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East Meadow High School Students Honored For Their Character

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Twenty-five East Meadow High School students were honored for demonstrating exemplary character and conduct during the school’s annual Breakfast of Champions ceremony on March 16. They were recognized among their parents, teachers and administrators for displaying admirable character traits and positive qualities both in and outside of the school community.

ACCESS Workshop

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"Continue the Journey to the Body, Mind and Spirit,” will be held on March 20 from 7-9 p.m. at the Leon J. Campo Salisbury Center. All community residents are invited to participate in four interactive sessions – yoga, tabata workout, healthy eating and CPR training.


Student-Musicians Shine at District Music Festival

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Under the stage lights, hundreds of East Meadow School District student-musicians gave a captivating performance for family, friends, faculty and administrators during the annual district music festival at LIU Post’s Tilles Center for the Performing Arts.


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Thank you to all students, families and teachers for participating in the district’s inaugural STEAM Night at East Meadow High School. We hope you all enjoyed an evening of 21st century learning. Special thank you to Director of Mathematics and Science Debra Harley and the entire STEAM Committee for organizing a successful night.

East Meadow Student-Athletes Compete in NYSPHSAA Championships

Congratulations to the East Meadow Student-Athletes for Competing in the NYSPHSAA Championships
The district congratulated the following student-athletes who competed in New York State Public High School Athletic Association championships in their respective sports. The district is very proud of their athletic prowess and dedication to excellence in the classroom and on the field.  
Seven East Meadow High School students competed in the NYSPHSAA Indoor Track and Field Championship at the Ocean Breeze Track and Field Athletic Complex in Staten Island on March 3. This year’s qualifiers were Rachel Rose, Katherine Marsh, Isabel Marsh and Alexia Moustakas in the 4x800 relay; Brandon Love in pole vault; John Meah 1600 distance medley relay; and Sarah Son in the race walk.

Senior Shawn Regan from East Meadow High School, W.T. Clarke High School sophomore Karl Bouyer and W.T. Clarke Middle School eighth-grader Jordan Soriano competed in the NYSPHSAA Wrestling Championships in Albany on Feb. 23 and 24. Shawn and Jordan both placed sixth in their respective weight classes. All three student-athletes were also named Nassau County Champions in wrestling. 

For the second consecutive year, the East Meadow High School varsity cheerleading team won the Nassau County Championship, earning the chance to compete at the NYSPHSAA Cheerleading Championship at the SRC Arena and Events Center at Onondaga Community College on March 3. The squad also competed in the 2018 Universal Cheerleaders Association National High School Cheerleading Championship, held in Orlando, Florida, in February. The team earned a bid in December at the Empire Regional Championship at Nassau Community College, qualifying them for nationals.

Two members of the district combined swim team – W.T. Clarke High School sophomores Justin Lopez and Min Chun – competed at the NYSPHSAA Boys Swimming and Diving Championships at the Nassau Aquatic Center in East Meadow on March 2 and 3. Justin competed in the 200 medley and 100 breaststroke, while Min swam in the 500 freestyle.  

Career Night Rescheduled


W.T. Clarke HS Acting Troupe Presents ‘The Little Mermaid’

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Transporting the audience to a magical kingdom under the sea, W.T. Clarke High School’s student acting troupe, Lights Up Productions, gave a riveting performance about a young mermaid’s desire to explore the world above when they presented Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” on March 1-3. 

Inspired by the Hans Christian Andersen tale and classic animated film, “The Little Mermaid” is a beautiful story about love and adventure. Beneath the sea, King Triton’s youngest daughter, Ariel, wishes to pursue the human Prince Eric in the world above. She bargains with the evil sea witch, Ursula, to trade her tail for legs. When the deal isn’t what it seems, Ariel needs the help of her friends, Flounder, Scuttle and Sebastian, to restore order under the sea.  

On March 1, prior to the main performances, the school held a Senior Citizens’ Dinner Theatre, sponsored by the W.T. Clarke PTA in collaboration with the East Meadow Kiwanis and Clarke Theater Arts Parents Association. Community residents were invited for a delicious Italian dinner with musical performances by the W.T. Clarke High School orchestra and a special viewing of this year’s spring musical. Dinner services and ushering were provided by members of the W.T. Clarke Middle School Builder’s Club and W.T. Clarke High School Key Club.     

