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Snow Day on Pi Day

Due to expected severe weather conditions, all New York City public schools will be CLOSED tomorrow, Tuesday, March 14, 2017.

For more information on Pi Day, click here.

Click here to read about how members of our National Honor Society students assist seniors in the neighborhood when it snows.

Shoveling From The Heart

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While many of us stayed indoors during the first snow storm of the year, a few of our high school students spent the day shoveling snow for seniors in our neighborhood.  Darren Huang, Jia He, Sen Xu, Andy Gao, and Corey Cheung (not pictured) helped clear walkways, steps and common driveways for senior citizens. The list of homes that need their assistance increases each year.  Thankfully our group of students who volunteer their time in this endeavor continues to grow.  Go East-West!

Snow Day Thursday

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Due to expected severe weather conditions, all New York City public schools will be CLOSED tomorrow, Thursday, February 9, 2017.

Consider volunteering some time while earning community service by shoveling a neighbor’s walkway.

Click here to read about what some of our Honor Society students do when it snows.

 

Kicking off Assemblywoman Nily Rozic’s third term in the Assembly representing the 25th District, our Student Body President Corey Cheung initiated a swearing in ceremony.

Student Body President, Corey Cheung, symbolically installs Assemblywoman Rozic to her third term in office.

Student Body President, Corey Cheung, symbolically installs AM Rozic to her third term in office.

Assemblywoman Rozic encourages our students to continue to be active members of the community.

Assemblywoman Rozic encourages our students to continue to be active members of the community.

Our Editor-In-Chief of the school newspaper, The Eclipse, Shahram Rahman, interviewed the Assemblywoman.

Our Editor-In-Chief of the school newspaper, The Eclipse, Shahram Rahman, interviewed the Assemblywoman.

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Members of Student Government with AM Nily  Rozic.

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Winter Festival 2016

Thank you to everyone in our school community who helped make yesterday's annual Winter Festival such a success.  Artwork by our students decorated the lobby, PTA volunteers served a packed house with a variety of refreshments and nourishment to keep the hunger pains away, and our Art Department organized an unforgettable evening of performances to celebrate the holiday season.  

Thank you to everyone in our school community who helped make yesterday’s annual Winter Festival such a success.  Artwork by our students decorated the lobby, PTA volunteers served a packed house with a variety of refreshments and nourishment to keep the hunger pains away, and our Art Department organized an unforgettable evening of performances to celebrate the holiday season.

Click here to view more photos from this event,

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We are thrilled to be selected as a permanent home to a Sing For Hope Piano, one of 50 pianos promised to NYC public schools.

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Students learned about Sing For Hope and the impact the organization has created throughout New York City.

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We had an official ribbon cutting ceremony before filling the room with music.

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Lester, a member of the SFH Piano Team, soothe our audience with his musical talents.

Many thanks to Ms. Minckler, Chair of the Arts Department and Music Teacher, for successfully applying to Sing For Hope.

Many thanks to Ms. Minckler, Chair of the Arts Department and Music Teacher, for successfully applying to Sing For Hope.

Click here for more photos from this event.

Braving the cold for a final photo before returning to Japan.

Braving the cold for a final photo before returning to Japan.

It was an exciting week at East-West with the visit of ten students and three staff members from our sister school in Japan.  Our school community welcomed them with open arms and were eager to share and exchange cultural experiences and best practices in education.   As in years past, our families have hosted each delegation and helped make them feel at home.  The goal of developing a deeper understanding of each other’s differences and similarities while giving them a wider perspective of tolerance and acceptance was achieved.  We will continue to build our relationship with Nishio High School and look forward to visiting them in the Summer of 2018.

Some photos during their visit.

Ms. Marinos and student government organized a special assembly to welcome Nishio High School.

Ms. Marinos and student government organized a special assembly to welcome Nishio High School.

Each member of the delegation received a Team East-West bag filled with snacks and essentials to welcome them after their long flight.

Each member of the delegation received a Team East-West bag filled with snacks and essentials to welcome them after their long flight.

Our high school students were treated to a special presentation about Japan and Nishio High School.

Our high school students were treated to a special presentation about Japan and Nishio High School.

Sharing knowledge and methodology across cultures and education systems. From l to r: AP Mr. Bantz, AP Mr. Miura, Principal Sherman, Ms. Hatano, Ms. Suzuki, Ms. Binaso and Ms. Wilson.

Sharing knowledge and methodology across cultures and education systems. From l to r: AP Mr. Bantz, AP Mr. Miura, Principal Sherman, Ms. Hatano, Ms. Suzuki, Ms. Binaso and Ms. Wilson.

Click here to view more photos of the Nishio High School visit.