Our vision is to provide a quality educational experience that is inclusive of the arts, science, technology, and emphasizes social-emotional development; such that ALL of our students are engaged in creative learning experiences that will move them towards academic and personal success. We aim to ultimately empower our students to become Drivers of their Destiny…
At RHS, our mission is to cultivate academic pride and civic responsibility as our students are infused with the love of learning through discovery and explicit instruction that integrates the Arts, Science and Technology.
Our Instructional Focus
School-wide practice of intentionally designed learning targets will inform teachers' development of coherent pathways for mastery in ELA and Mathematics, with ongoing Teacher, Peer and Self-monitoring; thereby enhancing Academic Vocabulary while activating students as owners of their learning.
Today is a new day and I will do my best
I will make choices that will help me succeed
I am responsible for what I do
I choose to learn
I can learn
I will learn
Today will be a great day!
Success-bound, we pledge to maintain our:
BELIEF: that every child can learn
DETERMINATION: to create a significant learning experience that is appropriately challenging for the individual learner; and
COLLABORATION: among colleagues, with our parents and all stakeholders
Phoebe Grant-Robinson, Principal
Christiana Vasquez, Assistant Principal
Jennifer Sullivan, Assistant Principal
Phyllis James, Parent Coordinator
Dr. David Norment, Superintendent
Dr. Mauricere De Govia, Executive Superintendent
We are a Leader in Me School!
We implement the Mood Meter
What is the Mood Meter?
The Mood Meter is a tool used to recognize and understand our own and other peoples' emotions. It's divided into four color quadrants - red, blue, green, and yellow - each representing a different set of feelings. Feelings are grouped together on the mood meter based on their pleasantness and energy level.
Some classroom teachers utilize the MOOD meter both in school and through remote learning, to gauge their students readiness. We believe that especially during these UNIQUE times, it is critical to address the Social Emotional Balance or all P.S. 253Q community members. We encourage you to utilize the MOOD Meter provided to the right with its corresponding descriptions below:
- Red feelings: High in energy and more unpleasant (e.g., angry, scared, and anxious)
- Blue feelings: Low in energy and more unpleasant (e.g., sad, disappointed, and lonely)
- Green feelings: Low in energy and more pleasant (e.g., calm, tranquil, and relaxed)
- Yellow feelings: High in energy and more pleasant (e.g., happy, excited, and curious)
To see more resources for Social Emotional Balance, please visit our Guidance Corner.
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Tried to create a bit of synergy, in effort to inspire and motivate our families during this critical period of social distancing... Take a look:https://t.co/X1XTCpoyBs @KnoUrPurpose @MsSCan2 @District27NYC @Stacey23AD @PaulForbesNYC @DOEChancellor @CWATSONHARRIS— Randolph Holder School for Social Justice (@ps253qny) May 11, 2020
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We are working to make this website easier to access for people with disabilities, and will follow the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. If you need assistance with a particular page or document on our current site,
please contact Ms. Vasquez, Assistant Principal at (718) 327 - 0895 to request assistance.