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posted Sep 11, 2013, 6:45 AM by Miss Boyer   [ updated Sep 11, 2013, 6:45 AM ]

Welcome back!
Today is a Wednesday schedule.  Students’ classes are in this order: Pds. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, LUNCH. All students are to leave the building at 1:40pm.
There will be a Fall Job Showcase in the cafeteria on Thursday, September 12thduring the lunch period.  Please visit the table for information about jobs, internships, and community service.
Diabetes Walk will take place on September 28, 2013.  Interested students should see their Phys Ed teacher or Ms. Floyd.  Extra credit and community service will be given to all students who participate.
Get ready for the grade level basketball tournaments!  For more information, see Ms. Floyd.
If you did not receive your metrocard, see Ms. Zelkowitz in Rm. 516 (Main Office) at 1pm.
If you have questions about your schedule, complete a Program Change Formand submit it to your counselor. Continue to follow your current schedule.  Check with your counselor if you do not receive a reply.
Please check the BASE website at regularly for upcoming events and other information.
Reminder:  We are a uniform school.

Welcome back! Get your schedule before school starts!

posted Aug 29, 2013, 8:17 PM by Miss Boyer   [ updated Aug 29, 2013, 8:18 PM ]

The first day of school begins on Monday, September 9th. Please be on time. 

You may come to the cafeteria on Thursday, September 4th to get your programs at 11am. 

We are looking forward to seeing you all shortly!

Super Saturday!

posted May 29, 2013, 7:12 AM by Miss Boyer

The next two Saturdays will be Regents Prep. Please see schedule below.





9:00 AM – 12:00 NOON


















10:00 AM – 2:00 PM









12:30 – 2:00 PM












Regents schedule!

posted May 14, 2013, 3:54 PM by Miss Boyer

Please see the June 2013 Regents schedule attached.

Announcements: May

posted May 7, 2013, 4:11 PM by Miss Boyer

May 8, 2013
SOPHOMORES, JUNIORS, SENIORS:                                         
ONE DAY JOB OPPORTUNITY this coming Sunday, May 12th. Come to room 507 immediately after school today (Wednesday) to get the information if you are interested in making some money this weekend!
Fashion Show: May 23rd from 5pm – 8pm. Anyone interested in participating, please see Ms. Floyd at 1pm in Rm. 530.
Interested in going to Quassy Park on May 31st?  Cost is $65, which includes food. You must bring your consent form and $65 to
Ms. Hunte in the Main Office.  Space is limited.
The Frost Valley trip is moved to May 17th. Interested sophomores and freshmen should submit their consent form and payment of $90 to Ms. Hunte in the Main Office.
SYEP Applications are available. Deadline: May 10, 2013. You must apply online ( See your guidance counselor if you have any questions.
SALES/FUNDRAISERS: Only students who have documented permission from Ms. Floyd and approval from Ms. Peterson are allowed to fundraise.  Items that have not been approved will be confiscated.  Please cooperate.
If your card is lost/stolen/not working, you must do the following:
1. Sign your name in the Main Office
2. Return the next day at 1pm to pick up a new card if
    cards are available.  Note: if cards are not
    available, the wait may be longer.
3. NEW: You must show your ID in order to receive
    your new card.
We are still a uniform school.

BASE 2011 alumnus taking on environmental issues in college.

posted Feb 25, 2013, 2:13 PM by Miss Boyer

Former BASE student Ishmael

Call him Ishmael. Because, well, that's his name. 

A student at the Rochester Institute of Technology, Ishmael is studying ways for people to live in greater harmony with nature.  He grew up loving the outdoors, and attended a special science-focused high school that cultivated his environmental interests.  He spends his summers with The Nature Conservancy’s LEAF Program, where he leads local conservation projects in the community.

In short, Ishmael is green.  He is also Black. 

And he is not alone. In just seven short years, most of Ishmael’s peers, known as the Millennial Generation, will be of voting age. This generation will total 90 million eligible voters, comprise 40 percent of the electorate, and represent the largest and most racially diverse generation in history (44 percent are people of color). Polls show Millennials are pro-environment and believe we can solve major global challenges like climate change if we take action now.

