Our Student Wellness Works Program is a natural expansion of our Expanded Core Curriculum and serves middle and high school students in our Schermerhorn Program. Current program activities include a residency program with the Greenburgh Nature Center, interactive workshops, assemblies, field trips, and social emotional learning opportunities.
Combined, these efforts aim to engage students in their capacity to learn and access the joy therein while building their self-esteem and understanding of how to relate to others socially and emotionally.
Greenburgh Nature Center (March - June 2023) Building on our longstanding partnership with the Greenburgh Nature Center serving our elementary students, during the spring of 2023 onsite programming expanded to include gardening classes for our middle and high school students. These 45-minutes sessions focus on native plants, local history, and an exploration of the life sciences. Highlights of this year's programming include the purchase and installation of a hydroponic systems to be used by students to grow and harvest strawberries. Additional activities include planting seeds, seedlings, and plants in our greenhouse, vegetable and sensory gardens.
Entropy Dance Company
Harlem MagicMasters Athletes from the Harlem MagicMasters presented an assembly for students designed to educate, stimulate, and motivate them, as well as provide opportunities for them to practice strong interpersonal communication skills. Using a combination of dazzling basketball techniques, this assembly was delightful and fun for all involved. http://www.harlemmagicmasters.com/about-us.php
Where Are They Now Speaker Series
NYISE Alumni return to speak about their path following graduation.
Rosalind Wright (January 2023)
Venessa Luna (January 2023)
Charlene Wright (February 2023)
Christine Bharosi (February 2023)
Sarai Ramirez (March 2023)
To learn more about how we help students explore possible careers, visit our Students: Personal & Professional Development webpage.