Expanded Horizons College Success

From Ms. Nieves:

I want to share with you some awesome information about a summer success program. Here is the information below.

The Expanded Horizons College Success program is recruiting current 9th and 10th graders!

Our final information session of the school year for interested students is Friday, March 19th at 4:30pm. Interested students must register for the info session HERE.

Please reach out to EHorizonsHSS@gmail.com with any Expanded Horizons-related questions!

About Expanded Horizons:
The Expanded Horizons College Success program at Henry Street Settlement is a comprehensive eight-year program designed to ensure that high school students are a) college-ready and admitted to a college that fits their interests and abilities, and b) successfully graduating from that post secondary institution on time.

Expanded Horizons is currently recruiting students who are:
– 9th and 10th graders
– Living and/or attending school on the Lower East Side (with few exceptions)
– Interested in receiving assistance in choosing best fit colleges through individualized counseling
– Interested in youth leadership, social justice, and participating in additional program events and opportunities
– Able to commit to attending after school programming at least 1-2 days a week

Let me know if you need any help with the application. 
Ms. Nieves 

Sip and Draw

Please join us for a FUN and CREATIVE night – pour yourself a cocktail and learn to draw.

Your instructor:  
Sue Carlo– a former PPAS Visual Arts Teacher and graduate of School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Her works have been exhibited in numerous NYC and East Hampton Art Galleries.  http://www.susanburrcarlo.com/

All you need to bring is your creativity and love for art. Sue will teach you how to compose a drawing to make everyday objects, interesting and dramatic.

Event: Sip & Draw Fundraiser

Date: Tuesday, March 16th

Time: 7:00pm – 8:30 pm 

Location: Zoom (link emailed after sign up)

Cost: $20 

** Space is limited act fast **

Please follow the link to DonorBox https://donorbox.org/sip-and-draw

Tutoring Club

To tutor or be tutored… that is the question!

Would you like free tutoring in any of your academic classes?

Would you like to tutor other students in your strongest subjects?

Tutors, please remember that tutoring will count as community service at PPAS and will look great on your college applications!

Google Classroom code: w644ydn

The Tutoring Club
Co-Presidents: Image, Oleg Laskov, Morgan Peters, Fardin Mahi
Faculty Adviser: Ms. Testerman

Black Excellence Gala

Please join us this Friday at 3:30 PM for PPAS’ Black Excellence Gala! Join us as we celebrate historical education, critical thinking and joy!


REGISTER HERE: https://forms.gle/bAH2rPqoPYMsvECF9

You will receive your video streaming link 30 minutes before the event begins. Be on the lookout via e-mail and follow us on social media. 



Nicole Johnson
PPAS Equity Advocate

Saturday Workshop Series

Special Saturday Workshop Series for 9th Graders!

WHAT: Virtual Saturdays with Hook & Eye Theater
WHEN: March 6, 13, 20, and 27 from 10am-12pm
WHY: PPAS 9th Graders have been working with this creative and energetic program for 8 years and it ROCKS!
WHO: first come, first serve–the first 25 9th grade students to show interest in committing to all 4 workshop dates will receive a link to join a special Google Classroom
HOW: email Mrs. Sale at msale@ppasshare.org beginning at 6pm on Tuesday, February 23rd; put your Humanities teacher in the subject line

Join us for some virtual theater-making!  In our four workshops you’ll be exploring theater-making techniques on your own, in pairs and as an ensemble.

Over the course of four sessions we’ll explore how to create imaginative characters and scenes, how to collaborate with other writers and performers over Zoom, and together we will build an entirely new and original piece of theater, which can be recorded and shared. 

You can find out more about Hook & Eye Theater at www.hookandeyetheater.com

Questions? Email Mrs. Sale directly msale@ppasshare.org 🙂   

Free Masterclass for Teens

Teens Write Comedy for Television

Monday, February 1, from 6:30 pm-7:30 pm

Teens Write Comedy for Television with award winning comedic playwright and television writer, Sarah Congress. Everyone loves a good romcom, but it takes two to tango! Tune into Sarah’s masterclass for teens on developing comedic characters, and start this heart month off with a bang. Think about your favorite comedic character and come ready with a pen/pencil to start!

Register Here!