Congratulations to finalists in the eSD Contest

We are so proud that 5 of our 8 entries have moved on to the finalist round of competition! Stay tuned to find out if Ari Kleiner, Alexandra Wang, Mackenzie O’Brien , Jessica Luu and ALexa Schwartz will have their artwork featured on the home screen of the parent portal!

Congratulations, the following students have been selected as finalists in the 2018-19 eSchoolData Login Page Art Contest for the LHRIC region!

  • Ari Kleiner, grade 11, Title: Korean Culture Village






  • Jessica Luu, grade 11, Title: The STEM Hole









Mackenzie O’Brien, grade 11, Title: Huts on the Horizon








Alexa Schwartz, grade 11, Title: Niagara Falls






Alexandra Wang, grade 11, Title: Freedom









Attendees at our Annual User Conference (in Saratoga Springs NY, May 8-9, 2019) will be voting for their favorites in each region. Final decisions will be made by our committee shortly afterwards and checks requisitioned from Illuminate Education’s CA headquarters, so students can receive their awards before the end of the school year.

Good Luck!




Art Honor Society Induction – Thursday, April 11, 7pm

It is with great pleasure that we induct this year’s newest members!









Officers and Exhibits committee members should plan to arrive at 6:30pm, all other members and inductees not later than 6:45pm.

All members and Inductees, please remember to bring your donation of an art supply for the Artist Express Program.

There will be a fundraiser for Bead for Life in the Main entrance. Jewelry prices range from $10-$25. We hope you can support this great charity!

The Dana Sassano Design Stipend – Applications due 4/15

Dana Sassano was a talented art student at Clarkstown High School North who passed away in her senior year.  Her best friend in high school started this stipend in her name.  This $250 stipend will be awarded to one art student  to offset the cost of art supplies.  Applicants must be attending college to study art.



  • -B+ or higher in an AP or IB Art Program
  • Pursuing a design major at any College / University


Submission requirements:

  • Submit a 500 word paragraph on what inspires you as an artist and why you are choosing a design career path.
  • 3-4 sample works of art (from school projects or personal work).
  • Proof of major – pdf of relevant common app documents.


How to apply:

  • Create a google folder with first and last name and Sassano Scholarship.
  • Include the following documents in the folder:
    • Save both the essay and works of art to one pdf document names with students first and last name.
    • Proof of major pdf.
    • Share the google folder with

Time to start thinking about Summer! Here are a few art programs!

Pre-College Summer Art Programs
The Art Effect – Poughkeepsie, NY
Saturdays and Summer programsOne River School – Allendale NJ
Two week sessions throughout the summer

Parsons School of Design
Summer intensives for college credit; in NYC and abroad (Paris)

Saturday/Sunday classes; 4 day workshops, summer classes

School of Visual Arts

New York State Summer School for the Arts
(housed in SUNY Fredonia; month long residential program)

Congratulations to the winners of this year’s NYS Media Art Teachers’ Association Exemplary Awards

Congratulations to:


Samantha Gelb








Dani Krasny










Alex Levy








MacKenzie O’Brien








Anna Tom







and Alexandra Wang

for their winning submissions.








A special shout out to Ari Kleiner who won the Presidential Award for his entire portfolio of work!


















eSD Login Page Contest

This contest does not have an entrance fee.

Cash prizes:
First Place Award: $500, with entry to be used on the eSD® Login Pages
Second Place Award: $200
Third Place Award: $100
Honorable Mention Awards: $50 per entry


Orientation: Landscape (images are wider than tall); a width:height ratio of 16:9 is preferred.
Photographs, single media images, or mixed media images are acceptable.

Photographs should accurately reflect the subject matter and scene as it appeared.
Cropped photos are eligible, as are digitally created entries.
Slight enhancements, such as spotting, dodging and burning, sharpening, contrast, and slight color adjustments or the digital equivalents, are acceptable.
Both color and monochrome images are acceptable.

Digital Submission Requirements:
JPG format with a minimum of 72 dpi (resolution)
1920 x 1080 pixels (width x height) minimum

File name requirements:
Name the file using the format “FirstInitial.LastName.EntryImage.jpg”
Example: Sally Jones’s artwork file will be named “S.Jones.EntryImage.jpg”

How to Submit:
Email your art teacher the image file
the entry form
(you can print and fill out the entry for, then take a picture of it and email it to me with the picture.)

Friday, March 15

Congratulations to the CHSN Scholastic Arts Award Winners!

We are so proud of everyone that participated and those of you who won awards! Congratulations All!


Gold Key Winners:

Kassidy Gaviola










Melanie Gatchalian









Emily Cahill










Claudia Jo
























Silver Key Winners:

Angeline Castillo

Eric La (Portfolio)

Jessica Luu










Lauren Michaels









Honorable Mentions:

Jessica Aiello

Mikayla Brown

Angela Canemisch








Judy Cassady

Isabella Francheschi

Kaitlyn Fudge

Jessica Jesnes

Valerie Kloenne

Grace McInerney

Maddie Miller

Aanika Nawar

Hannah Tipa


The Math Department would like to congratulate Jessica Luu for taking first place in New York State in the High School Division of the AMTNYS (Association of Mathematics Teachers of New York State) Poster Contest.

Jessica designed a poster around the theme “Building Mathematical Communities Together.” Jessica’s poster will be on display in the concourse level of the Legislative Building of the Empire State Plaza in Albany in April 2019.