Bronx Bridges High School, 1980 Lafayette Avenue, Bronx, NY 10473

CLUB: Student Council

Meeting Days:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday , from 8-8:45am

Room #:

318

Description:

Student Council consists of student leaders who meet to discuss issues and the solutions required in order to address community needs.

Model Used:

Community Change

Subjects/Categories Covered:

Debate, political science, community organization, student leadership

Start Date:

9/14/2020

Club Moderator:

Raghda Khoshaba

Moderator's Biography:

Raghda Khoshaba-Acevedo has been teaching Global and US History at Bronx Bridges High School for 4 years. I have been running Student Council through CCI for 3 years now. I serve as Department chair for SS and I am a coordinator for CCI in addition to a teacher artist. I love to engage my students by making their voices heard loud and proud. I am a strong proponent of justice and equality and believe that there are enough resources out there for everyone to thrive, not just those on top. Ultimately, I believe that knowledge is a pathway to power. I believe Frederick Douglass said this...?

Why should students join your club?

Students should join the club to delope leadership skills and ties to the community.

Successes from Previous years:

The Debate was highly successful in our 3rd time around and organizing schoolwide events like the mid year showcase.

Goals for the coming year:

Expand to the 9th and 10th graders, most of Student Council was 11th graders.

CLUB: National Honor Society

Meeting Days:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday , from 3:35pm - 5:05pm

Room #:

318

Description:

Students with grade point averages with an 85 of over are invited to NHS where they lead and conduct ocmmunity service projects based on group interests. These can include creating cards for children in hospitals, volunteering at a local soup kitchen, creating and sharing coronavirus resources with the school community

Model Used:

Community Change

Subjects/Categories Covered:

Research, reading, writing, service, debate.

Start Date:

9/14/2020

Club Moderator:

Jessica Freed

Moderator's Biography:

Jessica Freed has been working at the Department of Education and Bronx Bridges High School for 3 years as a special education teacher, coordinator, and liason. She has been involved in communiy change programs for 2 years leading the henna and dance club and later creating the schools National Honor Society.

Why should students join your club?

Students should join the club to earn community service hours, give back to the school and their neighborhoods, gain leadership skills, as well as earn NHS cords and scholarships upon graduation.

Successes from Previous years:

Successfully aided students as they planned and executed a community service project volunteering at a soup kitchen in Harlem serving dinner for over 500 people facing food insecurtiy

Goals for the coming year:

Recruit qualified 10th grade students to particiapte in the club.

CLUB: Multicultural

Meeting Days:

Thursday and Friday , from 3:40 - 5:00pm

Room #:

345

Description:

The multicultural club offers an opportunity for students to celebrate their cultures and learn about all cultures represented at school, as well as the NYC/American culture. Furthermore, the students develop leadership skills, their creativity and talents by helping in the creation of multicultural activities and celebrations throughout the school year.

Model Used:

Legacy Model

Subjects/Categories Covered:

Community inclusion, Languages, social studies.

Start Date:

9/14/2020

Club Moderator:

Erika Palomino

Moderator's Biography:

Erika Palomino has been teaching Spanish at Bronx Bridges High School for three years. She has been a moderator for Community Change for the last year. The Multicultural club was created last year and has been celebrating the schools diverse culture for this year.

Why should students join your club?

Students should join the Multicultural Club because they enjoy learning about new cultures and sharing their own culture. The club offers an opportunity to visit museums about diverse cultures around NYC. Also, because they want to participate in creating cultural celebrations for all the BBHS community. Moreover, students want to discuss current issues affecting our cultures today.

Successes from Previous years:

The Multicultural Club helped organize the Hispanic Heritage, Black History, Asian Pacific Heritage and Pride months celebrations. Also, students visited El museo del Barrio to celebrate Day of the Death and visited the Museum of chinese in America to learn about immigrants and Chinese culture.

Goals for the coming year:

Our goal for the coming year is to continue celebrating all the cultures in the diverse Bronx Bridges community. We would like to include all the voices in our school to create inclusive celebrations. All the participants will have leadership roles in creating these activities and engaging their classmates. We will also create trips to visit cultural sites and explore more of NYC.

