Parent Engagement Night!
May 7th, 2015
Parents are highly encouraged to join us for the end of the year parent engagement night. It will include information & workshops, celebration of student/parent achievements and fun & games. If you have questions about this event, please contact Xiomara Rodriguez, our Parent Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-831-1517 x102.
Buhler High School Choir from Kansas performs at Park East
The Buhler High School Choir under the direction of Greg Bontrager, performed for Park East students on their recent trip to NYC. Students from both schools were able to talk and enjoy a Dominican lunch after the performance before they left to go back to Kansas.
Park East holds Blood Drive!
A big thank you to the 66 students and staff who signed-up to donate blood! With a total collection of 48 pints of blood, the New York Blood Center can distribute these donations to help those in need.
Former Young Lords Activist Visits Park East
Iris Morales, former Young Lords activist, documentarian and author spoke to AP Spanish and Government classes January 16th, 2015. Youth action and grassroots community change was the theme of the day. "¡Palante!"
Park East Hosts Art Show 2015!
Park East hosted its annual Art Show and Silent Auction with students, staff and parents in attendance. Participants were able to enjoy a sampling of the Art Portfolio students work over the semester, while enjoying cheese & crackers, grapes and other homemade baked goods.
Author Eric Devine visits Park East English Classes and Book Club
The January 2015 visit of author Eric Devine was a huge success! Mr. Devine, who authored Press Play, entertained us with his stories, answered questions from students, signed books, and definitely earned a few new fans along the way. He signed and donated extra copies of Press Play to the schools library.
Park East Awarded 2015 Grants for Gardens and our Gymnatorium!
Park East is awarded a Lowe's Education Grant for $5,000 to help improve our Gymnatorium! Thank you Lowe's!
Park East is awarded a Service-Learning Grant for $1,000 to help teach youth about urban gardening and sustainability, while beautifying our school.
Park East Math Teacher Speaks at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute Workshop in Berkeley, California!
Watch Ms. Brady's 20 minute talk on the MSRI Website. (17min-37min)
Ms Brady is also a 2014-2015 recipient of the Sloan Award for Excellence in Teaching. The sixth-annual Sloan Awards recipients, who have been teaching math or science in city high schools for at least five years, were chosen by a panel of scientists, mathematicians and educators.