During President Obama’s Inaugural address, he placed climate change prominently on the agenda for his second term in office, and his administration will need to build support with key constituencies.  But even they may be surprised where some of the strongest green support comes from.

Much attention has been paid to the shift in racial and generational demographics this past electoral season and what it means for our political future – but little coverage was given to what it means for our planet’s future.  After the election, it was clear a coalition of youth, people of color, single women, and gay people ensured President Obama received another term in office. 

Lost in the election coverage, however, was the landslide of successful conservation initiatives across the country.  Fifty seven measures appeared on ballots to generate public funding to protect land and water. With an 80 percent winning percentage, conservation measures out-performed President Obama’s electoral victory even in his home state of Hawaii.

In an election year ballyhooed for higher participation among young, non-White voters, how was this possible?   Isn’t the environment only a top-tier issue of elite, wealthy Whites?

Not at all. The truth is many of these conservation measures succeeded not despite of greater participation from youth and people of color, but because of people who look a lot like Ishmael. 

At first this can be hard to wrap your head around, given the criticisms of traditional green groups of being too White and too old. Certainly, those that work and support some of the “big greens” remain a predominantly White group.  And you will likely see relatively few Black people visiting Yosemite National Park, a fact lamented by Shelton Johnson, the Black park ranger featured in Ken Burns’ “National Parks” documentary from 2009.

But these facts neglect a rich history---and very real present---of Black support for the environment.  Perhaps the best recent example of this fact occurred this past November in Alabama – where a ballot measure to reauthorize the Forever Wild Land Trust program and protect 227,000 acres was put before voters.

It passed with flying colors, receiving support from nearly every political stripe and creed.  Interestingly, the greatest support came from Black voters, who voted yes at a whopping rate of 82 percent (a full eight percentage points higher than White voters).

Polls show that Blacks voted yes because they believed it made sense to invest in nature by protecting the lakes, rivers, and woods which offer clean air and water – the essential natural services that keep us alive and healthy. 

And it’s not a recent phenomenon. Leaders of environmental justice groups have been focused on improving the environment in communities of color since the early 80’s. And both Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X spoke of the importance of taking care of the lands that take care of us. Marvin Gaye also offered his voice to this in “Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)”.

Further back in history, one of America’s Black heroes, George Washington Carver, pioneered soil conservation methods still used today.  Carver became famous for farming practices that revolutionized the peanut, but he was also a devout conservationist

Today polling consistently shows that youth and people of color follow Carver’s lead – from climate change legislation to land and water protection – at rates equal to or higher than White Americans.

So the question is not whether youth and people of color care about protecting our lands and waters.  A quick look at history, today’s voting and polling trends, and leaders like Ishmael have answered that for us.  Clearly Black is the (not so) new green.

The real question is whether or not we are willing to act on the opportunity. The conservation and care of our environment is one area of common ground all Americans can agree upon—one area where people can work together across traditional lines to achieve a better future for our children.

Gelasia Croom is a media specialist at the Nature Conservancy in Illinois, the leading conservation organization in the world, located in every state

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No school Monday (2/18) and Tuesday (2/19). Family Fun Day 2/23

posted Feb 13, 2013, 7:05 AM by Miss Boyer   [ updated Feb 13, 2013, 7:06 AM ]

Enjoy your (short) winter break! The next Super Wednesday is February 20th.  There will be an opportunity to practice your interview skills, SAT practice, and Regents support in addition to tutoring. 

Save the date for Saturday, February 23rd Family Fun Day from noon to 4pm at BASE. There will be an opportunity for you to have a family portrait taken. Packages start at $39.99.

Writing Center is OPEN! Room 523: GO sign up!

posted Feb 8, 2013, 5:42 PM by Miss Boyer

Announcing the grand opening of the new BASE Writing Center!  

Starting next week, the BASE Writing Center will be open after school three days per week in room 523. If you need help on college essays, research papers from your classes, essay writing or any other writing task, this is the perfect place for you!   

