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Image Unavailable Ƶ Teachers Support Graduates
7/12/2024
Ƶ High School
At Senior Awards night, the Ƶ Classroom Teachers' Association (BSCTA) awarded scholarships to 34 of our Ƶ High School seniors, totalling $17,000. This could not have been possible without the support of the hundreds of Ƶ teachers who donated to our scholarship fund throughout this school year.

The BSCTA awarded 34 scholarships to graduating seniors. UPK Students Celebrate Moving Up
7/12/2024
Universal Pre-Kindergarten
The Ƶ Pre-Kindergarten Center celebrated a moving up ceremony for students who will be moving on to kindergarten in the Fall.

The Pre-Kindergarten Center held a moving up ceremony. Board of Education Recognizes Retirees
7/12/2024
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The Ƶ Board of Education recognized and thanked faculty and staff members from throughout the Ƶ who retired during the 2023-2024 school year.

Ƶ Mourns Loss
7/11/2024
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Ƶ Union Free School Ƶ DISTRICT ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES 75 WEST PERKAL STREET, BAY SHORE, NEW YORK, 11706 PHONE (631) 968-1115 FAX (631) 968-4131     Board of Education Steven J. Maloney, Ed.D. Louis R. Bettinelli, President Superintendent of Schools Susan Gargan, Vice President   Andrew A. Arcuri ... more info

Board of Education Public Session Scheduled for Tuesday, July 2, 2024
7/1/2024
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THE BOARD OF EDUCATION REORGANIZATION MEETING SCHEDULED FOR   Tuesday, July 2, 2024 @ 5:00 p.m.   HAS BEEN CHANGED TO Tuesday, July 2, 2024 @ 3:30 p.m.   There will be a proposed Executive Session, subject to Board Approval at 3:00 p.m.   The meeting will take place in the Third Floor Conference Room of the Ƶ Office   ... more info

Image Unavailable Visiting the Beach
6/28/2024
Brook Avenue Elementary
Students from Brook Avenue School learned about the Long Island coast while visiting a local beach.

Brook Avenue students visited the beach. Celebrating Old Glory
6/28/2024
Universal Pre-Kindergarten
Students at the Ƶ Pre-Kindergarten Center celebrated Flag Day.

The Pre-Kindergarten Center celebrated Flag Day. Jungle Book
6/28/2024
South Country Elementary
The South Country School Drama Club performed an adaptation of The Jungle Book.

South Country students performed a play. Model UN Recognized by Town
6/28/2024
Ƶ High School
The Ƶ High School Model UN team was recognized for its first national win by the Town of Islip.

The Model UN team was recognized by the Town of Islip. Middle School Celebrates Moving Up Ceremony
6/27/2024
Ƶ Middle School
On June 24, 2024, Ƶ Middle School celebrated its Class of 2028 Moving-Up Ceremony. The evening featured remarks from Middle School Principal Dr. Lisette, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Steven J. Maloney, Board of Education President Jennifer Brownyard and High School Assistant Principal Peter Raio.

The Middle School held a Moving Up ceremony for 8th grade students. Teddy Bear Clinic
6/27/2024
Fifth Avenue Elementary
First grade students at Fifth Avenue School partnered with members of the NYU Langone Health team to create a teddy bear clinic. Students learned more about medical professionals while providing care to their stuffed animals.

Fifth Avenue students learned about medical professions. Moving Up Showcase
6/27/2024
Fifth Avenue Elementary
Second grade students at Fifth Avenue School celebrated their moving up by putting on a showcase for family and friends.

Message from the Superintendent
6/26/2024
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  Ƶ Union Free School Ƶ DISTRICT ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES 75 WEST PERKAL STREET, BAY SHORE, NEW YORK, 11706 PHONE (631) 968-1115 FAX (631) 968-4131     Board of Education Steven J. Maloney, Ed.D. Jennifer Brownyard, President Superintendent of Schools Louis R. Bettinelli, Vice President   ... more info

Image Unavailable UPK Holds Field Day
6/26/2024
Universal Pre-Kindergarten
Students at the Ƶ Pre-Kindergarten Center participated in a fun Field Day.

The Pre-Kindergarten Center hosted Field Day. Board Hears from Dual Language Students
6/25/2024
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The Ƶ Board of Education heard from students in the Ƶ's Dual Language Program during a recent Work Session. The students shared bilingual books they created, as well as their thoughts about why being bilingual is important.

Dual Language students shared their experience with the Board of Education. Students Recognized at Dellacave Awards
6/25/2024
Athletics
Ƶ senior athletes Max DeBonis and Payton Imhof were recognized as Ƶ’s Dellecave Award winners for 2024.

Ƶ students were recognized at the Dellacave Awards. Brook Avenue Holds Field Day
6/25/2024
Brook Avenue Elementary
Brook Avenue School students had fun participating in Field Day.

Important Message from Ƶ
6/24/2024
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Ƶ Union Free School Ƶ DISTRICT ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES 75 WEST PERKAL STREET, BAY SHORE, NEW YORK, 11706 PHONE (631) 968-1115 FAX (631) 968-4131     Board of Education Steven J. Maloney, Ed.D. Jennifer Brownyard, President Superintendent of Schools Louis R. Bettinelli, Vice President   Andrew A.... more info

Image Unavailable High School Writing Recognized
6/24/2024
Ƶ High School
Ƶ High School student, Rowan Goldrich, has been awarded 1st place in the Sea Glass Fiction Contest, sponsored by the Whaling Museum of Cold Spring Harbor, in the grades 9-12 category.

A High School student received a writing award. Board Members Receive Recognition
6/24/2024
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Ƶ Board of Education President Jennifer Brownyard and Trustee Guy Leggio received recognition from the New York State School Boards Association. Ms. Brownyard received a Board Excellence Award and Mr. Leggio received a Board Lifetime Achievement Award for the hours they have spent completing professional development opportunities.

Two Board of Education members received recognition. Track Athletes Recognized
6/21/2024
Athletics
Ƶ Boys Track team members Jake Gogarty, Rohan Manragh, and Darlo Laurent received All-Sectional honors for their seasons. Jake also received an MVP award.

Track athletes won post-season awards. Special Someone Dance
6/21/2024
Fifth Avenue Elementary
Fifth Avenue School students celebrated the special people in their lives by bringing them to the Special Someone Dance.

Fifth Avenue held a Special Someone Dance. IB Diploma Student Recognition Night
6/21/2024
Ƶ High School
The Ƶ High School International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma program held its annual IB Diploma Student Recognition Night to honor the high school seniors who have completed the necessary requirements to qualify for the IB diploma. Board of Education President Mrs. Jennifer Brownyard, Vice President Mr. Louis Bettinelli, Trustees Mrs. Susan Gargan and Mr. Guy Leggio, Superintendent Dr.... more info

The High School recognized IB Diploma students. Board Recognizes FAS PFA
6/21/2024
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The Ƶ Board of Education recognized and thanked the Fifth Avenue School Parent Faculty Association (PFA) for their donation towards new benches and picnic tables for the school's playground.

The Board of Education thanked the FIfth Avenue PFA for a donation. Board of Education Recognizes Top Students
6/20/2024
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The Ƶ Board of Education recognized the Valedictorian and Salutatorian from the Class of 2024. Rachna Singh, the Valedictorian, plans to attend University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Adrianna Krummenacker, the Salutatorian, plans to attend Howard University. Both have challenged themselves to the fullest extent possible while attending Ƶ High School. Teachers, administrators... more info

The Board of Education honored the Valedictorian and Salutatorian. Athletes Receive Recognition
6/20/2024
Athletics
The Ƶ Athletic Sponsors recently hosted the annual Varsity Awards Dinner to recognize graduating seniors and other athletes.

The Athletic Sponsors hosted the annual Varsity Awards Dinner. Family Picnic
6/20/2024
Fifth Avenue Elementary
Families of students at Fifth Avenue School attended a fun family picnic to celebrate another wonderful school year.

Fifth Avenue held a picnic for families. Ƶ Performers Win Awards
6/20/2024
Ƶ High School
Ƶ High School's Drama Club was recognized at the 2024 Teeny Awards with individual and group awards. Congratulations to all of the winners. Student Theater Recognition Awards Lead Actor in a Musical Isaiah Baston (Children of Eden) Lead Actress in a Musical Krista Flynn (Children of Eden) Supporting Actor in a Musical Jeronnie McDougald (The 25th Annual Putnam County... more info

Juneteenth 2024
6/19/2024
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Juneteenth provides an opportunity to reflect on our commitment to delivering equal opportunities for success for every student who walks through our doors. The Ƶ School Ƶ remains dedicated to its mission to provide an exceptional education that celebrates equality, honors our diverse community, and fosters an environment of inclusivity for all.

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6/18/2024
Mary G. Clarkson Elementary
Students at Mary G. Clarkson School wrote letters to bus drivers to thank them.

Mary G. Clarkson students thanked bus drivers. Recognizing Outstanding Seniors
6/18/2024
Ƶ High School
Members of the Ƶ High School Class of 2024 attended Senior Awards Night to receive recognition for outstanding performance in academics, community service, and extracurricular activities, as they received scholarship awards from alumni, community members, and organizations.

Graduating seniors received scholarship awards at Senior Awards Night. Field Day Fun
6/18/2024
Fifth Avenue Elementary
Fifth Avenue School students had fun participating in Field Day activities.

Fifth Avenue held a Field Day. Welcoming Summer with a Social
6/17/2024
Brook Avenue Elementary
Families of students at Brook Avenue School celebrated summer being around the corner with a social event hosted by the Parent Faculty Association (PFA).

Brook Avenue held a social event for families. Middle School Writing Recognized
6/17/2024
Ƶ Middle School
Ƶ Middle School students Brayden Dunn (Honorable Mention) and Amelia Sullivan (3rd place) have been recognized for their submissions to the Sea Glass Fiction Contest sponsored by the Whaling Museum of Cold Spring Harbor, in the grades 6-8 category.

Two Middle School students received writing awards. Coaches Visit SCS
6/17/2024
South Country Elementary
Ƶ Athletic Coaches Smith, Pasquerella, Healy, and Schiro visited students at South Country School to talk about behaviors, habits, and character traits.

Athletics coaches visited South Country. BAS Hosts Art Show
6/14/2024
Brook Avenue Elementary
Families of students at Brook Avenue School were able to view artwork the students have created throughout the year at the building's art show.

Brook Avenue hosted an art show. Student Writing Recognized
6/14/2024
Ƶ High School
Four students from Ƶ High School, Tyler Brown, Amelia Kasten, Armani Smith, and Dawn Worrell, were recognized by the 2024 NCTE Achievement Awards in Writing Contest for written pieces they submitted.

High School students won writing awards. Students Perform Concert
6/14/2024
Gardiner Manor Elementary
Gardiner Manor School students performed a Spring Concert to share their musical talents with friends and family.

Gardiner Manor students performed a concert. Visiting History
6/14/2024
Fifth Avenue Elementary
Second grade students from Fifth Avenue School visited Old Bethpage Restoration Village to learn about 19th Century life on Long Island.

Fifth Avenue students learned about 19th Century life. MGC Hosts Interdisciplinary Fair
6/13/2024
Mary G. Clarkson Elementary
Mary G. Clarkson School hosted an Interdisciplinary Fair that allowed families an opportunity to view student work from art and STEAM classes.

Mary G. Clarkson hosted an Interdisciplinary Fair. Colorful Run
6/13/2024
Fifth Avenue Elementary
Students at Fifth Avenue School participated in a color run.

Fifth Avenue hosted a color run. Alumni Inducted into Hall of Fame
6/13/2024
Athletics
Ƶ High School alumni Bob Panariello ('82) and Alyssa Leonard ('10) were inducted into the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame for their athletic accomplishments.

Two alumni were inducted into an athletic hall of fame. Students Perform Ukulele Concert
6/13/2024
Brook Avenue Elementary
Students in the Ukulele Club at Brook Avenue School finished out the year by putting on a performance for family and friends.

Brook Avenue students performed with ukuleles. Growing Butterflies
6/12/2024
Brook Avenue Elementary
Students in Mrs. Callis and Mrs. Kavanagh's class at Brook Avenue School grew butterflies and then released them.

Brook Avenue students grew butterflies. Celebrating Pacific Islander Month
6/12/2024
Fifth Avenue Elementary
Students and staff at Fifth Avenue School celebrated Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

Fifth Avenue celebrated Pacific Islanders. Learning About Safety
6/12/2024
South Country Elementary
Students in Mr. Shea's class at South Country School visited Suffolk Police Department Headquarters to learn about safety.

South Country students learned about safety. Students Perform Showcase
6/11/2024
Fifth Avenue Elementary
Kindergarten students at Fifth Avenue School performed a Spring Showcase for friends and family.

Fifth Avenue students performed a showcase. Fluency Flowers
6/11/2024
Mary G. Clarkson Elementary
Students in Mrs. Aponte and Mrs. Rourke's class at Mary G. Clarkson School created fluency flowers to show the many words they have learned this year.

Mary G. Clarkson students celebrated how much they learned this year. High School Hosts Field Day
6/11/2024
Ƶ High School
Students at Ƶ High School took part in a field day event that featured many different activities.

High School students participated in a field day. UPK Hosts Family Picnic
6/10/2024
Universal Pre-Kindergarten
The Ƶ Pre-Kindergarten Center hosted a family picnic to celebrate another wonderful school year.

The Pre-Kindergarten Center hosted a family picnic. Dual Language Students Research Countries
6/10/2024
Brook Avenue Elementary
Students in the second grade Dual Language class at Brook Avenue School shared information they learned by researching different countries.

BSSD Ƶ Wide Safety Plan and Remote Instruction Plan Drafts
6/6/2024
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The school-community is invited to review and comment on Ƶ School Ƶ’s draft of the safety plan. This year’s plan includes information on emergency remote instruction to ensure continuity for students in the event of an emergency school closure. The plan may be viewed through the link below. All comments should be forwarded to the Ƶ Clerk at... more info

Image Unavailable High School Student Wins Science Award
6/6/2024
Ƶ High School
Ƶ High School Senior science research student, Gabriella Allen, received the STANYS Outstanding Senior in Science Award.

A High School student received a science award. Fifth Avenue Hosts International Night
6/6/2024
Fifth Avenue Elementary
Fifth Avenue School hosted its annual International Night, which allows families to learn more about different cultures and traditions.

Fifth Avenue hosted International Night. Girls Crew Places at States
6/6/2024
Athletics
The Girls Varsity 4 and Novice 4 Crew teams each placed 2nd in the New York State Championships.

Girls Crew placed at States. Students Perform Concert
6/6/2024
South Country Elementary
Fourth and fifth grade students from South Country School performed a spring concert for classmates and families.

South Country students performed a spring concert. BSHS Science Students Explore Town of Islip Shellfish Culture Facility
6/5/2024
Ƶ High School
Ƶ High School’s Science Research, IB Chemistry, IB Biology and IB Physics students worked alongside Ed Rogan, from Saving the Great South Bay, to learn about the Islip Shellfish Culture Facility and how they work to restore oyster populations for aquaculture.

High School students visited the Islip Shellfish Culture Facility. Runner Sets School Record
6/5/2024
Athletics
Ƶ Boys Varsity Track runner Jake Gogarty placed 4th in the 3200 at the Loucks Invitational while setting a new school record at 8:58.54.