The Lights Up Productions cast and crew would like to express their gratitude to director and choreographer Kristen Norwark, vocal director Rachel Fogel, the design team, the stagehands, the tech squad under the guidance of technical director Elliot Oppenheim, the orchestra pit – led by W.T. Clarke High School Orchestra Director Steven Barbieri – and the district’s building and central administrators for helping to make the spring musical a success.   

Barnum Woods Celebrates 100 Days of Learning

Barnum Woods Celebrates 100 Days of Learning photo

Barnum Woods Elementary School first-graders held a 100th Day of School Fashion Show on Feb. 16. Students and teachers sported clothing and accessories that they designed themselves to represent the number 100.

Shirts, glasses and other items signified 100 days of learning in the 2017-18 school year. Classes paraded through the hallways and into the main office. The numeric theme was emphasized for the entire day through various lessons and activities. 


100 Days Smarter At Bowling Green

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Kindergartners at Bowling Green Elementary School celebrated their 100th day of learning by participating in a day full of activities inspired by the milestone number.

Throughout the day, the young students engaged in lessons that incorporated math, literacy and creativity. They counted by tens to create beaded necklaces, penned answers to the statement “I Wish I Had 100…” and designed “100 Day of School” crowns. Carrying the theme over to their wardrobe, they embodied the fashion of centenarians, wearing suspenders, hair rollers, mustaches and glasses.

First-grade classes at the school also got in on the fun. They sported T-shirts that they had personalized by gluing 100 items, such as Legos, birthday candles, Popsicle sticks and stickers on them. They also wrote reasons why they love first grade on small paper hearts, and then arranged them on a banner to form the number 100.       

Buzzing About History

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Four W.T. Clarke Middle School students have qualified for the New York (South) Regional Finals of the National History Bee. 

The school’s qualifiers — seventh-grader Claire Baek and eighth-graders Nicholas Espinosa, James Griesing and Tristan Patel — took an in-class written exam on U.S. and global history and were among the top 20 highest scorers in the school. Having excelled on the online exam, which was the next step of the competition, they will now advance to the regional finals, to be held in East Brunswick, New Jersey, on April 17. 

At the regional finals, the students will participate in three rounds of fast-paced and interactive buzzer-format competitions against other students in the region, to determine who will advance to nationals. 

The district wishes Claire, Nicholas, James and Tristan much success as they move forward in the competition.     

Savvy Spellers Compete At Hofstra University

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Eighth-graders Nawaal Hassan from W.T. Clarke Middle School and Stephanie Giles from Woodland Middle School competed in the Long Island Regional Spelling Bee at Hofstra University on Feb. 11. 

Leading up to the competition, Nawaal and Stephanie took first place in their schools’ annual spelling bees, qualifying to compete in the regionals along with more than 100 students in grades four through eight from across Long Island.  

The district congratulates Nawaal and Stephanie on advancing to the regional qualifier.

East Meadow Board Honors High School, Students At February Meeting

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Recognitions and accolades abounded in the district on Feb. 15 as the Board of Education acknowledged W.T. Clarke High School for being named a Reward School by the New York State Education Department (NYSED), and students from both district middle schools as Terrific Kids. 

Board of Education President Scott Eckers and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kenneth A. Card Jr. commenced the honors by presenting W.T Clarke High School Principal Timothy Voels, and Assistant Principal Richard Lagattolla, with a certificate of distinction for being named a Reward School by NYSED.  

“I feel very honored to present this award on behalf of the commissioner of education and the Board of Regents,” said Eckers. “This certificate celebrates Clarke’s success in supporting educational excellence. We applaud your efforts.”  

Each year, NYSED grants Reward School designation to those schools in the state that rank among the top 20 percent in English language arts and mathematics assessment performance, have a graduation rate above 80 percent, and obtain the most progress and/or highest achievement in the state without significant gaps in student achievement. This year’s honor was given based on each school’s performance during the 2016-17 school year. 

The evening continued with Board trustee and East Meadow Kiwanis President Marcee Rubinstein acknowledging the sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders from W.T. Clarke and Woodland middle schools who were named Terrific Kids for the months of December, January and February. 

