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Parent-teacher conferences are scheduled for Tuesday, March 13, from 1 to 3 p.m. and from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Students will be dismissed for the day at 11:20 a.m. During the 5:30 to 8 p.m. session, a representative from Metro Plus, a citywide program, will offer information on free or low-cost health insurance plans. For more information, contact program representative Ivelisse Fabian at 917-288-1235.


Horace Mann School

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn addressed members of both the Women’s Issues Club and the Gay Straight Alliance last week in the head-of-school’s office.

Senior Sam Bauman has been named a semifinalist on the United States Physics Team under the guidance of faculty advisor Dr. Stephen Palfrey. Bauman scored among the top 400 out of 10,000 students nationally and became the only student selected to compete internationally. The school’s AP physics class sends an average of two students per year to the semifinalist exam.

Record numbers of new and gently used children’s books were donated for this year’s book fair to benefit Katz Library. Unsold books were donated to Project Cicero, a nonprofit created to enhance classroom and school libraries for under-resourced NYC public schools. Other books went to Better World Books, an organization dedicated to expanding literacy in developing countries, or to the Kingsbridge Heights Community Center and the Marble Hill Community Center through the service learning team, headed by Dr. Jeremy Leeds.

Manhattan College

High school students are invited to apply for the college’s 10-day summer Engineering Awareness Program scheduled for July 9 to 12, July 16 to 19, and July 23 to 24. Now in its 31st year, the program introduces high school students to potential careers in the various fields of engineering. The program is directed by Dr. Walter Saukin, associate professor of civil engineering, and is co-sponsored by the Metropolitan Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers,the ACE Mentorship Program of New York, and individual corporate sponsors. Participants take a field trip to a structural engineering firm in New York City, explore the fields of mechanical, civil, electrical, environmental and computer engineering, attend class lectures with guest speakers, learn about the college admission process and get free SAT preparation. The program also examines engineering careers in the fields of law, business, medicine and education. Minority and female students are encouraged to explore the field of engineering, and the college will provide them with information about scholarships and financial aid. To qualify, students must possess strong mathematics and science abilities and have an interest in engineering. For more information, visit, contact Dr. Saukin at 718-862-7171 or email Applications are due May 25.


College of Mt. St. Vincent

The college is now offering new certificate programs geared toward career advancement and practical training.

The CIW Internet business associate course teaches the tasks and skills involved in Web technology jobs. Classes meet on Saturdays from 9 to 11 a.m. from April 28 through June 9. The fee is $495.

The pharmacy technician program teaches the skills used by a pharmacy technician in a hospital or retail setting. Students get one-on-one instruction and possibly a 40-hour externship. Classes meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 to 9:30 p.m. from June 4 through July 25. The fee is $999.

The medical assistant administration program is a 50-hour course on background information for the medical assisting profession. It covers interpersonal skills, medical ethics and law, medical terminology, basics of insurance billing and coding, telephone techniques, scheduling appointments, medical records management, and management of practice finances. It provides an introduction to medical administration that can serve as a basis for learning the skills required in an administrative medical assistant position. The course itself does not lead to national or state certification. Classes meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 9:30 p.m. from June 5 through July 24. The fee is $999.

The Medical Coding and Billing course outlines payment processes in the medical field. Medical coding trainees learn how to translate medical services into the numerical codes used in billing, and medical billing trainees learn how to use those codes to bill insurance companies and clients so that medical professionals can get paid. Classes meet on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 6 to 9:30 p.m. from June 5 through August 2. The fee is $1,799.

To enroll in these programs, contact Belgica Collado at 718-405-3322.




Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, has announced that the following students were named to the dean’s list for the fall 2011 semester: Allison Margaret Kahn, a graduate of SAR High School, now enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences; David Aaron Messenger, a graduate of the Horace Mann School, now enrolled in the  College of Arts and Sciences; and Jesse Bryan Blant, a graduate of the Bronx High School Science, now enrolled in the Olin Business School. To qualify for the dean’s list in the in the College of Arts and Sciences, students must earn a semester GPA of at least 3.5 while carrying at least 14 graded units. The Olin Business School dean’s list requirements are a GPA of at least 3.6 with at least 12 hours of graded course work. Washington University is considered among the world’s leaders in teaching and research, drawing students and faculty from all 50 states and more than 125 countries. It enrolls more than 13,500 undergraduate, graduate and professional students in its seven schools: Arts and Sciences, Olin Business School, Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts, School of Engineering and Applied Science, School of Law, School of Medicine and George Warren Brown School of Social Work. Of 22 Nobel laureates who attended George Washington, nine did the major portion of their pioneering research there. The university offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in a variety of traditional and interdisciplinary fields.



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