Spotlight Stories

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    AATSP Poster Contest

    In celebration of World Language month, the fourth-grade FLES students created beautiful posters! Each year, the AATSP (American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese) selects a theme which students show in their posters.

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    MakerSpace Fair

    West Side 5th graders were geared up to present their Maker Space projects! It is an opportunity to use their engineering design-process skills to repurpose something, solve a problem, learn a new skill or how something works, or turn something imagined into a finished product!

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    Literary Luncheon Astronaut~Author~Artist, Nicole Stott

    Celebrating 21 years of the Literary Luncheon! Each year, the CSHPTG (Jr./Sr. High School parent/teacher organization) sponsors their largest fundraiser, the "Literary Luncheon." All funds raised support the Cultural Arts Programs brought in for all the schools in the district. This year, the CSHPTG was pleased to introduce, Nicole Stott, who spoke about her book, Back to Earth on March 22 to a sold-out crowd at the Huntington Crescent Club.

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    Corey’s Promise District-Wide Sports Night

    Oh, what a night! The first annual district-wide “Charity Event” sports night was held on March 9 for students, staff and families. This collaborative effort to bring the schools and community together has been a vision of Superintendent Jill M. Gierasch, and an important Board of Education District Goal. By increasing family and community engagement, it is the hope of administration to develop greater partnerships by offering K-12 special events at programs like the fall Homecoming game half-time and pre-game carnival, and the first district-wide STEAM Night and Parent University Night.

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    Laugh A Lot Poetry!

    West Side students learned quickly that author, Darren Sardelli, is not your typical poet! Born on Long Island, he grew up with 4 brothers, playing hockey and yes…writing poetry! His humorous rhymes have been featured on radio Disney, in magazines, textbooks and Scholastic children’s books. From an early age, he kept an “idea book” and to date has filled nearly 100 idea books that have inspired his writing.

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    Bagpipes and a Mascot NAMING

    As a St. Patrick’s Day surprise, Security Team member Kevin Markham graciously agreed to share his bagpiping talent with West Side School. Mr. Markham brought a few special guests to join an assembly. Dr. Barnes interviewed the musicians afterward, and the students listened to advice about music, how practice really does make perfect in life, and you’re never too old to learn something new!

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    Music in Our Schools - LISFA Recognitions

    The Long Island String Festival Association (LISFA) offers selected students in Nassau and Suffolk County the opportunity to perform in a select ensemble. All 5th through 12th grade students are eligible for selection based on their New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) scores and teacher recommendations.

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    Talent Show Touchdown!

    The annual West Side Talent show kicked off the pre-game performances with a first half lineup for fun football themed event by the MC’s. The referees introduced each act, which included a halftime show featuring the Electric City Band. This clever showcase featured 40 acts that included singing, hula-hoops, a magic show, musical numbers on guitars, saxophone, piano and more. The dance numbers had the crowd lighting up their cell phones with raised arms to cheer on their classmates.

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