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    Poetry Reading/Awards ceremony at the Tuckahoe Public Library
    by Eastchester Schools Moodle Administrator - Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 11:57 AM

    There was a Poetry Reading/Awards ceremony on Monday, June 12th, at 6:30 p.m. at the Tuckahoe Public Library. Students read their poetry to an audience of parents, librarians, teachers, and the Mayor himself.
    Eastchester Middle School winners included:

    6th Grade:

    • Lucas Yi
    • Samantha Bonanno
    • Alexander Sabelja

    Seventh Grade:

    • Parker Buckley

    Eighth Grade:

    • Carley Moncini

    Middle School Poetry Contest Winners

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    National Spanish Examination Winners
    by Eastchester Schools Moodle Administrator - Thursday, June 8, 2017, 11:10 AM

    2017 National Spanish Examination WinnersEarlier this spring, some of Mrs. Shay’s 8th grade Spanish students participated in the 2017 National Spanish Examination. The National Spanish Examination is an on-line test/contest that is given each year by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish & Portuguese. The purpose of the NSE is:

    • To recognize achievement and to promote proficiency in the study of Spanish.
    • To stimulate further interest in the teaching and learning of Spanish.
    • To prepare students for the Spanish AP and SAT II

    Judith Matteoni and Caroline Coughlin (top row) achieved a Gold Medal, which means they scored above a 95%. Rosaline Althaus, Sofia Damasco, Elizaveta Grande, Joanna Lumanas, Sophia Sabelja, and Alexa Cantreva (bottow row) achieved a Silver Medal, which means they scored above an 85%. Congratulations! What a wonderful accomplishment.

    Please click the link below to see the full size image.

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    Medical Documentation for Students Entering Grade 7
    by Eastchester Schools Moodle Administrator - Thursday, May 4, 2017, 2:38 PM

    Please be advised that in September 2017, all public and private school students entering seventh grade in New York State must be vaccinated against meningococcal disease in order to attend school. In addition, they are required by law to submit evidence of having had a current physical exam, including immunizations, done within the past year (dated October 2016 and thereafter). We are requesting a dental certificate as well.

    All physical exams and immunization records are due October 1, 2017. You may send them to us at the above address any time before this date.

    Please click this link to download and print the form. Be sure to fill it out and have it signed in the appropriate places by your child's physician and dentist.

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    Middle School Students Create Award Winning Website
    by Eastchester Schools Moodle Administrator - Thursday, April 27, 2017, 1:06 PM

    The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese Metro N.Y. sponsors an annual website competition for middle school students. Two of Mrs. Katherine Shay's 8th Grade Spanish students, Sophia Sabelja and Alexa Cantreva, collaborated on a website on Ecuador.  Their entry ...

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    6th Grader to perform at Carnegie Hall
    by EMS Moodle Admin - Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 2:46 PM
    One of our very own 6th graders, Aidan Hartenstein, recently participated in two competitions, the Gold Key Music Festival and the American Protégé International Piano & Strings Competition. Aidan received a Bronze Award at the Golden Key Music Festival and placed as an honorable mention winner in the American Protégé International Piano & Strings Competition!!
    As one of the winners of this competition, Aidan has the honor of performing a solo recital on the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall! The Recital will take place on Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 3:30 PM till 6:30 PM. 
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    Origami Crane Making Event
    by EMS Moodle Admin - Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 12:30 PM

    Next week, Tuesday, Jan. 24th, Wed. Jan 25th and Thurs. Jan. 26th, during the 6th, 7th and 8th grade lunch periods we will be participating in an origami crane making event. Each day students can make a donation of a $1.00 to make paper cranes. These cranes will be displayed at our Cherry Blossom Tree Dedication in the Spring.

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    8th Grader Composes for NY Philharmonic!
    by EMS Moodle Admin - Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 12:12 PM
    Benjamin Araujo has been studying composition as part of the New York Philharmonic's outreach program called "Very Young Composers." It is an after school and weekend program originally started in 1995 that teaches young people about music composition with teaching artists and professional musicians.
    On January 18th, Benjamin will have the honor of having his latest composition performed by the Philharmonic at David Geffen Hall! Having one of the greatest, most prestigious orchestras in the world perform music that he wrote specifically for them, is an experience and honor that cannot be overstated.
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    Yearbook Club Photos
    by EMS Moodle Admin - Wednesday, January 4, 2017, 1:01 PM

    Club Photo Schedule

    Attached is the schedule of yearbook photos that will be taken for the 2016-2017 EMS yearbook. If your child is involved in any of the clubs listed, please make a note of it on your calendars. Pictures will be taken during homeroom. As you can see from the list, we have several clubs at EMS, and many of them are quite large. Because of that, please understand that we will not be able to reschedule any of these pictures. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact


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    6th Graders use VR to "visit" Egypt
    by EMS Moodle Admin - Thursday, December 22, 2016, 12:33 PM

    Sixth grade Middle School students in the classes of Stephanie Leone and Cara Dippolito recently took Virtual Reality (VR) tours of Egypt using two apps, Sites in VR and Google Street View. The technology of the VR goggles/headsets allowed them to examine famous landmarks, visit sites of interest and explore a location’s sights and sounds.

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    8th Graders Visit Italian Cultural Center
    by EMS Moodle Admin - Tuesday, December 20, 2016, 11:54 AM

    This past week, Mrs. Logan's and Mrs. Astarita's 8th grade Italian classes had a wonderful opportunity to partake in an Italian cultural trip. The students visited the Italian Cultural Center / Generoso Pope Building to learn about the holiday traditions of Italians. They got to ride in the Tuckahoe trolley and while there they viewed a screening of "Christmas in the Italian Arts" had a lesson from one of the center historians and got a chance to view the Foundations' enormous Presepio. This was followed up with a hands on pizza making class, where the students learned how to make pizza and even had a chance to make and eat their own!