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ACCESS Workshop - January 28, 2019

ACCESS Workshop - January 28, 2019


Valentines for Veterans

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Students at Bowling Green Elementary School recently participated in Town of Hempstead Councilman Edward A. Ambrosino’s Valentines for Veterans program.

Students were tasked with constructing special Valentine’s Day cards with messages of gratitude to the brave men and women who serve the country. Principal Maria Ciarametaro collected the cards on January 11 and delivered them to Councilman Ambrosino’s office, who will distribute the special messages to the service men and women.

The district thanks Bowling Green for taking part in this great cause!

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Driving STEM Program

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Students from East Meadow High School and W.T. Clarke High School were afforded the opportunity be part of the STEM High School Composite Technology Program, hosted at the Composite Prototyping Center.

Located in Plainview, the center welcomed students into the state-of-the-art complex as instructors from Vaughn College provided technical and educational aspects of the course. East Meadow High School sophomores Simraniit Kuar and Tyler Robinson and junior Nathaniel Lopez, along with W.T. Clarke High School seniors Nathaniel Lim, Jonathan Melkun and Mostafa Shaalan, represented the district at the program. The group participated in the program on December 4, 11 and 18.

The program delivered an introduction to composite technology designed to give students an appreciation for the field of composite design, engineering and manufacturing. It also exposed them to equipment that is offered by only a few engineering schools in the country.

The goal of the program was to provide students with an introduction to advanced manufacturing at the high school level with the hope of the students seeking similar majors in college and post-graduation careers. Students that successfully complete the program earn a college credit from Vaughn College.

“This has been a great opportunity for our students and district to share space with Vaugh College instructors at a state-of-the-art facility” said East Meadow High School science chairperson Debbie Langone.

Celebrating Authors

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Fifth-grade students at Parkway Elementary School celebrated their personal narratives on January 10.

Each fifth-grade class spent the past two months brainstorming, creating and executing a personal narrative. With the stories completed and published, the students had the opportunity to share while also reading their peers’ tales. The students swapped classrooms to read several narratives, then left notes on the authors’ compliment sheets.

Narratives included memories ranging from trips to Six Flags to birthday parties and family vacations. When the exercise concluded, students came back to their own desks to view the compliments left by their peers and celebrated with their classmates.

The narratives were an excellent opportunity for students to share personal stories while seeing the chronicles and creativity of their classmates!

Personal Narrative Café

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Kara Riley’s third grade class in the East Meadow School District’s Meadowbrook Elementary School transformed their classroom into a Personal Narrative Café on January 8.

The café was opened to celebrate the students’ first published personal narrative writing. The third-graders had been working on the short stories for the past two months by going through the phases of brainstorming, revising, editing, publishing and celebrating.

During the celebration, the students completed a full “book tasting menu” by reading a different peer’s book for each of the four courses (appetizer, salad, main course and dessert). After completing the book “meal,” students turned to their “reflection napkin” where they shared notes on how each of the authors “glowed,” by providing highlights of their books and how they can “grow” by sharing constructive feedback. 

The café was a great way for students to celebrate, share and reflect their two months of hard work!

Student Standouts

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Students in the East Meadow School District recently took part in their respective school spelling and geography bees with winners being crowned the top among their peers.

W.T. Clarke Middle School seventh-grader Akrisht Kaul and Woodland Middle School eighth-grader Sarah Chacko each earned the distinction of spelling bee champion at their school. 

At the elementary level, Bowling Green Elementary School fifth-grader Althea Borleo won the bee by spelling the world “ecology.” Muhammed Bisharat was the runner-up and he and Althea were the final two fifth-graders.

Both middle schools also recently hosted geography bees, with eighth-grade Matthew Vo earning the championship at W.T. Clarke Middle School and seventh-grader Diego Melendez winning the Woodland Middle School contest.

The district congratulates these scholars for their accomplishments and wishes them luck in future contests!

Sophomore Selected for HOBY Ambassador

Sophomore Selected for HOBY Ambassador
East Meadow High School sophomore Noah Diamond was recently selected as a Hugh O’Brian Youth (HOBY) Leadership ambassador for the 2018-19 academic year.

