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Image Unavailable 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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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

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 hardwork 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 Particiate 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 commardiy 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. Ƶ Mourns Loss
11/13/2023
News of Ƶwide Interest
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Ƶ Mourns Loss 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 MysteryScience 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.

Image Unavailable XC Runner Places Second at Championship
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 Ƶ High School Celebrates Halloween
11/1/2023
Ƶ High School
Students and staff at Ƶ High School celebrated Halloween with creative costumes.

Ƶ High School celebrated Halloween. 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. Pre-Kindergarten Center Gets Sensory Wall
10/31/2023
Universal Pre-Kindergarten
Thanks to Ƶ's dedicated carpenters and custodians, the Ƶ Pre-Kindergarten Center now has an interactive sensory wall for students to explore.

The Pre-Kindergarten Center has a new sensory wall. 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
Ƶ Home page
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. Make a Difference Day
10/30/2023
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Make a Difference Day Board of Education Executive Session for Monday, October 30, 2023
10/27/2023
News of Ƶwide Interest
THE BOARD OF EDUCATION WILL BE CONDUCTING AN EXECUTIVE SESSION   Monday, October 30, 2023 @ 4:00 p.m.   The meeting will take place in the Third Floor Conference Room of the Ƶ Ƶ Office.

BOE 10-30-23 Executive Session Meeting 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 recognzed 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
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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 available to students.

Middle School students learned about the library. Matching Game
10/17/2023
Universal Pre-Kindergarten
Students in Mr. Tarmey's class at the Ƶ Pre-Kindergarten Center learned about their sense of sight and how to work collaboratively. They used their knowledge of both to play a matching game.

Pre-Kindergarten Center students played a matching game. Cup Towers
10/17/2023
Brook Avenue Elementary
Students at Brook Avenue School learned more about patterns, stability, and balance while building cup towers during STEAM class.

Brook Avenue students built cup towers. Apple Towers
10/16/2023
Fifth Avenue Elementary
First grade students at Fifth Avenue School worked with STEAM teacher, Ms. Metcalf, to practice problem-solving. Students worked collaboratively in teams to build towers capable of holding an apple on top.

Fifth Avenue students built towers in STEAM class. Families Learn About Internet Safety
10/16/2023
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Families of students attending the Ƶ School Ƶ attended an informative session presented by officers from the Suffolk County Police Department. The officers provided important information about keeping children safe on the internet.

Ƶ families learned about internet safety from the Suffolk County Police Department. Mary G. Clarkson Hosts Movie Night
10/16/2023
Mary G. Clarkson Elementary
The Mary G. Clarkson School Parent Faculty Association (PFA) hosted a movie night for students and their families.

Mary G. Clarkson hosted a movie night. Monster Creations
10/16/2023
Brook Avenue Elementary
Students at Brook Avenue School used their STEAM skills to create and name their own monsters.

Brook Avenue students created their own monsters. Ƶ Middle School Hosts Suffolk County Principals
10/16/2023
Ƶ Middle School
Ƶ Middle School and Principal Dr. Lors hosted the first meeting of the school year for the Suffolk County Middle School Principals Association. Suffolk County Police Officer Fernandez provided information about the mission and objectives of the SCPD's COPE Unit.

Ƶ Middle School hosted a meeting of principals. Independent Learning Centers
10/16/2023
Fifth Avenue Elementary
Students in Dual Language kindergarten at Fifth Avenue School used independent learning centers to practice high-frequency words in both English and Spanish. They read the word, made the word with magnetic letters, and wrote the word with a dry erase marker.

Kindergarten students practiced high-frequency words. Balance Scales
10/16/2023
Brook Avenue Elementary
Brook Avenue School students learned how to make their own balance scales during STEAM class.

Brook Avenue students created balance scales. Solving Problems Through Design
10/13/2023
Mary G. Clarkson Elementary
Students at Mary G. Clarkson School learned problem-solving skills during STEAM class. They read Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and discovered a tree with an imbalance that needed to be fixed. They used the engineering design process to create new ways of building trees.

Mary G. Clarkson students learned problem-solving skills. Learning About Flag Etiquette
10/13/2023
South Country Elementary
South Country School Security Guard, Mr. Lawler, and Main Office Secretary, Mrs. Lawler, taught students the proper etiquette for raising the American flag.

South Country students learned about flag etiquette. 3D Shapes
10/13/2023
Brook Avenue Elementary
Brook Avenue School students learned about 3D shapes during STEAM class.

Brook Avenue students learned about 3D shapes. Properties of Materials
10/13/2023
Fifth Avenue Elementary
Mrs. Shivak's class at Fifth Avenue School learned abotu the properties of materials. They learned that different clothes have different properties depending on their job. Students then used supplies to put their learning to work.

Fifth Avenue students learned the properties of materials. Respecting Our School
10/13/2023
Ƶ Middle School
The Ƶ Middle School Advisory Ambassadors facilitated a "Respect Our School" poster project among advisory classes.

Middle School students facilitated a poster project. Apple Day
10/12/2023
Fifth Avenue Elementary
Fifth Avenue School students in Mrs. Leinz's class acted as scientists as they completed activities with apples. They ended the day by tasting different types of apples.

Fifth Avenue students practiced science skills. Message from the Superintendent
10/12/2023
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A message from the Superintendent. Message from the Superintendent Regarding Israel
10/12/2023
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A messasge from the Superintendent Names
10/12/2023
Brook Avenue Elementary
Students at Brook Avenue School read the book Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten. They then identified the letter their name starts with and participated in interactive writing.

Brook Avenue students learned about their names. Descriptive Writing
10/11/2023
Fifth Avenue Elementary
Students in Ms. Moyse's class at Fifth Avenue School used their "Writing Workshop" time to practice their descriptive writing skills. While creating portraits and essays describing a "Minion," students focused on punctuation, spacing between words, and the use of sight words.

Fifth Avenue students practiced descriptive writing. Brook Avenue School Hosts Book Fair
10/11/2023
Brook Avenue Elementary
Brook Avenue School families enjoyed picking out new books at a successful book fair.

Brook Avenue hosted a book fair. Analyzing Apples
10/11/2023
Mary G. Clarkson Elementary
Ms. Russo and Ms. Surian's class at Mary G. Clarkson School learned about apples. Students read about "Johnny Appleseed," explored the life cycle of an apple, and used their five senses to analyze different apples.

Mary G. Clarkson students learned about apples. Exploring the Senses
10/11/2023
Universal Pre-Kindergarten
Students in Ms. Flynn's class at the Ƶ Pre-Kindergarten Center read Cold, Crunch, Colorful. They learned about all the senses while focusing on learning more about sight.

UPK students learned about the senses. Newsday Recognizes Ƶ Field Hockey Player
10/11/2023
Athletics
Ƶ Varsity Field Hockey player Haley Naslonski has been recognized by Newsday. Haley was named to the publication's 2023 Top 50 Field Hockey Players to Watch list.

Newsday recognized a Ƶ Field Hockey player. Alumni Association Announces Hall of Fame Class
10/11/2023
Ƶ High School
The Ƶ High School Alumni Association has announced the 2024 Hall of Fame Class. Since its inception in 2002, only 67 individuals have been inducted into the Hall of Fame. The 2024 Class will be inducted at a dinner in April 2024.

The 2024 Hall of Fame Class has been announced by the Ƶ High School Alumni Association. Ƶ Receives Sportsmanship Award
10/10/2023
Athletics
The Ƶ School Ƶ received a Sportsmanship Award from NYSPHSAA. Athletic Director Chris Agostino accepted the award from NYSPHSAA Executive Director Robert Zayas and Section XI Executive Director Tom Combs.

Ƶ received a Sportsmanship Award. Mystery Science
10/10/2023
South Country Elementary
Ms. Calta's class at South Country School created robot fingers. Students compared them to human fingers as they learned about bones, joints, tendons, and muscles.

South Country students learned about fingers. Identifying Words
10/10/2023
Fifth Avenue Elementary
Students in Mrs. Barca's class at Fifth Avenue School learned how to identify the word "the" and played a game to find it around their classroom.

Fifth Avenue students learned about identifying words. Team Building
10/10/2023
Mary G. Clarkson Elementary
Mary G. Clarkson School students practiced their collaboration and communications skills. Students in Ms. Brown and Mrs. Partridge's class used those skills to find ways to tie two Twizzlers together using only one hand.

Mary G. Clarkson students practiced collaboration and communication. Counting On
10/10/2023
Brook Avenue Elementary
Students in Mr. Pasha's class at Brook Avenue School used counters and ten frames to learn how to count on.

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10/6/2023
Brook Avenue Elementary
First grade students at Brook Avenue School participated in a shared reading of the book Monsters ABC. They then discussed things that start with the letter "A" while engaging in interactive writing.

Brook Avenue students participated in a shared reading. Learning How to Count
10/6/2023
Fifth Avenue Elementary
Students in Mrs. McGirr and Mrs. Morales's class at Fifth Avenue School practiced number skills by counting and making groups of 10. They worked collaboratively with classmates to discuss the methods they used to find their answers.

Fifth Avenue students practiced their number skills. Parents Learn About Internet Safety
10/6/2023
South Country Elementary
South Country School's Parent Faculty Association (PFA) held its first meeting of the 2023-2024 school year. Ƶ School Ƶ's Director of Digital Learning and Innovation, Chris Kauter, provided an informative presentation about internet safety.

South Country held a PFA meeting. Apple Day
10/6/2023
Fifth Avenue Elementary
Ms. Moyse's class at Fifth Avenue School had a fun "Apple Day." Students investigated, observed, and tasted apples, then wrote and illustrated projects about apples.

Fifth Avenue students learned about apples. Celebrating World Kindness Day
10/6/2023
Mary G. Clarkson Elementary
Students in Ms. Aponte and Mrs. Rourke's class at Mary G. Clarkson School listened to the story I am Peace by Susan Verde. They then brainstormed words that represent "peace" and decorated their chosen words.

Mary G. Clarkson students celebrated World Kindness Day. Students Learn About Native Plants
10/5/2023
Fifth Avenue Elementary
Fifth Avenue School students learned about plants that are native to Long Island. First grade students, who will become caretakers of the building's native garden, took home milkweed seeds to keep in their refrigerator until March.

Fifth Avenue students learned about native plants. Students Learn About Internet Safety
10/5/2023
South Country Elementary
Suffolk County Police Officers Allison and Fernandez visited South Country School and spoke with students about the importance of internet safety. The students learned about how to keep their information private online.

South Country students learned about internet safety. Ordering the Seasons
10/5/2023
Brook Avenue Elementary
Brook Avenue School students completed a science lesson about the seasons. They practiced collaboration as they worked in groups to use clues and patterns to discover the order of the seasons.

Brook Avenue students learned about the seasons. Board of Education Recognizes Tenure
10/5/2023
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At its September 27, 2023, meeting, the Ƶ Board of Education recognized administrators and teachers who have recently earned tenure.

The Board of Education recognized staff who have earned tenure. Dual Language Program Hosts Picnic
10/4/2023
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The Ƶ School Ƶ's Dual Language program held its annual family picnic. The event allows families to come together and meet other dual language families.

The Dual Language program held its annual picnic. Learning About Early Americans
10/4/2023
South Country Elementary
Students in Mrs. Del Vecchio's class at South Country School researched how early inhabitants of the Americas adapted to environmental challenges and developed different cultural groups.

South Country students learned about the early inhabitants of the Americas. Counting Challenges
10/4/2023
Fifth Avenue Elementary
Mrs. Shivak's students at Fifth Avenue School learned how to "make ten" and then began work on mastering even bigger challenges to grow their counting skills.

Fifth Avenue students work on their counting skills. Brook Avenue School Hosts Open House
10/4/2023
Brook Avenue Elementary
Brook Avenue School families received important information during the building's annual open house night. Teachers shared what students will be learning throughout the year, and parents and guardians had the opportunity to connect with their children's teachers.

Gardiner Manor School hosted its annual open house. Students Learn to Make Ten
10/2/2023
Mary G. Clarkson Elementary
Students in Mrs. Morales' first grade class at Mary G. Clarkson School learned how to find multiple ways to "make ten" by using manipulatives.

Mary G. Clarkson students learned about how to Apple Experiments
10/2/2023
Fifth Avenue Elementary
Students in Mrs. Anusiak's class at Fifth Avenue School learned about conducting scientific experiments. They made predictions about what they thought would happen if they put a whole apple or just seeds in water.

Fifth Avenue students completed a science experiment. Square Moon
10/2/2023
Ƶ Middle School
Students on Team 65 at Ƶ Middle School used the moon to learn about math. They learned about squares, square roots and perfect squares by mixing math and English Language Arts.

Middle School students mixed math and English Language Arts. Smile!
10/2/2023
South Country Elementary
Students in Mrs. Cristando's class at South Country School shared the things that make them smile and discussed ways they can make other people smile.

South Country students learned about making others smile. Math Monday
9/29/2023
Brook Avenue Elementary
Students in Ms. Amzler's kindergarten class at Brook Avenue School worked with math teacher, Ms. Rivara, to practice their math skills using iReady.

Brook Avenue students practiced their math skills. Learning to be a Scientist
9/29/2023
Mary G. Clarkson Elementary
Mary G. Clarkson School's STEAM teacher, Ms. Navarra, helps students learn how to think like scientists. Second grade students learned about the scientific method by making predictions, conducting an experiment, and observing the results.

Mary G. Clarkson students learned about how to think like a scientist. Fifth Avenue Hosts Book Fair
9/29/2023
Fifth Avenue Elementary
Fifth Avenue School students had an opportunity to shop for new books at the school's book fair. Members of the Parent Faculty Association (PFA) assisted students with their shopping.

Fifth Avenue hosted a book fair. Scientific Discovery
9/29/2023
Ƶ Middle School
Students from Ƶ Middle School partnered with students from Fire Island's Woodhull Elementary School to participate in a BOCES-led study. The students created examples of atoms, molecules, and compounds, and used scientific equipment to dissect pickles.

Middle School students partnered with students from another school on a science activity. Mindfulness Practice
9/29/2023
South Country Elementary
South Country School teachers Mrs. Brown and Mrs. Chrissides helped their third grade students learn about mindfulness to help them stay calm and focused.

South Country students learned about mindfulness. Newsday Recognizes Ƶ Girls Volleyball Player
9/28/2023
Athletics
Ƶ Girls Varsity Volleyball player Leslie Wandmacher has been recognized by Newsday. Leslie was named to the publication's 2023 Top 50 Girls Volleyball Players to Watch list.

A Girls Varsity Volleyball player was recognized by Newsday. Fifth Avenue Recognizes Bucket Fillers
9/28/2023
Fifth Avenue Elementary
Fifth Avenue School recognized "Bucket Fillers" who have gone above and beyond to be kind and fill the buckets of others in the building. Each student received a certificate and a gold coin that allowed them to choose a book from the book vending machine.

Fifth Avenue celebrated Bucket Fillers. Brook Avenue Students Learn About Shadows
9/28/2023
Brook Avenue Elementary
Students in Mrs. Dromerhauser's class at Brook Avenue School completed a science experiment about shadows. The students used light sources to illuminate objects and then observed how the objects' shadows moved as the light source moved.

Brook Avenue students learned about shadows. Inspired Art Projects
9/28/2023
Mary G. Clarkson Elementary
Students in Mrs. McCabe and Mrs. McNulty's class at Mary G. Clarkson School celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month with an art project. They learned about Frida Kahlo and used her style as inspiration for their own artwork.

Mary G. Clarkson students learned about Frida Kahlo. Ƶ Students Honored by College Board
9/28/2023
Ƶ High School
Two students from Ƶ High School have been recognized by the College Board. Deven Morales and Yhanna Priester were named Commended Students in the National Merit Scholarship Program based on their performance on the PSAT.

Two Ƶ High School students were recognized by the College Board. Gardiner Manor School Hosts Open House
9/27/2023
Gardiner Manor Elementary
Gardiner Manor School families received important information during the building's annual open house night. Teachers shared what students will be learning throughout the year, and parents and guardians had the opportunity to connect with their children's teachers.

Gardiner Manor School hosted its annual open house. Newsday Recognizes Ƶ Boys Volleyball Players
9/27/2023
Athletics
Ƶ Boys Varsity Volleyball players Andrew Danowski, Max DeBonis, Aidan Kinirons, and Nikko Tenedorio have been recognized by Newsday. The players were named to the publication's 2023 Top 50 Boys Volleyball Players to Watch list. ...more info

Newsday recognized four Boys Volleyball players. Brook Avenue's Newest Teachers Receive Professional Development
9/27/2023
Brook Avenue Elementary
Mr. Almeida and Mrs. Perino, reading teachers and literacy coaches in the Ƶ School Ƶ, began the year by supporting some of the Ƶ's newest teachers. The two ran a professional development session at Brook Avenue School to help new teachers build strong routines for instruction.

New teachers received professional development on building strong routines for instruction. Real World Math Problems
9/27/2023
Ƶ Middle School
Students on Team 65 at Ƶ Middle School learned that math can generate rich discussions. While solving multi-step real world problems, students used discourse cards to help generate discussions.

Middle School students worked on real world math problems. Interpreting Cave Art
9/27/2023
Ƶ High School
Students in the Humanities 9 class at Ƶ High School completed a lesson that allowed them to explore the concept of creation myths. The students analyzed Paleolithic cave art and then created their own interpretations.

High School students created cave art while learning about creation myths. Ƶ High School Hosts Open House
9/26/2023
Ƶ High School
Ƶ High School families received important information during the building's annual open house night. Teachers shared what students will be learning throughout the year, and parents and guardians had the opportunity to connect with their children's teachers.

Ƶ High School held its annual open house. Newsday Recognizes Ƶ Soccer Player
9/26/2023
Athletics
Ƶ Girls Varsity Soccer player Evangeline Perdomo has been recognized by Newsday. Evangeline was named to the publication's 2023 Top 100 Girls Soccer Players to Watch list.

Newsday recognized a Girls Varsity Soccer player. Girls Volleyball Plays for Childhood Cancer
9/26/2023
Athletics
The Ƶ Girls Volleyball program dedicated its game on September 22, 2023, to bring awareness to the fight against childhood cancer. The team joined with the Sachem East Girls Volleyball program to raise money for the Daniela Conte Foundation. Ƶ's teams have been wearing gold laces during the month of September in recognition of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

The Girls Volleyball program dedicated a game to raising awareness about the fight against childhood Tracing Shadows
9/26/2023
Fifth Avenue Elementary
Students in Ms. Moyse's class at Fifth Avenue School took part in an interactive science lesson that helped them understand their shadows. They began by tracing their shadows at 10:00 a.m. and then again at 1:00 p.m. so they could see the differences in location and learn about why their shadows moved.

Fifth Avenue students learned about their shadows. Brook Avenue Hosts Ice Cream Social
9/26/2023
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Brook Avenue School families attended an ice cream social to begin the school year. The event was made possible by the volunteers from the Parent Faculty Association (PFA) and staff.

Brook Avenue families attended an ice cream social. Middle School Students Create Solar Ovens
9/26/2023
Ƶ Middle School
Sixth grade students at Ƶ Middle School learend about the benefits of renewable energy during a solar oven engineering project. The students planned and built the solar ovens, and will soon test them.

Middle School students learned about renewable energy and built solar ovens. Support Farmingdale
9/25/2023
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Farmingdale School Ƶ
9/22/2023
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Dear Ƶ-Brightwaters Community, By now, I am sure you are all aware of the tragic bus accident that occurred yesterday involving students and staff from the Farmingdale School Ƶ. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Farmingdale school-community and to everyone impacted by this unimaginable tragedy. Events like this can impact individuals who were not directly connected to the... more info

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9/22/2023
Mary G. Clarkson Elementary
Mary G. Clarkson School families received important information during the building's annual open house night. Teachers shared what students will be learning throughout the year, and parents and guardians had the opportunity to connect with their children's teachers.

Mary G. Clarkson School hosted its annual open house event. Pinwheels for Peace
9/22/2023
Universal Pre-Kindergarten
The Ƶ Pre-Kindergarten Center took part in "Pinwheels for Peace." The students decorated hand-made pinwheels and learned about how the wind makes them spin.

UPK students took part in Fifth Avenue School Hosts Open House
9/21/2023
Fifth Avenue Elementary
Fifth Avenue School families received important information during the building's annual open house night. Teachers shared what students will be learning throughout the year, and parents and guardians had the opportunity to connect with their children's teachers.

Fifth Avenue School hosted its annual open house event. Fifth Avenue School Hosts Ice Cream Social
9/20/2023
Fifth Avenue Elementary
The Parent Faculty Association (PFA) at Fifth Avenue School started the year by hosting an ice cream social for families. There was laughter, music, fun, and, of course, plenty of ice cream.

Fifth Avenue School's PFA hosted an ice cream social for families. Girls Volleyball Raises Awareness with Mental Health Game
9/20/2023
Athletics
The Ƶ Girls Varsity Volleyball team dedicated their September 18, 2023, game to raising awareness about mental health. Before the match against Connetquot, information was shared about Morgan's Message, and players wore special shirts during warmups to support the cause.

The Girls Volleyball team dedicated a game to raising awareness about mental health. Ƶ's Fifth Grade Students Receive Chromebooks
9/19/2023
Gardiner Manor Elementary, South Country Elementary
Students in fifth grade at Gardiner Manor School and South Country School received Chromebook devices that will be used to help prepare them for a technology-driven world. The devices are used in classroom as an additional tool in the learning process.

Fifth grade students in the Ƶ School Ƶ received Chromebook devices. Ƶ Field Hockey Builds Strong Foundation
9/19/2023
Athletics
The Ƶ Field Hockey program hosted a joint practice with teams at all grade levels. This provided an opportunity to come together to work on skills and build the strong foundation necessary for the success of the program.

The Ƶ Field Hockey program held a joint practice with players at all levels. Ƶ Middle Schools Hosts Open House
9/19/2023
Ƶ Middle School
Ƶ Middle School families received important information during the building's annual open house night. Teachers shared what students will be learning throughout the year, and parents and guardians had the opportunity to connect with their children's teachers.

Ƶ Middle School families attended the annual open house night. Middle School Students Practice Teamwork and Number Skills
9/18/2023
Ƶ Middle School
Ƶ Middle School students on Team 65 completed a math lesson that helped them learn about good group work. They used the "100 Numbers Activity" to practice what good collaboration looks and sounds like.

Middle School students practiced collaboration skills during a math lesson. Getting to Know You
9/18/2023
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Students in Ms. Soto's Spanish classes at Ƶ High School moved around the room as they used their Spanish speaking skills to learn more about their new classmates.

High School students practiced their Spanish speaking skills. Celebrating National Arts in Education Week
9/15/2023
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This week, the Ƶ School Ƶ celebrated National Arts in Education Week by sharing the student artwork from the 2023 Superintendent's Art Gallery. The students whose artwork was selected were recognized during a ceremony in the Spring of 2023. Angelina Corvato Brianna M. Vargas Celia R. Layne Eleanora J. Jackson Emily V. Ruggiere Isabella A. Marrale Jaden M.... more info

In the Spring of 2023 student artwork was recognized as part of the 2023 Superintendent's Art Galler Ƶ Pre-Kindergarten Center Hosts Open House
9/15/2023
Universal Pre-Kindergarten
Families of students enrolled in the Ƶ School Ƶ's UPK program had the opportunity to visit their children's classrooms. During the Pre-Kindergarten Center's annual open house event, teachers greeted parents and guardians and provided information about how they can help students prepare for success.

Ƶ's Pre-Kindergarten Center hosted its annual open house event. Mary G. Clarkson Students Honor Heroes
9/15/2023
Mary G. Clarkson Elementary
On September 11, 2023, the students at Mary G. Clarkson School honored the heroes of the September 11th attacks. They worked together to create a mural of the American flag to display their patriotism and gratitude.

Mary G. Clarkson students worked together to create an American flag mural. Ƶ Student Performs at Town of Islip Ceremony
9/15/2023
Ƶ High School
Ƶ High School student Isaiah Baston performed at the Town of Islip 9/11 Ceremony.

