• How safe is your school community?  Do you have any safety issues you want to share with the NYPD 109th Precinct?

    Come and meet our neighborhood coordination officers (NCO) from the 109th Precinct.  They will be available to listen and share safety concerns and discuss potential solutions.

    Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2019

    Location: I.S. 237/East-West Library: 46-21 Colden Street, Flushing NY  11355

    Time: Doors open at 7:00 PM

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    Amazon Future Engineer Program to Fund Computer Science Courses in More Than 130 New York City High Schools

    High schools in underrepresented communities of all five boroughs to benefit from Amazon Future Engineer, including more than 30 in Queens, the company’s future headquarters location

    Students to have access to in-demand Introductory and AP Computer Science courses by this fall, helping them build skills for rewarding careers in technology and innovation

    Amazon Future Engineer is a nationwide childhood-to-career program aimed at making computer science education accessible to children in underserved communities

    SEATTLE--Jan. 29, 2019-- Amazon today announced that more than 130 high schools in New York City will start providing computer science courses, supported by Amazon Future Engineer, an initiative aimed at making computer science available to children in underrepresented and underserved communities. The more than 130 schools are located throughout all five New York City boroughs, including more than 30 in Queens, where the company plans to open one of its new headquarters.

    With Amazon Future Engineer’s funding, the selected New York City high schools will offer Intro to Computer Science and Advanced Placement (AP) Computer Science classes through the New York-based curriculum provider, Edhesive. Amazon’s funding provides preparatory lessons, tutorials, and professional development for teachers, fully sequenced and paced digital curriculum for students, and live online support every day of the week for both teachers and students. These full-year courses are designed to inspire students and develop their understanding of technology and coding so that someday they might be interested in pursuing a professional career in the fast-growing field of computer science. All students participating in this program will receive a free membership to AWS Educate which provides them with free access to computing power in the AWS Cloud for their coding projects and content to learn about cloud computing.

    “The Young Women's Leadership School of Queens is ecstatic to collaborate with Amazon on this great opportunity,” said George Diaz, Assistant Principal at The Young Women’s Leadership School of Queens. “Our young women will expand on their computer science knowledge and the skills that are so important and valuable in today’s economy. Amazon is helping fill a major gap in our curriculum that will help young people acquire the skills to build rewarding careers, while boosting prospects for our local community overall.”  

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that by 2020 there will be 1.4 million computer-science-related jobs available and only 400,000 computer science graduates with the skills to apply for those jobs. Computer science is the fastest growing profession within the Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) field, but only 8% of STEM graduates earn a computer science degree, with a tiny minority from underprivileged backgrounds. And, students from underprivileged backgrounds are 8 to 10 times more likely to pursue college degrees in computer science if they have taken AP computer science in high school.

    “We want to help make sure more children across New York City gain the coding skills necessary to have successful careers in many fields,” said Jeff Wilke, CEO Worldwide Consumer, Amazon. “We are excited that Amazon Future Engineer will immediately impact more than 130 schools and thousands of students who do not currently have access to computer science education. We will continue to invest in bringing these classes to more schools in New York City and across the U.S.”

    Amazon Future Engineer is a comprehensive childhood-to-career program intended to inspire, educate, and train children and young adults from underserved and low income communities across the country to pursue careers in the fast-growing field of computer science. Amazon Future Engineer aims to inspire more than 10 million kids each year to explore computer science, help over 100,000 young people in 2,000 high schools in lower income communities take Introductory or Advanced Placement (AP) courses in computer science, and provide 100 students from underrepresented communities with four-year $10,000 scholarships as well as guaranteed internships to gain work experience.

    The list of New York City high schools is on the Amazon Day One blog and below:  

    Abraham Lincoln High School

    Academy for Careers In Television And Film

    Academy for Conservation And The Environment

    Academy for Software Engineering

    Academy for Young Writers

    Academy of Finance and Enterprise

    Academy of Urban Planning

    Al-Ihsan Academy

    Antonia Pantoja Preparatory Academy

    Archbishop Molloy High School

    Baruch College Campus High School

    Beacon High School

    Bedford Academy High School

    Beth Rivka High School

    Bronx Academy for Software Engineering (Base)

