Under the direction of Brittney Frank, the Finley Middle School seventh-grade band was awarded the highest level of Gold at the 2013 NYSSMA Majors Festival held at Hofstra University on May 22. Bands, choruses, and orchestras from around Long Island performed at the festival and are graded by two adjudicators. The Finley seventh-grade band performed three pieces, which were also performed at this year’s spring concert.
Just in time for Mother’s Day, students at Deasy Elementary School recognized their gratitude and appreciation of their mothers with the annual Mother’s Day Tea. Through songs, poems and stories, the students thanked their moms and talked about why they are special, expressing their creativity through the presentations. The second-graders, who had been preparing their materials for the past week, created picture frames and books, which featured a variety of written work, for their guests. Students and parents were also able to share breakfast together in celebration of Mother’s Day.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for students to spend the week preparing songs, stories and some original work that helps them understand how much work their mothers do and how hard it is to be a mom,” said Principal Nomi Rosen. “I think it really makes them feel a special empathy and appreciation for their moms.”
On Saturday, April 20, the North Shore High School presented the traditional Senior Fashion Show. Forty-eight girls and 31 guys (all high school seniors) participated in this exciting event. The show was fantastic and fun!
Students at Landing Elementary School recently participated in the American Heart Association’s Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser, raising a total of $4,300 for the 2013 school year. Students collected donations for their jumping efforts, which took place during their physical education classes. Tyler Kaffl raised a school record of $825 and Vincenzo DeGraci raised a personal best of $385. Additionally, Kevin Larkin raised $251, William Merkel raised $250, Taylor Riley raised $194 and Kristen Sita raised $175 for AHA. Karen Serani coordinated this year’s fundraising efforts for the organization.
Congratulations to Glen Cove High School students Lindsey De La Fuente, Maria Pita and Pierina Grispo for winning first place in the Social Science category at the 15th annual STEP (Science, Technology Entry Program) conference in Albany.
Lindsey, Maria and Pierina collaborated on a research project titled “The Prevalence of False Memory in High School Students” in which they tested 10 juniors (five boys and five girls) using a list of 15 different words from 10 different categories. Each test subject was read the list of words, with each word read repeatedly, then asked to repeat them a short time later.
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