Ƶ High School student Isaiah Baston performs at the Town of Islip 9/11 Ceremony. Kindergarten Students Learn About Kindness
9/13/2023
Mary G. Clarkson Elementary
Students in Mr. Benevento and Mrs. Mollica's kindergarten class at Mary G. Clarkson School started the year with social emotional learning. They learned how to use the force of kindness to spread goodness in the world.

Students at Mary G. Clarkson School learned about the force of kindness. Ƶ Remembers September 11, 2001
9/11/2023
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The Ƶ School Ƶ remembers and honors the individuals who lost their lives or whose lives were forever altered on September 11, 2001. On this day of remembrance, we call on everyone to embrace the spirit of community experienced twenty-two years ago.

Ƶ Welcomes Students Back
9/6/2023
Ƶ Home page
On September 6, 2023, the Ƶ School Ƶ welcomed students back for the 2023-2024 school year. https://fb.watch/mUzyq-zgCb/

Senior Walk 2023
7/3/2023
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Before they walked the stage at graduation, Ƶ High School's Class of 2023 visited students at the district's elementary school buildings.  

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7/3/2023
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As part of the graduation festivities, graduates of the Class of 1973 returned for their 50 Year Reunion. The group gathered for tours of the high school and to receive honorary diplomas, and were then recognized during the graduation ceremony.

50 Year Reunion graduates were recognized at graduation. Board of Education Recognizes Employee
7/3/2023
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The Ƶ Board of Education recognized and honored Ƶ Middle School teacher Gerilyn Lessing. Ms. Lessing did not hesitate to step in and save a student's life during an emergency.

The Board of Education recognized a Middle School teacher. Middle School Celebrates Moving Up Ceremony
6/30/2023
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On June 21, 2023, Ƶ Middle School celebrated its Class of 2027 Moving-Up Ceremony. The evening featured remarks from Middle School Principal Dr. Lisette Lors, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Steven J. Maloney, Board of Education President Guy Leggio and High School Principal Steve Gordon.

The Middle School held a Moving Up ceremony for 8th grade students. Gardiner Manor Holds Art Show
6/29/2023
Gardiner Manor Elementary
Gardiner Manor School held an art show for families to view artwork created by students throughout the year.

Gardiner Manor held an art show. Fifth Avenue Hosts Field Day
6/29/2023
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Fifth Avenue School's Field Day 2023 was fantastic thanks to physical education teachers Mr. Frimmer, Mr. Hudson, & Mrs. Wong. The Parent Faculty Association (PFA) provided lunch after students completed all of the stations.

Fifth Avenue hosted field day. Board of Education Recognizes Retirees
6/29/2023
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The Ƶ Board of Education recognized and thanked faculty and staff members from throughout the Ƶ who retired at the end of the 2022-2023 school year.

The Board of Education recognized retirees. Congrats Class of 2023!
6/23/2023
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On June 23, 2023, Ƶ High School celebrated its commencement ceremonies. The evening featured remarks from High School Principal Stephen Gordon, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Steven Maloney, Board of Education President Guy Leggio, and Board of Education Trustee Susan Gargan. Valedictorian William Haspel, Salutatorian Anthony Lucatuorto and Senior Class President Christopher Sanchez also... more info

Class of 2023 Tassel Maroon/White Dream Flags
6/22/2023
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Gardiner Manor School students shared their hopes for the future as part of a Dream Flag project in the building.

Gardiner Manor students created Dream Flags. Fifth Avenue Hosts Family Picnic
6/22/2023
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Students, staff, and families at Fifth Avenue School enjoyed an evening filled with fun, games, laughter, and dancing at the annual PFA Family Picnic.

Fifth Avenue hosted a Family Picnic. Moving Up Showcase
6/22/2023
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Second grade students at Brook Avenue School worked with music teacher Ms. Dowd to perform a showcase for family and friends.

Brook Avenue held a second grade showcase. South Country Holds Field Day
6/22/2023
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South Country School hosted its annual Field Day. Students participated in a variety of activities while parents and classmates cheered from the sidelines.

South Country hosted Field Day. Yearbook Wall
6/21/2023
Ƶ High School, Ƶ Home page
Students taking business classes at Ƶ High School used a "yearbook" wall to share memories from the year, thank their teachers, and share other messages about the 2022-2023 school year.

High School students shared memories from the year. Family Picnic
6/21/2023
Gardiner Manor Elementary, Ƶ Home page
The Gardiner Manor School Parent Faculty Association (PFA) held a picnic for families to celebrate another successful school year.

Gardiner Manor held a family picnic. Brook Avenue Hosts Field Day
6/21/2023
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Brook Avenue School physical education teachers Mr. Rizzo, Mrs. Schomburg, and Ms. Wong, along with many volunteers, led a fantastic Field Day for students.

Brook Avenue held field day for students. Celebrating Flag Day
6/21/2023
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South Country School recognized Flag Day with a building-wide assembly. Students learned about the origins of the American flag, its symbolic significance, and proper treatment of the flag as per congressional rules.

South Country celebrated Flag Day. Ƶ Turf Field Wins Award
6/21/2023
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After several rounds of intense voting, the new turf field at Ƶ High School was recognized as the winner of the 2023 Landtek Turf Madness competition.

Ƶ's turn field was recognized with an award. Ultimate Competition
6/20/2023
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Students at Ƶ Middle School had the opportunity to compete for the title of "Ultimate Champs" in an ultimate frisbee competition organized by the physical education teachers.

Middle School students competed in ultimate frisbee. Students Recognized at Dellacave Awards
6/20/2023
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Ƶ senior athletes Sophia DeBonis and Max Crane were recognized as Ƶ’s Dellecave Award winners for 2023.

Juneteenth
6/19/2023
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Juneteenth is an opportunity to renew our focus on ensuring that every individual is provided with equal opportunities for success. On this day, we affirm as a school district our commitment to cultivating a community rooted in self-improvement, celebrating equality, and fostering an environment of respect and belonging.

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6/16/2023
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Second grade students at Fifth Avenue School celebrated the end of the school year with a Someone Special Dance. Students and families danced the night away to a soundtrack provided by DJ Dan.

Fifth Avenue hosted a Someone Special Dance. Ƶ Track Athletes Place at States
6/16/2023
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Three Ƶ Track and Field athletes competed at the New York State Track & Field Championships. Lauryn Piccirelli placed 2nd in the high jump. Jake Gogarty placed 2nd in the 3200m run and 6th in the 3K steeplechase. Dylan Beggins placed 2nd in the 800m run. ...more info

Track athletes competed at the State Championships. Middle School Students Help Beautify Campus
6/15/2023
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Students at Ƶ Middle School planted flowers to help beautify the campus.

Middle School students planted flowers at the school. Touring a New School
6/15/2023
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Fifth Avenue School students who will be attending Gardiner Manor School this fall visited the school. Student tour guides and staff welcomed students and shared information about all of the exciting things they have to look forward to.

Fifth Avenue students visited Gardiner Manor. Students Share Art Portfolios
6/15/2023
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Second grade students at Brook Avenue School shared the artwork they were most proud of with their classmates at an end of the year Art Portfolio Presentation.

Brook Avenue students shared artwork. High School Students Earn Certifications
6/15/2023
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Ƶ High School students Laura and Maggie earned perfect scores on Microsoft certification exams through Ms. Taylor's Office Specialist class. ...more info

High School students earned certifications. Students Perform at Arts Festival
6/15/2023
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Talented student musicians from all of Ƶ's schools performed at the annual Arts Festival by the Bay. Their performances were enjoyed by thousands of community members and visitors.

Students performed at the Arts Festival by the Bay. Students Recognized at Ceremony
6/14/2023
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Brook Avenue School held its last Bucket Filler celebration of the school year. They used the occasion to celebrate recipients of local and state government awards as well as Bucket Fillers.

Brook Avenue students received awards. Ƶ Teachers Support Graduates
6/14/2023
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On Thursday, June 1, 2023, the BSCTA awarded 21 scholarships to graduating seniors at Ƶ High School. Thanks to the generosity of Ƶ teachers and support staff, the scholarships totaled $16,800.

The BSCTA awarded 21 scholarships to graduating seniors. Exploring Color Selection
6/14/2023
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Students taking Photography 1 & 2 at Ƶ High School learned about color selection techniques with Photoshop.

High School students learned about color selection in photo editing. Boys Track Athletes Receive Honors
6/14/2023
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Eight members of the Ƶ Boys Track and Field team received Suffolk County All-Sectional post season awards. Congratulations to Charles Anderson, Peter Bagattine, Dylan Beggins, Anthony Belford, Jake Gogarty, Ryan Niles, and Hector Romero, and Christian DuPont. ...more info

Boys Track athletes received recognition. IB Diploma Student Recognition Night
6/13/2023
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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 Vice President Mrs. Jennifer Brownyard, Superintendent Dr. Steven Maloney, Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Curriculum and Instruction... more info

The High School recognized IB Diploma students. Students Learn About Pollinator Garden
6/13/2023
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Students at Fifth Avenue School learned about pollinator gardens and helped with getting the building's garden ready for spring.

Fifth Avenue students learned about pollinator gardens. Students Visit Robert Moses
6/13/2023
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Brook Avenue School students participated in the building's annual trip to Robert Moses State Park. They had an educational and exciting celebration of our natural environment.

Brook Avenue students visited Robert Moses State Park. Field Day Fun
6/13/2023
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Students in the WIN/WOW program at Ƶ High School participated in a field day full of fun track and field activities.

High School students participated in a field day. Student Wins Science Honors
6/12/2023
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Ƶ High School science research student, Liaba Niami, won the Honors Award at the Long Island Science Congress awards. Liaba tested the effects of Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) and Trametes versicolor (Turkey Tail Mushroom) on plant cancer in Cucumis sativus (Cucumber). Liaba plans to do research alongside South Shore University professionals during the summer months.

A High School student won a science Honors Award. Athletes Receive Recognition
6/12/2023
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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. High School Students Participate in Dance Residency
6/9/2023
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Students in the WIN/WOW program at Ƶ High School had the opportunity to participate in a dance residency with visiting artist Oya Bangura. This program was made possible by the Ƶ Arts Education Fund (BSSAEF) and funds from the Statewide Community Regrant Program administered through the Huntington Arts Council.

High School students participated in a dance residency. Department Holds Meeting at Historical Society
6/9/2023
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The Ƶ Social Studies Department strengthened their community connection by holding recent department meetings at the Ƶ Historical Society.

The Social Studies Department held meetings at the Historical Society. Ƶ Performers Win Awards
6/9/2023
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Ƶ High School's Drama Club was recognized at the 2023 Teeny Awards with individual and group awards. Congratulations to all of the winners. Student Theater Recognition Awards Administrative Kheyla Perez (Assistant Director) Kartik Singh (Assistant Music Director) Choreography (Dance Captain) Amber Marquez Sound Elizabeth Brownyard Lightning John Bronyard Stage... more info

High School performers won awards. South Country Holds Spring Picnic
6/8/2023
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South Country School’s Parent Faculty Association (PFA) hosted its annual Spring Picnic. Families enjoyed wonderful weather, fun games, and a strong sense of community.

South Country held a Spring Picnic. Students Present at Northwell
6/8/2023
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Students from Ƶ High School's Science Research program participated in Northwell Health's South Side University Hospital research symposium.

High School students presented at a science symposium. Learning Outdoors
6/8/2023
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Students from Ƶ Middle School had a chance to explore the outdoors during a trip to Sweet Briar Farms.

Middle School students explored the outdoors. Fifth Avenue Holds Moving Up Ceremony
6/8/2023
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Second grade students at Fifth Avenue School celebrated a wonderful year at their Moving Up Ceremony. Congratulations to the Fifth Avenue School class of 2023.

Fifth Avenue held a Moving Up Ceremony. Taking Learning to the Stage
6/6/2023
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International Baccalaureate (IB) students in Mr. Pasca's class at Ƶ High School had the opportunity to see a play they read in class performed on stage. The Ƶ Arts Education Fund (BSSAEF) sponsored a trip for students to see A Doll's House on Broadway.

High School students saw a Broadway show. Visiting History
6/6/2023
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Students in second grade at Fifth Avenue School visited Old Bethpage Village Restoration to learn about 19th Century life on Long Island.

Fifth Avenue students visited Old Bethpage Village Restoration. Students Place Time Capsule
6/6/2023
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Students in Mrs. Del Vecchio’s class at South Country School prepared a time capsule to be preserved within the wall of the school building.

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6/6/2023
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The students in Humanities 9 at Ƶ High School embarked on a creative endeavor, reimagining Hokusai's masterpiece, "The Great Wave," through the art of Haiku.

High School students created Haiku projects. Research Students Show Off Work
6/5/2023
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The Ƶ High School Science Research team held their annual symposium. Students eagerly shared their projects with the High School community, fostering an atmosphere of excitement and discovery for those in attendance. Each student presented their research, highlighting their innovative solutions to real-world problems, and the results of their cutting-edge experiments. The symposium... more info

Ƶ High School held a science research symposium. Gardening Gurus
6/5/2023
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The Fifth Avenue School "Gardening Gurus" left a mark on the school this year. They worked hard to clean, plant, water, and trim the gardens around the building.

Fifth Avenue students learned about gardening. South Country Hosts Art Show
6/5/2023
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South Country School hosted its annual Art Show. Art teacher Mr. Pfaffe worked to display pieces of art in a variety of mediums throughout the school.

South Country held an art show. Mary G. Clarkson Adds Book Vending Machine
6/5/2023
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Mary G. Clarkson School's Parent Faculty Association (PFA) gifted the school with an amazing book vending machine. Students will have the chance to perform good deeds, earn vending machine tokens, and take home exciting new titles.

Mary G. Clarkson now has a book vending machine. Students Place Flags
6/2/2023
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Students at Fifth Avenue School placed flags around the grounds for Memorial Day. The flags, which were provided by the Parent Faculty Association (PFA), allowed students to show their appreciation for our country's fallen service members.

Fifth Avenue students placed flags for Memorial Day. Zombies at South Country
6/2/2023
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South Country School’s Drama Club, under the leadership of music teacher Ms. Scalise, performed Zombies: The Musical for students and families.

South Country students performed a musical. Music Students Recognized
6/2/2023
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The Ƶ High School Music Department held its annual awards night to recognize graduating seniors who participated in the music program.

High School musicians were recognized at an awards ceremony. Books Come to Life
6/1/2023
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Fifth Avenue School hosted performers from the CM Performing Arts Center for a theatrical adaptation of Elephant and Piggie, the popular series from author Mo Willems. Students were thrilled to experience some of their favorite books brought to life. The program was sponsored by the Ƶ Arts Education Fund (BSSAEF).

Brook Avenue students watched a theatrical performance. Board of Education Recognizes Top Students
6/1/2023
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On May 24, 2023, the Ƶ Board of Education recognized the Valedictorian and Salutatorian from the Class of 2023. William Haspel, the Valedictorian, plans to attend Pomona College. Anthony Lucatuorto, the Salutatorian, plans to attend the University of Notre Dame. 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. Honor Society Inducts Members
6/1/2023
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The Ƶ High School chapter of the National Honor Society held an induction ceremony to welcome new members who've met the requirements for membership in the honor society.

High School students were inducted into the National Honor Society. A Day of Remembrance
5/31/2023
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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. Student Recognized with Leadership Award
5/31/2023
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Ƶ High School senior Christopher Sanchez was a recipient of the Principals Leadership Award from the Suffolk County High School Principals Association.

A High School student received a leadership award. Ƶ Dances
5/31/2023
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The Ƶ Arts Education Fund (BSSAEF) hosted its annual Ƶ Dances event. Students from every Ƶ school performed for delighted family and community members.

The BSSAEF hosted Ƶ Dances. Brook Avenue Hosts Art Show
5/31/2023
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Brook Avenue School students worked with art teacher Mrs. Pigate to create artwork that was displayed at an art show.

Brook Avenue hosted an art show. Ƶ Staff Honored
5/30/2023
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Members of the Ƶ community were honored at the Annual SCOPE School Ƶ Awards Dinner. SCOPE, a cooperative venture among school districts in New York State to share resources for dealing with common concerns, honors individuals from member districts in various categories. These individuals represent the hard work, commitment to education and dedication to the larger community... more info

Ƶ staff and community members were honored by SCOPE. Beautifying South Country
5/30/2023
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South Country School students in Mr. Shea, Ms. Hall, and Mrs. Stine’s class planted flowers on a beautiful spring day

South Country students planted flowers. Brook Avenue Hosts Summer Social
5/30/2023
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The Brook Avenue School Parent Faculty Association (PFA) hosted a Summer Social with live music, pizza, ices, games, and raffles.

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5/30/2023
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Fifth Avenue School music teacher, Mrs. Bertolino, worked with kindergarten students to present a Spring Showcase for their families and friends.

Fifth Avenue students performed a Spring Showcase. Students Recognized for Writing
5/25/2023
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Three Ƶ High School students were recognized as part of the NCTE Achievement Awards in Writing. Deven Morales received a First Class designation, Raifah Sheikh received an Excellent designation, and Rachna Singh received a Merit designation.

Three High School students were recognized for writing. Gardiner Manor Hosts Concert
5/25/2023
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Gardiner Manor School held its Spring Concert, which included a combined finale featuring the 4th and 5th grade choirs.

Gardiner Manor held a Spring Concert. Middle School Students Learn Orienteering
5/25/2023
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Orienteering is a team navigation sport that utilizes a map and sometimes a compass. Students in Ms. Pickus' physical education classes at Ƶ Middle School learned about orienteering through "The Amazing Race." Students worked in teams to navigate their way through a course with 7 checkpoints ("control points") that they had to visit in order. They used a map and... more info

Middle School students learned about orienteering. Books Come to Life
5/25/2023
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Brook Avenue School hosted performers from the CM Performing Arts Center for a theatrical adaptation of Elephant and Piggie, the popular series from author Mo Willems. Students were thrilled to experience some of their favorite books brought to life. The program was sponsored by the Ƶ Arts Education Fund (BSSAEF).

Brook Avenue students watched a theatrical performance. Art Students Create Banner
5/24/2023
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Students taking IB Vision Arts at Ƶ High School have been working on designing and planning a vibrant banner for the Cultural Arts Department.

High School students are creating an artistic banner. MGC Hosts STEAM Showcase
5/24/2023
Mary G. Clarkson Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Mary G. Clarkson School families had the opportunity to attend a STEAM showcase that featured projects incorporating science, technology, and art.

MGC Hosts STEAM Showcase Cardboard Games
5/24/2023
South Country Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Students in Mrs. Brown's class at South Country School used repurposed cardboard to make interactive games. They learned it can be rewarding to reduce, reuse, and recycle.

South Country students made games out of cardboard. Expert Spellers
5/23/2023
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Ƶ Middle School students Ford Duchatelier Beaubrun and Samia Ahmed represented the school in the First Annual Suffolk County Middle School Spelling Bee. Ford placed second and Samia placed fourth. ...more info

Middle School students competed in a Countywide spelling bee. Planting Learning
5/23/2023
Brook Avenue Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Students at Brook Avenue School learned about plants and flowers. The first grade students planted their own flowers in the school's garden.

Brook Avenue students learned about plants. Appreciating Teachers
5/23/2023
Gardiner Manor Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Students at Gardiner Manor School decorated the hallways with writings about their teachers for Teacher Appreciation Week.

Gardiner Manor students wrote about their teachers. South Country Musicians Perform
5/23/2023
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South Country School hosted its annual Spring Concert. Students in orchestra, band, and choir delivered show-stopping performances to the South Country community.

South Country hosted a Spring Concert. Beautiful Butterflies
5/22/2023
Fifth Avenue Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Fifth Avenue School teacher Mrs. Mott taught her class about caterpillars and the life cycle of the butterfly. A traditional story was read, along with unique touches from Mrs. Mott to make the story even more amazing.

Fifth Avenue students learned about butterflies. South Country Students Recognized by Suffolk Zone
5/19/2023
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Every year the Suffolk Zone NYS Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance awards 5th grade students who show outstanding leadership in the fields of Health and Physical Education. This year's winners from South Country School are Madelyn Murray, Lucy Marino, Brayden Dunn and Jaziah Feaster.

South Country students were recognized by Suffolk Zone. Beautifying UPK
5/19/2023
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Families, students, and staff came together to plant flowers and beautify the Ƶ Pre-Kindergarten Center.

UPK students, staff, and families planted flowers. Fifth Avenue Holds Plant Sale
5/19/2023
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The Fifth Avenue School Parent Faculty Association (PFA) held a plant sale at which students and staff were able to shop for beautiful floral arrangements. The PFA also gave each staff member a plant as a token of appreciation for their work with students.

Fifth Avenue hosted a plant sale. Students Attend Future Symposium
5/18/2023
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Ƶ High School students were invited to and attended the “We are the Future Symposium" at Hofstra University. The students had the opportunity to hear about innovative technology programs on Long Island and learned about the importance of financial literacy.

High School students attended the Helping the Earth
5/18/2023
Mary G. Clarkson Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Mrs. Rourke’s class at Mary G. Clarkson School has been learning about ways to help our Earth by making recycled paper, taking brain breaks, and learning about lady bugs.

Helping the Earth South Country Hosts Plant Sale
5/18/2023
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South Country School’s Parent Faculty Association (PFA) hosted their annual plant sale.

South Country hosted a plant sale. Fifth Avenue Hosts Kindergarten Orientation
5/18/2023
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Fifth Avenue School hosted an orientation for incoming kindergarten students. Students participated in fun activities with teachers while their parents received more important information about kindergarten.

Fifth Avenue hosted kindergarten orientation. College Shirt Day
5/17/2023
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Students at Ƶ High School celebrated where they will attend school next year by wearing shirts from the colleges they will be attending.

High School students wore shirts from the colleges they will attend. Books Come to Life
5/17/2023
Mary G. Clarkson Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Mary G. Clarkson School hosted performers from the CM Performing Arts Center for a theatrical adaptation of Elephant and Piggie, the popular series from author Mo Willems. Kindergarten students were thrilled to experience some of their favorite books brought to life. Sponsored by the Ƶ Arts Education Fund.

Mary G. Clarkson students watched a theatrical performance. More Than a Guard
5/17/2023
South Country Elementary, Ƶ Home page
South Country School security guard, Mr. Lawlor, always finds time to brighten the days of students, including teaching them how to throw perfect spirals during recess.

South Country security guard Mr. Lawler bonds with students. Fifth Avenue Hosts Spring Boutique
5/17/2023
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The Fifth Avenue School Parent Faculty Association (PFA) hosted a Spring Boutique where students shopped for gifts for the special people in their lives.

Fifth Avenue hosted a Spring Boutique. Celebrating Cinco de Mayo
5/16/2023
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Second grade students at Fifth Avenue School had a great time celebrating Cinco de Mayo by doing a traditional Mexican dance with sticks in music class this week.

Fifth Avenue students celebrated Cinco de Mayo. High School Hosts Cabaret Night
5/16/2023
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Ƶ High School students showed off their musical talent with performances at Cabaret Night.

The High School hosted Cabaret Night. Mary G. Clarkson Hosts Orientation
5/16/2023
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Mary G. Clarkson School hosted Kindergarten orientation for the upcoming school year. Families were provided with an in-depth look at curriculum goals and expectations for students, while incoming kindergarten students participated in Physical Education and Music activities.

Mary G. Clarkson hosted orientation. Baseball Team Plays at Ducks Ballpark
5/16/2023
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The Ƶ Varsity Baseball team had the opportunity to play at a professional ballpark when they took on Central Islip at the home of the Long Island Ducks.

The Baseball team played at the Ducks ballpark. Superintendent's Art Gallery
5/15/2023
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Ƶ Superintendent Dr. Steven Maloney held the opening reception for his 2023 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 2023 Superintendent's Art Gallery Light Words
5/15/2023
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Students in Mrs. Dillon's class at Fifth Avenue School used "lightsabers" to make sight words in sand.

Fifth Avenue students practiced writing sight words. Sensory Exploration
5/15/2023
Mary G. Clarkson Elementary
Students at Mary G. Clarkson School had the opportunity to learn about the 5 main sensory systems and the 2 hidden sensory systems. The students rotated between stations, each of which required the use of a specific sensory system.

