Celebrating Seniors

Celebrating Seniors

Innovation hosted our annual Senior Breakfast & Assembly Thursday November 21st. We celebrated our seniors with a breakfast catered by our Culinary Arts club, senior t-shirts designed by the class, and an assembly showcasing talent, academic achievement, and four years of unforgettable friendship! May the class of 2020 continue their hard work as we push to the end of the year!

Student / Parent Cooking Challenge!

Student / Parent Cooking Challenge!

Excitement was in the air (and on the plates) at Innovation’s Students vs. Parents cooking competition Wednesday, November 20th. Special guest Maria Petridis (Winner of Chopped on Food Network!) and our very own food enthusiasts were blown away by our Chefs-in-Training’s hard work, professionalism, and creativity. 

Chef Maria Petridis (winner of Food Network’s Chopped)

Innovation students teamed up with their parents and brought their best home-cooked recipes (making our judges very happy!). Stay tuned for our next culinary competition – Students vs. Teachers!

VSU at Innovation

VSU at Innovation

Innovation hosted Virginia State University on Friday, November 15th for a presentation and on-site acceptance for our Juniors and Seniors. Congratulations to our seniors who were accepted!

Warriors Volleyball Advance to Semi-Finals!

Warriors Volleyball Advance to Semi-Finals!

Innovation Warriors Volleyball finished the regular season in 2nd place, with a 13-2 record!

Last weekend our Innovation Warriors grabbed another victory in two games against Northside, winning 25-14 and 26-24. We are now advancing to the Semi-Finals, and will be playing MESA next week. Congratulations Warriors!!!

Culinary Arts Club Takes the Cake

Culinary Arts Club Takes the Cake

On Friday, our Culinary Arts club got creative & crafty with their baked goods. Using their own frosting, pastry bags & spatulas, C-Arts students learned what it takes to finish their masterpieces. Sweet presentation!

Our Culinary Arts club is a hands-on program where students learn career skills — during regular classes, and during the Culinary after school program.

Warriors Volleyball Victory!

Warriors Volleyball Victory!

Our Warrior volleyball team tasted victory Friday night against Achievement First in two matches scoring 25-10 and 25-11.

After a long train ride to Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn, our ladies showed up with skill, grace, and grit – defeating the home team two matches in a row. Thanks to all of our athletes for showing the true Warrior spirit, and to our coaches Chris and Diana for guiding these ladies to another victory away from home. GO WARRIORS!

Our 2019-2020 Warriors Volleyball Team
Back in session at Innovation!

Back in session at Innovation!

On a gorgeous sunny morning in East Harlem, Innovation welcomed back our upperclass students, and embraced our newest cohort, the class of 2023. Students and their parents & guardians gathered outside in the courtyard, in front of the educational complex. They were greeted by Innovation staff as they passed through the entrance gates, on their way to meet their teachers and classmates. Everyone was feted with fresh coffee, juice, bagels and breakfast pastries.

“I’m feeling a lot of positive energy from everyone and I believe a great year lies ahead for the entire Innovation Community,” said Innovation’s Executive Director, Stephen Falla Riff.

Contacting Innovation over the weekend (6/28-6/30)

Contacting Innovation over the weekend (6/28-6/30)

Our building will undergo routine power maintenance this weekend: 6/28-6/30. As a result, our phone system will be temporarily down. If you need to reach out to Innovation, please email info@innovationhighschool.org.

Our phones will be back next week beginning July 1st. Thank you and enjoy the weekend!

Deloitte Impact Day

Deloitte Impact Day

Innovation students had a chance to learn from volunteers at one of the world’s largest consulting firms, Deloitte, this Friday during their annual Impact Day.

As a part of our ongoing partnership between SEP and Deloitte, over 30 volunteers visited our math & science classes on Friday. Deloitte hosted an innovation workshop – describing the consulting industry, how it relates to social media, and impacts technology – and encouraged our students to think like consultants and become better problem solvers.

Innovation would like to thank all Deloitte volunteers for spending quality time with our students and making a huge impact here at our school!

Innovation’s Deloitte Partnership

Innovation’s Deloitte Partnership

Innovation’s Software Engineering Program continues to expand our partnership with Deloitte Consulting in our 11th & 12th Grade Computer Science classes!

Today, students share their App projects with consultants & each other, while learning the value of beta testing with target audiences.

Our final meeting with Deloitte will be next month, when students will bring their finished projects to Deloitte headquarters at 30 Rockefeller Center, and present to consultants and other students!