Principal, Valerie Massimo, addressed the 6th graders at their Moving Up ceremony on June 23, acknowledging first and foremost that, “Your Lloyd Harbor years were certainly not what any of us expected when they started here. They involved challenges and changes that were unfamiliar and unnatural. You lived through a most unusual era and persevered! Sixth Graders - I know I speak for all of the adults in your lives when I say that we are so incredibly proud of what you have accomplished!”
The Class of 2026 is officially “Moving Up” to the high school! Principal, Daniel Danbusky exclaimed, “I have the distinct privilege of watching this group of youngsters grow and mature from that group of eager and anxious young teens who entered the Jr High School on a hot summer day in August into a formidable class of self-confident adults, six years later as they seek out their own paths in life.”
Congratulations to the Lloyd Harbor Choir Group “The Harbortones” along with music teacher and Director, Mr. Daniel Santangelo, for winning 1st place in their division at Music in the Parks! The competition took place on June 3 at Dorney Park in Bethlehem, PA. All 15 students are in 6th grade and practice each week after school.
Moving Up Day was a spectacular celebration on June 21, held outdoors under the amphitheater and sunshine in the courtyard. It was bittersweet as Principal, Lynn Herschlein, delivered her final farewell speech ending her tenure as Goosehill principal after 11 years. The final “Goosehill Song” held special meaning this year, and it was hard for parents and Ms. Herschlein to hold back a few tears.
It was a wonderful ceremony for the students at West Side Elementary School on June 22 at the PAC. Each and every West Side graduate had a turn to speak and reflect upon their journey at West Side, a long-standing tradition that speaks volumes about the history of West Side pride. Principal, Alison Hazut, addressed the 6th grade class marveling at all they have accomplished over the past five years at West Side, the many friends they have made, all that they have learned and the special traditions they have continued even during the trials of a pandemic.
WOW! This was a night to remember! Lloyd Harbor students gave a showstopping performance of the production "Beauty & the Beast, Jr." on June 16 and 17 at the PAC. This group of extremely talented performers had everyone shaking their heads that they were only in 5th and 6th grade. The voices, the costumes and choreography, the set design, the humor, and even the behind-the-scenes speed and efficiency of the backstage crew were extraordinary.
The Exemplary Service Award was presented Margaret Diehl, at the June 14 Board of Education meeting. Every year, at this time, the Board wishes to honor an employee who supports, with great distinction, our school community. The criteria for eligibility established in order to be considered for the award includes having worked in the district for at least five years, have the unanimous recommendation of the administration and the Board, and exemplify leadership and excellent character among others.
West Side School was thrilled to announce that a team of 6th graders, under the guidance of Ms. Piña, were chosen as semi-finalists in the I Am EM-powered Public Service Announcement Contest sponsored by PSEG. The West Side video submissions mostly centered around the topic of energy efficiency and environmental conservation; many offering up alternatives and thoughtful slogans to make their statement to the community more aware of these issues.