The Terrific Kids program is sponsored by the East Meadow Kiwanis to recognize middle school students who exhibit a positive attitude, good character and responsible citizenship, and who are exemplary role models. The program promotes character development, self-esteem and perseverance.

The celebratory meeting included a performance by the district’s first a cappella group – consisting of East Meadow and W.T. Clarke high school students – who serenaded attendees with John Lennon’s “Imagine” and Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.” In addition, the East Meadow High School Brass Ensemble paid tribute to the nation’s armed services with tunes representing each branch of the armed services.  

Chain Reaction Of Kindness At Woodland Middle School

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Members of Woodland Middle School’s Peer Helpers club inspired sixth-graders to make a positive impact on others during a “Pay It Forward” assembly.

At the opening of the presentation, every sixth-grade student was given one blue and one orange index card. As members of the Peer Helpers shared a story about a day in the life of a student, they instructed the sixth-graders to hold up their blue cards when they heard a positive statement and their orange cards for a negative statement. When the students held up their cards, the presenters placed a Post-it note of the same color on a large paper heart at the front of the auditorium. This served as a visual representation of how negative words and feelings can affect an individual in one day.

Following this activity, the students watched a video clip from the movie “Pay It Forward.” The clip explained the theory that if you do something kind for someone, they in turn will pay it forward to create a chain reaction of positive change. The Peer Helpers encouraged sixth-graders to spread kindness throughout the school by extending themselves to other students, whether by saying hello, helping to carry their books to class, or sitting with a new student at lunch. 

Two W.T. Clarke Seniors Named National Merit finalists

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Seniors Aashini Shah and Pantho Sayed from W.T. Clarke High School have been recognized as finalists in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. 

To be counted among the nation’s 15,000 finalists, Shah and Sayed had to submit a detailed scholarship application including their academic record, participation in extracurricular activities and community engagement, leadership ability, employment, and a record of honors and awards. They also had to achieve an SAT score equivalent to their PSAT score, maintain their prestigious academic performance and receive a recommendation from a high school official.

The seniors will be notified this spring as to whether they are among the 7,500 students who have been selected to receive awards and scholarships from the National Merit Scholarship (NMS) Corporation based on their abilities, skills and accomplishments. Members of the NMS committee will evaluate the seniors’ academic records, the curriculum and grading system at their school, their SAT scores, high school officials’ recommendations, information about their activities and leadership, and their essays. 

As valedictorian of the Class of 2018, Shah balances a rigorous schedule of Advanced Placement and college-level courses while immersing herself in an assortment of extracurricular activities, athletics and community involvement. 

With a passion for science, she conducted research on the chemical compound trifluoromethyl at Stony Brook University. Her research garnered her second place at the Junior Science and Humanities Symposium and advancement to the second round of the Long Island Science and Engineering Fair.  

Shah is a member of numerous honor societies, including National, History, Mathematics, Science, English, Spanish and Tri-M Music, for which she serves as secretary. She holds leadership positions as president of the Multicultural Club and Science Olympiads, co-director of the role committee for DECA, and editor-in-chief of the school’s newspaper, The Vanguard. She also plays violin in the school’s pit orchestra and performs at local nursing homes as a violist with the Clarke Cabaret. Athletically, she is captain of the bowling and badminton teams and plays on the varsity tennis team. Outside of school, Shah tutors middle school students and serves on the teen advisory board at the East Meadow Public Library. She plans to major in chemical engineering in college this fall. 
“It was exciting to find out I was named a finalist,” said Shah. “This distinction is a rewarding reflection of my hard work and an opportunity to earn a scholarship for college.” 

Earning the distinction of Clarke’s salutatorian, Pantho Sayed is a well-rounded student enrolled in a variety of Advanced Placement and college-level courses and actively involved in the high school and community. Among his school involvement, he is vice president of the National and French honor societies and a member of the Mathematics, Science and English honor societies. He is also co-vice president of DECA, a lawyer for the school’s mock trial team, a member of the school’s Red Cross Club and a saxophonist in the jazz ensemble.

Within the community, Sayed volunteers at Nassau University Medical Center, where he assists in labs, performs administrative duties and stocks nursing stations. He also aids teachers and organizes programs at the Long Island Muslim Society mosque in East Meadow.    

