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Levittown Tribune - Schools

Wrestling For Lee Road PTA

Written by The Levittown Tribune Staff Wednesday, 23 April 2014 00:00

The Jonas E. Salk Middle School gymnasium in Levittown was transformed into an arena on April 11 for an epic rumble between some of World Wrestling Entertainment’s biggest All-stars, to help raise money for the Lee Road Elementary School PTA.

 

The crowd was electric, as dozens of screaming fans, both old an young, flooded the schoolhouse for the chance to meet some of their all-time favorite WWE Wrestling stars, including: Matt Hardy of the Hardy Boyz, Jake “the Snake” Roberts and Mick Foley aka Mankind, aka Dude Love, aka Cactus Jack. After snapping several photos and collecting autographs, children and parents took their seats as the pros prepared to go head-to-head in the ring. 

 

Brownies Make PB&J For Cause

Thursday, 17 April 2014 00:00

Brownie Troop #3633 Island Trees spent an evening making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches at a local church, to be distributed to those in need in Wyndanch. The girls, along with parishioners, made 600 sandwiches that night.

 

(Photo submitted by Brownie Troop #3633)

 

Island Trees Junior Honor Society

Thursday, 17 April 2014 00:00

Recently the National Junior Honor Society of Island Trees Memorial Middle School became involved in working with Liam’s Lighthouse Foundation, a group that is dedicated to advancing research, awareness, and support for histiocytosis.  Mr. Chris McGowan, a sixth grade teacher at ITMMS, brought attention to this cause because his close friend’s daughter suffers from histiocytosis, a blood a disease that causes organ damage and the formation of tumors.  After learning about histiocytosis, the members of the National Junior Honor Society became passionate about the mission, raised funds, and donated $250.00 to Liam’s Lighthouse Foundation.  Thank you to the members of the Memorial Middle School National Junior Honor Society, Mr. McGowan, Mrs. Nieves, and Mrs. Harouche for coordinating this important endeavor. 

 

More information about the mission of Liam’s Lighthouse Foundation can be found at http://www.liamslighthousefoundation.org/. 

 

—Submitted by Island Trees Memorial Middle School Principal Dr. Roger Bloom


 

MacArthur Students Build With Habitat For Humanity

Thursday, 10 April 2014 00:00

Thirty seniors from MacArthur’s economics class volunteered to participate in Habitat for Humanity’s Student Build Program. After pledging $3,000 to the organization, MacArthur students spent the day learning construction skills and meeting the Habitat homeowner. Last month, students helped put up sheetrock on the ceilings and walls. During two volunteer trips, students learned about the cost of living on Long Island and how Habitat for Humanity assists to provide affordable housing. Working alongside the Habitat homeowner and getting to know the family they were building for was a rewarding experience for these students.

 

— Submitted by the Levittown Public School District 


 

Extraordinary Island Trees Artists Exhibit Work at Adelphi

Thursday, 10 April 2014 00:00

The exhibition began with the prestigious Senior Scholarship Recipients Ceremony honoring one senior artist from each Nassau County high school. Island Trees High School senior Joanna Viscuso, who plans to attending Adelphi University next year to study art and compete for their Division I Bowling team, was recognized for her artistic excellence. 

 

The Island Trees School District was represented by several art students and educators, including: 

 

A Dr. Seuss Celebration

Thursday, 03 April 2014 00:00

Kindergarten students at Lee Road Elementary School in the Levittown School District celebrated Dr. Seuss’ 110th birthday with a breakfast party. The students filed into the decorated cafeteria wearing Dr. Seuss hats and met their “special person,” with whom they read their favorite Dr. Seuss books. The teachers took turns reading “Green Eggs and Ham,” after which parent volunteers served the perplexing dish to each student.  

 

Prior to the culminating activity, the students reviewed Dr. Seuss’ works. After reading his books, they were instructed to find word families and rhyming words. They also colored in Dr. Seuss characters, and these masterpieces decorated the walls of the cafeteria during the celebration.  

 

— Submitted by the Levittown Public School District


 

A Day in the Kitchen

Thursday, 03 April 2014 00:00

Chef Tyler Reinhart, a representative of Johnson and Wales University, visited the culinary arts students at Gerald R. Claps Career and Technical Education Center in Levittown. During the day, Chef Reinhart taught the future chefs how to prepare sweet potato dumplings. 

 

In addition to making a wonderful side dish, the students interested in continuing their education in the food services field received the opportunity to speak to Chef Reinhart about the university’s educational offerings. G.C. Tech has an articulation agreement with

Johnson and Wales University, providing seniors with nine college credits upon enrollment in the school’s program.   

 

— Submitted by the Levittown Public School District


 

Wagner, Christensen Named Teachers of 2014

Written by The Levittown Tribune Staff Thursday, 27 March 2014 00:00

Two teachers in the Island Trees School District have been selected as the recipients of the Harvard Club’s “Distinguished Teacher of 2014 Award,” for their dedication as educators.

 

Lori Christensen has been an English teacher in the Island Trees School District for 17 years, and currently serves as Chairperson of her department. She proudly advises the National Honor Society, teaches The College Process, a senior elective and mentors new teachers.

 

Ms. Christensen describes herself as defined by the “three Rs: Running, Reading, and wRiting.” During the year, she is known for attracting teens, teachers, and friends alike for book chat; and during the summer enjoys jogging the Long Beach Boardwalk each day before relaxing with a good book. 

 

Science Olympians

Thursday, 27 March 2014 00:00

The Western Long Island Regional Science Olympiad Competition was recently held at C.P. Weber Middle School. The competition was intense, but when it was over the team from Island Trees Middle School finished 18th in a field of 40 teams. The achievement was the result of the hard work, skill and dedication of students who represented Island Trees at the competition. 

 

Mrs. Sultana Inspires Creativity

Thursday, 20 March 2014 00:00

Ms. Sultana’s Reading groups recently explored the characteristics of narrative and expository text. During the lesson students learned that expository text contains facts and provides information to the reader, whereas, narrative text is made up, has characters, and often includes dialogue. 

 

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