CLUB: Engineering

Meeting Days:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday , from 3:35 to 5:35 pm

Room #:

311

Description:

Engineering club, students develop skills in reading a plan, making model houses, and how to present a project to the client through out presentation, as well as how to use those knowledge in planning and design construction in their community where they live. This club also students discuss how to solve havitational and social issues in the commutinty.

Model Used:

Peace Model

Subjects/Categories Covered:

Presentation, Mathematical problems solving. and real state.

Start Date:

9/14/2020

Club Moderator:

Victor Barrientos

Moderator's Biography:

Victor Barrientos has been teaching math subject for 13 years in New York Schools , 6 years at international charter high school and 7 years at Bronx Bridges High school. Graduate as Civil engineering in the Dominican Republic and and changing carrer in math education. I love teach math as well as help my students in the understanding of engineering field. I currently represent the PLC leader for math department at Bronx Bridges High Schools. I have joined the Community Change organization for one year now.

Why should students join your club?

The students should join this club , because they will have the opportunity to develop skills in math and scient with is very important in today world. Students learn how the use of the technology can change the world by designing and making how presentation using several tools that allow them to succed in our society and at the same time how to solve conflict encounter at work place.

Successes from Previous years:

Successes from previous year the club have many presentation of model houses, as well the students were visiting Association of Civil Engineering (ACE) where they had the oportunity to apply for different club presented to them. Students also visited the Rutgers College in New Jersey where they had the opportunity to participate in confeence of civil engineering. The majority of the students participating in the engineering club has develop leadership skills that can be used in different field.

Goals for the coming year:

My goals for the coming year is continue helping the students in the developing of skills to dealing with havitational and social issues facing in the communities as well as increase the motivation to be an engineering with respect that constribute to change the world where we live.

CLUB: College Exploration Club

Meeting Days:

Tuesday and Thursday , from 3:35pm - 5:35pm

Room #:

327

Description:

In this club students will explore multiple facets of college, including but not limited to: college application process; how to build a strong application throughout all years of high school; different college campuses/schools; and college life. This will be done through various activities involving exploring college campuses by virtual tour and/or websites. Students will read articles, watch videos and/or movies, and have discussions about the various topics related to college. Students will also engage in activities that will help them be more successful in college and while prepping for college.

Model Used:

CareerVisions

Subjects/Categories Covered:

College; resume; applications; college life; college tours; study skills; social-emotional skills related to college

Start Date:

9/14/2020

Club Moderator:

Abigail To

Moderator's Biography:

Abigail To has been teaching 10th grade ELA at Bronx Bridges High School for two years. In addition, she has been a moderator for community change for one year.

Why should students join your club?

Students should join this club if they would like to understand college better and more in-depth. Students should join this club so that they are best able to prepare for college even in 9th and 10th grade, make informed choices when selecting a college and major, and effectively navigate college life, both academically and socially.

Goals for the coming year:

My goals for the coming year is to engage students from multiple grades, maintain consistent attendance, explore at least 2 colleges a month (can be virtual), develop at least 1 academic and 1 socio-emotional skill per month.

CLUB: Creative Writing Club

Meeting Days:

Tuesday and Thursday , from 3:35pm- 4:40pm (In school), from 3:45pm-5:45pm (Online)

Room #:

319 BBHS

Description:

In this club students will engage with videos and texts across various literary fields. After discussing the resources students will engage in writing prompts that will be tied into a specific topic weekly. Students will be given feedback on how to fix up work, and will also have the oppurutnity to hear their fellow classmates work and comment on it.

Model Used:

Legacy

Subjects/Categories Covered:

Creative Writing, Poetry, Prose, Photo poetry, Lectures, Feedback, Critique
Topics:
Home/Community, Current Events, Geography, Social Issues, Poetic Form

Start Date:

9/14/2020

Club Moderator:

Jovanni Dwojak

Moderator's Biography:

My name is Jovanni, and I am the 11th grade ELA teacher at Bronx Bridges High School. I have been engaging in various forms of creative writing for the past ten years, starting when I was in high school. It is such a valuable form of expression, and has been a critical way for me to navigate my emotions and understandings of existence. My goal is to provide young people with a space to engage in this process and help their writing grow and shape their individual identities.

