Week of March 4, 2019

Posted by Anabel Nieto Duran on 3/1/2019 3:00:00 PM


Monday, 3/4
No School - Casimir Pulaski Day
Wednesday, 3/6
Winter Sports Awards - 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Winter Athletic Awards - 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Spanish Honor Society Induction - 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm - West Leyden 

East Leyden students have logged in almost 40 hours in Khan Academy this past week! Congratulations to the following students for practicing the most this week on the Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy! Keep up the good work! We have about 5 more weeks left before the PSAT and SAT school day tests. Research shows using Official SAT Practice for 6-8 hours is associated with an average 90-point increase! You, KHAN, do it!

Grade 9: Conner D. (0-3 hours)
Grade 10: Roaa M. (0-3 hours)
Grade 11: Alan F. (3-10 hours)

This year's Triton College High School Art Competition judging took place the second week in January. Five area high schools submitted approximately 140 artworks to make up the show. The artwork was then juried by 3 judges to determine awards. Leyden accounted for 71 of those artworks, which means that half of those pieces were created by Leyden artists! Of those, an impressive number received the highest awards. Leyden students won an incredible 6 of the 7 Best in Category awards, including the Best in Show! Leyden also had 15 first place blue ribbons, 20-second place red ribbons, and 36 third place yellow ribbons.

Artworks were submitted in 7 different categories; drawing, painting, photography, mixed media, design, sculpture, and ceramics. This year, the Best in Show went to an intricate sculpture of Styrofoam cups by West Leyden artist Alexis Roy, titled Cups. Best of Design was a digital photograph by East Senior Gregory Greco in which he actually laid next to a dead squirrel on a road to create his piece. It was titled Road Kill. Best of Drawing was won by East junior Mauricio Hernandez for his pointillist ink drawing of a female astronaut, titled Rise Up. Lilly Olesky won Best of Painting for her modern-day depiction of the famous Edvard Munch painting The Scream, for her painting of the same name. Julia Gryc, West Leyden student, garnered Best of Photography for her colorful summery photo titled, Hammock. Gloria Goray-Regalado’s piece See Me in a Crown which is a many-layered collage with a charcoal portrait won the Best of Mixed Media category.

There was an artists' reception, open to the public, on Wednesday, February 13. Students who received Best of Category awards were recognized in an awards ceremony The work was on display through February 14th at the Triton Art Gallery, Building J on the Triton campus.
The full list of awards is listed here.

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Save the date for the BIGGEST parent event of the year - Leyden Parent University!

LPU is a parent-only event taking place at West Leyden on Saturday, April 27. The event will help support and empower you to assist your child(en) at Leyden find success in and beyond high school. There will be new sessions, new speakers and a new lunch menu! Don’t miss out. Register today by clicking here.