Ever wonder what happens to all of our waste in New York City?Innovation’s Ecology class found out Friday during a field trip to the Newtown Creek waste management plant!
The Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant is the largest sewage treatment facility operated by the New York City Department of Environmental Protection.
The Visitor Center at Newtown Creek is the only facility within the five boroughs where students can experience New York City’s water infrastructure. Through guided education programs, Innovation ecology students discovered the journey our drinking water takes to get to our taps, the process of cleaning our wastewater before it is released into surrounding waterways, and stewardship opportunities.
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!
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.
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!
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!!!
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.
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!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our phones will be back next week beginning July 1st. Thank you and enjoy the weekend!
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!