Why should students join your club?

Students should join this club because it will give them a space for personal expression. They will also have their horizons broadened in terms of poetry, prose and other forms of creative expression. Most importantly, students will be able to engage in critical discussions with one another regarding their work. Through critical discussions, deeper bonds can be formed between individuals, allowuing us to look past surface level differences that may initially separate us.

Successes from Previous years:

The students who joined the clubs were able to be exposed to a variety of texts and videos.

Aside from having students write their own pieces, their creative writing had improved tremendously.

A Google Classroom was created so that way any late comers to the club would be able to join without having an issues regarding on understanding what had already been discussed.

Goals for the coming year:

Increase the number of students engaged in the club.

Have a set schedule for how things will operate (this will stem from having a set student base, expectations for everyone having work done on a specific date will further reinforce this.)

Greater ability for students to use their Mics in order for us to engage in virtual writing sharing. This will come from having personal conversations with students and their abilities to create this space.

CLUB: Technology Club

Meeting Days:

Monday and Wednesday , from 4pm - 6pm

Room #:

Technology Club Google room meeting

Description:

In Technology Club Student will learn about using Mac to create and edit movies. using multiple apps like iMovie, Quick time and Key note. We also learn about other application that helps student to prepare for their future

Model Used:

CareerVisions

Subjects/Categories Covered:

Using the Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Using iMovie, Using Quick Time, Using Keynote, Create Mongoose minute

Start Date:

9/14/2020

Club Moderator:

Emad Mikhaiel

Moderator's Biography:

My name is Emad Mikhaiel. I'm the computer technology Specialist. I'm graduated from the Faculty of Specific Education - Major Educational Technology. I Worked as Technology specialist from 2000 to 2007. I worked as an assistant teacher in P.S. 99 Queens from 2007 - 2018 as an assistant teacher providing Technology support to all staff and educating student about technology.

Why should students join your club?

The Club adds to the students experience and prepare them to future by learning How to use iMac applications to create small clips to prepare and preset their project in College or work

Successes from Previous years:

This year I started late because of the corona virus. Still I was able to remotely teach students to use iMovie to create the Mongoose minute. (school news).

Goals for the coming year:

Teaching students about Microsoft office.

Help students to use professional Camera to cover school events and create clips that shows the school activities

CLUB: Baseball

Meeting Days:

Everyday, or as needed by the team. , from 4PM - 6/7PM

Room #:

Stevenson field, BBHS Rm 312

Description:

The baseball club is an extension of the Stevenson baseball team that assist and reinforces student athletes. Students discuss and practice techniques that will allow them to improve their skills in the sport, as well as using these skills in everyday life. The club also explores other carreers and opportunities for baseball players.

Model Used:

Community Change

Subjects/Categories Covered:

Baseball, baseball strategies, home/field exercises.

Start Date:

9/1/2020

Club Moderator:

Victor Luna

Moderator's Biography:

Victor Luna has been working in the public school system for the past years as an educator, community associate and baseball coach. Graduated from CUNY Brooklyn College with an undergrad degree and attended public school in NYC. Victor immigrated from the Dominican Republic in 2005 and has been working with youth ever since. Bronx Bridges High School won the MPL league championship during the 2016-2017 season.

Why should students join your club?

Students should join this club if they would like to understand the sport of baseball at a basic level, or if they would like to improve the skill they already have and aim to take it to a professional level and develop their talent for future opportunities. It is also a quick way to learn at home/field exercises that will improve and help you stay injury free.

Goals for the coming year:

To bring the Stevenson baseball team to a proper state in order to be competitive next season. To allow students to learn about baseball through this club at all different levels.

