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  •  The Exemplary Service Award

    The Exemplary Service Award

    The Exemplary Service Award was presented to Valerie Massimo at the June 11 Board of Education meeting. Every year, at this time, the Board wishes to honor an employee who supports, with great distinction, our school community. The criteria for eligibility established in order to be considered for the award includes having worked in the district for at least five years, have the unanimous recommendation of the administration and the Board, and exemplify leadership and excellent character among others.

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  •  Graduates Walk the Hallways of Their Elementary Schools

    Graduates Walk the Hallways of Their Elementary Schools and Share a Senior Breakfast on Graduation Day!

    Last year, Jr./Sr. High Principal Daniel Danbusky was excited to spearhead a new initiative for the graduating seniors. This heartfelt tradition was emotional not only for the soon to be graduating seniors as they took their “senior walk” down the halls of their elementary schools – but it proved to be just as emotional for their former teachers. Alumnae of Lloyd Harbor and West Side Schools traveled by bus in caps and gowns to pay homage to their former teachers and walk the halls again six years later.

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  •  Human Board Game Challenges

    Human Board Game Challenges

    Let the end of year festivities begin! At West Side School the Cultural Arts Committee (CAC) brought in a new and exciting character-building competition. Based on a foundation of sportsmanship and teamwork, the Ultimate Human Board Game ensures lots of participation with exciting activities and friendly competition. Featuring a LIFE-SIZE game board of three color-coded sides, each represented a different exciting activity

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  •  Ms. Ryan’s Class is treated to lunch at Applebee’s!

    Ms. Ryan’s Class is treated to lunch at Applebee’s!

    When Ms. Ryan received word in May that she had received the 2024 Applebee’s Above and “Bee” yond Teacher Award – it was quite a shock! West Side School was thrilled to honor her as she stood beside the student who nominated her, Thomas Pologruto (grade 6) to accept her award at the May 7 morning assembly.

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  •  Ellis Island Day at West Side

    Ellis Island Day at West Side

    When students reflect back on their elementary years, one thing is for sure, they will always remember “Ellis Island Day.” It is an extraordinary feat to execute, with the help of staff and so many volunteers who take it to the next level. West Side fourth graders experienced the most incredible simulation of the immigrant experience through Ellis Island back in the early 1900’s. Each student was given an immigrant identity and formed family units as they journeyed to America. Students were crowded into steerage aboard the ship as they sailed across the ocean and passed by the Statue of Liberty on the hill at West Side!

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  •  Board of Education Appoints Next Superintendent of Schools

    Board of Education Appoints Next Superintendent of Schools

      On June 3, the Cold Spring Harbor Central School District Board of Education unanimously approved the appointment of Joseph Monastero as the district’s next superintendent of schools effective July 1, 2024.

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  •  Night of the L M

    Night of the Living Museum Community Art Showcase

    Jr./Sr. High School: On May 30 the Art Department transformed the New Gym into a gallery showcase of interactive art booths including mural painting, sketch booking, Lego murals, canvas tote designs and more. Everyone tested their talents and creative genius, with both students and guests trying their hands at drawing, Lippan tiles, collage, chalk and charcoal design.

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  •  International Day at West Side

    International Day at West Side

    Students at West Side taught us that it truly is “a small world after all.” As these third graders marched into the gym, flags in hand and speeches prepared, the kids taught so much about the many countries and continents in our world. Donning official costumes and shouting out their country name, each paid homage to their social studies curriculum at this annual celebration. Fun facts, trivia and even jokes were shared with all the students’ special guests in attendance.

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