Post Tagged with: "MS 424"


Program teaches kids how to act

Students at MS 424 practice acting.

The Stella Adler Studio of Acting has made its way to Hunts Point middle school classrooms, where it provides acting training to city youth.

Art / Education

Comic convention comes to Hunts Point

Artists Alex Simmons and Paul Castiglia speak with students at MS 424 on Sept. 20.

Local school becomes a mecca for comic book lovers for a day.

Art / Education

Actress brings out the fun at MS 424

MS 424 students Amy Ortega & Mercy Osuwu with Leslie Carrara-Rudolph in May.

Emmy-nominated Leslie Carrara-Rudolph visited the school as part of a character development workshop she calls “Wake Up Your Weird!” to inspire students through artistic expression.


Middle school students film their stories

By Mike O’Keefe Students at two Hunts Point middle schools, MS 424 and St. Ignatius School, are letting their neighbors know about important issues close to home,  with the help of modern technology. The students used cameras and computers supplied by a New York based non-profit group to report on […]

Education / News

Shakespeare revisits Hunts Point

Shakespeare revisits Hunts Point

Her hands over heart, a passionate young woman reflects on how deeply she has fallen in love. She can’t tell the man she loves him, because she’s in disguise as a boy to protect herself from unwanted advances, and he thinks they can be buddies. Besides, the man she loves […]


Hunts Point kids to bring Shakespeare alive

Hunts Point kids to bring Shakespeare alive

By Stephanie Litsas Hunts Point schoolchildren are speaking in Elizabethan English again. For the fourth year, The Hunts Point Alliance for Children (HPAC) has partnered with the Shakespeare Society, bringing fifth and sixth graders together to put on a full original Shakespeare play. The youngsters will perform Twelfth Night […]

Education / News / Politics

Federal budget axe swings at City Year

Jennifer Harwood, City Year Bronx Zone Director serving with students. Photocredit: Jennifer D. Cogswell

Diana Marino used to hate to read. The eighth-grader grew frustrated whenever she came to a word or phrase she did not know. Her grades suffered as a result. Then she met Alice Pak. Last year Pak “kept motivating me and taught me to read a little bit daily until […]

Education / Jobs / Politics

Mayor’s cuts have Hunts Point schools worried

Mayor Michael Bloomberg has proposed laying off city school teachers in dramatic numbers to compensate for budget shortfalls. In Hunts Point and Longwood, Banana Kelly High School would stand to lose five of its 27 teachers to the Mayor’s buzzsaw, while the high school with which it shares a building […]

Art / Education

At MS 424, hip hop is a gateway to new worlds

Students work on new steps in Hip-Hop dance class

“Rock That Body” by Black Eyed Peas pumps through the stereo in the dance classroom of Middle School 424 on Bryant Avenue, where 20 seventh and eighth grade honors students pop, lock and drop to the beat. “Hip op is really fun,” says student Ilearis Fernandez. “It helps with school […]