Dr. Arlene Castillo | Alumni

I was introduced to Dr. Arlene Castillo through a facebook post. I immediately reached out to schedule a time to interview her.  I knew that her story is too important to our community not to share.  Life (and pandemics and facebook privacy settings) happen so it took a minute to get us in touch.  Dr. Castillo,…

Teacher Appreciation Week | 2020

I am incredibly lucky to work with several different amazing teams:  at Hostos Lincoln Academy, at Hostos Community College, and at the Early College Initiative.  The message below comes from Michael Steele, 6-12 Program Manager – Leadership Development and Instructional Support with ECI. He is a life long educator and an incredible asset to the schools…

Iselle Diaz | Class of 2020 Salutatorian

I reached out to Iselle Diaz, Hostos Lincoln Academy’s Class of 2020’s Salutatorian, to see if she could spare some time to share a bit of her wisdom as a brilliant young philosopher. She is a Quest Bridge Scholar, she was a Posse finalist – and she is a brilliant young woman who radiates all…

Hostos Science Rocks! An Ode to Happier Times

As Seniors all over the country lament having to miss their graduations, senior trips, proms, senior pictures. Thousands of  8th graders are also dealing with this same harsh reality. They are not getting as much acknowledgment as the seniors – but they are feeling it just as much. Many 8th graders will move onto different…

Are You Ready?

I was not ready for this. For any of this. I was not ready to not see my coworkers again. I was not ready to not see my student’s again. To not be able to see my mom. I was not ready to not be able to order my son’s 8th grade graduation pictures or…

Seniors | IT IS STILL YOUR YEAR

Our fearless leader, Mr. Paarlberg sent me this and I was moved by it. Please read it. Please remember that it is still your year. ORIGINALLY FOUND HERE Dear High School Senior, On Friday afternoon a few seniors came into my classroom after the last bell rang. They were concerned about prom and their senior…

The Year Without Graduation

Original Article Here by Jill A. Johnson-Young, LCSW This is the week the Governor of California called off the rest of the school year. Many states are following. This is not just the year of COVID. This is the year without graduation. That means 3.7 million high school seniors in the Class of 2020 are…

Continuity

Continuity is defined as “the unbroken and consistent existence or operation of something over a period of time.” That is us right now. We are unbroken. We exist AND we are going to continue to do so through this tumultuous period. We have endured and we will persist. CUNY currently defines continuity through various changes…

NJCAA Halftime Show |Census 2020

Hostos Lincoln Academy‘s  (an early college school) middle school and high school students performed on February 29th and March 1st at the halftime show for the Region 15 National Junior College Athletic Association Championship Tournament at Hostos College Community. The Cuny Census Corps folks, the Census staff, along with the staff at Hostos Community College…