Mrs. Lockwood’s Forensics Class

The students had to recreate spatter patterns (they follow the laws of physics) and explain what information to tell crime scene investigators about the commission of the crime. The video was shot by Mrs. Lockwood’s class and truly demonstrates the fun they had while interacting with real world situations in Criminology and Forensics.

Teacher Spotlight: Ms. Molinari and Special Education/Social Studies

Christina Molinari, EHS Special Education/Social Studies teacher recently participated in two amazing, professional development experiences.  She attended, “The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) 2020” conference from Feb 5-8th in Portland, Oregon.  AT CEC2020, she attended workshops on grading for inclusive settings, the Growth Mindset, and Randy Sprick’s (Safe and Civil Schools) presentation on dealing with challenging behaviors.  She also met Sady Paulson, an Apple Distinguished Educator, who delivered a presentation on the topic of accessible technology, and attended the Yes I Can awards presentation.  It was an educational and inspirational experience. 

Closer to home, Ms. Molinari spent three days during February break at the New York State Education Department in Albany.  Ms. Molinari was a participant in Item Writer Training for the US History Regents.  In this training, participants explored the inter-workings of positive test items, (significance, validity and relevance among them) and practiced writing items.  Over the next month, participants will write and submit a series of test questions to be considered for possible inclusion on future US History Regents exams.

Art Department Highlights

Eastchester High School Art Students Honored

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. 

“We are so pleased that many of our seniors have been recognized by the Scholastic organization at the regional level. The portfolio awards are an especially competitive category. To be considered  for this award students must present eight artworks with a common conceptual thread. Everyone is looking forward to the next round of national awards announced later in the spring. ”

The Scholastic Arts Academy also recognized the following students:

Elias Dube: Honorable Mention Portfolio, Poor Lost Souls, Digital Art Award

Treston Espada: Honorable Mention Portfolio, The Anti-Commercialization of Skateboarding, Design Award 

Nicole Ross: Honorable Mention Stacy’s Bedroom,  Design Award

The Art Department also commends senior Sakura Abdel-Rahman who received a Certificate of Excellence for her drawing, Watch Her Grow.

She and 90 student-artists  submitted their artwork to the StART Regional High School Art Exhibition or StART.

The ink and watercolor drawing, explores the complex relationship between humans and nature. The OSilas Gallery at Concordia College presented the exhibit from Jan. 16 through Jan 25.

Faculty News

Patrick Perry will present his solo exhibition Reliquus at Empty Set Project Space. Relying heavily on a variety of media – photography, printmaking, metalworking and sculpture the artist engages with his own constructed memory of art and art making in an attempt to create a visual hypomnemata.March 7th to March 29th
Opening Reception: Saturday March 7th 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm 860 E 136th St. # 10D, Bronx, NY 10454

Matthew Robinson’s  solo-exhibition Everything, 2020 at Beacon Artist Union in Beacon, NY. Everything is a series of work on paper using collage and mixed materials (acrylic paint, string, magazines and color aid paper) to create abstract environments. March 14th – April 5Opening, Saturday, March 14th from  6-8 pm. Refreshments will be provided. Matt will also be an artist in residence at Wassaic Project from April 4-12
Rachel Sydlowski’s print installations and sculptures are included in SPRING/BREAK Art ShowMarch 3-9 SPRING/BREAK Art Show is an internationally recognized exhibition platform using underused, atypical and historic New York City exhibition spaces to activate and challenge the traditional cultural landscape of the art market.
A large scale installation through Chashama’s: Space to Connect program in collaboration with NYC’s Department of Transportation was on view from January 1 through February 28 in Fordham Plaza. 
Other exhibition for Ms. Sydlowski in March include Pressed Narratives and Drowned Neon Rose.

EGO Blood Drive and Rock Against Cancer

February Blood Drive

The February Blood Drive was a huge success this year! We were able to have more people donate blood this year than previous years and surpassed our goal of collecting 48 units (Fifty donors and collected a total of fifty units). Of these fifty donors, five donors were power red donations, meaning that they were able to donate twice. With all of these donations, we were able to impact one hundred and fifty lives. All of the EGO officers were able to help run this blood drive while running shifts, check-in, and manning the snack table. Many officers said it felt amazing knowing that they were able to have an impact and really help people who needed it. It was extra special that we were able to exceed our goal!

Rock Against Cancer

EHS’s Rock Against Cancer was a huge success this year. We were able to raise $1,400 dollars for cancer research, which is 100% donated towards this critical cause. We raised that money by having an entrance fee at the door and having each act pay to perform. Fans in attendance, who were more than generous towards the cause, usually gave more than the required $5 for entrance fee which really helped us. We had about nineteen acts perform, and they were all amazing.