Opening hours will be from 3:30pm-4:30pm on Monday, Tuesday, and Friday.  


posted Feb 5, 2013, 2:18 PM by Miss Boyer   [ updated Feb 5, 2013, 3:44 PM ]


**Reminder:  Learning Center begins today.  You do not need permission slips this week (Tuesday and Thursday).  Beginning next week, please have your permission slips.
**Something on your mind?  Talk About It.  Get help without saying who you are.  All responses come from licensed counselors.  For more information, see your guidance counselor in Rm. 508.
**Celebrate Valentine’s Day.  See Ms. Floyd if you wish to purchase a candy bag ($2), card ($1), or lollipop ($1) for your sweetheart!
**The Parent Association is hosting a Family Fun Day on Saturday, February 23rd.  There will be a photographer to take family portraits.
**Please stay in Good Standing!
**We are still a uniform school.
**Please pick up a FAFSA How To Guide in Rm. 508. 
**Meeting at 1:45pm in the BBG Auditorium, Wednesday, February 6th.
**Get ready for your Junior Retreat!  MAY 17th through MAY 19th, 2013.  Cost: $150.
**NOW HIRING:  Park Youth Reps.  If you are interested in working at the Audubon Center or Lefferts House, please pick up an application from the Guidance Office. Applications are due this Friday, February 8th.
**Interested in participating in the JA High School Heroes Program?  See Ms. Hopkins in Rm. 508.
**Get ready for your Sophomore Retreat!  May 3rd through May 5th, 2013.  Cost: $120.
**NOW HIRING:  Park Youth Reps.  If you are interested in working at the Audubon Center or Lefferts House, please pick up an application from the Guidance Office. Applications are due this Friday, February 8th.
**Meeting at 1:45pm in the BBG Auditorium, Wednesday, February 6th.
**Payment and permission slips due for Freshmen trip to Quassy Amusement Park. Trip date: May 31st.  Cost: $65.

Learning Center starts this week!

posted Feb 2, 2013, 9:45 AM by Miss Boyer   [ updated Feb 5, 2013, 2:21 PM ]

Learning Center runs from 3:30pm to 5:00pm Tuesday and Thursday.  The schedule is posted in the hallway. You must have a permission slip to attend Learning Center. 

Take advantage of this excellent opportunity to receive extra instructional time with your teachers.



3:30 – 5:00 P.M.


SUBJECT                                    TEACHER                            ROOM #


AP Calculus                            MR. AARON                           ROOM 519B     Tuesday

ALGEBRA                             MS. MCKENZIE                      ROOM 520       Tuesday & Thursday

GEOMETRY                           MS. ALGENIO                        ROOM 522       Tuesday

GEOMETRY                           MR. BUENSUCESO                 ROOM 524       Thursday 4:15-5:00 pm

SPANISH                               MS. BARCLAY                       ROOM 512       Thursday

SPANISH                               MR. DALEY                            ROOM 512       Tuesday

ENGLISH                               MS. EVANS                           ROOM 541       Thursday

ENGLISH                               MS. ST. VICTOR                    ROOM 542       Tuesday 3:30-4:30 pm

FRENCH & ESL                      MS. GUERCY                         ROOM 519A     Tuesday & Thursday

GLOBAL HISTORY 1 & 2         MR. HOCKERT                       ROOM 530A     Thursday

GLOBAL HISTORY 3 & 4         MR. KLINGLER                       ROOM 536       Tuesday

U.S. HISTORY                       MR. BALCHIN                        ROOM 528       Thursday

LIVING ENVIRONMENT            MR. SHEPPARD                    ROOM 504       Tuesday & Thursday

READING SKILLS                   MS. FLOYD                           ROOM 530B     Tuesday

GLOBAL HISTORY                  MS. SCARLETT                      Room 530B     Thursday

PHYSICS                               MR. WADE                            ROOM 603       Tuesday & Thursday

EARTH SCIENCE                    MS. SORRENTI                      ROOM 506       

See her for schedule

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