Founded in 1958, HOBY is an organization that strives to inspire and develop youth and volunteers to a life dedicated to leadership, service and innovation.

Noah will be an ambassador to participate in the Leadership Conference in June, when he will collaborate with leaders in the worlds of business, government, education and other professions. The conference will also include discussions on current world issues.

Selection is done through a rigorous process that included a writing portion as well as an interview process.

Principal Richard Howard and the entire district congratulates Noah on his selection as a HOBY ambassador.

December in Review

December in Review

Boxing Holiday Gifts

Boxing Holiday Gifts

East Meadow School District’s Barnum Woods Elementary School Student Council continued its traditional Toys for Tots Drive this year by collecting an overwhelming amount of donations.

The Student Council was able to fill 50 boxes of toys, books, dolls, puzzles and board games for those in need. On December 17, the collections were picked up by the United States Marine Corps and sent out for distribution. 

The district thanks advisors Anna Cangelosi, Jackie Chionchio and Pam Lucas for their leadership. A big thanks also goes out to the entire Student Council at Barnum Woods and congratulations on a job well done!

Door Holiday Dressing

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Each class at Parkway Elementary School took part in the tradition of transforming their classroom doors into a winter theme for the annual, “Decorate the Door” event.

Students in grades K-5, as well as the school’s other offices and departments embellished their doors to reflect a holiday and winter theme. Students were encouraged to share ideas with their teachers about ways to create a clever, visually appealing, imaginative and creative door. Part of the task was to also include Parkway school spirit and/or paraphernalia.

On December 19, district administrators were welcomed to take a tour of the school to view the hard work of the participants. Doors included holiday characters, wrapping paper, holiday lights and music. 

“Thank you to the hard work of our teachers and staff for giving our school a feeling of a winter wonderland and to the students for their unique and creative ideas,” said Principal Jamie Mack.

Letters for a Cause

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Students, faculty and staff at East Meadow High School recently supported the Make-A-Wish Foundation through the Macy’s Believe Campaign by writing holiday wish letters. With the help of many clubs, more than $6,000 was raised.

Each letter written to Santa received a $2 donation to Make-A-Wish through the sponsorship of Macy’s. The donations help grant life-changing wishes across America. This worthwhile cause helps children fight critical illnesses while giving them an opportunity to have a wish come true.

The district commends East Meadow High School for helping to make wishes come true this holiday season!

Board Meeting Hits the Right Note

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The final East Meadow School District Board of Education meeting for the 2018 calendar year was one of celebration in the W.T. Clarke High School auditorium on December 19.

The evening opened with W.T. Clarke High School Principal Timothy Voels and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kenneth A. Card, Jr. accepting citations of congratulations from local legislators for the school being named a 2018 National Blue Ribbon School this past October. In attendance was District 13 Legislator Thomas McKevitt, District 15 Legislator John Ferretti and Assemblyman John Mikulin. County Executive Laura Curran also send along a citation of congratulations.

The night continued with the presentation of “Sounds of the Season” by the East Meadow Music Department. Ten musical groups from throughout the district including the Woodland Middle School Vocal Jazz Ensemble, the Barnum Woods and McVey Fifth-Grade Select Orchestra, the W.T. Clarke High School Select Chorale, the East Meadow High School Handbell Choir, the W.T. Clarke Flute Ensemble, the Woodland Seventh-Grade String Quartet, the East Meadow REACH Music Students, the Combined Rockefeller Center Tube Ensemble, the W.T. Clarke High School Full Chamber Orchestra and the East Meadow All District A Cappella  performed holiday classics such as “Joy to the World,” “O Hanukkah,” “Frosty the Snowman” and many more.

The Board of Education and Central Administration thanks all the performers and staff for putting together a wonderful holiday celebration. Special thanks as well to Director of Music and Art Dr. Christopher Hale and the entire East Meadow music and art programs.

Bright Future for Quiz Bowl

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The W.T. Clarke High School Quiz Bowl team is enjoying its first year in existence and is the brainchild of juniors Arjun Panickssery and Ankit Sayed. Both students are veterans of the W.T. Clarke Middle School history bee and have continued their quest for knowledge.