“It was a little overwhelming hearing I was a finalist in the National Merit Scholarship Program,” said Sayed. “I didn’t think I’d advance, and it’s an honor to be one of the selected few to receive this opportunity.”

Sayed aspires to be a lawyer and plans to study political science in college.

The district congratulates both seniors on becoming finalists in this prestigious program. 

Ringing In The Chinese New Year

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English Language Learners (ELL) and third-grade students at Meadowbrook Elementary School celebrated the Chinese New Year on February 12, by immersing themselves in traditions associated with the holiday and leading a schoolwide Lunar New Year parade through the hallways. 

To put context to the celebration, students learned some of the history behind the Chinese New Year by reading stories, taking part in musical and dance ensembles, and learning phrases like “gung hay fat choy” (“may you become prosperous”). 

ELL students prepared for the festivities by creating Chinese noisemakers in the traditional colors of red and gold, fashioning dragon puppets to ward off evil spirits, and constructing an origami dog, in honor of this year’s animal on the Chinese zodiac. They also embellished their classrooms with customary decorations and listened to traditional Chinese music to create an authentic atmosphere.   

The festive props were used to lead the entire third-grade class in a parade through the building. The procession was made complete with a dragon that the third-graders had designed using cardboard boxes, streamers, pipe cleaners and paint. 

Woodland Middle School Earns IAIE Fidelity Award

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As a school committed to the development of a positive learning environment, Woodland Middle School has received the Silver Fidelity Award from the International Alliance for Invitational Education (IAIE).

In 2016, Woodland earned the Inviting School award from the IAIE for its extraordinary teachers, administrators and faculty who create a sense of family and respect within the school community. Through character education initiatives, team building events, and collaboration among staff, students and parents throughout the school year, the school creates an environment that encourages both staff and students to realize their valued potential. 

The Fidelity Award recognizes Woodland’s continued efforts to build upon and sustain the Inviting School principles two years after earning the designation. The IAIE offers five types of Fidelity Awards, with the top Gold Fidelity Award bestowed upon schools that dedicate more than 10 years to Invitational Education practices.   

In late January, IAIE’s then-Executive Director Joan Fretz presented the school’s administrators and staff with a commemorative plaque and banner for the honor.

“Congratulations to you for being a lighthouse district in this work,” said Fretz. “As an Inviting School, you are giving your students and colleagues everything they want and need so they can figure out who they are and where they’re going in this world.”  

The middle school will also be featured in a book co-authored by Fretz, Dr. William Watson Purkey and Dr. John Michael Novak. Drs. Purkey and Novak have authored several books on Invitational Theory, including “Inviting School Success” and “Fundamentals of Invitational Education.” 

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W.T. Clarke High School Recognized As A Reward School

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For the second consecutive year, W.T. Clarke High School has been named a Reward School by the New York State Education Department for its continued high academic performance. The high school is one of 155 schools statewide and one of only 24 on Long Island to receive this noteworthy honor by Commissioner of Education MaryEllen Elia.

Each year, NYSED grants Reward School designation to those schools in the state that rank among the top 20 percent in English language arts and mathematics assessment performance, have a graduation rate above 80 percent, and obtain the most progress and/or highest achievement in the state without significant gaps in student achievement. This year’s honor was given based on a schools’ performance during the 2016-17 school year.

“On behalf of the district, I would like to commend W.T. Clarke High School on this prestigious recognition,” said East Meadow Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kenneth A. Card, Jr. “This remarkable distinction is a testament to the hard work of the school’s administration, teachers, students and community.”

W.T. Clarke High School will receive a certificate of recognition from Elia to commemorate this achievement.

Teaming Up For Success

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Developing their teamwork skills, Woodland Middle School students recently participated in Mix It Up Day and team building activities.

The Social Emotional Learning Committee held a decades-themed Mix It Up Day for sixth- and seventh-graders during their lunch periods to meet new people, develop their social skills and work in teams. During their homeroom period, the students received different colored bracelets that grouped them with new peers. Together, they took part in activities identifying toys, characters and songs from the 1950s to the 2000s.