    Bronx Community High School

    Bronx High School for Writing and Communication Arts

    Bronx High School of Science

    Bronx International High School

    Brooklyn High School for Law And Technology

    Brooklyn High School of the Arts

    Brooklyn Lab School

    Brooklyn Laboratory Charter School

    Brooklyn Prospect Charter School

    Bushwick School for Social Justice

    Calhoun School

    City College Academy of the Arts

    Clara Barton High School

    College of Staten Island High School for International Studies

    Collegiate Institute for Math and Science

    Columbia Secondary School

    Curtis High School

    Cypress Hills Collegiate Preparatory School

    Dominican Academy

    Dr. Richard Izquierdo Health and Science Charter School

    Eagle Academy for Young Men of Harlem

    East Harlem Scholars Academy Charter School

    East Williamsburg Scholars Academy

    East-West School of International Studies

    Edward R. Murrow High School

    El Puente Academy for Peace And Justice

    Energy Tech High School

    Epic High School North

    Evangel Christian School

    Excelsior Preparatory High School

    Francis Lewis High School

    Frank Sinatra School of the Arts High School

    George Westinghouse High School

    Gotham Collaborative High School

    Grover Cleveland High School

    High School for Law & Public Service

    High School for Leadership & Public Service

    High School for Public Service: Heroes of Tomorrow

    High School of Arts and Technology

    High School of Enterprise Business & Technology

    Independence High School

    Information Technology High School

    International High School at Prospect Heights

    International School for Liberal Arts

    Inwood Early College for Health and Information Technologies

    Jacqueline Kennedy-Onassis High School

    James Madison High School

    John Bowne High School

    Kappa International High School

    Kingsbridge International High School

    Manhattan Center for Science & Mathematics

    Manhattan High School for Girls

    Martin Van Buren High School

    Math Engineering and Science Academy Charter High School

    Monsignor McClancy Memorial High School

    Monsignor Scanlan High School

    Morris Academy for Collaborative Studies

    Mount St. Michael Academy

    New Dorp High School

    New Heights Academy Charter School

    New Utrecht High School

    New Visions Charter High School For Humanities II

    New Visions Charter High School-Advanced Math/Science II

    New Visions Charter High School-Advanced Math/Science III

    New Visions Charter High School-Advanced Math/Science IV

    Newtown High School

    Northside Charter High School

    NYC Charter High School - Architecture, Engineering and Construction Industries

    NYC Museum School

    Pan American International High School at Monroe

    Preston High School

    Queens High School for Information Research and Technology

    Queens High School for the Sciences at York College

    Queens Metropolitan High School

    Queens School of Inquiry

    Ralph R. McKee Career and Technical Education High School

    Richard R. Green High School of Teaching

    Richmond Hill High School

    Robert F. Kennedy Community High School

    Robert F. Wagner Secondary School for Arts and Technology

    Saint Catharine Academy

    Science Skills Center High School

    St. Agnes Academic School

    St. Barnabas High School

    St. Demetrios School

    St. Johns Preparatory School

    St. Joseph High School

    St. Joseph Hill Academy High School

    St. Raymond High School for Boys

    Summit Academy Charter School

    Sunset Park High School

    Susan E. Wagner High School

    Teachers Preparatory High School

    The Brooklyn Academy of Global Finance

    The Cathedral School

    The Clinton School

    The Laboratory School of Finance and Technology

    The Mary Louis Academy

    The Renaissance Charter School

    The Scholars' Academy

    The School for Human Rights

    The Urban Assembly Bronx Academy of Letters

    The Young Women's Leadership School of Astoria

    The Young Women's Leadership School of Queens

    Theatre Arts Production Company School

    Thomas A. Edison Career and Technical Education High School

    Townsend Harris High School

    University Neighborhood High School

    Urban Assembly Institute of Math and Science for Young Women

    Urban Assembly School for Applied Math and Science

    Veritas Academy

    William Cullen Bryant High School

    World Journalism Preparatory: A College Board School

    Xaverian High School


    YABC at Stevenson

    Yeshivah of Flatbush Joel Braverman High School

    Amazon Future Engineer is still accepting applications from schools for the high school piece of the program, in addition to the K-8, scholarship, and internship stages. Those interested in applying can do so at

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  • Nishio High School Delegation

    We welcome students and chaperones, including the principal, from Nishio High School in Japan.  Our staff and students will be hosting homestays for our guests while they are visiting East-West and New York City.  Nishio students and chaperones will spend the day visiting classes at East-West on Tuesday, December 11 and Friday, December 14.  There will be a special assembly periods 4 and 5 on Friday to celebrate the Nishio and East-West high school partnership.

    Every other year, both schools welcome and pair up homestays for our students and staff.  This exchange program began with our participation in the "Kakehashi Project - the Bridge for Tomorrow" as part of the Youth Exchange Program with North America and promoted by the MInistry of Foreign Affairs of Japan and the Japan Foundation.

    As with the Kakehashi Project, our exchange program aims to promote deeper mutual understanding among the people of Japan and the United States, enable future leaders of Japan-US exchanges to form networks, and help young people develop wider perspectives to encourage active roles at the global level in the future.

    Special thank you to our East-West family who have graciously opened their homes to host our sister school while they're visiting.  All this would not have been possible if it wasn't for our Japanese teacher, Ms. Wilson, for her tireless effort in coordinating and planning along with Mr. Silaco, all the logistics including school activities, host families, and ongoing communication with all parties involved!  Thank you for all you do!

  • Through rain, sleet, and snow, over 100 parents, students, and teachers packed the cafeteria last night for our November PTA General Membership Meeting, Title 1 Annual Parent Meeting, Principal's Attendance and Awards Night.

    Principal Cromer provided a light dinner and refreshment for everyone.  Our neighborhood Apple Savings Bank spoke briefly about the many financial services currently being offered.

    The PTA is hosting another NYS approved DMV defensive driving class at East-West on Monday, December 10 at 4:30 PM.  The cost is $55.  For more information, or to register, contact PTA President Sharlene Tillett at 917.586.3250.

    The next PTA General Meeting will be on Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 6:30 PM.

  • Our PTA is hosting another NYS approved DMV defensive driving class at East-West.

    Date: Monday December 10, 2018

    Time: 4:30 PM

    Location: Room 418

    Cost: $55 (all students are guaranteed a 10% discount for three years on their auto insurance)

    To register, please contact our PTA President, Mrs. Sharlene Tillett at 917.586.3250

    The PTA will be accepting cash, checks, money orders or credit cards.