The program has a varsity and junior varsity team comprised of four members on each team. The varsity team is included in the Regional Quiz Bowl League that covers more than 25 teams from across Long Island. Team practices double as tryouts and no prior experience is needed to join.  Holding practices like this allows different people to try out at each practice. Topics of the quiz bowl range from British writer’s to Bolivian counter-insurgency.  

The Regional League team meets once a month from November to March and there are invitational tournaments throughout the year. The W.T. Clarke varsity team stands at 1-1 this year, which includes a victory against Syosset and a narrowly missed semifinal spot at the Long Island Fall Tournament on November 17 at Kellenberg Memorial High School. 

Under the direction of adviser Adnen Ayari, the Quiz Bowl team looks to succeed, expand and grow in the years to come.

All-American Surprise

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East Meadow High School junior Stephanie Sparkowski received an unexpected surprise while in attendance at a varsity boys’ basketball game on December 10. It was announced that she had been named a girls’ soccer Allstate All-American.

Allstate and MaxPreps collaborated to select 40 girls from across the country that will compete in the inaugural Allstate All-America Cup in Orlando, Fla. this summer. Stephanie’s selection was announced at the game’s halftime via a projector, with a video message from two-time FIFA Women’s World Cup champion and Olympic gold medalist Julie Foudy. Foudy is one of the two female coaches for this summer’s tournament.

The girls’ varsity soccer team was crowned county co-champion this fall with a 12-3-3 record. Stephanie earned All-County and News 12 Varsity All-Long Island Honorable Mention accolades after compiling 91 saves for the season.

“Congratulations to our very own Stephanie Sparkowski for being selected as an Allstate All-American,” said district Director of Physical Education, Health and Athletics Kristi Detor. “We are very proud of her!”

Music and Art Staff Spread Knowledge

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The faculty and staff in the music and art departments continue to shape the talents of students while also sharing their knowledge and ideas for teachers and students across the region and state through various professional presentations.

East Meadow was well represented during the Balanced Mind Conference on November 6 at Molloy College with four different individual presentations. W.T. Clarke High School and Middle School music chairperson Jessica Shenker was among the presenters, with a workshop titled “Sound and Sight: Engaging 21st Century Performers and Audiences.” Mrs. Shenker’s discussion centered around ways that professional performing ensembles have included visual presentations. 

W.T. Clarke High School and Middle School music teacher Molly Ingoglia, W.T. Clarke High School music teacher Gregory Krajci and Barnum Woods music teacher Meegan Coleman also presented at Molloy. Each held a workshop with K-12 educators to explore, brainstorm and share ideas regarding various musical topics.

Most recently, East Meadow High School music teacher Zachary Robason held a workshop at the NYSSMA Winter Conference during the weekend of November 29. His workshop, titled “Auxiliary Percussion – Tips and Tricks,” focused on techniques for non-percussionist band directors.

District art teachers are also scheduled to share their knowledge through professional workshops in the coming months. Art teacher Sonya Back will present on “Zenful Zentangles” on January 9 at Woodland Middle School for the Art Supervisors Association. The presentation explores the meditative nature of Zentangles, with participants learning how to create their own design.

Also part of the Art Supervisors Association, art teacher Danielle Sessa will host educators from Nassau County at W.T. Clarke Middle School on March 29 for a “Garden Art” workshop that includes a combination of Mixed Media art techniques and ideas for the art classroom.

“We are always thrilled to share ideas and experiences from East Meadow with surrounding schools and districts,” said District Director of Music and Art Dr. Christopher Hale. “These opportunities are a way to show the great things that happen daily in our district thanks to our extraordinary educators.”

Eco Friendly

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Fifth-grade students in Jane Hodge’s science classes at Barnum Woods Elementary School recently took part in lessons about the ecosystem. They created their own eco-columns while taking on the responsibility of preserving the environments.

Two of Ms. Hodge’s classes had the opportunity to create the eco-columns by constructing three two-liter bottles into a terrarium, an aquarium and a connecting column. With the terrarium on top, the water used to feed the living and non-living organisms soaked through the column and into the aquarium to provide fresh water.

The living residents of the ecosystem included snails, guppies, crickets and pill bugs in addition to non-living elements.

