New Design High School

A vigorous life preparatory design high school that empowers students with the skills, tools, and capacities to create attainable life plans…

 ….a design for life

 

 

Design + Chemistry Integration: Marbling

Chemistry teacher Theresa Stanley has teamed up with Design teacher Julie Zenobi to introduce students to the fusion of science and design. For this lesson, students learned about the chemistry of marbling and then were able to test their skills. 

Surface tension was one of the chemistry terms students learned, which refers to the tight bonds water molecules have at the surface of the water. This allows the paint to float. Concepts of adhesion and cohesion, as well as the chemical reactions of gall and carrageenan, were explored. 

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Intersession 2014

Students read poetry in the park, perform one act plays learned in just two days, explore Central Park with their Science teacher and photograph their physical activity with their Gym teacher. These are just of the few activities that took place during this year's intersession. Every year, New Design Staff and Teachers organize three days of educational enrichment activities to expose students to learning experiences outside of the classroom. Staff create classes based on their own personal interests allowing students to choose from topics such as "Math and Magic," "Glee Club," "Capoeira," "Wardrobe Warrior," "Nutrition Expedition" and "3-D Design Challenge."  This innovative formula creates a unique opportunity for collaboration among students and adults, deepening relationships and paving the way for more effective mentorship opportunities.

Students rehearse their one-act plays.

Students rehearse their one-act plays.

The Capoeira Center of New York brought professional teachers to New Design to lead Capoeira, Samba, Maculele and Music classes.

The Capoeira Center of New York brought professional teachers to New Design to lead Capoeira, Samba, Maculele and Music classes.

At the Natural History Museum for "I Love NYC."

At the Natural History Museum for "I Love NYC."

Blackjack, Fake Gambling and Math with Julius.

Blackjack, Fake Gambling and Math with Julius.

Newspaper Fashion Show 2013

 In November NDHS held its annual Newspaper Fashion Show. A tradition begun in 2007, the show requires student designers to create and model outfits made entirely of recycled materials. This year's show included categories such as “best walk” or “most creative” etc., and was judged by industry professionals.

       The host, our own Michael Casiano, charmed the crowd with his colorful commentaries and Victoria Ruiz, a senior, entertained the audience with her charismatic personality, her many expressions, her walk and an amazing newspaper outfit. Anthony Sierra and Ana Quiroz won best in show this year with their "Alice in Wonderland" theme. The pair wore stunning matching outfits and had perfectly styled hair and make-up. Last but not least, Donis Almanzar’s paper outfit left the crowd amazed with his piece inspired by the designer Givenchy. The outfit was voted best in menswear.

        This year’s judges included real industry insiders. We had Magen Tou of Bonton brands, Katie Hart of Free People, costume designer Kate Cusak, Lana Russo of Glamour, Steven Dool of PR agency and finally our own Dr. Scott Conti principal of New Design High School. Students are also given a grade in their design class for participating in show.

Best Accessories and Styling went Emmanuel Campana. Most Entertaining went to Andrew Arce. Ann Christine Velazquez won Best Use of Color and Pattern while Alexa Garcia won most wearable.

Victoria Ruiz and her winning smile.

Victoria Ruiz and her winning smile.

Best in Show: Anthony Sierra and Ana Quiroz

Best in Show: Anthony Sierra and Ana Quiroz

New Design High School
350 Grand Street, 4th Floor
(Between Essex and Ludlow)
New York, NY 10009

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