July 28, 2022

AP Test Earns Global Seal of Biliteracy for All

This past May HudsonWay NY campus became an official administration site for the AP Chinese and AP Spanish Language and Culture tests. Seven HWIS middle school students in grades 6-8 took part in the optional test which is typically administered to juniors and seniors in high schools or to 9th and 10th graders in immersion programs.
June 30, 2022

Global Seal of Biliteracy 

For the first time HWIS awarded students the Global Seal of Biliteracy, a credential recognized in 41 states by high schools, colleges and employers that celebrates language skills and expands future opportunities for its recipients. Students receive a certificate which is numbered and can be tied into students’ Linked In profiles and put on their resumes.
June 22, 2022

Grade 8 Graduation – NY

On June 14 our NY community came together to celebrate HWIS’ first 8th grade graduation recognizing the achievements of Charles Doyle, Jack Perkins and Renzo Lau in the Mandarin program.  The celebration began with advice from Head of School Nelyda Miguel, followed by each graduate reflecting on his journey at HWIS delivered in both English and Mandarin. 
April 30, 2022

Useful Resources

Read useful articles from a compiled list of informative resources from our Head of School, Nelyda Miguel.
April 1, 2022

Spanish and Mandarin Skills in Demand

85% of US employers are reliant on Spanish followed by 34% on Chinese. One in four employers lost business opportunities due to a lack of language skills. A study commissioned by the American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages interviewed 1,200 HR professionals reported that this need will continue to increase. Read the full report.
January 30, 2022

A Summary of HWIS’ webinar on Readers & Writers Workshop led by Donna Skolnick

On January 5, we held a webinar for parents led by Donna Skolnick, to discuss HWIS’ approach to developing writers. She discussed ways teachers and parents can encourage students to express themselves through writing and outlined a 4-step process whereby students pre-write, draft, review and edit in completion of a final piece. We highly recommend all parents review the video.
January 30, 2022

Scholastic® Literacy Pro

HWIS has purchased Scholastic® Literacy Pro, which provides 24/7, personalized access to over 2500 titles for students and teachers to set and monitor reading goals. Data on time spent reading, comprehension and level advancement helps students, parents and teachers support students’ reading advancement.
December 30, 2021

Achievement and Well-being

How do we teach our children to be successful? What does success look like? How do we help our children "function on the highest end of their scale (Dr. Vivek Murthy, Surgeon General)"? Watch this TED talk "The Happy Secret to Better Work".