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.
Glen Cove High School junior Rayvaun Satterfield recently won first place in the Ceramic Sculpture category at the Nassau Community College Annual Arts Fair, held on April 6. The theme of the gallery is “Journeys: Travel to Outer Spaces, Middle Spaces and Inner Spaces,” which ran at NCC. “I like the challenge of doing things that people think cannot be done,” said Rayvaun. “I use my imagination to establish my goals.”
Several Glen Cove High School student reporters with the school’s newspaper, The Cove-er Times, were honored at Adelphi University’s Press Day 2013, an event designed to recognize the best among area high school journalists. Approximately 330 students were in attendance representing over 33 high schools from Nassau and Suffolk counties. Out of the six categories that Glen Cove entered, The Cove-er Times staff received awards in four categories: Best Opinion Piece: Silver/second place: Matt Kolbert; Best Arts Review -- Silver/second place: Natasha Miller; Best Photo -- Silver/second place: Konrad Backiel; Best Online Newspaper -- Honorable Mention: Co-editors-in-chief Matt Kolbert and Yaqarah LeTellier
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