What's Happening

Mott Hall II has an online scholar run newspaper!
Inside the Halls Student Newspaper
View our school's newspaper and read all the amazing articles our scholars have worked so hard on to write each week.

Our Annual Spelling Bee Will Begin the Week of the 16th
Our annual spelling bee will take place the week of the 16th. Any scholar who is absent during their class spelling bee will be able to participate in the make-up spelling bee on Tuesday, January 24th. Winners of our class-wide spelling bee will participate in the school-wide spelling bee on Wednesday, January 25th. Winners of the school-wide spelling bee will represent Mott Hall II a our district-wide spelling bee on Saturday, February 11th at P.S. 208 
Spelling Bee

Join our PTA Meeting on Thursday, December 8th at 6p.m.!
Please join us this Thursday at 6pm in Room 408 for our PTA General Meeting. Ms. Robbins will lead a presentation on community services which will launch at the end of December. A light supper will be served.

Join our PTA Meeting on Thursday, December 8th at 6p.m.!
Please join us this Thursday at 6pm in Room 408 for our PTA General Meeting. Ms. Robbins will lead a presentation on community services which will launch at the end of December. A light supper will be served.

PTA Meeting January 12th at 6:00pm Room 408

PTA Meeting January 12th at 6:00pm Room 4
Whole-school to see "Hidden Figures" on January 18th
Hidden Figures There is a whole-school trip to see "Hidden Figure" on Wednesday, January 18th. Permission slips will be distributed to scholars this week. For an extra copy of the permission slip click here. If you have any questions email our Parent Coordinator Mrs. Grossman (agrossman@motthall2.org) for more information.

NEW - End of marking period has changed!
Please be advised that the end of the marking period has been changed to January 20th. Report Cards will be distributed January 26th during Advisory.

Mott Hall II January Writing Contest - due January 30th!

Topic: Madness
madness [mad-nis] n. 1: the state of being mad; insanity 2: senseless folly 3: frenzy; rage 4: intense excitement or enthusiasm 
Task: Create a piece of writing, in any format, based on one of the above definition of madness. 
Due Date: Please submit your entry to Ms. Gennaro by Monday, January 30th
Prize: Each winner will receive a $15 gift card to Barnes & Nobles 


Apply for our Discovery Workshop!
We are pleased to offer a limited number of scholarships for our scholars, to participate in a weekend-long workshop retreat. This program is brought to us by a 7th grade parent at Luminary Education. Please click here to see the attached flyer and registration form for more details on the Discovery Workshop, taking place on Friday, February 10th through Sunday, February 12th. Contact Ms. Rodriguez for more details. 

Nos complace ofrecer un numero limitado de becas para nuestros estudinates, para participar en un retiro de taller de fin de semana. Este programa es traido a nosotros por una madre del 7o grade en Luminary Education. Por favor revisa aqui para el folleto adjunto y el formulario de inscripcion para mas detalles sobre el Taller de Descubrimiento que tendra lugar del viernes 10 de Febrero hasta el domingo 12 de Febrero. Por favor contactare a Sra. Rodriguez si tiene alguna pregunta. 

SLT Meeting January 12th
Mott Hall II Student Led Conferences!

This is a new initiative this year designed to encourage scholars to take ownership over their academic performance. This initiative is separate from traditional parent-teacher conferences. Advisers will reach out to families individually to schedule scholar-led conferences. Most scholars will lead two conferences - one in the fall and one in the spring. Please click here to see letter with more information. 

Important News

Class of 2017 Scholars Tour the New York Times!
NY Times Eleven select scholars from the class of 2017 were recently hosted by a Mott Hall II parent of the New York Times. Their commitment to covering a news topic that was thought-provoking to readers and challenging to their own sensibilities landed them a space to tour one of the country's largest news outlets. With stories ranging from inequality in salaries between professional basketball teams to the isolation that teens feel based on loneliness, gender, and race, these scholars exemplify Mott hall II's scholastic excellence.

Mott Hall II was on CNN!!

On Monday, November 7th, the Mott Hall II newspaper was honored to host CNN reporter, Kelly Wallace and cameraman Jason Basso. Not only was our was school newspaper, "Inside the Halls" highlighted, but several of our students were interviews about the media's coverage of the election, including scholar's thoughts and opinions on what improvements could be made for the next presidential election.

We are so proud of our scholars. They were poised, well-spoken, mature and expressed their opinions eloquently and enthusiastically. 
CNN Coverage
Link on the image above to view the video and print.

2015 Blackboard Award Recipient for Outstanding Principal
Marlon Lowe. Photos by Marcus Photography   Congratulations to our Principal Mr. Lowe who was honored with Blackboard's 2015 Award for Outstanding Principal on Wednesday, December 2nd. Mr. Lowe's family, accompanied by scholars, parents and staff, were present at NYIT's Auditorium to witness Mr. Lowe accept his award. Read more about this momentous occasion in New York Family

2015 Blackboard Award Recipient for Outstanding Principal
Mott Hall II, one of the most popular middle schools in NYC!
Mott Hall II alum, Olivia DuFord and her mom, Robin Miles are featured in this DNA Info article. Mott Hall II is listed as one of the most popular middle schools in NYC. Read more here.

DNA Info

Mott Hall II has been recognized as a Reward School for the 2nd year in a row!
In celebration of New York State schools that have made the most progress or have the highest achievement in the State with no significant gaps in student achievement, Mott Hall II has earned the recognition as a Reward School for the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 school years. Mott Hall II has the distinction of leading New York State toward the accomplishment of educational excellence through an increase in student achievement and closing the gap in student performance. Congratulations to our teachers and scholars!

 Mr. Lowe, Principal of the Week!
Lowe DNA Info   Congratulations to our Principal, Marlon Lowe who has been highlighted as Principal of the Week. Read more about our "Energetic Young Principal" here

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