  • Blood drive in full effect
    Blood drive in full effect

The Wellness Club’s Smoothie Day

The Wellness Club’s first Smoothie Day was a hit!  In January, the club provided students and faculty with healthy, refreshing, homemade smoothies in the cafeteria during several lunch periods.  In preparation for the event, members of the Wellness Club went out into the community asking local grocery stores for fruit and supplies.  They were also responsible for decorating original wellness club smoothie cups and creating menus to display. The students and faculty selected from the menu of three different smoothies and the members prepared the tasty drinks!  They were extremely busy during every lunch period preparing a wide-variety of fresh, delicious  smoothies. We are so thrilled it was a successful event!   

  • The Wellness Club
    The Wellness Club

Mrs. Schlamkowitz’s Stock Market Game

Students are playing the stock market game, which is run through an educational organization. We discuss current events, profitability, diversification, company products, differences between individual stocks, bonds, mutual funds and any aspects that might affect investments. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to practice investing and gain exposure to researching companies worth investing in!

Varsity Swim Team’s Second Season

The boys swim team capped off their second season with a sixth place finish at the Conference Championships and a 20th place finish at Section I Championships.  Led by sophomore Francesco Assalone and senior Alex Rosado, the Eagles, whose record last year was 1-8, notched five wins this season. Assalone, who swam the 200 Individual and 100 Breaststroke at Section Championships, placed 14th and 7th, respectfully.

EHS Varsity Swim Team 2020
EHS Varsity Swim Team 2020

EGO Highlights for November/December

Toy Drive

The toy drive this year was a major success! The hard work and team effort from everyone involved allowed EGO to donate 1,157 toys! EGO surpassed their goal by 157 toys, and raised 500 more than last year. The math department played a critical role by motivating all of their classes to donate.  Mr. Berbit’s Physics class won the competition for the homeroom with the most toys (collecting over 100!). In an amazing example of community outreach, Manny Louros donated the hot breakfast to our winning homeroom. EGO officers were extremely busy throughout the month, visiting homerooms and clubs encouraging students to participate .

  • Toys aplenty!
    Toys aplenty!

Stockings For Soldiers

Stockings for Soldiers is an annual fundraising opportunity to help soldiers during the holiday season. Students contributed by bringing in different stocking-stuffers like toothpaste, food, gum, card games, deodorant, and other items that the soldiers asked for. EGO members were able to stuff stockings and included a card to thank the soldiers for their unyielding sacrifices and for them to have a happy holiday. The EGO event culminated in snacks, a good time eating, and listening to holiday music. It was a great bonding time for all involved.

Holiday Decorating

This year, EGO decorated the cafeteria with no expenses spared! The EHS student body came out in force to help and it really provided a boost to the holiday spirit. EGO had holiday music playing to get people in a jolly mood. The columns in the school were decorated with white paper and red ribbon to mimic candy canes. Two Christmas trees were decorated with presents underneath. There were Stars of David and a Menorah for Hanukkah. We even had an elf on the shelf in the cafeteria! The art club helped too by making cut out snow flakes and ginger bread men. People had so much fun and many said they would definitely do it again next year. EGO did a great job encouraging Eagle Nation in setting up the decorations.

Jazz Co.’s Weekend of Dance

The annual Jazz Co Weekend of Dance will take place January 30th- February 2. Over 110 students will be performing. Each faculty member receives one free ticket and can purchase additional tickets in advance. 
There are several ways that you can get tickets:- A ticket order form is attached.-Tickets will be available in the cafeteria during all lunch periods from January 27-January 31-Tickets will be available outside the auditorium January 27-January 31 from 2:30-5:00
Jazz Co will be collecting food for the NYSUT/Feeding Westchester Food Drive.  Collection bins will be available at all ticket sale locations and at the auditorium door during all performances.  We would greatly appreciate non-perishable food donations.  
It is a wonderful show that you and your family will definitely enjoy. We hope to see you there!
Jazz Co. Students and Staff

Jazz Co.'s Weekend of Dance

NYS Math Honor Society Induction

New York State Math Honor Society Induction took place on Monday November 18th in the High School Library.  The induction began with an introduction from Dr. Capuano.  STEM Supervisor Jerrod Blair then took the podium, gave a short speech and called each inductee up.  Twenty eight seniors gave short speeches before receiving their certificates and pins.

Junko Abe                              Paige Leven                   Thea Trosclair

Anastasia Avlonitis                Noreen Mayat               Meghana Viswanathan

Ayla Campbell                       Michael McGuinn

Alexa Cantreva                      Sofia Mottura

Sofia Chaves-Caetano           Enzali Myint

Haris Choudhary                            Tshering Pelden

Juliana DeDomenico              Paul Roland

Catherine Delano                             Ashley Scalisi

Catherine Dwyer                    Hailey Sidari

Ciara Fay                               Alex Siegel

Sydney Gallo                          Zachary Thomas

Samuel Henderson                 Donovan Thompson

Jimin Hwang                          Maho Toyomura