A runner set a new school record. Middle School Hosts County Spelling Bee
6/4/2024
Ƶ Middle School
Ƶ Middle School hosted the Ƶ Buzz Countywide Middle School Spelling Bee. Ƶ student Isabella Luque placed 4th in the County and Dayron Butler placed 10th.

The Middle School hosted the Countywide spelling bee. Students Celebrate College Choices
6/4/2024
Ƶ High School
Ƶ High School's Guidance Department held decision days for students to celebrate where they will attend college next year.

High School students celebrated their college choices. Public Hearing - June 5, 2024
6/3/2024
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The Board of Education will be holding a   PUBLIC HEARING   immediately following the Work Session on June 5, 2024, for the purpose of public comments regarding the Ƶ Wide Safety Plan   The hearing will take place in the Ƶ High School Little Theater   The meeting will be broadcast live at: www.bayshoreschools.org/Boardmeeting

Public Hearing Notice June 5, 2024 Students Present to Medical Professionals
6/3/2024
Ƶ High School
Ƶ High School science research students, Gabriella Allen and Saman Khalil, were invited to present their research to doctors, nurses, scientists, and teachers at the South Shore University Hospital Research Symposium.

High School students presented research to medical professionals. Ƶ Student Wins Drama Award
5/31/2024
Ƶ High School
Ƶ High School student performer Isaiah Baston won the Roger Rees Award for Outstanding Performer for his role in Children of Eden. He will move on to compete nationally in the Jimmy Awards.

A Ƶ student won a performance award. Students Compete at Science Fair
5/30/2024
Ƶ High School
Ƶ High School science research students, Saman Khallil and Gabriella Allen, competed at the South Asian American Women's Association Science Fair with a project titled, "Nitrate Remediation Through the Use of Myco-swale." The students engineered a Myco-swale designed to remediate high nitrogen levels in our Long Island waterways. By using mushroom material with other natural... more info

High School students competed at a science fair. A Day of Remembrance
5/28/2024
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The Ƶ-Brightwaters community held its annual Memorial Day Parade along Main Street. School and community groups showed their patriotism while paying tribute to those who sacrificed for our country.

Ƶ students and staff marched in the Memorial Day Parade. Memorial Day
5/27/2024
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This Memorial Day, the Ƶ School Ƶ honors the men and women who gave their lives in service to our country. Their willingness to serve and their ultimate sacrifice allows us to enjoy our freedom and way of life. We pause to remember and commemorate their bravery, and to express our gratitude for their service.

Memorial Day 2024 Students Win Science Award
5/23/2024
Ƶ High School
Ƶ High School science research students Gabriella Allen and Saman Khalil received a Meritorious Award at the Long Island Science Congress for their system to fight nitrate pollution.

High School students received a science award. Student Poetry Recognized
5/22/2024
Ƶ Middle School
Two students from Ƶ Middle School, Stephanie Green and Noora Ahmed, were recognized in the 38th Annual Walt Whitman Birthplace Student Poetry Contest.

Student poetry was recognized. Legislature Recognizes Basketball Team
5/22/2024
Athletics
Suffolk County Legislators Steve Flotteron and Sam Gonzalez honored the Ƶ Boys Varsity Basketball team for their outstanding season during a recent meeting.

The Boys Varsity Basketball team was recognized. Students Celebrate Poetry Month
5/16/2024
Ƶ Middle School
Students at Ƶ Middle School celebrated Poetry Month with a limerick contest.

Students celebrated Poetry Month. Superintendent's Art Gallery
5/16/2024
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Ƶ Superintendent Dr. Steven Maloney held the opening reception for his 2024 Superintendent's Art Gallery. Artwork created by students from each building in the district was selected for the gallery and the young artists were recognized at the reception. The artwork will be on display at Ƶ High School, the Ƶ-Brightwaters Public Library, and will then be hung in... more info

A reception was held to recognize student artists selected for the 2024 Superintendent's Art Gallery Student Writing Recognized
5/15/2024
Ƶ Middle School
A member of the Ƶ Middle School "The Write Way" Creative Writing Club, Journey Gayle, received an Honorable Mention in the Arizona Mystery Writers Contest.

A Middle School student's writing was recognized. Student Wins Poster Contest
5/15/2024
Gardiner Manor Elementary
The New York State Office of Information Technology Services (ITS) announced the 12 winners of the New York State “Kids Safe Online” Poster Contest. The winners were selected from more than 530 participants from schools across New York State and Tavea Minto a fifth-grade student from Gardiner Manor School is a winner of this prestigious award.

A Gardiner Manor student won a poster contest. Students Perform at Ƶ Dances
5/14/2024
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Students from schools across the Ƶ School Ƶ performed at the Ƶ Arts Education Fund's Ƶ Dances event.

Students performed at Ƶ Dances. Taking a Swing at Cancer
5/14/2024
Athletics
The Ƶ Varsity Baseball and Softball players teamed up to "Take a Swing at Cancer" with a home run derby to raise money for an organization that helps cancer patients.

The Baseball and Softball teams raised money for cancer patients. Fifth Avenue Welcomes New Families
5/13/2024
Fifth Avenue Elementary
The faculty at Fifth Avenue School held an orientation session to welcome the families of students who will begin kindergarten in September.

Fifth Avenue hosted kindergarten orientation. Softball Team Honors Teachers
5/10/2024
Athletics
The Ƶ Varsity Softball team members each selected a favorite teacher to recognize at a recent game.

The Softball team recognized favorite teachers. Student Art Honored
5/10/2024
Ƶ High School
Three photography students from Ƶ High School had their art displayed at the Congressional Art Competition. Isabella Davide, Shylah Garcia, and Isabelle Ingino had photos included in the show hosted by the Islip Arts Council.

High School students had photographs recognized as part of a show. Baseball Team Honors Teachers
5/9/2024
Athletics
The Ƶ Varsity Baseball team members each selected a favorite teacher to recognize at a recent game.

The Baseball team recognized favorite teachers. Mary G. Clarkson Welcomes New Families
5/9/2024
Mary G. Clarkson Elementary
The faculty at Mary G. Clarkson School held an orientation session to welcome the families of students who will begin kindergarten in September.

Mary G. Clarkson held a kindergarten orientation. Sweet Interview
5/8/2024
Gardiner Manor Elementary
Coyle's Ice Cream Shop visited Gardiner Manor School for an interview and brought the News Crew a sweet treat.

Gardiner Manor students interviewed employees from Coyle's Ice Cream Shop. Students Recognized by Suffolk Zone
5/7/2024
Gardiner Manor Elementary
Gardiner Manor School students Jasiah Galindez-Costas and Zoe DeNatalie were recognized at the Suffolk Zone Awards Ceremony for the amazing character and kindness they display.

Gardiner Manor students were recognized by Suffolk Zone. Softball Celebrates Neurodiversity
5/6/2024
Athletics
The Ƶ Varsity Softball team celebrated Neurodiversity Awareness by dedicating a game to the cause.

The Softball team celebrated neurodiversity. Decorating for Awareness
5/6/2024
Fifth Avenue Elementary
Students and staff at Fifth Avenue School celebrated Autism Awareness Month by decorating doors throughout the building.

Fifth Avenue celebrated Austim Awareness Month. Programming Robots
5/3/2024
Mary G. Clarkson Elementary
Kindergarten students at Mary G. Clarkson School practiced their coding skills during STEAM class by drawing lines for Ozobot robots to follow.

Mary G. Clarkson students practiced coding. Islip Honors Basketball Players
5/3/2024
Athletics
The Ƶ Boys Varsity Basketball team's remarkable season was recognized by the Town of Islip.

Islip recognized the Boys Basketball team. Crew Team Medals
5/2/2024
Athletics
The Ƶ Crew teams were successful at a recent competition and received multiple medals.

The Crew teams were successful at a competition. Elephant and Piggie
5/2/2024
Brook Avenue Elementary
Kindergarten students at Brook Avenue School saw a special "Elephant and Piggie" performance, which was made possible by the Ƶ Arts Education Fund.

Brook Avenue students saw a performance. Field Dedicated to Longtime Coaches
5/1/2024
Athletics
The Ƶ Athletics Department held a special ceremony to dedicate one of the Ƶ's turf fields. It was named the Allison and John Pfeffer Field in honor of two longtime educators and coaches who spent decades working with Ƶ's student and athletes.

The field was dedicated as the Allison and John Pfeffer Field. Doors for a Cause
5/1/2024
Mary G. Clarkson Elementary
Classes at Mary G. Clarkson School decorated their doors to celebrate Neurodiversity and Autism Awareness.

Mary G. Clarkson celebrated Neurodiversity and Autism Awareness. Shadow Theater
4/30/2024
Ƶ High School
Artists from Chinese Theater Works offered students in the Ƶ High School Chinese program an interactive Shadow Theater Workshop. During the workshop the artists gave students a shadow history tour and performed a show called ”Tiger in the Kitchen." After the show, students had the hands-on experience of making their own puppets. Students are going to use the puppets they made... more info

High School students participated in a Shadow Theater Workshop. Students Attend Multicultural Conference
4/25/2024
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Multicultural and hELLo Ambassador club members attended the “Day of Unity” conference at Walt Whitman High School to explore how they can become leaders in their communities and help create a more inclusive and accepting climate.

Students attended a multicultural conference. Planting Learning
4/24/2024
Ƶ Middle School
Students and staff who participate in the Ƶ Middle School M&M club planted flowers at the school to help it look beautiful for Spring.

Students and staff planted flowers at the Middle School. Hall of Fame Inducts New Class
4/22/2024
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On April 16, 2024, the Ƶ Alumni Association inducted the Ƶ High School Hall of Fame Class of 2024. Former teacher and coach Steve Borbet and alumni Susan Petrie Boudreau ('60), Harry E. Brown, Jr. ('66), James Cornigans ('65), Alyce Finell ('57), Joseph La Puma ('01), Joseph Leggio ('60), Louis V. Leggio ('62), Victoria Mahoney ('84), Dr. Mark... more info

The Alumni Association inducted a new Hall of Fame class. Wrestler Named All Long Island
4/19/2024
Athletics
Ƶ Boys Varsity Wrestling team member Chris Reddy has been named to Newsday's Second Team All Long Island.

A Wrestling team member was named All Long Island. Boys Bowler Wins Awards
4/19/2024
Athletics
Ƶ Boys Varsity Bowling team member Jayden Lobasso won multiple awards at a post-season dinner, including Top 10 Suffolk County Singles/Doubles Tournament, League 2 High Average Leader, All-League First Team, Superior Game, and All-County Second Team.

A Ƶ bowler won multiple post-season awards. Girls Bowling Team Members Win Awards
4/18/2024
Athletics
Ƶ Girls Varsity Bowling team members Sarah Lehmann, Naomi Obasa, and Justina Owusu Safu received awards at the Suffolk County Bowling dinner.

Ƶ bowlers won awards. Farm Visit
4/18/2024
Universal Pre-Kindergarten
Students from the Ƶ Pre-Kindergarten Center visited the Yaphank Farm to learn more about the farm and its animals.

UPK students visited a farm. Students Win at Art Exhibition
4/17/2024
Ƶ High School
Ƶ High School students Vita Mazza and Katherine Castillo were recognized at the BAFFA Juried Invitational High School Exhibition. Vita won the Women Sharing Art Scholarship and the Bell Street Artists Scholarship. Katherine won second place in the Sculpture division. ...more info

High School students were recognized at an art exhibition. The Great Mail Race
4/17/2024
Ƶ Middle School
Students at Ƶ Middle School were invited to participate in "The Great Mail Race" by a school in New Jersey. They completed a survey about their class and mailed it to a middle school in every state hoping to receive responses.

Middle School students sent mail to a middle school in every state. High School Hosts Multicultural Event
4/16/2024
Ƶ High School
Ƶ HS hosted its first Multicultural Evening event. Families got the chance to enjoy home cooked dishes from around the world, learn about culture through trifolds created by students, and enjoy a range of musical performances led by language students.

The High School held a Multicultural Evening. Volleyball Challenge
4/16/2024
Ƶ Middle School
Ƶ Middle School students and staff participated in the Volleyball Challenge hosted by the Student Council. Fun was had by all, as ten teams rotated on three courts, playing each other. Officer Allison and Officer Levy from the Suffolk County Police Department joined in on the fun.

Middle School students and staff participated in a Volleyball Challenge. Bird Art
4/15/2024
News of Ƶwide Interest
Students at Brook Avenue School created bird-inspired art to celebrate Spring.

Brook Avenue students created bird art. Family Fun Night
4/15/2024
Fifth Avenue Elementary
Fifth Avenue School hosted a Family Fun Extravaganza and Art Show. It had interactive activities for families, along with displays of student artwork.

Fifth Avenue hosted a fun night for families. Eclipse Art
4/15/2024
South Country Elementary
Students in Mrs. Homestead's class at South Country School created eclipse-inspired artwork.

South Country students created eclipse art. March Madness
4/12/2024
Fifth Avenue Elementary
First grade students at Fifth Avenue School held a March Madness competition to select a favorite book. This year, the winning book was Kiki's Hats.

Fifth Avenue students held a March Madness event to select a favorite book. Rhythmic Learning
4/12/2024
Brook Avenue Elementary, Physical Education & Health
Physical education teachers at Brook Avenue School facilitated an interdisciplinary activity that combined movement and rhythm.

Brook Avenue students combined movement and rhythm. Student Athlete Recognized
4/12/2024
Athletics
Ƶ Varsity Football player Dennis Hodge-Boccanfuso received a Scholar Athlete Award from the National Football Foundation.

A Football player received an award. Learning About the Eclipse
4/12/2024
Universal Pre-Kindergarten
Students at the Ƶ Pre-Kindergarten Center learned about solar eclipses.

Learning About the Eclipse Visionary Learning
4/11/2024
South Country Elementary
Students at South Country School developed digital skills while working with Mrs. Melendez and Mrs. Picardi to create digital vision boards.

Visionary Learning Eclipse Art
4/11/2024
Brook Avenue Elementary
Brook Avenue School students worked with Mrs. Pigate to learn about negative space painting and using warm versus cool colors while creating eclipse-inspired art using soft pastels and paint.

Brook Avenue students created eclipse-inspired art. Fun at Recess
4/11/2024
Fifth Avenue Elementary
Students at Fifth Avenue School will have more fun at recess thanks to the "Recess Bags" purchased by the Parent Faculty Association (PFA), which contain frisbees, jump ropes, and kickballs.

Fifth Avenue students received recess equipment. A (Almost) Total Eclipse of the Sun
4/11/2024
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Throughout the Ƶ School Ƶ, students and staff paused to experience the almost-total solar eclipse the region experienced.

Students and staff experienced the solar eclipse. Ƶ Students and Staff Present at Conference
4/10/2024
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Students and staff from the Ƶ School Ƶ presented sessions at the ASSET Conference to share programs that are running in the Ƶ.

