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
Monday, November 10th from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM.
Please contact Ms. Chang at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in attending one of the information sessions.
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.
All students were gathered into the auditorium at Muster for an Olympic-style Opening Ceremony and were cheered on by all grades.
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.
Although there was a spirit of competition, the Color War helped to bring staff and students and students of different grades together.
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!
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.
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.
One student began with a small box and expanded it by 1.5 times.
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.
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.
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.