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Dear FIHS Families April 12, 2017

As you know, in addition to the required Math and English Regents exams, our students also must pass a series of graduation portfolio panels in order to receive their high school diploma. Because of this, on some days, we will have an earlier dismissal for students so that 11th and 12th graders can present their projects on panels in the afternoon. Students will be notified individually if they are required to present or participate on panels on those days. All other students will be dismissed at 2:00 p.m. on the listed days.
Monday, April 24 Tuesday, May 16
Monday, May 1 Wednesday, May 24
If you have any questions please feel free to contact our Parent Coordinator, Yesenia Ortiz-Gavilanes at 718-463-2348.

Lara Evangelista

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Parent-Teacher Conferences / Open School 

Dear Parents:
On March 23, 5-8 pm & March 24, 1-3 pm Come and meet your child's teachers to get information about their academic progress and other relevant topics such as the college application process.
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Don’t miss out on signing up today!

Upcoming Dates

• Jan 30 – PD Day for staff/No School for students

• Jan 31 – Spring term begins

• Feb 15,16 – Drama Performance

• Feb 20-24 – Mid-Winter Recess

• Mar 15 – End of Marking Period 4

• Mar 15 – Career Day

• Mar 23, 24 – Parent Teacher Conference

How can you Positively Impact a Community?

Connections is participating in a Service Learning project through Worlds Connect as part of their advisory curriculum.  Students chose the I am Peace Congo Project, which "proposes the construction of a new classroom to facilitate the empowerment of 25 Congolese youth at CAMME’s Youth Inspirations Academy."

The team organized a panel presentation where guest speakers shared their experience of volunteering their time in a foreign country. Thanks to Mr. Kevin, Ms. Amie, Becky and Chandler not only for embodying leadership and philanthropy, but also for encouraging our students through their experiences.



The students worked with mentors throughout the weekend on the campus of Columbia University to learn about coding, web design, developing a business plan and networking and collaboration skills. 

Here is the website for the sponsor: http://www.enzaacademy.org/

They had a contest for the best business pitches, and a group with students from our school won 3rd place, they are Sayed Waseed, Jun Xiang Wang, Hao Chen, and Ray Ouyang. That is them with the over-sized check. Their idea was called Spotfinder, an App to find parking spaces.

Regents examinations and graduation portfolio presentations

Dear Parent/Guardian:

As we approach the end of the semester, we would like you to be aware of schedule changes because of Regents examinations and graduation portfolio presentations.  Please review the schedule changes outlined below as they will affect your child’s schedule during the last two weeks of January.

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FIHS' community service club, DYA (Donate Your Awesomeness), helped collect over 500 items of food for City Harvest!

Ladders for Leaders Program 2017

The New York City Department of Youth & Community Development offers the Ladders for Leaders (L4L) Program for local high school and college students between the ages of 16 to 22.  Since 2013, the Central Queens Y is proud to be an L4L provider that serves these age groups. The program hopes to include about 1,700 participants at 500 work sites citywide, matching adolescents with professional opportunities within corporations, government agencies and non-profit organizations. 

The Bridges Election Project

Class: Bridges Team/11th Grade
Teacher: Tony Tsai
After conducting online research, surveys and interviews of staff and fellow students about presidential candidates and their views on racism, immigration, police brutality and other topics of interests, the Bridges team presented the results in a series of web pages & short videos.
Here are links to the final projects

The 2016 Election

Riverbank State Park’s College FAIR 2017

Riverbank State Park’s 20th Annual College FAIR 2017

Students -- Please see Erin for more information

Please allow me to cordially invite you and your Middle and High School students to attend our 20th annual College Fair on Saturday, March 4, 2017. From 12 noon to 4:00 pm. This college fair is an excellent opportunity for the students to speak with representatives from Community Colleges, Trade Schools and Senior Colleges from across the United States. The information gained will be invaluable, the fee FREE.

Please help the next generation of this society to be better equipped for their future tomorrow, by furthering their education today.

There will be representatives to assist the students and parents about their options. In addition, we will have workshops available on a variety of topics such as financial aid, choosing a college, scholarships and other relevant information for parents and students alike.

Last year’s College Fair was a great success with more than 3,000 students and parents exploring the possibilities.

The college fair does not exclude adults who may want to further their education or complete a degree.

Thanking you in advance for all of your encouragement to our next generation.


Shaire T. Trafton
College Fair Coordinator

Student Cell Phone and Electronic Equipment Use Policy

Registration Information for the 2016-2017 School Year

Graduation Ceremony

Join us for the FIHS Graduation Ceremony on June 23, 2016 @ 10:00 am
Location: Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing, NY 11354

Art Show

The FIHS Art Show to raise funds for the Brighter Future Scholarship
A great thank you to Manhoor for all her hard work and to all the students, current and alumni, who have supported this effort.
Below are some snapshots from the event
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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 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 

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 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. 

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.

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