News and Announcements
December 1st, 2017
Are you taking a Regents exam in January?
Did you know if a student attends all Regents Prep classes, they’re more likely to pass the Regents with a higher score?!
6 Saturdays. 9 teachers. All subjects.
See attached schedule below. Please see the teacher listed for the Regents Prep class you wish to take, sign up and receive a 2 ride Metro Card!
November 16th, 2017
All LESP staff and students are invited to a celebration with traditional American Thanksgiving food!
October 29th, 2017
The Proposed Consolidation of Technology, Arts, and Sciences Studio (01M301) with School for Global Leaders (01M378) in Building M025 Beginning in the 2018-2019 School Year
October 20th, 2017
See documents below for more information.
October 18th, 2017
Last year, the Muslim Student Club had a potluck party to launch the club, welcoming the school community with our traditional cuisines. Our second year’s first event focused on another universal language: sports. LESP held its first ever cricket match.
“Cricket?!?” “What’s cricket?”
This was, by far, the most common question our club was asked, which was good because it’s the question we most wanted to answer. Despite its huge popularity in the world, cricket is not well-known in the US and in other parts of the world that LESP students come from. We wanted to introduce a culture to which they probably had never been exposed.
Cricket is not connected to the Muslim culture but it is hugely popular in the countries that most of our club members are from. The game originated in England and has gained popularity in the British Commonwealth, such as Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, Nigeria, West Indies, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, etc. Some of us belonged to teams in our countries and practiced every day. So much so that heavy cricket bats were something we packed in our luggage when we came to the US, but we never had the chance to play since starting our new lives here. We missed cricket so much.
So, you can imagine how much fun we had playing cricket together! It felt like ‘home’ to us. Not only that, this time we were playing with LESP friends and teachers who had never played cricket in their lives, which made us even happier to share our love of the game with them. There were people watching our game from the streets of the Lower East Side, too! They were taking pictures and filming from over the school fence and said they had never seen a live cricket game before. Sports has no boundaries. The language of sports is so universal.
We would like to thank Mr. Anaya and Ms. Prichard for supporting us with our idea and helping to bring our first game to fruition. We hope more LESP members will join us for cricket soon. It’s fun, trust us!