Additionally, throughout the day, eighth-graders practiced their team building skills with exercises and gaming applications. Working collaboratively to accomplish a common goal, they participated in activities such as human rock, paper, scissors and land mine travel, where teams had to direct their classmates across a field of “land mines” without stepping on a mine or bumping into another competitor. The students also participated in icebreaker speed chatting and activities related to science, technology, engineering, the arts and math.   

Donating More Than Pennies

Donating More Than Pennies
Congratulations to Parkway Elementary Schools for raising $3,500 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society through their Pennies for Patients fundraisers. 

East Meadow Hosts Annual Braille Challenge

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The East Meadow School District hosted the 11th annual Long Island Regional Braille Challenge for students of Braille on Feb. 3 at W.T. Clarke High School. 

The Braille Challenge is an academic competition developed by the Braille Institute to motivate school-aged visually impaired or blind children to continue their study of Braille. 

During the event’s opening ceremony, members of the W.T. Clarke High School band performed as the participants gathered in the cafeteria to the cheers and applause of Board of Education members, central administrators, parents and community members. 

Several key administrators at East Meadow welcomed the students, their families and the event’s volunteers, offering words of encouragement and gratitude.

 “I want to congratulate the students who are participating in the challenge this morning and encourage them to give it their all,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kenneth A. Card Jr.  

Clarke High School Principal Timothy Voels acknowledged the commitment and generosity of parents and volunteers, noting, “Clarke High School has been a host of the Braille Challenge for 11 years, and it’s a thrill every year to see students come in eager to participate.” He also thanked the parents and volunteers for their ongoing and selfless support.  

Patrice Dobies, the district’s director of special education and pupil personnel services, expressed her gratitude to all who helped coordinate the annual event, including Braille Challenge Coordinator Petra Tarrant, and commended the participants for their determination. “It takes very special people to get up on a Saturday morning to challenge themselves,” she said. “I hope that you always continue to challenge yourselves and are never afraid to do so.” 

The ceremony led into three interactive workshops for participants. In the first, they demonstrated their proficiency in reading, writing and comprehending Braille. Participants also played dominoes and created valentines using cookie cutters, metallic paper and stickers. In the second workshop, they played Goalball with representatives from Camp Abilities Long Island, who taught them techniques for diving to block the ball and how to roll the ball properly to score. Participants also received a hockey demonstration from New York Metro Blind Hockey. During the third activity, students met and played with members of the Long Island Bombers beep baseball team. These players demonstrated their version of the sport that uses beeping baseballs and bases. The young students ran the bases and located the baseball from the sound of its buzzing. 

Along with these workshops, parents and students were able to visit tables with representatives from Camp Abilities, New York Metro Blind Hockey, the New York State Commission for the Blind, and Helen Keller Services for the Blind to learn more about services and opportunities for the visually impaired.  

At the closing ceremony, the participants received Braille Institute medallions, certificates of recognition and goody bags. They also attended a lunch with their families, provided courtesy of the East Meadow Special Education PTA. 

Among the challenge participants were Bowling Green Elementary School third-grader Kayla Ochtera and fourth-grader Matthew Palmeri, and Woodland Middle School eighth-grader Robbie Stahl. 

The regional event is the first step toward the national competition, which will be held in June at the Braille Institute’s headquarters in Los Angeles, California. Students from across the nation are in the process of completing preliminary testing in the hopes of qualifying among the top-scoring 60 contestants. Those top scorers will advance to nationals to represent their state as they compete against the best Braille students from across the United States and Canada.



W.T. Clarke Artists Create Coloring Books For NUMC

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Members of the W.T. Clarke High School National Art Honor Society (NAHS) illustrated coloring books for patients in the Nassau University Medical Center (NUMC) Pediatric Unit.

NAHS members collaborated after school to draw, organize and assemble images for 200 coloring books. This year’s theme for the project, which is undertaken annually by the NAHS, was seasons and nature, inspiring contour-lined drawings of landscapes, marine life and other animals. 

Each coloring book will be accompanied by a new box of crayons, donated through the NAHS’s crayon drive that is running in February. After the drive is complete, NAHS members will visit NUMC in March to distribute the coloring books and crayons to pediatric patients and their young family members.   