Mary G. Clarkson students explored the sensory systems. Students Visit Aquarium
5/12/2023
Fifth Avenue Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Fifth Avenue School students visited the Atlantis Aquarium to learn more about the creatures that live under the sea.

Fifth Avenue students visited the aquarium. An Evening of Fun
5/12/2023
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On May 1, 2023, staff members from across the Ƶ School Ƶ came together to play basketball against the Harlem Wizards.

Ƶ staff members played against the Harlem Wizards. Brook Avenue Hosts Orientation
5/12/2023
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Brook Avenue School hosted an orientation session for students who will attend kindergarten in the building next year.

Brook Avenue hosted orientation. Dual Language Hosts Festival
5/12/2023
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The Dual Language Parent Faculty Association (PFA) hosted a Festival of Nations for families of students who are in the dual language program.

The Dual Language PFA hosted a festival. Fifth Avenue Decorates Doors for Awareness
5/11/2023
Fifth Avenue Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Fifth Avenue School classes decorated their classroom doors for Autism Awareness Month. The building hosted a "door tour" to show off their designs.

Fifth Avenue hosted a Mary G. Clarkson Decorates Doors for Awareness
5/11/2023
Mary G. Clarkson Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Mary G. Clarkson School classes decorated their classroom doors for Autism Awareness Month. The building hosted a "door tour" to show off their designs.

Mary G. Clarkson hosted a High School Student Selected for Art Exhibit
5/10/2023
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Ƶ High School IB Visual Arts student Katherine Castillo's artwork was selected for inclusion in the 27th Annual Heckscher Museum exhibit, Long Island's Best 2023.

A High School student's artwork was selected for an exhibit. Fifth Avenue Hosts International Night
5/10/2023
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Fifth Avenue School families and staff joined together for an International Night. They were able to learn about different cultures from across the globe from members of the Fifth Avenue family.

Fifth Avenue hosted International Night. Girls Lacrosse Raises Awareness
5/10/2023
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The Ƶ Varsity Girls Lacrosse team held an awareness game with Morgan's Mission to raise awareness about the importance of mental health.

The Varsity Girls Lacrosse team held an awareness game. Ƶ Named Top Community for Music
5/9/2023
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The Ƶ School Ƶ has once again been named a Best Community for Music Education by NAMM. The Ƶ is one of 830 honorees throughout the United States.

Ƶ has been named a Best Community for Music Education. Tasting a New Adventure
5/9/2023
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Students at Ƶ Middle School had the opportunity to sample different titles and find their next book to read during a "book tasting."

Middle School students had the opportunity to find new books. Pick a Reading Partner
5/9/2023
Mary G. Clarkson Elementary, Ƶ Home page
P.A.R.P. (Pick A Reading Partner) month was a huge success at Mary G. Clarkson School. In addition to a book fair and an author visit, students read each night and logged minutes for a school wide-read-a-thon fundraiser.

Mary G. Clarkson students celebrated Pick a Reading Partner month. Boys Track Places at Penn Relays
5/9/2023
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The Ƶ Boys 4x800 team of Peter Bagattine, Anthony Belford, Jake Gogarty, and Dylan Beggins placed 5th at the Penn Relays.

The Boys Track team placed 5th in the 4x800 at the Penn Relays. Painting Flower Pots
5/8/2023
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Students at Brook Avenue School worked hard on painting flower pots in which they will plant seeds.

Brook Avenue students painted flower pots. Homeruns for Heroes
5/5/2023
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The Ƶ Varsity Baseball team held a Homerun for Heroes event and raised almost $4,000 for first responders.

The Baseball team held a fundraiser for first responders. Jack and the Beanstalk
5/5/2023
Brook Avenue Elementary, Ƶ Home page
The Brook Avenue School Drama Club put on a performance of Jack and the Beanstalk. The students took on different roles as they narrated and acted out the classic fairy tale. Ms. Dowd and Mrs. Patterson worked with the students on learning their lines and music for the performance. Mrs. Pigate worked with the members of the Brook Avenue Theater Design Club to create the set, which included a... more info

Brook Avenue students performed Jack and the Beanstalk. Everyone Needs a Sidekick
5/5/2023
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Fifth Avenue School celebrated "Sidekick Day." One student became the sidekick to the building's Security Guard, Mr. Chapman.

Fifth Avenue celebrated Mary G. Clarkson Marks Eid al-Fitr
5/5/2023
Mary G. Clarkson Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Mary. G. Clarkson School first grade teacher, Mrs. Rebore, initiated a school-wide project to learn about and celebrate Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan. Children in each class marched through the hallways lined by lit-up paper lanterns that were created by the students in their classrooms.

Mary G. Clarkson students learned about Eid al-Fitr. Team Attends Rivalry Game to Cheer Alums
5/4/2023
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The Ƶ Girls Lacrosse team traveled to watch alumni Lola Leone (Navy) and Liz Schmutz (Army) face off in the Army vs. Navy rivalry game.

Team Attends Rivalry Game to Cheer Alums Mystery Science
5/4/2023
Brook Avenue Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Students at Brook Avenue School made observations to construct an explanation of why camouflage is helpful to animals. In the activity, the students tested their ability to spot camouflage moths.

Brook Avenue students learned about camouflage. Book Madness!
5/4/2023
Fifth Avenue Elementary, Ƶ Home page
First grade classes at Fifth Avenue School participated in a Book Madness reading initiative. The two finalists were neck and neck, but Maddie’s Fridge won the battle!

Fifth Avenue students participated in Book Madness. Alphabet Eggs
5/3/2023
Brook Avenue Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Students at Brook Avenue School practiced their letter skills with "alphabet eggs."

Brook Avenue students practiced letter skills. Celebrating Admin Assistants
5/3/2023
Fifth Avenue Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Students and staff at Fifth Avenue School celebrated the administrative assistants that help keep the building running efficiently.

Fifth Avenue celebrated administrative assistants. Celebrating Earth Day
5/2/2023
Brook Avenue Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Students at Brook Avenue School celebrated Earth Day with a scavenger hunt.

Brook Avenue students celebrated Earth Day. Fifth Avenue Celebrates Bus Drivers
5/2/2023
Fifth Avenue Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Students and staff at Fifth Avenue School celebrated and thank the bus drivers who help bring students to school each day.

Fifth Avenue celebrated bus drivers. Football Player Named Scholar-Athlete
5/2/2023
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Ƶ Varsity Football player Christian Dupont was recently recognized with his second selection as a National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete.

A football player was recognized as a Scholar-Athlete. Students Participate in Science Congress
5/1/2023
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Science research students from Ƶ High School participated in the Long Island Science Congress. Gabby Allen, Tori Morales, Fabiola Cherizard, Liaba Naimi, Saman Khalil, Jailah Collins, and Jolie Amaya represented Ƶ with a high level of science knowledge and professionalism.

High School students particiapted in the Long Island Science Congress. Students Recognized by Suffolk Zone
5/1/2023
Gardiner Manor Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Luca Monteforte, Emma Boine, and Alexa Drago are the Suffolk Zone Award Winners for Gardiner Manor School. These three students exemplify leadership, athletic ability and resilience, and demonstrate outstanding teamwork each and every day.

Gardiner Manor students were recognized by Suffolk Zone. Varsity Players Work with Young Athletes
4/28/2023
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The Ƶ Varsity Football team hosted a youth clinic for young players in the community.

The Varsity Football team hosted a youth clinic. Teacher Selected for Fellowship
4/28/2023
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Ƶ High School English teacher Nina Thomas has been selected for a fellowship by the Thomasville History Center, which is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

A High School teacher was selected for a fellowship. How Sound Travels
4/28/2023
South Country Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Students in Ms. Olsen’s class at South Country School experimented with how sound travels and learned the vocabulary word "taut." Students observed whether the sound would travel differently using plastic cups.

South Country students experimented with sound. Protecting Their "Peeps"
4/27/2023
Brook Avenue Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Students at Brook Avenue School used different materials to construct nests to that would keep their "Peeps" away from predators.

Brook Avenue created nests for their Student Music Groups Compete Successfully
4/27/2023
Ƶ High School, Ƶ Home page
Three of Ƶ High School's musical groups performed at Busch Gardens and were awarded top prizes. The Ƶ High School Band was awarded silver. The Ƶ High School Orchestra was awarded silver. The Ƶ High School Choir was awarded gold. The Band and Orchestra were awarded the Instrumental Sweepstakes Award for Highest Combined Scores. The Band, Orchestra, and Choir were... more info

Ƶ High School musical groups performed at Busch Gardens. Fifth Avenue Hosts STEAM Night
4/26/2023
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Families at Fifth Avenue School recently gathered for STEAM and Art Night. The students had the opportunity to show their families the things they learn during STEAM and art classes.

Fifth Avenue hosted STEAM Night. The Wizards Come to Town
4/26/2023
Brook Avenue Elementary, Fifth Avenue Elementary, Mary G. Clarkson Elementary, Gardiner Manor Elementary, South Country Elementary
Recently, students in grades K-5 in the Ƶ School Ƶ were dazzled by a member of the Harlem Wizards. "Big J" visited Brook Avenue School, Fifth Avenue School, Mary G. Clarkson School, Gardiner Manor School, and South Country School to talk to students and demonstrate basketball tricks.

A Harlem Wizards player visited Ƶ's K-5 students. Brook Avenue Hosts STEAM Night
4/25/2023
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Families at Brook Avenue School recently gathered for STEAM Night. The students had the opportunity to show their families the things they learn during STEAM class, including problem-solving.

Brook Avenue hosted STEAM Night. Student Places in Poster Contest
4/25/2023
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Ƶ Middle School student Juliana Trotta placed 2nd in the Town of Islip's Earth Day Poster Contest.

A Middle School student placed 2nd in a poster contest. Bowlers Recognized by Newsday
4/25/2023
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Two members of the Ƶ Boys Varsity Bowling team have been recognized by Newsday. Jermaine Daniels and Jayden Lobasso were named to the publication's All-Long Island Boys Bowling team. Jayden was named Long Island Bowler of the Year.

Two Varsity Bowling team members were recognized by Newsday. Supporting Military Children
4/24/2023
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Students and staff at the Ƶ Pre-kindergarten Center wore purple in honor of children whose parents serve in the military.

UPK students and staff wore purple to support military children. Board Recognizes Award Winners
4/24/2023
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The Ƶ Board of Education recently recognized technology staff members Christina Picardi and Mark Lane. The pair were recognized with the Association of Suffolk Supervisors for Educational Technology (ASSET) with Bright Light awards, which recognize the integration of technology into the learning environment.

The Board of Education recognized two award-winning staff members. The Best Beaks
4/21/2023
Brook Avenue Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Students in Mr. Pasha's class at Brook Avenue School learned about different types of bird beaks. They used every day objects to create their own beaks and observe which are best picking up "food."

Brook Avenue students learned about bird beaks. Digital Mosaics
4/21/2023
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Mrs. Moakley's 9th grade Humanities students at Ƶ High School learned about mosaics and created their own using Google Drawing.

High School students created digital mosaics. Bunny Bingo
4/20/2023
Brook Avenue Elementary, Ƶ Home page
The Brook Avenue School community came together for a special night of "Bunny Bingo." The event, hosted by the Parent Faculty Association (PFA), was a chance for families and staff to have a fun night of playing bingo.

Brook Avenue hosted a Bunny Bingo event. IB Students Display Artwork
4/20/2023
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Members of the Ƶ High School Class of 2023 who participated in IB Visual Arts classes recently displayed their artwork in a gallery at the school.

High School students displayed their artwork in the school. Raising Birds
4/19/2023
Brook Avenue Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Students in Mrs. Arena's kindergarten class at Brook Avenue School learned about raising birds when they raised baby chicks in their classroom and watched them grow.

Brook Avenue students raised baby chicks. Capturing the Macro World
4/19/2023
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Students in Mrs. Moakley's photography classes at Ƶ High School learned about macro photography. They used their new knowledge to capture images of oil, dish soap, and water.

High School students learned about macro photography. Ƶ Trustee Wins Board Service Award
4/18/2023
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Ƶ Board of Education Trustee Andrew A. Arcuri has been awarded the Nassau-Suffolk School Board Association's Outstanding School Board Service Award, which recognizes extraordinary contributions to local school boards and communities. Known for never missing a meeting, Mr. Arcuri is a Ƶ graduate who is serving his seventh term on the Ƶ Board of Education. During his 19... more info

Ƶ Board of Education Trustee Andrew A. Arcuri was recognized with an Outstanding School Boar Learning About French Culture
4/18/2023
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Ƶ High School French Teachers, Anne-Valérie Boisdin, Katie Romero, and Richard Walsh, organized a French café experience for staff as a part of the Multicultural Week celebration. IB French students Sahir Baloch and Catherine McMurray assisted in serving and greeting guests. Other students in the French program helped by making posters, menus, and decorations.

High School staff and students shared French culture. Board Recognizes Lifesavers
4/17/2023
Mary G. Clarkson Elementary, Ƶ Home page
The Ƶ Board of Education recognized staff members from Mary G. Clarkson School for saving the life of a colleague. The group did not hesitate to jump into action when a medical emergency occurred within the building.

The Board of Education recognized Mary G. Clarkson staff members. Book Vending Machine Comes to Fifth Avenue
4/12/2023
Fifth Avenue Elementary
Students at Fifth Avenue School have a new way to grow their personal libraries. A book vending machine filled with favorite literary works has been added to the school. Students will be able to earn tokens for the vending machine by being recognized as Bucket Fillers. The first group of Bucket Fillers helped to cut the ribbon and selected the first books from the machine.

Fifth Avenue has a new book vending machine. High School Hosts Annual Writing Conference
4/12/2023
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The Ƶ High School English Department held its annual student writers' conference, Ethnic Pen. Award-winning American filmmaker, investigative journalist, and writer Keith Beauchamp gave the keynote address, sharing his journey creating the movie "Till." After the main assembly, students worked with local writers in smaller workshops. At a luncheon that afternoon, students... more info

Ƶ High School held its annual Ethnic Pen conference. Gardiner Manor Students Learn Diplomacy
4/11/2023
Gardiner Manor Elementary
Students in Mrs. Rampersad’s, Mrs. Cohen’s, and Mrs. Meneses’ 5th grade classes and the students in Mr. Spikoski’s 4th grade class at Gardiner Manor School participated in a Model UN project. Students studied the issue of climate change in different countries around the world. They had the opportunity to learn about this issue from members of the Ƶ High School Model... more info

Gardiner Manor students participated in a Model UN project. Middle School Students Practice Debate Skills
4/11/2023
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The Ƶ Middle School Debate Club has been working hard on their debate skills. Under the advisement of their coaches, Mrs. Ford-Hurt and Mrs. Yarborough, the debate team won a recent meet against Garden City Middle School.

Middle School students are learning debate skills. Star Lab Comes to Brook Avenue
4/10/2023
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Students at Brook Avenue School had the opportunity to learn more about the world around us through the Star Lab planetarium experience.

Brook Avenue students experienced Star Lab planetarium. Author Visits Mary G. Clarkson
4/10/2023
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Jay Miletsky, author of Ricky the Rock, Tess the Tin, and others books, visited Mary G. Clarkson School. He spoke to students about his books and inspired children to be the best they can be through acceptance and perseverance.

Mary G. Clarkson students met an author. Robotics Competes in Finger Lakes
4/6/2023
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The Ƶ High School Robotics Team competed in the Finger Lakes Regional. The Mechanical Marauders placed 28th out of 55 teams and then were chosen to become part of the 7th seed alliance. Their defense allowed the team to make it to round 4 of 5 in the semifinals.

The Mechanical Marauders competed in a regional event. Students Participate in Law Day
4/5/2023
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Ƶ High School students participated in the Social Studies Department's annual Law Day competition. Students tried fictional cases while playing the roles of lawyers and witnesses before attorneys from Ƶ, Brightwaters, and neighboring communities. The attorneys served as judges for the competition and mentors as they gave the students advice on proper trial techniques, the rules... more info

Ƶ High School hosted Law Day. IB Student Films Win Big
4/4/2023
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Ƶ High School International Baccalaureate (IB) students entered their films in the annual Locust Valley Student Film Festival. Their films brought home wins in two different categories. 3rd place in Drama: Rainer Pasca, Catherine Lyden, Nicky West, Emilia Gaskill, Catherine McMurray Best Sound, Cinematography, Editing, and Best Picture: Rosanna Khan, Sophia DeBonis, Stella McCluskey,... more info

IB student films won at a film festival. Student Shares Gift of Music
4/3/2023
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South Country School student Ethan Almanzar, who performed in the Ƶ High School Drama Program’s Les Miserables, shared his role as Gavroche with his classmates.

A South Country student shared the gift of theater with classmates. Former Student Visits South Country
3/31/2023
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Suffolk County Police Officer Karl Allison stopped by South Country School to pay a visit to his 5th grade teacher, Mrs. Melendez. Officer Allison hasn’t forgotten the teachers who have had a significant impact on his life.

South Country was visited by a former student. Maglev Champions
3/31/2023
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Students from Ƶ Middle School participated in the 2023 Maglev Competition hosted by Brookhaven National Laboratory. Eight students medaled in different categories of maglev vehicles. Self-propelled 1st place: Ruth Palencia 2nd place: Dylan Raghuber 3rd place: Josue Padilla Electrified Track 1st place: Madison Wolferd 2nd place: Payton Kelly 3rd place: Josiah Koshy Gravity ... more info

Middle School students competed in a maglev competition. Super Learning
3/30/2023
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South Country School teachers Deb Olsen and Nicole Zoller hosted a "Learning is Our Superpower" evening for parents. Families had a great evening engaging in fun activities and collecting resources to use with students at home.

South Country families learned about how to support academics at home. Future Leaders Celebrate Women's History
3/30/2023
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Members of Leaders of the Future engaged Ƶ High School students in trivia surrounding Women in History. Students who gave correct answers received prizes.

High School students learned about Women in History. English Staff Attends LILAC Conference
3/29/2023
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Teachers and administrators from the Ƶ School Ƶ attended the Long Island Language Arts Council (LILAC) Spring Conference, Learning Through Authentic Instruction.

Staff members attended the LILAC conference. Recognizing Impactful Women
3/29/2023
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As part of Women's History Month, all 9th grade students at Ƶ High School were given a petal to decorate in order to recognize an important female figure who has made a difference in their lives. These petals were then arranged into an art installation on the second floor. This design was developed and executed by student Rohan Wilson.

High School students recognized women who have impacted them. Student Athletes Help with Book Madness
3/28/2023
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Ƶ Boys Varsity Basketball players Christian DuPont, Iliyaas Blair and Michael Samuda visited Gardiner Manor School to help younger students with their March Book Madness event.

Basketball players visited younger students. Celebrating Women's History
3/28/2023
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Members of the Ƶ High School Women's Empowerment Club recently visited every 9th grade classroom to talk about current issues facing women in our country and in our world. They played games to share important statistics and to celebrate famous women in history.

High School students celebrated Women's History Month. Embracing Differences
3/27/2023
South Country Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Jeremy Dale is a real life “Auggie”; he was born with a facial difference similar to that of the main character in the best-selling book Wonder. On March 14th, Jeremy (cousin of Special Education teacher, Mrs. Dale) spoke to the students of South Country School about embracing differences and always choosing kindness.

South Country students learned about embracing differences. Artwork Hangs in Library
3/24/2023
Mary G. Clarkson Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Artwork from Mrs. Portelli’s students at Mary G. Clarkson School is currently being displayed in the Ƶ Brightwaters Public Library. Student artists drew influence from the works of Frida Kahlo, Paul Cézanne, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and more.

Artwork created by Mary G. Clarkson students is on display at the library. Sundae Fun Day
3/24/2023
South Country Elementary, Ƶ Home page
The South Country School Parent Faculty Association (PFA) treated students to a make-your-own sundae party.

South Country held a sundae party. Celebrating Differences
3/24/2023
Fifth Avenue Elementary, Ƶ Home page
During the month of March, the faculty at Fifth Avenue School celebrated differences by wearing a different color to recognize various types of differences.

Fifth Avenue celebrated differences. Students Participate in Basketball Contest
3/23/2023
South Country Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Students June Opisso, Gavin Rogovitz, Gianni Bonifacio, and Madalyn Love represented South Country School in the Town of Islip’s Annual Sharp Shooter Basketball contest. ...more info

South Country students participated in a basketball contest. Learning About Plants
3/23/2023
Mary G. Clarkson Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Mary G. Clarkson School’s Garden Club participated in a shared reading of a book about different types of plants.

Mary G. Clarkson's Garden Club learned about different types of plants. Girls Lax Works on Mental Preparation
3/22/2023
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The Ƶ Girls Lacrosse program met with Kristyna Bertolone from Game Changer to learn more about how they can mentally prepare for the season.

Girls Lacrosse learned about mental preparation. Artwork Displayed at Library
3/22/2023
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Artwork created by students at Brook Avenue School is on display at the Ƶ Brightwaters Public Library.

Student artwork is hanging in the local library. Mary G. Clarkson Hosts Sports Night
3/22/2023
Mary G. Clarkson Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Mary G. Clarkson School held its annual Parent Faculty Association (PFA) Basket Fundraiser and Sports Night. Community members participated in various raffles while students, staff members, and parents competed against each other in fun games.

Mary G. Clarkson hosted Sports Night. Ƶ Junior Varsity Basketball Coach Recognized
3/21/2023
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Ƶ Junior Varsity Boys Basketball Coach Darryl Johnson has been named the Junior Varsity Coach of the Year.

Ƶ's Junior Varsity Boys Basketball coach was named Coach of the Year. Building Towers
3/21/2023
Brook Avenue Elementary, Ƶ Home page
The Brook Avenue School French Club learned about French culture and then created their own Eiffel Tower replicas.

Brook Avenue students created their own Eiffel Towers. Weekend Learning
3/21/2023
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Ƶ’s SCOPE Saturday Enrichment program was a great experience for students! Many elementary-level students attended weekend learning sessions, which allowed them to dive deeper into specific subject areas of interest to them.

Ƶ students took part in the SCOPE Saturday Enrichment program. Luck of the Irish
3/21/2023
Fifth Avenue Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Fifth Avenue School students and staff celebrated St. Patrick's Day with an assembly that featured Irish language, music, and dance.

Fifth Avenue celebrated St. Patrick's Day. Winter Wonderland at Mary G. Clarkson
3/20/2023
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Mary G. Clarkson School's physical education teachers set up a Winter Wonderland circuit for students to engage in various winter-themed exercises.

Mary G. Clarkson students participated in a Winter Wonderland. Celebrating Breakfast Week
3/20/2023
Brook Avenue Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Cooking Club and French Club members at Brook Avenue School worked together to slice, dice, pour, stir and mix ingredients for French toast in celebration of National School Breakfast Week

Brook Avenue students celebrated National School Breakfast Week. Science Olympiad Competes Successfully
3/17/2023
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The Ƶ Middle School Science Olympiad team earned 10 medals while participating in the regional competition.

Middle School students competed at Science Olympiad. Ƶ Varsity Basketball Coach Recognized
3/17/2023
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Ƶ Varsity Boys Basketball Coach Kenny Parham has been named the League 1 Coach of the Year.

Ƶ's Varsity Boys Basketball coach was named Coach of the Year. Students Recognized as Bucket Fillers
3/16/2023
Brook Avenue Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Brook Avenue School celebrated students who are Bucket Fillers. The students recognized for March were recognized for showing kindness and positivity to others.

Brook Avenue recognized Bucket Fillers. Fraction Friday
3/16/2023
South Country Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Students in Mrs. Calta’s class at South Country School used math manipulatives to celebrate a fun "Fraction Friday."

South Country students practiced fraction skills. Ƶ Wrestling Coach Recognized
3/16/2023
Athletics
Ƶ Boys Wrestling Coach Alex Porcelli has been named the League 2 Coach of the Year.

