“A Parent’s Guide to STEM”
I.S. 204 has been selected to host a National Basketball Association
(NBA) FIT Clinic on Friday, February 13
TEST PREP ACADEMY
GOAL: TO BETTER PREPARE YOUR CHILD FOR THE
NEW YORK STATE ELA AND MATHEMATICS ASSESSMENT
This program will be held on Saturdays, from 9:00 A.M until 12:00 P.M. Specifically, the dates are: January 31, February 7, February 14, February 28, March 7, March 14, March 21, March 28, and April 18.
This program will be held on Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 2:20 P.M. until 4:20 PM. Specifically, the dates are February 4, February 5, February 11, February 12, February 25, February 26, March 4, March 5, March 11, March 18, March 19, March 25, March 26, April 1, and April 2
This program will be held Monday through Thursday, from 7:15 A.M. until 8:00 A.M. The program will begin on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 and it will end on Thursday, April 2, 2015.
TEST PREP PARENT ORIENTATION
SATURDAY, JANUARY 31, 2015 AT 9AM
NY State Testing Dates-
April 14-16, 2015
April 22-24, 2015
INTREPID FAMILY DAY
IS 204 Family Math Night January 21, 2015 at 6:00 PM
Beginning October 22, 2014, I.S. 204 will continue to use the Comprehensive Attendance Administration and Security System (CAASS) to track the attendance of every student.
The IS 204 School Wide Instructional Focus is to use assessment information to adjust teaching strategies, monitor student progress,
develop understanding and improve student learning.
Intermediate School 204 is a diverse school community made up of 6, 7, and 8th graders from the surrounding area, Long Island City, Queens. Our school is comprised of close to 600 students, and more than 70 staff who work hard every day to give our students the best opportunity to succeed. Our school is divided into two academies: Harvard and Princeton. Each academy represents a Mini "school within a school" maintaining the diversity and equitable representation of the original large school (Special Needs, General Ed, and ELL students). Our school motto is "There's No Place Like Holmes" where we stress literacy and technology throughout the entire school community. We have been investing heavily in technology, transforming our library into a multimedia center for the students, and wireless internet connectivity. We're well on our way to providing our children with the skills they will need to thrive in the 21st Century.
Our students come from the surrounding neighborhood of Long Island City and Astoria.
With the addition of Beacon, classes for adults as well as students, and many before and after school activities, our school is the cornerstone of the community, staying open six days a week until 10:00pm! This gives our students plenty of positive, supervised activities to keep them engaged after school hours.
With support of our community leaders, we are giving our children an opportunity to overcome obstacles and make their contribution to the world!
Advanced Programs and Classes
-The Magnet School for Living Green in a Global STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)
Selection Criteria: Students who apply to this program will be randomly selected.
Regents Classes: Earth Science, Integrated Algebra
Enrichment Classes: Environmental Action through
Technology (E.A.T) Classes, Dedicated Magnet classes,
Achieve 3000, Pre-Regents Classes for Grades 6 & 7
Language Classes: Spanish
2014-2015 Parent-Teacher Conference Dates:
September 18, 2014
November 20, 2014 (12:30-2:50 & 5:00-8:00)
March 12, 2015 (12:30-2:50 & 5:00-8:00)
May 6, 2015 (12:30-2:50 & 5:00-8:00)
Helpful Parent Links
-6th Graders will be dismissed at
Exit 7 on 37th Ave.
-7th Graders will be dismissed at
Exit 8 on 29th St.
-8th Graders will be dismissed at
Exit 1/2 on 28th St.
SCHOOL SUPPLY LIST
-4 BLUE PENS
-4 SHARPENED #2 PENCILS
-1 12 INCH PLASTIC RULER
-4 PACKS OF POST-ITS
-4 GLUE STICKS
-6 2 POCKET FOLDERS
-1 PACK OF WIDE RULED LOOSELEAF PAPER
-6 HARD COVERED NOTEBOOKS
I.S. 204, The Holmes School, is continuing its mandatory uniform policy for the 2014-2015 school year. All students will be required to wear a school polo shirt Monday through Friday. The polo shirt is black with the school logo. order form with your payment.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the school at 718-937-1463.