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For anyone who would like more information about the China Trip next year, Ms. Chang will be conducting an information session in Room 405 C on the following dates:

Friday, November 7th from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

and

Monday, November 10th from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM.

Please contact Ms. Chang at mchang@ewsis.org if you are interested in attending one of the information sessions.

Color War At East-West

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The Color War was an event that took place on September 18th, a day during which all students at East-West, both the middle school and high school students and faculty, spent a day outside in a football field at Kissena Park.

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All students were gathered into the auditorium at Muster for an Olympic-style Opening Ceremony and were cheered on by all grades.

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Students participated in physical activities that started off with students in each grade holding hands and moving a hoop la hoop from one person to the next.

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Although there was a spirit of competition, the Color War helped to bring staff and students and students of different grades together.

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Although the Seniors won, many grades mingled with one another and the purpose of the Color War which was to bring the school together, had become a success!

Click here to view more photos from this album.

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The student from Mr. Deihl’s “Mathematical Connections and Practice” Class have been using mathematical methods to make scale models.  They took apart a cereal box, tissue box, or other common household item by carefully unfolding it to get a “net” or two-dimensional surface of the original three-dimensional box.

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Then, using an architect’s scale, they accurately measured in inches the shape of the net, and translated it using a scale of 1” = 3/8”, or another scale such as 3/16” to diminish the original size.

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One student began with a small box and expanded it by 1.5 times.

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These are all examples of dilation, a geometric transformation in scale between similar shapes, which have all angles congruent to the original pre-image, but whose sides are in proportion to it; in most cases = D3/8.

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This exercise has many applications including making scale-models for architects, movie sets, and urban planning.  Students then critiqued each others’ work, using a rubric in three categories:  accuracy, neatness, and imagination.

Click here to view more photos from this album.

Due to circumstances beyond our control, the Bike-A-Thon on Saturday, October 18th, to raise money for breast cancer research has been postponed until the spring.  I know that our students and families were looking forward to riding bicycles together, but for reasons of safety, it had to be postponed.

We hope you will still make a generous donation to support breast cancer research by clicking on the following link: http://fundraise.nbcf.org/ewsis.  As always, East-West students are encouraged to ride their bicycles to school each day.  They may store their bikes in the art room.

Thank you for your understanding.

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