The Dr. Daniel Williams Hale Middle School
Middle School 180
Grades 5-8

Dr. Daniel Hale Williams Middle School 180 is located at 700 Baychester Avenue in District 11 in the Bronx.  The school was built in 1972 and was modified to become a barrier free environment. There are 93 professional staff employed and 1113 students in attendance.

700 Baychester Avenue
Bronx, NY 10475
Phone: 718-904-5650
Fax: 718-904-5655

Principal
Frank Uzzo I/A
Assistants to the Principal
Lemarie Laureano, Peter Oroszlany I/A
Supervisor of Special Education
Ms. L. Isaia

The Dr. Daniel Williams Hale School Parents’ Association
President: Lucinda Smith

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Principal's Statement

Mission Statement

Extended Day Programs

Community Outreach Programs

Special Projects & Programs

Special Recognition

Additional Information


Principal's Statement

As the School for the Arts, we offer a major course of study in art, dance, drama, vocal music, and instrumental music.  Also offered is a successful peer mediation program.  Students in the fifth grade are involved in a computer and chess class.  These subjects become school clubs in the following school year.  The positive actions of our children are recognized with honor roll breakfast, reward assembly and field day.  For at-risk students we have a successful teacher/student buddy program.  Staff, students, and parents are motivated with our motto “M.S. 180 on the Move”.  We are the proud recipients of an Annenberg Grant, which is used to expand our arts program in the different content areas.

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Mission Statement

The staff, students, parents and community of M.S. 180 are devoted to academic excellence and the cultivation of individual strengths and talents in a safe and supportive environment where individual differences and respect for the rights of other guide school and community behavior.

The arts are a vital component to the educational philosophy, design, and program, at the Dr. Daniel Hale Willams Middle School for the Visual and Performing Arts. The arts provide the motivation, the challenge, the direction, the self-esteem and the cooperative and authentic learning environments essential to the emotional, social, and academic success of our students.

The curriculum affords each student the opportunity to achieve and demonstrate high standards in many domains, such as the arts, academics, and athletics. Our goal for all students is to prepare them to become productive and responsible members of the culturally diverse global community in which they live.
 

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Extended Day Programs

M.S.180 has instituted an extended day and co-curricular programs which includes activities such as, High School Preparatory classes, remediation, resource room services, a drama club, a chess club, a football and basketball tournament, and a computer technology club and an enrichment program in math, science, art, etc.

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Community Outreach Programs

Partnership with Aspira, Fordham University, Boy Scouts of America, The Hebrew Home for the Aged, Co-op City Times and Bronx News Story Features about M.S.180 events.
An orientation meeting for the parents of the incoming fifth grade is held the first week of school.  Parent workshops are given at Parent Association meetings throughout the year.
The parents association supports the school with After School Tutorial, Career Day Fair, Essay Contest, Financial Contributions, Key Notes Newsletter, Student Awards, Teacher Grants, Volunteers, and School Leadership Team.

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Special Projects & Programs

The present education plan includes: Gear-up, Project Arts, NYCPAE Center for Arts Education Annenberg Challenge Grant and instruction in the areas of English Language Art, social Studies, Mathematics, Science, Foreign Language, Physical Education, Health, Technology (Project Smart), Title 1/PCEN Reading and Title 1 Math.

Classes are grouped heterogeneously with an accelerated class in grade 8.  Accelerated students have an opportunity to take Regents Sequential Math I, Regents Earth Science, as well as, the Spanish Proficiency Regents examination.  Standard Board of Education Criteria are used to place students in the accelerated class.


 

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Special Recognition

As the School for the Arts magnet, our school offers students an opportunity to explore Art, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music, Dance, and Theater arts, on a full time basis.  Students in the grade 4 may audition for entrance into grade 5 for the following September.  Call for criteria and screening procedures.

Art and Design

The elements and principles of art provide the foundation for exploration and development of creativity, technique, and problem solving.  Students will learn the fundamentals of line, shape, color, and movement in art and how they relate to other curriculum areas and the world around them.  The study of art has a global and historical emphasis.

Dance

The improvement of technique, the experience of choreography and performance.  The study of the use of the moving bodies, the fostering of creative expression, and the enjoyment of dance is major goals of this program.  The course of study includes modern dance, jazz, ethnic, folk, current social dance as well as ballet.

Instrumental Music

Every child will learn to read music and master theory.  Every student will have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument.  Intensive home practice is required.  Pupils majoring in instrumental music will participate in a ban or orchestra.

Theater Arts

The study of drama, characterization, poise, mood as well as communication arts.  Behind the scene skills such as lighting, scenery, props, etc. They are examined through participation in student productions, pupils become able to recognize good theater.

Video Production/Visual Media

Provides experience in television production and photography.  The development of creativity and technical skills is central to the program.  Pupils majoring in media will produce a media project annually.

Vocal Music

Every child will learn to read music so that singing music at sight can be accomplished.  A varied repertoire of songs will provide for instruction in breath control, voice quality and melody.  Pupils majoring in vocal music will participate in the chorus.
 
 

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Additional Information

Special Education

An extensive Special Education program exists and provides small-group instruction for students classified as learning disabled and multiply handicapped.  Class are designated MIS 1, MIS 111, MIS V, and SIE VII.  Each provides a specific instructional model to meet their individual needs.  Many special Education students are included in mainstream programs as indicated by their IEP’s.  Individual progress is closely monitored to ensure that students receive proper instruction in all areas and are placed in the least restrictive environment.  Project New Life and their philosophy has been included in the instructional model SIE VII.

Extended Day Programs
M.S.180 has instituted an extended day and co-curricular programs which includes activities such as, High School Preparatory classes, remediation, resource room services, a drama club, a chess club, a football and basketball tournament, and a computer technology club and an enrichment program in math, science, art, etc.

Parental Support for School
The parents association supports the school with After School Tutorial, Career Day Fair, Essay Contest, Financial Contributions, Key Notes Newsletter, Student Awards, teacher Grants, Volunteers, and School Leadership Team.

School Support for Parents

An orientation meeting for the parents of the incoming fifth grade is held the first week of school.  Parent workshops are given at Parent Association meetings throughout the year.

Community Support

Partnership with Aspira, Fordham University, Boy Scouts of America, The Hebrew Home for the Aged, Co-op City Times and Bronx News Story Features about M.S.180 events.


  


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