“I learned how the ecosystem helps insects like the cricket live and how the cycle of water from the terrarium to the aquarium helps the living and non-living organisms,” said fifth-grader Lexi Elfassy.

Family Night at Barnes & Noble

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East Meadow School District community members gathered on December 3 at Barnes and Noble, in Carle Place, for Bowling Green Elementary School’s Book Fair and Family Night.

Family members came together as Bowling Green teachers read stories to children, students interacted at a STEAM table and the Bowling Green Orchestra performed. Highlighting the evening for those in attendance was a meet and greet with the authors of “The Adventures Guild,” Zack Loran Clark and Nicki Eliopulos.

The district thanks the staff at Bowling Green for putting together a fun evening for the community!


Talented Poet to Present at Botanical Garden

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A holiday poem written by Mubaraka Ezzi, a student at W.T. Clarke Middle School, has been selected as one of 12 winners in the Holiday Train Show® Poetry Contest presented by the New York Botanical Garden.

Selected by former U.S. Poet Laureate and beloved New York poet Billy Collins, Mubaraka is among 12 winners that will join Mr. Collins during the Holiday Train Show on December 16 at the New York Botanical Garden. The winners were chosen out of more than 120 submissions to the contest.

Mubaraka was one of the Supreme Team ELA students at W.T. Clarke Middle School to enter the contest under the guidance of Cindy Dale. Her poem, “Let It Snow,” describes school being closed for a snow day. 

“We had a feeling her poem would appeal to Mr. Collins,” said Ms. Dale. “It was a fun, clever and playful piece!”

The district congratulates Mubaraka on being selected a winner and hope she enjoys the upcoming Holiday Train Show!    


Holiday Tubas at Rockefeller Center

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Student musicians from the East Meadow School District were among the hundreds of tuba players from across the country to perform in front of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree on December 9, for the 45th annual Tuba Christmas program.

The district held the largest representation of students and teachers at the program with a total of 52 participants from W.T. Clarke Middle and High schools and East Meadow High School.
The musicians were conducted by Chris Wilhjelm, conductor of the famous Goldman band. The first Tuba Christmas was presented in 1974 and was created by Harvey Phillips as a way to honor his teacher William J. Bell. The tradition has been established in more than 200 cities around the world.

“I’m incredibly blessed to work with the students and staff in East Meadow,” said District Director of Music and Art, Dr. Christopher Hale. “Due to the hard work and dedication of our music faculty, so many students were able to have this experience!”

Challenges for the Heart

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Students in East Meadow School District’s Barnum Woods Elementary School celebrated their efforts in the Kids Heart Challenge with a day of games on December 7.

Formerly known as Hoops for Heart, the program is held in association with the American Heart Association and was spearheaded at Barnum Woods by physical education teacher Deborah Barbato. Students and staff members entered the challenge with a fundraising goal of $5,000, and collected donations through online and in-school programs.

On December 7, each grade came together during different periods to participate in games organized by Ms. Barbato and the physical education staff. The activities served as thank you to the students for their efforts, as well as an opportunity to bring in last minute donations.

For the second consecutive year, fourth-grader Molly Nadler was the top student fundraiser in the school with $1,200 collected as of December 10. The district congratulates Molly and all the students for helping support a great cause.  The district would also like to thank Ms. Barbato for her leadership in organizing this event!

Spreading Holiday Cheer

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The W.T. Clarke High School Chorale helped enhance the holiday mood during the Community Association of Stewart Avenue and East Meadow Chamber of Commerce Tree Lighting Ceremony on December 7. They presented a variety of holiday songs that brought the season’s joy to their audience.

Prior to the lighting of the tree, the ensemble took the stage to sing many holiday tunes for the community members in attendance. Some of the numbers included “Deck the Halls,” “Jingle Bells” and “Joy to the World.” 

The tree lighting served as the first of many public performances for the W.T. Clarke music department during the month of December. The Chorale is also scheduled to perform on December 19 at the RXR Plaza in Uniondale along with the W.T. Clarke Middle School Chamber Singers at noon.

Excellence in Physical Education

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Four seniors in the East Meadow School District were honored for excellence in physical education by being named New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Nassau Zone Outstanding Senior Physical Education Students for 2018.