Ƶ Students and Staff Present at Conference High School Students Celebrate Women's History
4/10/2024
Ƶ High School
The Women's Empowerment Club at Ƶ High School celebrated Women's History Month. They visited every 9th grade classroom to talk about current issues facing women in our country and in our world. The theme this year was "Out of this World," with a focus on women in STEAM fields. All 9th grade students were given a star to decorate in order to recognize an important female... more info

High School Students Celebrate Womens History Learning About the Eclipse
4/10/2024
Brook Avenue Elementary
Students at Brook Avenue School used time in STEAM class to learn about the solar eclipse.

Brook Avenue students learned about the solar eclipse. Musicians Visit South Country
4/10/2024
South Country Elementary
Members of the NYPD Jazz Band visited South Country School to share the gift of music with students. Students and staff took the opportunity to show appreciation for Security Guard Mr. Lawler, a retired police officer.

The NYPD Jazz Band visited South Country. Students Perform Snow White
4/9/2024
Brook Avenue Elementary
The Brook Avenue School Drama Club put on a performance of Snow White for family and friends.

Brook Avenue students performed Snow White. Teamwork Makes the Code Work
4/9/2024
Gardiner Manor Elementary
Students in Mrs. Jackson's class at Gardiner Manor School practiced coding with Indi. First, they figured out what different colored cards meant—they were like secret codes telling Indi what to do. Then they solved puzzles to help Indi go from the start square to the finish square. Working together was the key to making sure Indi stepped on specific squares in a certain order to make the... more info

Gardiner Manor students practiced coding. Best Community for Music Education
4/9/2024
Ƶ Home page
The Ƶ School Ƶ has once again been named a Best Community for Music Education by the NAMM Foundation.

Ƶ was named a Best Community for Music Education. Family Crafts
4/8/2024
Brook Avenue Elementary
Students in Mrs. Henriquez and Mrs. Patterson's dual language class at Brook Avenue School celebrated spring with a family craft.

Brook Avenue students did a spring family craft. Circuit Learning
4/8/2024
Ƶ Middle School
Sixth grade students at Ƶ Middle School completed an experiment to learn about open and closed circuits.

Middle School students learned about circuits. March Book Madness
4/8/2024
Gardiner Manor Elementary
Students in Mrs. Jackson's class at Gardiner Manor School held March Book Madness. March Book Madness is a bracket style tournament that matches picture books in one to one "games." They read various picture books and students voted on their favorite book. While reading each book, they practice important reading skills like prediction, character analysis and more.

Gardiner Manor students held March Book Madness. Coding Symmetry
4/5/2024
Brook Avenue Elementary
Students at Brook Avenue School learned about symmetrical and asymmetrical patterns while coding Ozobot robots in STEAM class.

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4/5/2024
Ƶ Home page, Athletics
The Ƶ Board of Education honored the Boys Varsity Basketball team during its March 25, 2024, Public Session. The team took second place in the New York State Championships.

The Board of Education honored the Boys Varsity Basketball team. Spelling Bee Champs
4/5/2024
News of Ƶwide Interest
Ƶ Middle School hosted a school-wide spelling bee that resulted in students being named grade-level or building champions. The building champions will compete in the Suffolk County spelling bee being held at the Middle School later this spring.

Middle School students competed in a spelling bee. Business Students Win Award
4/5/2024
Ƶ High School
The Ƶ High School Virtual Enterprise (VE) class, TempoTaste, participated in a local trade show hosted by Lynbrook High School. Hundreds of students, from 29 Long Island firms, were in attendance. TempoTaste won gold for "Firm Spirit" thanks to their creative ideas, collaboration efforts, and most notably, Keith Fuchs dressing as the TempoTaste unofficial mascot, Mr. Lemon.

High School students won an award at a business competition. Visiting Author
4/4/2024
Mary G. Clarkson Elementary
Students at Mary G. Clarkson School had a visit from author Renee Winters, who shared her writing process, how to find sources of inspiration, and how to express creativity.

Mary G. Clarkson students met an author. Read and Relax
4/4/2024
South Country Elementary
Students in Mrs. Chrissides and Mrs. Brown's classes at South Country School participated in a "Read and Relax" day to help foster a love of reading.

South Country students had a Learning About Bus Safety
4/4/2024
Fifth Avenue Elementary
Bus drivers from Suffolk Transportation stopped by classrooms at Fifth Avenue School to talk to students about bus safety.

Fifth Avenue students learned about bus safety. Building Nests
4/4/2024
Brook Avenue Elementary
Students at Brook Avenue School used their STEAM skills to build nests for marshmallow birds.

Brook Avenue students practiced STEAM skills. What's in the Bag
4/3/2024
South Country Elementary
Students in Mrs. DelVecchio and Mrs. Li's classes at South Country School teamed up to conduct a science experiment entitled "What's in the bag."

South Country students worked together on a science experiment. Artwork Displayed in Library
4/3/2024
Fifth Avenue Elementary
Artwork created by students at Fifth Avenue School was displayed in the lobby of the Ƶ-Brightwaters Public Library.

Fifth Avenue students' artwork was displayed at the public library. Mary G. Clarkson Celebrates Black History
4/3/2024
Mary G. Clarkson Elementary
An assembly celebrating Black History Month at Mary G. Clarkson School put the focus on uplifting Black voices through literature and recognizing contributions of Black inventors.

Mary G. Clarkson celebrated Black History. Celebrating St. Patrick's Day
4/2/2024
Fifth Avenue Elementary
Students and staff at Fifth Avenue School celebrated St. Patrick's Day with a lively assembly featuring music and dancing.

Fifth Avenue celebrated St. Patrick's Day. Meet the Coaches
4/2/2024
Athletics
The Ƶ Athletics Department held a "Meet the Coaches" event for the spring sports season.

Meet the Coaches Bunny Bingo
4/2/2024
Brook Avenue Elementary
The Brook Avenue School Parent Faculty Association (PFA) hosted a Bunny Bingo event for families.

Brook Avenue had a Bunny Bingo event. Students Compete in Basketball Competition
4/1/2024
South Country Elementary
Students from South Country School were selected to represent the school in the Town of Islip "Just Say No to Drugs" Sharp Shooter Basketball Contest.

South Country students competed in a basketball contest. Starlab Visits Fifth Avenue
4/1/2024
Fifth Avenue Elementary
Students at Fifth Avenue School experienced the universe when the Ƶ's StarLab visited the building.

Fifth Avenue students experienced the StarLab. Pi Day
4/1/2024
Brook Avenue Elementary
Students in Mrs. Fields' class at Brook Avenue School celebrated Pi Day.

Brook Avenue students celebrated Pi Day. Strike!
3/28/2024
Fifth Avenue Elementary, Physical Education & Health
The Physical Education teachers at Fifth Avenue School facilitated a bowling trip for students as the culmination of a unit about the sport.

Fifth Avenue students took a bowling trip. Students Participate in SCMEA
3/28/2024
Ƶ Home page
Musicians from the Ƶ School Ƶ were selected to participate in the SCMEA music festival.

Ƶ students participated in SCMEA. UPK Learns About Wellness
3/28/2024
Universal Pre-Kindergarten
Students at the Ƶ Pre-Kindergarten Center learned about healthy habits during a presentation from Northwell Health's Wellness on Wheels program.

UPK students learned about wellness. Big Top Performance
3/28/2024
South Country Elementary
Students in fifth grade at South Country School performed a circus for family and friends.

South Country students performed a circus. Artwork Displayed in Library
3/28/2024
Brook Avenue Elementary
Artwork created by students at Brook Avenue School was displayed in the lobby of the Ƶ-Brightwaters Public Library.

Brook Avenue student artwork was displayed at the local library. STEAM Night
3/27/2024
Gardiner Manor Elementary
The Ƶ School Ƶ will host a STEAM Night on Thursday, April 4, 2024, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Gardiner Manor School.

The Ƶ School Ƶ will ho UPK Students Experience Galaxy
3/27/2024
Universal Pre-Kindergarten
Students at the Ƶ Pre-Kindergarten Center learned about galaxy while inside the Ƶ's StarLab.

UPK Students Experience Galaxy Learning About Literacy
3/27/2024
Brook Avenue Elementary
Families attended a Literacy Night at Brook Avenue School to learn more about programs used with students.

Brook Avenue hosted a Literacy Night for families. National Breakfast Week
3/27/2024
Fifth Avenue Elementary
Fifth Avenue School students and staff celebrated National School Breakfast Week.

Fifth Avenue celebrated National School Breakfast Week. South Country Hosts StarLab
3/22/2024
South Country Elementary
Students at South Country School visited the Ƶ's StarLab to learn about the upcoming solar eclipse.

South Country students visited the StarLab. Strike!
3/22/2024
Brook Avenue Elementary
The Physical Education teachers at Brook Avenue School facilitated a bowling trip for students as the culmination of a unit about the sport.

Brook Avenue students went on a bowling trip. Dreaming About Careers
3/22/2024
Universal Pre-Kindergarten
Students at the Ƶ Pre-Kindergarten Center attended school dressed up as careers they may consider exploring in the future.

UPK students dressed as careers they may explore in the future. National Reading Month
3/22/2024
Fifth Avenue Elementary
Students and staff at Fifth Avenue School celebrated National Reading Month.

Fifth Avenue celebrated National Reading Month. Celebrating Breakfast Week
3/21/2024
South Country Elementary
South Country School Principal, Ms. Grasso, celebrated National School Breakfast Week by helping food service workers serve breakfast to students.

South Country celebrated National School Breakfast Week. Recognizing Bucket Fillers
3/21/2024
Brook Avenue Elementary
Brook Avenue School recognized student Bucket Fillers for the second trimester.

Brook Avenue recognized Bucket Fillers. Read Across America
3/21/2024
Brook Avenue Elementary, Universal Pre-Kindergarten
Students at the Ƶ Pre-Kindergarten Center celebrated Read Across America Week.

UPK students celebrated Read Across America. Students Experience StarLab
3/21/2024
Mary G. Clarkson Elementary
Students at Mary G. Clarkson School experienced an interactive presentation in the Ƶ's StarLab, which included an exploration of the universe.

Mary G. Clarkson students experienced the StarLab. Robotics Competes in Regional
3/20/2024
Ƶ High School
The Mechanical Marauders, Ƶ High School's Robotics team, competed at the Finger Lakes Regional event at RIT.

The High School Robotics team competed at a regional event. Students Visit Broadway
3/20/2024
Gardiner Manor Elementary
Students from Gardiner Manor School took a trip to see Wicked on Broadway. The Parent Faculty Association (PFA) helped to sponsor the trip.

Gardiner Manor students saw a Broadway show. Ice Cream for Learning
3/19/2024
Ƶ Middle School
Students in Mr. Tomforde & Ms. Nardone's class at Ƶ Middle School learned the science of ice cream. After studying the states of matter and phase changes, students worked together to decrease the thermal (heat) energy of their milky mixtures.

Middle School students created their own ice cream. Teacher Recognized
3/19/2024
Mary G. Clarkson Elementary
Mary G. Clarkson School teacher Mr. David Schecher was recognized as one of Legislator Sam Gonzalez's Black History Month honorees.

A Mary G. Clarkson teacher was recognized. Ƶ Wins Magna Award
3/18/2024
Ƶ Home page
The Ƶ School Ƶ was named a 2024 Magna Silver Award from the National School Boards Association (NSBA) for its efforts to welcome new English Language Learner (ELL) students and families to the Ƶ. Ƶ was recognized as one of 18 nationwide winners for its commitment to innovation while solving a challenge with creativity and out-of-the-box strategies. The Ƶ... more info

Ƶ won a Magna Award. Social Studies Fashion Show
3/18/2024
Ƶ Middle School
Students at Ƶ Middle School learned about their rights during social studies classes and held a fashion show with shirts they designed to display their knowledge.

Middle School students created shirts about what they learned in social studies. Model UN Takes First Place
3/18/2024
Ƶ High School
The Ƶ High School Model UN team took first place at the National Model UN Conference. This is the first time the group, which earned an Award of Distinction, has placed first in the competition.

Model UN took first place in a National competition. French Students Observe Art
3/15/2024
Ƶ High School
Accompanied by Monsieur Walsh and Madame Romero, the senior French IB class at Ƶ High School took a trip to the Modern Museum of Art in New York City. After studying French impressionism and artistic expression in the classroom, the students were able to see first hand works of art by the likes of Monet, Matisse, Van Gogh and Cézanne.

High School students observed French artwork. Science Olympiad Participates in Competition
3/15/2024
Ƶ Middle School
The Ƶ Middle School Science Olympiad team showcased their dedication and talent at the regional competition 15 students participated in a total of 18 events, emerging triumphant with medals in three competitions. Roller Coaster: Joe Farrell and Jackson Farrell Forensics: Yunus Hossain and Bao Tran Codebusters: Bao Tran and Catherine Wu

Middle School students competed at a Science Olympiad event. Runners Earn All-State Honors
3/15/2024
Athletics
Ƶ runners Jake Gogarty and Maggie McCormick earned All-State honors at the New York State Track & Field Championships. Jake placed 5th in the public school category and 8th in the Federation in the 3200. Maggie placed 4th in the public school category and 6th in the Federation while setting a new school record in the 1500. ...more info

Track athletes earned All-State honors. Students Visit Newsroom
3/15/2024
Gardiner Manor Elementary
Members of the Gardiner Manor School News Crew visited the Newsday Studios in Melville, NY. During their visit, the students got to meet with editors and staff of Newsday TV and participate in activities that helped them learn about the day to day responsibilities of the news staff both in front of the screen and behind the scenes.

Gardiner Manor students visited Newsday. Mindful Learning
3/14/2024
Fifth Avenue Elementary
Mission B visited kindergarten classes at Fifth Avenue School to provide mindful-based social emotional learning techniques to help students thrive academically and beyond.

Fifth Avenue students learned mindful-based learning techniques. Middle School Celebrates Black History
3/14/2024
Ƶ Middle School
The Ƶ Middle School Black History Month celebration "edutained" audiences with a remix that included a live graffiti artist at work, professional dancer, two DJs scratching, the Ƶ High School Dance Team, the historical and cultural impact of Hip Hop, and a bit of theater in a production titled "The Verdict- A Tribute to Hip Hop." During a fictionalized court... more info

Ƶ Middle School celebrated Black History Month. Basketball Champs
3/13/2024
Gardiner Manor Elementary
Gardiner Manor School students James Morris, O'Cyrus Acheampong, and Makayla Andrieux were selected to represent the school at the Town of Islip "Just Say No to Drugs" Sharp Shooter Basketball contest.

Gardiner Manor students were selected for a basketball contest. Celebrating Lunar New Year
3/13/2024
Fifth Avenue Elementary
Students and staff at Fifth Avenue School celebrated Lunar New Year.

Fifth Avenue celebrated Lunar New Year. Surprise Author Visit
3/13/2024
Ƶ Middle School
Students at Ƶ Middle School received a surprise visit from one of their favorite authors. Kwame Alexander stopped by the school to speak to students who had read his books. The students were excited to hear him speak and ask questions about his life, career, and writing.

The Middle School received a surprise visit from Kwame Alexander. IB Students Submit Essays
3/13/2024
Ƶ High School
The seniors in the Ƶ High School International Baccalaureate (IB) program reached a program milestone. They recently completed and officially submitted their extended essays for the diploma program.

