What Is The Magnet School For Living Green In A Global Society?

The Magnet School for Living Green in a Global Society is comprised of two academies (small learning communities) that are designed to ensure that each student is known and supported by a team. Project planners have identified Living Green in a Global Society as a new overarching theme to unify the academies.  Students deepen their commitment to one another, their community, and the global society.

The IS 204 magnet theme will focus on: energy conservation; reducing consumption; and sustainability. As students expand their knowledge about energy conservation, they will reduce the use of energy in their daily lives and develop alternative, greener resources. Greater awareness of consumption issues will motivate students to rely less on acquiring consumer goods and more on recycling or reusing the materials that they already have.  Encouraging students to understand issues regarding sustainability and how their actions directly impact the biodiversity on our planet tie into both of these concepts.

    Students’ knowledge will be increased through curricula rooted in thought-provoking interdisciplinary projects focused on developing solutions and applying them to current and future energy issues. At the same time, instruction in all disciplines will build their skills, ensuring that they will be responsible citizens in the global community equipped to make decisions about the future of energy in real-world contexts.  

Magnet Logo Contest: And the winner is...... 

Congratulations to Tarek of class 832! 






204 Students name MTA Tunnel Boring Machines!

Tess & Molina
Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) officials today dedicated two tunnel boring machines that are a part of the East Side Access project. The machines will create four tunnels under Sunnyside Yard in Queens, connecting the tracks of the Long Island Rail Road Main Line with the tunnel under the East River that leads to Grand Central Terminal. The tunnels, to be completed in October 2012, are the last to be built as part of East Side Access. Two separate machines that are excavating tunnels and caverns in the bedrock under Manhattan are on schedule to complete their work this May. The machines were named Tess and Molina by sixth graders at I.S. 204 in Long Island City

Staples Urban Environment

 Challenge Winners 2011

(IS 204 Students finish 2nd in the entire Northeast Division!!!!!!)

June 6, 2011 - We have some winners in this year's Staples Urban Environment Challenge!

The Urban Environment Challenge encourages young people in urban communities to take action on pressing local issues created by global climate change. Groups of 5th-9th graders in 10 cities entered youth-led action projects for a chance to win a $1,000 technology package. Five regional winners received a $1,000 package and ten regional winners received $500 packages, customized to the needs of the group.