CLUB: Music

Meeting Days:

Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays , from 3:35pm - 5:35pm

Room #:

135

Description:

Students will learn to play musical instruments and sing. Students will perform music together and organize concerts and events. Studens will discuss and debate music and culture

Model Used:

CareerVisions

Subjects/Categories Covered:

Music, Careers in music, Culture and music, Social issues and music

Start Date:

9/5/2020

Club Moderator:

James Wellington

Moderator's Biography:

Before becoming a Math Teacher, Mr. Wellington worked as a professional musician. He loves playing guitar, and sharing music with his students

Why should students join your club?

Music club welcomes all students whether you are an experienced muscian or you have never played music before, music club is a great place to learn and develop your music skills

Successes from Previous years:

We have performed in many successful concerts at our school. Including school assemblys, school dances, and parent teacher conferences

Goals for the coming year:

To perform music as a group, where every member is playing an instrument or singing. To create a write our own music.

CLUB: Art Club

Meeting Days:

Monday - Friday , from 8:00am - 8:45am

Room #:

309D

Description:

Students wil create artworks that integate the english language, such as handmade children's books.

Model Used:

Legacy

Subjects/Categories Covered:

Art, English

Start Date:

First day of school

Club Moderator:

Crystal Lamb

Moderator's Biography:

Crystal Lamb is a Pratt educated art educator with experience in many art disciplines including photography, mixed media and commercial art.

Why should students join your club?

Hands on activities! Self- Expression!

Successes from Previous years:

Painted large scale mural in the freshman suit, students created handmade children's books.

Goals for the coming year:

Integrate in person and remote learning models.

CLUB: Arts and Culture Social Club

Meeting Days:

Monday - Thursday , from 3:35pm - 4:35pm

Room #:

321

Description:

The goal of the club is to have in depth discussion regarding culture and the arts. Specifically we will dedicate time to listening to music, watching movies and/or animated shorts, reading poetry/ short stories, and viewing different art works. Students will make connections across their identities, their culture and other cultures.

Model Used:

Legacy

Subjects/Categories Covered:

English and History

Start Date:

9/14/2020

Club Moderator:

Alicia Cedano

Moderator's Biography:

Ms. Cedano was born and raised in NYC. Her New York City roots run deep, being educated in NYC public schools, attending CUNY colleges and now teaching in a NYC Public School. If you ask her who she is she will tell you she is a woman, a Latina and a New Yorker. She has always had an interest in social justice issues, and a love of the arts. She is currently a High School Special Education teacher with a focus in STEM.

Why should students join your club?

Students should join the club in order to engage in discussions about how they are feeling, what moves them, and their likes and dislikes. They should join this club because conversations center around social justice issues and use pop culture to have these conversations. Another aspect of the club is to be social with each other and develop better relationships with peers at the school. We will write, read, draw but our time will be centered on discussion with peers. They should also join to learn about different art works, literature, music and cinematic pieces that they may not have viewed or heard about before. Lastly they should join because though our sessions will run like a class, it is a space to be themselves, to be honest with others and to build and maintain relationships while distance learning

Successes from Previous years:

Students facilitated their own discussions regarding issues of feminism, racism and classism. They defined different social issues and proposed solutions to current world issues.

Goals for the coming year:

The goal for next year is to have projects completed by each of the students in different forms of medium: A poetry project, a collage, monologue and personal biography

CLUB: Stevenson JV Softball

Meeting Days:

Monday-Friday, Possible alternate Saturday's , from 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Room #:

Stevenson GYM/Field

Description:

This club is designed to teach students that would like to excell in Softball all the basic fundamentals. STudents will also engage in scrimmage games versus other PSAL JV Softball teams across NYC to implement the skills learned, and to gain real game experience.

Model Used:

CareerVisions

Subjects/Categories Covered:

Health and Physical Activity

Start Date:

2/15/2021

Club Moderator:

Elias Sideras

Moderator's Biography:

Mr. Sideras posses a Masters Degree from Manhtatanville College on SPorts Pedagogy and Physical Education. I bring 20 years f coaching experience to developing dediacted studnets who wish to excel in Softball, learning teh fundamentals of Softball and moving up to roster on the Stevenson Campus elite AA Softball Team.

Why should students join your club?

