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Jericho Math Wiz Conquers

jsA group of exceptional mathematics students from Nassau County, including a Jericho student, recently traveled to Pennsylvania for the American Regions Math League (ARML) Competition. 

The ARML competition draws the top mathematics students from across the country, so the competition is intense. Nassau had three 15-person teams competing, and they all had respectable finishes, including 15th place out of 50 teams in the B Division for Nassau B-1. Four-time member of the All-Star Team Kevin Huang, a senior from Jericho High School, was the top scorer on the team. Huang will attend Harvard this fall. [Read more...]

Syosset Schools Honor Employees

Syosset Central School District Athletic Director Richard Schuab was among several employees recognized for their retirement during the district reception on June 11.

Syosset Central School District
Athletic Director Richard Schuab was among several employees recognized for their retirement during the district reception on June 11.

The Syosset Central School District honored retirees and 25-year employees during its annual district reception on June 11 at Syosset High School.

Members of the district introduced each retiree and delivered a warm speech about their specific contributions to the school community. Board of Education trustees handed out certificates to each recipient, thanking them for their years of dedicated service to the students of Syosset. [Read more...]

Girl Scouts Celebrate Women

PageThreeGirlScoutsNassau county Legislator Judy Jacobs (D-Woodbury) was the invited guest of Girl Scout Troop # 3584 on Friday evening, June 13th. Jacobs was so honored to have been asked by the Troop to attend an evening with a woman in the community they admire. Jacobs said, [Read more...]

Nat’l Award For Syosset Dancer

jillianmillerJillian Miller, a fifth-grader at Walt Whitman Elementary School in Syosset, has been chosen as a 2014 National PTA Award of Merit Reflections winner for her original artistic piece, an original self-choreographed dance routine entitled, “You Can Be Anything.”

The National PTA’s Reflections program encourages students in pre-k through grade 12 to explore and be involved in the arts.
Thousands of students each year reflect on the theme and create original works of art in the categories of Dance Choreography, Film Production, Music Composition, Literature, Photography and Visual Arts. [Read more...]

Jericho Elementary School GAGA Night

IMG_3549The entire 5th grade of all the Jericho elementary schools got together on Sunday evening at Gaga.

The students from all three elementary schools had a chance to interact with each other. There was so much to do and play. It was a wonderful fun-filled opportunity to meet fellow middle school classmates. The kids played gaga, basketball, hockey and got to talk while listening to great music. Pizza and cupcakes were on hand to fill their bellies as they enjoyed time meeting their future classmates. [Read more...]

Village School Says Thank You To Quilting Benefactor

grade4quiltHave you ever heard of the saying, “It takes a village?”  It really does take a village to raise and teach a child.  For the past fifteen-plus years, Village Elementary School has had a relatively anonymous member of its village. That honor belongs to fourth grade teacher Ms. McEvoy’s wonderful Aunt Maryann. Aunt Maryann hand stitches a quilt annually to commemorate the “favorite book’” segment of the fourth grade curriculum. First, each child designs a square to represent their book.  [Read more...]

Village 3rd Graders Visit Bronx Zoo

zoo2zoo1Village School’s third grade students recently took a much anticipated trip to the Bronx Zoo where they hoped to catch a glimpse of the animals they had studied for their in-depth research projects.  For months, the children worked diligently on their animal reports.  They even fashioned dioramas of their animals’ specific habitat that featured tiny but very detailed clay replicas of their creatures. [Read more...]

Walt Whitman Musical Performance

Second-graders at Walt Whitman Elementary School in the Syosset Central School District performed in the “Free to Be You and Me” concert on June 11 in front of parents and family members. They performed songs about freedom, acceptance, love and tolerance, including “Free to Be You and Me,” “Parents Are People,” “Sisters and Brothers,” “Helping,” “It’s Alright to Cry,” “When We Grow Up” and “Glad to Have a Friend Like You.”

The students have been rehearsing the songs in music and their regular classrooms for more than a month in preparation of the performance, which is an annual event at the school for second-graders.

[Read more...]

The Brain Show At Berry Hill

TheBrainShow1The Brain Show – “an educational trivia game show with the look and feel of a real live T.V. game show” – was a big hit with the students and teachers at Berry Hill Elementary School.    Students and teachers were contestants on The Brain Show and tested their  knowledge in music, pop culture, history and sports categories.  Student winners received the official “I’m A Brain Show Maniac Medallion.”  The Brain Show is another educational program made possible by the Berry Hill PTA. View more pictures from the brain show!

Berry Hill PTA Hosts Strawberry Festival

StrawberryFestival6 The Berry Hill PTA hosted the annual Strawberry Festival.  Berry Hill families and friends enjoyed an afternoon of games, crafts, food and lots of fun all in the backyard of the school.  The Strawberry Festival featured a DJ, carnival booths, boom blasters with water balloons and high/low strike strength testers.  Kids also had an opportunity to create their own spin art t-shirt and make sand art.  Cotton candy, hotdogs, pretzels and ice cream rounded out the fun-filled afternoon. View more pictures from the strawberry festival!