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Jericho Students Take On Bullies

Jackson Elementary School in Jericho recently participated in Bullying Awareness Week. Each day there was a different theme to follow: Monday was Bracelets For Peace and anti-bullying bracelets were distributed; Tuesday was Upstander Day where everyone took an anti-bullying pledge; Wednesday was Laugh It Up Day where students brought in favorite jokes to share with the class; Thursday was Lunch With Someone New Day, where students were seated next to someone they don’t usually sit with at lunchtime; and Friday was You Are Not Alone Day where students all wore blue and gold to show that they will be upstanders and will be there to support each other.

Also during the week, every student signed an anti-bullying pledge and the Peer Leaders (with faculty advisors Melissa Seymour and Stacey Schwartz) made announcements about bullying and being an upstander and teachers taught relevant lessons in their classrooms.

Pictured is Mrs. Bocklet’s second-grade class. They are all wearing blue and gold, Jackson’s school colors, for “You are Not Alone” Day, to symbolize that we are all there to stand up for each other. The students in the first row are showing off their anti-bullying bracelets.

— Submitted by Jackson Elementary School

News

Eight students from Jericho High School, the largest number of students from any school on Long Island this year, are among the 300 semifinalists picked from 1,800 entrants nationally and overseas in the annual Intel Science Talent Search.

Brookville’s Green Vale School students were featured in the September/October 2013 issue of Sport Rocketry, the official journal of the National Association of Rocketry.

The seventh-grade students competed nationally at the Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) last May in Virginia and were the youngest rocket scientists competing. They were also the only team from Long Island that qualified to enter the competition and one of only two teams from New York State.


Sports

The Syosset Braves 11-year-old football team recently won the Superbowl Championship Game against the Rosedale Jets with a final score of 13 to 0.

The Farrell & Schmidt Ho Ho Ho 5-Kilometer Run started and finished at the John F. Kennedy Middle School in Bethpage on Dec. 21. The top local finisher was Tim Mahony of Syosset, who scored in 11th place overall and third in the 15 to 19 age group.

Other locals winning awards in this year’s Ho Ho Ho Run were Gina Ferraro of Syosset (2nd woman, 35-39 age group), Patty Santella of Syosset (3rd woman, 45-49 age group), Kim Solomine of Syosset (2nd woman, 55-59 age group).


Calendar

Jericho Wheelchair Basketball

January 17

Reality Check on America’s Economy, Health Care & Budget

January 17

Open Forum: Now What Do I Say?

January 21



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