I am an incredible coach that brings enthusiasm and 20 yeras experince to develop players committed to learning teh fundamnetals of Softball. Studnets in this club, also gain real game experince by playing in at least 10 scrimmage games versus other PSAL JV Softball Teams across New York CIty.

Successes from Previous years:

98% of students who start out with this Softball Club roster the Stevenson Campus Elite AA Softball Team, as early as their sophmore year in high school. 70% of these students move on to post secondary schools and continue to play softball atteh collegiate level as they have mastered the skills needed to compete at that level due to the Stevenson Campus JV Softball Team.

Goals for the coming year:

To develop committeded and dedicated softball players through the development of fundamental skill, so that students can move up to roster the Stevenson Campus AA Softball Team, and continue the tradition of playng at the post secondary collegiaet level.

CLUB: Careers in Finance

Meeting Days:

Monday-Friday, Possible Saturday's , from 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Room #:

346

Description:

This club is designed to teach, guide, inform, and help students make informed career choices for their financial future starting now. This club allows students to identify their financial goals and create actionable steps to achieve their ideal careers. In this club we have guest speakers, create financial portfolios, build cover letters and resumes by using a researched based approach. We also actively engage in networking for future career opportunities, which can include internships as well as volunteer work.

Model Used:

CareerVisions

Subjects/Categories Covered:

Economics, resume building, interview skills, Research skills

Start Date:

9/14/2020

Club Moderator:

Bailey Ramos

Moderator's Biography:

Ms. Ramos was orn and raised in New York City. She attended CUNY City College for her Undergraduate degree and just received her masters. Before becoming a teacher she was a mult-unit store manager and a training and hiring manager. She has extensive knowledge on interview best practicies as well as creating a profit in business.

Why should students join your club?

Students should joing this club to prepare themselves for a secure financial future and to gain job readiness skills. This club helps students prepare for their futrue craeers while still in school.

Successes from Previous years:

Students drive this club based on their on their own needs and interests. Students express their own goals for careers and then create a financial portolfio based on their chosen career to decide if this career allows them to live the life they desire.

Goals for the coming year:

To have each student create their own resumes and cover letters as a template for future career options. We would like to invite indivuals from various caaerers to be guest speakers so stdunets have access to an inside look at their dream craeer as well as have an opportunity to network.

CLUB: Spoken Word

Meeting Days:

Monday - Friday , from 12pm - 2pm

Room #:

312

Description:

This club Is designed to teach students to express themselves using their voices. One of the key points is to assure that they use their inner voices to tackle all social and emotional issues. They will use their, reading, writing

Model Used:

Legacy

Subjects/Categories Covered:

Social, emotional issues, racism, family, disparities and any other topic the children will want to discuss

Start Date:

7/10/2020

Club Moderator:

Richie Jimenez

Moderator's Biography:

Dr: jimenez was born and raised in the Bronx , ny : he earned a bachelors in social work, masters in business administration, in psychology,

Why should students join your club?

Students should join my club because we will use our voices for change

Successes from Previous years:

First year let's make it happen

Goals for the coming year:

To lift every voice in expression

CLUB: High School Enrichment and fitness wellness

Meeting Days:

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday , from 2pm - 4pm

Room #:

324B

Description:

The goal of the club is for students to fully understand high school expectations and how being successful in high school translates into being successful in college and in life. Part of the program will address mental and physical wellness which will include meditation, yoga, and exercising.

Model Used:

CareerVisions

Subjects/Categories Covered:

High school curriculum, College and career readiness

Start Date:

9/14/2020

Club Moderator:

Arlyn Ceballos

Moderator's Biography:

Ms. Ceballos is a licensed guidance counselor for the past 4 years. I have a business background and have traveled the world with my companies. I manage finances well and want to ensure that students are successful in life and are able to live full happy lives.

Why should students join your club?

Students should join my club because they will have a better understanding of what high school expectation are and what they need to do to be successful in high school and in preparation for college and any career they choose. Students will also be more inclined to live healthier more active lives.

Successes from Previous years:

Some of my successes from previous years is that students ave a wider range of career choices. Know how competitive the job market is and how being successful in high school translates to being succesful in college and life.

Goals for the coming year:

To develop self awareness and self motivation for a successful high school career and life.

