School News

Schoolwide Summer Reading Program

Welcome to year two of our Schoolwide Summer Reading program! This summer, all MS 447 students and teachers will read Hidden Figures: Young Readers Edition, by Margot Lee Shetterly. This nonfiction book tells the amazing true story of four African-American female mathematicians at NASA who helped ... Read More>>

Bamboo Trellis Project

These are the bamboo trellises that our eighth-grade service learning group created. They will go into the boxes that they built for our six graders to grow vegetables. They used the ancient Japanese lashing method to connect the bamboo.   ... Read More>>

Parent Engagement Series: Talking About Race Part 4

As we continue to work towards our goal of creating and maintaining a safe and inclusive environment for all of our community members and equipping ourselves with tools to discuss race, racism and equity with our children, we are going to introduce the parents of our community to Affinity Groups. ... Read More>>

Thanks for your GENEROSITY!

 Thanks to those of you who have given so generously to our 8th Grade Exploration Service Learning Donation Page.  WOW!  What a response we have had -- over $1400 has been given for projects like lunches for CHIPS Soup Kitchen, Take a Bite Out of Hunger Food Drive Campaign, Newborn Necessities ... Read More>>

GSA @ 447 Art Exhibit

The GSA (Gender & Sexualities Alliance) & the Leslie-Lohman Museum is proud to invite you to the inaugural youth art exhibit & street fair! Students created original works of sculpture, painting & photography inspired by the mission of the Museum. The public is invited to celebrate ... Read More>>

Admissions FAQs

  Everything you've ever wanted to know about MS 447 admissions, and more, can be found here! If you still have questions after reading the full document, feel free to give us a call: 718-330-9328 MS 447 Admissions FAQs 2016-17   ... Read More>>

8th Grade Service Learning Donation Page

For their final Exploration unit, MS 447 8th graders participate in a service learning unit. As a culmination of the many project-based, socially conscious units that students experience during Exploration, students spend the end of their middle school career learning about and giving back to the ... Read More>>

7th Grade Exploration Unit 3: Art for Social Change

 Congratulations 7th grade students for completing your Unit 2 Forensics and Justice unit with thoughtful, beautiful, and socially conscious work!  Job well done.  The final 7th grade unit this year is Art for Social Change.  This will be a mini-5 week unit.  Please use the following links to access ... Read More>>

It’s Time to Buy a Yearbook

Calling all sixth and­­ seventh graders! IT’S TIME TO BUY A YEARBOOK!! Use the attached order form, or order online. We strongly encourage online ordering!! To order online, go to http://www.schoolannual.com/. Click “Buy Your Student’s Yearbook” in the box at the top. Search for ... Read More>>

7th Grade Forensics and Justice EXPO

  Join us Friday April 28 or Monday May 1 as students share their conclusions about the case of Freddy Baker and present their thoughtful and varying individual projects on Forensic Science and the Justice System.  Forensics and Justice FLYER 2017 (1) ... Read More>>