November 09, 2018

Theater CALL presents Three Lucky Charms

There is always something happening at Higashi! Yesterday we were lucky enough to have Theater CALL from Japan come to our school and perform "Three Lucky Charms". Theater CALL is a group from Japan that puts on bilingual plays with live musical accompaniment. The play we were so lucky to see was presented as 2D Puppet Theater with a little surprise! The story follows a young boy that gets lost in the mountains, thinking he is saved by an old woman he stays the night only to find out that she is a witch hungry for children!

Our students absolutely loved the presentation! The 2D puppets turned into live actors that ran through the crowds interacting with the viewers. Some of our students even tried saving the young boy by hiding him in our viewing chairs! In the end our spirit at Higashi never faltered and with our help the boy was saved from the mountain witch.

A huge THANK YOU to producer of the show, Jun Takashi for working with us to make this wonderful event happen at our school!
Photos of our students at the play will be posted on our Facebook page!
Facebook Photo Album

November 07, 2018

Abled 11 Art Show Collaboration with Pappas Rehabilitation Hospital for Children

Today was the reception for the Abled 11 Art Show. We had students from Boston Higashi share a gallery space in Massasoit Community College with students from Pappas Rehabilitation Hospital for Children. Students from both schools worked hard on both individual and group pieces to be added to the walls in the gallery space. The art alone was worth the visit to the reception today but what was truly amazing to see was the students from both schools meeting each other. They have become familiar with each other's art and when they met today there was nothing but joy in the air. Our BHS students ran right over to meet and greet, taking cues from their communication lessons. Conversations were had entirely on assisted devices paired with smiles, laughs, and great high fives! This was truly an amazing experience for our students and shows how strong art can be at bringing people together. After mingling together and sharing stories, we were graced with the artists themselves speaking about their art to the large group in attendance. Pappas students explained the detailed processes they took to make their incredible pieces. We returned the favor with two of our own explanations. One of ours even received a "I really liked your speech" comment from the Pappas students. If you have the time to check it out yourself, the art will be on display until November 9th. Thank you to the team over at Pappas and to our BHS staff that put this together. A truly incredible experience! We are very proud of our BHS students and family!

Student works from Pappas Rehabilitation Hospital for Children
Collection of BHS student work
Fall themed work / Artists speeches
BHS students waiting with smiles for Pappas to arrive
BHS students showing their personal pieces

HS B Storms Gillette Stadium by Albert Jusu

October 27, 2018

High School B goes to the Revs!

With one game left of the season the New England Revolution won at home 1-0! We like to think that our HS B guys were the good luck charm they needed this season. Our boys loved every minute of this experience at Gillette Stadium. They got to learn new chants, participate in Taylor Twellman's concussion awareness night and even watch as Diego Fagundez broke a record for youngest player to reach 50 goals! We couldn't have asked for a better day!

October 26, 2018

Getting to the Core of Pumpkin Carving!

Today our younger students are going to have a costume party and take an adventure through a Haunted Hallway! To get the hallway ready, each class spent this week carving pumpkins. Thanks to our AMAZING Communication team of teachers and SLPs, each class had a lesson dedicated to carving their own spooky pumpkin! They focused on the core words put, in, take, out, more, and help. Students had so much fun with this lesson, some even overcame their fears of creepy, crawly, slimy textures! In one class, we had a student narrate to their peers the thoughts of the pumpkin! For the more curious groups, they will be cooking their pumpkin seeds for a special snack! Big shout out to our communication staff for making such a fun seasonal activity!

October 25, 2018

Elementary C class mixes classic Fall fun with education!

 Elementary C class had the opportunity to have some fun with classic Fall activities this week. They first went out the the 'Pumpkin Patch' in the back fields at Higashi, where they got to pick their own pumpkins! They took those pumpkins into the classroom to learn more. Tasked with counting the lines on the pumpkins or measuring the height, they had plenty of work to do! For their final activity they needed to find out if pumpkins float or sink! The only way to do this is to obviously throw the pumpkins into a bucket of water making a big splash! Needless to say, the students in C class are having a fun time learning from seasonal activities!

October 10, 2018

EP Sports Day

The EP division has been working on their flexibility thus far and practicing for our upcoming Sports Day on campus. The students are very excited to work on many different skills this Sports Day including but not limited to golf, disc golf, running, and football. Please join us for some fun THIS Saturday on the front hill with a start time of 9:45 a.m. We love family participation, so please come and have some fun with us. Meet you all on the hill!