Kindergarten registration for all Cold Spring Harbor Central School District residents will take place February 1-5, 2021. If you have a child who is age-eligible for kindergarten (must be 5 years of age by December 1, 2021), please notify the District Office by calling 631-367-5910. Please note: Children are not automatically enrolled in kindergarten. Each child must be registered with the district.
On November 19, the Jr. Helpers, and a few Natural Helpers, spearheaded a "New Entrant Social" designed to engage our new Jr./Sr. High students and their grade-level buddies in community building activities. The afternoon began with individually packaged ice cream sundaes as students sat appropriately separated with shields and progressed into fun icebreakers that offered students the opportunity to get to know each other better.
Thank you to all the schools district-wide for sponsoring Thanksgiving food drives. The responses from our community were beyond generous, and we thank all the students, faculty, and families for your participation and donations to so many local families in need. These donations were distributed to the Helping Hand Rescue Mission in Huntington Station.
Taylor Carlin (Class of 2012) along with science teacher, Ms. Erin Oshan, held a beach clean-up at West Neck Beach on November 7th. 67 students ranging from 7th to 12th grade were in attendance. Ms. Oshan reported, “We collected over 50lbs of trash from the beach, marsh area and causeway. Taylor volunteers with the organization, Green Sakthi, based out of India and provided the students with 2 hours of community service for helping.
In October, the Board of Education recognized five All-State Music Honor students. Congratulations to Sarah G. Lynch, (All-State, Treble Choir), Jessica McCrorie, (All-State, Treble Choir), Katherine McGee, (All-State, Treble Choir), Matthew Ross, (All-State, Symphony Orchestra), and Julianne Massa, (All-State Alternate, Jazz Tenor Saxophone), These talented students will take part in virtual master classes with students from around the state, as well as perform in a virtual All-State Concert that will be released later in the year.
The Annual National Art Honor Society Induction was held virtually on November 5th to the delight and pride of Art Department Chair, Ms. Christine Oswald, and the entire district art department! Each recipient recited the official pledge as members, “I will in my life, to the best of my ability through my talents in art, help to create a more beautiful world for myself, for humankind, and for all living things.”
Congratulations to Lauren Blackburn (tenure area of Teacher Assistant), who was granted tenure at the recommendation of the Superintendent at the October Board of Education meeting. Goosehill Principal, Ms. Herschlein, along with the Superintendent, Robert C. Fenter, the Board of Education, and Administration offered congratulations with the highest of praise and support.
On November 12th, the Cold Spring Harbor World Language Honor Society held its first virtual induction ceremony to recognize the 2020-2021 World Language Honor Society Inductees for French and Spanish studies. Highlights of the virtual ceremony included an inspiring keynote speech from 2019 graduate, Sterling Rosado, along with several incredible student performances. Sterling, currently on a gap year from Harvard University, drove home the importance of the three C’s of language learning: connection, consistency, and continuity.
Each year in November, the Jr./Sr. High School invites Veterans in to speak with the students. Although Veterans could not come in person this year, that didn’t stop the program from continuing via zoom. Both remote students and in class students were able to link in, and participate intimately with various speakers about their military experiences. In Mr. Cootner’s Social Studies class, students had the privilege to listen to U.S, Army Ranger, Mr. Joe Palermo, who served in the military from 2002-2006 deploying several times to Iraq and Afghanistan.