Spotlight Stories

  • Look – I made a Snowman!

    Ms. Sloan’s first-grade students at Goosehill prepared for a blizzard in the classroom, as they sprinkled snowflakes to decorate their very own snowman. Looking a little like the friendly Olaf from Frozen, they carefully rolled their snowballs then glued buttons, a hat, arms and carrot nose to complete their happy snowman!

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  • Holiday Cards

    Lloyd Harbor students in grade 5 were busy this week making holiday cards that will be sent to Carillon Nursing home in Huntington. Here, students can be seen in Ms. Wetzel and Ms. Conroy’s classes busily decorating their notecards and writing heartfelt notes of warm wishes.

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  • Ice Cream Making

    Students couldn’t wait for the much anticipated “ice cream making” day in Chemistry class with teacher, Dr. Colascione. Students learned that at room temperature, nitrogen is normally a gas. When nitrogen gas is exposed to high pressure in an evacuated container, the gas will liquefy. The temperature drops to -320 oF, ideal for making ice cream quickly.

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  • The Gingerbread Man

    Ms. Adams Kindergarteners read all about the Gingerbread Man during a literacy unit prior to the holiday break. They read stories about Gingerbread pirates, Gingerbread babies, friends, and Gingerbread girls. Then they tackled making their very own Gingerbread Man crafts – check out these adorable renditions!

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  • Fortune Telling Origami

    At Lloyd Harbor School, Senora Dolisi had her FLES students partner together and share an old form of origami paper fortune telling used in children's games. Parts of the fortune teller are labeled with colors or numbers that serve as options for a player to choose from, and on the inside are eight flaps, each concealing a message

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  • Brrrr Snow Globes!

    Students bundled up to brace the cold inside their snow globe! At Goosehill Primary School, Ms. Andreacchi photographed each student to place inside their handmade holiday craft, then they were posed the question, “If I were trapped in a Snow Globe I would…?”

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  • HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL

    Please enjoy these festive holiday performances by our talented students and music staff, during the Board of Education meeting in December....HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL !!!

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  • Heckscher Museum Visit

    High school students visited the Heckscher Museum in December to view the artwork on display and find an artifact which spoke to them. Their chosen museum piece will become the basis of their visual response for the Long Island's Best student exhibition. Students will submit their artwork for a juried competition this spring, where chosen works will be displayed at the Heckscher Museum.

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  • All State Music Awards

    These students had the chance to perform at the Eastman School of Music at the NYSSMA Winter Conference in early December. K-12 Music Department Chair, Brent Chiarello, shared, “It was so refreshing that our students were able to perform in person at the beautiful Eastman Theater again this year. It was a truly moving experience especially after what we’ve all been through collectively over the past couple of years. I could not be prouder of our students, and a big congratulations goes to their families and teachers as well for all of their support.”

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  • Toy Drives - THANK YOU!!!

    A huge holiday shout out to ALL the students, staff and families for the tremendous effort in collecting so many TOYS for families in need. Your generosity and support will help so many local organizations spread holiday cheer and good will toward others. Thank you from the Jr./Sr. High School, Lloyd Harbor School, West Side School and Goosehill Primary school!

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  • Earthquake Proof

    West Side fifth graders were put to the challenge of creating a structure that could withstand an earthquake! Ms. Mary Baratta shared, “As part of our study of Earth Systems and Interactions, the students were given an engineering design challenge to create a structure that would withstand an "earthquake.

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  • Holiday Spirit in the Air

    At Goosehill Primary, students are busy learning about the many holidays, decorating bulletin boards about their family traditions, reading books and creating Kwanzaa drawings with Ms. Urso in the Library, collecting toys for those in need, and continuing their kindness pledge with messages strewn throughout the hallways. George shared, “If someone felt invisible, I would stand up for them even if it’s scary.”

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  • Native American Names

    Fourth-grade students at Lloyd Harbor read several stories about how Native Americans name their children. Some of the stories were; Knots on a Counting Rope, The Legend of Bluebonnet and The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush. Students created their own Native American names by thinking about their attributes and special skills.

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  • Speed Racing in Science 21

    Racing car ramps with matchbox cars proved to be an exciting way to test energy! Lloyd Harbor and West Side fourth graders recently began an Energy unit lesson in the Science 21 program where they conducted investigations to understand the relationships between the speed and energy of an object as well as the transfer of energy through collisions.

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  • Paper Towers - Engineering skills

    Engineering skills put to the test... Grade 2 scientists at Lloyd Harbor School in Ms. Patricia Morrison’s class used their engineering skills to build paper towers that could withstand the weight of books. Would the towers holdup the number of books they predicted they would?

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  • Animal Adaptation Transformations

    How do animals adapt to their environments? Jessica learned that Jellyfish adapted with their poisonous tentacles and soft body parts, and she predicts that in 10,000 years it will have heavy chain tentacles to make it go deeper and be even more poisonous. Orabella learned about a lizards long tongue to catch prey, and predicts in 10,000 that they will have eyes that can see in the dark and sticky feet to climb trees.

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  • Come Read All About it

    At West Side, Ms. Manning’s fourth graders are on display with their published author reviews! Their fabulous bulletin board highlights their headshots, smiles and written reviews of their Realistic Fiction stories. If you’re not sure what to read next, you can find a varied selection of great choices, just ask these students!

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  • Small moments

    One never knows which “small moments” in our lives will become so memorable that we will continue to share them for many years to come. Second graders at West Side loved reflecting upon an important time that happened in their lives, and proudly displayed them along with creative drawings sharing with classmates.

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  • Mola Designs

    West Side third graders created these beautiful and bright Mola designs in art class with Ms. McLaughlin using watercolor pencils. However, true Mola is a hand-made textile that forms part of the traditional women’s clothing and quilts of the indigenous Guna people from Panama, Central America, and Colombia, South America.

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  • Guided Reading Groups

    During small group activity at Goosehill Primary school, students in Ms. Sloan's class work independently on literacy programs such as SeeSaw and Razz Kids on the iPad, while Ms. Sloan and teaching assistant, Ms. Younghans work in small groups.

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