The North Shore Builders Club has been very active, throughout this school year , with numerous service projects assisting the community. The club is sponsored by the North Shore Kiwanis Club and the North Shore Key Club. North Shore Schools Community Service Director Julia Salat said, “When this K-Family joins hands, there is no telling what wonderful things happen.”
The Builders Club members include: Emma Diede, Justin Marzlock, Jacob Berlin, Henry Knierim, Alex Mecklosky, Jarod Schrier, Victoria Blunnie, Jon Swett, Meagan Kearney, Matthew Granelli, Robert Sharkey, John Yun, Frank Caldari, Zarina Tejpaul, Grace Ertel, Lauren Yacovone, Hayden Muttee, Katherine Mandarakas, Abby Nation, Alec Nation, Christine Ramirez, Abby Riccardo, Michael Santucci, Jon Saulle, William Seringer, Kayla Sorensen, and Helena Yun.
Glen Cove Boys & Girls Club Triple Play initiative is a healthy lifestyle program encouraging club members to participate in daily physical activity, take charge of their own nutritional well-being and engage in productive social interaction to forge positive relationships with friends and staff. The goal of the program, sponsored by WellPoint Foundation and The Coca-Cola Company, is to empower club members by providing them with the necessary tools to make wholesome, practical and well-balanced choices.
North Shore School District will hold its annual Celebration of Student Work honoring its students’ academic, artistic, athletic and co-curricular accomplishments.
“It is so important to celebrate the vitality, dynamism, creativity and joy our students bring to their schools every day,” said Greg Perles, teacher union vice president. “Amidst all of the testing pressures exerted on kids today, we have to remember to see and celebrate the whole child.”
Mrs. Kelly’s eighth-grade science research class and Mr. Slack’s Robotics & Automation class at North Shore Middle School joined forces to study how and why rockets work. Each student constructed and launched a rocket powered by an A-8 engine.
Using the scientific method, students investigated the question “Can the number of fins on a model rocket change the apogee of the rocket flight?” Apogee is the term used for the highest point of a rocket flight. During the lab investigation, students were introduced to trigonometry and used an instrument to measure the angle of elevation in order to calculate the height of their rocket.
Using their findings, the students completed their calculations and graphs while following NYS Regents exam formats. Mrs. Kelly and Mr. Slack’s classes were able to utilize their specific class skill sets to help their peers think critically and solve problems. At the end of the lesson, students were hypothesizing what would happen if they changed a different variable such as; engine size, fin shape or body tube length.
Students in the art department at Glen Cove Middle School have entered the 2013 AHRC T-Shirt Design Contest to benefit the 2013 AHRC Walkathon. The contest officially began April 9 and will conclude on May 10. The student with the winning design will be awarded a cash prize of $500 as well as $500 for their school’s art program. The winning design will debut as the official t-shirt at the 2013 AHRC Walkathon on Sunday, November 3.
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