Hudson Valley P-TECH Student of the Month

JANUARY STUDENT OF THE MONTH: JIMMY HOLTZMAN

Jimmy Holtzman

Hudson Valley P-TECH Principal Natasha Shea announced the January Student of the Month, Jimmy Holtzman. Below is a Q&A with Jimmy.

What do you like most about P-TECH? The different approach to lessons

What is the most valuable skill learned so far at P-TECH that will help in the future? Improving my writing

What is or was your favorite project? The egg lander

What is your favorite class? Global History

What is your favorite book? The Hobbit

What is your favorite music? Dubstep

What are your favorite TV shows? Arrow and Doctor Who.

What are the most diverse songs and artists on your iPod? Dubstep

What free-time activities do you enjoy? Video games

What are your future plans? To become a video game designer

If you had a million dollars to give to charity, which would you pick and why? I would give to several because not one charity should get all of it.

If you had one food to live on for the rest of your life, what would it be? Angel hair pasta

What is on your “bucket list”? I would like to travel to every continent including Antarctica.

Who are three people living or dead that you would invite to dinner? Abraham Lincoln, Julius Caesar, and Elizabeth the First of England.

DECEMBER STUDENT OF THE MONTH: KELLY GARCES GUTIERREZ

Hudson Valley P-TECH Principal Natasha Shea announced the December Student of the Month, Kelly Garces Gutierrez. Below is a Q&A with Kelly.

What do you like most about P-TECH? The attention that the teachers give to us.

What is the most valuable skill learned so far at P-TECH that will help in the future? Speaking publicly

What is or was your favorite project? The egg drop lander

What is your favorite class? Math, English, and Project Based Learning

What is your favorite book? Francesco: Una vida entre el cielo y la tierra by Yohana Garcia

What is your favorite music? Spanish

What is your favorite TV show? Spongebob.

What are the most diverse songs and artists on your iPod? R&B

What free-time activities you do enjoy? Playing outside and hanging out with my friends

What are your future plans? I want to work and if I had the opportunity continue on to get
my four year degree.

If you had a million dollars to give to charity, which would you pick and why?
St. Jude’s because I have family members that have cancer or have died from it.

If you had one food to live on for the rest of your life, what would it be? Flat bread sandwich

What is on your bucket list? I would like to go to explore Europe.

Who are three people living or dead that you would invite to dinner? My dad, mom, and grandmother.

NOVEMBER STUDENT OF THE MONTH: JEREMY SOTO

Jeremy Soto

Hudson Valley P-TECH Principal Natasha Shea announced the November Student of the Month, Jeremy Soto. Below is a Q&A with Jeremy.

What do you like most about P-TECH?
Getting my Associate’s degree

What is the most valuable skill learned so far at P-TECH that will help in the future? Speaking publicly

What is or was your favorite project?  Working on Education Evolution for the Verizon App Contest

What is your favorite class? History

What is your favorite book? Tom Sawyer

What is your favorite music? Rap

What are your favorite TV shows?

The Walking Dead and Southpark

What are the most diverse songs and artists on your iPod? Reggae music

What free-time activities you do enjoy? Playing video games

What are your future plans? Get my Master’s degree in computer engineering

If you had a million dollars to give to charity, which would you pick and why?  St. Jude’s because I want to help fight cancer

If you had one food to live on for the rest of your life, what would it be?  Roasted ham with honey!

What is on your bucket list? I would like to go to Ireland and Japan.

Who are three people living or dead that you would invite to dinner?  Will Ferrell, Paul McCartney, and Mozart

OCTOBER STUDENT OF THE MONTH: ANTRICE THOMAS

Antrice Thomas

 

Hudson Valley P-TECH Principal Natasha Shea announced the October Student of the Month, Antrice Thomas. Below is a Q&A with Antrice.

What do you like most about P-TECH?
Antrice enjoys her job working with the students in the COVE. She also likes opportunities given to her such as the mentors

What is the most valuable skill learned so far at P-TECH that will help in the future?
Antrice felt that writing her resume and cover letter was extremely valuable

What is or was your favorite project?
Researching and putting together a PowerPoint on Domestic Violence

What is your favorite class? Workbased learning

What is your favorite book? Romeo and Juliet

What is your favorite music? Antrice likes all types of music

What is your favorite TV show(s)? Law and Order, Love & Hip-Hop, Bad Girls Club

What are the most diverse songs and artists on your iPod? Demi Lovato

What free-time activities you do enjoy? Hanging out with her father

What are your future plans? To become a social worker or physiologist

If you had a million dollars to give to charity, which would you pick and why? Group home because she wants to help the less fortunate

If you had one food to live on for the rest of your life, what would it be? Pizza

What is on your bucket list? Take her family on a vacation to Jamaica.

Who are three people living or dead that you would invite to dinner?
Her dad, Beyoncé, and Nicki Minaj.

SEPTEMBER STUDENT OF THE MONTH: JOELIANICE FELICIANO

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Student of the month Joelianice Feliciano with Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffe, who toured P-TECH on October 6, 2014.

Hudson Valley P-TECH Principal Natasha Shea announced the September Student of the Month, Joelicanice Feliciano.

“Joeli is an active participant in the P-TECH program. She takes her job as a student seriously, takes pride in her work, and works well with her classmates. Joeli created the design for the P-TECH mascot too,” commented Shea.

Joeli’s favorite class is Science lab and her favorite project so far has been researching how smart phones can help students study. She likes the way the instruction has been organized and enjoys working on projects. “I love working with Mrs. Anderson while it’s still early to research and learn about career options,” said Joeli.

The P-TECH Student of the Month Program was designed as part of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS). PBIS is a framework for supporting school culture and positive student behavior – teaching behavioral expectations and rewarding students for their good behavior, while creating a school culture that supports this.