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At the crack of dawn, our 8th graders boarded a bus to spend this weekend visiting our nation’s capital.  One of their stops includes laying of a wreath in a ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington Cemetery.

Stay tuned for more photos from the Spy Museum, Pre-National Cherry Blossom Festival around the National Mall, presidential monuments, and museums galore.

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Our 8th grade students making strides towards freedom at the Martin Luther King, Jr Memorial.

During their two day tour of Washington DC, they had the opportunity to visit numerous memorials including the Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Veteran’s and Korean Memorial along with watching one of United States military’s most sacred rituals, The Changing of the Guard, at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery.

Leave it to Mr. Oppenheim, Mrs. Gorry, Ms. Brainsky and Mr. Agosto for organizing and chaperoning this trip which was both adventurous and academically stimulating.

For a glimpse of this trip, click here to view a video slideshow courtesy of Mr. Oppenheim.

 

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2015 Middle School Test Dates

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Let the battles begin!

Let the battles begin!

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.

This is going to be a tough battle.

This looks like it is going to be a tough battle.

Where are the musical chairs?

Where are the musical chairs?

Balloon Stomping Battle.

Balloon Stomping Battle.

Raising funds for Model UN and Glee Club

Raising funds for Model UN and Glee Club

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!

East-West Staff Scores!

East-West Staff Scores!

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Hodori SONYC Afterschool Program

 

Hodori SONYC Afterschool is a free afterschool program hosted by EWSIS.

The program operates for 3 hours every school day (2:15 pm – 5:15 pm) and includes homework assistance, educational activities, extracurricular lessons, and leadership development. Enrolled participants will have a weekly extracurricular activity of choice, with options being Taekwondo, Fencing, Drama, Art & Craft, Dance, and Korean Drumming (subject to change). Also included is three free all-day field trips through the year.

If interested, please call (917-635-2333), e-mail (saenam@kafsc.org) or pick up an application packet at EWSIS Room 405H.

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Special assembly program from Breaking the Cycle

Special assembly program from Breaking the Cycle

On Wednesday, March 26th our students had a special assembly program from Breaking the Cycle, a not-for-profit charitable organization, originally formed in the wake of the 1999 Columbine High School massacre, which focuses on the message of non-violence and forgiveness to deal with issues that presses our students to react.

From left to right: Charles Williams, Hashim Garrett, Christoph Arnold, assistant to Christoph Arnold, and Ian Winter

From left to right: Charles Williams, Hashim Garrett, Christoph Arnold, assistant to Christoph Arnold, and Ian Winter

The speakers included program director Ian Winter, lifelong peacemaker J. Christoph Arnold, motivational speaker Hashim Garrett, and former Cornwall-on-the-Hudson Police Chief Charles Williams.

Christoph Arnold shared his experience of being an active member of the civil rights movement and developing a friendship with Martin Luther King Jr.

Christoph Arnold shared his experience of being an active member of the Civil Rights Movement and developing a friendship with Martin Luther King Jr.

Breaking the Cycle’s approach is simple: The speakers tell personal stories of life experiences that demonstrate how, through choosing to forgive, conflicts can be resolved.  The message is positive – a direct appeal stressing self-respect and the unique value of each individual.

Hashim Garrett spoke of his experience with gang related involvement as a teenager in Brooklyn, NY that resulted in him being shot six times by another teenager with a submachine gun.

Hashim Garrett spoke of his past experience with gang related involvement as a teenager in Brooklyn, NY that resulted in him being shot six times by another teenager with a submachine gun.

The main goals were to:

  • Counteract youth violence
  • Address bullying, peer pressure and racism
  • Promote self-respect and respect for others
  • Build links between educators, parents, students and law enforcement.
Charles Williams spoke emotionally about growing up in a family where his mother was a severe alcoholic who neglected his needs till she was dying.

Charles Williams spoke emotionally about growing up in a family where his mother was a severe alcoholic who neglected his needs till she was dying.

As part of the program, students were given copies of Why Forgive – which features fifty-one incredible stories about overcoming fear and prejudice, nurturing forgiveness, and related themes along with She Said Yes: The Unlikely Martyrdom of Cassie Bernall-who was one of the Columbine High School shooting victim, written the night before she was killed by two of her schoolmates.

For more information on the program, please visit www.breakingthecycle.com

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