Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Winter Break

This is D'stini checking in with your Equality news. GO EAGLES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Our countdown for our seniors to graduate is still on, but we need your help to get Neil Degrasse Tyson as our graduation speaker. 
Merry Christmas from our Equality home to yours. We hope everyone enjoyed themselves and had a safe Christmas 
To start the new year off right donate to our Don't Stop Our Dance Movement 

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Get ready for the Holiday's

This is D'stini checking in with Equality news. GO EAGLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
4 days until Christmas and we can't wait
For all our seniors check out our twitter page for some information on a new scholarship opportunity.
Have you been on our YouTube channel recently? Enjoy our videos of our scholars thriving.
187 days until graduation, don't stop tagging Neil Degrasse Tyson on social media we need your help.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

It's Officially December

This is D'stini signing in.GO EAGLES!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Shout out to Ivuoma Kanu for her acceptance to Morrisville University
Have you seen our new YouTube video?????????????

Shout out to Keyshawn Smith for his acceptance to LIU Brooklyn 
Seniors don't forget that your baby pictures and senior quotes are due on Friday. Help make the yearbook great by showing you transition from a baby until now a young adult.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

The Benefits of Video Coaching for Teachers

For the past several years, Caitlin Franco has overseen Equality Charter School as the Executive Director and Founder. Initially started as a middle school, she has expanded Equality Charter School to include a high school and adult education programming. Caitlin Franco has also ensured the institution remains competitive through its implementation of such technology as video coaching.

Video coaching refers to the practice of filming oneself while teaching in a classroom. Although this may be a strange concept to some, it can dramatically improve a teacher's abilities to keep students engaged throughout a lecture. 

Through video coaching, teachers will see how they present information to their students. They can see how often they use filler words, such as “okay” or “um,” and analyze how well they communicate with every student rather than just the ones communicating with them. Based on this information, teachers can make changes to their instruction so that they play to their strengths.

Teachers can also share their videos with colleagues to get varying opinions or suggestions. Each colleague may notice something different that a teacher can fix to ensure their students stay involved. This sharing can be done through a video coaching platform, thus eliminating the need to meet with colleagues and gather feedback in person.

Teachers can work on improving their lectures once they know where their instruction struggles. As teachers improve, they can continue filming their classroom practices to track their progress. These videos can also be used by the administration to ensure teachers are improving over time.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Welcome Back

This is D'stini and I am back with the Equality news. Go Eagles!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Student Government will be hosting a one time event this coming Friday December 1st during all lunch periods.  In preparation for Student Government's upcoming "Christmas Holiday Bonanza," for $3, scholars can purchase a cup of hot cocoa that includes a candy cane, whip cream, marshmallows & holiday themed cookies. Please support Student Government in fundraising for our upcoming "Christmas Holiday Bonanza"  event that will occur on December 15th 2017. Show  your school spirit by helping out  and buying some coco

The fun never stops here at Equality because Girls To Women will be hosting  a bake sale on Monday. Show your support and come with your dollar. 
Girls To Women is on a roll, they will be going to Eastchester Rehab Facility on December 5th to give back to the community, and have fun with our senior citizens. 

Hey Equality Friends! We've kicked off our goal to raise $30,000 to support our scholars with great educational resources and their families through Adult Education! Follow these quick and easy steps, go to the link below and click where it says Raise Money For Equality  Check out the link
Did you get a chance to RSVP yet? Join us for a glass of wine as we toast to another year of success! Meet Board Members, Equality Staff, and our Network of Life Changers!

Toast to a Year of Success! Join us for a Glass of Wine!

When: December 6 @ 6 pm 

That is all the news I have for you today, this is D'stini signing off. GO EAGLES!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, November 20, 2017


There is so much to be thankful for in Equality especially in sports our team has been undefeated and we couldn't wish for anything else

The Great Gatsby theme dance is tomorrow and it is gonna be super lit. If you're not there your missing out. 

The Scholar luncheon was a success!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This is D'stini signing off. GO EAGLES!!!!!!!!!!!!!  

Friday, November 17, 2017

Interim's week is over

One of our many amazing  teachers who goes above and beyond was honored by President Barack Obama and Michelle, named Christina Danna.
Our scholars at our middle school have  been doing amazing things at MMCC is partnered with mentoring in medicine for our science curriculum. Here are pictures of  the amazing work they have been doing.

Equality Charter High School Dance
Come In Your Best, It’s Our High School’s First Dance Of this School Year!
  • Theme: The Great Gatsby
  • Date of Event: 11/21/2017
  • Time: 6pm – 10pm
  • Required Attire: Black, Gold or White
  • Ticket price: $5.00 (sold during all lunch periods, starting 1 week before the dance)
*Each scholar MUST return a signed permission slip in order to attend. It is going to be so much fun. 
This is D'stini signing off. GO EAGLES!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, November 10, 2017

It's Friday Equality

Shout out to Daniella Kwubiri for coming in 3rd place at her first ever Miss Teen Pageant. You go girl. 

