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We are now affiliated with Amazon’s School Rewards Program.  Support our fundraising goals by clicking on our unique link with Amazon.com to make all your purchases.  You will still be able to use your own login and personal account to shop, the only difference is that our school code will be embedded in the link.  This school code lets Amazon know that you were referred to Amazon.com through the East-West School of International Studies.

Our school will have the opportunity to receive up to 15% in referral fees for any purchases that are made on the Amazon site.  Please note referral rates will vary depending on the compensation plan, purchase volume and product categories.  By shopping Amazon.com through our school’s unique link and sharing this unique link with family and friends, you are helping us raise necessary funds to support our students through scholarships and needs based request.

If you have any questions regarding this, please email contact@ewsis.org for more information.

Thank you.

Students from East West’s Debate Team had the chance to compete in a the Financial Literacy series in partnership with Debate NYC and Citigroup during the month of May. This series was created to expose students to financial concepts and coach students to develop a deep understanding of these ideas through Debate. From the beginning of May, students have been attending weekly trainings at the Citigroup location in Long Island City, Queens and had the chance to debate this past Saturday, May 26, on the resolution: When given a choice between the two, it is a better financial decision to work as an independent contractor in the gig (a labor market characterized by the prevalence of short-term contracts or freelance work as opposed to permanent jobs) economy than to work as a full-time employee for a company or organization.

Jenny Qu and Alan Wang, preparing for their debate.

Our Debate Team members, led by one of our amazing teachers at East-West, Ms. Nina Thomas, have been meeting on Wednesdays for the month of May at Citigroup and Thursdays after school in preparation for a financial literacy debate at High School for Law, Advocacy and Community Justice in Manhattan.

Congratulations to our Debate Team Advisor and members!

We welcome Ms. Yuan and Ms. Wang, delegates from our sister school, Hangzhou No. 14 Middle School.  Both of them are high school English teachers visiting our school and New York for the first time.  They will have the oppportunity to visit and observe how our teachers and students interact in the classroom.  In addition, teachers from both schools will continue to collaborate and exchange ideas and best practices.

The father of one of our eight graders, Jivika Singh, who works for the United Nations, gave our students a private tour.  We visited the General Assembly and viewed artifacts from World War II.   Our students are currently collaborating with students from other states and nations to write resolution papers.

Congratulations to our students who have been working diligently the past couple of days, and Ms. Williams for organizing this event.

 

Our HS Japanese level 2 class had a lot of fun at Harumatsuri Spring Festival yesterday, March 19 at the United Nations International School in Manhattan. The Harumatsuri Spring Festival is a unique event for high school students studying Japanese throughout the New York area.  Our students met students from other high schools all over NYC and had many kinds of hands-on activities together.  Many thanks to our Japanese teacher, Mrs. Wilson for organizing this trip, and Mr. Silaco for supporting and spending a long day with us!

Congratulations to Haejin Yang who was selected as a finalist for the Japanese Speech Contest of Northeast Region.  She made a wonderful speech all in Japanese in the contest. Unfortunately she was not selected as top 3, but the story she shared was sad but sweet, it touched everyone’s heart.

Three students from our school were selected as Honorable Mention in the pamphlet cover design contest. They are Ganjina Gafarova, Haejin Yang, and Kayla Barthelemy.

Click here to view more photos from this event.

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From NYC Schools: Due to expected severe weather conditions, all New York City district schools will be CLOSED tomorrow, Wednesday, March 21, 2018.

P/SAT School Day has been rescheduled to Tuesday, April 24, 2018.  More information will follow.

At the crack of dawn, our 8th graders boarded a bus to spend this weekend visiting our nation’s capital.  One of their stops includes laying of a wreath in a ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington Cemetery.

Stay tuned for more photos from the Spy Museum, Pre-National Cherry Blossom Festival around the National Mall, presidential monuments, and museums galore.