Ƶ's Boys Wrestling coach was named Coach of the Year. Celebrating Pi Day
3/16/2023
Ƶ Middle School, Ƶ Home page
On Pi Day (March 14), the National Junior Honor Society at Ƶ Middle School raised more than $300 to help send students to summer programs.

Middle School students celebrated Pi Day. Staff Fills Buckets, Too
3/15/2023
Brook Avenue Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Brook Avenue School recognized a special bucket filler - kindergarten dual language teacher Mrs. Mendoza. She was recognized for demonstrating kindness, caring, and support for students and staff.

Brook Avenue recognized a staff member as a bucket filler. Writers' Block Receives National Recognition
3/15/2023
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The 2022 Ƶ High School Writers' Block was awarded first place by the American Scholastic Press Organization. The editors for the issue were Rainer Pasca and Laieba Chaudhry.

The High School literary magazine received national recognition. Students Rehearse Show
3/15/2023
South Country Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Students in South Country School’s Drama Club rehearsed for an upcoming performance of Zombies: The Musical.

South Country students rehearsed for an upcoming performance. Students Learn About Coding
3/15/2023
Mary G. Clarkson Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Students in Ms. Navarra’s STEAM Class at Mary G. Clarkson School used Sphero bots to help them learn about coding and robotics.

Mary G. Clarkson students learned about coding. Practicing Coding
3/14/2023
Brook Avenue Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Students at Brook Avenue School learned how to operate the Sphero robot during STEAM classes.

Brook Avenue students worked with robots. Building Strength
3/14/2023
South Country Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Students at South Country School engaged in a “Superman and Bridge” unit in physical education classes to help build core strength and enhance flexibility.

South Country students worked on building strength and flexibility. Celebrating Mario Day
3/14/2023
Mary G. Clarkson Elementary, Ƶ High School
Students and staff at Mary G. Clarkson School celebrated Mario Day on March 10th (Mar10) by dressing up as their favorite Mario Bros characters.

Mary G. Clarkson celebrated Mario Day. Breakfast for Champions
3/14/2023
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On March 1, 2023, Ƶ High School held its third Breakfast for Champions of the 2022-2023 school year. Four times a year, students are recognized for outstanding performance and leadership. Thank you to speaker Matthew Bobby ('19) for sharing his story and advice with the students. Congratulations to all of the honorees! Student             ... more info

Ƶ High School celebrated Breakfast for Champions. Brook Avenue Students Read Their Way to 15K
3/13/2023
Brook Avenue Elementary, Ƶ Home page
During Read Across America Week, Brook Avenue School students read a total of 15,000 minutes.

Brook Avenue students read 15,000 minutes. Visiting the Nets
3/13/2023
Fifth Avenue Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Students from Fifth Avenue School attended a special Education Day game at the Long Island Nets.

Ƶ to Present Les Miserables
3/13/2023
Ƶ High School, Ƶ Home page
The Ƶ High School Drama Club will present performances of the classic musical Les Miserables.

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3/10/2023
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First grade students at Brook Avenue School worked in pairs to utilize technology and flip books to work on their spoken language skills.

Brook Avenue students worked on language skills. Ƶ Literary Magazine Recognized by DePaul University
3/10/2023
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DePaul University has recognized the 2022 Ƶ High School Writers' Block and has selected the work “I Wish You,” by graduate Marissa Walsh, to be included in their inaugural DePaul’s Blue Book: Best American High School Writing 2022. Graduates Natasha Vera Torres, Farheen Mufti, Saul Sanchez, and Tayla Paciullo were also selected as Finalists; each student's name... more info

The Ƶ High School literary magazine was recognized by DePaul University. Relay Team Takes Second
3/10/2023
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The Ƶ Boys 4x800 relay team of Jake Gogarty, Tony Belford, Peter Bagattine, and Dylan Beggins placed 2nd at the New York State Track and Field Championships and 4th in the New York Federation.

The Ƶ Boys 4x800 relay team placed second at States. Gardiner Manor Students Selected for Basketball Contest
3/10/2023
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Gardiner Manor School students Alexa Drago, Makayla Andrieux, James Morris, and Armani Zambrano were selected to represent the school in the Town of Islip's Annual Sharp Shooter Basketball contest. The contest gives 4th and 5th grade students across the Town the opportunity to not only build upon their basketball skills acquired in their physical education classes, but to also participate in a... more info

Gardiner Manor students were selected to represent the school in a basketball contest. Creating Shapes
3/9/2023
Brook Avenue Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Students in Mrs. Arena's kindergarten class at Brook Avenue School used clay and toothpicks to create solid shapes.

Brook Avenue students learned about shapes. Teaming Up to Help ELLs
3/9/2023
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The Athletics and World Language Departments partnered to provide English Language Learner (ELL) students with information about using Family ID to sign up for athletic teams.

ELL students received information about Family ID. Students Selected for SCMEA
3/9/2023
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Multiple Ƶ students were selected to participate in the SCMEA performance festivals. ...more info

Ƶ students were selected to participate in SCMEA. Runner Sets School Record
3/9/2023
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Ƶ Track athlete Maggie McCormick set a new school record when she placed 8th in the 1K at the New York State Track and Field Championships.

A Ƶ runner set a new school record in the 1K. IB Students Submit Essays
3/8/2023
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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. The Language of Food
3/8/2023
Brook Avenue Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Students in the French Club at Brook Avenue School learned about food vocabulary during a club meeting.

Brook Avenue students learned about French vocabulary. Ƶ Athlete Third at States
3/8/2023
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Ƶ Track and Field athlete Lauryn Piccirelli placed 3rd in the high jump at the New York State Track and Field Championships.

A Ƶ athlete placed 3rd in high jump at States. Students Win Writers' Block Awards
3/8/2023
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Winners of Ƶ High School's 10th Annual Writers' Block Writing Contest participated in a reading of their work at the Second Avenue Firehouse in Ƶ as part of Teatro Yerbabruja's Friday Night Fire artist series.

Ƶ students read their work at an artist night. UPK Celebrates Read Across America
3/7/2023
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Students at the Ƶ Pre-Kindergarten Center celebrated Read Across America Week with a variety of theme days.

UPK students celebrated Read Across America Week. Students Display Art
3/7/2023
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Artwork created by Fifth Avenue School students during art classes with teacher Ms. Mato was selected to be displayed in the Ƶ Brightwaters Public Library.

Fifth Avenue students' artwork is on display at the Ƶ Brightwaters Public Library. Gymnast Competes at States
3/7/2023
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Ƶ gymnast Kennedy Lyden competed at the New York State Gymnastics Championships. She helped the Section XI team in finish in third place.

A Ƶ gymnast competed at States. Strike!
3/6/2023
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Second grade students from Brook Avenue School went on a physical education field trip to have fun while working on their bowling skills.

Brook Avenue students went bowling. Students Selected for Art Exhibit
3/6/2023
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Ƶ High School students Katherine Castillo, Michelle Mendez Andrade, Ariana Garcia, and Astrid Caicedo Martin had their artwork selected for an art exhibit curated by the Long Island Art League.

High School students' artwork was selected for an art exhibit. 100 Days at Brook Avenue
3/3/2023
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Students at Brook Avenue School celebrated 100 days of school during STEAM class.

Brook Avenue students celebrated 100 days of school. High School Students Speak to Younger Students
3/3/2023
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Members of Ƶ High School's Athletes Helping Athletes program spoke to 7th and 8th grade students about the pitfalls of social media. ...more info

Athletes Helping Athletes members spoke to Middle School students. Fifth Avenue Celebrates Read Across America
3/3/2023
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Students and staff at Fifth Avenue School celebrated Read Across America week with specially-themed days.

Fifth Avenue celebrated Read Across America. Students Earn Game Time
3/2/2023
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Students at South Country School earned class game time as part of their Grand Land Adventure Fundraiser. Mrs. Ellis’s class, Mrs. Homestead and Mrs. Zoller’s class, and Mrs. Hall’s class reached 100% registration for the fundraiser and were able to spend time together playing games.

South Country students earned game time. Brook Avenue Celebrates Black History
3/2/2023
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Students and staff at Brook Avenue School celebrated Black History Month with special lessons, activities, and presentations.

Brook Avenue celebrated Black History Month. Students Write Biographies
3/2/2023
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Students in Ms. McGirr and Ms. Morales' class at Gardiner Manor School created mini biographies of important figures as part of their celebration of Black History Month.

Gardiner Manor students created biographies as part of Black History Month. High School Student Wins Art Contest
3/2/2023
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Ƶ High School student Katherine Castillo placed first in the Islip Arts Council's "YOUR VOTE. YOUR VOICE." art exhibition.

A High School student won an art competition. South Country Hosts Glow Run
3/1/2023
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South Country School’s Parent Faculty Association (PFA) fundraiser culminated in a school-wide Glow Run. Students celebrated their fundraising efforts by running in the beautifully decorated Gymnasium. Glow-in-the-dark outfits, facepaint, and a stylish lightshow created an incredible atmosphere.

South Country students participated in a glow run. Mary G. Clarkson Students Donate to Animal Shelter
3/1/2023
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Ms. McCabe's kindergarten class at Mary G. Clarkson School recently worked on a community service project inspired by the book Madeline Finn and the Shelter Dog by Lisa Papp. The students were intrigued and wanted to know more about how they can help animals in shelters, like Madeline from the book. The students collected some old t-shirts, cut them into strips, learned how to braid, and tie... more info

Mary G. Clarkson students created toys for shelter animals. Field Hockey Player Earns National Recognition
3/1/2023
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Ƶ Varsity Field Hockey senior captain Jordyn Wolff was named to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Senior Impact Team. The NFHCA Impact Senior Team recognizes outstanding high school seniors for their leadership on and off the field. High school seniors must meet select character and athletic criteria to be eligible for selection. Community service, leadership,... more info

A Ƶ Field Hockey player received national recognition. Middle School Celebrates Black History Month
3/1/2023
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Ƶ Middle School Celebrated the close of Black History Month with a production paying tribute to the Harlem Renaissance and featuring tap sensation Cartier Williams.

The Middle School celebrated Black History Month. 100 Days at Mary G. Clarkson
2/28/2023
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Kindergarten classes at Mary G. Clarkson School recognized the 100th day of school with a special Dance Party in the cafeteria.

Mary G. Clarkson celebrated 100 days of school. Ƶ Teacher Recognized
2/28/2023
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Ƶ Middle School English teacher Ryneld Curtis was honored at a Black History Month celebration held by State Senator Monica Martinez.

A Middle School teacher was recognized at a Black History Month celebration. Businesses of the Nile
2/28/2023
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Sixth grade students on Team 61 at Ƶ Middle School created and presented Nile River businesses. Students created posters and slides that showcased how they would specialize along the Nile River in ancient Egypt. These young entrepreneurs then had to pitch their ideas to classmates, sharing the location of their business, and their plan for how they would trade with their customers, during... more info

Islip Town Planning Board Meeting Regarding South Shore Charter School
2/27/2023
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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 Guy Leggio, President                            Superintendent of... more info

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2/27/2023
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Families of students at Mary G. Clarkson School gathered for a “Someone Special” Dance. The Parent Faculty Association (PFA)-sponsored event was a huge success as families and students danced the night away.

Mary G. Clarkson hosted a Someone Special Dance. Making Ice Cream
2/27/2023
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Students in Mrs. Nieto’s science classes at Ƶ Middle School enjoyed making homemade ice cream while investigating phase changes of matter.

Middle School students made their own ice cream. Teaching Families
2/27/2023
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Spanish language students at Ƶ High School held a mini lesson for their families.

High School students taught a langauge lesson for their families. South Country Celebrates Black History Month
2/24/2023
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South Country School hosted a Black History Month assembly featuring incredible performers from Project Move and the Ƶ High School IB Dance class. Students participated in movement exercises that helped them learn about the beauty, liberation, and expression that comes from the power of dance.

South Country hosted a Black History Month assembly. Mary G. Clarkson Celebrates Black History Month
2/24/2023
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Staff members at Mary G. Clarkson School organized an assembly to celebrate Black History Month. Special attention was paid to honoring figures from the past and present whose legacies we honor with reverence and gratitude. For each day of the month, faculty members recognized important figures in Black History during morning announcements, recounting the life stories, breakthroughs, and... more info

Mary G. Clarkson celebrated Black History Month. Learning About Civil Rights
2/24/2023
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In honor of Black History Month, Ms. Sypher's students at Gardiner Manor School learned about different civil rights activists. Students collaborated to create a poster on the person that they researched.

Gardiner Manor students learned about civil rights leaders. Gardiner Manor Celebrates Black History Month
2/23/2023
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On February 16, 2023, as Gardiner Manor School saluted Black History Month, African American professionals from all careers, with many talents, volunteered 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... more info

Gardiner Manor celebrated Black History Month. Karaoke Party
2/23/2023
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South Country School students were treated to a Karaoke Party, hosted by Mrs. Paolantonio and Mr. Pfaffe, as part of a PFA fundraiser.

South Country students had a karaoke party. Fifth Avenue Celebrates Black History Month
2/23/2023
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Fifth Avenue School students and staff celebrated Black History Month with an all-school assembly. They saw photos of prominent individuals, heard a performance from the Ƶ High School Harmonaires, and watched a play called "What If There Were No Black People?"

Fifth Avenue celebrated Black History Month. Board of Education Recognizes Retirees
2/23/2023
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At a recent meeting, the Ƶ Board of Education recognized staff members who recently retired from the Ƶ. ...more info

The Board of Education recognized retirees. BSHS Celebrates Black History Month
2/22/2023
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Ƶ High School celebrated Black History Month by welcoming guest speakers from different backgrounds to share stories with students about their life and information about their careers. The students were engaged in the presentations and asked questions that helped to further the discussions.

Ƶ High School celebrated Black History Month. Board Thanks PFA
2/22/2023
Brook Avenue Elementary, Ƶ Home page
At a recent meeting, the Ƶ Board of Education recognized and thanked the Brook Avenue Parent Faculty Association (PFA) which donated $20,000 for the purchase of new playground equipment.

The Board of Education recognized the Brook Avenue PFA. This is Just to Say
2/22/2023
South Country Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Students in Mrs. Balsam’s class at South Country School wrote emulations of William Carlos Williams’s “This is Just to Say.” Students explained their choices and how they shaped the meaning of their poems.

South Country students wrote poems. Super Centers
2/22/2023
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Families in Mrs. Valdiviezo’s kindergarten class at Mary G. Clarkson School worked on Superbowl Centers. Students created crafts, engaged in sorting activities, and built excitement for the big game.

Mary G. Clarkson students worked in centers. South Country Hosts Book Swap
2/21/2023
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South Country School students participated in a building-wide Winter Book Swap. Families donated books and cleared their shelves for students to bring home new titles. Every South Country School student was able to take home a book.

South Country hosted a book swap. Seeing Shadows
2/21/2023
Mary G. Clarkson Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Students at Mary G. Clarkson School celebrated Groundhog Day by wearing tutus and ties. Unfortunately, it didn’t stop the groundhog from seeing his shadow.

Mary G. Clarkson students celebrated Groundhog Day. Gardiner Manor Celebrates P.S. I Love You
2/17/2023
Gardiner Manor Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Gardiner Manor School celebrated P.S. I Love You Week. This year's theme was "Love All Your Chapters." Students and staff decorated our classroom doors with writings about a time/chapter in their lives. They dressed their best, wore pajamas, and ended with wearing purple on Friday to honor P.S. I Love You Day.

Gardiner Manor celebrated P.S. I Love You. P.S. I Love You
2/17/2023
Ƶ High School, Ƶ Home page
In February, students in Peer Support at Ƶ High School participated in P.S. I Love You Day. The day, which is celebrated nationally, is a day to stand up to bullying and fight depression and suicide. Peer Support students provided information and free hugs during lunch periods. Legislator Steve Flotteron stopped by to help the students celebrate.

Ƶ High School celebrated P.S. I Love You. Exploring Gears
2/17/2023
Brook Avenue Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Students in Mrs. Navarra’s STEAM class at Brook Avenue School explored gears. Using Lego kits, student engineers followed blueprint directions to create a playable hockey game. Students loved scoring goals and being able to ?use what they’ve built.

Brook Avenue students learned about gears. Creating Habitats
2/16/2023
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Brook Avenue School students worked together to create habitats for different animals to live in.

Brook Avenue students learned about animal habitats. Fifth Avenue Hosts Book Fair
2/15/2023
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Students from Fifth Avenue School had the opportunity to attend a "Book Joy" book fair organized by Ms. Obelar with a special visit from JoEllen McCarthy.

Fifth Avenue students attended a book fair. Creating a Snowstorm
2/15/2023
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Students in Mrs. Bausch's class at Brook Avenue School participated in a fun science lesson that allowed them to create their own snowstorms in mason jars.

Brook Avenue students created snowstorms in mason jars. Mentees Attend Show
2/15/2023
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Members of the Ƶ Middle School Mentor/Mentee program held a dinner theater event. The group ate dinner together and then attended a performance of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

The Middle School Mentor/Mentee program held a dinner theater event. Student Attends Partners in Science
2/14/2023
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Ƶ High School librarian, AmyJo Southworth, research teacher Erin Garland, and student teacher Megan MacFarlane brought their science research student, Fabiola Cherizard, to the Eastern Suffolk BOCES School Library System and Brookhaven National Laboratory Partners in Science Program. The annual program featured an amazing presentation on nuclear fission and the nuclear landscape from Dr.... more info

Staff from Ƶ High School brought a student to a science symposium. Ƶ Swimmer Qualifies for Counties
2/14/2023
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Ƶ Middle School student James Bast qualified for the Section XI Suffolk County Swim Championship in the 100 freestyle.

A Ƶ swimmer qualified for counties. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
2/14/2023
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Congratulations to the cast, crew and pit of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat! The Ƶ Middle School Drama Club put on a wonderful production of the hit musical.

The Middle School put on a production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Bucket Fillers
2/13/2023
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Brook Avenue School students joined teachers and administrators in presenting their "reimagined" Bucket Filler program, part of the social emotional learning program in the building, to the Ƶ Board of Education.

Brook Avenue students, teachers and administrators presented to the Board of Education. Learning to Adapt
2/13/2023
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Fifth Avenue School students learned how lizards have adapted in order to survive while creating Lego lizards in STEAM class.

Fifth Avenue students learned how lizards adapt. Girls Track Competes at SCCC Meet
2/10/2023
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The Ƶ Girls Track team competed at a meet hosted by SCCC. Many runners won their events and set new personal bests.

The Ƶ Girls Track team competed at an event. Skating into Learning
2/10/2023
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Students from Ƶ Middle School took their physical education class outside the normal setting and practiced their roller skating skills at Gr8Skates.

Middle School students visited a roller skating rink. Visiting the Middle School
2/10/2023
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Second grade students from Fifth Avenue School, Brook Avenue School and Mary G. Clarkson visited the Middle School to see a performance of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

Elementary school students visited the Middle School for a performance. Boys Bowling Celebrates Seniors
2/9/2023
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The Ƶ Boys Bowling team celebrated Senior Day. They recognized seniors Andrew Guaman and Jermaine Daniels.

Boys Bowling celebrated Senior Day. Students Earn Certifications
2/9/2023
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Students in Mrs. Taylor's Microsoft classes at Ƶ High School earned official Microsoft Certification credentials in Word and Excel.

Ƶ Hosts Family Connection Night
2/8/2023
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On January 31, 2023, the Ƶ School Ƶ held its first Family Connection Night. Families were encouraged to take time on that night to spend time together doing activities as a family. Many families throughout the Ƶ shared the activities they chose for the evening. Family Connection Night Video  

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2/8/2023
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Second grade students from Fifth Avenue School took a trip to visit the circus being performed by Gardiner Manor School students.

Fifth Avenue Visits Circus Board Thanks Music Donor
2/7/2023
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At a recent meeting, the Ƶ Board of Education recognized and thanked Matthew Modula, Jr., who donated $2,000 for the purchase of ukuleles for the music program.

The Board of Education thanked a donor. Fifth Avenue Hosts Sports Night
2/3/2023
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FIfth Avenue School families attended the Parent Faculty Association (PFA) meeting and Sports Night. Parents met to discuss upcoming events, while students and siblings enjoyed playing sports with Mr. Frimmer & Mr. Hudson.

Fifth Avenue families attended Sports Night. Clubs, Clubs, Clubs
2/2/2023
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The second round of clubs began at Fifth Avenue School. Students can participate in many different clubs, including Games Club, Jewelry Making Club, and Sports Club.

Fifth Avenue students participate in clubs. Board of Education Recognizes Artist
2/2/2023
Ƶ High School, Ƶ Home page
The Ƶ Board of Education recognized Ƶ High School student Emma Paolella, who designed this year's Ƶ holiday card.

The Board of Education recognized the student who designed the Ƶ holiday card. Theater Workshop
2/1/2023
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Drama students at Ƶ Middle School had the opportunity to participate in a workshop with Margaret Tapogna Gatzonis. They enjoyed her class, "Beautiful as you are.

Middle School students participated in a theater workshop. Learning Problem-Solving Through Coding
1/31/2023
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Students at Brook Avenue School learned about computer science during STEAM classes. They practiced problem-solving skills while creating sequences and conditions, and working to debug code.

Brook Avenue students practiced problem-solving while learning computer science. Illustrating a Dream
1/31/2023
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Brook Avenue School students created artwork honoring Dr. King. Their artwork is displayed in the 2023 New York State MLK Art and Essay Exhibition.

Brook Avenue students created artwork honoring Dr. King. Learning the Ukulele
1/31/2023
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Brook Avenue School music teacher Ms. Dowd has been working with students to help them learn to play the ukulele.

Brook Avenue students are learning the ukulele. Girls Track Wins League
1/31/2023
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The Ƶ Girls Track team continued a successful season by becoming League Champions.

The Girls Track team is League Champion. Interdisciplinary Physical Education
1/31/2023
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Fifth Avenue School students worked with physical education teachers Mr. Frimmer and Mr. Hudson to complete interdisciplinary tasks, including wall climbing, bobsledding, and making human snowflakes.

Fifth Avenue students completed interdisciplinary activities in physical education. Girls Bowling Celebrates Seniors
1/30/2023
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The Ƶ Girls Bowling team celebrated Senior Day. They recognized seniors Melani Quituisaca, Heather Williams-Owen and Akua Achampomaa.

Girls Bowling held Senior Day. Boys Track Wins League
1/27/2023
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The Ƶ Boys Track team are League Champions after winning the League Championship meet.

The Boys Track team are League Champions. Lion Dance
1/27/2023
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Students in Mrs. Mott's class at Fifth Avenue School learned the Lion dance from Mrs. Borromeo and Mrs. Bertolino as part of their celebration of Lunar New Year.

Fifth Avenue students learned the Lion dance. Building Gears
1/26/2023
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Brook Avenue School students used Legos to learn about gears during STEAM classes.

Brook Avenue students learned about gears. Cheerleaders Take Top Spot
1/26/2023
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The Ƶ Varsity Cheerleading squad finished in first place during a recent competition.

Ƶ Varsity Cheerleading won a competition. Celebrating the Year of the Rabbit
1/26/2023
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Students and staff at Fifth Avenue School celebrated Lunar New Year with a festive parade that welcomed in the new year.

Fifth Avenue celebrated Lunar New Year. Magnetism
1/25/2023
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Students at Brook Avenue School learned about magnetism and gravity during a recent STEAM lesson.

Brook Avenue students learned about magnetism and gravity. Year of the Rabbit
1/25/2023
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Ƶ's UPK students celebrated the Year of the Rabbit.

UPK students celebrated the Year of the Rabbit. Digital Generations
1/25/2023
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Students in Mr. DeMartino's Digital Generations class at Ƶ High School successfully presented their final projects at Stony Brook University. Harmony and Emily placed and Alana received the MVP award.

High School students presented at a business event. Teacher of the Year
1/24/2023
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Ƶ Middle School teacher Jenn Dobbs was named the Suffolk Zone Adapted Physical Education Teacher of the Year.

Ƶ's Jenn Dobbs was named Adapted Physical Education Teacher of the Year. Reaching New Heights
1/24/2023
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Ƶ High School students have the opportunity to take Project Adventure as their physical education class and take their learning to new heights.

