BHSMS Spotlight

Student of the Month - September

Victoria Galindo-61m
Victoria is a very well-spoken student. She constantly participates while using the proper vocabulary and her scores on her assessments have been more than great! Victoria was also the 6th-grade nominee for 6th-grade Representative! This shows her willingness to help her fellow peers and to get involved with her school! 


Student of the Month - September

Alisson Barrera- 72M
Allisson has shown great improvement from last year and has put in the effort to complete and do her best on all assignments, especially in ELA and Math. She has shown a great attitude toward learning and has started off the year on the right foot. 

Student of the Month - September

Lucian Carmona-7th Grade
Lucian has such a big heart! Selfless, caring, and hardworking are just a few ways to describe what a great student he is. Lucian consistently puts the best interest of others ahead of his own. He is a friend to all and offers a helping hand to any student or teacher in need. We are proud to have Lucian in class. 

Student of the Month - September

Geovanni Adorno-8th grade

Geovanni has made great improvements, is hard-working, and is a positive leader in his class.




 Zoe Campos, 6th Grade

Zoe treats classmates, teachers, and staff with respect by valuing each as an individual, respecting differences, and valuing the work that others do. Zoe contributes to the success of the school by promoting a positive school climate through her actions and words. 

Nominated by Ms. Mieses.


Arsceem Newkirk, 12th Grade
Arsceem treats classmates, teachers and staff with respect by valuing each as an individual, respecting differences, and valuing the work that others do. Arsceem contributes to the success of the school by promoting a positive school climate through their actions and words. Arsceem is also on the track team and he has participated and attended every track meet. Arsceem strives for success in all he does and works to the best of his ability. Arsceem has demonstrated great sportmanship and he has embraced the responsibility required to maintain progress in his schoolwork and other personal goals.
Nominated by Ms. Mieses


Perla Zorrilla, 6th Grade

Perla has had outstanding performance during our current soccer unit the entire month. She is very dedicated and a great leader.

Nominated by Ms. Grippi.




The Bronx Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Recipients



March is Women's History Month,an annual declared month that highlights the contribution of women to events in history and contemporary society. March 8th is International Womens Day, a global holiday to commemorate the cultural, political, and socioeconomic achievements of women. It is also a focal point in the women's right movement, bringing attention to issues such as gender equality, reproductive rights, and violence and abuse against women.

This month, students taking Spanish worked on a project and presentation to commemorate the work of profound women in history by creating a mural. Students chose a woman from their own culture that has made a difference in the world, highlighting their accomplishments. Some of the women they chose were Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor, Harriet Tubman, Rosa Park, Sandra Cisneros Las Hermanas Mirabal, Frida Kahlo, and Ellen Ochoa, to mention a few. Students also identified a woman in their family that they admired for all they do. Ms. Castillo and her students enjoyed working on this project as it represented students' identity and recognition for impactful contributions made in society by women. 


In commemoration of Womens history month, Ms. Martin and Ms. Santos decorated their classroom door to pay ode and honor women who have contributed to the uplifting of Womens history.


Scholar of the Month: November 2021 (Rebecca Miralrio)

The New Jewish Home: Geriatrics Career Development and Health Care Explorers Program

Health Care Explorations Program has been a big part in my preparation for my career in the medical field. It has also helped my professional development tremendously. My favorite components of the program have to be SAT preparation and Skills. I probably would not have been able to get SAT prep from a professional without HCE. I would have to go through the process of preparing for one of the most important tests of my life by myself. The skills component has given me an idea of what to expect in our Certified Nursing Assistant course and test. Before graduating HCE I hope to be a CNA and with the skills component, I am sure I will accomplish that. Although being on zoom for some days is not ideal, the HCE staff constantly ensures we are engaged and having fun while learning.


“Geriatrics Career Development has helped me grow as a person in the professional world, a student, and a friend.”

                                                                                                               -Rebecca Miralrio (Class of 2023)

Scholar of the Month: July 2021 (Gerys Nzambo)


The first day of the summer program was July 6, 2021. I was given a schedule, but I still didn’t know what to expect. It’s been 20 days since the first day and I still don’t know what to expect from myself and other participants. The unpredictability of the HCE summer program is what I enjoy most. Some days it’s awkward because the majority of us participants are shy and scared to share our voices. Other days, we got into debatable discussions based on various topics. I never know how the program will be, that’s what makes it enjoyable. During the HCE summer program, I’ve learned to be mindful of others and their beliefs. What I believe to be wrong may be believed by others to be right. I learned to respect others’ beliefs and understand their point of view. My peers think differently from me, so it was nice to hear their ideas on certain topics and share my own with them. Coming into the program, I thought it would be a very slow “venture”. I was wrong and things went by quickly. One thing that I take away with me is how punctual the HCE summer program staffs are. They came in every day and although we participants were dull in the mornings, the staff always brought in great energy which encouraged me to participate in activities. This shows me that my energy level can impact others.

" You miss a hundred percent of the shots you don’t take"  Wayne Gretzky


                                                                                                                                                        -Gerys Nzambo (Class of 2023)

Student Spotlight


Makansira Keita, a senior at the BHSMS has been offered a full Scholarship to Umpqua Community College in Oregon for woman's wrestling.  Here she is signing her intent to UCC.  Sira is the school's first ever State Champion in wrestling.  She was one of the first to qualify for Nationals in Fargo, North Dakota where she placed in the top 12 in the country as a Sophomore.   We are so proud of her and wish her the best of luck at UCC!

BHSMS Student Government Virtual Food Drive

Congrats to the BHSMS Student Government for raising over $500 dollars for the Food Bank of New York through the BHSMS Virtual Food Drive.  There is still time to donate, please see the link below!

Hello Students, Teachers & Staff of Bronx High School for Medical Science, This year we are hosting a virtual food drive as a result of COVID-19. There are many families in our community suffering from food insecurity and cannot afford food to eat. This is why we are reaching out to you. We have a goal of raising $200 in time for upcoming holiday break. This money will go to helping families get support from the Food Bank of New York. We are working with the Food Bank for New York City and the link to our donation page is: VirtualFoodDrive Please donate whatever you can to help!


Thank you, BHSMS Student Government

Bronx Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Recipients 2021

We are very pleased and super HAPPY to announce the three winners of this year's Bronx Chamber of Commerce "Women of Distinction" Scholarship Program. Congratulations to all scholarship winners. You are all an excellent example of hard work and dedication. Please continue to motivate us. We are very proud of all of you. A special congratulations to our Bronx High School for Medical Science Winners; Fabiany Carbajal, Rosselys Bare, and Iliana Peralta. Thank you to the Bronx Chamber of Commerce and scholarship sponsors. we are forever grateful. 

This is a perfect example of the motivation and dedication of our students to continue challenging themselves and succeed!! The more tools in your toolkit, the more opportunities you'll have. Opportunity favors those who are prepared!! 
This is great news and inspiring as we continue our journey with our students. The future is bright for all our students with the Bronx High School for Medical Science community.