"Imagine" Art Show Feature's CHAH Student Artwork

On June 15th several of CHAH students' artwork were exhibited in the group show “Imagine”, an Arts Connection student art program exhibition.  The show was held at at Centerview Partners, whose offices are located in midtown Manhattan. 

The student artists featured were Maria Velez '17, Nicole Jaques '17, Diana Mendez '17, Jishanny De La Cruz '17, Clara Cruz '17 and Blanca Merlin '19.

Congratulations, CHAH artists!

Outstanding 8th Graders Receive Academic Honors at Moving Up Ceremony!

On Wednesday afternoon, 8th graders at CHAH celebrated their completion of middle school with the annual 8th Grade Awards & Moving Up Ceremony. 8th graders Nathalie and Gracelyn emceed the event with poise, humor, and confidence.

 

At the ceremony, students, teachers, and parents filled the gym to hear inspirational words from Mr. House ("It's not just about dreaming, but about doing") and to be honored for their academic accomplishments.

Plaques were awarded to the highest achieving student and the most improved student in each of the content areas. Students reaching mastery in all of their classes were given special medals of achievement. Finally, the top students of the class were honored: Lawrence Diaz as salutatorian and Joy Chen as valedictorian. The winners' classmates were energetic and supportive as students walked across the stage to receive their awards.

Congratulations to the Class of 2021 on reaching the next step in your education!

The Class of 2017 Senior Walk! Congratulations!

Continuing the CHAH tradition we started last year, this year's graduating Class of 2017 did their Senior Walk.  The graduating seniors were applauded by the underclassmen and middle school students, as well as the staff and faculty as they walked through the building in their cap and gowns.  Keep your heads held high, Class of 2017!  And keep moving forward!  Congratulations!

Cop? Nurse? Actor? Massage Therapist? Plumber? It's Career Day at CHAH!

A couple weeks ago, we hosted our annual Career Day here at CHAH.  Over ten speakers came into our classrooms to talk about their work in fields varying from healthcare to entertainment, from law enforcement to massage therapy.  It was an incredible, eye-opening opportunity for the students who never knew, for example, that many people simply slide into their careers by accident or that plumbers make quite a bit of money.

Francisco Nahnny and Johanna Nunez are Registered Nurses who demonstrated how to take a correct blood pressure. 

Mr. McNara is a retired NYPD Police Officer and spoke to students about his experiences as cop.

Lindsay Gregorio is a construction project engineer who spoke to students about working in a field dominated by men.  Her work consists of making sure the "project site is safe for the workers and budgets are met."

Kevin Plybon is a former math teacher from CHAH, who returned to share his experiences about being a technical writer at Promenet, Inc.

Mr. Victor Pena-Bastalla works for Major League Baseball as an information technology technician and travels around the world setting up equipment for international baseball games.

The beauty queen Alice Giannetta Esq, a practicing attorney and the first Asian-American to win the title Mrs. New York, was among our speakers!  She encouraged CHAH students that being an immigrant (she immigrated to the U.S. at age 8 from Taiwan) should not stop them from pursing their dreams.

The students also heard from an actor who's been in television shows with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, a plumber who owns his own business and has over 25 employees, a massage therapist who charges $200 an hour, and a team of millennial public relations consultants who know what's trending on Instagram and Snapchat as much as our students do.