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Coffee and Conversation
by Eastchester District Website Administrator - Friday, November 8, 2019, 9:55 AM
 

Eastchester School Superintendent, Dr. Robert Glass met with community members on Oct. 22, for the first Coffee & Conversation.

Dr. Glass wanted to develop a venue for parents and community members to discuss pertinent topics and ask questions in an informal setting. The first Coffee & Conversation took place at the Barnes & Noble on White Plains Road.

Many topics were discussed, including safety, social and emotional wellness and opportunities for all students to reach their full potential.

Dr. Glass told the participants, "I want the Eastchester community to be aware of what is happening in the District and feel comfortable speaking to me about matters that affect our residents and ...

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Italian Heritage and Culture Month
by Eastchester District Website Administrator - Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 3:15 PM
 

Presenting Award for Italian Heritage and CultureThe Eastchester High School Italian Club celebrated Italian Heritage and Culture and awarded students from Eastchester and the surrounding areas with certificates and scholarships for their commitment to learning the Italian language and culture.

On Oct. 21, students and their families attended the ceremony held in the EHS auditorium where members of the Italian American Club sang the Italian National Anthem and the Star Spangled Banner to commence the evening.

Award recipientsThis year’s ceremony recognized Matera. The region is located in the Eastern section of Italy and features prehistoric cave dwellings that most recently have been transformed into hotels and restaurants as part of a resurgence of...

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Greenvale Poets
by Eastchester District Website Administrator - Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 9:59 AM
 

Poet working with student“Blue feels like smooth flowers.” “White, like my ice cream melting as it dances in my creamy white bowl.”

Fourth-graders at Greenvale explored words and sounds this week as they learned the art and skill to writing poetry.

Author Ted Scheu conducted assemblies with the second and fourth-graders and then led workshops in the older students’ classrooms.

Class working on projectScheu explained the power of poetry. “It builds stronger writers. The words are sparse. It is all about picking your words carefully and writing about something that holds meaning.”

He said younger students often enjoy writing poetry because the rules are flexible, and the writing requires creativity.

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Dig Pink
by Eastchester District Website Administrator - Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 9:41 AM
 

JV Girls Basketball teamThe Girls' Varsity Volleyball team raised over $2000 to support the SideOut Foundation, an organization that provides clinical trials for patients with Stage Four Breast Cancer.

Putting on pink hairTeam members held a bake sale, 50/50 raffle, collected donations through the SideOut website and teamed up with Head Rush Salon in Eastchester.

Representatives from Head Rush Salon attended the October 4 Dig Pink game and provided pink hair braiding, extensions, chalking and glitter and donated $900 to the charity!

"It was so wonderful to see the community's support at our event and to team up with Head Rush Salon for such an important cause," said junior Sophia Lotto. "We thank everyone who came ...

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Internet Safety - Words Matter
by Eastchester District Website Administrator - Saturday, October 12, 2019, 10:36 AM
 

Class"You have the power to help people or to hurt people."

Retired NYC Police Detective Thomas Grimes challenged eighth-graders at Eastchester Middle School to make a choice and decide whether they would utilize the internet in a positive or negative way.  

PrincipalDet. Grimes spoke candidly about internet safety, predators and cyberbullying during an assembly on Oct. 10. The former NYPD detective formed NY Finest Speakers, a company that seeks to protect and educate young people and their parents about online safety and drug awareness.

He explained to the EMS students that the words privacy, respect, compassion, decency and civility should regulate all online activities.

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Pumpkin Picking
by Eastchester District Website Administrator - Saturday, October 12, 2019, 10:20 AM
 

Student with pumpkinAs Nora Flynn's students walked through Nature's Cradle on Mill Road, they enjoyed the fresh fall air and the excitement of picking just the right pumpkin.

The trip outside the classroom in early October reinforced valuable lessons taught in the Mrs. Flynn's class.

Students raised the money to buy the pumpkins from selling raffles at their Café on Oct. 4. They put their math skills to good use when they calculated how much money they could each spend on a pumpkin.

Then as they walked through the neighborhood, their teacher and teaching assistants reminded them about safety. Students stopped and looked both ways before they crossed each street.

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Bucket Fillers
by Eastchester District Website Administrator - Tuesday, October 8, 2019, 1:19 PM
 

Students working on Bucket FillersAnne Hutchinson students are bucket fillers, not bucket dippers.

Throughout September, the students wrote positive notes to each other and Lisa Cartolano's fourth-grade class placed those notes in small buckets.

Ms. Cartolano's fourth-grade classWhen the students read them, you could see smiles on their faces. "I felt happy because it is nice tothink that everyone likes you and that people say nice things about you," said student Georgia Cesarini.

She also discovered, "When you write a note, it brightens up someone's day."

The entire school read the book, "Have You Filled a Bucket Today?" by Carol McCloud, which focuses on the themes of giving, caring and sharing. In the story, everyone walks around with an invisible bucket ...

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Perfect Placement
by Eastchester District Website Administrator - Monday, October 7, 2019, 10:52 PM
 

Eastchester High School student-athletes received real-world advice about the college recruiting process to assist them as they plan their future.

MLB Agent and speaker Mark Leinweaver of Perfect Playcement spoke to the athletes, their families and coaches in the EHS auditorium on October 2 and explained the dynamics of the process.

Leinweaver's 90-minute talk focused on academics first. "For me, it is about choosing the right college and not the right program. The students need to figure out what they excel at in class, their extra-curricular activities before they talk to an athletic director about a program."

He also stressed building character and preventing bullying....

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Rainbow Day
by Eastchester District Website Administrator - Monday, October 7, 2019, 9:36 PM
 

Students with rainbowThe colors of the rainbow brightened Nicole Ullrich’s kindergarten class as students completed their color week unit.

Rainbow classOn Friday, the class dressed up in their best rainbow outfits and created a huge rainbow to display in the classroom. 

To make the rainbow, the students used magazines to search for objects of different colors. They cut them out and classified the pictures on a tree map. The children couldn’t believe how big the tree map grew by the time they completed the project. Students took turns gluing all the pictures on the class rainbow.

The tree map helped us figure out where to put the objects on the rainbow because they were already sorted by color.

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Student Sculpture
by Eastchester District Website Administrator - Wednesday, October 2, 2019, 5:36 PM
 

Students working on sculptureProductivity abounds in Patrick Perry's Introductory Sculpture Class at Eastchester High School.  This elective art class, open to any sophomore, junior or senior, provides students with the opportunity to explore materials and processes within the field.  Students are currently working on a Henry Moore inspired plaster sculpture.

Students learn to properly mix plaster, pour it into a flexible mold and carve the hardened material using a variety of tools called rasps.

Teacher, Mr. Perry"I try to give my students a rich experience working with a variety of sculptural materials that include wood, plastic and cardboard. They learn direct sculpting techniques that are centuries old.  Material...

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