Archive for February, 2018

The 12th grade Government and Economics class went to the Museum of the City of New York (MCNY.org) on Thursday, February 8 to study Activism.


The students are working on proposals for a 10-15 page senior thesis term paper and Mr. Oppenheim wanted to inspire them to consider many forms of historical and current activism as a lens toward crafting meaningful argumentative papers advocating political, social, or economic changes in the world today.


While there they also visited galleries celebrating the history of New York City and a vision of the future of this great city.  These exhibits explored hopes, dreams and considerations such as hosing types, parks, costs, and environmental impact of development.20180208_103420

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Kicking Off Lunar New


On Thursday, February 15, our school community was treated to a grand performance to celebrate the upcoming Lunar New Year on Friday, February 16.

The East-West Foreign Language Department organized a live Chinese Lion Dance,

a Japanese Samurai Sword Fight,

and a Traditional Korean Drumming session during morning Muster.

The morning performance continued onto the floors of East-West and ended with refreshments for all.

Many thanks to the following organization:

Korean Performance Art Center: Songhee Lee, Jeongsu Park, Hyesun Jeong, Meehee Kim

TATA Hatoryu NY: Kyo Kasumi, Maho Honda, Mari Miyamoto, Mikako Haresign, Akiko Fujiwara, Sheiri Yamafuji

Wan Chi Ming Dragon and Lion Dance Team

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Officers from the 109 Precinct visited our school today to provide resource information and promote respectful, nonviolent teen dating relationships to our students.

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Let’s Cheer!

Introducing our new School Spirit Ambassadors, EWSIS Wolfpack Cheer Club.

And their coach is none other than our esteemed staff member, Abi Corbin!

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Our 7th grade students participated in the annual East-West Revolutionary War Tea Party.  Students are assigned a Colonial or British personality involved in the late 1700s era American Colonial Revolution time period.  They research, report, and understand parts of the character’s role in history.  Students dress up in period attire and rotate between classrooms and hallway during an in-school “blast from the past field trip”.

This year the students took on the role of a Delegate to the Constitutional Convention in Social Studies.  They read the novel “Chains” in ELA, they created a tri-corner hat or bonnet in Art and learned the Virginia Reel in a special Dance class.

virginia reel

In addition, Mr. Oppenheim had a game room set up with a wide variety of games from the 18th Century, like bowling, Nine Men’s Morris, games of skills, etc.

ELA had a room where students read original poetry and sang songs such as “Yankee Doodle Dandy”. Everyone brought in food and snacks from recipes that were from that time period and invited their parents to join us if possible.

Thank you to our parents who volunteered their time, or donated food and refreshment.  Food, Dance, Games, Songs and of course a nice cup of tea. It was really a huge success.

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