The Holy Trinity community gathered to celebrate all cultures at the World Language Festival. Students performed dances, songs, comedy, and even juggling acts. There was a banquet of food which was prepared by students that represented their individual cultures.
The World Language Festival was a part of World Language Week, a week dedicated to honoring and experiencing different cultures. Each morning, prayers were said in various languages by different students.
Due to Hurricane Sandy, Global Awareness Night was combined with the festival and the topic this year was women around the world. Students created displays representing different experiences of women, from trafficking to cancer. These projects were displayed at the festival for students to view.
Fourth-grade students at Fork Lane School transformed their gym into a living wax museum, populated with the likenesses of both historical and current figures for their classmates and parents to learn from.
Students from Cristina Abbatiello’s and Lori Coley’s classes hand-picked their roster of luminaries before diving into the biographical research and preparation of costumes, posters, timelines and speeches to convincingly portray these people. As parents entered the museum, they were met with a vista of students posed as wax statues that came to life to explain who they are and why they are famous.
Did you know that math plays a vital role in video games? What do you know about the Fibonacci Numbers? What is the origin of Pi? What does music have to do with math? These were just some questions answered by over 30 exhibits on display during the afternoon Math Madness event held in Holy Trinity High School’s library on March 12.
Students in the 7th grade from Holy Family Elementary School in Hicksville, St. Brigid/Our Lady of Hope School in Westbury and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Bellmore, were invited to take a trip to Holy Trinity during their school day to learn many unique and interesting math facts from high school students. After school, the students at Holy Trinity were able to see what their fellow classmates have been up to.
High school English teacher, guitarist and songwriter Dave “Teacherman” Goldman is using his music to raise funds and awareness for pancreatic cancer. Goldman has agreed to donate proceeds from his first album, If I Knew Then, to the Lustgarten Foundation. All proceeds generated during the month of April will go directly towards pancreatic cancer research. The album can be purchased digitally via iTunes or Amazon. Physical copies of CDs are also available through Amazon.
“My father died of pancreatic cancer, and so did my grandfather, so it’s a very real, very frightening disease for me. What we went through when my father died, no one should have to experience that,” said Goldman.
Students from the seven Hicksville elementary schools recently offered to be “little doctors” by actively participating in blood drives coordinated by building PTAs and the New York Blood Center.
“The Little Doctors program is an opportunity for students to learn the value of volunteerism and the importance of participating in community service,” said Fork Lane School Principal Christopher Scardino.
Megan Ruff led the Girl Scout Promise and Nancy Heuser, parish Girl Scout coordinator, along with Fr. Rich presented religious awards to the Scouts who achieved the Ave Maria medal, Family of God medal, and I Live My Faith medal.
Holy Family Girl Scouts celebrated Girl Scout Sunday. The second-grader Brownies were awarded the Ave Maria medal during mass and all girls received a patch for attending service.
The next public board meetings for hearings about the 2013-14 Hicksville School District will be held on Wednesday, April 17 at 8:30 p.m. This meeting will be dedicated to the budget adoption. On Wednesday, May 8, the District will hold a public budget hearing at 8:30 p.m.
The week of March 4 was Lutheran Schools Week and the children at St. Stephen’s Nursery showed their school spirit every day, participating in Pajama Day, Backwards/Mismatch Day, Sports Day and Cool Sunglasses Day. Registration is open for 2013-14 enrollment. Visit www.ssns.homestead.com or call 516-931-0267.
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