The PPHS Hope club Samulnori (traditional instruments) team have participated in the Fourth Annual Korean Street Festival of New York Democracy Prep Public Schools on May 20, 2017. There were lots of Korean culture performers! They had a great performance there!
Students of the ESL and World Languages Department participated in the William Paterson University Orlando Saa Poetry Recitation Contest on Thursday, May 18. The students were excited to share their passion for language. They are Kevin Meza, Glendy Rosales, Reyna Soto, Kevin Guglielmo, Ariadnalie Torres Sanchez, Karen Roca, Isabel Alexis, Grace Kim, Hanna Kim, Natalia Contreras, Qamar Al-Zehhawi, and Irene Kerpelev. We had five winners! In the category of ESL beginner, Qamar won 2nd place and for ESL intermediate, Ariadnalie won 3rd place. Natalia placed 3rd in beginner Korean, Hanna placed 1st in Korean intermediate and Grace placed 3rd in advanced Korean. Congratulations to all the students!
On Thursday, January 12, the ESL department had the pleasure of visiting the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. Eighty-three students attended this trip. For some students, it was their first trip into New York City. The first thing we did was watch Wonders of the Artic, a 3-D movie, which was also a new and exciting experience for many. Then the students began to explore the museum in amazement. They were intrigued by the exhibits found in the Night at the Museum film, as well as dinosaurs, African mammals, and various cultural exhibits. It was an unforgettable experience for all who attended.
Thanks to Neighbor Plus for their most generous gift to offset the cost of the field trip. A special thanks to Mrs. Munn and the teachers who chaperoned our trip.