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Eastchester World Language Teachers Participate in International Training Program
by Grace Noone - Wednesday, January 22, 2020, 11:51 AM
 

Eastchester High School World Language teachers Gessica Roviezzo and Laura Marcoccia bring a global perspective to their classes as they incorporate a multitude of disciplines into their lessons.

During one AP Italian class, Roviezzo’s students worked in groups and studied reproductions of paintings in their classroom. The students used their language skills to discuss the different techniques that the artists employed.   World Language teachers use art to improve language skills as part international program. 

“We want the students to look at a piece and create cross-cultural understandings. Our goal is for them to be able to analyze and use their language skills through the arts.  We are trying to move away from the classic grammatical memorization ...

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Eastchester High School Senior Named Among Top Science Research Students
by Eastchester District Website Administrator - Wednesday, January 22, 2020, 11:00 AM
 

Eastchester High School Senior Maho Toyomura spent 40 hours a week in a laboratory over the summer researching the role genetics play in alcoholism. Her perseverance paid off, and Regeneron named her one of the top scholars in the 79th Regeneron Science Talent Search. The program is the oldest and most prestigious science and math completion in the nation.

Toyomura is the first Eastchester student to be named a Regeneron Scholar in about a decade. She and Advanced Science Research Instructor Christian Gorycki received certificates recognizing the achievement.

"I am very honored to be a Regeneron Scholar," said Toyomura. "There is a lot of interest in gene editing now, and ...

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Hurricane Houses
by Eastchester District Website Administrator - Friday, January 17, 2020, 11:06 AM
 

Classroom of tech students in raincoatsThe rain poured, and the wind blew, pulling houses from their foundation. What naturally takes place during a hurricane, occurred during a hurricane simulation in one Eastchester Middle School classroom.

The sixth-grade STEM students completed their Hurricane House unit with Tom Boissonnault and John Blaser this week.  

Students showing off their hurricane proof houses"They find out about hurricanes, how they form and how they affect houses," said Blaser. "Then they apply what they have learned and build.  The most valuable part of the project is afterward when the students analyze their construction method, whether it worked and what they would do differently next time."

The students worked in groups and revised ...

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Matthew DeMarco Memorial History Bee
by Grace Noone - Thursday, January 16, 2020, 10:34 AM
 

Eastchester Middle School students demonstrated their expertise in history on January 10, at the 3rd Annual Matthew DeMarco Memorial History Bee. The Eastchester High School Academic Challenge team led the bee that involved an action-packed competition. Questions focused on historical figures and events, including Erwin Rommel, Henry the VIII, Tesla, Sandra Day O'Conner, William the Conqueror, Vladimir Lenin, Brexit and the Stanley Cup! This year's first-place winner was sixth-grader Maximillian Lin and the second-place winner was eighth-grader John Risi

After the formal bee, middle schoolers, high schoolers and Eastchester HS graduates who returned from college to honor Matthew's memory, participated in an exuberant "after bee" filled with much laughter! 

This year's first-place winner was ...

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