The Blood Drive on March 26 was another great success.
41 Units collected 129 lives potentially impacted
The October drive collected 29 units and impacted 87 lives …so the total collected this year was 70 units. That qualified the school for a $500.00 scholarship from the American Red Cross. It will be awarded to a senior student who played a significant role in making the blood drives successful.
Rock Against Cancer March 9th
On Friday, March 9th, the EGO sponsored our 18th Annual Rock Against Cancer, an evening of music comprised of bands from EHS students and teachers. One of the highlights of the evening was our teacher band, “The Limit”, who reunited after a 13 year hiatus. Mr. Prencis is credited as the driving force behind this long awaited reunion. The band consisted of Mr. Dodge on bass and Mr. Gruber on drums. The talented trio closed the evening out in prolific style. The night raised $1358 for cancer research.
This year, the EGO are honored to make the donation in memory of Mrs. Gloria Catanzaro, who served as our attendance clerk for 16 years and Coach Cecere whose impact has been felt for over six decades by the students and community of Eastchester. This event raised awareness of all those present and continued a tradition started 18 years ago.
Spring Pep Rally April 20th
Spring school spirit week was a huge success this year. The school spirit was very much alive during the week as student came together showing off each day. The week culminated with a pep rally in the gym, as students competed in dodge ball, musical chairs, tug of war, and many other events. Our spring teams competed in dance competitions, with the girls’ softball team taking first place this year.
In the upcoming weeks, students will be campaigning for positions in student government for the 2019 school year, Elections will be held towards the end of May.
The Eastchester High School chapter of the National English Honor Society inducted its inaugural class on Wednesday, April 11, in a ceremony held in the Middle School Cafeteria.
The English Honor Society, in its first year at EHS, has the goal of fostering a love for, and appreciation of, both reading and writing. As such, the club members must not only attain academic standards (90% average in Regents or Honors/AP English over the first five semesters, as well as a cumulative average of 90% overall) but also be willing to attend club functions, continue to push themselves as writers via Forum, The Eaglet, and submitting original work to writing competitions, and work to encourage others to do the same.
Join us in celebrating the achievements of our inaugural class:
Olivia Bishop Melissa Booker Elsa Bucaj
Noelle Butler Kerin Egan Juliet Liao
Nicholas LoParrino Christina Mariani Anastasia Philippopoulos
Julia Risi Manami Tsukamoto Katie Yacoub
The Business Honor Society Induction Ceremony took place on April 19 in the EHS Library Media Center. The 2017-2018 initiates are:
Joseph Calabro Michael Cupo Alyssa DiLeo
Victoria Fiteni Enxhi Hajdarmataj Allison LaValle
Zoe Leven Dominick Mancuso Ralph Medici
Adriano Policicchio Julia Tiso
Seniors, Matthew Capriglione and Declan Fay kicked off the ceremony as honor society members. EHS Class of 2013 alumni, Michael Arvonio, was the guest speaker who focused on his positive experiences and influences from the Business Department, college, and his current career.
Another Beautiful Players Club Production
The Players Club continued its unbroken streak of amazing shows with this year’s performance of “Fiddler on the Roof”. Audience members leapt to their feet each evening in appreciation of the incredible talent displayed by the cast and crew of over 100. This also marks the third Players Club production in a row with at least one complete and two near sellout performances. The production was directed by John Gwardyak, Choreographed by Karen Zambelli with musical direction by Todd Beaney and was accompanied by a professional pit orchestra.
Cabaret sure to be Laugh packed
On May 11that 7pm the Players Club Cabaret will once again poke good, clean fun everything Eastchester. The Annual lampoon of life at EHS will once again feature teacher impersonations, comical views of clubs and events and performances by incredibly talented club members not featured in this year’s musical. The student production is entirely written by club members. This year’s Cabaret is directed by Seniors Giulia Mazzella and Aleksandra Gallan. Admission is $5 but Players Club parents get in for free.
The Eastchester Going Green Club helped organized: Walk for Water On April 21, 2018 at Pace University. We raised about $2200 for 9 Community Lifestraws for the Children’ss Environmental Literacy Foundation (CELF).
Walk for Water
The Student Ambassadors (Going Green member and Going Green advisor, Ms. Jean-Marie Woods-Ray) of the Children’s Environmental Literacy Foundation, Inc in conjunction with their partner Dyson College Institute for Sustainability and The Environment at Pace University, held their first annual Walk for World Water on Saturday, April 21, 2018. This event raised awareness of the the lack of clean water in areas around the globe with funds raised going to the purchase of 9 Community LifeStraws (water filtration devices) for at risk schools in Kenya.
April showers bring May flowers, and at EHS poetry was in full bloom when we returned from spring break. On April 6, Ms. Yahia and her students accepted Mrs. Brown’s invitation to decorate the sidewalks outside the school in celebration of National Poetry Month. Students used sidewalk chalk to write their favorite lines of poems, including such classics as “Quoth the raven, nevermore” and “To raise an iron tree is a wooden irony”. Poems were written in Farsi, Hebrew, French and Korean.
The students chose poems by Robert Frost, Edgar Allen Poe, Sappho and Emily Dickinson, as well as some childhood favorites like Jack Prelutsky and Shel Silverstein, who would be happy to know that at EHS, our sidewalks don’t end, but rather are covered in words that resonate with our students.