Ƶ High School IB students submitted their extended essays. Fifth Avenue Celebrates Black History
3/12/2024
Fifth Avenue Elementary
Students and staff at Fifth Avenue School presented a play entitled "A Lesson in Black History," which highlighted some of the remarkable contributions that African Americans have made.

Fifth Avenue celebrated Black History Month. Students Perform Jazz Concert
3/12/2024
Ƶ High School
Student performers at Ƶ High School put on a special jazz concert to share the gift of music with their family, friends, and community.

High School students performed a jazz concert. Author Does Residency at Gardiner Manor
3/12/2024
Gardiner Manor Elementary
Author/illustrator Eric Velasquez has provided inspiration to students at Gardiner Manor School. He visited to conduct assemblies with all students to share his work and show how he completes his illustrations. He then completed a 3-part residency with Dual Language students during which he worked with them as they wrote their own bilingual books. He will be the featured speaker at a Family... more info

An author/illustrator completed a residency at Gardiner Manor. Long Island Champions
3/12/2024
Athletics
The Ƶ Boys Varsity Basketball team won the AAA Long Island Championship. This is the first Long Island title for the team since 1981, and the 5th in the program's 118 year history.

The Boys Basketball team won the Long Island Championship. Flag Football Lesson
3/11/2024
Athletics, Physical Education & Health
Members of the Ƶ Boys Varsity Football team visited physical education classes at Fifth Avenue School to share information about flag football.

Fifth Avenue students learned about flag football. Students Recognized for Physical Education
3/11/2024
Athletics, Physical Education & Health
Ƶ High School students Payton Imhof and Andrew Schaaf received the Suffolk Zone Outstanding Physical Education Student/Leadership Award.

Two High School students received a physical education award. We Dream a World
3/11/2024
Brook Avenue Elementary
In celebration of Black History Month, Brook Avenue School held a full school read-aloud with the book We Dream a World by Yolanda Renee King. After the read, students participated in related activities.

Brook Avenue celebrated Black History Month with a full school read-aloud. UPK Celebrates Black History
3/11/2024
Universal Pre-Kindergarten
Students in the Ƶ Pre-Kindergarten Center studied African American inventors and created artwork depicting vital contributions to society.

UPK students celebrated Black History Month. PS I Love You
3/6/2024
Fifth Avenue Elementary
Students and staff at Fifth Avenue School celebrated P.S. I Love You Day.

Fifth Avenue celebrated P.S. I Love You Day. Symmetrical Love
3/6/2024
Brook Avenue Elementary
Students at Brook Avenue School created symmetrical heart designs in STEAM class to celebrate P.S. I Love You Day.

Brook Avenue students created hearts. Wellness on Wheels
3/6/2024
South Country Elementary
South Country School students learned the importance of good nutrition and healthy lifestyle choices during a visit from Northwell Health's Wellness on Wheels program.

South Country students learned about nutrition and healthy choices. Observing Historic Art
3/6/2024
Ƶ High School
Students in the 9th grade Humanities class at Ƶ High School took a field trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art to observe Ancient Greek vases. The trip was made possible by the Ƶ Arts Education Fund (BSSAEF).

Humanities students observed Ancient Greek vases during a field trip. PS I Love You
3/5/2024
Universal Pre-Kindergarten
Students and staff at the Ƶ Pre-Kindergarten Center celebrated P.S. I Love You Day.

UPK students and staff celebrated P.S. I Love You Day. Students Visit Architectural Firm
3/5/2024
Ƶ High School
Students taking Introduction to Architecture and Construction at Ƶ High School visited the H2M architectural and engineering firm in Melville. Students in the course, which bears college credit through Farmingdale State College, learned the various pathways that exist to enter these career tracks, listened to guest speakers from the different departments within H2M, and participated build... more info

High School students visited an architectural and engineering firm. Learning About Middle School
3/5/2024
Ƶ Middle School
Families of future Ƶ Middle School students attended the annual Transition Night to learn more about the school and programs.    

Families learned about Ƶ Middle School. Gardiner Manor Celebrates Black History Month
3/5/2024
Gardiner Manor Elementary
Gardiner Manor School saluted Black History Month, by inviting African American professionals from all careers, with many talents, to share their expertise with students and give students the opportunity to interview them and ask questions of interest. Teachers, entrepreneurs, law enforcement officers, a martial arts instructor, and a Tuskegee torch bearer were just a few of the professionals that... more info

Gardiner Manor celebrated Black History Month. FAS Celebrates 100 Days
3/4/2024
Fifth Avenue Elementary
Kindergarten students at Fifth Avenue School celebrated 100 Days of school with a "Hip Hop Hooray" parade.

Fifth Avenue celebrated 100 days of school. Flipping for Learning
3/4/2024
South Country Elementary
Students at South Country School participated in a gymnastics unit during physical education classes.

South Country students learned about gymnastics. Special Messages
3/4/2024
Gardiner Manor Elementary
Students from Mrs. Sasso and Ms. Keller’s class at Gardiner Manor School spread love to Mr. Brown and Ms. Tejada by presenting them with a special message.

Gardiner Manor students shared a special message. PS I Love You
3/4/2024
Ƶ Middle School
Students and staff at Ƶ Middle School celebrated P.S. I Love You Day.

The Middle School celebrated P.S. I Love You Day. Ƶ Athletes Advance to States
3/1/2024
Athletics
Three Ƶ Track and Field athletes placed at the Suffolk County Winter Track Championships. Jake Gogarty placed 1st in the 3200m, Sarina Buono placed 2nd in shot put, and Maggie McCormick placed 1st in the 1500m. All three will compete at the New York State Championships.

Three Track and Field athletes qualified for the State Championships. UPK Celebrates 100 Days
3/1/2024
Universal Pre-Kindergarten
Students at the Ƶ Pre-Kindergarten Center celebrated 100 Days of school.

UPK students celebrated 100 days of school. South Country Celebrates Black History Month
3/1/2024
South Country Elementary
Students and staff at South Country School celebrated Black History Month with interactive performances from Project Move and the Ƶ High School IB Dance students.

South Country celebrated Black History Month. Wellness on Wheels
2/29/2024
Brook Avenue Elementary
Students at Brook Avenue School took part in a Wellness on Wheels presentation with experts from Northwell Health. Students learned about making healthy choices and received fresh produce to bring home.

Brook Avenue students learned about making healthy choices. Author Virtually Visits Fifth Avenue
2/29/2024
Fifth Avenue Elementary
Dr. JaNay Brown-Wood did a virtual author visit with students at Fifth Avenue School for World Read Aloud Day.

Fifth Avenue had a virtual author visit. Business Correspondence
2/29/2024
Gardiner Manor Elementary
Students in Mrs. Rampersad's class at Gardiner Manor School wrote letters to Chamber of Commerce officials across the United States. They were pleasantly surprised when they all received correspondence in return.

Gardiner Manor students wrote to Chambers of Commerce. Candy DNA
2/29/2024
Ƶ High School
Students in Ms. Besendorfer's Living Environment classes at Ƶ High School made candy DNA models recently to help their learning process.

High School students created candy DNA models. P.S. I Love You
2/28/2024
Gardiner Manor Elementary
Earlier in February, staff and students at Gardiner Manor School celebrated P.S. I Love You Week, with a different theme each day. The week culminated with P.S. I Love You Day.

Gardiner Manor celebrated P.S. I Love You Week. Boys All State Wrestlers
2/28/2024
Athletics
Ƶ Boys Wrestling team members Brendan Knapp and Chris Reddy are All State Wrestlers after competing at the New York State Wrestling Championships. Brendan placed 8th, while Chris placed 6th and set a new school record for most wins in a season.

Two Ƶ Wrestlers competed at the State Championships. Author Virtually Visits Brook Avenue
2/28/2024
Brook Avenue Elementary
Dr. JaNay Brown-Wood did a virtual author visit with students at Brook Avenue School for World Read Aloud Day.

Brook Avenue had a virtual author visit. Wellness on Wheels
2/28/2024
Fifth Avenue Elementary
Students at Fifth Avenue School took part in a Wellness on Wheels presentation with experts from Northwell Health. Students learned about making healthy choices and received fresh produce to bring home.

Fifth Avenue students learned about making healthy choices. Starry Night Stories
2/27/2024
Fifth Avenue Elementary
Fifth Avenue School art teacher, Ms. Mato, created a "starry night" in the cafeteria and the Parent Faculty Association (PFA) hosted a bedtime story event. Teachers Mrs. Heimink, Mrs. Lentini, Mrs. Mott and Mrs. Rilke read stories.

Fifth Avenue hosted a bedtime story event. Build a Buddy
2/27/2024
News of Ƶwide Interest
Brook Avenue School's Parent Faculty Association (PFA) and staff volunteers facilitated a Valentine's Day "Build A Buddy" event for students.

Brook Avenue hosted a Build a Buddy event. P.S. I Love You
2/27/2024
Mary G. Clarkson Elementary
Students and staff at Mary G. Clarkson School celebrated P.S. I Love You Day.

Mary G. Clarkson celebrated P.S. I Love You Day. Valentines for Veterans
2/26/2024
Ƶ Home page
Elementary students across the Ƶ School Ƶ participated in Legislator Gonzalez's Valentines for Veterans initiative. They decorated cards for local veterans, which were picked up by members of the U.S. Army 389th Battalion from Fort Totten.

Elementary students created Valentines cards for veterans. Experimental Learning
2/26/2024
Ƶ High School
Students in Ms. Eglin's IB Chemistry class at Ƶ High School completed IA experiments. In an example of the student-centered learning the IB program is known for, students designed their own experiments based on personal ideas and interests.

High School students designed chemistry experiments. Boys Basketball Recognizes Seniors
2/26/2024
Athletics
The Ƶ Boys Varsity Basketball team recognized and celebrated the senior members of the team who will be graduating in the Spring.

The Boys Basketball team recognized senior players. Jazz Band Visits Fifth Avenue
2/16/2024
Fifth Avenue Elementary
Students at Fifth Avenue School were amazed by a performance from the NYPD Jazz Band.

Fifth Avenue students saw a performance from the NYPD Jazz Band. Brook Avenue Celebrates Lunar New Year
2/16/2024
Brook Avenue Elementary
Students and staff at Brook Avenue School recognized Lunar New Year with a building-wide parade.

Brook Avenue honored Lunar New Year. Middle School Performs Matilda
2/16/2024
Ƶ Middle School, Ƶ Home page
Students at Ƶ Middle School put on a performance of Matilda. The audience was wowed by the talent of the student performers.

Middle School students performed Matilda. Dreamers
2/16/2024
Fifth Avenue Elementary
Students in Ms. McGirr and Ms. Morales' class at Fifth Avenue School shared their dreams for the world as they honored Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Fifth Avenue students wrote about their dreams. Bingo!
2/15/2024
Mary G. Clarkson Elementary
The Mary G. Clarkson School Parent Faculty Association (PFA) hosted a Bingo Night for families.

Mary G. Clarkson's PFA hosted Bingo Night. Courage
2/15/2024
Fifth Avenue Elementary
Ms. McGirr and Ms. Morales' class at Fifth Avenue School listened to a variety of books about how it takes courage to overcome challenges. The students created their own superheroes explaining what courage means to them.

Fifth Avenue students learned about courage. Music Mentorship
2/15/2024
Ƶ High School
Students taking IB music classes at Ƶ High School visited Ƶ Middle School to talk about their experience and the value of studying music.

High School students visited Middle School students. Magnetism
2/14/2024
Brook Avenue Elementary
Students at Brook Avenue School learned about magnetism during STEAM classes.

Brook Avenue students learned about magnets. Magnetic Learning
2/14/2024
South Country Elementary
Students in Mr. Cruickshank's class at South Country School conducted a science experiment exploring the mysterious forces of magnets.

South Country students learned about magnets. Gift of Flowers
2/14/2024
Mary G. Clarkson Elementary
Students in Mr. Treglia's class at Mary G. Clarkson School assembled flowers for the building's Main Office staff to celebrate International Lego Day.

Mary G. Clarkson students made lego flowers. Under the Big Top
2/14/2024
Gardiner Manor Elementary
The Big Top came to Gardiner Manor School. The fifth grade students worked hard during physical education class to learn new tricks and skills to wow their families and friends.

Gardiner Manor students performed circus acts. Multicultural Art
2/14/2024
Ƶ High School
Students in the Ƶ High School Multicultural Club focused on art at a recent meeting, creating colorful flowers in honor of Hispanic heritage.

High School student created colorful flowers. Fifth Avenue Celebrates Bucket Fillers
2/12/2024
Fifth Avenue Elementary
Fifth Avenue School continues to recognize Bucket Fillers throughout the year. Students are recognized for being kind, helpful, and caring.

Fifth Avenue celebrated Bucket Fillers. Snow Chemistry
2/12/2024
Brook Avenue Elementary
Second grade students at Brook Avenue School used chemistry to create substances like snow during STEAM class.

Brook Avenue students learned about chemistry. Girls Wrestling Team Places at Invitational
2/12/2024
Athletics
Ƶ Girls Wrestling team members Mora Peterson and Ashley Vasquez placed second and third, respectively, at the NYSPHSAA Girls Wrestling Invitational.

Girls Wrestling team members placed at an invitational. Growing Trees
2/9/2024
Brook Avenue Elementary
First grade students at Brook Avenue School learned that acorns are seeds for oak trees. They planted acorns to see if they can grow their own trees.

Brook Avenue students planted acorns. Fifth Avenue Completes Sensory Walk
2/9/2024
Fifth Avenue Elementary
Fifth Avenue School put the final touches on the building's sensory walk. Mrs. Borromeo, Ms. Mato, Mrs. Anusiak, and Mr. Bobby helped to make sure the walk is perfect for students.

Fifth Avenue's sensory walk was recently completed. Crew Honors Coach
2/9/2024
Ƶ Home page, Athletics
At a recent team event, the Ƶ Crew team recognized Coach Blackman for 26 years of dedication to the team's athletes.

Crew Honors Coach Veteran Visits South Country
2/9/2024
South Country Elementary
A local veteran visited Mrs. Cristando, Mrs. Ellis and Miss Leggio's classes at South Country School. Students learned about his experience in the military and as a veteran

South Country students met a local veteran. Positional Words
2/8/2024
Fifth Avenue Elementary
Students in Mrs. Lentini's class at Fifth Avenue School engaged in collaborative discussions to identify the location of specific objects. They used cubes and picture scenes to learn how to properly use positional words.

FIfth Avenue students worked with positional words. South Country Hosts Game Night
2/8/2024
South Country Elementary
South Country School families attended a special game night event. Members of the Ƶ High School Interact Club were on hand to help out.

South Country families attended game night. Learning About Red
2/8/2024
Brook Avenue Elementary
Kindergarten students at Brook Avenue School learned about the color red.

Brook Avenue students learned about colors. Wigging Out on History
2/7/2024
Ƶ High School
Students in the Humanities program at Ƶ High School studied Baroque art and the French Revolution, learning about French aristocracy and the wigs of Marie Antionette. They studied contemporary artists Asya Kozina and Dmitriy Kozin and their Baroque paper wigs. Students then created their own paper sculptures.

High School students created paper wigs. Community Art Wall
2/7/2024
Ƶ Middle School
Students at Ƶ Middle School have been working collaboratively on decorating a Community Art Wall that is housed in the school's library.

