Search Results for P.S. 122

Writing Isabella
Writing Isabella
Isabella Taxilaga 7/10/2014 at 11:00AM

My name is Isabella Taxilaga and I am in the first grade a P.S. 122 in Astoria. My favorite things to do are reading, writing and drawing. I love to write poems, songs and stories about my family and what I feel. I really love doing this job and I’m very happy and proud to write for everybody. [...]

Op-ed: First grade tips
Op-ed: First grade tips
News Op-Ed 5/04/2014 at 10:14AM

Isabella Taxilaga, who was the grand prize winner of The Be Kind People Project’s national student writing contest, gives tips for the first grade.

Astoria first-grader wins national writing contest
Astoria first-grader wins national writing contest
Education & Kids Angy Altamirano 4/17/2014 at 5:25PM

One Astoria first-grader has a prize-winning way with words. Isabella Taxilaga, a student at P.S. 122 Mamie Fay has been named the $1,000 grand prize winner of the nonprofit The Be Kind People Project’s national student writing contest.

PRIMARY DAY 2013 COVERAGE
PRIMARY DAY 2013 COVERAGE
Politics Queens Courier Staff 9/10/2013 at 9:01PM

Check back here for continuing Primary Day coverage from the casting of ballots to the election results. 11:52 p.m. Projected winners in Queens city council districts: City Council District 22 – Costa Constantinides City Council District 28 - Ruben Wills City Council District 24 -Rory Lancman City Council District 31 -Donovan Richards City Council District 32 [...]

Astoria school honored for high state test scores
Astoria school honored for high state test scores
Education & Kids Angy Altamirano 8/15/2013 at 3:28PM

Although P.S. 122 in Astoria was facing big changes a few months ago from the Department of Education, the students showed they can excel beyond the average city scores. On August 13, Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. celebrated students, teachers and Principal Pamela Sabel for their hard work in earning high scores on the new [...]

Art gives Queens students a voice
Art gives Queens students a voice
Education & Kids Maggie Hayes 6/23/2013 at 10:39AM

Queens artists are blossoming in borough elementary schools. The LeAp public art program took two schools under its wing to help students make large-scale pieces and present them to the community. The works, by pupils from P.S. 9 and P.S. 75, took on current issues such as gun violence and global warming. They went on [...]

Department of Education: Gifted and talented classes will stay
Education & Kids Angy Altamirano 4/17/2013 at 11:03AM

The Department of Education (DOE) has decided to withdraw its controversial plan to cut the gifted and talented classes at P.S. 122. after last week’s meeting with concerned parents, teachers and elected officials from across School District 30. “We’ve listened, and we know what an exceptional job P.S. 122 is doing with its G&T middle [...]

Schools Chancellor Walcott meets with parents over gifted and talented cuts
Schools Chancellor Walcott meets with parents over gifted and talented cuts
Education & Kids Angy Altamirano 4/11/2013 at 5:06PM

True to his word, Department of Education (DOE) Chancellor Dennis Walcott met with parents, teachers and elected officials from across School District 30 to talk about the proposed cuts to the prestigious gifted and talented program at P.S. 122. “When families have a great experience in their school, we celebrate that and we appreciate the [...]

Schools Chancellor Walcott to meet with parents over gifted and talented cuts
Schools Chancellor Walcott to meet with parents over gifted and talented cuts
Education & Kids Angy Altamirano 3/27/2013 at 12:05PM

After weeks protesting proposed cuts to the gifted and talented program at P.S. 122, the voices of the parents in District 30 have finally been heard by Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott. The parents, along with other concerned and outraged school and community members, confronted Walcott at a Panel for Education Policy meeting in Brooklyn on [...]

Parents fight against gifted and talented cuts
Parents fight against gifted and talented cuts
Education & Kids Angy Altamirano 3/12/2013 at 3:05PM

Don’t fix what’s not broken. That was the message echoed through P.S. 122’s auditorium on Wednesday, March 6, by concerned parents, school officials and local politicians looking to stop the gutting of the school’s prestigious gifted and talented classes. The “emergency meeting,” which brought over 500 attendees, was organized by the school’s PTA in response [...]