It was an exciting Wednesday for the Students and Staff of Bronx International High School when Google stopped by on November 4th, 2015 with class sets of Google Cardboard for students to go on virtual explorations through the new Expeditions Pioneer Program! All students got to take teacher-guided expeditions to locations such as the Little Bighorn Battlefield in Montana, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, and career explorations, such as Miral Kotb's iLuminate studio!
For more info regarding the Expeditions Pioneer Program visit:
On Monday, May 4th, 2015 BXIHS Class of '15 student Darinel Montero was selected to share his life journey to an audience at Lehman College. Darinel also received the opportunity to meet and introduce President Barack Obama. The President was visiting the Bronx to introduce his "My Brother's Keeper" initiative: a private non-profit outgrowth of the White House initiative he launched last year to help young men of color. It was an honor and experience that Mr. Montero will never forget!
You can learn more about My Brother's Keeper here:
Did you know?! Educational publication, Getting Smart, recently ranked Bronx International High School as one of the top 66 Middle & High Schools worth visiting in the United States. What an honor! Here's what they had to say:
"Bronx International High School, opened in 2004 as part of the NYC small schools initiative, was the fourth school in the Internationals Network which serves immigrant youth new to English. The network of 18 schools integrates language development and academic content while building student and family capacity for integration into American society."
You can check out the entire article here:
On Wednesday, October 21st, 2015, students from Bronx International High School had the opportunity to travel to downtown Manhattan and visit the Contently headquarters. While there, students participated in a career panel where they learned about the many types of jobs available at Digital Content Marketing agencies. Sales, marketing, coding, tech? All of the above!
Thanks to Contently for allowing the students of BXIHS to learn about your awesome agency!
To learn more about Contently, visit: http://www.contently.com
C/I Student Incubator Winners Presented at 2015 Social Media Week NYC and met the Reverend Jesse Jackson!
Congratulations to the winners of the first ever C/I Student Incubator! The team of Detzani Campos, Sidi Fall, Oumar Koulibaly, Olenny Polanco, Ana Reyes and Moubarak Teouri competed at C/I's Microsoft-hosted Hackathon in January and took home the prize for "Best Design." This allowed them to participate in a Student Incubator in which they had the opportunity to develop their app and pitch it for a competition to take part in the 2015 Social Media Week in Manhattan!
The team's app: Know Your Neighbor or #KYN won first place and not only got to present their app to an audience at Social Media Week, but also got to meet Civil Rights Activist and Leader Reverend Jesse Jackson! During their presentation the hashtag #SMWDiversity was trending throughout the nation.
For more information regarding C/I or Social Media Week, check out the links below and don't forget to join the conversation with @BXIHS on Twitter!
C/I on the web: http://www.weare.ci
C/I on Twitter: @weareci
Social Media Week 2015: http://socialmediaweek.org/newyork/
To watch the Reverend Jesse Jackson's full discussion about #DiversityInTech visit http://new.livestream.com/smwnyc5/events/3834371
On February 25th, 2015 Pangaia students had the opportunity to visit the Grey Advertising Group in the Flatiron District of Manhattan.
Students learned about what it takes to begin a career at an agency such as Grey, as well as how important it is for young people to invest their time in internships!
Following a Question & Answer Session with a Grey Designer and Developer, Pangaia took a tour of the incredible Grey Offices!
To learn more about Grey Advertising Group visit: http://www.grey.com or follow Grey on Twitter: @GreyGravy
Bronx International Students Sidi Fall (11th Grade), Beaufis Kimpolo (12th Grade), and Mohammed Samoura (12th Grade) star in this video where 13 young basketball players from 13 different countries play an in-door pick up game and share their thoughts on the one language they all have in common - basketball. Produced by Done & Dusted (@doneanddustedtv) for the 2015 NBA All-Star Saturday Night event in Brooklyn!
On Saturday, January 31, 2015 six Bronx International High School Students competed in the
Camp/Interactive & Microsoft Hackathon.
The topic was "Freedom of Speech" and their social media idea, "Free Your Thoughts" or #FYT took the prize for "Best Design!" During the month of February they will work at a Bronx Incubator space to further develop their idea!
Congratulations to Olenny, Ana, Oumar, Sidi, Detzani, and Moubarak!
During the week of December 8th to December 12th, Bronx International Students will get the chance to participate in the World Wide Hour of Code!
The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries and Bronx International is proud to offer this opportunity to introduce students to the world of Coding!
To learn more about the Hour of Code, visit: http://hourofcode.com/
Students will complete the Hour of Code during Math Classes this week.
Tuesday: Connections & Pangaia
Thursday: Genesis & Evolution
To get started with your Hour of Code, click the following link and log in with your Bronx International email:
On Monday, November 10th, 2014 students from Team Pangaia had the awesome opportunity to take a stroll along the High Line, visit the "We Tell Stories" exhibit at the SVA Chelsea Gallery and receive a college tour of Cooper Union!