Fall Sports Enter Playoffs Congratulations To You All. Bring home a win for Equality Charter High School 

Our school dance is coming up the roaring 20's are going to be so much fun. Get your outfits ready and set it off for the Great Gatsby Theme 

This is D'stini signing off. Go Eagles!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017


As we get closer and closer to graduation we need your help to get Neil Degrasse Tyson as our graduation speaker. The countdown is on people 230 days left.

SEPTA (Special Education Parent Teacher Association)

Parents and students participated and shared their experiences with others at the launching of this first SEPTA event. Our parents left with additional knowledge and clarifications to their concerns. In additions parents reached out regarding specific concerns and evaluation requests
Congratulations to our flag football team for winning their game yesterday.
Our seniors have been taking steps towards their future in great ways tomorrow our High School Seniors are going to Visit New York City College of Technology

Special thanks to our guidance department As college application time is upon us, our guidance team has arranged visits to local colleges for our seniors.They have also been working very hard one on one with our seniors to make sure all applications are sent in on time 
This is D'stini signing off. GO EAGLES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, November 3, 2017


HS Girls Volleyball Begin Playoffs
The girls volleyball team has made the playoffs in their first year. A great achievement! They will be playing against Bronx Prep @BX Lighthouse at 2pm, Saturday, 11/4. Entry fee will be $3 and the address is below… 1005 Intervale Avenue Bronx, NY 10459 Good Luck Ladies!!

It's 235 Days until graduation please show your support and help us get Neil Degrasse Tyson for graduation 

Shutout to Jamir Worthen 

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Thursday Thoughts

Equality Charter High School NYC College of Technology Tour

Members of Equality’s Senior class will have the opportunity to visit NYC COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY on NOVEMBER 9th. Scholars will be able to tour classroom building, eateries and dormitories, concluding with a Q & A with admission counselors.  Scholars will be prepared with a list of topics to talk about including admission requirements and majors, extracurricular and sports activities, historical facts and campus life.

Fun Fact Thursday 

Did you know an island called South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands just 5,343 km off the coast of South America is inhabited primarily by marine life mammals and other wildlife creatures.
Neil Degrasse Tyson

236 days until graduation Neil deGrasse Tyson, a man of you knowledge with science would be a great addiction to our graduation ceremony.

It is the month of Thanksgiving 21 days until turkey day.
Keep in touch with us by following all our social media outlets
This is D'stini signing off. GO EAGLES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

Monday, October 30, 2017

It's Monday Equality

Welcome Back Equality let's start off by 

Congratulating the Girls Volleyball Team on their win 
National Honor Society will be hosting a candy bag and bake sale on Friday so being your money and support 

Congratulations Equality MS Flag Football Earns Another Win!!

On Saturday, October 21st, the MS flag football team played against a tough OWNCS team with the final score of 20-12

Socktober is coming to an end so if you haven't donated there is one more day left.

ECMS is conducting our second annual Socktober Drive. Please bring in new pairs of socks to support Families in Puerto Rico who are rebuilding their lives from the hurricane. We will be collecting socks until Tuesday, October 31st, 2017
It is Monday so I will leave you  with a motivational quote. 
This is D'stini signing off. GO EAGLES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

It's Breast Cancer Week Equality

Today our scholars got to wear pink for breast cancer awareness to raise money for a change. 

Equality MS Flag Football Goes To 4-0!!!

On Saturday, October 14th, the MS Flag Football team played against Health and Science with the score of 37-6. Jose Ruiz threw 5 touchdown passes and 1 extra point. On the receiving end of those passes were Chris Craig (2), Elvin Velasquez (1), Joshua Perez (1) and David Hutchinson (1) who also ran one in from 70 yards out. The defense stayed stout only giving up 6 points. Jose, David and Jordan Ingram each had an interception.Keep it up!!!!

As October comes an end don't forget about Socktober 
ECMS is conducting our second annual Socktober Drive. Please bring in new pairs of socks to support Families in Puerto Rico who are rebuilding their lives from the hurricane. We will be collecting socks until Tuesday, October 31st, 2017.
It's 244 days until graduation everyone, so please help us get Neil Degrasse Tyson,  to be our first graduating class guest speaker!!! 
And now a quote for Wednesdays wisdom stay positive everyone we are half way through the week.
This is D'stini signing off GO EAGLES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, October 19, 2017

It's Thursday Equality


This post is brought to you by D'stini (12th grade scholar), GO EAGLES!!!!!!!!!

Neil deGrasse Tyson
It is 250 days until graduation and we would love it if we could get everyone's support so we could get Neil degrasse tyson as our graduation speaker.

Equality Middle School Fall Dance

ECMS is hosting a Fall Harvest Dance is Friday,October 20th from 4-6pm.  It will be a fun night of snacks and dancing. Families have been asked to contact the middle school if you would like to chaperone the event.  The Fall Harvest dance is hosted by our Culture Team to thank scholars for following our school expectations and demonstrating our school values! It is going to be a night to remember.

Don't forget that this month is Socktober 
 ECMS is conducting our second annual Socktober Drive. Please bring in new pairs of socks to support Families in Puerto Rico who are rebuilding their lives from the hurricane. We will be collecting socks until Tuesday, October 31st, 2017.
It is fun fact Thursday, check out our Facebook page for more details. 
That's all the news for today this is D'stini signing off. GO EAGLES!!!!!!!!!!