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2015-16 Enrollment Forms Are Now Available!

Please print and complete the enrollment form and return it to your high school counselor or to EASTERN.

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Comprehensive Planning 2015 – 2021: Strategic Plan Final Report

Strategic Plan Final Report CoverThe Eastern Center for Arts and Technology (EASTERN) Strategic Plan was developed to integrate the requirements, needs and perspectives of a number of plans required of EASTERN, including the state-mandated Comprehensive Plan, Middle States Accreditation, Technology Plan and Professional Development/Induction Plan.

At the start of the 2013-2014 school year, EASTERN embarked on its fourth strategic planning process.  The planning process involved the cooperative efforts of the Joint Operating Committee, EASTERN and participating school district administration, staff, students, business and community stakeholders.

Initial work accomplished by eight teams revealed the many strengths and accomplishments of EASTERN, In addition, several potential challenges emerged. Building on this foundation, a diverse group of 30 stakeholders were charged with developing goals and initiatives during a planning retreat held on October 30, 2014. The outcome of the planning retreat lead to the school’s 2015-2021 Strategic Plan.

The final plan is currently under a 28 day review.  All comments should be forwarded to Joseph Greb, EASTERN’s Assistant Director, at jgreb@eastech.org.

The final Strategic Planning report can be found here.

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Cosmetology Clinic Supporting National Multiple Sclerosis Society

On Saturday, April 25, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Cheyenne Goodwell, Eastern Center for Arts and Technology (EASTERN) Cosmetology student and Cheltenham High School senior, will hold a cosmetology clinic at EASTERN’s Terwood Road campus. All proceeds will benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. This event is open to the public, and all media are welcome. To schedule an appointment, please contact Cheyenne at  MSwalk4cosmicJ@yahoo.com. Services and pricing include:

  • Eye brow wax – $5
  • Lip wax – $6
  • Chin wax – $5
  • Manicure – $6
  • One nail design – $1
  • Facial – $10
  • Up-do hair style – $15
  • Haircut, blow dry and style – $20
  • Shampoo and blow dry – $10
  • Braided up-do – $15
  • Roller Set – $22
  • Full highlights – $34
  • Permanent wrap – $35 and up
  • Single process color and style – $25
  • Partial highlights – $30
  • Temporary color rinse – $20

Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is a collective of passionate individuals who want to do something about multiple sclerosis now—to move together toward a world free of multiple sclerosis.

EASTERN’s Cosmetology program provides the skills necessary to begin a career in the cosmetology field. In Pennsylvania, as well as other states, cosmetologists and nail technicians must be licensed to practice in the field.

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EASTERN Student holds Hair Clinic for Manna on Main Street

On Saturday, March 28, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Madison Cabulis, Eastern Center for Arts and Technology (EASTERN) Cosmetology student and Jenkintown High School senior, held a hair clinic at EASTERN’s Terwood Road campus that raised $551 to benefit Manna on Main Street in Lansdale, PA. This event was open to the public for a reasonable cost and a worthy cause. Madison and fourteen of her Cosmetology classmates provided hair,
chemical, skin care and nail services.

MannaOnMain2015-1Madison had posters designed and printed by EASTERN’s Commercial Art students, and promoted her project through Facebook. She also informed all of her friends, family and classmates of this event, and asked them to spread the word. Madison organized and ran this clinic as her Jenkintown senior project.

“Thank you to everyone who helped and participated,” said Madison. Manna on Main Street is an amazing organization that is close to my heart. I was thrilled to be able to use my cosmetology skills to help their efforts.”

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EASTERN Students Win Big at SkillsUSA State Competition

Nineteen students from Eastern Center for Arts and Technology (EASTERN) in Willow Grove competed in their skill areas or with their leadership proficiency at the SkillsUSA State Competitions held April 8, 9 and 10 at the Hershey Convention Center. Students from all over Pennsylvania took part in the competition. Gold medal winners will represent EASTERN at the national-level competitions to be held June 22 – 26 in Kansas
City, Missouri. SkillsUSA is a national student leadership organization that encourages students to be productive individuals in our democratic society, work to their potential, become responsible, be proud of their accomplishments and supportive of their community. Medalists from EASTERN include:

Gold Medal Winners:

Criminal Justice – Joseph Flint, EASTERN Protective Services/Abington High School senior.

