[Video] Citizen Science and Smith Learning Center Video Features CHAH Students and Staff

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In the summer of 2019, six high school students from CHAH engaged in a Citizen Scientist project surrounding the health of NYC waterways and how to improve them through policy. The Citizen Science program is a special project based learning science program supported by the Teaching Residents at Teachers College (TR@TC) program. CHAH and and two other schools partner with the TR@TC program to offer hands on opportunities for students to engage in science in their communities. The summer program’s culminating event took place in the Smith Learning Theater where teaching residents and students, supported by TR@TC alum and residents, showcased their findings and recommendations on the main stage for family, friends, and legislators.

If you see Llenely Urena, Franklin Eustate, Michael Florentino, Jeremy Mata, Elvis Tejeda, and Junirsa Valerio, please congratulate them on their successful participation in this special science enrichment program. You will also see Ms. Munoz, CHAH's living environment teacher, featured in the video, as she taught in this program as one of the Citizen Science teachers.

Cross Country Wins 4 Medals in 3 Races!


The CHAH Cross Country Team had 3 medalists in their meet at Van Cortland on October 2nd. Last week, the team had earned one medal. This brings the entire team to 4 medals in just 3 races!

Bruce Mata led the way for the Phoenix runners with Janaivi Sosa and Billy Staack not far behind also winning medals. This is Bruce Mata’s second medal of the season.

Congrats to the entire team and Coaches Harris and Dickhudt for a great season thus far. Go CHAH, go!


Chancellor Carranza, Deputy Mayor Thompson, endorse Career Clue


This summer, CHAH’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics program called Career Clue was publicly endorsed by NYC School Chancellor Richard Carranza and Deputy Mayor Phil Thompson at a press conference. The program is designed to get students prepared for careers in STEM fields and provide them with the background and skills necessary for jobs in the 21st Century economy.


Mr. Carranza and Mr. Thompson spoke with students and gave speeches. A CHAH student in the program, Donarly Fernandez, also delivered a moving speech to a room full of students, reporters, and high-level government officials.


Career Clue is part of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Career Ready NYC initiative, a move toward career-based technological education. The program is run in partnership with the sustainability nonprofit Solar One, CareerReady Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) provider Community League of the Heights, and community-based organization United Community Schools. CHAH is incredibly proud to be a part of this program!


Student Athletes Celebrated at CHAH Sports Banquet


Tuesday June 11th was the Second Annual All Sports Banquet! Each team was honored for their accomplishments throughout the 2018-19 season. Scholar athletes and three sports athletes were recognized for their achievements. 


Each team honored a different athlete as Most Improved Player, Teammate Award and Most Valuable Player. Dinner was served and parents and family members attended.


Jacob Ramirez and Imani Santos were awarded 2018-19 Athlete of the Year!


Congratulations to all the teams and best of luck next year!