In celebration of completing state exams, fourth grade students in Tricia King, Allison Brafman and John Sudano and Stephanie Pergola's classes Bowling Green participated in “Glow in the Dark Day.” Teachers transformed their classrooms to be glow in the dark, complete with black lights, glow sticks and highlighter paint. Each class had six different stations where teams of students worked on STEM, reading and social-emotional learning challenges. When students successfully completed a challenge, they played games such as cornhole, Jenga and ring toss.
Members of the cross-country team at East Meadow High School completed their season with a multitude of accolades and successes.
Senior Zach Van Houten finished undefeated this season, winning the Nassau County Individual Championship for the 5000-meter course at Eisenhower Park. Zach then continued on to win the Sectional Championship, a race comprised of the overall best runners and teams from all schools in Nassau County regardless of size, by 13 seconds. Zach's performances led the team to finish fourth at the county championships, culminating the season with a 10-3 record.
Additionally, the girls cross-country team had a stellar season. The girls won their first division championship since 2016 with a 12-1 record and placed second in the team races at the Nassau County and Sectional Championships. Leslie Villafuerte-Castro led the way for the team this season, placing third overall at the county championship. Fellow runners Becca Silverman, Dakota Eira, Megan Sohl, Ella Foster and Silvia Ronemus placed in the Top 22, earning All-County status.
The district is proud of each and everyone of these student athletes for their impressive achievements!
Juliette Markesano and Pavly Zaky, two sixth grade science students at Woodland Middle School, were recently named two of the top 10 winners in the PSEGLI I AM EM-Powered Program and Student Challenge for their work in creating a unique public service announcement about energy conservation.
The I AM EM-Powered program is designed to educate students about energy efficiency and protecting the environment. Students were challenged to create a public service announcement to spread the word about how everyone can do their part to help the earth.
“Both students created imaginative and persuasive public service announcement videos to encourage others to do their part in saving the environment,” Math and Science Chairperson Crystal Mello said. “We are proud of these students for their dedication to help improve our planet!”