Extra Cs are extracurricular events that take place at lunch, after school, in the evenings, and on Friday afternoons for teachers, staff, and parents. Extra Cs are usually done by third-party providers for a fee. Workers hold a few Extra Cs that are available for free.
The Gender & Sexuality Alliance is a student-run organization of over 30 members that is available to all students in lower and upper secondary. Any NMS student interested in learning about, sharing their experiences with, or helping to provide awareness on LGBT+ issues is welcome to join the Alliance.
Our primary responsibility is to disseminate knowledge about LGBT+ issues in order to foster greater awareness and, eventually, a healthy environment for LGBT+ students at our school. We’ve raised awareness in the past primarily through poster campaigns at our community, as well as a video highlighting each of our members’ personal reasons for supporting LGBT+ rights.
Rehearsal excursion: We go on a rehearsal excursion once a year to focus on rehearsing new material in intense and focused sessions. There’s still time for events involving new ensemble combinations and, of course, social interactions.
Nelson Mandela was a South African nationalist, democratic socialist, anti-colonial freedom fighter, anti-racist activist, and political prisoner for nearly a third of his life. For his attempts to free South Africans from segregation, prejudice, and colonialism, he was imprisoned. He not only fought in these battles, but he also contributed significantly to peace efforts and the restoration of South Africa as an inter-racial democracy. His legacy inspires us who want to live in a society where social justice reigns supreme and human rights concerns direct our leaders in building better communities.
Do you want to make a difference in the world but don’t know where to begin? This workshop will introduce you to the fundamentals of advocacy and provide you with tools to help you work more efficiently and fairly.
Tony Pecinovsky will give a talk and lead a discussion at this workshop. The St. Louis Workers’ Education Society (WES), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization chartered by the St. Louis Central Labor Council as a Workers Center, is led by Tony Pecinovsky. Among other magazines, his articles have appeared in the St. Louis Labor Tribune, Alternet, Shelterforce, Political Affairs, and Z-Magazine. He is the author of Let Them Tremble: Biographical Interventions Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Communist Party in the United States and the editor of Faith in the Masses: Essays Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Communist Party in the United States, both published by International Publishers.
17th annual nelson mandela lecture: 23 november 2019
This segment highlights some of the current school year’s in-class events and special initiatives in the primary grades (Flex-6). Take a look at the spotlight pages for the years 2011-2012, 2012-2013, 2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2015-2016, and 2016-2017, as well as the lower secondary and upper secondary years.
Multilingualism is especially important to us as an international school. In view of Europe’s and the world’s linguistic diversity, our school has set the goal of assisting students on their path to multilingualism.
Our students are already proficient in bilingualism at the time of transition from primary to secondary school. They can choose between French and Spanish as their second foreign language at the beginner level beginning in grade 7.
The 9th grade teachers plan a language trip to a French or Spanish-speaking country to give our students the opportunity to apply their newly acquired skills. In addition, we promote participation in intercultural exchange programs of varying lengths in both languages (from a few weeks in lower secondary level to a full school year in grade 11).
All rise: a judicial memoir
Two near freshmen friends sit in a circle with their teachers at the Nelson Mandela School for Social Justice, a public high school in Brooklyn, discussing a hurtful practical joke that one had played on the other.
It’s now being used in 296 city public schools, thanks to Chancellor Richard Carranza’s support, who sees it as a way to minimize the type of conduct that leads to disciplinary issues and suspensions.
The Education Department announced last week that suspensions decreased by more than 10% in the 2018-19 school year, citing restorative justice activities as a justification. The strategy is supported by Zaid Bomani, principal of the Nelson Mandela School for Social Justice.
“What happens if I suspend a young man who is 6’1″ at 17 and he isn’t in school?” Is it better to suspend a young lady who is having conflict in her home and send her home on suspension, or does it make the conflict much worse? Do I have a friendship to build on when that young person returns?” Bomani remarked.