Business Honors Society 2020

The EHS Business Honors Society Induction Ceremony went virtual on Wednesday, June 3. The inductees satisfied the grade point average and business class requirements, and excelled in other areas both inside and outside of the high school. Mrs. Schlamkowitz and Ms. Stipo of the Business Department are extremely proud of the three inductees from last year as well as the ten from this year. The inductees from 2019 were:  Thomas Dell’Area, Bridget Mercedes Bajana, and Rebecca Moriarty. The inductees from this year are: Asha Bhatt, Ella Cirino, Sofia Chaves-Caetano, Christopher Fronda, Karan Mehta, Ava Liosatos, Sara Francesca Ricchiuti, Jordan Romano, Justine Maria Ruvolo, and Sam Tomasino.
The candles signify certain characteristics that we emphasize with our members. The green symbolizes ethical character, the gold symbolizes knowledge, the red represents leadership, and the white represents cooperation and unity of purpose.
Congratulations and we wish you prosperity and success in your future endeavors!

  • Sam Tomasino
    Sam Tomasino

Mr. Manganiello’s Global History Quarantine Experience

The quarantine has challenged educators to present material and share information with students in new and exciting ways. Mr. Manganiello conducted, produced and compiled a series of interviews with his friends, family, and former students, who have a wealth of first-hand knowledge and experience with issues and topics covered in our global history curriculum. Mr. Manganiello’s interviews included a former student who interned at the UN, his sister, who discussed the impact of the political unrest in Chile, and a lifelong friend who currently serves as a foreign service officer for the U.S  State Department, who shared his expertise and first-hand knowledge of Middle Eastern affairs, specifically Syria.

“Until dignity becomes a habit.”

Relay for Life to Kick Off on June 13th!

Eastchester MS and HS had been planning for our 13th Relay for Life event this May.  Though we are not able to have the event in person this year, we felt that it was important to find a way to continue our tradition of working together as a community to support those in need.  We are excited to share that we will be having a virtual Relay for Life on Saturday June 13th at 7:00 PM. 

In past years many faculty members have chosen to contribute to Relay For Life by purchasing a Luminaria to acknowledge and celebrate survivors, remember those lost, or support those still struggling. Since we are not able to decorate Luminary bags this year, the National Junior Honor Society will be decorating each remembrance and they will be put together in a slideshow that will play during the event.  If you are interested in purchasing a luminaria or making a donation you can visit our team pages (EHS Cares and EMS Chapter of NJHS Cares) on the Relay for Life website.

Thank you for your many years of support.  We hope that you and your families are well.

Heather Reilly, Rob Heinemann and Suzie Wilson for all of the Relay for Life teachers and students

Link to Eastchester Relay for Life Website:

Link to EHS/EMS teams

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