It is with a heavy heart that this community learned of the passing of Ted Hilton. Surrounded by and teaching children… that is how most will remember Mr. Hilton. He was more than the principal of West Side School for 43 years, his presence and legendary stories at assemblies continued throughout his life with visits to West Side. Each principal who followed in the footsteps of Mr. Hilton, welcomed him back to ring the bell at the start of opening day.
West Side: Thank you to FLES teacher, Sandra Rivendeneyra, who came up with the fun school-wide activity – Virtual Bingo! All grade-levels participated in this game of chance by matching numbers on their tile paper boards called out by the game host. Excited shouts of Bingo could be heard throughout the hallways, along with “I was so close!” Certain classes participated with trivia Bingo on picture boards-clever!
As a district, we RISE Up to help those in need! Goosehill, West Side and Lloyd Harbor joined the Jr./Sr. High School Social Action Club who coordinated donations across all four buildings with the Townwide Fund of Huntington to sponsor the food drive from January 27 - February 10. Jr./Sr. High Psychologist, Dr. Beth Chase, shared, “Now, more than ever, families in our local community need food, pantry items, and everyday necessities to help get through this challenging time.”
For ten years, Teachers College (TC) staff developers from Columbia University have worked in partnership with CSH School District, providing on-site classroom demonstration lessons and professional development workshops focused on content and pedagogy. Due to COVID-19, these on-site lessons are now virtual and have not skipped a beat! Not only has Teachers College continued to support staff here at CSH, but they have taken it a step further by helping to support teachers with remote instruction tools.
West Side grades 2-5 had the privilege of sitting in on a virtual visit from author, Dan Gutman, on January 29. This is one of the many programs brought to the school district by the Cultural Arts Committee. Mr. Gutman is known for his children’s fiction, including the Baseball Card Adventures, Honus & Me, and My Weird School series. Thank you, Mr. Gutman, for inspiring the students!
Ms. Stephanie Scanlon, was very pleased with the enthusiasm and dialogue that stems from the 4th grade “Social Issues Book Club” at West Side. She shared, “This is one of their favorite reading units from Teachers College. Students are learning what’s important for their club to run well. They need to come together quickly and quietly, come prepared and ready to participate in the conversation.”
9:00 AM CPC Meeting VIRTUAL
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM WSSPTG Sports/Game Night
9:30 AM WSSPTG Meeting VIRTUAL