CLUB: Color Outside the Lines

Meeting Days:

Tuesday - Thursday , from 2pm- 4pm

Room #:

315

Description:

The goal for this club is for students to express themselves in a way they feel true to themselves through art, dance, music etc.

Model Used:

Peace

Subjects/Categories Covered:

Social/emotional/counseling/art therapy

Start Date:

9/14/2020

Club Moderator:

Abby Polanco

Moderator's Biography:

Ms. Polanco holds a masters degree in clinical social worker. She holds a licensed in New York And New Jersey.

Why should students join your club?

Reactions can be emotional, somatic, and/or behavioral, and can impact mental and physical health. It is important to be aware of your reactions to the outbreak and know strategies to cope with distress. This club will allow you to express yourself through art.

Successes from Previous years:

Respect for all initiative- decrease in suicidal/ideation overall in school population.

Goals for the coming year:

To have students feel safe, and supported remotely.

CLUB: Practicing the English Language

Meeting Days:

Mondays and Wednesdays , from 1pm - 3pm

Room #:

309B

Description:

This club is designed to assist English language learners to further develop their abilities in all modalities of the English language — that is, reading, writing, speaking and listening. We will do this by analyzing and discussing texts and films.

Subjects/Categories Covered:

English/Socioemotional

Start Date:

7/10/2020

Club Moderator:

Diomelca Rivas

Moderator's Biography:

Ms. Rivas is a first year, global history teacher at Bronx Bridges High School. Besides teaching social studies, I have supported my students by leading the English language institute after school program

Why should students join your club?

Students should join this club because it will provide both academic and socio emotional support.

Successes from Previous years:

Throughout this first year of teaching I have provided academic support for my English language learners. They have been able to develop their linguistic skills in the English language. I have also been successful at building strong relationships with all my students which has allowed me to support

Erika Palomino’s Multicultural Service Learning Club using the Legacy Model for Cultural Education
Thursdays from 3:40 p.m. to 5:40 p.m.
Room 345

The multicultural club offers an opportunity for students to celebrate their cultures and learn about all cultures represented at school. Furthermore, the students develop leadership skills, their creativity and other talents by helping in the creation of multicultural activities and celebrations throughout the school year. 

Many students at Bronx Bridges High School are recent immigrants to the country. Students should join the Multicultural Club because they will learn about the various cultures in the school and have opportunities to share their own. Students in the Multiculture Club will take trips to museums and other destinations to learn about their culture and that of others. The students will participate in school trips, prepare a celebration for Black History and Asian Pacific Heritage month in February and May, respectively. 

Students in this club will explore issues that affect the various cultures in the school, while creating cultural celebrations for the school community to enjoy. They will also watch videos to help them explore career possibilities and other issues related to their culture.

In the past, the Multicultural Club has organized the Hispanic Heritage Month celebration. They also visited El Museo del Barrio to celebrate Day of the Death and visited the Museum of Chinese in America to learn about immigrants and Chinese culture. They also created posters that featured important people who are representatives of the various cultures in the school.


Crystal Lamb’s Arts & Music Club using the Legacy Model for Cultural Education
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. 
Room 309D

Students will strengthen their literacy skills through art and music. They will create and illustrate children’s books as well as a large scale mural for the school. Students will learn about illustrators who are similar to them and understand their career trajectory. Students should join this club to practice their English and art skills in a fun, loving environment.


Victor Barrientos’ STEM Club using the Peace Model for Relationship Building
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday from 3:35 p.m. to 4:50 p.m.
Room 311

Students will learn how to read a plan for construction. They will make a project presentation by working with foam board and many other tools used for architectural models. Students will also learn how to work in groups using the Peace Model using restorative practices and practicing the good behavior in the community they belong to.

Activities in the STEM club will include creating model house presentations, area measurements and exploring the importance of construction in today’s world.

Students will be able to present a final project about home construction, and how to read information on a plan. They will choose the plan they will be in charged of towards making a real house presentation.

Students will make a model house using real plan downloaded from the internet. They will identify all elements for construction and will compete for the best house presentation.