Sunday Night News

October 26, 2014

Dear LaGuardia Community,

As promised, we have lots of treats for you! We would save the best for last, but it’s all good – beginning with your chance to become a sponsor of our fabulous annual musical, “In the Heights.” Get on board the “A” train to the Heights right now & we’ll promise you great seats and the gratitude of our wonderful students! (Seriously, how often do you get a seat on the subway? This is special!)

The dates of the performances are:
December 4 – 6 Thurs, Fri & Sat @ 7:30pm
December 7 Sunday @ 5pm
December 11 – 13 Thurs, Fri & Sat @ 7:30pm

December 14 Sunday @ 3pm

*(We should have a date for ticket sales ready to announce in next Sunday’s news. Tickets will be available to LaGuardia families for one week before we open to the general public.)
Click here for a printable sponsor sheet.

Congratulations to the Fencing Team!

Two of the LaGuardia Boys Varsity Fencing Team Members medalled at the 2014-2015 Boys Novice Championships held at Long Island City High School on Sunday, October 19, 2014. Sophomore, Anthony Leverett, received the Gold as the First Place Winner for Epee and Freshman Nicholas Prince received the Bronze as the Third Place Winner in a very close 2 point spread finish in the Foil competitions.
Coach Sarah Falkove, parents and other Athletics Team members (like Foil Team Captain, Jhakai Deshong and Manager, Sharon Jobelle Bawayan) cheered them on!
Please reach out to Mrs. Prince and Coach Falkove if you would like additional photos from the event.

Girls Cross Country: Congratulations to our Girls Cross County Team for finishing 2nd in the Manhattan Borough Championship! Erika Yamazaki finished in first place with a time of 19:48:90 and will be joined by teammates Claudia Morano, Emily Tavares, Maria Korolkova, Chloe Wilson, Gabriela Banda and Lailani Guzman at the City Championships on Sunday November 9th.Girls Bowling Team: A shout-out to our Girls Bowling team who are presently in 1st place!Girls Volleyball Team: Presently in 2nd place with a record of 7-2, our girls have a busy week with 3 meets in the next 4 days.Boys Cross County: Congratulations to Tomas Reimer for finishing 1st in the Manhattan Borough Championship with a time of 16:45:14.

Girls Cross Country Team with Coaches Nadel and Downs

Stay Tuned! One of LaGuardia’s alumni just received an American Idol yellow ticket, which advances him to the televised show. Best of luck to Qaasim Middleton, Vocal Major from the class of 2013.

The Academic Forum’s College Series presentation on college financing and financial aid with Michael Terry of Michael Terry Planning, LLC, a financial planning and registered investment advisory firm, proved extremely popular and informative. Due to time constraints, he could not answer all of the many questions posed by parents. If you would like more information, please email him directly at and sign up for his newsletter. You can also check out his website at

The next Academic Forum meeting will be on November 19th with Dr. Mark Stricklin, who will present a more detailed look at the guidance suite.


Ms. Fischer has posted a new DonorsChoose project to launch a NEW Math library – with an amazing selection of books connecting Math with Art and Music. She would like her classes and all students at LaGuardia to have the opportunity to learn about Ada Lovelace, Paul Erdos, Hypatia, Brahmagupta, Evariste Galois, Archimedes and so many others. As many Art majors take Illustration, math-centric children’s books are included in the wish list, in order to inspire original books and illustrations about Math.

Please help launch this great library initiative! The goal is to eventually offer books connecting Math to all LaGuardia Arts Studios. For TWO DAYS only, you can DOUBLE YOUR DONATION when you type SPARK into the box marked “promo or gift code” and hit ‘Apply’. Please click here to donate. Thank you!

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Chris and Kelly
LaGuardia Arts HS PA Co-Presidents, 2014-15

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