Project Adventure is offered as a physical education class. Sharing Best Practices
1/23/2023
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Ƶ Middle School teachers participated in a Demo Slam to share with colleagues the different ways they use digital learning tools in their classrooms.

Middle School teachers participated in a Demo Slam. Students Meet Author
1/23/2023
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Students in Mrs. Bush and Mrs. Shivak's classes at Fifth Avenue School had the opportunity to meet with author Carole Boston Weatherford. They spoke with her about her book Be a King and about how to be like Dr. King by doing acts of service for the betterment of others.

Fifth Avenue students met with an author. Students Attend Virtual Enterprise Conference
1/20/2023
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Business students from Ƶ High School attended a Virtual Enterprise trade show hosted at LIU Post to share "Run on Power Energy," a company they have created as part of their coursework.

High School students attended a trade show. Ƶ Runners Qualify for Milrose and Nike Meets
1/20/2023
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The Ƶ Boys Track 4x800 team members qualified for the Milrose Games and Nike Nationals Championship with a time of 8:02.23.

Ƶ runners qualified for two meets. Students Design Bookmarks
1/20/2023
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Ƶ Middle School students created bookmarks as part of an annual contest in the school's library. After votes were tallied, the winning bookmarks were recognized.

Middle School students created bookmarks. Students Learn About Skeletons
1/19/2023
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Students in Mr. La Ruina's class at Gardiner Manor School learned about the skeletal system. They worked in teams to create a diagram of the human body with all systems included.

Gardiner Manor students learned about the skeletal system. Teachers Learn About New Platforms
1/19/2023
Fifth Avenue Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Teachers at Fifth Avenue School attended a professional development session to learn about new programs and application from technology staff member Christina Picardi.

Fifth Avenue teachers learned about new programs. Bucket Fillers Recognized
1/19/2023
Brook Avenue Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Brook Avenue School recognized the most recent group of Principal's Bucket Fillers, who are recognized for being kind and good school citizens.

Brook Avenue recognized Bucket Fillers. Announcing Family Connection Night
1/18/2023
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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 Guy Leggio, President                            Superintendent of... more info

Message from the Superintendent Computer Club Practices Chain Reactions
1/18/2023
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During Computer Club at Gardiner Manor School, Mrs. Cox introduced students to chain reactions. The students are created chain reaction machines using Legos, learning how machines spin, swing, roll, pivot, and drop.

Gardiner Manor students learned about chain reactions. Brook Avenue Gets New Playground Equipment
1/18/2023
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Students at Brook Avenue School are excited to play on the newest additions to their playground. Thanks to the Parent Faculty Association (PFA), a few new pieces of equipment have been added for the students to use during recess.

Brook Avenue's playground got some new pieces of equipment. Ƶ is the Best Town
1/18/2023
Fifth Avenue Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Students in Mrs. Rilke's second grade class at Fifth Avenue School created a bulletin board display identifying the many things that make Ƶ the "best town in the world."

Fifth Avenue students wrote about Ƶ. UPK Celebrates 80 Days
1/17/2023
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Ƶ's UPK students celebrated the 80th day of school with an '80s day.

UPK celebrated 80 days of school. Learning About Wellness
1/12/2023
Gardiner Manor Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Students in Nurse Brown's Health and Wellness Club at Gardiner Manor School are learning a lot about nutrition and health. Recently, they learned how to read nutrition labels to find the sugar content of many popular foods.

Gardiner Manor students are learning about health and nutrition. A Visit from Santa
1/12/2023
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Santa Claus took a break from his holiday preparations and visited the students of South Country School. Everyone was very well behaved this year!

South Country students had a visit from Santa. Gardiner Manor Students Share Graphic Novels
1/11/2023
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Students in Ms. Domingo and Ms. Kennedy's class at Gardiner Manor School enjoy reading graphic novels and sharing them with friends.

Gardiner Manor students enjoy reading graphic novels. MGC Holds Holiday Breakfast
1/11/2023
Mary G. Clarkson Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Mary G. Clarkson School held its annual holiday breakfast before Winter Break. All attendees were treated to a grand feast prepared by the staff members, led by Principal Letty Garcia.

Mary G. Clarkson held a holiday breakfast. Supporting a Colleague
1/11/2023
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South Country School staff members showed their support for a colleague who recently beat cancer by wearing pink. The South Country community proves that, “Nobody fights alone.”

South Country staff members supported a colleague. Reflecting on 2022
1/10/2023
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Students in Ms. Barrezueta and Ms. Taracena's class at Gardiner Manor School reflected on the great things they accomplished last year and what they look forward to accomplishing in 2023.

Gardiner Manor students reflected on 2022. MGC Students Perform at Pre-K Center
1/10/2023
Mary G. Clarkson Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Second grade students from Mary G. Clarkson School visited the Ƶ Pre-Kindergarten Center and delivered a special holiday performance. Additionally, the students engaged in a craft activity with students from UPK, mentoring them through the process.

Mary G. Clarkson students performed for UPK students. Students Attend Theater Conference
1/10/2023
Ƶ High School, Ƶ Home page
Recently, 26 students from Ƶ High School attended a conference with the New York State Theatre Education Association, a statewide organization of theatre educators. They spent a weekend attending workshops given by colleges, universities, and other theatre professionals, networking with other students from across the state, and experiencing a variety of performances. The trip was made... more info

High School students attended a theater conference. Students Artwork Chosen for Gallery
1/9/2023
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Ƶ High School students Cassie Hall, Laurel Stewart, Astrid Caicedo Martin, Vira Mazda, Ariana Garcia and Daina Leonardo had their artwork chosen for exhibition in the SUNY Suffolk Sagtikos Art gallery.

High School students' artwork was selected for a gallery. Wrestlers Place 3rd at Tournament
1/9/2023
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The Ƶ Boys Wrestling team placed 3rd at the Rocky Gilmore Tournament with 219 points. Liam Knapp and Chris Reddy were champions in their weight classes. Jordan Drago placed 2nd in his weight class.

Ƶ Boys Wrestling placed 3rd at a tournament. IB Graduates Receive Diplomas
1/6/2023
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On January 5, 2023, graduates from Ƶ High School's Class of 2022 returned to receive their International Baccalaureate (IB) diplomas.

High School graduates received IB Diplomas. Mary G. Clarkson Visits the Board of Education
1/6/2023
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Staff members from Mary G. Clarkson School presented to the Ƶ Board of Education about the many ways that the school is addressing the needs of children. Mr. Schecher led students in a musical performance that brought a smile to everyone’s face.

Mary G. Clarkson faculty and students attended the Board of Education meeting. Nutcracker Guards
1/6/2023
Brook Avenue Elementary, Ƶ Home page
First grade students at Brook Avenue School worked with art teacher Mrs. Pigate to create nutcrackers that stood guard at the Winter Showcase.

Brook Avenue students created nutcrackers. Math Strategies
1/5/2023
Gardiner Manor Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Students in Mrs. Brooks' class at Gardiner Manor School are using a variety of multiplication strategies to solve math problems. As part of their learning process, students share their strategies with the class and receive feedback.

Gardiner Manor students are practicing math strategies. Learning the Ukulele
1/5/2023
Fifth Avenue Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Second grade students at Fifth Avenue School started learning how to play the ukulele in music class under the direction music teacher Mrs. Bertolino.

Fifth Avenue students are learning to play the ukulele. Boys Soccer Players Recognized
1/5/2023
Ƶ Home page, Athletics
Members of the Ƶ Boys Varsity Soccer team were recognized with post season awards. Ever Ariel Benitez was named All-Conference. Christopher Diego Anderson and Zakary Fox were named All-League. Matteo Ferrante was named Academic All-County.

Members of the Boys Varsity Soccer team were recognized with post season awards. Cultural Exchange
1/4/2023
Ƶ High School, Ƶ Home page
Members of Peer Support at Ƶ High School welcomed students from a neighboring school district as part of a cultural exchange between the two schools.

High School students participated in a cultural exchange. Light the Night
1/4/2023
Ƶ Middle School, Ƶ Home page
Members of the 8th grade Student Council at Ƶ Middle School took part in the community's annual Light the Night event by volunteering in downtown Ƶ.

Middle School students took part in Light the Night. Grinch Day
1/3/2023
Fifth Avenue Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Students at Fifth Avenue School were all smiles as they celebrated Grinch Day by dressing like citizens of Whoville.

Fifth Avenue students celebrated Grinch Day. Students Celebrate Final Jingle and Mingle
1/3/2023
Gardiner Manor Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Gardiner Manor School hosted a series of "Jingle and Mingle" activities for students in the month of December. The students loved having the opportunity to get to know some of their peers in other grades on activities like working together to build a snowman.

Gardiner Manor students celebrated their last Jingle and Mingle. Holiday STEAM
1/3/2023
Brook Avenue Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Students at Brook Avenue School worked hard during STEAM classes to build parachutes for Santa and create shelves for elves to sit on.

Brook Avenue students completed holiday STEAM activities. UPK Students Perform Winter Show
12/29/2022
Ƶ Home page, Universal Pre-Kindergarten
Students at the Ƶ Pre-Kindergarten Center performed a Winter Show for their families.

UPK students performed a Winter Show. Gardiner Manor Holds Door Decorating Contest
12/29/2022
Gardiner Manor Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Gardiner Manor School held its annual Door Decorating Contest. The students used an online form to vote for their favorite door.

Gardiner Manor held a Door Decorating Contest. The Gift of Reading
12/28/2022
Fifth Avenue Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Fifth Avenue School hosted a program called "The Gift of Reading." Families learned about Book Joy while students enjoyed bedtime stories and chose books to take home.

Fifth Avenue hosted a reading event. Gardiner Manor Hosts Winter Concert
12/28/2022
Gardiner Manor Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Gardiner Manor School hosted a successful Winter Concert. Students worked with Mrs. Umbenhower, Mr. Mendolia and Mr. Kant to prepare the performances for friends and family.

Gardiner Manor hosted a Winter Concert. Harmonaires Carol Around Ƶ
12/28/2022
Ƶ High School, Ƶ Home page
The Ƶ High School Harmonaires visited buildings in the Ƶ to share the joy of the holiday season by singing festive songs.

The Harmonaires performed throughout the Ƶ. High School Students Perform Concerts
12/27/2022
Ƶ High School, Ƶ Home page
Musicians from Ƶ High School performed wonderful Winter Concerts for their families and the community.

Ƶ High School held Winter Concerts. Fifth Avenue Students Perform Holiday Show
12/27/2022
Fifth Avenue Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Second grade students at Fifth Avenue School worked with music teacher Mrs. Bertolino to prepare and perform a Winter Showcase for their friends and families.

Fifth Avenue students performed a Winter Showcase. Gardiner Manor Hosts Holiday Shop
12/27/2022
Gardiner Manor Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Gardiner Manor School's Parent Faculty Association (PFA) organized a fabulous Holiday Shop. Students had the opportunity to buy special gifts for their loved ones. It was great to see students using their mathematical skills to budget their money.

Gardiner Manor hosted a Holiday Shop. Desk Bells
12/23/2022
Fifth Avenue Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Students at Fifth Avenue School learned how to play the song "Jingle Bells" using color-coded desk bells.

Fifth Avenue students created music using bells. South Country Holds Winter Concert
12/23/2022
South Country Elementary, Ƶ Home page
South Country School students put on a wonderful Winter Concert for family and friends.

South Country students performed a concert. Holiday Visitor
12/23/2022
Ƶ Home page, Universal Pre-Kindergarten
The Ƶ Pre-Kindergarten Center had a special visitor to spread cheer before the holiday break.

UPK students had a special visitor. Digital Citizenship
12/22/2022
South Country Elementary, Ƶ Home page
South Country School Librarian, Mrs. Cusack, discussed the importance of digital citizenship with students. Students learned about ways that cyberbullying negatively impacts people’s lives.

South Country students learned about digital citizenship. Making the Holidays Bright
12/22/2022
Fifth Avenue Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Dual language students at Fifth Avenue School worked with Mrs. Glynn to create holiday centerpieces using things found in nature.

Fifth Avenue students created centerpieces. Middle School Hosts Curriculum Fair
12/22/2022
Ƶ Middle School, Ƶ Home page
Recently, Ƶ Middle School hosted its annual curriculum fair for incoming 6th grade families.

The Middle School hosted a Curriculum Fair. Families Visit for Holidays
12/22/2022
Brook Avenue Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Brook Avenue School families visited with students to help with holiday centers and activities.

Brook Avenue families visited for holiday activities. Students Receive Library Cards
12/21/2022
Fifth Avenue Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Students in Ms. Freitas’ & Ms. Obelar’s classes at Fifth Avenue School visited the Ƶ-Brightwaters Library to pick up new library cards and to find their favorite books to read.

Fifth Avenue students received library cards. South Country Hosts Holiday Shop
12/21/2022
South Country Elementary, Ƶ Home page
South Country School’s Parent Faculty Association (PFA) held its annual Holiday Shop in the school cafeteria. Students were given the opportunity to shop for gifts for their loved ones.

South Country held a Holiday Shop. Winter Wonderland
12/21/2022
Mary G. Clarkson Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Mary G. Clarkson School held its annual Winter Wonderland concert celebration. Families were treated to student performances, a beautiful STEAM holiday village, ornamental light displays, and photo opportunities with holiday characters!

Mary G. Clarkson held a Winter Wonderland concert. All-Long Island Girls Volleyball
12/20/2022
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Ƶ Girls Varsity Volleyball player Sophia DeBonis has been selected to Newsday's All-Long Island Girls Volleyball team for 2022.

A Girls Volleyball player received All-Long Island honors. Mission Be
12/20/2022
Mary G. Clarkson Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Representatives from Mission Be visited kindergarten classrooms at Mary G. Clarkson School to discuss mindfulness strategies students can use to practice self care.

Mission Be visited Mary G. Clarkson. Fifth Avenue Hosts Toy Drive
12/20/2022
Fifth Avenue Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Fifth Avenue School Social Worker Ms. Saulters and the Parent Faculty Association (PFA) organized a toy and coat drive for those in need this holiday season.

Fifth Avenue hosted a toy drive. Indoor Recess
12/20/2022
South Country Elementary, Ƶ Home page
When the weather doesn’t allow for outdoor recess, South Country School finds creative ways to get children moving! Students engaged in a building wide “fun run” and showed their appreciation by giving Principal Ms. Grasso high fives as they jogged through the hallways.

South Country held an indoor Creating Bass Lines
12/19/2022
Ƶ High School, Ƶ Home page
Students in Mr. Scher's Music Theory II class at Ƶ High School worked with an online platform to compose and transcribe bass lines.

High School students composed and transcribed music. All-Long Island Boys Volleyball
12/19/2022
Ƶ Home page, Athletics
Ƶ Boys Varsity Volleyball player Nikko Tenedorio has been selected to Newsday's All-Long Island Boys Volleyball team for 2022.

A Boys Volleyball player received All-Long Island honors. Deck the Halls
12/19/2022
Ƶ Middle School, Ƶ Home page
During Advisory, students at Ƶ Middle School worked together to decorate the building's hallways for the holiday season.

Middle School students decorated for the holidays. Ƶ Volleyball Coach Recognized
12/16/2022
Ƶ Home page, Athletics
Ƶ Girls Varsity Volleyball Coach Jamie Soldinger has been named the 2022 League I Coach of the Year.

Ƶ's Girls Varsity Volleyball coach was named Coach of the Year. A Visit to the Met
12/16/2022
Ƶ High School, Ƶ Home page
Students taking Humanities 9 and IB Visual Arts at Ƶ High School visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art to study Ancient Greek pottery and European paintings. The trip was made possible through a grant from the Ƶ Arts Education Fund (BSSAEF).

High School students visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Mary G. Clarkson Hosts Holiday Shop
12/16/2022
Mary G. Clarkson Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Mary G. Clarkson School's Parent Faculty Association (PFA) held its annual holiday shop for students to buy gifts for family and friends. The shoppers were feeling the joy of the holiday season while they browsed for gifts.

Mary G. Clarkson hosted a holiday shop. Continuing to Jingle and Mingle
12/15/2022
Gardiner Manor Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Gardiner Manor School held its second Jingle and Mingle event. During lunch, students were paired up with peers from other classes. There were lots of "getting to know you" conversations and dancing.

Gardiner Manor hosted a second Jingle and Mingle event. Girls Volleyball Players Win Awards
12/15/2022
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Members of the Ƶ Girls Varsity Volleyball team were recognized at a recent dinner where they received awards commemorating their outstanding season.

Girls Volleyball players were recognized with awards. Duck, Duck, Goose
12/15/2022
Brook Avenue Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Members of the Nature Club at Brook Avenue School had fun outside while playing a game of "Duck, Duck, Goose."

Brook Avenue students had fun outside. Ƶ Runner Receives All-Long Island Honors
12/15/2022
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Ƶ Boys Cross Country runner Jake Gogarty was named to Newsday's All-Long Island Boys Cross Country team.

A Boys Cross Country runner received All-Long Island honors. Boys Basketball Players Recognized
12/14/2022
Ƶ Home page, Athletics
Three Ƶ Boys Varsity Basketball team members have been recognized as part of Newsday's Top 100 Boys Basketball Players to Watch. Congratulations to Terrell Adderley, Michael Samuda and Aiden Swinson. ...more info

Three Boys Basketball team members were recognized. Digit Values
12/14/2022
Gardiner Manor Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Mrs. Rathburn's class at Gardiner Manor School reviewed the concept of values of digits in various place value positions, including both whole number and decimal number positions. They compared how the values of the digits change according to the position they are in.

Gardiner Manor students learned about the values of digits. A Visit from Frosty
12/14/2022
Brook Avenue Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Frosty the Snowman came to stay with Mrs. Kelly's class at Brook Avenue School for the whole month of December. He also brought his book with him for students to read and sing along to.

Brook Avenue students had a visit from Frosty the Snowman. Fifth Avenue Hosts Math Night
12/14/2022
Fifth Avenue Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Fifth Avenue School families gathered for a Math Night. It was an informational and interactive night that provided an overview of iReady Math.

Fifth Avenue hosted a Math Night. Soccer Player Receives All-State Honors
12/14/2022
Ƶ Home page, Athletics
Ƶ Girls Varsity Soccer player Evangeline Perdomo has been selected as an All-State Soccer Player.

A Girls Soccer player received All-State honors. Football Player Recognized
12/13/2022
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Ƶ Varsity Football team member Assanti Hall was recognized with All-County honors for his performance during the season.

A Varsity Football player received All-County honors. Milky Way
12/13/2022
Gardiner Manor Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Mrs. Kramer's class at Gardiner Manor School learned about the scientific method. Then, they completed a Milky Way experiment using milk, food coloring, and dish soap.

Gardiner Manor students learned about the scientific method. Brook Avenue Hosts Holiday Shop
12/13/2022
Brook Avenue Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Students had a great time shopping at the Brook Avenue School Holiday Shop, which was made possible by the Parent Faculty Association (PFA).

Brook Avenue hosted a Holiday Shop. Swimmers Recognized
12/13/2022
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Ƶ Swimming and Diving team members Ava DeFranco, Skyler Duke, Avery Van Tassel, Ainsley Duke and Lily Meliere received All-League honors at the Suffolk County Swim Coaches' Awards Dinner.

Members of the Swimming and Diving team were recognized. Hour of Code
12/12/2022
Gardiner Manor Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Gardiner Manor School students worked with computer teacher Mrs. Cox to participate in the Hour of Code along with millions of students all over the world. Computer Science classes provide a foundation for virtually any career and everybody can benefit from learning the basics of coding.

Gardiner Manor students participated in Hour of Code. Gingerbread Hunt
12/12/2022
Mary G. Clarkson Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Students in Mrs. Valdiviezo’s class at Mary G. Clarkson School went on a hunt for the Gingerbread Man that will culminate with students receiving a letter from a family member with an artifact.

Mary G. Clarkson students did a Gingerbread Man hunt. Sixth Graders Perform Concert
12/12/2022
Ƶ Middle School, Ƶ Home page
Ƶ Middle School's Music Department held a 6th grade concert featuring band, choir, and orchestra performances led by Mr. Zec, Mr. Narvaez, and Mrs. Senatore, respectively.

Sixth grade students performed a concert. Fifth Avenue Hosts Holiday Shop
12/12/2022
Fifth Avenue Elementary, Ƶ Home page
At Fifth Avenue School, the Parent Faculty Association (PFA)-sponsored Holiday Shop is up and running. Students enjoy visiting the shop and finding holiday gifts for friends and family members.

Fifth Avenue school is hosting a holiday shop. Students Create Podcasts
12/9/2022
Ƶ Middle School, Ƶ Home page
Students in Mr. Forthmuller's 6th grade classes at Ƶ Middle School created their own podcasts about "enduring issues" using Google Slides and Microsoft Flip.

Middle School students created podcasts. Studying Leaves
12/9/2022
Ƶ Home page, Universal Pre-Kindergarten
Students in Mrs. Lacava's class at the Ƶ Pre-Kindergarten Center used magnifying glasses to investigate leaves and write about their observations.

UPK students studied leaves. Boys Volleyball Players Recognized
12/9/2022
Ƶ Home page, Athletics
Members of the Ƶ Boys Varsity Volleyball team were recognized at the County Awards Dinner. All-County honors were awarded to Will Haspel, Nikko Tenedorio, and Max DeBonis. Nikko Tenedorio was also awarded All-County elite honors. All-County Academic honors were awarded to Will Haspel, Jamie MacEwen, and Zach Rabin. Will Haspel was also recognized with All-County Academic Elite honors.... more info

Boys Volleyball players were recognized at an awards dinner. Book Joy
12/9/2022
Fifth Avenue Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Students and staff at Fifth Avenue School are celebrating "Book Joy." They have been reading picture books and sharing their excitement about books in the hallways of the building.

Fifth Avenue students and staff are sharing their love of reading. Chain Reaction
12/9/2022
Brook Avenue Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Brook Avenue School students learned about chain reactions during STEAM classes and practiced creating their own.

Brook Avenue students learned about chain reactions. Thankful
12/8/2022
Mary G. Clarkson Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Students in Mrs. Bouchard’s 2nd grade class at Mary G. Clarkson School decorated turkeys and wrote short texts about the things they are thankful for in their lives.

Mary G. Clarkson students wrote about things for which they are thankful. Mission Be
12/8/2022
South Country Elementary, Ƶ Home page
South Country School teachers were treated to a presentation by Mission Be, an organization that focuses on mindfulness and self care. Teachers were given strategies to promote social emotional wellness for their students and themselves.

South Country teachers learned mindfulness techniques. Boys Basketball Wins Tournament
12/8/2022
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The Ƶ Boys Varsity Basketball team won the inaugural Barry Ingram Nassau vs. Suffolk Challenge, which celebrated the life of a Ƶ graduate.

The Boys Basketball team won a tournament. Breakfast with Frosty
12/8/2022
Ƶ Home page, Universal Pre-Kindergarten
Families of students in Ƶ's Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) program gathered for Breakfast with Frosty. Member of Ƶ High School's Interact Club volunteered to make the event a success.

UPK families attended Breakfast with Frosty. Advisory Earns Celebratory Breakfast
12/8/2022
Ƶ Middle School, Ƶ Home page
Mrs. Meenan's Advisory period at Ƶ Middle School donated the most to the school's Thanksgiving food drive and earned a special breakfast.

Middle School students earned a special breakfast. Concert Prep Underway
12/7/2022
Ƶ Middle School, Ƶ Home page
Members of the performing arts groups at Ƶ Middle School have been hard at work preparing for their holiday concerts.

Middle School musicians are preparing for concerts. South Country Hosts Math Workshop
12/7/2022
South Country Elementary, Ƶ Home page
South Country School hosted a Math Parent Workshop for families to learn about i-Ready Classroom Mathematics. Presentations provided parents with information about curriculum goals, overviews of lesson structures, and resources to use for supporting students at home.

South Country Hosts Math Workshop Fun for a Cause
12/7/2022
Mary G. Clarkson Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Physical Education teachers at Mary G. Clarkson School organized a “Turkey Trot” prior to Thanksgiving. Students brought in non-perishable food items and then engaged in a fun run to show their gratitude during the holiday season.