Middle School students collaborated on an art wall. Sports Night
2/7/2024
Fifth Avenue Elementary
The Fifth Avenue School Parent Faculty Association (PFA) hosted its monthly meeting while students participated in relays and games in the gymnasium.

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2/7/2024
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The Ƶ School Ƶ hosted its second Family Connection Night of the school year. Families across the Ƶ took an evening to spend time with one another and reflect on the event's theme of respect.

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2/6/2024
News of Ƶwide Interest
Ƶ High School held a Breakfast for Champions event last month. Four times a year, students are recognized for outstanding performance and leadership. Thank you to speaker Alexandra Russo (BSHS '16) for sharing her story and advice with the students. Congratulations to all of the honorees! Student / Area / Nominating Teacher Hunter Joel / English / Mrs. D'Antoni Jacob... more info

The High School celebrated Breakfast for Champions. Melting Metal
2/6/2024
Gardiner Manor Elementary
While learning about the Periodic Table of Elements, and writing an essay about an element, Mr. La Ruina's 5th grade class at Gardiner Manor School got to handle gallium, a metal that melts at the low temperature of 85.58 degrees.

Gardiner Manor students had a chance to handle gallium. Student Selected as Scholar Athlete
2/6/2024
Ƶ High School, Athletics
Ƶ High School student Skyler Duke was recognized as a News12 Scholar Athlete. Skyler is a member of the Girls Swimming & Diving team and the Crew team.

A Ƶ student was recognized as a Scholar Athlete. Geography Islands
2/5/2024
News of Ƶwide Interest
Students in Ms. Rampersaud’s class at Gardiner Manor School designed islands with various themes to explain their understanding about geography with their classmates. Students also created poems to capture the essence of their island design.

Gardiner Manor students created islands. Rocket Balloons
2/5/2024
Ƶ Middle School
Students on Team 63 at Ƶ Middle School enjoyed investigating Newton’s 3rd Law of Motion by collecting data on Balloon Rocket launches.

Middle School students learned about the laws of motion. BSHS Literary Magazine Recognized
2/5/2024
Ƶ High School
Ƶ High School's literary magazine, The Writers' Block, has been recognized as a "Superior" magazine by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).

The High School literary magazine was recognized with an award. Brook Avenue Recognizes Bucket Fillers
2/2/2024
Brook Avenue Elementary
Brook Avenue School continues to recognize Bucket Fillers throughout the year. Students and staff are recognized for being kind, helpful, and caring.

Brook Avenue recognized Bucket Fillers. Setting Up Shop
1/30/2024
South Country Elementary
Mrs. Zoller and Mrs. Li's classes at South Country School collaborated to setup a mock shop. Students greeted their "customers," took orders, calculated totals (with consideration for discounts and coupons), and made exact change to practice adding and subtracting decimals.

South Country students setup a mock shop to practice math skills. Students Present at Stony Brook
1/30/2024
Ƶ High School
Students in the Digital Generations class at Ƶ High School presented their final projects at Stony Brook University.

High School students presented projects at Stony Brook University. Inspired Art
1/30/2024
News of Ƶwide Interest
Students at Brook Avenue School worked with art teacher Mrs. Pigate to create artwork inspired by Van Gogh.

Brook Avenue students created artwork. Center Learning
1/29/2024
Brook Avenue Elementary
Kindergarten and first grade students at Brook Avenue School love working with their classmates during center time.

Brook Avenue students work together during center time. IB Graduates Receive Diplomas
1/29/2024
Ƶ High School
Graduates from Ƶ High School's Class of 2023 returned to receive their International Baccalaureate (IB) diplomas.

Graduates received their IB diplomas. Marshmallow Igloos
1/26/2024
South Country Elementary
Students in Mrs. Chrissides and Mrs. Brown's class at South Country School tried making marshmallow igloos to challenge their engineering skills and learn about winter habitats.

South Country students used engineering skills to learn about winter habitats. For the Birds
1/26/2024
Brook Avenue Elementary
Brook Avenue School students built bird feeders during STEAM class.

Brook Avenue students built bird feeders. Boys Wrestling Recognizes Legacy
1/26/2024
Athletics
The Ƶ Boys Varsity Wrestling team held a special night to recognize the program's legacy. Before a match, they honored the team's graduating seniors, along with wrestling alumni and members of Ƶ Kid Wrestling.

Ƶ Boys Wrestling honored the legacy of the program. Learning About Wildlife
1/25/2024
Fifth Avenue Elementary
Students at Fifth Avenue School learned about how they can help sustain wildlife in the winter from former teachers. Students made bird feeders and hung them outside the school.

Fifth Avenue students learned about wildlife. Creating Equations
1/25/2024
Brook Avenue Elementary
Brook Avenue School students worked with Mrs. Patterson to learn math strategies by role playing equations.

Brook Avenue students learned math strategies. Counting to 10
1/24/2024
Fifth Avenue Elementary
Kindergarten students in Mrs. Barca's class at Fifth Avenue School showed off their math skills while collaborating with peers to find many different ways to make 10.

Fifth Avenue students showed off their math skills. Crafting with Friends
1/24/2024
South Country Elementary
Students in Mrs. Cristando and Ms. Diliberto's classes at South Country School came together to make new friends and create a bookmark craft together.

South Country students worked together on a craft. Social Workers Host Holiday Shop
1/23/2024
Universal Pre-Kindergarten
Social workers from the Ƶ School Ƶ put together a holiday shop for families that was hosted at the Ƶ Pre-Kindergarten Center. Families were able to take home gifts for the holidays.

Ƶ's social workers hosted a holiday shop. Magnetic Learning
1/23/2024
Ƶ Middle School
Students in Mr. Mollica's technology classes at Ƶ Middle School are learning about Magnetic Levitation vehicles. They designed and built Maglev cars that they will then race to determine the fastest car.

Students built Maglev cars. Celebrating 80 Days
1/22/2024
Universal Pre-Kindergarten
The Ƶ Pre-Kindergarten Center celebrated 80 days of school with an 80s-themed day.

UPK students celebrated 80 days of school. Musical Group Performs at Brook Avenue
1/19/2024
Brook Avenue Elementary
The NYPD Ceremonial Jazz Band performed for Brook Avenue School students while sharing information about both music and safety.

The NYPD Ceremonial Jazz Band performed at Brook Avenue. Learning the Guitar
1/19/2024
Ƶ Middle School
Students in Mr. Narvaez’s music class at Ƶ Middle School had the opportunity to practice improving their skills on the guitar as they learned and played “Smoke on the Water."

Middle School students worked on their guitar skills. Brook Avenue Hosts Parranda
1/18/2024
Brook Avenue Elementary
Dual language students at Brook Avenue School performed a "Parranda" through the halls of the building.

Brook Avenue students performed a Read Along Fun
1/17/2024
South Country Elementary
Ƶ Digital Learning Specialist, Christina Picardi, worked with Ms. Smith's class at South Country School. Students were able to engage with books using Google Read Along.

South Country students engaged with books using Google Read Along. Lego Mazes
1/17/2024
Brook Avenue Elementary
Students at Brook Avenue School used their creativity to create mazes out of Lego pieces.

Brook Avenue students built Lego mazes. Cloud in a Bottle
1/16/2024
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Ƶ Science Director, Kevin Leach, assisted teachers at South Country School in delivering a "Cloud in a Bottle" lesson. Students identified how how water cycle processes and weather factors affect cloud formation.

South Country students learned about things that affect cloud formations. Learning About Wellness
1/16/2024
Fifth Avenue Elementary
Carin Winter visited Fifth Avenue School's staff meeting to provide information about self-care practices, as well as resources for the classroom.

Fifth Avenue teachers learned about wellness. Security Guard Fulfills Wishes
1/16/2024
South Country Elementary
South Country School Security Guard, Devine Smith, made students' holiday wishes come true. After collecting "Letters to Santa," his organization, Community and Edification, purchased all of the requested gifts.

South Country students received holiday gifts. South Country Hosts Winter Concert
1/12/2024
South Country Elementary
Students from South Country School performed a Winter Concert for their family and friends.

South Country held a Winter Concert. Fifth Avenue Hosts Parranda
1/12/2024
Fifth Avenue Elementary
Dual language students at Fifth Avenue School performed a "Parranda" through the halls of the building.

Fifth Avenue students performed a MS to Perform Matilda
1/11/2024
Ƶ Middle School
Students at Ƶ Middle School will put on a performance of Matilda.

MS to Perform Matilda Gardiner Manor Hosts Winter Concert
1/11/2024
Gardiner Manor Elementary
Fourth and fifth grade choir members from Gardiner Manor School performed a Winter Concert for their family and friends. They were joined by special guest artist Zachary Kant.

Gardiner Manor held a Winter Concert. Harmonaires Spread Cheer
1/10/2024
Ƶ High School
Prior to the holiday break, the Ƶ High School Harmonaires visited school buildings throughout Ƶ to sing for the younger students.

The Harmonaires visited younger students. Creating an Elf Shelf
1/10/2024
Brook Avenue Elementary
Students at Brook Avenue School used their architecture skills, knowledge of stability, and creativity to create shelves for an elf.

Brook Avenue students built shelves for an elf. Ƶ Mourns Loss of Gombatista “Jumper” Leggio (‘53)
1/9/2024
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The Ƶ School Ƶ mourns the loss of Gombatista “Jumper” Leggio, a legend in the Marauder wrestling community. Mr. Leggio impacted the lives of innumerable Ƶ students. One of eleven children, Mr. Leggio was born and raised in Ƶ, and attended Ƶ. He began wrestling in seventh grade and by high school was one of the best wrestlers on Long... more info

Ƶ Mourns Loss of Gombatista “Jumper” Leggio (‘53) Book Love
1/9/2024
Fifth Avenue Elementary
Ms. Obelar organized a "Book Love Book Fair" so that students at Fifth Avenue School had the opportunity to bring home books.

Fifth Avenue students received books. Boys Soccer Players Recognized
1/9/2024
Athletics
Ƶ Boys Varsity Soccer players Zac Fox (All-Conference), Riley Sanchez (All-League), and Matteo Ferrante (All-Academic) received post-season honors.

Boys Soccer players received post-season honors. Student-Athletes Attend Conference
1/8/2024
Athletics
Ƶ student-athletes attended the 2nd Annual Section XI Nick DeCillis "Speak Up for Change" Student Athlete Leadership Conference. The objective of this year's leadership conference was to encourage our student-athlete leaders to find their voices to help others, not only on their teams but in everyday life. The program consisted of motivational speakers, student table... more info

Ƶ student-athletes attended a conference. Students Attend Show
1/8/2024
Brook Avenue Elementary
Second grade students from Brook Avenue School took a field trip to see Frosty the Snowman at The Northport Theater.

Brook Avenue students attended a show. Fifth Avenue Hosts Holiday Showcase
1/4/2024
Fifth Avenue Elementary
Fifth Avenue School students performed musical numbers for family and friends at the Winter Showcase.

Fifth Avenue students performed a Winter Showcase. Worldwide Holidays
1/4/2024
Brook Avenue Elementary
Students in Ms. Volavka and Ms. Mallarino's class at Brook Avenue School studied holidays traditions from around the world.

Brook Avenue students learned about holiday traditions. High School Students Perform Concerts
1/3/2024
Ƶ High School
Student musicians at Ƶ High School performed Winter Concerts for family, friends, and community.

High School students performed concerts. Brook Avenue Hosts Holiday Showcase
1/3/2024
Brook Avenue Elementary
Brook Avenue School students performed musical numbers for family and friends at the Winter Showcase. The Cheer Club finished out the show by performing a cheer.

Brook Avenue hosted a Winter Showcase. Multicultural Holidays
1/2/2024
Ƶ High School
The Ƶ High School Multicultural Club met before the holiday break to discuss holiday traditions around the world.

High School students learned about holidays around the world. STEAM Sleds
1/2/2024
Brook Avenue Elementary
Students at Brook Avenue School built sleds during STEAM classes to help further their understanding of gravity and friction.

Brook Avenue students built sleds in STEAM. High School Student Places in Art Show
12/29/2023
Ƶ High School
Ƶ High School Senior Vita Mazza, an IB Visual Arts students, placed third in the Suffolk Community College High School Art Show with her piece entitled Human Emotion.

A High School student placed in an art show. Winter Centers
12/29/2023
Fifth Avenue Elementary
Fifth Avenue School students participated in winter-themed centers as family members and staff members joined in on the fun.

Fifth Avenue students participated in centers. Winter Wonderland
12/28/2023
Mary G. Clarkson Elementary
Mary G. Clarkson School students performed for families and friends during a Winter Wonderland event that also featured decorations and a STEAM village.

Mary G. Clarkson hosted a Winter Wonderland event. Processing Language
12/28/2023
Universal Pre-Kindergarten
Ƶ Pre-Kindergarten Center teachers received professional development about language processing from speech/language pathologist, Lyndsay Ostrower.

UPK teachers received professional development. Expanding Digital Skills
12/28/2023
Brook Avenue Elementary
Students at Brook Avenue School expanded their digital skills by using Chromebooks to learn more about coding and practice their typing skills.

Brook Avenue students expanded digital skills. Chain Reactions
12/27/2023
Brook Avenue Elementary
Students at Brook Avenue School learned about chain reactions during STEAM class.

Brook Avenue students learned about chain reactions. High School Student Wins Art Award
12/27/2023
Ƶ High School
Ƶ High School senior Katherine Castillo, an IB Visual Arts student, won one of three 1st place awards at the South Bay Art Association's Nita Elder Student Scholarship Exhibition with a paper-cut art piece entitled Imbalance.

A High School student won first place in an art exhibition. Giving Challenge
12/27/2023
South Country Elementary
South Country School's Leaders Club worked with social worker, Ms. Gonzalez, to lead a "Giving Challenge" to collect holiday donations for Ƶ families.

South Country students led a holiday collection drive. Girls Soccer Player Named All-Long Island
12/26/2023
Athletics
Ƶ Girls Varsity Soccer player Evangeline Perdomo was named to Newsday's Girls Soccer All-Long Island second team.

A Girls Soccer player was recognized by Newsday. Gingerbread Parachutes
12/26/2023
Brook Avenue Elementary
Students at Brook Avenue School worked collaboratively in STEAM class to create parachutes for their gingerbread men.

Brook Avenue students created parachutes. Indi Coding
12/26/2023
Fifth Avenue Elementary
Students at Fifth Avenue School worked with Ms. Metcalf during STEAM class to code Indi robots.

Fifth Avenue students coded robots. Breakout Math
12/26/2023
Ƶ High School
Ƶ High School students worked with Ms. Giaquinto to enhance their math skills while solving dynamic challenges.

High School students worked on math challenges. Holiday Message
12/22/2023
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Message from the Superintendent Brook Avenue Hosts Holiday Boutique
12/22/2023
Brook Avenue Elementary
The Brook Avenue School Parent Faculty Association (PFA) transformed the cafeteria into a Holiday Boutique so students could shop for their families.

Brook Avenue hosted a Holiday Boutique. Field Hockey Player Named All-Long Island
12/22/2023
Athletics
Ƶ Varsity Field Hockey player Haley Naslonski was named to Newsday's All-Long Island Field Hockey second team.

