East Meadow School District Students

Throughout the day on Sept. 11, students from the East Meadow School District took time to reflect on the events of Sept. 11, 2001. Each building recognized the 22nd anniversary of the day with age-appropriate conversations and activities. A few examples of the many activities that occurred follow. 

At the Salisbury School, for example, Superintendent of Schools Kenneth Rosner, board of education trustees and district administrators held a flag-raising ceremony to reflect on the events of Sept. 11, 2001. 

At Bowling Green Elementary School, students crafted ribbons and colored American flags in recognition of Patriot Day. Students also discussed heroes and how they can show gratitude to those who act heroically in their own community. 

At Parkway Elementary School, students talked about things they love about their country, and some classes read the book, “What Does It Mean to Be American?” by Rana DiOrio and Nina Mata. 

At East Meadow High School, the social studies department crafted lesson plans to teach students about the events of Sept. 11, 2001 and how it changed the world. During the day, teachers led students through the newly designed history wing, where the names of all of those who tragically passed were displayed on the walls. Students then visited the school’s 9/11 memorial, consisting of two trees to signify the Twin Towers, as well as a small piece of the World Trade Center. American flags were planted in the memorial and all staff were provided with American flag pins to stand in unity of remembrance.  

At W.T. Clarke Middle School and W.T. Clarke High School, ELA & social studies classes learned about the events of Sept. 11, 2001 through journaling, discussion, exploring excerpts, and focusing on ways they can have a positive impact through acts of kindness.