Members of the Syosset Schools Board of Education conducted the annual inspection of schools, accompanied by Superintendent of Schools Dr. Carole G. Hankin, Deputy Superintendent Dr. Jeffrey B. Streitman, and other members of Central Administration.
The day included an inspection of each of the ten building's physical facilities and also gave the board members the opportunity to observe students at all grade levels engaged in learning many different subjects. Among the many lessons observed was a seventh grade math lesson that used both the SmartBoard and E-Book technology. In a music class, students demonstrated how keyboard class is conducted with the use of electronic keyboards and an audio system that enables the teacher to give each student individual attention.
At Syosset High School, the board viewed the weight rooms that are being used for both physical education classes and training for all athletic teams. A visit to the GERF coincided with a trip for elementary students, who were guided through the use of the facility by trained high school students. Many of the high school guides have future plans to become teachers, and they are enjoying experiencing working with the younger students.
Elementary school students were observed in a range of different lessons and activities. Students performed a historical shadow puppet show as the culmination of weeks of study about the American Revolution. A brain development program based on the science of kinesiology showed how students used physical movement to help learn math facts. A library media lesson demonstrated how second grade students use their computer and research skills to further their knowledge of a social studies unit on the world's continents.
The board members agreed that the 10 schools passed inspection with flying colors. It is so rewarding to see the students and programs in action, and to see the needs of our students being met so well in all of our schools, they said. Syosset can be very proud of its schools.