East Meadow High School seniors Charlie Cucchiara and Rebecca Homan, along with W.T. Clarke High School seniors Arton Dalipi and Emily Carman, were among the honorees recognized by NYSAHPERD on December 3 at the Crest Hollow Country Club.

The students were nominated by their respective high school physical education staff for exhibiting an active lifestyle, demonstrating character and civility, and for being leaders and a positive influence on their peers.

Getting Cozy for a Cause

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Each year Bowling Green Elementary School, the Hope for the Holidays Team sponsors Cozy Day to help pay it forward. On November 30, students and staff members at Bowling Green were invited to dress “cozy” to raise money.

Everyone that participated in Cozy Day was asked to contribute $1 to buy gifts for those less fortunate in the community. Proceeds were combined with donations from the Jeans for Joy Fridays held throughout the first few months of school. Mrs. Abshire’s fifth-grade students budgeted and estimated how much could be spent on each recipient. The students also shopped, sorted and wrapped the gifts and created gift tags and cards.

Bowling Green hopes these gifts help make an impact for those that receive them during the holiday season!

Athletic Accolades Applauded at Board Meeting

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Student-athletes from East Meadow High School gathered at the December 5 Board of Education meeting to be honored for their accomplishments this past fall.

Members of the boys’ varsity cross country team and the girls’ varsity soccer team were recognized with certificates of excellence and commended by Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kenneth A. Card, Jr. and Board President Matthew Melnick. The cross country team earned a conference championship, second place at the Nassau County Championship and placed ninth in the New York State Class ‘A’ race. The girls’ soccer team went 12-3-3 during the season and were crowned co-county champions.

District Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics Kristi Detor, along with East Meadow High School Director of Athletics Kevin Reegan, also acknowledged senior Meadow Perez for her qualification in the New York State Swimming Championship, as well as Katherine Marsh for representing the Jets in the girls’ cross country state championship.

“These students not only represent East Meadow with pride and class in competition, but also in the community and the classroom,” said Mr. Reegan. 

Food Drive to ‘Help a Vet’

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Various clubs at East Meadow High School came together during the month of November to promote the “Help a Vet” food drive, which benefited a local veteran food pantry.

As a way to give back to American veterans, the World Hunger Action Club, SADD and the Social Studies Honor Society teamed up to host the effort and spread awareness. Students, teachers and staff at East Meadow High School donated a extraordinary amount of nonperishable items such as cereal, pasta, canned goods, peanut butter and jelly. 

All of the items were donated to the Nassau University Medical Center Veterans Clinic, which is located across the street from East Meadow High School.

“We are overwhelmed with the amount of donations collected during the “Help a Vet” food drive,” said World Hunger Action Club advisor, Margherita Diglio. “The food drive was a great way to give back to our veterans.”

District Celebrates Talents of All-County Selections

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The East Meadow School District was pleased to announce the selection of 182 students to the Nassau Music Educators Association’s All-County ensembles. A festival comprised of seven concerts is scheduled to take place on the campus of LIU Post at the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts during the second and third weeks of January.

All-County choices were based on the NYSSMA scores earned by fifth-grade students through high school seniors last spring. The selected individuals represent the highest achievers and were also recommended by their teachers. 

“We are extremely proud of the students selected for the upcoming All-County Festivals,” said Director of Music and Art, Dr. Christopher Hale. “Their musical talents, as well as the great teaching and learning that happens in East Meadow, will be on full display.”

Awarding Fall Athletics

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The fall athletic season was full of highlights for the District as various teams and students-athletes at East Meadow High School and W.T. Clarke High School put forth admirable performances.

East Meadow High School Senior Meadow Perez was among the high achievers as a qualifier for the New York State Swimming Championships in the butterfly stroke. She was also one of 17 student-athletes to earn the All-County recognition.  Similarly, two East Meadow High School football players were named All-County Honorable Mention and 18 student-athletes earned All-Conference and All-Division accolades.

At the team level, the East Meadow High School boys’ varsity cross country team was crowned conference champion and advanced to runner up in the Nassau County Championships. The team also placed ninth in the New York State Championship Class ‘A’ race. The season ended with the program earning the top ranking in Nassau County and second on Long Island. The East Meadow High School girls’ varsity cross country team finished third at the county championship and Katherine Marsh represented the Jets at the State cross country championship.

