The Goosehill GHPTG “Welcome Back Picnic” was a huge success! The annual picnic was held on September 24 to the delight of both students and parents. Siblings joined in on the fun enjoying the playground, popcorn vendor, carnival games, pizza and frozen slushies. Music filled the air, and the smiles on the kids’ faces continued to make this day a family favorite event! Thank you GHPTG for all your hard work pulling off this fabulous day!!
Officials of the National Merit Scholarship Program have selected Cold Spring Harbor High School senior Caitlin M. Roberts as a 2022 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist. This prestigious honor is awarded to students who show exceptional academic ability and potential for success in rigorous college studies.
On September 13, Principal Daniel Danbusky, held the annual Safe Driving Presentation, mandatory for all seniors. The mission for this evening each year, is that academics are secondary to student safety, and repeated lessons never get old when it comes to our children getting behind the wheel. The high school still maintains an open campus policy allowing seniors to drive off campus for lunch or free periods. Students know that driving is a privilege here, and our students have taken this privilege seriously, and have been responsible for it throughout the years.
“Since my arrival as the new principal here at the Jr./Sr. High School, we have hit the ground running! I want to welcome my new administrative team of Assistant Principals; Jason Huntsman and Caitlyn Coffey, who jumped in and fully immersed themselves for a successful opening day. I owe a huge debt of thanks to the custodial staff and to Brian Graham, Director of Facilities, and his staff for the large-scale repair work that was completed over the summer, including safety measures.
A warm welcome to our newest staff! Each year an orientation is held to acclimate new staff to the district and introduce them to the culture of the community. In August, teachers new to the district had an opportunity to hear from veteran teaching staff, engage in hands-on practices designed to engrain a sense of teamwork and partnership, meet with leaders of curriculum and instruction, and hear from the administrative team along with Amelia Brogan, president of the Board of Education.
The 5th Annual Victoria Terenzi 5k run/walk will be held at Caumsett State Park on October 16th, honoring Breast Cancer Awareness month. The race starts at 9:30AM and a kids fun run will take place right BEFORE the adult race. THERE IS ALSO A VIRTUAL OPTION for those who either would prefer to run on their own or who might not be able to make the Oct 16th date!
“How thrilling it was to welcome back 374 children, including 45 new students. I want to thank the LHSPTG for the work they do over the summer to prepare for the new year, as well as the Board of Education for all their support. The new family orientation and open house events helped families transition back to school! Our summer Ambassador Program allowed new students to make friends before the start of school. On opening day, the dedication and passion of the LHS staff made our school environment feel special, welcoming, and inclusive! Our Leo the Lion mascot greeted students off the bus.
“We had a terrific start to the school year, welcoming 241 students to Goosehill Primary School, including 24 new families! We have seven first-grade classrooms, our highest number in years. The children entered the building happily, hopping out of cars and buses with backpacks in tow. It’s a big step for a young child to enter kindergarten. Thanks to their parents, our kindergarten students were prepared and ready. First graders entered school confidently, proud that they will be leaders this year.
“It was such a privilege to welcome 238 students to West Side, where we celebrate the long history of our school which opened its doors 231 years ago! Each year, tradition is paramount with the “ringing of the school bell” which can be heard in every corner of the building. This moment was always shared with the former principal, Ted Hilton, who came to West Side each opening day long after he retired. He then joined the students at assembly sharing stories and helping to launch the new year. Since Mr. Hilton's passing last year, we are extremely fortunate to continue this tradition with two former teachers: Dr. Bonnie Dawkins and Mr. Scott Bowden, who stepped up sharing history and introducing West Side's September word ‘wonder’ at the start of the 2021 school year.
Thank you to our community for coming out to support this very special event, which honored our heroes on the 20th Anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks. We were joined by the military, police, fire department and first responders, as well as students, staff and community members who lost loved ones. The ceremony was held on Seahawk Field prior to the football game, and for those that were not able to attend that evening – please click on the links below for photographs and a video to share with our community. A very special thanks to Joe Monastero and his team for organizing this incredible evening.
9:00 AM WSSPTG Committee Chair Meeting
9:15 AM - 10:00 AM WSSPTG Class Parent Meeting
9:30 AM WSSPTG Meeting and Breakfast