News for Students
TODAY IS JUNETEENTH!
We are taking the time out today to celebrate "Juneteenth" also known as "Freedom Day" or "Emancipation Day". Many, might not be aware of Juneteenth even though it occurred in 1863. Juneteenth is a day to celebrate the end of slavery in the United States. Especially this year with many of our current events, we think it is important to spread knowledge and unite.
The Emancipation Proclamation was issues on January 1, 1863 by President Lincoln. It took two and a half years for the news to travel to Galveston, Texas. On June 19, 1865 Union Gen. Gordon Granger arrived in Texas to spread the news that the Civil War has ended and the freedom of many enslaved African Americans.
The first state to make Juneteenth a holiday was Texas in 1980. New York just declared Juneteenth a holiday last week in the year 2020! As we make small changes and many are yet to come, let us take this time to celebrate.
Our students have been drowning in finals but they still made time to signify the importance of Black Live Matter. As we express ourselves, please enjoy the video and don't forget to join us later today! Long Island City High School would like to celebrate Juneteenth for the first time with you today at 3PM on Google Meet. Please see attached LICHS JUNETEENTH flyer for more details.
LINK TO VIDEO:
JUNETEENTH L.I.C.H.S BLACK LIVES MATTER (YouTube video)
May is Mental Awareness Month. This is a video collaboration (Vimeo) from The Child Center of NY, Zone 126 and Long Island City High School.
Long Island City High School
JUNIOR COLLEGE NIGHT
When: Wednesday, February 12, 2020 5:00 PM
Who: All Junior students and families
What: Presentation on the college admission process including:
- GPA, Credits, and Regents Requirements
- SAT Prep
- Scholarship Opportunities