Welcome to Flushing International HS

Attention FIHS Parents

You can reach the FIHS Parent Coordinator
Ms. Yesenia Ortiz-Gavilanes via email at

For urgent matters, please contact the school directly at (718) 463-2348

FIHS Invites you to meet your child's teachers

Parent Teacher Conferences
May 10, 2016
5:00-8:00 PM

FIHS Explorers Club Did It Again!

        FIHS Explorers Club went to The High Line Park in Manhattan on Oct. 17, 2015.  The explorers walked the 1.45-mile-long (2.33 km) 
linear park in New York City.  This area where this park is situated used to be the New York Central Railroad in the West part of Manhattan. 
Here are some of the pictures of the trip:   



TDF Presents the 2015-16 Open Doors Program Scholars!

    "Theatre Development Fund (TDF) would like to congratulate this year's new batch of Open Doors Program Scholars.  Last October 7, 2015, 
they had their orientation at the Pearl Studios in Manhattan and they were joined by the other schools, namely: 


This year's scholars are:
(L to R)  Xueying Liu (12th grader), Muhua Li (12th grader), Xianle Jin (12th grader), Pruthvi Patel(11th grader), Nabid Anjum(11th grader),
Bea SAbalvaro(11th grader), Maria Rodriguez(11th grader), and Manuela Mesa(11th grader and not in picture).

Please congratulate them as you see them in school."

Explorers Club at the Maker Fair

Explorer's Club went to the Maker Faire -- below are some snapshots from the event that took place right here in Flushing on Saturday September 26th.

Click here to view photos of the Maker Fair Event

Jordan and Tim at the MakerFaire

Open Doors Batch 2015 went to "Finding Neverland"!
- August 28, 2015

"Where's Yichen and Nimi?" 

      The Open Doors Scholars 2014-2015 had their Graduation Ceremony last June 1, 2015,  Monday, at 5:00 PM at The Gerald Lynch Theatre of John Jay College in Manhattan.  It was a night of celebration, performances, and testimonials of different students in NYC who participated in this prestigious program of the Theatre Development Fund (TDF).  Please join me in congratulating our Open Doors Graduates of 2015:  Minghua Lin, Yichen Hu, Haolun Lai, Ang Nimi Sherpa, Chaohe Chen, Heidi Mercado, Tenzin Choeyang, and Rg Ramond.
From top left to right: Haolun, Yichen, Miguel Rodriguez (mentor), Allie (TDF Rep), Pops.  Front left to right: Minghua, Ang Nimi

2013-2014 Open Doors Alumni

2013-2014 Open Doors Alumni got a Broadway treat --"Mama Mia"!
Check out the snapshots below ... Ms. Pops and her alumni 

NYC Computer Science and Engineering Conference 2014

The Annual New York City Girls Computer Science and Engineering Conference 2014
FIHS junior institute girls had a taste of the tremendous creativity and innovation involved in computer science and engineering career...how these fields can change the world!

FIHS Hydroponic Gardens

Evolution / Revolution 9th Graders Build Hydroponic Gardens
Fridays this January the E/R 9th graders are traveling deep into the heart of Brooklyn to the Environmental Study Center.  We are learning about hydroponics and building our own working systems.  This past week was construction day.  We planted the seedlings we started last week in the hydroponic systems we constructed from scratch this week.  In the next two weeks, we will return to measure our vegetables and eventually harvest them!  See more pictures at: http://bit.ly/1bBdIR5

FIHS Students Learn About Organic Farming

FIHS Visits Stone Barns Organic Farm -- Local Farming Up close
Our students learned about sustainable farming concepts, year round farming, Farm-to-table community based food production concepts and saw and experienced farming first hand ... 

