Our Mural Makers hard at work today with our teaching artist from Groundswell! Participants designed this concept to welcome guests and showcase the values of our school:
Respect, Enthusiasm, Achievement, Citizenship, and Honesty— At DLMS and All-Stars, we REACH for the Stars!
All-Stars across Manhattan and Brooklyn over this Holiday Break got to see Black Panther!
We heard so much cheering and saw a resounding sense of excitement as we entered and left the theaters!
“Black Panther never gave up on his people, the movie was so good!”
-Valeria P., 6th grade
“Even when Kilmonger tried to take everything away from Black Panther, because he had everything taken from him, the Black Panther still showed him the sunset”
-Carlos M., 7th Grade
“The whole ending, when Kilmonger talked about being held captive, was a powerful moment for me! We studied slavery and the Civil Rights Movement and I think that part was a reference to a lot of oppression that has occurred in the African American Community.”
-Sebastian, 9th Grade
Today , participants from DLMS visited the MetroPCS Corporate Store in Harlem, NY!
We toured the facility, played with different gadgets, and heard stories from representatives in Marketing, Sales, & Training! We ended our day with a great games of Family Feud!
Thank you #MetroPCS for having the All-Stars today!
Our creative writing teacher Ms. Crystal created a Christmas story with her 1st graders! This semester she's working on story making. She loves encouraging her children to use their imagination and be creative. Merry Christmas! 🎄 #AfterSchoolAllStars#PS272
After-School All-Stars has accepted the Feeding America challenge and will be looking to provide 150,000 meals to those in need by January 16, 2018. Please share this post, donate on our page (linked below in the comments) and let us know if you want to join us on MLK Day for our Day of Service
Who says you have to buy a board game? Our All-stars are making their own. 😉 Our art teacher Mrs. Beltran said this activity helps our children work together and enforces their creativity! #AfterSchoolAllStars#PS272 ✂️🖍
Who says you have to buy a board game? Our All-stars are making their own. 😉 Our art teacher Mrs. Beltran said this activity helps our children work together and enforces their creativity! #AfterSchoolAllstars#PS272 ✂️🖍
The All-Stars programs at our schools would not be possible without the program staff!
As we close out our week, we want to take the opportunity to thank the men and women who bring our programs to life! Thank you Program team!
“Working for an organization like After-School All-Stars was definitely one of the best things that happened to me. I was given so many different opportunities to be who I was while teaching the minds of our future leaders. One thing that I loved about ASAS was that the possibilities of workshops, classes, and projects were endless and If you were passionate about something, you were allowed an open space to teach what you love. Working at the Dual Language Middle School gave me the gift of making an impact. Most of my students were English Language Learners so the struggles they faced everyday for example with just trying to do their homework was something I couldn’t imagine. No matter how many times they cried out of frustration, I let them know that not knowing a language didn’t mean they weren’t smart, it just meant they had to work twice as hard and that they had to be patient with themselves. My students were one of the main reasons I came to work everyday, they made me realize how much I loved my job and how much I wanted to give back as an Educator. Watching their growth was one of the most rewarding moments. The other reason why work was great was my amazing ASAS team. My supervisors believed in me and my aspirations in teaching and supported me in anyway they could and helped me grow as a person. They gave me the extra push and saw something in me and let me give back to these students. My coworkers were my backbone, without them and their helping hands I wouldn’t have had successful classes.
Thank you ASAS for an amazing experience and for being apart of my growth as a teacher!! I didn’t know I could love a place so much and you will always be a part of that year of growth for me. And I’m forever grateful!”
Our jewelry makers are preparing for their Winter Wonderland shop and display on December 20th! Here are just a few of the fabulous sets that have been created with Program Leader Ms. Carmen!