Joe Flint, Protective Services

Joe Flint, Protective Services

Pin Design – Nicole Hetzel, EASTERN Commercial Art/Upper Moreland High School senior.

Nicole Hetzel, Commercial Art

Nicole Hetzel, Commercial Art

Silver Medal Winners:
Health Knowledge Bowl – EASTERN Allied Health students, Catherine Dieterly, Hatboro-Horsham High School Senior, Margaret Roney, an Abington High School senior, Danielle Spressart, Upper Moreland High School senior, and Aah’Donai Wright, Cheltenham High School senior.

Chapter Display – Luke Gallagher, EASTERN Electrical Technology/Springfield High School junior, Kevin Koerner, EASTERN Commercial Art/Springfield High School senior, and Nicole Peck, EASTERN Commercial Art/Upper Dublin High School junior.

State Wide Officer 2015 -2016:
Katya Ivanovski, EASTERN Culinary Arts/Abington High School junior, has
been selected as 2015 – 2016 State Wide Officer.

Several EASTERN students at the competition were delegates for Katya Ivanovski to assist her in her mission to become elected as State Officer. The student delegates included Olga Stylianou, EASTERN Computer Network Administration/Upper Moreland High School junior, Robin Gabage, EASTERN Commercial Art/Jenkintown High School senior, and Sue Mun, EASTERN Culinary Arts/Upper Dublin High School junior.

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Substitute Teachers Needed!

Eastern Center for Arts and Technology (EASTERN) is seeking substitute teachers for all 13 career and technical programs.  If you have skills and interest in any of the following programs, please contact Allison Larson, EASTERN’s Supervisor of Career and Technical Education at 215-784-4800 Ext. 117.

  • Allied Health
  • Automotive Technology
  • Collision Repair Technology
  • Commercial Art
  • Computer Network Administration
  • Construction Technology
  • Cosmetology
  • Culinary Arts
  • Electrical Technology
  • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning
  • Office Management
  • Protective Services
  • Welding Technology

EASTERN is the career and technical high school for 11th and 12th grade students in participating school districts throughout Eastern Montgomery County. We offer our substitute teachers competitive day rates.

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EASTERN is Gearing Up for Summer Fun 2015

summerFunSummer Fun at Eastern Center for Arts and Technology (EASTERN) in Willow Grove will run from June 29 to July 17, 2015. This popular three-week program is for current students in grades 6 through 9 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The cost is $225. Registration brochures will be sent to students within the week, and online registration is open now at http://summerfun.eastech.org/.

Summer Fun 2015 programs include Auto Mechanics & Collision Repair, Computer Art and Digital Photography, Crime Scene Investigation, Drawing and Painting, Fun with Fashion, Junior Chef, Looking Good, Pastry Boss, Video Game Programming, and World of Construction.

Through EASTERN’s Summer Fun program, students get the opportunity to work with the latest technologies while having fun and learning new things. Parents and guardians of the students attending Summer Fun are invited on Friday, July 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. to see a variety of activities students worked on during Summer Fun. Some of the activities include a fashion show, photography and art exhibits, sample foods prepared by the students, and construction projects.

EASTERN has been offering a summer enrichment opportunity for middle school students for more than 25 years. If transportation is needed, please contact your district transportation office to see if your district can accommodate.

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Prepare for a Career in the Collision Repair Industry

The Eastern Center for Arts and Technology (EASTERN) Collision Repair Technology program can help students prepare for a rewarding career in fields such as automotive, marine and aeronautic service, new car design, manufacturing representative, insurance industry damage appraisal and testing, race car fabrication and vehicle engineering, metal fabrication, safety design engineering, technical writing, consumer information technologies, collision test engineering, and teaching.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of automotive body auto-body-informationrepairers is projected to grow 13 percent from 2012 to 2022. Job opportunities should be very good for job seekers with industry certification and formal training in automotive body repair and refinishing and in collision repair.

Collision repair technicians possess the critical skills to perform repairs and custom refinishing according to manufacturer specifications. Collision repair technicians fix damaged body parts of all automotive vehicles such as cars, vans, trucks, and emergency vehicles.

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