Mary G. Clarkson held a Turkey Trot. Brook Avenue Hosts Math Night
12/7/2022
Brook Avenue Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Brook Avenue School students, families and staff came together for a Parent University Math Night. They explored and practiced the importance of talking and thinking about math.

Brook Avenue hosted a math workshop. Ƶ Volleyball Player Named Scholar Athlete
12/7/2022
Ƶ Home page, Athletics
Ƶ Girls Varsity Volleyball player Sophia DeBonis was selected as a News 12 Scholar Athlete for her outstanding performance in the classroom and in athletics. You can view News 12's profile of her here: https://longisland.news12.com/scholar-athlete-sophia-debonis

A Ƶ athlete was selected as a News 12 Scholar Athlete. Jingle and Mingle
12/6/2022
Gardiner Manor Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Gardiner Manor School is celebrating Jingle and mIngle Fridays in December. The first one was a mix-it up with other peers day. Students played a game called "Step Over the Line If.... " The goal of the game was to find others that have things in common or have differences. Then, they did a scavenger hunt activity. Students were randomly assigned to a team, had to select a team leader... more info

Gardiner Manor students participated in Jingle and Mingle. Turkey Hideouts
12/6/2022
Brook Avenue Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Students at Brook Avenue School worked hard during STEAM class to disguise and protect turkeys by using their engineering skills to build turkey hideouts.

Brook Avenue students practiced their engineering skills. Mary G. Clarkson Hosts Math Night
12/6/2022
Mary G. Clarkson Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Mary G. Clarkson School held a Family Math Night to help provide parents with information regarding i-Ready Classroom Mathematics. Several teachers collaborated to provide families with grade-level specific lessons, a number of home resources, and thorough presentations about the new curriculum.

Mary G. Clarkson held a math night for families. Basketball Clinic
12/6/2022
South Country Elementary, Ƶ Home page
South Country School hosted a basketball clinic run by Coach Parham and members of the Varsity Boys Basketball team. Students engaged in skill building drills and fun games in the South Country Gymnasium.

South Country hosted a basketball clinic. Dual Language Celebration
12/6/2022
Ƶ Home page
The Dual Language Parent Faculty Association (PFA) held a holiday celebration for families of students in the dual language program.

Dual language families had a holiday celebration. High School Students Mentor Middle Schoolers
12/5/2022
Ƶ High School, Ƶ Home page
Members of Ƶ High School's Athletes Helping Athletes spent two days working with 7th and 8th grade students and shared inspiring stories about perseverance.

High School athletes visited the Middle School. Girls Soccer Players Recognized
12/5/2022
Ƶ Home page, Athletics
Four Ƶ Girls Varsity Soccer players have been recognized with All-League honors. Congratulations to E. Hood, L. Mendolia, L. Keach and M. LaGiglia. E. Perdomo received her second All-County selection.

Girls Soccer team members were recognized. Students Give Back to Community
12/5/2022
Ƶ Middle School, Ƶ Home page
Members of the Ƶ Middle School's Student Council volunteered to prepare Light the Night kits for the Ƶ Beautification Society. The students divided up into five stations led by the 6th grade student council officers, Kai M., Kathryn P., Emely C., Faith Y., and Natalie C., to construct and package over 100 kits for the Light the Night event on December 11, 2022.

Middle School students did community service. South Country Helps Families in Need
12/5/2022
South Country Elementary, Ƶ Home page
South Country School organized a tremendous fundraiser to help our community members in financial need. Dozens of families were given pies and gift cards prior to Thanksgiving. Social Worker Paola Gonzalez worked tirelessly with staff members to help make this holiday special for families, even during difficult times.

South Country helped families in need. First Thanksgiving
12/2/2022
Fifth Avenue Elementary, Ƶ Home page
First grade students at Fifth Avenue School worked hard with music teacher Mrs. Bertolino to prepare a Thanksgiving show. "The First Thanksgiving" was a flawless performance by the talented performers.

First grade students at Fifth Avenue School worked hard with music teacher Mrs. Bertolino to prepare Thanksgiving Parade
12/2/2022
Mary G. Clarkson Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Mary G. Clarkson School students worked with the STEAM teacher to create a Thanksgiving Day parade simulation.

Mary G. Clarkson students simulated a Thanksgiving Day parade. Students Perform at WinterFest
12/2/2022
Ƶ High School, Ƶ Home page
Students from Brook Avenue School and the Ƶ High School Harmonaires recently performed at the Ƶ Beautification WinterFest.

Students performed at WinterFest. Turkey Bowl
12/2/2022
Ƶ Middle School, Ƶ Home page
Students at Ƶ Middle School took part in a Turkey Bowl during their physical education classes. Students displayed great sportsmanship, perseverance and skill work.

Middle School students took part in a Turkey Bowl. Bee-Bot Parade
12/2/2022
Brook Avenue Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Students at Brook Avenue School created floats in STEAM class and then showcased them during a Bee-Bot parade.

Brook Avenue students created Bee-Bot floats. PFA Hosts Fall Fundraiser
12/2/2022
South Country Elementary, Ƶ Home page
The South Country School Parent Faculty Association (PFA) hosted its annual Fall Fundraiser at Captain Bill’s in Ƶ. Staff and community members came together to celebrate and raise money for the students of South Country School.

Athletics Newsletter - Fall 2022
12/1/2022
Athletics
Catch up on all of the highlights from the Fall 2022 athletics season in the Ƶ Athletics newsletter.    

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12/1/2022
South Country Elementary
Students in Mrs. Olsen’s class at South Country School showed gratitude for one another by writing compliments and offering the “gift of friendship” to their classmates.

South Country students wrote kind messages to classmates. Gardiner Manor Hosts Food Drive
12/1/2022
Gardiner Manor Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Gardiner Manor School hosted a food drive to help families in need at Thanksgiving. Each class was tasked with the goal of bringing in as many food items as possible in order to help bring holiday cheer. Members of the SAVE Promise club helped decorate boxes and pack items to give to families within the Ƶ community.

Gardiner Manor hosted a food drive. Family Feast
12/1/2022
Mary G. Clarkson Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Kindergarten classes at Mary G. Clarkson School hosted family members for Thanksgiving feasts. Guests enjoyed a turkey lunch with pie for dessert!

Mary G. Clarkson hosted a family feast. Brain Dance
11/30/2022
South Country Elementary, Ƶ Home page
South Country School physical education teachers Gina Paolantonio and Kelley Ceravino recently presented to the Board of Education about Brain Dance, a full body exercise that helps bolster healthy brain development. Several South Country School students were in attendance to demonstrate Brain Dance.

South Country teachers and students presented to the Board of Education. Making 10
11/30/2022
Brook Avenue Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Mrs. Camson’s class at Brook Avenue School worked on the strategy of “making 10” using various tools including modeling, math cubes, ten frames, and number bonds.

Brook Avenue students practiced math skills. Mary G. Clarkson Holds Food Drive
11/30/2022
Mary G. Clarkson Elementary
Mary G. Clarkson School held a food drive to help families in need during the holiday season. Yadira Mendez, the school social worker, worked with students and staff to organize the drive and distribute the food to local families.

Mary G. Clarkson held a food drive. Balloons Over Broadway
11/30/2022
Fifth Avenue Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Students at Fifth Avenue School worked with STEAM teacher Mrs. Patrovich on a Thanksgiving STEAM project. The students created floats that were attached to Bee-Bot robots. Coding brought the robots to life for a parade across the stage in the gymnasium.

Fifth Avenue students created Bee-Bot floats. Students Perform Shakespeare
11/30/2022
Ƶ High School, Ƶ Home page
Students in Ms. Dorsa's IB Literature & Performance class at Ƶ High School performed scenes from Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" for an audience that included peers from their class, students from other English classes, teachers and administrators. Students developed their own interpretations of selected scenes, working in groups to make creative choices... more info

High School students performed Shakespeare. Students Join Clubs
11/30/2022
Brook Avenue Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Brook Avenue School students have been participating in after school clubs, including the Board Game Club.

Brook Avenue students join clubs. Learning About Native Americans
11/29/2022
Fifth Avenue Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Students at Fifth Avenue School attended the "Journeys into Native American Territory" workshop, which was sponsored by the Parent Faculty Association (PFA). They learned about Native American communities of the Eastern Woodlands.

Fifth Avenue students learned about Native Americans. Crafty Thanksgiving
11/29/2022
Brook Avenue Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Students in Mrs. Callis and Ms. Kavanagh's class at Brook Avenue School worked on a Thanksgiving craft with family members who visited the classroom.

Brook Avenue students created a Thanksgiving craft. Recycling Program Begins
11/29/2022
Ƶ Middle School, Ƶ Home page
Advisory Ambassadors at Ƶ Middle School, working with Mr. Tomforde, have created a recycling program for the school.

Middle School students created a recycling program. High School Student Named Semifinalist
11/29/2022
Ƶ High School, Ƶ Home page
Ƶ High School senior Michael Beirne has been named a semifinalist for the 2023 Coca-Cola Scholars Program. He is one of 1,557 semifinalists across the country who will now compete for 150 scholarships.

A High School student was named a Coca-Cola Scholars Program semifinalist. Students Recognized as Bucket Fillers
11/29/2022
Brook Avenue Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Brook Avenue School celebrated students who are Bucket Fillers. The students recognized for the Fall were recognized for showing kindness and positivity to others.

Brook Avenue recognized Bucket Fillers. Good Day
11/29/2022
Fifth Avenue Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Students in Mrs. Leinz's class at Fifth Avenue School made text-to-self connections after reading the book Daniel's Good Day. They made creative pictures to reflect their writing.

Fifth Avenue students made text-to-self connections after reading a book. Learning About Veterans
11/28/2022
Fifth Avenue Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Students in second grade at Fifth Avenue School learned about Veterans Day and shared the names and branches of family members who served in the military.

Fifth Avenue students learned about Veterans Day. Footloose
11/28/2022
Ƶ High School, Ƶ Home page
Congratulations to the cast, crew and pit of Footloose! The Ƶ High School Drama Club put on a wonderful production of the hit musical.

The High School Drama Club performed Footloose. Board of Education Recognizes Sailing Team Donation
11/28/2022
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The Ƶ Board of Education recognized and thanked the Mr. & Mrs. Wheeler Charitable Foundation for a $20,000 donation to the Ƶ Varsity Sailing team. The donation will be used to purchase new boats for the team.

The Board of Education accepted a donation for the Sailing team. Thanksgiving Menus
11/28/2022
Gardiner Manor Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Students in Ms. Reidy's class at Gardiner Manor School practiced creating menus for Thanksgiving dinner. They needed to decide how many people to invite, what the menu would consist of, construct a shopping list with costs to ensure everyone gets fed, and calculate the cost of their meal. Students used their math skills of comparing, addition, and multiplication to complete their menus. Then... more info

Gardiner Manor students learned how to create menus. Safety Town
11/23/2022
Brook Avenue Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Brook Avenue School students had fun while learning about safety when they "visited" Safety Town during physical education classes.

Brook Avenue students learned about safety. Author's Purpose
11/23/2022
Fifth Avenue Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Students in Mrs. Yarborough's class learned about "author's purpose." They then worked collaboratively to identify the author's purpose in a book about clouds.

Fifth Avenue students learned about author's purpose. 50 Days of School
11/23/2022
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UPK students in the Ƶ School Ƶ celebrated 50 days of school by dressing up in costumes from the 1950s.

UPK students celebrated 50 days of school. Nature Bracelets
11/23/2022
Brook Avenue Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Members of the Nature Club at Brook Avenue School created nature bracelets with items they collected on school grounds.

Brook Avenue students created nature bracelets. Happy Thanksgiving
11/22/2022
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Dear Ƶ Brightwaters Community, As we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving later this week, I wanted to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to our community. We are fortunate to have exceptional educators and administrators in the Ƶ School Ƶ, who work tirelessly each day to ensure that our students have the best educational experience possible. This work, however,... more info

Happy Thanksgiving Building Towers
11/22/2022
Brook Avenue Elementary
Second grade students at Brook Avenue School built tall towers with paper and then tried to build towers strong enough to hold hardcover books.

Brook Avenue students built towers. Fifth Avenue Collects Food
11/22/2022
Fifth Avenue Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Students and staff at Fifth Avenue School have been collecting donated food items for families in need. Members of the Substitute Teachers Union who work in the building donated gift cards for the food drive.

Fifth Avenue hosted a food drive. Boys XC Competes at Federation Championship
11/22/2022
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The Ƶ Boys Cross Country team placed 6th out of 30 teams at the New York Federation Championships. Runner Jake Gogarty placed 18th and was named All-Federation.

The Boys XC team raced at the Federation Championship. 10 Little Turkeys
11/21/2022
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Students in the Ƶ Pre-Kindergarten Center love combining music and math. They got in the Thanksgiving spirit by singing "10 Little Turkeys" and counting backwards from ten.

UPK students practiced counting while singing. Bee-Bot
11/21/2022
Brook Avenue Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Brook Avenue School students practiced their coding skills in STEAM class by coding Bee-Bots.

Brook Avenue students practiced coding. Presidential Platform
11/21/2022
Ƶ High School, Ƶ Home page
Students in Ms. LiPuma's classes at Ƶ High School created their own platforms for presidential campaigns.

High School students learned about presidential platforms. Positive Affirmations
11/21/2022
Ƶ Middle School, Ƶ Home page
Students at Ƶ Middle School created positive affirmations for themselves and others. They hung them in the hallway for everyone to read.

Middle School students wrote positive affirmations. Fifth Avenue Hosts "Mall"
11/18/2022
Fifth Avenue Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Fifth Avenue School social worker Ms. Saulters and other staff members set up a "mall" at the school to provide families with an opportunity to "shop" for essentials.

Fifth Avenue provided families an opportunity to Learning Internet Safety
11/18/2022
South Country Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Officer Fernandez from the SCPD Community Resource Bureau spoke with 5th grade students at South Country School about the importance of internet safety and forming positive relationships with local law enforcement.

South Country students learned about internet safety. Students Participate in Clubs
11/18/2022
Gardiner Manor Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Clubs are in full swing at Gardiner Manor School, including the Drama Club.

Gardiner Manor students can join clubs. Exploring Law Enforcement
11/18/2022
Ƶ High School, Ƶ Home page
Students in College & Career Prep at Ƶ High School met with Suffolk County Police Department Community Relations Bureau Officer Allison to learn about careers in law enforcement.

High School students learned about careers in law enforcement. Boys XC Competes at States
11/18/2022
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Ƶ Boys Cross Country runner Jake Gogarty placed 11th at the State Championships. The team qualified for the Federation Championships.

Boys XC runners competed at States. Clouds
11/18/2022
Fifth Avenue Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Students in Mrs. Bush's class at Fifth Avenue School learned about different types of clouds and worked collaboratively to create clouds.

Fifth Avenue students learned about clouds. Giving Thanks
11/17/2022
South Country Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Students at South Country School expressed the things they are thankful for as they reflect on the Thanksgiving season.

South Country students expressed thanks. Pizza Party
11/17/2022
Gardiner Manor Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Congratulations to Mrs. Niles' and Mrs. Taracena's class at Gardiner Manor School for earning their pizza party. The students worked as a team to earn a class reward.

Gardiner Manor students earned a pizza party. Teacher Presents at Suffolk Zone
11/17/2022
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Ƶ High School teacher Kathleen Peterson presented at the Suffolk Zone Conference to share her strategies for working with non-English speaking students.

A High School teacher presented at a conference. Learning About Family
11/17/2022
Fifth Avenue Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Students in Mrs. DellaUniversita and Mrs. Slevin's first grade dual language class at Fifth Avenue School learned about family members in English and Spanish. They listened  to the story Abuela and wrote about the members of their families in their writing journals.

Fith Avenue students learned about family members. Rachel's Challenge Visits High School
11/17/2022
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Students at Ƶ High School had the opportunity to attend a presentation by Rachel's Challenge. Created in honor of Columbine victim Rachel Scott, the organization's message focuses on creating change through kindness.

High School students heard from Rachel's Challenge. Musicians Selected for All County
11/16/2022
Ƶ High School, Ƶ Home page
Four Ƶ High School musicians have been selected to participate in the All County Festival. Congratulations to Andrew White, Rocco Ferrandino, Maximo Flores and Catherine Keach.

High School musicians were selected for All County. Bingo!
11/16/2022
Fifth Avenue Elementary, Ƶ Home page
The Fifth Avenue School Parent Faculty Association (PFA) hosted a Bingo night that allowed families, students and staff to come together for an evening of fun competition.

Fifth Avenue hosted a Bingo night. South Country Marks Veterans Day
11/16/2022
South Country Elementary, Ƶ Home page
South Country School staff and students expressed their sincerest appreciation for our nation’s veterans by creating a display thanking them for their service in honor of Veterans Day.

South Country recognized Veterans Day. Multiplication Strategies
11/16/2022
Gardiner Manor Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Students in Ms. Siegler's and Mrs. Pankey's class at Gardiner Manor School shared their favorite strategies for multiplication.

Gardiner Manor students practiced multiplication strategies. Tennis Coach Recognized
11/16/2022
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Ƶ's Girls Varsity Tennis coach Deanna Lamberson has been named the 2022 Tennis Coach of the Year.

Ƶ's Girls Varsity Tennis coach has been named Tennis Coach of the Year. Everyone is Special
11/16/2022
Fifth Avenue Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Fifth Avenue School social worker Ms. Saulters visited students to talk about how special each person is. She read classes the book The Crayon Box That Talked and helped them understand differences.

Fifth Avenue students learned about differences. Holiday Music Prep
11/15/2022
Brook Avenue Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Students at Brook Avenue School are working hard with music teacher Ms. Dowd to learn songs for their holiday showcase.

Students at Brook Avenue School are working hard with music teacher Ms. Dowd to learn songs for thei Artistic Names
11/15/2022
South Country Elementary
South Country School students worked with art teacher Mr. Pfaffe to explore their creativity while drawing their own names.

South Country students explored creativity. Musicians Selected for All State
11/15/2022
Ƶ High School, Athletics
Four Ƶ High School musicians have been selected to participate in the NYSSMA All State Conference in Rochester, New York. Congratulations to Jackson Mendolia, Toni Campos, Andrew White and Isaiah Baston.

High School musicians were selected for All State. Ƶ XC Coach Recognized
11/15/2022
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Ƶ Boys Cross Country Coach Sam Lynch has been named the 2022 Coach of the Year by the Suffolk County Cross Country Coaches.

Ƶ's Cross Country coach was named Cross Country Coach of the Year. Character Traits
11/15/2022
Fifth Avenue Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Students in Ms. McGirr and Ms. Morales' 2nd grade dual language class at Fifth Avenue School read numerous books by author Tomie dePaola. They then learned about character traits while embracing their inner "Big Anthony" and writing about things you should not forget.

Fifth Avenue students learned about character traits. Breakfast with Your Veteran
11/15/2022
Gardiner Manor Elementary, Ƶ Home page
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. Thankful
11/14/2022
Fifth Avenue Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Students at Fifth Avenue School read the book Thankful by Elaine Vickers and then had a chance to meet virtually with the author. Some students practiced their own writing skills by writing reviews of the book.

Thankful Rock and Roll
11/14/2022
South Country Elementary
South Country School students enjoy learning about different types of music. During recent music classes, students learned about the origins of rock and roll music.

Rock and Roll Letter Characteristics
11/14/2022
Brook Avenue Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Students in Mrs. Obloj's kindergarten class at Brook Avenue School participated in a literacy lesson on the characteristics of different letters of the alphabet.

Brook Avenue students had a literacy lesson. Runners Win Awards
11/14/2022
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Members of the Ƶ Boys Cross Country team received All County honors. Congratulations to Jake Gogarty, Peter Bagattine, Anthony Belford and Dylan Beggins (not pictured). Jake Gogarty was also named the 2022 Suffolk XC Runner of the Year.

Cross Country runners received All County honors. Nerd Camp
11/14/2022
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Members of Ƶ's faculty participated in Nerd Camp, including multiple teachers who gave presentations on the best practices they use in their classrooms.

Ƶ faculty members participated in Nerd Camp. Honoring Veterans
11/14/2022
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The Ƶ High School Student Council and adviser Ms. Side created a moving tribute to Ƶ's veterans. The group placed flags on the front lawn of the high school to create a Field of Flags.

High School students created a Field of Flags. Thank You, Veterans
11/11/2022
News of Ƶwide Interest
The Ƶ School Ƶ recognizes and thanks all of the men and women in the Ƶ-Brightwaters community who have served in our Armed Forces. Whether you served in war or in peace, far from home or within the borders of our country, you have the gratitude of all whose freedoms you protected. To learn more about Ƶ graduates who have served in the military, visit the website... more info

Thank You, Veterans Introduction to Coding
11/10/2022
Mary G. Clarkson Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Students in Mrs. Navarra’s STEAM classes at Mary G. Clarkson School were introduced to coding and using computer language. Students used programming cards to write code and program their robots to follow.

Mary G. Clarkson students were introduced to computer language. Middle School Holds Student Conference Day
11/10/2022
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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. Pumpkin Decorating Contest
11/10/2022
Gardiner Manor Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Gardiner Manor School had over 60 entries for the building's annual pumpkin decorating contest.

Gardiner Manor held a pumpkin decorating contest. Free Clothing "Mall"
11/10/2022
Brook Avenue Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Brook Avenue School social worker Ms. Gomera and ENL teacher Ms. Sapia created a free clothing "mall" for families to visit during parent conference days.

Brook Avenue provided free clothing for families. Gymnast Qualifies for States
11/10/2022
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Ƶ gymnast Kennedy Lyden qualified for States on bars and beam, and placed 4th in the Suffolk County Championship.

A Ƶ gymnast qualified for States. Considering Changes in Space
11/10/2022
South Country Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Students at South Country School learned about astronaut Scott Kelly and the things about him that changed after being in space. They then considered why those things may have changed.

South Country students learned about an astronaut. Halloween Circuit
11/9/2022
Mary G. Clarkson Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Physical Education teachers at Mary G. Clarkson School set up a Halloween-themed circuit for students to bolster their physical fitness in a not-too-spooky (but very fun) setting.

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11/9/2022
Ƶ Middle School, Ƶ Home page
Librarian Mrs. Miller recently assisted 6th grade students at Ƶ Middle School as they learned to use Sora, a resource for locating audio and digital books.

Middle School students learned about audio and digital books. Bubble Science
11/9/2022
Gardiner Manor Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Mr. La Ruina's class at Gardiner Manor School learned about sublimation, which is the process of going from a solid to a gas, versus melting, which is going from solid to liquid. Students trapped carbon dioxide gas, from the dry ice, into the bubbles. The bubble solution has glycerin, which allowed them to handle the bubbles with fabric.

Gardiner Manor students learned about sublimation. Boys XC Runner Wins County Championship
11/9/2022
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Ƶ Boys Cross Country team member Jake Gogarty won the Suffolk County Championship.

A Ƶ runner won the County Championship. Haunted Hallways
11/9/2022
Gardiner Manor Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Gardiner Manor School's "Haunted Hallways" was a success. The Parent Faculty Association (PFA) did a beautiful job decorating the cafeteria, and members of the Ƶ High School Drama Club did an amazing job being "spooky."

Gardiner Manor hosted Haunted Hallways. Maker Mats
11/9/2022
Mary G. Clarkson Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Mary G. Clarkson School students shared the projects they created from the building's October Maker Mat.

Mary G. Clarkson students shared projects. Boys Cross Country Wins Division
11/8/2022
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The Ƶ Boys Cross Country team won the Division 1 Championships with a 5K meet at Sunken Meadow Park.

The Boys Cross Country team are Division 1 champions. Drama Program Presents Footloose
11/8/2022
Ƶ High School, Ƶ Home page
The Ƶ High School Drama Club will present a production of Footloose on November 17-19.

The Ƶ High School Drama Club will present a production of Footloose on November 17-19. Sharing a Good Book
11/8/2022
Brook Avenue Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Students in Mrs. Kelly's class at Brook Avenue School utilize shared reading time. After they spend a week reading a book as a class, the book goes into the browsing bin for students to revisit later.

