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Wishing safe travels to our fellow teachers, Mrs. Chang, Mrs. Rengifo, and Ms. Seide, who have spent months planning, organizing, and meeting with parents to ensure that our students: Corey Cheung, Mina Cheung, Destyn Hall, Karen Lin, Rita Lin, Dorothy Lu, and Heidi Tuyen experience all the wonders China and relations with our Sister School, Hangzhou No.14 Secondary School has to offer.

Getting ready to experience 15+ hours on an airplane.

Good Evening East-West,

We arrived in Hangzhou early this morning and had a very busy day! After enjoying an energy packed buffet breakfast, we were on our way to our sister school. There we had a meeting with the principal and some student ambassadors, a campus tour, and the opportunity to sit in on some AP classes.

Starting the day with a buffet breakfast with students from our sister school.

A large digital billboard welcomed us to Hangzhou No. 14 Secondary School.

Conference meeting with the principal and student ambassadors.

Our students exchanging contact information with each other.

Comparing one AP class from the next.

Great day for a tour of the campus.

Stay tuned to learn more about their experiences and view more photos from China…

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Our school is sending a delegation of teachers and students to Japan for the fifth time. Mr. Bantz, Ms. Minckler, Ms. Binaso, and the nine student participants will all experience a homestay experience. During the day, the group will participate in school visits and cultural activities such as a traditional dance lesson. One of our students, Cheyann, will actually live in a Buddhist temple for 9 days. Her host father is the priest who runs the temple. Please look out for daily reports and pictures about our travels.

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The Eligibility Criteria for the 2015-2016

East-West School  of International Studies

Chapter of the National Honor Society

has been posted and candidate information form

is available online here.

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Flushing Night Out

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East-West is excited to announce the beginning of our STARTALK program, a wonderful opportunity for students to immerse themselves in Korean Language and Culture. STARTALK is a FREE 5 week summer enrichment program for High School and Middle School students designed to give them a chance to learn about Korea through cooking classes, formal language instruction, Taekwondo classes and much more.

For more information or to register for classes please contact STARTALK@ewsis.org.

STARTALK School Flyer


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A once in a lifetime opportunity!

 Great honor!

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: lpechersky@ewsis.org

Stay tuned for updates and photos.

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For anyone who would like more information about the China Trip next year, Ms. Chang will be conducting an information session in Room 405 C on the following dates:

Friday, November 7th from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM


Monday, November 10th from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM.

Please contact Ms. Chang at mchang@ewsis.org if you are interested in attending one of the information sessions.

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