“Our members were very excited to create the drawings for this year’s coloring book,” explained art teacher and NAHS advisor Jane Pawlowski. “We hope our coloring books will ease the hospital experience for the children in the hospital.” 

East Meadow Bus Drivers Honored

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The district held a special Bus Driver Appreciation Breakfast in December to thank school bus drivers for all they do to transport students to and from school safely. Drivers also received encouraging written comments from parents and students expressing their appreciation for the drivers’ service, professionalism and cheerful spirit.

Bowling Green Students Use Their Noggins On ‘The Brain Show’

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Students at Bowling Green Elementary School had a chance to show off their brainpower by answering questions during “The Brain Show.”

According to its website, the Brain Show is an educational trivia contest with the authentic look and feel of a live television game show equipped with podiums, buzzers and microphones.

Divided into three teams, students in grades 2-5 went head-to-head answering questions related to classroom curriculum such as math, biology, geography and more. After three questions, new teams were created to allow as many students as possible to participate in the fun. 

Encouraged by a cheering audience, teams also racked up points between rounds by successfully completing dance challenges they had learned prior to the start of each new game.

Bowling Green extends a special thank-you to its PTA for organizing this interactive program. 

Helping Others Through The Love Of Sports

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Members of the girls volleyball and boys basketball teams at Woodland Middle School put their love for sports into practice as they raised $325 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

The seventh- and eighth-grade student-athletes participated in a round-robin volleyball tournament on Jan. 11, where teams played each other for five minutes in elimination rounds until two final teams were set to play.

A special thank-you to girls volleyball coaches Patty Burnside and Alexa Borresen and boys basketball coach Michael Magee for organizing this charitable effort.   


Parkway Students Submerge Into Story

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Fourth-graders at Parkway Elementary School became immersed in a mystery story experience lead by Submerge Storytelling.

According to its website, Submerge Storytelling is an educational program that transforms a classroom into the setting of a story, motivating students to draw conclusions about the characters, plot and themes. 

Using a twin-sized bed, desks, Legos, wall decorations and sports memorabilia, Parkway’s Literacy Center was transformed into the bedroom of 12-year-old named Trevor Cool, who breaks codes for the CIA. The students examined evidence and applied their literacy and critical thinking skills to become detectives in search of Trevor, who is being chased by the notorious CIA double agent, Cobra.

Over the course of a week, the fourth-graders learned how to make connections and avoid jumping to conclusions. They also discussed the importance of detailed evidence, took part in an activity that focused on the sequence of events, created a timeline out of the story’s illustrations, and worked together to figure out the correct plot line.

Parkway extends a special thank you to its PTA for providing its students with this amazing opportunity in which students developed their problem-solving, critical thinking and teamwork abilities.

W.T. Clarke Rams Defeat Division Avenue Dragons

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The W.T. Clarke High School Rams boys varsity basketball team defeated the Division Avenue High School Dragons, 49-40, at Nassau Coliseum on Dec. 23. 

Terrific Season For Woodland Middle School Cheerleaders

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The district congratulates Woodland Middle School’s cheerleading team, the Jets, on a successful season under the guidance of coach Stephanie Annunziata. 

Along with cheering on the crowd and performing during halftime at seventh- and eighth-grade baseketball games, the Jets have earned top rankings at recent cheer competitions. They secured first place at the W.T. Clarke High School Cheer Invitational and fourth place at the Freeport High School Invitational.

In addition, squad members Gina Giambald, Mia Scali, Rebecca Silverman, Lauren Stea, Isabella Stein and Kelly Stump demonstrated their musical talents by singing the national anthem prior to the Freeport competition. 

The district’s athletic department commends the Jets and Coach Annunziata on a phenomenal season.     

East Meadow Seniors Receive Zone Awards

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East Meadow High School seniors Nickola Pavon and Sara Polansky and W.T. Clarke High School seniors Carlo Ritaccio and Elizabeth Silverman received the Nassau Zone Award for demonstrating superior leadership and physical education skills. 

Sponsored by the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, the award recognizes one male and one female high school senior from each school district in Nassau County who exemplifies outstanding scholastic ability, physical education performance and leadership qualities. 

The district congratulates these four seniors on receiving this prestigious honor.