February 16, 2018

High School Shares the Love


The High School division celebrated Valentine's Day with a group party.  Our communication teacher Courtney and our art teacher Leniese were able to collaborate and create a fun and creative lesson educating the student's about this day of love, and engaging them to express their love with handmade Valentine's and baking.  We gathered in our school cafe to enjoy homemade cupcakes baked in communication class, and exchanged paper valentines with each of our friends.  The students had a great time and enjoyed celebrating with their friends and teachers.

February 15, 2018

Food Drive Service

In the United States, 1 in 8 people struggles with hunger. 
1 in 6 children struggles with hunger. 
Higashi Students want to make a difference.
When they give their time, 
they get back something amazing in return:
The feeling that they are helping people who need it.

One of our students brought 2 baskets of food to Neponset River House in Norwood.
(And he got a nice dinner in return!)


February 08, 2018

Big Love!


Did you get a gift from our students?
Happy Valentine's Day!





February 01, 2018

Winter's Culinary Creations

Delicious Adventures in Culinary Arts

     We've been cooking up a storm in the Culinary Arts Room!  On the menu is Creamy Penne with Sautéed Spinach and Honey Garlic Chicken. This recipe is this season's winter dish the Divisions will be preparing and cooking, including learning to make two sauces from scratch.

     Billy from the High School Division helped prepare and season the chicken, cooked it to completion, and in this photo is almost ready to move onto the next step of helping to make the penne.

     Check out our finished dish below... look out Top Chef contestants, you have some competition inside the walls of Higashi! 

 

January 28, 2018

Making Healthy Choices

The Emergence Students have swung into the New Year working on nutrition and making healthy choices. We are learning all about the different food groups using My Plate and reading important information on nutrition labels. Then we have been taking our knowledge into the community during our Community Education trips to practice our purchasing routines and making healthy snack choices.


January 25, 2018

CAEP News

Continuing Adult Education Program (CAEP)
Winter/Spring 2018 Started!


The CAEP Winter/Spring 2018 started on Saturday, January 20th with 32 former students and their parents/caretakers!  The sessions are held from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm every other Saturday until March 31st. April 7th is the reserved day to compensate for any cancellation due to inclement weather.

The classes include swimming, music/jazz band, art/employment education, cooking, and yoga/dance. We have two new features with the class lineup (i.e., employment education and line dance). The employment education class will be the place for participants to develop their fine motor skills and to learn "pre-employment skills." In the dance/yoga class, the line dance will be incorporated, in addition to Zumba. The CAEP Committee members are pleased to have a team of motivated and dedicated staff members and believe that the participants and their parents/caretakers will enjoy themselves and learn something new.

Participants will showcase what they have leant in the first five sessions during the last session on March 31st or April 7th.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email the CAEP Committee members at BHSAlumni@bostonhigashi.org


January 23, 2018

Sledding into the New Year

As we begin our new year, the students of elementary have been thinking of what goals they want to accomplish this year.  A majority of the students want to exercise more, eat lots of vegetables and fruit, and most importantly learn new skills in 2018.  The latter of the goals is very important in elementary as we've had many new students who are learning many skills, from learning about the winter and fractions in the classroom, to scooters in PE, then to playing the drums in music... it is all very exciting. The one thing all the students in elementary can agree on about the winter is sledding is a lot of fun, we all got to enjoy the fresh snow during the first blizzard of this new year. We hope to continue all this fun going into the month of February and to keep our goals in mind as we go.