joining a track team? Click here!
Thank you to Mr. Martin and Mrs. Hameed for the pictures and all of your help with my students.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Reading Champions and Honor Roll Students

Congratulations to class 608 for being the first class to reach their May reading goal of 27 minutes of silent sustained reading. They worked very hard to maintain silence for 23 minutes for 10 days! They are now reading silently and independently for 27 minutes!

Each month, the first class to meet their silent reading goal is awarded with a snack party. Class 608 had quite an eventful Friday!

I would also like to congratulate both the 2nd and 3rd marking period honor roll recipients in Pod 6D. You are doing a great job and your teachers are very proud of you!

Honor roll students, high achieving students, and students with excellent conduct all received award certificates on Friday along with a tasty ice cream treat!

3rd Marking Period Honor Roll Students

Ana Mejia
Amanda Rosario
Myesha Wilson
Bryan Fernandez
Alejandro Hernandez
Mariam Kebe
Vianelys Montero
Garfield Phillips
Julian Cabrera
Austin Aquino
Dunaisia Whitehead

Isha Nartey
Ronald Inoa

2nd MP
Garfield Phillips
Mariam Kebe
Bryan Fernandez
Alejandro Fernandez
Ana Mejia
Princilla Anyamsem
Habulai Sissoho
Isha Nartey
Ronald Inoa
Ericka Hernandez

Friday, May 13, 2011

Ice Cream Party

Often times, on Friday the 13th there is a superstitious sense of fear in the air . But for the students in classes 607, 608, and 609, there was nothing but smiles and joy to be had.

On Friday Mrs. Johnson, and I celebrated all of our start students with an Ice Cream celebration. Students selected an ice cream of their choice and decorated their ice cream with an array of delicious toppings!

The honor roll students, high achieving , and students with excellent conducts were invited to come have a bowl of ice cream in room 337 before their lunch period.

Their invitation? An empty bowl with their name on the bottom. With the assistance of Mrs. Clark, Ms. Bentley stood guard at the door to assure that only students with a bowl were allowed in.