November 27, 2018

CAEP News

The CAEP Fall 2018 completed all of the six sessions!

In the program, forty former students participated in the Fall 2018 sessions and enjoyed Swimming, Golf, Music/Jazz Band, Art, Cooking, Vocational Training classes with their peers and parents/caretakers.

In the last session on November 17th, participants showcased what they had learnt and each former student received a certificate. 

We truly appreciate the Flatley Foundation for continued support and generosity to the CAEP. Also, we would like to express our appreciation to the Mitsui U.S.A. Foundation for their continued contributions including fourteen scholarships for the program.

The Winter/Spring 2019 will be held on six Saturdays next year: 1/19, 2/2, 2/16, 3/2, 3/16, and 3/30 (4/6 is the reserved day for cancellation due to inclement weather). The registration will open from December 7th through December 20th at https://www.bostonhigashi.org/alumni/winter__spring_c_a_e_p





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!