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Wigwams and Longhouses Challenge
by Grace Noone - Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 2:51 PM
 

Students in Toni Gamils class work in groups to build longhouses and wigwams.

Greenvale students took on the roles of architects and engineers when they designed and built longhouses and wigwams. Fourth graders in Toni Gamils class worked in groups this month to complete the project.

Students first learned how Native Americans constructed their dwellings with sticks, trees and other natural resources before they drew their designs and started building. The class used cardboard, craft sticks, felt and other modern-day materials. 

The project employed STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) techniques throughout the lesson.

After the students built their houses, they evaluated the structures and determined what improvements they could implement.Longhouse made of clay, cardboard and sticks.

 


 
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Eastchester High School Grant
by Grace Noone - Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 10:52 AM
 
Amar Jamal, the District Manager for CPD Energy, presented Eastchester High School Principal Dr. Jeffrey Capuano with a $500 check as part of Exxon Mobil's Educational Alliance School Grant program.Amar Jamal, the District Manager for CPD Energy, presented Eastchester High School Principal Dr. Jeffrey Capuano with a $500 check as part of Exxon Mobil's Educational Alliance School Grant program.


Twenty-five schools in Westchester County received the award for math and science initiatives this month. "We want to promote math and science,” said Jamal. “If we can provide new books or other items that are needed, that is a great opportunity." 

Jamal oversees three Exxon Mobil stations in the area. This is the second year that Eastchester has received this donation.

 
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Senior Citizen Valentine's Day Luncheon
by Eastchester District Website Administrator - Friday, February 21, 2020, 9:54 AM
 

On Feb. 12, fifth grade orchestra students from Anne Hutchinson and Greenvale performed at the Lake Isle Senior Nutrition Center and you couldn’t miss the toe-tapping and smiles.

Read the full story here | View the image gallery here

 
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Eastchester High School Art Students Honored
by Grace Noone - Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 3:38 PM
 
Congratulations to Eastchester High School senior Shannon Pepper, who received a Gold Key Portfolio Award for her work entitled, You Are What You Eat. This is the highest regional distinction a student can receive from the Scholastic Arts Awards competition. Sakura Abedel-Rahman received a Silver Key Portfolio award for her submission, Plantasia and Christina Faustina also received a Silver Key Portfolio Award for The Fluidity of History. A Silver Key Design Award was presented to Nicole Ross award for her work, A Marine’s Bedroom. 


To be considered for this award, students must present eight artworks with a common conceptual thread. “We are so pleased that the Scholastic Treston Espada, Sakura Abdel Rahman, Christiana Faustini, Elias Dube, Nicole Ross, Shannon Pepper received Scholastic Art Awards. organization ...

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