In celebration of Women’s History Month, our school congratulates Ms. Patterson who was recently honored by The Association of Black Educators of New York (ABENY) for being an outstanding teacher.
Nominated by Ms. Park, our high school guidance counselor for going the extra mile for all her students, Ms. Patterson received an exceptional award honoring African-American Women of Achievement.
Ms. Patterson is a third year teacher at East-West and has been an advisor to our Junior NAACP Club and Girl Club.
Students in Korean Level One and our 7th grade students had the opportunity to learn a traditional Korean dance called Bong San Tal Chum.
Ms. Karen and Ms. Luz, instructors from the Korea Society of New York, led the workshop with the help of our teachers.
A once in a lifetime opportunity!
Building strong bridges between New York City communities!
In recognition of our International Studies and as a gesture of friendship and collaboration among our diverse communities, the East-West School of International Studies is awarded 15 spots in the Grand Finale of the Gala Concert celebrating the 100th anniversary of the oldest continuously running theater in New York – The Folksbiene Yiddish Theater.
Since early January, Ms. Pechersky, an author and renowned specialist in Yiddish musical folklore, and Ms. Minckler, EWSIS music teacher, have been training our students in everything they need to meet the highest standards for the performance.
A very talented group of EWSIS students have been working hard to prepare for this historic event! They will perform at Carnegie Hall among 250 children from many public, private, and performing schools. Zalmen Mlotek, Folksbiene Artistic Director and Broadway producer, conductor, and pianist, will visit our school and give a Master Class to our singers on Wednesday, March 18. They will perform with Itzhak Perlman, a virtuoso violinist, and other famous artists, on Tuesday, March 31.
Our East-West singers are very dedicated! Students in grades 6-12 volunteered to rehearse weekly, to practice at home, and to attend a dress rehearsal on Sunday, March 29, in the city.
Ms. Pechersky is delighted she was able to arrange this collaboration with Carnegie Hall and the Folksbiene Theatre. A special thanks to Ms. Minckler for her enthusiasm and flexibility, to Mr. Sherman, Mr. Kleiman, and Mr. Chang for supporting this project, and to the parents, whose continuous support brings EWSIS students to such exciting achievements!
For more information, please contact Ms. Pechersky at: email@example.com
Stay tuned for updates and photos.
On Wednesday, March 4th, our Student Government hosted another fun filled event, Clash of the Classes. Selected students from each grade competed with chosen staff members in an all out battle of activities ranging from basketball knock-out, musical chairs, balloon stomping, lip-syncing and “everything you got” tug-of-war.
Model UN and the Glee Club was on hand to provide much needed recovery food. It was a tough, drawn out battle filled with smack talking and bruised egos, but in the end, our East-West staff was victorious!