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Archive for February, 2014

Learn HTML, CSS, Javascript and how to start a tech company

Experience NYC’s tech scene through trips and guest speakers

Create an Android mobile app, business plan, and pitch presentation

Compete against other teams for a first place prize of $5,000!

Apply to the 8-week summer program at http://www.nycgenerationtech.com/apply

Open to NYC students currently in 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th grade

Priority Deadline: April 4th

Regular Deadline: May 2nd

Click here to download the 2014 NYC GenerationTech application

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In an effort to raise college and career awareness, Mrs. Katz and a few 11th grade students visited the White Coffee Corp. which is located in Long Island City.

Mrs. Katz and her 11th grade advisory getting an exclusive tour of White Coffee Corp

They were greeted by Jonathan White, Executive VP of White Coffee Corp and an esteemed member of our East-West School Foundation.

Our students were excited to be afforded an opportunity to have an up close and personal tour with a leader in the coffee industry.

Mr. White explains the vacuum sealed technology in their packaging.

Mr. White explains the vacuum sealed technology in their packaging.

Students learn how coffee beans are analyzed and screened before they get processed.

Students learn how coffee beans are analyzed and screened before they get processed.

They learned how White Coffee Corp imports coffee beans from countries outside the US while maintaining a high level of quality control and consistency, how they are able to manufacture and create their various signature blends, and the secret to their marketing strategies and how they continue to be innovative in a competitive industry.

Our students had the opportunity to sample various coffee blends through a practice known as cupping.

Our students getting a demonstration on the practice of coffee cupping.

Most notably; they concluded the day with a traditional coffee cupping which is a ceremony where they were able to learn how to identify quality, analyze consistency and sample various rich flavors of coffee.

Jamila, shown here breaking the crust of the coffee before she loudly slurps it so the coffee can spread to the back of her tongue.

Jamila, shown here “breaking the crust” while inhaling the aromatics that drift up.

Our students were able to make real world connections using their knowledge of geography, science, math, careers, literacy and college majors; all subjects touched upon during their time here at East-West! It was a short experience that leads our students to think about the deeper connection between their classes at East-West and embarking on a long term career.

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Jason Curley from the American Indian Community House shared personal experiences and academic expertise related to legal issues and sovereignty on Native land with Ms. Matthusen’s AP Literature class.  The class is reading The Round House and Mr. Curley served as a great resource for Native American history, political issues, and culture.

Mr. Jason Curley from the American Indian Community House shares his expertise with Ms. Matthusen's AP Literature Class

Mr. Jason Curley from the American Indian Community House shares his expertise  with Ms. Matthusen’s AP Literature Class .

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Can You 24?

On January 16, 2014, students competed and watched who will be crowned Master of Mathematics in the Second Annual Can You 24? Mathematics Competition.

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Students from all grades were present and ready to participate

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Students competed to win the most cards in order to move to the next round

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The cafeteria was packed with spectators and mathletes.

Thank you to all who supported the PTA by purchasing snacks and refreshments.

Thank you to all who supported the PTA by purchasing snacks and refreshments.

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Our four finalist competing for the title of Master of Mathematics

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And the winners are…Jimmy Matsumoto (12), Jerry Liu (7), Annabelle Lew (6), Jasmine Chen (8), and Claire Zhu (6)

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For the second year in the row…Jimmy Matsumoto is The Master of Mathematics.

Congratulations to all our students who participated and attended this event.  Thank you to all our staff and volunteers for their support.

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Alumni Day is a wonderful time for us to celebrate the accomplishments of our graduates as well as shed light to current seniors who are now deciding where to go to college and what to expect when they get there.

Mr. Sherman with Saphya Council Class of 2013

Mr. Sherman with Saphya Council Class of 2013

Our former students have the opportunity to come and share their college experience with the younger grades during morning Muster and with each other.  

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Vincent McBean, Class of 2011

Events like this help to enhance our college going culture by encouraging all of our students to attend college and gives our alumni the chance to draw strength from each other as they face challenging life lessons in school.  The Alumni Panel helped answer questions about freshman orientation, college expectations, the numerous college parties, and most importantly time management.

Our Alumni Panel sharing college experiences and life lessons learned

Our Alumni Panel sharing college experiences and life lessons learned

Overall, the day was a huge success as we had over 50 alumni from different grade levels attend the event.

Reconnecting with former classmates and sharing college experiences.

Reconnecting with former classmates and sharing college experiences.

Thank you to all our staff who were able to join in the festivities by wearing college jerseys and reconnecting with our graduates.

Londel Collier, Class of 2011

Londel Collier, Class of 2011

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