Congratulations to Dr. Beth Chase-Schuman (tenure area of School Psychologist), James Stucchio (tenure area of Assistant Superintendent for Business), Erin Goldthwaite (tenure area of Districtwide Chairperson of Special Education), and Dr. Suzanne Main-Wegielnik (tenure area of School Psychologist), who were granted tenure at the recommendation of the Superintendent at the May 12th Board of Education meeting.
Today marks the start of Teacher Appreciation week. This year, teacher and staff appreciation has certainly taken on new meaning for our schools and our parents. Throughout this crisis, we have honored the heroes who put their lives on the line every day to save lives---our doctors, nurses, paramedics, firefighters, and police officers. This week we also honor the teachers---the heroes who tirelessly navigated an educational emergency amidst this health crisis, sacrificing long hours, days and weeks to figure out how to teach their students remotely and help them feel safe and secure in the process.
Congratulations to Adeline Rodriguez, her poster will be featured on the 2020-2021 FLES folder! Please see the link to see her published artwork. While Adeline placed first in her age group from Lloyd Harbor School for the AATSP Poster Contest, she later placed 2nd "in the nation" in her age group!!! Way to go Adeline...
West Side 6th graders are discovering their elements! During a science unit in Ms. DeRosa’s class, students were asked to research and construct a 3D polyhedron element from the periodic table with help from Library Media Specialist, Ms. Fraiberg.
What better way to learn, than to learn from students! At the February Board of Education meeting, administration and staff were proud to present and collaborate with KidOYO coding projects by students from grades 4-8. “OYO” stands for “On Your Own” and that is certainly what these brilliant minds proved as they demonstrated their coding skills on the Promethean Board to community members.
Jump Rope for Heart Fundraiser is always a fun challenge at West Side. During the unit on heart health, students learned different ways to jump rope, benefits of jump roping and ways to be heart healthy. All donations went to the American Heart Association, which aides in the fight against heart disease and strokes.
West Side concert: Principal, Alison Hazut, shared, “Our Winter Concert was AMAZING!! 5th and 6th graders confidently and joyfully performed. Many thanks to our incredible music team of educators, Leah Martin, Sue Kleiner, Samantha Meyer and Heather Daniels-Rosenblatt for organizing an incredible program.” Thank you to our talented students!