This Friday, December 6th, Equality celebrated its Awards Day, starting with a breakfast for our scholars and families that achieved Honor Roll (85 or above) or Principal’s List (95 or above). Also in the afternoon we had an Awards Assembly for all of our Students of the Quarter.
Interested in becoming an Equality Charter School scholar? Our applications for both middle school and high school lotteries are available online now: https://app.jumpro.pe/charterapply#school=639
The 2013 – 2014 Lady Eagles Basketball season has officially begun! We are excited to bring a new and competitive team here to Equality Charter School. Practices have already started, and the level of play is improving with each session. The Lady Eagles’ practice schedule is on Mondays and Thursdays from 4 pm to 5:30 pm. For ladies who are still interested in playing, there is still room for a handful of new girls.If you are interested in being a part of this fast-paced team, please see either Coach Donahue or Coach Kero this week to get your permission slip. Our first game is less than two short weeks away, so stay tuned for more information. GO LADY EAGLES !!!
SAVE THE DATE:
Equality Career Day, January, 10, 2014 8:30am-12:00pm
If you are interested in sharing your story with our scholars, please join us for Career Day on January 10th. We are looking for a variety of fields for our scholars to gain exposure to and experience. Please contact Nichole Martini at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in participating.
Career Day in 2013 was an amazing experience for all! We had 33 presenters come and inspire Equality’s scholars. Here are a few pictures from last year:
Equality Charter School had its Pep Rally on Friday, November 8th. It was complete with an amazing performance from our Step Team and a surprise performance from our teachers.
Last week, our scholars celebrated Spirit Week with themed days including: bling and crazy sock day, dress to impress day, and ECS blue day!
Bowl for Equality was a wonderful success! Thank you all for supporting Equality’s new High School and Career Center. It was a fabulous event and we made our $10,000 goal! Lucky Strike was a great new venue and hosted over 150 of our guests.
The ECS Step Team was invited to perform at the Co-op City College and Career Fair on September 28th. There performance was so engaging that Bronx News 12 decided to include a short segment of the step routine in their coverage about the College and Career Fair. Check it out here: Riverbay Fund hosts college fair in Co-op City
This week, the NYC Charter School Center held a press conference for teachers, parents, and administrators to discuss their experience with the charter school application process. There were four articles and television coverage about these numbers. Equality’s PTA president, Mrs. Walker, and 7th grade math teacher, Ms. Charles participated in the press conference.
Here are the links to the articles covering the numbers; 69,000 applicants for 18,600 spots:
School Book. org a branch of the NY Times: http://www.schoolbook.org/2013/05/14/chances-of-admission-to-a-charter-school-improving/
The Daily News about the Bronx specifically: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/education/bronx-charter-applications-article-1.1345063