Post Tagged with: "PS 48"

Culture / Education

For local music teacher, the awards keep coming

Melissa Salguero receiving a proclamation at City Hall on May 9.

Earlier this month the New York City Council recognized PS 48’s Grammy-winning music teacher with a special proclamation for her contributions to Hunts Point youth.

Education / News

Pre-K enrollment at 50 percent in Hunts Point

Citizens Committee for Children of New York 2015 Community Risk Ranking

Hunts Point and Longwood have the lowest enrollment in pre-kindergarten classes of any neighborhood in the five boroughs, despite having the greatest need to reverse historically low education rates.


PS 48 hosts a special guest

The students of PS 48 performing at the school's 100th anniversary celebration.

PS 48 put on a show for schools chancellor Carmen Fariña, who came to help the school celebrate a special anniversary.

Education / Food

PS 48 lends hands to fill Hunts Point’s meal gap

Second graders Tatiana Hudson and Michael Mendez, along with fifth grader Yanziel Lagara, waited to receive the bags of staples at PS 48. 

Students from PS 48 are teaming with the NYC Food Bank to provide meals to local families. Hunts Point is a hot spot for the “meal gap,” the number of meals families are forced to miss due to poverty.

Culture / Education

Celeb helps PS 48 land on its feet

PS 48 music teacher Melissa Salguero reacts to her gifts on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in August.

The prospects for PS 48’s lauded music program appeared bleak before the famous talk show host came to the rescue.

Education / Parks

Students uncover secret of Drake Park

At a Jan. 24 press conference, PS 48 students indicate where research has led them to believe slaves of former Hunts Point estates are buried.

Students at a Hunts Point elementary school have discovered a long-forgotten slave burial ground.

Education / Food

School’s families celebrate together

Children served themselves a feast.

PAL Thanksgiving is a feast to remember Thanksgiving came early at PS 48. Friends and family of the students who participate in the PAL’s afer-school program at the school enjoyed a holiday meal together on Nov. 22. The food, donated by parents and employees, added Hispanic dishes to the traditional […]


Classes don’t end when school’s out

Clockwise from left, Jurnee Thompson, Arlyn Rosario, Alyssa Calderon and  Genesis Rodriguez are among the students in the PAL after-school program at PS 48.

Since 2008, the PAL in Hunts Point has been working with children at the school on Spofford Avenue, providing a safe environment where students from age five to 11 can mix play with learning about a variety of subjects.


Gospel singing lights path for PS 48 kids

The Songcorp group sings a gospel at PS 48.

A teacher uses gospel music to transform some formerly rowdy preteens into music enthusiasts.