A Field Hockey player was recognized by Newsday. UPK Parents Attend Workshop
12/22/2023
Universal Pre-Kindergarten
The Ƶ Pre-Kindergarten Center held an ELA workshop for UPK families. Students were able to take home a book to build their home libraries.

UPK parents attended an ELA workshop. Singing into Literacy
12/21/2023
Brook Avenue Elementary
Students in Mrs. Cardinale and Mrs. Zuhoski's class at Brook Avenue School used song to apply literacy principles.

Brook Avenue students used song to practice literacy. Boys Volleyball Players Named All-Long Island
12/21/2023
Athletics
Ƶ Boys Varsity Volleyball players Max DeBonis and Nikko Tenedorio were named to Newsday's All-Long Island Boys Volleyball first team. ...more info

Two Boys Volleyball players were recognized by Newsday. Learning About Native Plants
12/20/2023
Brook Avenue Elementary
Brook Avenue School students learned about plants native to Long Island during STEAM class.

Brook Avenue students learned about native plants. South Country Hosts Holiday Shop
12/20/2023
South Country Elementary
The South Country School Parent Faculty Association (PFA) held its annual Holiday Shop. Students were able to shop for gifts for family and friends.

South Country hosted a Holiday Boutique. Boys XC Runner Named All-Long Island
12/20/2023
Athletics
Ƶ Boys Cross Country runner Jake Gogarty was named to Newsday's All-Long Island Boys Cross Country first team.

A Cross Country team runner was recognized. Shark Infested Writing
12/20/2023
Brook Avenue Elementary
Students at Brook Avenue School worked with Mr. Pasha and Ms. Mallarino on a writing lesson using informational text about sharks.

Brook Avenue students completed a writing lesson. Winning Women
12/20/2023
Ƶ High School
Ƶ High School student, Ashley Hernandez, CEO of the Business Department's Virtual Enterprises firm TempoTaste, and Ms. Stanulis attended the Winning Women Leadership Conference. Sponsored by Mastercard and Virtual Enterprises, at the Mastercard Tech Hub in NYC, the event was organized into two parts, a panel discussion where women business leaders shared their experiences and advice on... more info

A High School student attended a conference. Book Fairies Donate to Gardiner Manor
12/20/2023
Gardiner Manor Elementary
Book Fairies donated books to Gardiner Manor School, which allowed each student to take home a book to build their home libraries.

Gardiner Manor students received books. Snow in Symmetry
12/19/2023
Brook Avenue Elementary
Students at Brook Avenue School learned about chemical reactions and symmetry in STEAM class. They worked with "Snow in Seconds" and then built snowflakes with Keva Planks.

Brook Avenue students worked with snowflakes in STEAM class. Girls Swimmers Recognized
12/19/2023
Athletics
Ƶ Girls Swimming team members Ainsley Duke, Avery Van Tassel, Skyler Duke, Hailey Bendersky, and Lily Meliere received All-League honors at the Section XI Swimming and Diving Dinner.

Swimming team members received post season honors. Fifth Avenue Hosts Winter Wonderland
12/19/2023
Fifth Avenue Elementary
Fifth Avenue School's Parent Faculty Association (PFA) hosted its 3rd Annual Winter Wonderland event for families to celebrate the season.

Fifth Avenue hosted a Winter Wonderland. Working with Short Phrases
12/18/2023
Fifth Avenue Elementary
Students in Mrs. Yarborough's class at Fifth Avenue School worked in teams to identify "er," "or,'" and "ur" words in short phrases.

Fifth Avenue students practiced literacy skills. Boys Volleyball Players Recognized
12/18/2023
Athletics
Members of the Ƶ Boys Varsity Volleyball team were recognized with post season honor, including Elite All-County, Academic All-County, All-Division, Libero of the Year, and Rookie of the Year.

Boys Volleyball players received post season honors. Google Visits BSHS
12/18/2023
Ƶ High School
Two members of the Google team visited Ƶ High School to speak with students taking Computer Science.

High School students met two members of the Google team. Celebrating Reading
12/15/2023
Fifth Avenue Elementary
Fifth Avenue School students received certificates and “Local Burger” awards for completing the summer reading challenge.

Fifth Avenue students celebrated completing the summer reading challenge. All-State Honors
12/15/2023
Athletics
Ƶ Varsity Girls Soccer player Evangeline Perdomo was selected to the All-State team.

A Ƶ soccer player received All-State honors. Fifth Avenue Hosts Holiday Shop
12/15/2023
Fifth Avenue Elementary
Fifth Avenue School students had an opportunity to do their holiday shopping at the Parent Faculty Association (PFA) Holiday Shop. Members of the PFA assisted students to select the perfect gifts for the special people in their lives during this holiday season.

Fifth Avenue hosted a holiday shop. Long A
12/14/2023
Fifth Avenue Elementary
Students in Mrs. Leinz’s class at Fifth Avenue School learned about the long “Aa” vowel sound. Students participated in a variety of independent and group activities to perfect their vowel skills.

Fifth Avenue students learned about vowel sounds. Girls Volleyball Players Recognized
12/14/2023
Athletics
Ƶ Girls Varsity Volleyball players Kelsie Kennedy, Giuliana Hidalgo, Tiffany Mendez, Leslie Wandmacher, and Haven Mills were recognized for outstanding performance at a recent awards event.

Girls Volleyball players were recognized for outstanding performance. South Country Celebrates Hour of Code
12/14/2023
South Country Elementary
Students in Mrs. Melendez's class at South Country School participated in the Hour of Code to expand their digital skills.

South Country students participated in Hour of Code. Hibernation
12/13/2023
Fifth Avenue Elementary
Students in Mrs. Mott’s class at Fifth Avenue School learned about hibernation. The students built their own caves for bears to hibernate in for the winter.

Fifth Avenue students learned about hibernation. Middle School Students Perform Concert
12/13/2023
Ƶ Middle School
Sixth grade musicians at Ƶ Middle School performed a Winter Concert for family and friends.

Middle School students performed a concert. Learning About Nature
12/13/2023
South Country Elementary
Students from South Country School visited the Bayard Cutting Arboretum and learned about a wide variety of trees while developing appreciation for nature.

South Country students learned about nature. Virtual References
12/12/2023
Gardiner Manor Elementary
The Library Media Specialist at Gardiner Manor School, Mrs. Moss, helped students learn more about research. She showed student how they can explore and gather information effectively with the Virtual Reference Collection.

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12/12/2023
Fifth Avenue Elementary
Fifth Avenue School families attended the second annual "Gift of Reading" program. Teachers demonstrated fun literacy centers while families collected "make and take" materials to use at home.

Fifth Avenue families attended a literacy event. Football Player Receives All-County Honors
12/12/2023
Athletics
Ƶ Varsity Football player James Sobotka was recognized with All-County honors by the Suffolk County Football Coaches Association.

A Football player received All-County honors. Students Selected for Musical Honors
12/12/2023
Ƶ High School
Ƶ High School students have been selected for All State and All County musical ensembles based on demonstrated excellence in musical performance.

Students have been selected for musical honors. Read Along
12/11/2023
News of Ƶwide Interest
Teachers at Fifth Avenue School learned about Google for Education's Read Along. Christina Picardi, a member of the Ƶ's Technology Department, spoke at a faculty meeting to share how the program can enhance literacy skills.

Fifth Avenue teachers learned about a new software program. Breakfast with Frosty
12/11/2023
Universal Pre-Kindergarten
The Ƶ Pre-Kindergarten Center held a special Breakfast with Frosty event.

The Pre-Kindergarten Center hosted Breakfast with Frosty. Gardiner Manor Takes Part in Hour of Code
12/11/2023
Gardiner Manor Elementary
Students at Gardiner Manor School worked with teacher, Mrs. Cox, to participate in Hour of Code with a Minecraft activity.

Gardiner Manor students participated in Hour of Code. Brook Avenue Hosts Math Night
12/8/2023
Brook Avenue Elementary
Families of students attending Brook Avenue School had the opportunity to attend Math Night. In addition to faculty and staff from the building, Curriculum Associates and iReady were able to provide important information about math programs.

Brook Avenue families attended Math Night. Students Perform at WinterFest
12/8/2023
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Students from the Ƶ School Ƶ recently performed at the Ƶ WinterFest.

Students performed at a community event. Thanksgiving Parade
12/8/2023
Mary G. Clarkson Elementary
Mary G. Clarkson School students worked with their STEAM teacher to create a Thanksgiving Day parade simulation.

Mary G. Clarkson students simulated a Thanksgiving Day parade. Turkey Bowl
12/7/2023
Ƶ Middle School
The 6th grade students at Ƶ Middle School took part in a Turkey Bowl coordinated by physical education teachers, Mr. Lynch, Mrs. Dobbs, and Mr. Giusto. The students participated in football games that helped them work on sportsmanship, teamwork, and skills review.

Middle School students participated in a Turkey Bowl. Glow Party
12/7/2023
South Country Elementary
Mrs. Olsen's fourth grade class at South Country School held a glow party while conducting science experiments.

South Country students had a glow party. Building Machines
12/7/2023
Brook Avenue Elementary
Students at Brook Avenue School used Legos to learn about building simple machines.

Brook Avenue students learned about machines. Journeys Into American Indian Territory
12/5/2023
Fifth Avenue Elementary
Fifth Avenue School students explored the components of the expressive culture of the Native Peoples of the Eastern Woodlands and Plains with Journeys Into American Indian Territory, a moving museum and hands-on workshop. The experience was sponsored by the Fifth Avenue Parent Faculty Association (PFA).

FIfth Avenue students learned about Native Peoples. Brook Avenue Recognizes Bucket Fillers
12/5/2023
Brook Avenue Elementary
Brook Avenue School continues to recognize Bucket Fillers throughout the year. Students and staff are recognized for being kind, helpful, and caring.

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12/5/2023
Ƶ Middle School, Ƶ High School, Athletics, Physical Education & Health
Members of the Ƶ High School Athletes Helping Athletes program spent 2 days at Ƶ Middle School. They shared a message about getting involved and answered questions from the younger students.

Athletes Helping Athletes visited Middle School students. Balloons Over Broadway
12/4/2023
Fifth Avenue Elementary
Fifth Avenue School STEAM teacher, Ms. Metcalf, recently presented “Balloons over Broadway” to the students and staff. Everyone cheered as the floats, created using robot bases, made their way down 5th Avenue!

Fifth Avenue hosted Humanities Wrapped
12/4/2023
Ƶ High School
Students in the 9th grade Humanities class at Ƶ High School created and presented "Spotify" playlists representing the characters in the Hindu epic The Ramayana.

High School students created playlists based on a Hindu epic. Thanksgiving Bot Parade
12/4/2023
Brook Avenue Elementary
Brook Avenue School STEAM teacher, Mrs. Chocko, and students presented a Thanksgiving Bot Parade for the school.

Brook Avenue hosted a Thanksgiving Bot Parade. UPK Celebrates 50 Days
12/1/2023
Universal Pre-Kindergarten
Students at the Ƶ Pre-Kindergarten Center celebrated 50 days of school with a 1950s-themed day.

UPK celebrated 50 days of school. Fifth Avenue Hosts Food Drive
12/1/2023
Fifth Avenue Elementary
Students and staff at Fifth Avenue School worked with the Parent Faculty Association (PFA) to collect food items for the annual Thanksgiving Food Drive. The items were included in baskets created by the PFA.

Fifth Avenue hosted a food drive. Turkey Hideouts
12/1/2023
Brook Avenue Elementary
Brook Avenue School students used their STEAM skills to create Thanksgiving hideouts for turkeys.

Brook Avenue students built hideouts for turkeys during STEAM. Breakfast for Champions
11/30/2023
Ƶ High School
Ƶ High School held its first Breakfast for Champions of the 2023-2024 school year. Four times a year, students are recognized for outstanding performance and leadership. Thank you to speaker Parrish Smith (BSHS '10) for sharing his story and advice with the students. Congratulations to all of the honorees! Student / Area / Nominating Teacher Jaelynne Bangs / English / Mr.... more info

The High School celebrated Breakfast for Champions. Runner Qualifies for Nationals
11/30/2023
Athletics
Ƶ Boys Cross Country runner Jake Gogarty placed 2nd at the Nike Cross Regional, earning him the chance to compete at the Nike National High School Cross Country Championships in Oregon. He is only the second cross country runner in Ƶ history to earn a spot at this meet.

A Ƶ runner qualified for the National Championships. Students Attend Compassion Without Borders
11/29/2023
Ƶ High School
Students from Ƶ High School's Peer Support program attended Compassion Without Borders at Half Hollow Hills High School East. The event focuses on leadership skills, innovation, and empowering students to make a difference in their community.

High School students attended Compassion Without Borders. Learning About the Revolution
11/29/2023
Ƶ Middle School
Students in Mrs. Russello and Mrs. Dale's social studies class at Ƶ Middle School acted out vocabulary words from the American Revolution as classmates tried to guess the word.

Middle School students learned about the American Revolution. Girls Soccer Program Wins Awards
11/29/2023
Athletics
The Ƶ Girls Varsity Soccer team was recognized with multiple awards at the Suffolk County Girls Soccer Coaches Association (SCGSCA) awards dinner. Coach Paul Forthmuller was named Suffolk County Coach of the Year. Players Lauren Keach, Madelyn LaGiglia and Leah Mendolia were named All-Division. Evangeline Perdomo received All-County honors.

The Girls Soccer program received awards. Fifth Avenue Holds Bingo Night
11/28/2023
Fifth Avenue Elementary
The Fifth Avenue School Parent Faculty Association (PFA) hosted a Bingo Night. Families packed the gym for an evening of fun.

Fifth Avenue hosted a Bingo Night. Latin Students Attend Classics Day
11/28/2023
Ƶ Middle School
Students from Ƶ Middle School and Ƶ High School visited Stony Brook University for "Classics Day." They attended lectures about linguistics, ancient medicine, and etymology, participated in the creation of mosaics and paper togas, and taught board games to other students. Some students participated in three levels of a "Certamen" academic contest on Latin... more info

Middle School and High School students participated in Engineering Bridges
11/28/2023
Ƶ Middle School
Students at Ƶ Middle School completed a culminating activity for their Engineering unit. The students used the engineering design process to build bridges.

Middle School students built bridges. Tower Challenge
11/27/2023
Fifth Avenue Elementary
Students at Fifth Avenue School were challenged to build tall towers using only index cards. Their towers were then put to the test to see if they were strong enough to hold a hardcover book.

Fifth Avenue students built towers using index cards. Using the Virtual Reference Collection
11/27/2023
South Country Elementary
South Country School's Library Media Specialist, Kerry Cusack, helps students deepen their understandings of science with hands-on activities, thematically-connected literature, and research using the Virtual Reference Collection.

South Country's librarian utilizes a Virtual Reference Collection for learning. Cookie Battle
11/27/2023
Mary G. Clarkson Elementary
Students in Ms. Tramposch and Mrs. Sieber's class at Mary G. Clarkson School voted between Oreo and Chocolate Chip for their favorite cookie. Then, they tallied the results and created a bar graph and picture graph to show the data.

