Congratulations to the Graduates of the Class of 2021!!!! The 58th Commencement of the handing out of diplomas on June 13, 2021
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. Superintendent, Robert Fenter, reminded them that today represents new beginnings made possible by the foundation set at West Side School, and how each student persevered in a very disruptive world during a pandemic that forced them out of their comfort zones, but challenged them to great heights.
West Side rolled out the red carpet for the premiere of the "West Side Musical Revue" on Friday evening, June 18. Students strolled past the paparazzi donning their movie star apparel, to the delight of Director, Mr. Christopher McKee and Choreographer, Ms. JoJo Conley.
This year, the Board of Education has decided to dedicate the Exemplary Service Award to a group of people, rather than an individual, as is typically done. As we look back over the course of the past year and a half, it is clear that so many people in our school district have gone above and beyond to provide our students with the best education in the safest learning environment possible, during a global pandemic.
The Lloyd Harbor and West Side Virtual Spring Concerts will be posted Thursday, June 10 at 6 pm! Please visit the Virtual Concert Portal by clicking the link below.
Congratulations to Sandra Rivadeneyra and the FLES team who earned the NYSAFLT Sally G. Hahn Outstanding FLES Program Award! World Language Department Chairperson, Ms. Tara Tassani, shared, “Kudos to Sandra and the FLES team for their tireless efforts on behalf of our early language learners. It is truly a well-deserved honor!”
West Side School was thrilled to welcome the “Return of Bren Bataclan” to Cold Spring Harbor! Bren first came to us as an artist in residency for Goosehill School in 2019, then to Lloyd Harbor in 2020. Students, staff and parents have been so grateful for this collaboration with the PTG organizations and have welcomed him back with open arms. Bren’s mission in life is to pay kindness forward and pass smiles along making people’s days brighter.
Mixed Masterpiece West Side 4th grade students created amazing Pop Art images by combining 4 paintings from artists: Romero Britto, Vincent Van Gogh, Roy Lichtenstein and Henri Matisse. They arranged images together to create a composition that is new and unique. Art teacher – Andria Mclaughlin
West Side 6th graders cherish a beloved tradition – the Student Led Reflection. These reflections help these soon to be graduates recognize all of the wonderful learning and progress they’ve made during their elementary years. 6th graders prepare a wonderful written and digital presentation which includes the core values, monthly feeling words, and social and emotional learning activities that resonate most with them. They talk about the people who’ve inspired and influenced them thus far.
West Side Semi-Finalists… West Side School was thrilled to announce that a team of 6th graders, under the guidance of Ms. Pina, 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.