• Dragon Boat racing

    We are looking for students to join a new East-West Dragon Boat team!

    Dragon boat racing is a water sport that originated in China. Learn more about its history here.

    - Any students who are 15 by January 2011 are eligible.

    - Practice will start at the beginning of June.

    - On-site boat practice will occur once a week, Saturday or Sunday, for about an hour.

    Students will train to compete in the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival this August at Flushing Meadows Park.

    If you are interested, contact Mr. Shibata at .

  • Update: Visit the New Visions Flickr album for photos of the award ceremony.

    East-West had 6 winners for the G2G New Visions Scholarship Contest in all 4 categories, Essay, Art, Song, and Video. We had the most winners from one school.

    Kwaku Oware-Addai and Bethany Si Yue Mong both won $1000 (1st place), Max Poumie and Dimitrios Galo Almeida won $500 (2nd place), and Tiffany Thomas and Londel Collier won $250 (3rd place).

    Congratulations to the winners!

    Winners of the contest were announced on Tuesday, March 8th, at the G2G Talent Show Extravaganza at Madison Square Park. Films were shown on a large screen. Winning songs and dance acts were performed live. Winning essays were read live before the audience, and winning artists described why their work represents the meaning of G2G.

    View the winning contest entries from East-West:

  • Update 3/7/2011: Now with photographs from Mr. Shibata.

    Ms. Binaso and her 10th grade English class organized East-West's first annual poetry slam last Friday.

    The room was filled with students and staff members. Students performed pieces that they had carefully revised and rehearsed over weeks. Ms. Hartong, the Drama teacher, also read one of her own pieces. A panel of student judges rated the performances. The time, effort, and passion that had gone into creating this event was evident. Thank you to Ms. Binaso and her 10th graders for their hard work!

    Click here to view a slideshow of Mr. Shibata's fantastic photographs from the event.

    From Poetry Slam
    From Poetry Slam
    From Poetry Slam
  • Ms. Kramer writes:

    Here are the pictures from my 801 Advisory's trip Applebees in Manhattan yesterday. The day began with a trip on the yellow school bus and traffic on the LIE. We passed the skaters in Rockefeller Center and Radio City Music Hall. We finally made it and the students' faces lit up when they heard the music and saw the bright Applebees sign. Keith, the store manager made us comfortable on the 2nd floor of the restaurant.

    We took a walking tour of the Serving Line Kitchen as well as the Behind-The-Scenes Preparation Kitchen. We met kitchen and wait staff, eager to speak to the students about their jobs and responsibilities. Following a Q&A, the students were treated to yummy lunch, drinks and ice cream sundaes. Ms. Wu (Andrew's mom) and Mr. Fair (Fayola's dad) joined us for this lovely experience.