Daily Announcements

"Where Success Isn't an Option, It's a Necessity"   

August 11, 2016


Dear Parents/Guardians,

 The 2016-2017 academic year will begin in approximately one month from now!  All of us here at the Urban Assembly School for Wildlife Conservation hope that you have been able to enjoy some relaxing days with family and friends.  We have been working very hard to prepare for the new year. 


Here is the schedule of our opening days. Please mark your calendars:

Monday, August 29th

New Student Orientation

(6th grade: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM)

(9th grade:  10:00 AM -12:15 PM)

Save-the-Date_New Student Orientation _8-29-16.pdf

Thursday, September 8th

1st full day of classes: 8:40am – 3:02pm

Monday, September 12th  

Eid-al-Adha (school closed)


Tuesday, September 20th

-Parent Teacher Association "Welcome Back" 5:00pm – 5:30pm

-SLT 5:30pm – 6:30pm

-Title One 6:30pm


Wednesday, September 28th

Back to School Family Night: TBA

-Plan to attend and meet all of your child's teachers. 

**Parents are welcomed to conference with teachers any Tuesday from 3:02 pm to 3:42 pm!        Please make an appointment!

Students in Uniform:

UASWC students make a great first impression by looking sharp in their uniforms. Middle School student must wear a Light. Blue Collared Button Down Shirt and High School Students must wear White Button Down Collared Shirt (Long or short sleeved shirt).  Shirts must be tucked into the Khaki uniform pants or uniform skirt (no navy colored jeans or sweat pants). During the summer and field trips students are expected to wear the uniform or skirts that reach the knee. Sneakers and boots are permitted; flip flop sandals and other open toed shoes are not.


6th - 8th graders

9th - 12th graders


   LIGHT BLUE long/short sleeved button down collared shirt

   Navy Blue Blazer OR Navy Blue Cardigan OR Navy Blue Sweater including a light blue collared shirt

   Navy Blue Tie or School Tie



   Khaki (not olive green) pants (cargos are permitted but NOT any form of denim or active wear, may not have stripes, stretch pants and no leggings, no rips in your pants)

 Khaki (not olive green) skirts (may not exceed 3 inches above the knee)



  WHITE long/short sleeved button down collared shirt

 Burgundy Blazer or Burgundy Cardigan

or  Burgundy Sweater including a white collared shirt

   Burgundy Tie or School Tie



   Khaki (not olive green) pants (cargos are permitted but NOT any form of denim or active wear, may not have stripes, stretch pants and no leggings, no rips in your pants)

  Khaki (not olive green) skirts (may not exceed 3 inches above the knee)


 Places to Purchase Uniforms 

JC Penny Bay Plaza Mall

Bronx, New York



New Rochelle, New York



567 Melrose Avenue

Bronx, NY 10455


BJs Wholesale Club

Pelham Manor, New York



Old Navy

Bruckner Boulevard Shopping Center

Bronx, New York


Old Navy

Mall at Bay Plaza

200 Baychester Ave

(718) 671-5026

BJs Wholesale Club

610 Exterior St.
Bronx, NY 10451



1998 Bruckner Blvd

Bronx, NY 10473

(718) 430-9439



Bell Schedule

Students are not to leave a classroom until dismissed by the teacher.






8:40 am

9:26 am



9:28 am

10:14 am



10:16 am

11:02 am



11:04 am

11:50 am



11:52 am

12:38 pm


6    (MS Lunch)

12:40 pm

1:26 pm


7    ( 11/12 Lunch)

1:28 pm

2:14 pm


8    (9/10 Lunch)

2:16 pm

3:02 pm



Let's work closely together this year to ensure that your child/children become the young citizens we all know he/she can be.  I look forward to working with each of you.



Astrid Jacobo

UASWC Principal


RUN for the Wild 2016 
UASWC Students, Families, and Staff Made Tracks to Support Conservation of Wildlife 
at the Bronx Zoo's Annual 5 K Event

Next Generation of Environmentalist in the Making 
Click to read Article

High schooler Jomar Velez clears debris at a Florida natural area as part of his LEAF internship, which he says opened his eyes to a variety of science careers. © TNC

Berry picking! Our LEAF interns took a break from their trail work to pick some Blueberries from our hiddenPonders Tract berry patch. Yum!

Mark Tercek speaks at a New York City graduation ceremony for 138 high schoolers who interned with TNC scientists last summer through LEAF. © Selva City Media

SCIENCE-IN-ACTION: Students in Ms. Davis' Physics Classes test their devices  and report their findings at the Annual Egg Drop hosted in the City College of New York's Center for Discovery & Innovation.  

photos courtesy of David Jeruzalmi & Lily Ng

View CCNY story on "Project Egg Drop"

Make a Difference

Thank You!

Seniors from the
 Class of 2016 Visits City College of NY 

The visit included special presentations by Professors Prabal De (Econ and Business) and Michio Kaku (Theoretical Physics). 

Bronx Girls Rock!  May Events

Click here for more information

Survival Project - Year #3 
Another group of UASWC high school students took on the challenge of 3 days in the woods, totally unplugged.  Developing community, exploring the natural environment, challenging boundaries, and
learning skills!

Junior Class Overnight Visit to SUNY Oneonta: hands-on science exploration
Our juniors met with Dr. Paul Bischoff who is a professor of science education at SUNY Oneonta and a few of his students at Oneonta's College Camp worked with our juniors to dig in a pond for tadpoles, beetles, newts, and anything else they could find in the pond.

WCS Malaysia Program Staff visit UASWC to observe ESL  and Science classes in action and to share their conservation work with Middle School and High School Classes

Essential Question: How do I  use what I know to make connections between my academic work and life lessons to the natural world?

Area Map of UASWC/ Mohegan Campus Building

Directions to UASWC (2024 Mohegan Avenue between 178th & 179th Street)
  • Take the Red Line #2 or Green Line #5 to the West Farms East Tremont station.
  • You will exit near 178th Street on Boston Road.
  • Walk 5 blocks west along 178th Street to Mohegan Avenue (you will pass Bryant Ave, Vyse Ave, Daly Ave, and Honeywell Ave).
  • UASWC is located on the 5th Floor of the Mohegan Campus building.  You will need to show valid ID and sign in at the security desk.
For alternate travel directions search MTA Trip Planner 
Today, 8/27/2016
High: 87 Low: 73
Mostly clear
15% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 8/28/2016
High: 85 Low: 72
Partly cloudy
9% chance of precipitation.