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Archive for December, 2016

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.

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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.

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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.

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