John J. Pershing I.S. 220
4812 9th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11220
"Building a foundation for success, one student at a time"
Loretta M. Witek, Principal
Telephone (718) 633-8200 Fax (718) 871-7466
John J. Pershing's instructional focus is to engage students in high quality discussions exemplified by responding to and extending each other’s thinking and crafting questions to help each other deepen and elaborate upon their thinking.
We are an awesome "A" school
Welcome To A New School Year at Pershing!
6th grade students report to the building's entrance on 48th street.
7th and 8th grade students report to the school yard.
PERSHING ARCHITECTURE STUDENTS PRESENT THEIR WORK AT DESIGN EXPO 16
On Saturday, June 18th, twenty students from IS 220 went to the Center for Architecture in Manhattan to present their building designs to a panel of architects and architecture students. This year’s students created designs for a Parks Department. The final teams were selected to bring their work to the Center where they took turns presenting their models and their sales talk. The panelists were impressed by the level of work by our students. Students were given certificates from the center to acknowledge their commitment to this demanding project. Thanks to Ms. Valdinoto and Mr. Mosher for taking the time to make this program possible for our students.
8th Graders Celebrate Prom!
6th Grade ELA Celebration!
The 6th grade is enjoying reading The Lightening Thief and they were treated to a theatrical performance at Pershing!
Congratulations to Ms.
Erica Gonzalez who was one of twenty six guidance counselors throughout the
entire NYCDOE honored at the 30th Annual School Guidance Counselor
Recognition Ceremony. Pershing
is so proud!
End - Of- Year Language Project Celebration
Our Precious G.E.M. Group
6th Grade ELA Metamorphosis!
6th Grade ELA students at John J. Pershing are reading Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen which focuses on the conflict of character versus nature. The ELA 6th Grade teachers purchased a cup of five caterpillars and food. After approximately seven days, the caterpillars stopped eating on the floor of the cup and climbed to the top. They attached themselves to hang upside down and transform into chrysalides. Students then watched as the amazing change took place and the caterpillar parts inside the chrysalis gradually liquefied and reformed into beautiful butterflies! Teachers and students had a release celebration in the school yard.
7th grade students at John J. Pershing are reading A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park and decided to participate in the Iron Giraffe Challenge to raise money to build clean water drinking wells in the areas of the South Sudan that are stricken by a lack of natural resources. In addition, students read about the water crisis in the United States and decided to donate half of the money raised to the American Red Cross.
Relay For Life Dance
Students at John J. Pershing kicked off their Relay for Life event by holding a dance open for all students. Students were able to dance, play at gaming stations, and enter for a chance to win raffle prizes.
The event was a great success and a lot of money was raised for an important cause!
Science Fair Winners - February 2016
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