Mary G. Clarkson students held a cookie battle. Going for a Hike
11/27/2023
Ƶ Middle School
On October 23, 2023 63 students from Ƶ Middle School went on a 5 miles hike in Sunken Meadow State Park. The hike was a culminating activity for the Outdoor Education unit for Ms. Pickus's 8th grade physical education classes. Throughout the unit students learned map reading skills, hiking etiquette, and hiking essentials with regards to safety, which includes what equipment to bring... more info

Middle School students went on a hike. High School Introduces Multicultural Club
11/27/2023
Ƶ High School
Ƶ High School students now have the opportunity to join a new Multicultural Club. Recently, the club held a meeting around the theme of food.

High School students can join a Multicultural Club. Sharing Book Reviews
11/21/2023
News of Ƶwide Interest
Students in Mrs. Cristando's class at South Country School wrote book reviews for the school library to help readers find their next book adventure.

South Country students wrote book reviews. Fifth Avenue Students Perform Showcase
11/21/2023
Fifth Avenue Elementary
First grade students performed for staff, students, and families at the annual Fifth Avenue School Thanksgiving Showcase.

Fifth Avenue students performed a showcase. Celebrating Diwali
11/21/2023
Ƶ High School
Humanities 9 art students at Ƶ High School learned about Diwali traditions while crafting lanterns and creating vibrant designs to deepen their understanding of the festival.

High School students learned about Diwali. Thanksgiving Message
11/21/2023
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Message from the Superintendent Cross Country Runner Places Fourth
11/21/2023
Athletics
Ƶ Boys Cross Country runner Jake Gogarty placed 4th at the New York State Fed meet.

A Cross Country runner placed at the New York Fed meet. Mathematician of the Month
11/21/2023
Ƶ Middle School
Students in Mr. Flick's math classes at Ƶ Middle School were recognized as being "Mathematicians of the Month" for September and October. This distinction is earned by students who demonstrate hard work while learning math skills and leadership within the classroom.

Middle School students were recognized for their math skills. Athletes Sign for College
11/20/2023
Ƶ High School, Athletics
Nine of Ƶ High School's student-athletes signed letters of intent to compete in athletics at the collegiate level.

Student-athletes signed to compete at the collegiate level. Ƶ Runner is All-State
11/20/2023
Athletics
Ƶ Boys Cross Country runner Jake Gogarty competed at the New York State Cross Country Championships. He placed 15th, earning All-State recognition.

A Boys Cross Country runner earned All-State recognition. Brook Avenue Clubs Begin
11/20/2023
Brook Avenue Elementary
Clubs have started for the year at Brook Avenue School. Recently, the Friendship Club enjoyed an activity with Mrs. Gomera and Ms. Amzler.

Brook Avenue clubs began for the year. Learning to Code
11/17/2023
Fifth Avenue Elementary
Students in Mr. Longo's second grade class at Fifth Avenue School practiced their coding skills.

Fifth Avenue students practiced coding. Salt Maps
11/17/2023
South Country Elementary
Mrs. Homestead's class at South Country School made relief maps of New York State after completing a unit on local geography. The maps depict the different landforms in New York and were made with salt dough.

South Country students learned about local geography. Ƶ Teacher Recognized for Excellence
11/17/2023
Ƶ High School
Ƶ High School English teacher, Lori Indemaio, was recognized by the New York State English Council (NYSEC) as a 2023 Educator of Excellence. The Educator of Excellence Award honors those nominated by colleagues for inspiring excellence in their students and fellow teachers, and who have implemented best practices and challenged students to become skillful readers and writers.

A High School teacher was recognized for excellence. Making Ice Cream
11/16/2023
Brook Avenue Elementary
Brook Avenue School kindergarten students created their own ice cream during a science lesson.

Brook Avenue students made their own ice cream. Fifth Avenue Teachers Participate in PD
11/16/2023
Fifth Avenue Elementary
New teacher at Fifth Avenue School participated in a professional development workshop led by Mrs. Caliendo.

Fifth Avenue teachers participated in professional development. Cherished Books
11/16/2023
South Country Elementary
South Country School Principal, Ms. Grasso, shared books from her personal childhood collection with students. This led to a discussion about which book students will cherish for their entire lives, and why books matter so much.

South Country students and their principal talked about books. Sandy Learning
11/16/2023
Mary G. Clarkson Elementary
Students at Mary G. Clarkson School practiced reading and writing with sand, Play-Doh, and small books

Mary G. Clarkson students practiced literacy with sand. Clothing Mall at Brook Avenue
11/16/2023
Brook Avenue Elementary
Mrs. Gomera, Mrs. Currea, and other staff members at Brook Avenue School transformed the cafeteria into a free "Clothing Mall" for families in need.

Brook Avenue has a clothing mall for families in need. Completing Sentences
11/15/2023
Fifth Avenue Elementary
Students in Mrs. Rosso's class at Fifth Avenue School learned how to write complete sentences. They worked collaboratively with peers to create sentences featuring their names.

Fifth Avenue students learned about complete sentences. Swimmer Sets Records at Counties
11/15/2023
Athletics
Six members of the Ƶ Varsity Swimming team competed at the County Championships and placed 8th overall. Hailey Bendersky, an 8th grade student, broke Varsity records in the 50 free and 100 fly events.

A Ƶ swimmer set a record at Counties. Learning About Democracy
11/15/2023
Mary G. Clarkson Elementary
Kindergarten classes at Mary G. Clarkson School learned about democracy before Election Day. Students discussed the importance of voting so that all of their voices can be heard.

Mary G. Clarkson students learned about voting. Breakfast with Your Veteran
11/15/2023
Gardiner Manor Elementary
Gardiner Manor School hosted "Breakfast with Your Veteran" in honor of Veterans Day. Students who had a special veteran in their life invited that veteran to a breakfast sponsored by the Gardiner Manor faculty and staff.

Gardiner Manor hosted a breakfast for veterans. Middle School Holds Student Conference Day
11/15/2023
Ƶ Middle School
Students at Ƶ Middle School recently took part in the annual Middle School Student Conference Day. During this event, grade-level assemblies were held on topics like overcoming obstacles. Students also attended workshops run by Ƶ staff and students, as well as outside speakers, including guests from Northwell Health.

Middle School students took part in Middle School Student Conference Day. Business Students Learn from Local Entrepreneur
11/15/2023
Ƶ High School
Paul Saccoccio, one of the owners of The Pizzeria visited the Virtual Enterprise International (VE) class at Ƶ High School to talk business. Paul spoke about his beginnings at his father's pizzeria, and how he loved the comradery and community feeling working at the pizzeria afforded him. Students asked questions about financing, scaling operations, and human resource management.

A local business owner met with High School students. Veterans Day Parade
11/15/2023
Brook Avenue Elementary
Students in Ms. Vitale and Mrs. Neugebauer's class at Brook Avenue School learned about Veterans Day and held a parade in their classroom to recognize those who served our country.

Brook Avenue students learned about Veterans Day. Learning in 3D
11/14/2023
Brook Avenue Elementary
Mr. Kovarick, the parent of a kindergarten student at Brook Avenue School, donated a 3D printer to the school's STEAM classroom. He visited with students to provide a tutorial on the 3D technology and the printer.

Brook Avenue students learned about 3D printing. Cheerleading Recognizes Seniors
11/14/2023
Athletics
The Ƶ Varsity Cheerleading team recognized and celebrated the senior members of the team who will be graduating in the Spring.

The Varsity Cheerleading team celebrated senior members of the team. Mary G. Clarkson Students Pick Pumpkins
11/14/2023
Mary G. Clarkson Elementary
Students at Mary G. Clarkson School picked pumpkins from a pumpkin patch at the building. The event was made possible by the Mary G. Clarkson Parent Faculty Association (PFA).

Mary G. Clarkson students picked pumpkins from a pumpkin patch at the building. Students Win Storybook Pumpkin Contest
11/14/2023
Fifth Avenue Elementary
Students at Fifth Avenue School were recognized as winners of the building's Storybook Pumpkin Contest.

Fifth Avenue held a pumpkin contest. Pumpkin Systems
11/14/2023
Ƶ Middle School
Students at Ƶ Middle School read the book Pumpkin Jack and then used pumpkin carving to learn about open and closed systems.

Middle School students used pumpkins to learn about systems. Author Visits Brook Avenue
11/14/2023
Brook Avenue Elementary
Local author and teacher, Mrs. Leary, visited students at Brook Avenue School to read her book Harper Is Going on Vacation.

Brook Avenue students met a local author. A Very Veteran Bingo Night
11/14/2023
South Country Elementary
South Country School's Parent Faculty Association (PFA) hosted "A Very Veteran Bingo Night" to honor military service members for Veterans Day.

South Country hosted a Veterans Day Bingo event. Thank you, Veterans
11/11/2023
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As we celebrate Veterans Day, the Ƶ School Ƶ honors and thanks all of the men and women who selflessly served our country in the Armed Forces. Their willingness to sacrifice allows us to have the freedoms we enjoy.

The Ƶ School Ƶ honors and thanks all of the men and women who selflessly served our Cozy Sock Party
11/9/2023
Brook Avenue Elementary
Students in Ms. Vitale and Mrs. Neugebauer's class at Brook Avenue School earned a "cozy sock movie" for the compliments they have received since the school year began.

Brook Avenue students earned a movie party. Ƶ Runner Places at Counties
11/9/2023
Athletics
Ƶ Varsity Girls Cross Country runner Maggie McCormick placed 9th in the Large School Cross Country County Championship.

A Ƶ runner placed 9th at the County Championship. Engineering Hats
11/9/2023
Mary G. Clarkson Elementary
Students in Ms. Brown and Mrs. Partridge's class at Mary G. Clarkson School constructed hats during a Mystery Science lesson about material properties and engineering.

Mary G. Clarkson students constructed hats. Pumpkin Fun
11/9/2023
Fifth Avenue Elementary
Students in Ms. Moyse's class at Fifth Avenue School worked with family members to complete activities in pumpkin centers.

Fifth Avenue students worked with families on center activities. Middle School Field Hockey Raises Awareness
11/9/2023
Athletics
The Ƶ Middle School Field Hockey team engaged in community service by hosting a game to raise awareness about breast cancer.

The Middle School Field Hockey team held a breast cancer game. Brook Avenue Marks Red Ribbon Week
11/9/2023
Brook Avenue Elementary
Brook Avenue School social worker, Mrs. Gomera, facilitated activities for students during Red Ribbon Week. The activities helped students learn more about how to make healthy and positive choices.

Brook Avenue recognized Red Ribbon Week. Human or Robot?
11/8/2023
Brook Avenue Elementary
Students at Brook Avenue School turned themselves into robots as they learned how to code during STEAM class.

Brook Avenue students learned about coding. Varsity Football Recognizes Seniors
11/8/2023
Athletics
The Ƶ Varsity Football team recognized and celebrated the senior members of the team who will be graduating in the Spring.

The Varsity Football team celebrated senior members of the team. Making Pumpkins
11/8/2023
Mary G. Clarkson Elementary
Students in Mrs. Fruhauf's class at Mary G. Clarkson School read There Was An Old Lady Who Wasn't Afraid of Anything and made Rice Krispy pumpkins.

Mary G. Clarkson students made Rice Krispy pumpkins. Rhyming Endings
11/8/2023
Fifth Avenue Elementary
Students in Mrs. Canavaciol's class at Fifth Avenue School practiced making lists of words that have the same ending. They learned that words with the same ending rhyme with each other.

Fifth Avenue students practiced with words that have the same ending. Brook Avenue Hosts Fall Showcase
11/8/2023
Brook Avenue Elementary
Brook Avenue School students, led by music teacher, Mrs. Carr, performed a fall showcase for family and friends.

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11/8/2023
Athletics
Ƶ Boys Cross Country runner Jake Gogarty placed second in the Large School County Championship. His time of 16:20 broke a school record for the course at Sunken Meadow that had stood for 45 years.

A Boys Cross Country runner placed second at the County Championship. Fall Musical: Putnam County Spelling Bee
11/8/2023
Ƶ High School
The Ƶ High School Drama Club will put on a production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.

Fall Musical: Putnam County Spelling Bee Rhyming Endings
11/6/2023
Brook Avenue Elementary
Students in Mrs. Callis' first grade class at Brook Avenue School learned about solving for key vocabulary words and rhyming endings.

Brook Avenue students learned new literacy skills. Swimming Recognizes Seniors
11/6/2023
Athletics
The Ƶ Varsity Swimming team recognized and celebrated the senior members of the team who will be graduating in the Spring.

The Varsity Swimming team celebrated senior members of the team. Inspiring Flowers
11/6/2023
Ƶ High School
IB Visual Arts students at Ƶ High School used pen and ink wells to create drawings inspired by dried flowers.

High School students created pen and ink drawings. Math Around the Room
11/6/2023
South Country Elementary
Students in Mrs. Chrissides and Mrs. Brown's class at South Country School engaged in "Math Around the Room." Students practiced adding and subtracting 3 digit numbers in different locations around the classroom.

South Country students practiced math skills. Mary G. Clarkson Holds Storybook Parade
11/6/2023
Mary G. Clarkson Elementary
Students and staff members at Mary G. Clarkson School donned their best costumes for this year's Storybook Parade.

Mary G. Clarkson hosted a Storybook Parade. Celebrating Summer Reading
11/6/2023
Brook Avenue Elementary
Brook Avenue School celebrated all of the students who continued to read during the summer months.

Brook Avenue celebrated summer readers. Brook Avenue Crowns Pumpkin Decorating Champs
11/3/2023
Brook Avenue Elementary
Brook Avenue School's Parent Faculty Association (PFA) hosted a Pumpkin Decorating Contest. Winners were selected from among the many creative entries.

Brook Avenue hosted a Pumpkin Decorating Contest. UPK Hosts Movie Night
11/3/2023
Universal Pre-Kindergarten
The Ƶ Pre-Kindergarten Center hosted a fun-filled movie night featuring a Charlie Brown movie.

The Pre-Kindergarten Center hosted a movie night. Carving a Jack-o-Lantern
11/3/2023
Fifth Avenue Elementary
Students in Mrs. Anusiaks class at Fifth Avenue School read a Halloween story with Mrs. Borromeo and carved a Jack-o-lantern after voting on the design of a face.

Fifth Avenue students carved a Jack-o-Lantern. Girls Volleyball Recognizes Seniors
11/3/2023
Athletics
The Ƶ Girls Varsity Volleyball team recognized and celebrated the senior members of the team who will be graduating in the Spring.

The Girls Varsity Volleyball team celebrated senior members of the team. Monster Bingo
11/3/2023
Brook Avenue Elementary
Brook Avenue School's Parent Faculty Association (PFA) hosted a Monster Bingo event with the help of staff volunteers.

Brook Avenue hosted Monster Bingo. High School Become Anti Bias Ambassadors
11/3/2023
Ƶ High School
Students from Ƶ High School are participating in the Town of Islip Anti Bias Ambassador program. Recently, the group met at Brentwood High School to discuss bias and awareness, and hear from a Holocaust survivor.

High School students are Anti Bias Ambassadors. Coding BatBot
11/2/2023
Brook Avenue Elementary
The BeeBot robot transformed into BatBot as students at Brook Avenue School learned how to code a sequence that would lead him into his cave.

Brook Avenue students practiced coding skills. UPK Celebrates Halloween
11/2/2023
Universal Pre-Kindergarten
Students and staff at the Ƶ Pre-Kindergarten Center celebrated Halloween with creative costumes.

