With nearly 3,000 colleges to choose from with a 4-year degree in the United States and over 22,000 universities worldwide, the process of selecting a college, let alone a degree of study, can be an overwhelming process. In an effort to support a college going culture Ms. Washington, our Director of College Counseling at East-West, for the third year in a row organized a day trip for all our high school students to visit and explore their college options.
As for our 9th graders..
All East-West high school students had the opportunity to visit various colleges in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.
This was a wonderful day when students were able to view college campuses, network with college admissions counselors, learn about the various components of the admissions process, and learn more about what it means to be college ready.
As we prepare your child for college (and beyond) we realize that it is important for them to have a clear academic path; this day provides that as they have the opportunity to learn about what colleges are looking for so that they can tailor their academic courses accordingly. For example, this might mean that your child might decide to enroll in a College Now or AP course or maybe take advantage of our Kaplan led SAT prep class while enrolled at East-West.
Overall the day was a huge success, as East-West students visited a total of 10 different schools and were able to share a variety of wonderful experiences.
Stay tuned for more photos from their trip.
A Message from Ms. Patterson and our Junior NAACP Club:
In celebration of Halloween, the Junior NAACP Club is working to organize its Fright Film Festival. The movie screening will take place this Friday, October 31st, after school from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm in rooms 404A & 404B. This is a fundraiser to support the club in taking trips, purchasing supplies and organizing more student events and initiatives in school. Our club goals are centered on building a sense of community within the school through fun, inclusive activities, as well as encouraging awareness and commitment to issues concerning social justice and equity.
Tickets are being sold for $2 by Ms. Patterson and club members (including Jamilla, Raven and Malaysia) and there will be a concession stand with refreshments available for purchase. Please encourage middle-schoolers (if asked) to take a permission slip outside of room 405D.
We appreciate any support that you can offer. Donating to or purchasing from our concession stand, as well as volunteering to help supervise the expected group would be amazing.
If there are any questions regarding this event, please email me at: email@example.com.
Thank you for your support.
Written by Student Body President, Ramanjot Singh
Spirit Week, five days of diversity. Days to express one’s personality in unique ways, and get everyone involved. Teachers, students, staff members and administrators all got engaged in Spirit Week. The core of the school was bound closer together as everyone competed to be the most unique. Everyone did an amazing job. Our teachers were the hallmark of the Spirit Week, which is what makes East-West an extraordinary school.
Thanks to all who participated in this Student Government led event and showed their school spirit. Our hallways and classrooms were filled with a lot of personality.