Brook Avenue students shared reading. Playing Games
11/8/2022
Fifth Avenue Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Fifth Avenue School's second grade students worked with Mr. Hudson to learn how to play "street games" during physical education classes.

Fifth Avenue students learned how to play Breakfast for Champions
11/8/2022
News of Ƶwide Interest
On November 2, 2022, Ƶ High School held its first Breakfast for Champions of the 2022-20123 school year. Four times a year, students are recognized for outstanding performance and leadership. Thank you to speaker Julia Hutchinson (BSHS '15) for sharing her story and advice with the students. Congratulations to all of the honorees! Student         ... more info

The High School celebrated Breakfast for Champions. Families Visit to Help with Centers
11/7/2022
Fifth Avenue Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Families of students in Mrs. Heimink and Ms. Suzzi Valli's class at Fifth Avenue School visited to help students with centers.

Fifth Avenue families visited to help with centers. Football Celebrates Seniors
11/7/2022
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The Ƶ Football team held its Senior Day to recognize the students that will be graduating and leaving the team this year. Best of luck to all the seniors!

The Football team celebrated Senior Day. Student Selected for Honor Choir
11/7/2022
Ƶ High School, Ƶ Home page
Ƶ High School student Sia K. has been chosen to represent the school in the 2023 ACDA National High School SSAA Honor Choir in Cincinnati.

A student has been selected for an Honor Choir. Solving Addition Problems
11/7/2022
Brook Avenue Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Students in Mrs. Dromerhauser's class at Brook Avenue School learned how to use math cubes to help solve addition problems.

Brook Avenue students learned how to use math cubes. UPK Hosts Movie Night
11/4/2022
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Families of Ƶ's UPK students attended a fun movie night sponsored by the Parent Faculty Association (PFA).

UPK families attended a movie night. Learning Fire Safety
11/4/2022
Fifth Avenue Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Students at Fifth Avenue School met Mr. Leinz, a firefighter who visited the school to teach them about fire safety and prevention.

Fifth Avenue students learned about fire safety. Fire Safety Circuit
11/4/2022
Mary G. Clarkson Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Students at Mary G. Clarkson School worked on a fire safety circuit arranged by the building's physical education teachers. Students worked on fire safety skills that include crawling under smoke, having an escape plan, stopping, dropping and rolling, using a fireman’s pole, and racing fire trucks to the fire.

Mary G. Clarkson students practiced fire safety in physical education. MVP Staff Members
11/4/2022
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The senior players on the Ƶ Varsity Football team each selected a staff member to recognize for the impact they had on the player's educational journey.

The Varsity Football team recognized staff members. Students Create Musical Trailers
11/4/2022
Ƶ High School, Ƶ Home page
Students in Mr. Scher's Music Theory classes at Ƶ High School worked on creating musical trailers for a movie or TV show with their own original compositions.

High School students created their own compositions in Music Theory. Gardiner Manor Staff Wins Catered Lunch
11/4/2022
Gardiner Manor Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Gardiner Manor School teacher Ms. Keturah Pankey nominated the school for the Catering for Educators contest and won a catered lunch for the staff in the building.

Gardiner Manor won a catered lunch for staff. Students Decorate Pumpkins
11/4/2022
Fifth Avenue Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Fifth Avenue School students participated in a pumpkin decorating contest sponsored by the Parent Faculty Association (PFA). Students voted on their favorites from more than 90 decorated pumpkins.

Fifth Avenue students participated in a pumpkin decorating contest. Monster Bingo
11/4/2022
Brook Avenue Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Brook Avenue School students and families attended a fun "Monster Bingo" event that was organized by the Parent Faculty Association (PFA).

Brook Avenue families attended a bingo event. The Write Way
11/4/2022
Ƶ Middle School, Ƶ Home page
Ƶ Middle School students are able to join The Write Way, the school's creative writing club, to grow their writing abilities and learn to express themselves.

Middle School students can join the creative writing club. Ƶ High School Students Recognized for PSAT Scores
11/4/2022
Ƶ High School, Ƶ Home page
Three students from Ƶ High School have been recognized by the College Board for their scores on the PSAT. Maya Ammar, Toni Campos and William Haspel have been recognized as Commended Students in the National Merit Scholarship Program.

Three Ƶ High School students were recognized for PSAT scores. Halloween Math
11/3/2022
South Country Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Students in Mrs. Balsam's class at South Country School had fun with Halloween-inspired math lessons.

South Country students completed Halloween-inspired math lessons. Fall Cheerleading Celebrates Seniors
11/3/2022
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The Ƶ Fall Cheerleading squad held its Senior Day to recognize the students that will be graduating and leaving the team this year. Best of luck to all the seniors!

Fall Cheerleading held its Senior Day. Mary G. Clarkson Honors Admins
11/3/2022
Mary G. Clarkson Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Mary G. Clarkson School students showed their support for their Principal and Assistant Principal by making posters to demonstrate their appreciation.

Mary G. Clarkson honored their administrators. Picking Pumpkins
11/3/2022
Fifth Avenue Elementary, Ƶ Home page
The Fifth Avenue School Parent Faculty Association (PFA) hosted the annual pumpkin picking event for all of the students in the school. Everyone had lots of fun in the sun searching for the perfect pumpkin!

Fifth Avenue students picked pumpkins. High School Marks Hispanic Heritage Month
11/3/2022
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Ƶ High School marked Hispanic Heritage Month with a poster contest. Students worked collaboratively to create posters about each subject area department.

Ƶ High School marked Hispanic Heritage Month. Pumpkin Decorating Contest
11/3/2022
Brook Avenue Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Students at Brook Avenue School participated in a pumpkin decorating contest sponsored by the Parent Faculty Association (PFA). The designs showed the students' hard work, creativity and attention to detail.

Brook Avenue students decorated pumpkins. Family Centers
11/3/2022
Mary G. Clarkson Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Mrs. Valdiviezo invited family members of her kindergarten students at Mary G. Clarkson School into the classroom to help with Fall centers. Family members helped students work on STEAM related crafts that related to the Fall season.

Mary G. Clarkson families visited to help with Fall centers. Decorating Contest
11/3/2022
South Country Elementary, Ƶ Home page
South Country School students participated in a pumpkin decorating contest to celebrate the Halloween season. Students were given a number of tokens to allow them to vote for their favorite pumpkins.

South Country students decorated pumpkins. Students Perform Showcase
11/3/2022
Brook Avenue Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Brook Avenue School students, led by music teacher Ms. Dowd, performed a Fall showcase for their friends and families.

Brook Avenue students performed a Fall showcase. Engineer Spiders
11/2/2022
Mary G. Clarkson Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Students in Ms. Navarra’s STEAM classes at Mary G. Clarkson School learned that spiders are some of the most talented engineers in nature. Students added bases and beams to build a segmented web bridge to cross the gap.

Mary G. Clarkson students learned about spiders as engineers. High School Celebrates Halloween
11/2/2022
Ƶ High School, Ƶ Home page
The students and staff at Ƶ High School celebrated Halloween with fun costumes and a costume contest.

The High School celebrated Halloween. Bubble Lab
11/2/2022
Ƶ Middle School, Ƶ Home page
Students in Ms. Gerakinis' science classes at Ƶ Middle School completed a "bubble lab." They gathered qualitative and quantitative observations by blowing bubbles of 3 different soap solutions, testing to see which solution created the largest bubble.

Middle School students completed a bubble lab. Halloween on Display
11/2/2022
Fifth Avenue Elementary, Ƶ Home page
The students at Fifth Avenue School had a great time celebrating Halloween. They dressed up in costumes and paraded around the school grounds.

Fifth Avenue hosted a costume parade. Hands-on Math
11/2/2022
South Country Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Students in Ms. Calta’s class at South Country School had fun learning with math manipulatives. Using hands-on learning techniques helps students cultivate deeper conceptual understanding of mathematical concepts.

South Country students learned math with manipulatives. Google Learning
11/2/2022
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Members of the Ƶ Digital Learning and Innovation team recently had the opportunity to visit Google's offices in New York City for a day of learning and sharing with the Google for Edu team.

Ƶ staff members visited Google for a learning session. UPK Celebrates Halloween
11/2/2022
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The Ƶ Pre-Kindergarten Center celebrated Halloween with a costume parade. The students voted on which costumes their teachers should wear.

Ƶ UPK students had a costume parade. Red Ribbon Week
11/2/2022
Fifth Avenue Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Fifth Avenue School students and staff celebrated Red Ribbon Week with special themes for each day, including a day that reminded them they are "Too Bright for Drugs."

Fifth Avenue celebrated Red Ribbon Week. Middle School Celebrates Halloween
11/2/2022
Ƶ Middle School, Ƶ Home page
The students and staff at Ƶ Middle School celebrated Halloween with creative costumes.

Middle School students and staff celebrated Halloween. Breeze Buddies
11/2/2022
Brook Avenue Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Students in Mrs. Arena's kindergarten class at Brook Avenue School know that you can use tools to help with scientific observations. They used "breeze buddies" to help determine how windy it was during a recent outdoor lesson.

Brook Avenue students completed scientific observations. Picking Pumpkins
11/1/2022
Mary G. Clarkson Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Students at Mary G. Clarkson School picked pumpkins from the building's very own pumpkin patch! Students picked pumpkins as a way to celebrate the fall season and appreciate nature.

Mary G. Clarkson students picked pumpkins. Battle of the Teams
11/1/2022
Ƶ Middle School, Ƶ Home page
Where can you find games, races and teamwork all in one night? The Ƶ Middle School Battle of the 6th Grade Teams! Teams of students gathered in the Middle School gym for the annual contest for grade-level bragging rights.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1DzYCdUCB7olCsKuJNngYS_TglU1qjnD6/view?usp=share_link Pumpkin Patch
11/1/2022
Brook Avenue Elementary, Ƶ Home page
The Brook Avenue School Parent Faculty Association (PFA) brought a pumpkin patch to the school. Each student was able to select a pumpkin to bring home.

Brook Avenue students picked pumpkins. Steady Beat
11/1/2022
Fifth Avenue Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Fifth Avenue School students worked with music teacher Mrs. Bertolino to learn about keeping a steady beat.

Fifth Avenue students learned about keeping a steady beat. Raising Awareness
11/1/2022
Ƶ Middle School, Ƶ Home page
The Ƶ Middle School Field Hockey team held a special game to raise awareness and funds for individuals battling breast cancer.

The Middle School Field Hockey team held a breast cancer game. Rehearsing New Songs
11/1/2022
South Country Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Students in South Country School’s 4th grade Choir rehearsed new songs with the guidance of Ms. Scalise. Students practiced refining their pitch and tightening their rhythms all while learning new lyrics and melodies.

South Country students practiced choir songs. Mary G. Clarkson Celebrates Hispanic Heritage
11/1/2022
Mary G. Clarkson Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Mary G. Clarkson School hosted an assembly to commemorate Hispanic Heritage Month. Students from Ƶ High School’s Harmonaires treated Mary G. Clarkson’s students and staff to wonderful performances and interactive activities.

Mary G. Clarkson celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month. Student Wins Bookmark Contest
11/1/2022
Gardiner Manor Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Gardiner Manor School student Veronica DeSimone won the 4th grade category in this year's Ƶ Brightwaters Public Library bookmark contest.

A Gardiner Manor student won a bookmark contest. Caught Being Good
11/1/2022
Brook Avenue Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Students in Mrs. Kelly's class at Brook Avenue School are encouraged to exhibit positive behaviors through the awarding of "Caught Being Good" certificates.

Students in Mrs. Kelly's class at Brook Avenue School are encouraged to exhibit positive behaviors t Middle School Hosts Scholar Shirt Day
10/31/2022
Ƶ Middle School, Ƶ Home page
The Ƶ Middle School Guidance department kicked off its college awareness initiative by hosting their annual 6th Grade Scholar Shirt Day, an important Guidance tradition for almost 20 years. Students and their teachers received a variety of colorful college t-shirts to be worn during a rally in the Middle School auditorium. Students were also introduced to the Naviance Program, a personal... more info

The Middle School held the annual Scholar Shirt Day. A Visit from Red
10/31/2022
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Students in Mrs. Kelly's class at Brook Avenue School had a visit from the Fraggle Rock character Red while they learned about the color red.

Brook Avenue students learned about the color red. Raising Awareness
10/31/2022
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Students and staff at Ƶ Middle School wore pink to raise awareness for individuals battling breast cancer.

Middle School students and staff wore pink for breast cancer awareness. Swim Team Cleans Up
10/31/2022
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Members of the Ƶ/Brentwood Swimming and Diving team helped clean up a beach.

The Swimming and Diving team cleaned up a beach. Creepy Stories
10/31/2022
Fifth Avenue Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Students in Mrs. Heimink and Ms. Suzzi Valli's class at Fifth Avenue School created creepy stories using carrots with speech and thought bubbles.

Fifth Avenue students created creepy stories. Leaning Tower of Feetza
10/31/2022
South Country Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Mr. Cruickshank's students at South Country School took part in a fun science experiment. Students were asked to build a tower that would remain standing using their sneakers. The children worked together to discuss the position of the different sneakers to see if it would remain upright.

South Country students did a science experiment. Autumn Favorites
10/28/2022
Brook Avenue Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Students in Mrs. Kelly's class at Brook Avenue School watched a video about autumn and brainstormed their favorite things about the season.

Brook Avenue students learned about autumn. Learning About Rules
10/28/2022
Gardiner Manor Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Mr. Brown and Mrs. Tejada continue to visit classes at Gardiner Manor School to read a book about rules and discuss the importance of following rules. The students shared the different rules that keep them safe on the playground, on the bus, and in many other places.

Gardiner Manor students learned about rules. Learning About the Senses
10/28/2022
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Ƶ's UPK students learned about the five senses then practiced with a game of "I Spy."

UPK students learned about the five senses. Gymnastics Celebrates Seniors
10/28/2022
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The Ƶ Girls Gymnastics team held its Senior Day to recognize the student that will be graduating and leaving the team this year. Best of luck!

The Girls Gymnastics team held its senior night. Celebrating Unity Day
10/28/2022
Fifth Avenue Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Students and staff at Fifth Avenue School celebrated Unity Day by wearing orange. They discussed being kind and appreciating each person's uniqueness.

Fifth Avenue celebrated Unity Day. Art Outdoors
10/28/2022
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Mr. Rossi's art students at Ƶ Middle School brought their classroom outdoors and drew inspiration for their artwork from their surroundings.

Middle School students attended art class outside. Visiting the Heckscher Museum
10/28/2022
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Students in the IB Visual Arts classes at Ƶ High School visited the Heckscher Museum to view the Long Island Biennial. They spent the day analyzing and creating art.

High School students visited the Heckscher Museum. Staff Attends Long Island Tech Summit
10/28/2022
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Members of the Ƶ School Ƶ Digital Learning and Innovation team attended the Long Island Tech Summit. They did a presentation to share what Ƶ's math teachers are implementing in the classroom.

Ƶ staff members attended the LI Tech Summit. Students Meet Bilingual Author
10/27/2022
Gardiner Manor Elementary, Ƶ Home page
At the beginning of October, Gardiner Manor School students met the notable bilingual author Adriana Dever, who shared her story about coming to the United States from the Dominican Republic and taught students some fantastic guaguancó dance moves. After the assembly, Mrs. Reidy and Ms. Swanson’s class wrote her a thank you letter that included more questions from students. Ms. Devers... more info

Gardiner Manor students met a bilingual author. Improving Communication
10/27/2022
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Mrs. Bausch led a professional development session for Brook Avenue School teachers to learn how to effectively communicate with parents in Spanish.

Brook Avenue teachers learned about communicating in Spanish. Mentoring Group Holds Meeting
10/27/2022
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The Ƶ Middle School Mentoring Program held their October meeting. Mentors and mentees worked together to decorate pumpkins for fall.

Middle School mentors and mentees decorated pumpkins. Setting Goals
10/27/2022
Fifth Avenue Elementary, Ƶ Home page
The leadership team at Fifth Avenue School worked collaboratively to discuss new ideas and goals for the school year.

Fifth Avenue's leadership team met to discuss goals. Mystery Science
10/27/2022
Mary G. Clarkson Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Ms. Jones' students at Mary G. Clarkson School completed a "Mystery Science" activity to create a hat.

Mary G. Clarkson students created hats. Scholars of the Month
10/27/2022
Gardiner Manor Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Each month, Gardiner Manor School recognizes Scholars of the Month. These scholars are selected for being role models for their classmates. They exhibit good citizenship and responsibility and are hard workers. Congratulations to the scholars selected for September!

Gardiner Manor recognized Scholars of the Month. School Words
10/27/2022
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Mrs. Kelly's students at Brook Avenue School practiced picture word labeling during a school words unit.

Brook Avenue students practiced word labeling. School Words
10/27/2022
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Mrs. Kelly's students at Brook Avenue School practiced picture word labeling during a school words unit.

Brook Avenue students practiced word labeling. Did You Ever See
10/26/2022
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Mrs. Arena's kindergarten students at Brook Avenue School learned about the routine for literacy centers using the poem "Did You Ever See?"

Brook Avenue students learned about literacy centers. Field Hockey Raises Funds for Scholarship
10/26/2022
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The Ƶ Varsity Field Hockey team hosted a breast cancer awareness game and raised money for the Marianne Syrett scholarship.

The Field Hockey team held a breast cancer awareness game. Decorating for Halloween
10/26/2022
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While parents attended the Fifth Avenue School Parent Faculty Association (PFA) meeting, students painted the school's hallways for Halloween.

Fifth Avenue students decorated the hallways. Touchdown!
10/26/2022
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Mr. Lynch's Physical Education students at Ƶ Middle School played flag football during recent class sessions.

Middle School students played flag football. Gardiner Manor Hosts Social
10/26/2022
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Gardiner Manor School hosted a social for fourth grade students to meet and greet their peers from other classes.

Gardiner Manor hosted a social event for 4th grade students. Garden Club Welcomes Guest Reader
10/26/2022
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The Fifth Avenue School Garden Club had a special visitor who read a story to the club members.

Fifth Avenue students had a guest reader. Boys XC Celebrates Seniors
10/26/2022
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The Ƶ Boys Cross Country team held its Senior Day to recognize the students that will be graduating and leaving the team this year. Best of luck to all the seniors!

The Boys Cross Country team held Senior Day. Exploring Zero
10/26/2022
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Students in Mrs. Mendoza and Mrs. Martinez' dual language class at Brook Avenue School explored the concept of zero in comparison to the numbers 1-5 through "representations."

Brook Avenue students explored the concept of zero. Northwell Health Event
10/26/2022
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Northwell Health is hosting an event to share healthy habits for families.      

Northwell Health is hosting an event to share healthy habits for families. Greater or Less
10/25/2022
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Students in Mrs. Neugebauer's kindergarten class at Brook Avenue School learned about the concepts of "greater" and "less" using various strategies.

Brook Avenue students learned about values. High School Students Perform for Young Students
10/25/2022
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The Ƶ High School Harmonaires recently visited Fifth Avenue School to perform the story "Paletero Man" for students.

The Harmonaires performed at Fifth Avenue. Boys XC Successful at Invitational
10/25/2022
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The Ƶ Boys Cross Country team recently participated in the Nassau Coaches Invitational. Fourteen Ƶ athletes medaled, including Jake Gogarty, who had the fastest meet time, and Jeb Belford, who had the 5th fastest meet time.

The Boys Cross Country team participated in the Nassau Coaches Invitational. Students Welcome Guest Reader
10/25/2022
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Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Curriculum Dr. Outlaw was a guest reader in Mrs. Morales’ first grade class at Mary G. Clarkson School. In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, she read students a bilingual story called Abuela as they made connections to their own families.

Mary G. Clarkson students welcomed a guest reader. Literacy PD
10/25/2022
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Literacy coach Jean DeLucca led the faculty at Brook Avenue School through a professional development session on literacy during a recent meeting.

Brook Avenue teachers received professional development. Students Win Bookmark Contest
10/25/2022
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Fifth Avenue School students Christian Brengel and Karan Pahuja won the kindergarten and 2nd grade categories in this year's Ƶ Brightwaters Public Library bookmark contest.

Fifth Avenue students won a bookmark contest. Gardiner Manor Hosts Book Fair
10/25/2022
News of Ƶwide Interest
Students at Gardiner Manor School recently visited the Scholastic Book Fair. Thanks to the Parent Faculty Association (PFA), each student left the book fair with at least one book.

Gardiner Manor hosted a book fair. Recess Guest
10/25/2022
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Ƶ Middle School students had a visit from Ƶ graduate SCPD Officer Allison, who played football with the students at recess.

A Ƶ graduate visited the Middle School. Celebrating Hispanic Heritage
10/24/2022
Fifth Avenue Elementary, Ƶ Home page
The students, staff and families of Fifth Avenue School celebrated the culture and traditions of Hispanic Americans for Hispanic Heritage Month.

Fifth Avenue celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month. Students Visit Fire Department
10/24/2022
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Students from Brook Avenue School visited the Ƶ Fire Department for the school's annual Fire Safety Field Trip.

Brook Avenue students visited the fire department. Fire Department Visits Mary G. Clarkson
10/24/2022
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Students at Mary G. Clarkson School were treated to a visit by members of the Ƶ Fire Department. Students learned about fire safety and had a chance to tour the Fire Truck.

The fire department visited Mary G. Clarkson. Assemblyman Ramos Visits UPK
10/24/2022
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New York State Assemblyman Phil Ramos recently visited the Ƶ Pre-Kindergarten Center to spend time with students for Hispanic Heritage Month.

Assemblyman Ramos visited the Pre-Kindergarten Center. Girls Volleyball Celebrates Seniors
10/24/2022
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The Ƶ Girls Varsity Volleyball team held its Senior Day to recognize the students that will be graduating and leaving the team this year. Best of luck to all the seniors!

Girls Volleyball held a Senior Night. Middle School Students Learn About Live-brary
10/24/2022
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Ƶ Middle School librarian Mrs. Miller conducted an orientation with Mrs. Mayott's ELA class to help the students learn about Live-brary. Students may use this website to access extra help with their academic classes and check out the latest eBooks and Audiobooks using their Chromebooks.

Middle School students learned about Live-brary. Students Research Countries
10/24/2022
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Fifth Avenue School teachers Mrs. McGirr, Mrs. Morales and Ms. Obelar helped students in the second grade Dual Language class research Spanish-speaking countries and create informational posters.

Fifth Avenue students learned about countries. Talking Sticks
10/21/2022
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Students at Brook Avenue School created their own Secatogue Talking Sticks.

Brook Avenue students created talking sticks. Girls Tennis Celebrates Seniors
10/21/2022
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The Ƶ Girls Varsity Tennis team held its Senior Day to recognize the students that will be graduating and leaving the team this year. Best of luck to all the seniors!

The Girls Varsity Tennis team celebrated Senior Day. Learning About Justice Sotomayor
10/21/2022
Gardiner Manor Elementary, Ƶ Home page
During Library at Gardiner Manor School, Mrs. Moss engaged 5th graders in an interactive read-aloud about Sonia Sotomayor's path to becoming a Supreme Court Justice. After listening to the text, the students answered multiple choice and True/False questions about Justice Sotomayor's life.

Gardiner Manor students learned about a Supreme Court Justice. Finding Rhythm
10/21/2022
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Fourth grade students at South Country School practiced rhythm and synchronization during recent drum lessons.

South Country students participated in a drum lesson. Mary G. Clarkson held a playdate for students.
10/21/2022
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The Mary G. Clarkson Parent Faculty Association (PFA) sponsored a playdate for students to have the opportunity to get to know each other better through games and activities.

Mary G. Clarkson held a playdate for students. UPK Students Welcome Guest Reader
10/21/2022
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Students at Ƶ's Pre-Kindergarten Center welcomed a special guest reader for Hispanic Heritage Month.