The East Meadow High School varsity girls’ soccer team tied as co-county champions behind a 12-3-3 record before winning two games in the county playoffs. Meanwhile, the varsity field hockey team qualified for the semifinal round of the county playoffs and the varsity football, girls’ volleyball and boys’ volleyball teams all competed in their respective quarterfinal rounds.

A total of seven student-athletes at W.T. Clarke High School earned All-County awards with an additional three honorable mention selections. All-Conference selections included 15 individuals from football, boys’ soccer, girls’ soccer, girls’ volleyball, cross country and field hockey while two more student-athletes were named All-League.

The W.T. Clarke High School varsity football team posted a 7-1 record for the season to help head coach Timothy O’Malley earn Coach of the Year honors from the league. The team’s season extended into the county playoffs.

The W.T. Clarke varsity boys’ volleyball team compiled an 11-8 overall record and earned a spot in the county playoffs after defeating Valley Stream South in a play-in match. Additionally, the cross country program competed at the county championships.'
“The 2018 fall season was a big success for the East Meadow High School and W.T. Clarke High School athletic departments,” said district Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics Kristi Detor. “Congratulations to all of our teams and student-athletes for demonstrating the great of East Meadow!”

W.T. Clarke Student Joins Great Americans

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A YouTube audition video helped East Meadow School District’s W.T. Clarke High School junior Matthew Michaelis earn a spot in the Macy’s Great American Marching Band, which was featured in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 20.

The famous marching band has been spotlighted in the parade since 2006. The finest high school musicians from across the United States attempt acceptance to this ensemble, which is directed by Auburn University’s Dr. Richard Good.

W.T. Clarke music teacher Molly Ingoglia encouraged Matthew to submit an application and audition video with hopes of placement in the brass percussion section for the Euphonium. He is among 30 brass percussion members that were ultimately chosen for the 225-person band that included musicians, flag holders and dancers.

“Being one of only a few students from New York selected was a great honor,” said Matthew. He also said, “it was a great experience that I look forward to returning to next year.”
In addition to performing at the parade, the band also made an appearance on NBC’s Today Show on November 19.

The district was proud and excited to see Matthew represent W.T. Clarke High School, and looks forward to seeing him again next year!

Viscardi Ambassadors Shine Light on Disability Awareness

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Bowling Green Elementary School welcomed special guests on November 28 when the Viscardi Ambassadors discussed disability awareness. As members of the Henry Viscardi School, a state-supported special education school in Searingtown that serves disabled students from pre-K through high school, the speakers gave their East Meadow peers a glimpse at their daily lives. 

While visiting classrooms, the Viscardi Ambassadors shared information such as their interests, dreams, families and experiences as well as details about their disabilities. The interactive sessions encouraged students and teachers to ask questions about the presenters, the challenges they face and the programs and settings at Viscardi School. 

The Viscardi Ambassadors is a club that presents to elementary, middle and high schools, as well as colleges and businesses. The club is comprised of boys and girls of different ages, grade levels, hometowns and disabilities. The aim of the presentations is to aid in breaking down the barriers that exist between the able-bodied world and those that are physically challenged. 

Bowling Green thanks the Viscardi Ambassadors for visiting our school and showcasing the great happening at Viscardi. 

Turkey trots promote family fitness

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Turkey trots at Meadowbrook and McVey elementary schools helped to promote family fitness while boosting excitement for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Due to inclement weather on November 20, the Meadowbrook Elementary School physical education department moved its second annual turkey trot indoors to the building’s gymnasium. Students accumulated a great number of laps around the basketball court to the sound of holiday music. The event demonstrated the community pride and generosity of students and parents as non-perishable food items were collected and donated to Island Harvest for the holiday season. 

McVey Elementary School was fortunate to have the cooperation of the weather on November 21, when students were able to welcome special guests to join them for laps on the school’s back lawn. The physical education department set up a quarter-mile lap that participants enthusiastically walked or ran around. Each grade participated at designated times during the day with the goal of completing at least two individual laps.

The district congratulates and thanks the students and special guests for their involvement in the turkey trots and for giving back to the community!