Our DPAC debaters took part in a tournament last weekend in the Bronx. Our students headed out bright and early at 6:30am. Mr. Beattie our kids and once again they were some of the top performers. We’d like to give a special shoutout to 8th graders Melissa Jimenez and Melvin Morla who went undefeated for […]Read More DPAC Debaters
On Saturday, October 1st, PS/MS 161 hosted the first NYC Urban Debate League tournament of the year. The tournament was a Manhattan middle school invitational and welcomed more than 200 students from 15 schools. We had an awesome season opener! Students debated abolishing the Electoral College, condemning Big Pharmaceutical Companies and adopting a New […]Read More DPAC Debaters
On Thursday, September 22nd, DPAC families were invited in for a chance to meet 161 staff and to find out what students will be learning this year. Families were also provided the chance to go book shopping in our cafeteria and many kids walked away happy. Thanks to Ms. Salute for helping our students bring […]Read More 161 Book Give-Away
On September 13th, our school hosted special visitors that included Apple CEO Tim Cook. The team from Apple visited three of our classrooms to see some of the things possible when students are connected to technology in the classroom. ABC’s Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts also stopped by to see what our students were […]Read More Top Apple Executives Visit 161 to Celebrate ConnectED Grant
This past weekend, 16 members of the 161 Debate Team represented our school at the 2016 NYC City Championships, hosted at the Institute for Collaborative Education. Very proud to share that the team of 7th graders Nelson Sanchez, Dashaun Conde and 8th graderHerbert Espinal advanced to the semi-finals of Varsity Middle School Parliamentary Debate, […]Read More 161 Debate Team
Congratulations to Daniel Abreu, he has been selected from approximately 1,000 entries to be in the P.S. Art 2015 exhibition. P.S. Art celebrates the visual arts in New York City’s public schools and showcases the tremendous talent of students from every neighborhood across the city. You and your student are to be commended for the […]Read More PSMS 161 Student Daniel Abreu featured at the MET!