UPK students had a guest reader. Gardiner Manor Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
10/21/2022
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Students at Gardiner Manor School learned about many Hispanic leaders who have made outstanding achievements within the United States. To commemorate the end of Hispanic Heritage Month, a Mariachi band named "Fiesta Mexicana" serenaded students with famous Mariachi songs like "La Bamba," "Mexico Lindo y Querido," and "Pollito Pio." Teachers and students... more info

Gardiner Manor celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month. Visitors from Across the Ocean
10/21/2022
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The Ƶ High School International Baccalaureate (IB) program had special visitors from Denmark. Students from Sct. Knuds in Odense, Denmark, visited as part of a cultural exchange. They lived with families in the community, attended classes at the high school and took part in other activities with Ƶ students, including a visit to Fire Island. Ƶ IB students will visit Denmark... more info

The High School IB program welcomed visitors from Denmark. Bus Safety Week
10/21/2022
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The week of October 17-21, 2022, was School Bus Safety Week. Ƶ Superintendent Dr. Steven J. Maloney met with representatives from Suffolk Transportation. After receiving an update on safety protocols the company follows when transportating Ƶ's students, Dr. Maloney took part in a pre-run check of a school bus before taking a turn behind the wheel.

Superintendent Dr. Steven J. Maloney met with Suffolk Transportation for Bus Safety Week. Mindfulness
10/20/2022
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Kindergarten students at Brook Avenue School learned about mindfulness during sessions with Mission Be.

Brook Avenue students learned about mindfulness. Field Hockey Raises Awareness
10/20/2022
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The Ƶ Varsity Field Hockey team hosted Morgan's Message at a recent game to raise awareness about mental health issues.

The Ƶ Field Hockey team raised awareness about mental health. Respect Pledge
10/20/2022
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Gardiner Manor School Principal Mr. Brown and Assistant Principal Ms. Tejada read a book about rules to Ms. Kramer and Mr. Kennedy's class. Then, the students recited their classroom Pledge of Respect.

Gardiner Manor students recited the Pledge of Respect. UPK Celebrates Hispanic Heritage
10/20/2022
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Students at the Ƶ Pre-Kindergarten Center celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month with a parade around the school grounds. They wore traditional dress and waved flags from various countries as they marched past staff and family members. After the parade, teachers performed for the students.

UPK students celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month. Discovery Density
10/20/2022
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Mr. Slutsky and Ms. Mojica's science students at Ƶ Middle School used bowling balls and a tank of water to learn about density.

Middle School students learned about density. Fun on Wheels
10/20/2022
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As part of South Country School’s “Wheels” unit, Physical Education teachers help students learn the basics of bike riding and skateboarding while sharing the importance of safety.

South Country students practiced riding bikes and skateboards. Volleyball Player Sets Record
10/20/2022
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Ƶ Girls Varsity Volleyball player Sophia DeBonis set a new school record with 1,700 career assists.

A Girls Volleyball team member set a new school record for assists. Ƶ Student Recognized by Newsday
10/20/2022
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Ƶ High School student Rainer Pasca has been recognized by Newsday as a Long Island Scholar Artist in the area of Theater for the 2022-2023 school year. Rainer was one of only 20 students on Long Island selected to receive this honor. A profile of him ran in a recent print issue of Newsday and is also available online at... more info

A High School student was recognized by Newsday. Exercising Outside
10/20/2022
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Students in Mr. Rizzo, Mrs. Schomberg and Mrs. Wong's Physical Education classes at Brook Avenue School had the chance to participate in outdoor classes.

Brook Avenue students had physical education outside. Visiting the Lighthouse
10/19/2022
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Fifth Avenue School students visited the Fire Island Lighthouse. They saw sea mammals and other wildlife during a nature walk.

Fifth Avenue School students visited the Fire Island Lighthouse. Learning About the Seasons
10/19/2022
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Mrs. Sypher and Mrs. Neugebauer's students at Brook Avenue School learned about the characteristics of the seasons with connections to their birth months.

Brook Avenue students learned about the seasons. Partner Math
10/19/2022
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Students in Mrs. Owen's class at Gardiner Manor School engaged in partner talk during math class. They discussed math problems and explained their answers.

Students in Mrs. Owen's class at Gardiner Manor School engaged in partner talk during math class. Th Girls Volleyball Raises Funds
10/19/2022
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The Ƶ Girls Varsity Volleyball team played a special "Dig Pink" game to raise awareness about individuals fighting breast cancer. They raised $1,500 for the Side Out Foundation.

The Girls Volleyball team raised money for breast cancer. Puzzle Challenge
10/19/2022
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Students in Mrs. Calta’s class at South Country School earned the Puzzle Challenge for good behavior. While having fun, they learned about the importance of teamwork.

South Country students earned a Puzzle Challenge. Manipulating Math
10/19/2022
Gardiner Manor Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Students in Mrs. Niles and Ms.Taracena's class at Gardiner Manor School had fun using manipulatives during math. They built a model, wrote the problem and solved the problem.

Gardiner Manor students used manipulatives during math. Sweet Event
10/19/2022
Mary G. Clarkson Elementary, Ƶ Home page
The Mary G. Clarkson Parent Faculty Association (PFA) recently hosted a fundraiser at Coyle’s Ice Cream Parlor. Sweet treats and fun were enjoyed by all!

The Mary G. Clarkson PFA held a fundraiser at Coyles. Social Studies Updates
10/19/2022
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Ƶ Social Studies Director Mrs. Padilla recently visited with teachers at Fifth Avenue School. She talked about curriculum and delivered text sets and resources.

Fifth Avenue teacers met about Social Studies. Poem Centers
10/18/2022
Brook Avenue Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Mrs. Kelly's students at Brook Avenue School worked collaboratively to put the weekly shared reading poem in the correct order.

Brook Avenue students built a shared reading poem. Learning About Genres
10/18/2022
South Country Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Mrs. Balsam's students at South Country School used Chromebooks to create videos explaining the genre of picture books.

South Country students created videos about picture books. Still Life
10/18/2022
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Students in Mr. Rossi's art classes at Ƶ Middle School worked on still life drawings.

Middle School students created still life drawings. Boys XC Teams Wins Meet
10/18/2022
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The Ƶ Boys Cross Country team won the Manhattan Invitational with a team average time of 14:00 for 2.5 miles.

Boys XC Teams Wins Meet Learning About Water
10/18/2022
Gardiner Manor Elementary, Ƶ Home page
During a science lab, students in Mrs. Jackson's class at Gardiner Manor School explored how much fresh water there is on earth. They discovered that because there is very little fresh water, it is important to protect it.

Gardiner Manor students learned about fresh water. Trash to Treasure
10/18/2022
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Fifth Avenue School students learned how to turn "trash" into treasures like a dinosaur, fire pit or magic wand during STEAM classes.

Fifth Avenue students participated in STEAM classes. Learning Healthy Habits
10/17/2022
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Dr. Moody visited students in Mrs. Mott's class at Fifth Avenue School to share how they can build healthy habits.

Fifth Avenue students learned about healthy habits. Boys XC Team Wins Coaches Invite
10/17/2022
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The Ƶ Boys Cross Country team won the Varsity B race at the Suffolk Coaches Invite. Runners Jake Gogarty and Peter Bagattine also placed individually.

The Boys Cross Country team won a meet. Building Towers
10/17/2022
Brook Avenue Elementary, Ƶ Home page
During STEAM classes at Brook Avenue School, students worked together to build towers that utilize cross sections for stability.

Brook Avenue students worked together to build towers. Ordering Numbers
10/17/2022
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Mrs. Balsam's students at South Country School compared 25 6-digit numbers and placed them in order from least to greatest.

Ordering Numbers Ƶ Swimmer Sets Record
10/17/2022
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Ƶ Swimming and Diving team member Skyler Duke broke the Ƶ High School record in the 50 freestyle with a time of 25.81.

A Ƶ swimmer set a school record. Building Names
10/17/2022
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Students at Fifth Avenue School worked with different objects during STEAM classes as they practiced spelling their names.

Fifth Avenue students practiced spelling their names. Making Applesauce
10/14/2022
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Students in Mrs. Lentini's class at Fifth Avenue School learned about apples and then made their own applesauce.

Fifth Avenue students made their own applesauce. Ƶ Runner Sets School Record
10/14/2022
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Ƶ Boys Cross Country runner Jake Gogarty set a new Ƶ School Ƶ record for the Boys 5K with a time of 15:55.19.

A Ƶ runner set a new school record. Student Portal Lesson
10/14/2022
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Ƶ Middle School students worked with Digital Learning Specialist Mr. Lane to learn how to navigate the student portal section of ICampus.

Middle School students learned to use student portal. Building Nests
10/14/2022
Brook Avenue Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Students in Mrs. Arena's class at Brook Avenue School learned that baby birds are born in spring so they can grow strong enough to survive winter. The students then built their own replica bird nests.

Brook Avenue students learned about birds. UPK Hosts Family Engagement Session
10/14/2022
Universal Pre-Kindergarten
Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) families attended the "Welcome to School" session of the Ƶ's Family Engagement Program. They learned about the school system and how to support their children's learning.

UPK families attended a Family Engagement session. Dual Language Welcomes Guest Reader
10/14/2022
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First grade Dual Language students at Fifth Avenue School welcomed Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Curriculum Dr. Outlaw as a guest reader. Dr. Outlaw read the class Has Uenado una Cubeta Hoy/Have You Filled a Bucket Today.

Fifth Avenue students welcomed a guest reader. BSHS Holds August Graduation
10/14/2022
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Congratulations to the Ƶ High School Class of 2022 August graduates! The students who completed the requirements to graduate received their diplomas in a special ceremony.

Ƶ High School held a graduation ceremony. Fun on the Playground
10/13/2022
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Students in Ƶ's Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) program enjoy playing outside on the playground equipment together.

UPK students played on the playground. Learning About Archaeology
10/13/2022
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Students in Mrs. Attisani's Social Studies classes at Ƶ Middle School learned about archaeology.

Middle School students learned about archaeology. Sharing Literacy
10/13/2022
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Mrs. Shivak's students at Fifth Avenue School learned that author Laura Numeroff is building a library for Malawi, Africa, which does not currently have one. The students discussed their favorite books and sent a box of them for the library.

Fifth Avenue students sent books for a library in Malawi. Girls Volleyball Raises Awareness About Mental Health
10/13/2022
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The Ƶ Varsity Girls Volleyball team hosted a game to raise awareness for mental health issues and the Morgan's Mission organization.

Girls Volleyball Raises Awareness About Mental Health Connecting Equations
10/13/2022
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Students in Mr. Pasha's class at Brook Avenue School learned to connect equations by modeling and counting using math tools.

Brook Avenue students learned to connect equations. Boys Volleyball Wins Tourney
10/13/2022
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The Ƶ Varsity Boys Volleyball team won the recent Sachem Volleyball Tournament.

Boys Volleyball Wins Tourney Sweet Treats
10/13/2022
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Fifth Avenue School families attended an ice cream fundraiser where staff helped to dish out sweet treats.

Fifth Avenue families attended an ice cream fundraiser. Fifth Avenue Hosts Book Fair
10/12/2022
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Students at Fifth Avenue School had a great time browsing the shelves at the book fair.

Fifth Avenue hosted a book fair. Exploring AI
10/12/2022
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Students in Mr. Masino's computer science classes at Ƶ High School explored the program DALL-E, which is an AI generator tool.

High School students worked with AI. Celebrating Hispanic Heritage
10/12/2022
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Ƶ Middle School teachers Mrs. Mercado and Ms. Browne created a display window to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.

Middle School teachers created a window display. Girls Soccer Raises Awareness
10/12/2022
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The Ƶ Varsity Girls Soccer team held its annual "Kicks for Cancer" awareness game. The game helped to raise awareness about the battle against breast cancer.

The Girls Soccer team hosted a Teamwork in STEAM
10/12/2022
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Brook Avenue School students used teamwork during STEAM classes to learn about stability and surface area.

Update on Safety Alert
10/11/2022
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10/11/2022
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A Ƶ Varsity Field Hockey player has been recognized by Newsday as one of the Top 50 players to watch this season. Congratulations to Jordyn Wolff!

Field Hockey Player Recognized Middle School Hosts Book Fair
10/11/2022
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Students at Ƶ Middle School had a great time browsing the shelves at the book fair.

The Middle School hosted a book fair. Students Start Clubs
10/11/2022
Fifth Avenue Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Students at Fifth Avenue School began participating in this year's before school clubs, which include clubs for gardening, chess and origami.

Fifth Avenue students participate in clubs. Start with Hello
10/11/2022
Gardiner Manor Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Gardiner Manor School students and staff celebrated Start with Hello Week by having a spirit week with a different theme for each day.

Gardiner Manor celebrated Start with Hello Week. Letter Sequencing
10/11/2022
Brook Avenue Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Students at Brook Avenue School used bubble wrap to sequence the letters in their names.

Brook Avenue students practiced sequencing letters. Origin Stories
10/11/2022
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Humanities students at Ƶ High School studied the origin stories of ancient civilizations. They worked collaboratively to draw the stories using pictographs.

High School students studied origin stories of ancient civilizations. Math Games
10/7/2022
Gardiner Manor Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Mrs. Reidy's students at Gardiner Manor School used a game to practice their math skills. They answered questions on their Chromebooks about place values and watched their scores increase with each correct answer.

Gardiner Manor students practiced math skills. Exploring Science Careers
10/7/2022
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Students at Ƶ Middle School learned about different careers in science and wrote about the ones they may want to pursue in the future.

Middle School students learned about science careers. Boys Volleyball Players Recognized
10/7/2022
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Ƶ Varsity Boys Volleyball players have been recognized by Newsday as two of the Top 50 players to watch this season. Congratulations to Max DeBonis and Nikko Tenedorio! ...more info

Two Varsity Boys Volleyball players were recognized by Newsday. Fifth Avenue Hosts Open House
10/7/2022
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Teachers and staff welcomed families to Fifth Avenue School for Open House. Teachers delivered presentations on curriculum, learning goals, and ways that parents can serve as partners in the learning process.

Fifth Avenue hosted Open House. Discussing Reading
10/7/2022
Mary G. Clarkson Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Students at Mary G. Clarkson School read a book written by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. After hearing passages as a group, the students worked with partners to discuss how the passage applied to their own life.

Mary G. Clarkson students discussed reading passages. The Night Before
10/7/2022
Brook Avenue Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Brook Avenue School students read the book The Night Before First Grade and then shared what they did the night before their first day of school.

Brook Avenue students used their reading to talk about their lives. Building Learning
10/6/2022
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Students at Mary G. Clarkson School love their time in the STEAM room. Recently, some students practiced collaboration and problem-solving while building towers out of plastic cups.

Students practiced collaboration and problem-solving while building towers out of plastic cups. Gardiner Manor Hosts Social
10/4/2022
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Third grade students and families at Gardiner Manor School enjoyed a social event that let them mingle and make new friends.

Gardiner Manor hosted a social for third grade students. Girls Volleyball Players Recognized
10/4/2022
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Ƶ Varsity Girls Volleyball players have been recognized by Newsday as two of the Top 50 players to watch this season. Congratulations to Sophia DeBonis and Samantha Russo! ...more info

Two Varsity Girls Volleyball players were recognized by Newsday. Paraprofessionals Receive Training
10/4/2022
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Paraprofessionals at South Country School participated in important training sessions dedicated to playground safety and supervision. South Counry teacher Gina Paolantonio led the sessions under a beautiful morning sunrise.

South Country paraprofessionals received training. GMS Patriot Day
10/3/2022
Gardiner Manor Elementary
The staff and students at Gardiner Manor School honor Patriot Day by wearing red.

Staff and students at Gardiner Manor School honor Patriot Day by wearing red. Constructing Solar Ovens
10/3/2022
Ƶ Middle School
Mrs. Nieto's 6th grade science class at Ƶ Middle School put their scientific and engineering skills to the test as they constructed solar ovens using everyday household materials. At the conclusion of the project, students will test their design by cooking smores in their ovens.

Middle School students created solar ovens. Design Process
9/30/2022
Mary G. Clarkson Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Students at Mary G. Clarkson School worked with STEAM teacher Mrs. Navarra to use re-purposed materials to learn about the design process. One student’s trash is an engineer’s treasure!

Mary G. Clarkson students learned about the design process. Introducing Street Games
9/30/2022
News of Ƶwide Interest
South Country School Physical Education teachers spent a Saturday laying down colorful coats of paint for the school’s new set of street games. Students have enjoyed playing the games during both recess and gym class.

South Country teachers created street games for students. Ƶ Runner Recognized by Newsday
9/30/2022
Ƶ Home page, Athletics
Ƶ Boys Cross Country runner Jake Gogarty has been recognized by Newsday as one of the Top 25 runners to watch this season.

A Ƶ runner was recognized by Newsday. Students Receive Chromebooks
9/30/2022
Gardiner Manor Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Fifth grade students at Gardiner Manor School were excited to receive their chromebooks earlier this month.

Gardiner Manor students received chromebooks. Press Box Dedicated to Former Coach
9/29/2022
Ƶ Home page, Athletics
At a recent Ƶ Varsity Football game, a special dedication was held to honor a longtime Ƶ coach. The press box at Clifton LaPlatney Field was named in honor of legendary football coach "Poppa" Joe Erickson. Coach Erickson, a Ƶ graduate, served in World War Two, during which he received a Purple Heart. From 1958 to 1987, he taught physical education in Ƶ and... more info

The football field's press box was named in honor of a legendary coach. Ƶ Celebrates Homecoming
9/29/2022
Ƶ High School, Ƶ Home page
Ƶ High School’s 2022 Homecoming celebration was another huge success! The day began with the traditional parade of floats featuring a themed float from each grade level at the high school. After the parade, the community gathered at the fan festival. The Athletic Sponsors served hotdogs and beverages while kids ran in the fields and enjoyed the bounce house. Later in the day, the... more info

Ƶ celebrated 2022 Homecoming. Brook Avenue Hosts Open House
9/29/2022
Brook Avenue Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Teachers and staff welcomed families to Brook Avenue School for Open House. Teachers delivered presentations on curriculum, learning goals, and ways that parents can serve as partners in the learning process.

Brook Avenue hosted Open House. Selecting Instruments
9/29/2022
South Country Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Students in Mrs. Olsen’s class worked with South Country School music teachers to select instruments for the 2022-2023 school year. It was music to our ears!

South Country students selected instruments. Recycling Fun
9/29/2022
Mary G. Clarkson Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Mary G. Clarkson School students learned about recycling in STEAM class. They then repurposed materials to create their own names.

Mary G. Clarkson students learned about recycling. Seasonal Observations
9/28/2022
Brook Avenue Elementary
Students in Mrs. Arena's kindergarten class at Brook Avenue School made observations about the four seasons to spot patterns and determine the order in which they occur. They then worked collaboratively to create a Circle of Seasons.

Brook Avenue students learned about the seasons. Dual Language Hosts Picnic
9/28/2022
Gardiner Manor Elementary
The Dual Language Parent Faculty Association (PFA) hosted a picnic at Gardiner Manor School to start the year.

Dual Language families attended a picnic. Internet Safety Lesson
9/28/2022
Ƶ Middle School
Ƶ Middle School students learned about internet safety from Suffolk County Police Department members PO Fernandez and PO Allison, a Ƶ graduate.

Middle School students learned about internet safety. Gardiner Manor Hosts Open House
9/28/2022
Gardiner Manor Elementary
Teachers and staff welcomed families to Gardiner Manor School for Open House. Teachers delivered presentations on curriculum, learning goals, and ways that parents can serve as partners in the learning process.

Gardiner Manor held an open house. BSMS Hosts Open House
9/23/2022
Ƶ Middle School
Ƶ Middle School families received important information at the recent open house session. Teachers were excited to share the material students will be learning this year. Open house events are an important part of forming the school-home connection that is critical for student success.

Ƶ Middle School hosted an open house for families. Name Stories
9/23/2022
Brook Avenue Elementary
Students in Mrs. Kelly's class at Brook Avenue School wrote stories that began with their own names.

Brook Avenue students wrote stories. Salsa!
9/23/2022
Fifth Avenue Elementary
Second grade students at Fifth Avenue School have been working with music teacher Mrs. Bertolino to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. They learned to play clave rhythm and to salsa dance.

Fifth Avenue students celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month in music class. Boxitects
9/23/2022
Ƶ Home page, Universal Pre-Kindergarten
Ƶ UPK students read the book Boxitects by Kim Smith during STEAM classes. They then completed a collaborative Tinker Tub challenge working in groups of two.

UPK students completed a STEAM challenge. Welcome Back Ice Cream Social
9/22/2022
Fifth Avenue Elementary
The Fifth Avenue School Parent Faculty Association (PFA) hosted an ice cream social to welcome families to the new school year.

Fifth Avenue's PFA hosted an ice cream social. Board of Education Recognizes Donation
9/22/2022
Ƶ High School, Ƶ Home page
Recently, the Ƶ Board of Education recognized and thank Mr. and Mrs. James Notaro for a $4,000 donation to the Ƶ. The money will be utilized for the Care Closet at Ƶ High School and for student scholarships.

The Board of Education recognized the Notaro Family. UPK Hosts Open House
9/22/2022
Universal Pre-Kindergarten
Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) families were all smiles at the recent open house sessions. Teachers were excited to inform our parents on upcoming events and projects. Open house events are an important part of forming the school-home connection that is critical for student success.

UPK hosted an open house for families. South Country Families Attend Breakfast
9/22/2022
South Country Elementary
South Country School welcomed families to a Parent-Teacher breakfast to commemorate the beginning of the school year. It was an excellent opportunity for parents and teachers to connect and start the year with smiles.

South Country families attended a special breakfast. Unique Names
9/22/2022
Brook Avenue Elementary, Ƶ Home page
Students in Mrs. Arena's kindergarten class at Brook Avenue School read the book Chrysanthemum and discussed the meaning behind their names. They celebrated the uniqueness of each of name by creating special name tags.

Brook Avenue students created name tags. Former Coach Speaks to Athletes
9/22/2022
Ƶ Home page, Athletics
Former Ƶ Varsity Football coach Tom Howard was the guest speaker at the team breakfast for this year's team prior to last week's game

Tom Howard spoke at a Football team breakfast. Working Collaboratively
9/21/2022
South Country Elementary
Students in Ms. McGovern and Ms. Zoller’s class worked on their team building skills by collaborating to build pyramids using strings, rubberbands, and cups. The challenge? Students were only allowed to touch their own string.

South Country students worked together to solve a challenge. Making Ten
9/21/2022
Brook Avenue Elementary
Dual language students at Brook Avenue School used new math manipulatives to practice their skill in creating groups of ten.

Students worked with math manipulatives. Mary G. Clarkson Hosts Open House
9/21/2022
Mary G. Clarkson Elementary
Teachers and staff welcomed families to Mary G. Clarkson School for Open House. Teachers delivered presentations on curriculum, learning goals, and ways that parents can serve as partners in the learning process.

Mary G. Clarkson hosted Open House. Middle School Students Learn About 9/11
9/20/2022
Ƶ Middle School
Students on Team 61 at Ƶ Middle School came together to honor the events of September 11, 2001. The Team took time to watch a Nick News program about the events and share what they know about that day. They then read and discussed the inspiring story 14 Cows for America by Carmen Agra Deedy and Wilson Kimeli Naiyomah. Students were also able to visit the 9/11 Memorial Garden located in the... more info

Middle School students learned about September 11, 2001. Brook Avenue Marks Anniversary
9/20/2022
Brook Avenue Elementary
Brook Avenue School students marked the anniversary of September 11, 2001. They participated in reflection, learned the history and heard about how people came together as a community.

Brook Avenue students learned about September 11, 2001. Field of Flags Honors September 11th
9/15/2022
Ƶ High School, Ƶ Home page
Students at Ƶ High School marked the anniversary of September 11, 2001, by creating a field of flags in front of the school as a tribute to those who were lost.

High School students created a Field of Flags in front of the building. First Day Art
9/14/2022
Brook Avenue Elementary
Students at Brook Avenue School were hard at work in art class on the first day of school. They worked with art teacher Mrs. Pigate to create masterpieces featuring colorful dots.

Brook Avenue students created colorful artwork on the first day. Orientation Leaders
9/13/2022
Ƶ High School, Ƶ Home page
Prior to the beginning of the school year, upperclassmen who volunteered as leaders for Freshman Orientation met to prepare. They put together informational folders and planned tours for incoming students.