Spotlight Stories

  • Goosehill kids LOVE Superheroes!

    On October 22, Goosehill students enjoyed a Spirit Day assembly outdoors at the amphitheater. All year long, students practice being a “Superhero,” but when they meet one it’s very exciting! Being a Superhero means following the acronym HERO; Honesty, Empathy, Respect, and Open-Heartedness. Two very special police officers spoke to the students about how they help people every day.

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  • Cold Spring Harbor CSD awarded the NY State FLES Award

    World Language Department Chairperson, Sandra Rivadeneyra, officially accepted the NYSAFLT Sally G. Hahn Outstanding FLES Program Award on Oct. 22 at the annual conference awards banquet held in Saratoga Springs, NY. Cold Spring Harbor CSD was named the recipient of this award in June 2021. Sally Barnes, President of NSAFLT shared, “We are pleased to inform you that the FLES program in the Cold Spring Harbor School District is the recipient of the 2021 Sally G. Hahn Outstanding FLES Program Award, sponsored by the New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers (NYSAFLT).

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  • Debate Team resumed in-person competition

    Dr. Michael Andrews, Head Coach for the Speech and Debate Team shared, "After many months of virtual debate tournaments, the Debate Team resumed in-person competition on Saturday, October 23rd at Sayville High School, bringing 30 Cold Spring Harbor H.S. debaters. The team looks forward to continuing in-person competition for the rest of the year and is hoping for a successful season."

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  • West Side Fall Festival

    The West Side Fall Festival was a hit! It was a perfect fall day to celebrate with pumpkin picking and painting, dancing and hoola hooping, carnival games and cupcakes, boo-baskets and more! Parents, siblings and West Side classmates gathered after school on the field today under blue skies and sunshine with friends for this beloved annual event.

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  • Literacy and Math Night - Grades K and 1

    Click here to access the K -1 Literacy and Math Night Presentation

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  • Happy Fall - Pumpkin pastels from Lloyd Harbor and West Side!

    Our 3rd grade students created these exciting images using a painterly technique much like Vincent Van Gogh’s Starry Night. Although they used chalk pastels, they were able to get the same effect by using quick, strokes without blending colors. With paint, it would be known as Impasto. Art teacher – Ms. McLaughlin

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  • Art at Goosehill

    First graders at Goosehill Primary School studied the German artist, Paul Klee, for inspiration focusing on building a composition with a variety of geometric shapes in the art of collage. Students connected math lessons, learning that when you cut a square in half you get two rectangles, or by cutting it on a diagonal you get two triangles...

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  • Outdoor Music classes at Goosehill...

    6h · Outdoor Music classes at Goosehill... There is nothing quite like singing in the sunshine under the breeze of fall leaves...Goosehill music teacher, Mr. Daniel Santangelo, is preparing for some "spooky" song celebrations and teaching the sounds that various instruments make. Fun!

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  • “Todo Sobre Mí” multimedia project.

    “Señora Coniglio´s Spanish 4 Honors students just completed a “Todo Sobre Mí” multimedia project. The students were given a set of interview questions to answer about themselves incorporating the preterite, imperfect, present, future, and conditional tenses.

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  • Student Achievement Award - World Language:

    World Language Department Chairperson, Sandra Rivadeneyra, was pleased to announce that senior, Brandon Fernandez, was selected as a recipient of the Student Achievement Award Scholarship on October 15 presented by the Town of Huntington’s Town Board, at the 30th anniversary of the Hispanic Advisory Task Force Gala.

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  • Sky Gazing

    Students at both Lloyd Harbor and West Side are participating in a Global Eco-Citizenship project called “Sky Day Fridays” which celebrate our climate and sky and educate students on what our climate means and does for us all. Ms. Baratta shared, “We will discuss what its vulnerabilities are and what day to day positive actions in our community we can do to preserve all of earth's systems.

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  • The Chimes were ringing

    The Chimes were ringing is Ms. Leah Martin's music class at West Side, as students learned to play and read notes on the xylophone...while students had a “ball with bowling” in Mr. Steven Forbes physical education classes.

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  • The Turtles have Arrived!

    It’s always an exciting day when the turtles arrive at Goosehill. First graders can hardly sit still waiting for their very own classroom turtle to be revealed. Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery Educator, Ms. Krissy Forman, teaches both students and teachers how to care for the turtles, tanks, filters, and equipment to keep them happy, warm, and fed properly.

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  • Morning Circle Time

    Throughout the district, classrooms are engaging in “morning circle time” as part of the Responsive Classroom professional training. “Kids love it so much, they don’t want to miss it,” shared West Side principal, Ms. Alison Hazut. It’s a time to greet each other, set goals for the day, and to help start the day. At Goosehill, Ms. Comerford’s class stands in a circle and chooses how they would like to greet each other hello in a different language, where nǐ hǎo, ciao, salut, hola, and more are now part of their morning vocabulary.

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  • October 12, 2021 Board of Education Documents

    Click the crest for links to *DEI Discovery - BOE Presentation *Governor Hochul Letter *Literacy & Math Night Flyer *Previous Board of Education Documents

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  • Tri-M Music Honor Society

    Music Honor Society The 13th annual induction ceremony for the Tri-M Music Honor Society was held at the Performing Arts Center on Oct 13. Tri-M is a program of the National Association for Music Education, the largest nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of music education. The three M’s stand for Modern Music Masters; the criteria to be inducted into this Honor Society involve a four-year commitment to scholarship, character, cooperation, leadership, and service.

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  • Launching STEAM in Junior High

    The Junior High has launched its new STEAM Program for grades 7 & 8. This unique spin on STEAM incorporates the combined skills students formerly learned in Family and Consumer Science (FACS), Art and Technology into one course. During the first half of the year, students rotate through three teachers (Ms. Georgiou, Ms. McLam and Mr. Healy), for a series of mini-projects.

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  • Tenure Granted

    Congratulations to Nicole Unger (tenure area of Reading West Side), Jessica Skirbe (tenure area of elementary education at Lloyd Harbor), and Marissa Urso (tenure area of Library Media Specialist at Goosehill Primary) who were granted tenure at the recommendation of the Superintendent at the October Board of Education meeting. Superintendent, Jill M. Gierasch, the Board of Education, and the Administration offered congratulations with the highest of praise and support. Congratulations to all!

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  • October is Board of Education Recognition Month!

    Each year in October, the Central Parent Council (CPC) proudly recognizes the Board of Education for National School Board Recognition month, an opportunity to raise community awareness and understanding about the crucial role school board members have within a school district. It is a time to say thank you and share appreciation for the hard work, devotion and commitment school board members put to task voluntarily all year long to ensure all students succeed.

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  • HOMECOMING – Friday Night Lights!

    The Oct. 8th Homecoming event was a tremendous success! The outpouring of community family support was boundless, the energy was electrifying, and the Seahawks pulled off a 40-6 victory against Island Trees!

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