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Mutt-i-Grees National Student Embassador Program

Student Mason and Teacher Trae with School Comfort Dog Izzy

Student Mason G. from class X17 was named a National Student Ambassador by the North Shore Animal League. Mason was awarded a school grant in the amount of $500 to be used to further the work connected to our school comfort dog program. Class X17 is home to our school comfort dog, Izzy. Mason and his classmates participate in the Muttigrees curriculum, which focuses on responsibility, animal awareness, feelings and emotions. Izzy, brings this interactive curriculum to life. We would like to thank P.S.596X teacher, Mr. Trae Schlesinger who was instrumental in supporting Mason during this journey.

Congratulations to Mason and his family on this wonderful accomplishment.

P596X Art Featured in 2020 Marquis Studios Calendar

P596X Calendar artwork featuring a drawing of the city skyline.

Students from P.S.596X @ 153 recently had their artwork selected to be part of the 2020 Marquis Studios Calendar, for the month of November! 

Congratulations to P596X @ 153 Art Teacher Faye Moses as well as her student artists on their winning piece entitled. "Race to Dominate the NYC Skyline." We are very proud of the work of Ms. Moses and her students!

P596X/PS294X Best Buddies Artwork Featured in ArtSteps

Hope For World Change

D75 Art Best Buddies

Hope for World Change is a collaboration of students, teachers and psychologists from P596X and PS 294X in the Bronx, New York.

Principal: John Siracuse
Teachers: Yoshita Smith, Erica Wilson & Angela Tolano
The artists are: Miles, Omar, Xavier, Angel, Justice, Empress, Sonia, Jada, Dayanise, Takeis, Genesis M., Ebenezer, Scarlett, Jesslyn, Joshua, Ethan S., Genesis F., Victor, Amery Tejada, Ethan K., Jaythan, Eiza, Elizabeth and Angelyn
A collaboration of students, teachers and psychologists from PS 294 and P596X. ​

Our students came together through a Best Buddies program consisting of students with autism (grades 3-5) and their 4th grade general education peers, to create a collage based on their responses to the questions; "What are you passionate about?", "What do you care about?", and "What is important to you?" ​

The artistic expression from our students is a compilation of colorful artwork on tiles in which they represented ideas and solutions to topics consisting of homelessness, extinction of animals, pollution on the planet, inequality and recycling. The collage of tiles was completed using various art tools; markers, crayons, glitter pens and paint. Twenty- four students worked in groups of two to create twelve pieces of tiles to showcase their ideas and passions as one entire group. The collaborative work product is a true expression of art in which our students identify pertinent issues on our planet, give possible solutions, and exhibit their young hope for the world. 

Hope for the WorldPS596X and PS294X
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Click play above to listen to the audio track of the artwork description.

P596X Student a Top 10 Finalist in

Disability Pride Parade Visual Art Contest

Visual Art Contest photo

Dear P596x Staff & Families, 


It gives me great joy to share with you that the Disability Pride Parade Visual Art Contest committee has selected student, Jahsiah B. as one of 10 finalists. The committee selected Jahsiah’s artwork because they felt it clearly expressed the theme, Nothing About Us Without Us, with creativity, imagination, skill and technique.


Congratulations to art teacher, Cheryl Abramson and certainly Jahsiah. We are so very proud! 


We look forward to celebrating this wonderful achievement on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 from 10:00am - 11:30am during a live virtual ceremony with the other citywide finalists. 




John Siracuse


P596x Student Wins
2024 District 75 Spelling Bee!!

D75 Spelling Bee Winner Joseph Garcia and his dad

Dear P.S. 596X School Community,


It is with great joy that I write to you today to inform you that P.S. 596X student, Joseph Garcia won FIRST PLACE in the District 75 Spelling Bee competition today - May 14, 2024! This is a wonderful accomplishment, and we are so proud of Joseph.


Joseph is a student in L02 and has been studying from a list of words for several months. Joseph competed against students from across our district at a venue in Manhattan – no easy feat!


I would like to thank P.S.596X teacher, Ms. Marie Crai who was instrumental in supporting Joseph.



John Siracuse




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