UPK students and staff celebrated Halloween. Fifth Avenue Hosts Fall Showcase
11/2/2023
Fifth Avenue Elementary
Students at Fifth Avenue School, under the direction of music teacher Ms. Rodriguez, performed a sing-along for family and friends.

FIfth Avenue students performed for family and friends. IB Students Visit Catskills
11/2/2023
Ƶ High School
Students in the International Baccalaureate (IB) program at Ƶ High School took a field trip to the Hudson River School Art Trail, an exhibit at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site, and the Olana State Historic Site. The trip furthered the learning students had done during their Theory of Knowledge course, particularly in the areas of knowledge of art and history. The students will be... more info

IB students to a field trip to the Catskill region. Girls Soccer Recognizes Seniors
11/2/2023
Athletics
The Ƶ Girls Varsity Soccer team recognized and celebrated the senior members of the team who will be graduating in the Spring.

The Girls Varsity Soccer team celebrated senior members of the team. Brook Avenue School Celebrates Halloween
11/2/2023
Brook Avenue Elementary
Students and staff at Brook Avenue School celebrated Halloween with creative costumes.

Brook Avenue students and staff celebrated Halloween. Homemade Trick or Treating
11/1/2023
Brook Avenue Elementary
Students at Brook Avenue School used their STEAM skills to create their own homemade bags for trick or treating.

Brook Avenue students created trick or treating bags. UPK Students Pick Pumpkins
11/1/2023
Universal Pre-Kindergarten
Students at the Ƶ Pre-Kindergarten students picked pumpkins at a pumpkin patch created by the Parent Faculty Association (PFA).

UPK students picked pumpkins. Fifth Avenue Students Learn Fire Safety
11/1/2023
Fifth Avenue Elementary
The Ƶ Fire Department visited Fifth Avenue School to teach students about fire safety. They ran demonstrations for students that showed how to stay safe in a fire.

Fifth Avenue Students Learn Fire Safety Boys Soccer Recognizes Seniors
11/1/2023
Athletics
The Ƶ Boys Varsity Soccer team recognized and celebrated the senior members of the team who will be graduating in the Spring.

Students Revitalize Garden
11/1/2023
Brook Avenue Elementary
Brook Avenue School students worked on revitalizing the building's gardens. They spent time exploring and preserving pumpkin seeds, which will eventually be planted.

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10/31/2023
Brook Avenue Elementary
Students in Mrs. Michels' class at Brook Avenue School worked on engaging center tasks.

Brook Avenue students worked on center tasks. Relay Team Sets New Record
10/31/2023
Athletics
Ƶ Swim Team members Hailey Bendersky, Avery Van Tassel, Skyler Duke, and Ainsley Duke broke a record that had stood since 2013. The relay team completed the 200 Freestyle Relay event with a time of 1:46.75.

Swim team members set a new record. Fifth Avenue Hosts Pumpkin Patch
10/31/2023
Fifth Avenue Elementary
Fifth Avenue School students picked their own pumpkins at a pumpkin patch provided by the building's Parent Faculty Association (PFA).

Fifth Avenue hosted a pumpkin patch. Word Spacing
10/31/2023
Brook Avenue Elementary
Students in Mrs. Arena's class at Brook Avenue School read an exciting book and then learned about how to create sentences with the correct spacing between words.

Brook Avenue students learned about word spacing. Thank You, Board of Education
10/31/2023
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During the month of October, the Ƶ School Ƶ celebrates School Board Recognition Month. At the October 24, 2023, Public Session the Ƶ took the opportunity to thank the Ƶ Board of Education for its volunteer service and commitment to providing the best possible educational opportunities to our students. Photography students from Ƶ High School presented Board... more info

Ƶ recognized the Board of Education during School Board Recognition Month. Ƶ Celebrates Homecoming and Honors Alumni
10/30/2023
Ƶ High School
Ƶ High School’s 2023 Homecoming celebration was another success! The crowd cheered the football team as they played against Commack. At halftime, in addition to the Homecoming Court being honored, the crowd recognized members of the 1983 and 1984 Rutgers Cup football teams, who were joined by their coach, Tom Howard.

Ƶ celebrated Homecoming. Fire Safety Lesson
10/30/2023
Brook Avenue Elementary
Mrs. Fields' students at Brook Avenue School learned about fire safety from an FDNY fireman who lives in the community.

Brook Avenue students learned about fire safety. Mystery Readers
10/30/2023
Universal Pre-Kindergarten
Mystery Readers Mr. & Mrs. Poupis surprised students at the Ƶ Pre-Kindergarten Center with an activity that included decorating a mini pumpkin and crafting a paper pumpkin.

Pre-Kindergarten Center students did crafts with mystery readers. Brook Avenue Hosts Pumpkin Patch
10/30/2023
Brook Avenue Elementary
The Brook Avenue School Parent Faculty Association (PFA) volunteers helped transform the school's grounds into a pumpkin patch for students to select their own pumpkins.

Brook Avenue hosted a pumpkin patch for students. Creating Hats
10/27/2023
Fifth Avenue Elementary
Students in Ms. McGirr and Ms. Morales' second grade dual language class at Fifth Avenue School used different materials to create hats that would be able to withstand wind, heat, and rain on an island.

Fifth Avenue students created hats. Nine and Ten
10/27/2023
Brook Avenue Elementary
Students in Mrs. Neugebauer and Ms. Vitale's classes at Brook Avenue School worked on math skills by using the numbers 9 and 10.

Brook Avenue students worked on math skills. Taking a Wellness Trip
10/26/2023
Fifth Avenue Elementary
Fifth Avenue School students visited Belmont Lake State Park to learn more about wellness. They participated in many activities, including a hike and lakeside yoga.

Taking a Wellness Trip Middle School Students Practice Math Skills
10/26/2023
Ƶ Middle School
Students in Ms. Canales' class at Ƶ Middle School have been hard at work this year working on expanding their math skills.

Middle School students are working on expanding math skills. SMART Training
10/26/2023
Ƶ Middle School
Ƶ technology staff members Mark Lane and Christina Picardi held SMARTBoard trainings for teachers at Ƶ Middle School. The devices allow teachers to expand their innovation and collaboration as they educate students.

Teachers received training on SMARTBoard devices. Fifth Avenue Hosts First PFA Meeting
10/26/2023
Fifth Avenue Elementary
The Fifth Avenue School Parent Faculty Association (PFA) hosted its first meeting of the year, which included an Art Night and presentation about digital citizenship.

Fifth Avenue hosted its first PFA meeting of the year. Brook Avenue Students Design Bridges
10/26/2023
Brook Avenue Elementary
Students at Brook Avenue School worked hard during STEAM class to learn about bridge design while building their own segment by segment.

Brook Avenue students designed bridges. Learning About the Eye
10/26/2023
South Country Elementary
Students in Ms. Calta's class at South Country school learned about the parts of the eye and the vision process.

South Country students learned about vision. Field Hockey Plays for a Cure
10/26/2023
Athletics
The Ƶ Varsity Field Hockey team held their annual "Play for a Cure" game to raise awareness about the fight against breast cancer.

The Field Hockey team held a breast cancer awareness game. Dance Company Performs for High School Students
10/25/2023
Ƶ High School
The independent Cuban dance ensemble Malpaso Dance Company visited Ƶ High School to help celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Members of the ensemble taught dance workshops for students and then performed at assemblies attended by the entire student body. The residency was made possible through funding from the Ƶ Arts Education Fund (BSSAEF).

High School students celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month with performances by a dance ensemble. Core Words
10/25/2023
Universal Pre-Kindergarten
Students in Ms. Summers' class at the Ƶ Pre-Kindergarten Center used core words to create a sentence strip describing how many apples they counted on an apple tree.

Students used core words to create sentence strips. High School Celebrates Day of the Girl
10/25/2023
Ƶ High School
Ƶ High School's Women's Empowerment Club held a Day of the Girl celebration centered around the theme of "Building Independence." Students heard from a panel of faculty members and then worked in groups to explore aspects of relationships with the One Love Foundation.

High School students celebrated Day of the Girl. Girls Volleyball Hosts Dig Pink Game
10/25/2023
Athletics
The Ƶ Girls Volleyball program hosted their annual DIG PINK game to raise money for local breast cancer organizations.

The Girls Volleyball program hosted a DIG PINK game. Brook Avenue Celebrates Bucket Fillers
10/25/2023
Brook Avenue Elementary
Brook Avenue School recognized students who were identified as staff as being Bucket Fillers for their kindness and positive choices.

Brook Avenue celebrated Bucket Fillers. A Lighthouse Visit
10/25/2023
South Country Elementary
Fourth grade students from South Country School visited the Fire Island Lighthouse and learned about the lighthouse, as well as the geographical features of Long Island.

South Country students visited Fire Island Lighthouse. Fifth Avenue Celebrates Hispanic Heritage
10/24/2023
Fifth Avenue Elementary
Students and staff at Fifth Avenue School celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month with an assembly that recognized and celebrated the significant contributions of Hispanic Americans.

Fifth Avenue celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month. Learning About Family
10/24/2023
Brook Avenue Elementary
Students in Ms. Amzler's kindergarten class at Brook Avenue School learned about family during a social studies lesson.

Brook Avenue students learned about family. Nature Poems
10/24/2023
Mary G. Clarkson Elementary
Ms. Brown and Mrs. Patridge's second grade students at Mary G. Clarkson School explore the outdoors to observe nature and collect details for fall-themed sensory poems.

Mary G. Clarkson students wrote sensory poems. Positive Mindsets
10/24/2023
South Country Elementary
Motivational speaker Rohan Murphy visited South Country School to speak to students about the importance of maintaining a positive mindset and overcoming adversity.

South Country students heard from a motivational speaker. A Visit from Lanie
10/23/2023
Fifth Avenue Elementary
Students at Fifth Avenue School had a special visitor named Lanie. A canine from the Therapy Dogs of L.I., Lanie helped spread love to students and staff.

Fifth Avenue students had a visit from a therapy dog. Number Bonds
10/23/2023
Brook Avenue Elementary
Mrs. Camson's class at Brook Avenue School learned about number bonds and the relationship between addition and subtraction.

Brook Avenue students learned about number bonds. Media Balance
10/23/2023
Fifth Avenue Elementary
Fifth Avenue School librarian, Mr. Powers, celebrated Digital Citizenship Awareness Week with students while teaching a lesson about media balance.

Fifth Avenue students learned about media balance. Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month
10/23/2023
Mary G. Clarkson Elementary
Mary G. Clarkson School held an assembly to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Library Media Specialist, Mrs. Van Auken, shared a book with students, and the Ƶ High School Latin Dance Residency led students through an interactive performance.

Mary G. Clarkson celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month. Students Visit Firehouse
10/23/2023
Brook Avenue Elementary
Kindergarten students from Brook Avenue School visited the Ƶ Fire Department to celebrate Fire Safety Month.

Brook Avenue students visited the firehouse. Personal Narratives
10/23/2023
South Country Elementary
Students in Mr. Cruickshank's class at South Country School learned how to write personal narratives. Students chose memories from their past as the basis for their narratives, which will be published and displayed outside of the classroom.

South Country students learned how to write personal narratives. Football Team Honors Faculty
10/20/2023
Athletics
The Ƶ Varsity Football team honored faculty at a recent game. Each player chose a faculty member who has had a positive impact on their life.

Football players recognized impactful faculty members. Checking Out Books
10/20/2023
Brook Avenue Elementary
Students at Brook Avenue School participated in a read-aloud with librarian, Ms. Mendola, and then learned how to check books out of the library.

Brook Avenue students checked books out of the library. Beginning and Ending
10/20/2023
Fifth Avenue Elementary
Students in Ms. Obelar's class at Fifth Avenue School practiced beginning and ending sounds, and punctuation marks. They worked collaboratively with peers to organize sentences and identify the cases of letters.

Fifth Avenue students practiced language skills. UPK Celebrates Hispanic Heritage
10/20/2023
Universal Pre-Kindergarten
Ƶ Pre-Kindergarten Center students celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month with a parade.

UPK students celebrated Hispanic Heritage. Ƶ Board Trustee Guy Leggio Honored by State School Boards
10/20/2023
Brook Avenue Elementary, Fifth Avenue Elementary, Mary G. Clarkson Elementary, Gardiner Manor Elementary, South Country Elementary, Ƶ Middle School, Ƶ High School, Universal Pre-Kindergarten
Ƶ Board of Education Trustee Guy Leggio ('81) has been announced as the joint recipient of the New York State School Boards Association Everett R. Dyer Award for Distinguished School Board Service. This award is the highest award that is given by the New York State School Boards Association; it recognizes outstanding contributions to public education and children. Mr. Leggio has served... more info

Board Trustee Guy Leggio is being recognized by the New York State School Boards Association. Fifth Avenue Families Attend Math and Reading Night
10/20/2023
Fifth Avenue Elementary
Fifth Avenue School hosted a Math and Reading night for families. The night included hands-on workshops that allowed parents and guardians to learn how best to provide support at home. Students played games in the gym and left with books for their home libraries.

Fifth Avenue hosted a Math and Reading Night. Literacy Centers
10/20/2023
Brook Avenue Elementary
Students in Mrs. Fields' class at Brook Avenue School participated in collaborative centers that helped them practice literacy skills.

Brook Avenue students practiced literacy skills. Fifth Avenue Celebrates Achievement
10/19/2023
Fifth Avenue Elementary
Students at Fifth Avenue School were recognized for academic excellence and trying their best.

Fifth Avenue celebrated student achievement. Language Games
10/19/2023
Brook Avenue Elementary
Kindergarten students at Brook Avenue School played a name game to assist with oral language skills.

Brook Avenue students practiced language skills. Celebrating Autumn
10/18/2023
Fifth Avenue Elementary
Mrs. Mott's class at Fifth Avenue School celebrated Autumn with falling leaves.

Fifth Avenue students celebrated Autumn. Apple Towers
10/18/2023
Brook Avenue Elementary
Students at Brook Avenue School learned about stability during STEAM class.

Brook Avenue students learned about stability. Fifth Avenue Students Join Clubs
10/18/2023
Fifth Avenue Elementary
Students at Fifth Avenue School have the opportunity to join clubs, including STEAM, jewelry, art, chess, games, gardening, and sports. Participating in these groups helps students enhance their learning experience.

Fifth Avenue students have the opportunity to join clubs. Sentence Structure
10/18/2023
Brook Avenue Elementary
Mrs. Mendoza's Dual Language kindergarten students at Brook Avenue School learned about sentence structure during a writing lesson.

Brook Avenue students learned about sentence structure. Wonder Walk Wednesday
10/17/2023
Fifth Avenue Elementary
Students in Ms. Moyse's class at Fifth Avenue School participated in a "Wonder Walk Wednesday." They took a walk in the school's native garden and then drew the things they saw while writing about Milkweed plants.

Fifth Avenue students wrote about what they saw in the building's native garden. Library Orientation
10/17/2023
Ƶ Middle School
Ƶ Middle School students attended orientation sessions in the school's library. Mrs. Miller, the librarian, spoke about exploring genres, showcased procedures, and shared information about a reading app availa