Students Take Action for Relief (STAR)


Wagner has the opportunity to once again participate in the STAR (Students Take Action for Relief) project.  We will be partnering with 49 other schools in NYC by collecting supplies for refugees living in the Middle East and Bangladesh.  Many of the refugees are from Syria, Yemen and Myanmar.  Last year the schools involved in the STAR project collected enough supplies to fill two 40 foot shipping containers.  The goal this year is three!  Wagner's goal is to collect at least 30 boxes to contribute. (Wagner collected and filled 40 boxes of supplies last year!)


Each of the schools involved in the STAR project has been assigned an item to collect.  This year, Wagner will be collecting new or gently used clothing.  We are also looking for tarps. 

2020-21 Arista Opportunity for Students
Students will receive an hour of ARISTA credit for every five people who give them donations.  I am attaching a log so that students can keep track of these donations.   Students are encouraged to speak to family, friends, and neighbors to share information about the project and collect donations.  While we are certainly interested in supporting humans living around the globe, we are also interested in teaching our students to be empathetic world citizens who are aware they have the power to make an impact. 

Donations can be brought to the main office, Ms. Schwenzer (320) or Ms. Scattone (332) and are due no later than May 16th.  


Thank you so much for your help and support! 


Alison Schwenzer

Wagner MS 167



MS 167 Robert F. Wagner Middle School

Wednesday, May 29th  

3:00pm to 7:30pm





   The New York Blood Center has announced a Blood Emergency appeal on Thursday morning, April 25th.


New York Blood Center is looking to reverse a significant downward decline in blood donors over the last ten years. With the overall decline at more than 30%, the need for O- blood donors has remained constant requiring that these special blood donors donate more frequently. Part of the decline has been managed to meet significant changes in hospitals with mergers and consolidations and better blood utilization. As the healthcare industry evolves, blood centers must be nimble and responsive.


New York Blood Center is being asked to serve more and more hospitals as some blood centers close their doors. We are proud to be growing to serve patients in new areas, but we cannot do it without you. Right now, blood supplies have reached critical lows, with all blood types dipping well below a seven-day reserve, including a one- to two-day supply of O- and B-. NYBC typically tries to maintain a seven-day reserve to ensure all patients and hospitals can access the blood they need.


It only takes one hour to donate, and a single donation can be used to save multiple lives. Nearly 2,000 donations are needed each day in New York and New Jersey alone. About one in seven hospital admissions requires a blood transfusion, and with a limited shelf life, supplies must be continually replenished. Those in need include: cancer patients, accident, burn, or trauma victims, newborn babies and their mothers, transplant recipients, surgery patients, chronically transfused patients suffering from sickle cell disease or thalassemia, and many more. Donors with O-negative blood type, or “universal donors,” are especially encouraged to attend, as their blood can be used in emergencies.


The blood drive on 5/29/19 can help to improve the blood supply. Thank you for your ongoing support!  We cannot save lives without you. 


 Please Donate and Save a Life!

Please join us for a FREE Screening and Director/Cast Panel Discussion THIS MONDAY NIGHT 5/6


PERSONAL STATEMENT is a feature-length documentary about three New York City high school seniors determined to get their entire classes in to college, even though they aren't sure they will make it there themselves.

The teens are acting as college counselors at their under-resourced schools because many of their friends have nowhere else to turn for guidance and support.

Reserve your seats:

Organized by East Side Middle School, Hosted by ESMS and Wagner Middle School. Please share widely!

Flyer:  A_PERSONALSTATEMENTscreening_updated_flyer.pdf

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