John Adams

Many divided over Plan B availability in schools
Many divided over Plan B availability in schools
Central Cristabelle Tumola 9/26/2012 at 9:34AM

Though Plan B, also known as the “morning-after” pill, has been dispensed at select New York City high schools since January 2011, its availability was not widely reported until recently. The pilot program, which also provides birth control to students, started with five schools then expanded to nine more at the start of the 2011-2012 [...]

Turnaround schools get new names
News Billy Rennison 6/28/2012 at 4:52PM

When the seven Queens Turnaround high schools reopen their doors, it will be under a new name. The names were chosen through a process of engagement with students, staff, community members, alumni and elected officials. “I want to congratulate all 24 schools on a thorough process to propose school names that honor their histories, their [...]

Seven Queens high schools close their doors for good
Seven Queens high schools close their doors for good
News Billy Rennison 6/28/2012 at 12:06PM

The final bell rang for the seven Queens Turnaround high schools as the last students passed through the doors of what the city graded as failing institutions. Wednesday, June 27, marked the final day of class for August Martin, Flushing, John Adams, Long Island City, Newtown, Richmond Hill and William C. Bryant after the Panel [...]

Long Island City bests John Adams for city cricket championship
Long Island City bests John Adams for city cricket championship
Sports Liam La Guerre 6/19/2012 at 4:53PM

Captain Troy Mars of John Adams High School was undoubtedly the most dominant cricket batsman in the PSAL this season. Players, coaches and announcers said that if Mars, who led the PSAL in runs (739) and had three century performances (117, 177 and 194 runs), heated up in the PSAL Cricket Championship on June 16, [...]

UFT sues to prevent school closings
UFT sues to prevent school closings
Education & Kids Melissa Chan 5/07/2012 at 5:40PM

The United Federation of Teachers (UFT) and the Council of School Supervisors & Administrators (CSA) are hoping to “turnaround” the city’s decision to close 24 schools in court. The organizations filed suit today in State Supreme Court, seeking a temporary restraining order and injunction until issues surrounding the Department of Education’s (DOE) Turnaround plan can [...]

Seven Queens high schools to close
Seven Queens high schools to close
News Billy Rennison 4/27/2012 at 9:34AM

Seven Queens high schools had their fates sealed and doors closed by a Panel of Educational Policy (PEP) vote last night in Brooklyn. The schools — August Martin, Bryant, Flushing, John Adams, Long Island City, Newtown and Richmond Hill — will close at the end of this semester and reopen in the fall under a [...]