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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.

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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!

World Traveler Shares Artifacts At Village

DSC_0557Michael Harrold, a photographer, storyteller and world traveler, visited third- and fifth-graders at Village Elementary School in Syosset on May 27 to share various stories and artifacts from his travels through eastern Africa, South America, Asia and Latin America. Third-graders focused on eastern Africa and Asia, and fifth-graders learned about South America to enhance and supplement their regular classroom curriculum.

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Willits Students Head To College

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Students at A.P. Willits Elementary School in the Syosset Central School District had the opportunity to experience what it was like to attend college for one morning during the school’s second annual University Day on June 17. University Day features a variety of hands-on workshops that allow students to explore new areas of study and interest. Parents, faculty and community members taught courses in an area that they have prior expertise, bringing a unique perspective to the students. [Read more...]

Syosset Student Kid Of Distinction

sydnigrossmanSyosset High School Senior Sydni Grossman was among 10 winners selected by Kids Helping Kids for its 2014 Kids of Distinction Community Scholarship Program, created to recognize exceptional kids in the Town of Oyster Bay. 

“We have so many exceptional young people living in the Town that I’m certain it wasn’t easy selecting just a handful of recipients from the numerous applicants,” Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto said. “I thank the committee for their hard work and dedication in designating these 10 extraordinary individuals.”

The winners were selected by the Kids Helping Kids organization, which established a committee to judge a record number of applications that they received for the 10-year anniversary of the program. [Read more...]