It was an unforgettable night of wonder, exploration and engagement, with the perfect blend of STEAM combined with a deep dive into the Humanities! In fact, this districtwide K-8 initiative offered so many exciting booths and activities to navigate – that each family received a map to begin their quest. It was a little like Dorothy following the yellow brick road, at every turn you didn’t know what would jump out at you next?
During the month of February, #CSH Unites spearheaded the project “PS I Love You Day” which was celebrated on February 9. This special day was created by Brooke and Jamie DePalma, West Islip graduates, who lost their father to suicide in 2010 while both were students at West Islip High School. PS I Love You Day started as a local initiative and has grown to include schools all over Long Island, New York state, and the country.
The CSH High School Spanish club hosted a churro & chocolate sale after school! The club members made little bags with bite-sized pieces of churros. Each churro was stuffed with creamy dulce de leche(caramel). Many students enjoyed these delicious treats on their way to their after-school activities! Señora Coniglio & Señora Segura are so proud of the students for setting up this special Valentine’s Day themed event for the school!
Thank you to our talented art students at the Jr./Sr. High School for this wonderful VALENTINE'S DAY display in the Gottshalk Gallery!
On the evening of February 6, the 14-member Lemelson MIT InvenTeam presented their mid-grant review at the Jr./Sr. High School, and showcased the most recent progress on their prototype related to active and passive tick mitigation strategies. This momentous event was kicked off by Mr. Brian Taylor and Mr. Jaak Raudsepp along with some encouraging words from Superintendent Gierasch.
-Dr. Marullo has published his 4th novel - amazing! -Student art work has been selected on display at Heckscher Museum for the juried Long Island's Best Exhibition. -French students celebrated La Chandeleur by making Crêpes. -Grades 9-10 are preparing to "Dress to Impress" for their spring night out "Soiree" on March 1 at the Jr./Sr. High.
The morning of February 6, Suffolk County Legislator, Stephanie Bontempi, recognized 9 CSH students for their accomplishments in computer science, science, and engineering. One group of 4 students received Proclamations for winning the Congressional App Challenge. The team entered this prestigious national competition in October. The team built an app that allows residents of Suffolk County to quickly check the water quality in their local rivers, harbors, and bays.
Students in Marty Glynn’s Chemistry class investigate reactivity of metals in single-replacement reactions. Testing was done on four small pieces of metals, including copper, magnesium and iron, diluting solutions of various compounds into wells on a spot plate to record signs of chemical change observed. Students observed changes in color or state, or the production of bubbles. It was wonderful to see the new science wing operating in full swing in this state-of-the art Chemistry classroom that offers advanced technology and ample space to conduct labs safely and more efficiently.
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Board of Education Executive Session 6 PM - District Office
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM Board of Education Meeting 8 PM (District Office)
8:00 AM Daylight Saving Time Begins
8:00 PM Board of Education Meeting 8 PM
9:30 AM CAC Meeting 9:30 AM (HS)