Spotlight Stories

  • Debate Honors

    On January 15, at the Schreiber High School Virtual Debate tournament, the Public Forum Debate teams of Sophie Talamas & Melina Kelly (gr. 9) and Tanishka Dhariwal and Amber Zhou (gr. 10) earned half-qualifications for the State Championships on April 30-May 1. Congratulations! (Head coach Speech & Debate; Dr. Michael Andrews)

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  • Falling Apples West Side 4th Graders Learning to Code…

    How can you make animated apples fall in slow motion? When learning to code, you quickly understand that "Sprite" is not a refreshing soda, it is the building block of a two-dimensional (2D) bitmap graphic object that can be a static image or animation that is integrated into a larger scene.

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  • Sharing A Book With the Superintendent

    n December, Superintendent, Jill M. Gierasch, began visiting West Side School classrooms to share a book, introduce herself and get to know more students. It has only been four months since Ms. Gierasch joined the CSH family this past fall, and she looks forward to visiting Lloyd Harbor and Goosehill Primary to do the same and meet as many students as she can!

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  • Let’s Grocery Shop Kids Develop the Code!

    If you ask these 6th graders at Lloyd Harbor what they know about grocery shopping, you may be surprised by their answers. The students are currently working on a challenge to create a shopping cart program in which the player can add different items to a list. At the end, the player can press a button to "Check Out" and see the list of items in the shopping cart and their total cost.

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  • The Mitten Project

    All Goosehill, students have been busy reading the book “The Mitten Tree,” by Candace Christiansen. It's the sweet story of a lonely woman named Sarah who sees a way to help a child in need--and then another--and another by knitting mittens to keep them warm as they wait at their bus stop on cold winter mornings. Ms. Riggles’ students loved looking carefully at the illustrations to find clues that reinforce their school-wide HERO teachings of Honesty, Empathy, Respect and Open Heartedness.

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  • Experimenting with Sound

    Students from Ms. Sloan’s class experimented with sounds under the direction of Library Media Specialist, Ms. Urso. What happens when you bend and vibrate popsicle sticks on a table’s edge? What happens when you stop the sound?

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  • Partners For the Future Recipient Annabel Shen

    Congratulations to senior Annabel Shen, the 2021-22 high school recipient of the Partners For the Future Honors Program for young scientists through Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories (CSHL). This internship provides hands-on field research partnering over 200 high school seniors with CSHL researchers.

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  • Frozen Water

    Young scientists in Ms. Ranaldo’s Kindergarten class read lots of books about winter and freezing temperatures. Each year, Ms. Ranaldo waits for a frigid sequence of days so her students can make their own frozen water. As an extra spice of fun, Ms. Ranaldo places a surprise toy in their water cups, then sets their trays outside for their water to freeze

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