On March 1st, Stan Buchesky, one of Equality Charter School’s founding board members, hosted a Jazz Soiree fundraiser at his home. It was a wonderful success raising over double the aspired to goal. We sincerely appreciate the Buchesky family for hosting a wonderful event!
It’s been a rough season so far for us!! A couple of close tough loses!! On February 26 in a must win situation the eagles came through!! The score was 34-32. This time the ball bounced the right way for us!! We was led by Brian Mitchell’s 19 PTs and 11 rebounds. Matthew Delgado chipped in with 8 PTs our last game is next Wednesday at 6. It’s another must win situation so we can defend our back to back championships. Lets go eagles!!!
Last week we had our final celebration of Black History Month! Stacy Spikes, CEO and Founder of Moviepass and former VP of Marketing for Miramax, came to speak to all of scholars. Also, members of our staff dressed up as key figures in Black History. Check out these photos!
Equality’s 2nd PTA meeting of the year was another smashing success! The room was busting at the seams with over 40 parents. We truly appreciate our guest speaker, Jason McDonald from New York Life, coming out to speak to all our parents. Thanks PTA for another useful, well-planned meeting!
On February 15th, Eagle Network member Quentin Franco, hosted a happy hour fundraiser at Sidebar in Union Square. It was a successful event bringing over 45 people out on a snowy February and raising $1,000. Thank you Quentin!
Equality Charter School received a visit last Friday from a Young Adult Author, Justin Sayer, and his Penguin/Random House Editor, Karl Jones. They attended lunch and sat in on classes both so Justin could enhance and authenticate the middle school voice of his characters, and so Karl could speak to Life and Literacy class about careers in Publishing and Writing!
This past Friday, Equality Charter School had its 2nd annual Career Day. The event was a fabulous success as teachers, staff, parents, and friends from New York all contributed time and expertise to make it happen. We had 24 presenters from all sorts of professions including, law, nursing, and cosmetology. Equality parents participated as presenters and observers as well. Many of the scholars learned about new professions they are now interested in.It was truly an educational day. We look forward to continuing this tradition next year!
The ECS Eagles came back from their holiday break ready to compete, despite not being able to practice before this week’s match on January 6th. In a game of ECS vs Icahn 2, the Eagles won with the score 42-31 led by Brian Mitchell’s 26 points!! Devantae Robinson played great defense, stopping their fast point guard many times. Matthew Delgado made 10 points and Michael Bolaji earned 6! Coach Cooper and coach Vic were so proud of the team, their composure, and chemistry on the court. Lets go Eagles!!!