FIHS 2014-2015 open Door Scholars

FIHS is proud to present & congratulate our 2014-2015 Open Door Scholars

Yichen Hu (11th grader), Haolun Lai (11th grader), Ang Nimi Sherpa (11th grader), Minghua Lin (12th grader), Chaohe Chen (12th grader), Heidi Mercado (12th grader), RG Raymond (12th grader), and Tenzin Choeyang (12th grader). 
Go to the Metamorphosis team page for more info ==>

FIHS Students at the Science Fair

Flushing International Students at the 3rd Internationals Science Fair

On May 7th, students from Evolution/Revolution and E3 visited the American Museum of Natural History to participate in the 3rd Internationals Science Fair.  They presented science projects alongside students from International High School for Health Sciences, International High School at Lafayette, and International Community High School.  We listened to a talk by the museum's own Dr. Claudia Wultsch and saw her and her field assistant, Bruiser demonstrate what it looks like to hunt for jaguar scat (you can see more of them on the BBC's Lost Land of the Tiger).  What an amazing show of work by all of the schools who came!  Congratulations to all the young scientists who participated.  We hope to see you all next year at the 4th Internationals Science Fair! 

FIHS Students learn the truth About Drugs

The Truth about Drugs: 

The Connections team would like to thank the Foundation for a Drug Free World for their presentation on April 4th educating our students about drugs and their effect. Having the speaker share his knowledge, has certainly 

contributed toward our students’ awareness and decision-making skills. 
If you are interested on learning more about this topic, go to http://www.drugfreeworld.org/

FIHS Wins 1st Prize at Math Olympiad

FIHS Wins First Place at the First Annual Internationals Math Olympiad

Please congratulate Songyan ZhangMichel Gomes, Junyi Lin, Laura Perez, and Joel Park, who as a team won first place in the first Annual Internationals Math Olympiad. 

The competition was for 9th and 10th grade students from the Internationals Network, and took place at Cleromont International High School in the Bronx
We can't wait to bring more students next year and celebrate the work our students do. 

Former Alumni, have currently been working on an immigrant rights project. "My Future Is Here" is an ongoing, collaborative public arts project with immigrant youth that utilizes digital media design platforms and socially engaged art practices to activate new imaginary regarding immigrant rights, the making of civic and political identity for the immigrant, and the development of a cosmopolitical framework for cross-cultural exchange. Collaborating students act as experts and consultants on critical immigration issues from the youth perspective, informing the project's content and conceptual framework.

Up Rooted Publishing Party

Twenty-six students from Flushing International High School published their original prose, poetry and photography in a new book entitled, UP
 Rooted: Expressions of Home, Identity, Belonging and Adapting Through Words and Photographs. Recently immigrated from China, Columbia,The Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Korea and Tibet,, these students participated in spring term electives, exploring themes of identity, community, home and immigration. From the  poem “Mi Neighborhood” to the memoir “Broken Roots;” from the images of the streets of Flushing, NY to the native foods being cooked in their homes, these students bring their love, their loses, and their hope to life in this 106 page publication. Educators Erin Dowding, Kevin Marquez, Grace Raffaele and Katie Strauss worked alongside the student authors and photographers throughout this 5 month process. A public reading at the Queens Museum of Art was followed by an author and photographer book signing and celebration for teachers, friends and family.

This project was made possible through the New York City Writing Project and a Student Press Initiative grant from the Dimon Foundation

Juana Campos is selected for National Geographic Expedition.

Juana Campos earned a scholarship from National Geographic this summer to travel to Australia
 While travelling Juana had the opportunity to expl ore rain forests, deserts, and the world's largest coral reef, and spot fascinating wildlife. She met with members of an Aboriginal community—the world's oldest living culture, which settled here more than 50,000 years ago.  Australia roughly has the same population of New York City and the landmass of the continental United States; it is the most sparsely populated continent on the planet after Antarctica.  

Aury Hernandez
recently visited Bangladesh as an Ambassador for The American Youth Leadership Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. Aury was one of only

Aury's World Savvy video from Bangladesh

30 students selected from all over the United States to travel to Bangladesh and have this unique opportunity to explore  the critical issues of climate change first hand. Aury was part of a group that helped foster a mutual understanding, respect, and civic engagement among young Americans and their Bangladeshi peers.
    Upon returning from his four-week trip to Bangladesh, Aury will implement social action projects designed during the trip to address climate change issues.

Multi-Cultural Feast

posted Nov 18, 2011, 6:19 AM by Kevin Hesseltine   [ updated Jan 7, 2015, 8:45 AM by Gustavo Gustavo ]

Multicultural Feast Slideshow


posted Nov 15, 2011, 12:12 PM by Kevin Hesseltine   [ updated Nov 10, 2014, 11:27 AM by Gustavo Gustavo ]

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