District 13’s own PS11, The Purvis J. Behan School has been named a National Blue Ribbon School by the US DOE.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan designates 337 schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2014 based on their overall academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. These schools demonstrate that all students can achieve to high levels. The Department will honor 287 public and 50 private schools at a recognition ceremony on Nov. 10-11 in Washington, D.C. Each school will receive a plaque and a flag as symbols of their status as National Blue Ribbon Schools. In its 32-year history, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program has bestowed this coveted award on just under 7,900 of America’s schools.
Details on the award can be seen on the USDOE website: http://nationalblueribbonschools.ed.gov/awardwinners/
From Superintendent Freeman and all of the D13 Community Education Council, Congratulations to Principal Wrighton, the staff, families and children of PS11!
This hearing is to solicit comment from the community in connection with the applications for three new charter schools. Your Community School District (13) has been identified as the district of interest by these charter school applicants to the New York State Education Department – Brooklyn Laboratory Charter School, Roebling Global Technology Charter School and Compass Charter School.
The full applications are available for review on the SED website at the following link: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/psc/2013Round2FullApplications.html. Comments will be recorded at the hearing and submitted to SED. SED intends to vote on these applicants in December after receiving the community feedback from these hearings.
|Middle School Fair:
||Urban Assembly Institute of Math and Science for Young Women
MIDDLE SCHOOL DIRECTORIES:
Middle School Admissions Process Calendar 2013-2014
||Directories Distributed to Families
||Request for Testing (RFT) Forms for District 24 OLSAT Testing and District 21 & Mark Twain Talent Test Programs Distributed to Families by Elementary Schools
|October – December 2013
||Open House Events at Middle Schools. Click here for dates and times.
|October 8-17, 2013
||District Middle School Fairs
|October 16, 2013*
||Deadline for Families to Return Request for Testing for:
- District 24 OLSAT Testing
- Talent Test Programs (District 21 & Mark Twain for the Gifted & Talented (I.S. 239) Citywide Program)
||Middle School Applications Distributed to Families
|December 7 – 15, 2013*
||District 24 Middle School OLSAT Testing (December 7,8,14 & 15)
||Deadline for Families to Return Middle School Applications in All Districts
|December 2013 – February, 2014
||Student Interviews and Testing at Selected Middle Schools
|January 11, 2014 – February 9, 2014
||District 21/Mark Twain Middle School Talent Testing (January 11, 12, 25, 26, and February 1, 2, 8 & 9)
||New Middle Schools Packets Distributed to Families
||New Middle Schools Application Deadline
||Decision Letter Distributed to Families
||Appeal Decision Letters Distributed to Families
*Dates are subject to change. Please continue to check this website for updates.
For information about middle school admissions, contact your local Borough Enrollment Office .
Middle School Website: www.nyc.gov/schools/ChoicesEnrollment/middle
Middle School Events and Calendar website: www.nyc.gov/schools/ChoicesEnrollment/middle/calendar
Middle School Publications website: www.nyc.gov/schools/ChoicesEnrollment/middle/publications
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The District 13 Presidents’ Council would like you to SAVE THE DATE for an upcoming PA/PTA/PTO training.
This training is primarily meant for PA/PTA/PTO members, but interested parents are welcome as well.
Save the Date: August 20, 2013
Time: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Location: P.S 3
50 Jefferson Ave
Brooklyn NY 11216
More information available from our flyer about this training, available for download at https://googledrive.com/host/0B2fmhkkayjGZbkI3ZktNYTZXd3c/District 13 Presidents Council Training Flyer.pdf