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  • Our Jr. NAACP members highlighted the many Black Americans Musicians who have contributed to soothing our soul.

    East-West multi-talented Staff Band performed to a packed crowd at Muster.  

    Thank you Mr. Bowen, Mr. Grant-Knight, Mr. Prager, Mr. Silaco, and Mr. Yep for starting our morning concert-style. Click here to view the video.

    More talent can be seen at East-West's Talent Show on Thursday, March 9 at 6pm.

  • In recognition of Black History Month, the Jr. NAACP Club presented a muster performance today from a special guest who is a Spoken Word artist. 

    Clifton Johnson is a Hip Hop/Spoken Word artist from Harlem, New York.  He is a proud graduate of the Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelors degree in Business Management. Clifton began writing poetry at an early age after he was introduced to the work of Langston Hughes. As an undergraduate student, Clifton utilized his experience as a campus leader and networks with friends and mentors to perform in front of thousands of students, educators, and community members at diverse colleges and universities in the state of Pennsylvania. After graduation, Clifton returned to Harlem with a newfound love for the performing arts. He teamed up with a group of young artists to perform with the "I Am Peace" movement in Harlem. The group was dedicated to spending their summer attending community events geared toward empowering youth and maintaining positive community relations in Harlem.   Clifton was blessed to receive the attention of the popular athletic brand Reebok, who later made Clifton one of the faces of their Reebok Classic international campaign titled "Meet the Tribe." Through music and his unique "Golden Era" artistic style, Clifton has been able to perform with many recording artists such as Jasmine Sullivan, Bobby Valentino, and Common. "I believe that we are only able to grow in community, never in isolation,” says Clifton. “This is why I love keeping positive artists and educators around me. Iron sharpens iron; a positive circle of friends is the key factor in maintaining a positive lifestyle."

    Clifton Johnson's poem resonated with many of our students and inspired them to take action and be the change they want to see in the world.

    The Junior NAACP's mission is to encourage students to celebrate diversity and self-awareness through participation in open discussion, civic engagement, and community activism focused on social justice.

    Click here to view today's muster performance.

    Click here to view more photos from this album.

  • In honor of Black History Month, NAACP Northeast Queens Branch President and East-West School Community Advisory Board Member, Kenneth Cohen, sponsored and organized an assembly presentation for our middle school students.

    Our Jr. NAACP members introduced our guest performers.

    The hour long performance acknowledged the manycontributions from Black Americans who have helped shaped America.

    Our students also had the opportunity to perform on stage when Michael Jackson's Thriller was played.

    The Junior NAACP's mission is to encourage students to celebrate diversity and self-awareness through participation in open discussion, civic engagement, and community activism focused on social justice.

    Click here to view more photos and videos from this album

  • While many of us stayed indoors during the first snow storm of the year, a few of our high school students spent the day shoveling snow for seniors in our neighborhood.  Darren Huang, Jia He, Sen Xu, Andy Gao, and Corey Cheung (not pictured) helped clear walkways, steps and common driveways for senior citizens. The list of homes that need their assistance increases each year.  Thankfully our group of students who volunteer their time in this endeavor continues to grow.  Go East-West!

  • This Thursday, Feb. 2, from 5:00 PM to 7:10 PM.

    In honor of the diversity at East-West, the Chinese Culture Club, the foreign language department, and the PTA will be celebrating the Lunar New Year with our Second Annual Night Market.

    Last year, the Chinese Culture Club began this new East-West tradition by celebrating with the rest of New York City as the city recognized this holiday as a public school holiday for the first time. This year, we’re bringing it back and better than before!  This evening gala includes an international dinner, surprise market performances, and more than a dozen exciting game booths, a simulation new year count-down and much more!

    Join us!

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