Spotlight Stories

  • Cold Spring Harbor Board of Education appoints new Superintendent of Schools

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  • Board Member Retires

    Mr. Anthony Paolano At the March Board of Education meeting, Mr. Anthony Paolano announced his plans to retire at the close of this school year. Mr. Paolano volunteered his time as a trustee on the Board for 21 years serving 7 terms beginning in 2000. (He served as president 4 times.) He has been a member of the community since 1990, where he lives with his wife Dorrie, and children Mark Anthony (class of 2009), Katie (class of 2012) and Lauren (class of 2016). He shared, “It has been a true honor and privilege to be a trustee of the CSH school district for over 20 years.

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  • Mini-Golf and Rock Climbing

    Students loved the new mini-golf greens at Goosehill, they couldn’t run fast enough to try and make the putt! Physical Education teacher, Mr. Rory Malone, kept the kids busy charting their strokes and alternating scaling the rock wall. Their energy and enthusiasm was contagious, so much fun!

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  • Science Honors

    Two teams from the high school’s “Advance Science Research I” (ASR) class were awarded Honorable Mention for their ExploraVision projects. ASR teacher, Mr. Jaak Raudsepp, shared, "ExploraVision participants were challenged to consider the future and imagine a technology that might exist 20 years from now. Using real scientific research, students outlined methods to plan and test their ideas. Out of over 3,000 projects entered this year, 283 received honorable mention.” Outstanding work, congratulations!

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  • State Allows Athletics

    We've missed you Seahawks! One of the eeriest sights throughout the pandemic has been the empty fields at the Jr./Sr. High School. Normally bustling with sports and cheering fans, the turf fields, tennis courts, track and baseball fields have remained quiet. But starting in late January, the state allowed high school athletes to return to the fields competing in abbreviated seasons with strict guidelines in place. After nearly one year of being sidelined due to COVID-19, three compressed seasons rolled out beginning on February 1 for “high-risk” winter sports, March 1 for “high-risk” fall sports, and April 22 for high-risk spring sports.

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  • Welcome Back Library!

    After nearly a year of not being able to visit the library due to the pandemic, students in third grade were the first to step back inside and choose their book selections in person. Small groups rotate in to learn coding via the KidOYO platform with Library Media Specialist, Ms. Erica Fraiberg, while others were excited to seek out books among the vast shelves of choice. Ms. Fraiberg shared, “I’m thrilled to have them back in the library!

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  • Black History Month

    Black History Month was created to honor and focus attention on the contributions of African Americans to the United States. Black History Month was officially declared in the 1940’s by President Gerald Ford; it is celebrated in February marking the date of Feb 1, 1865 with the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution abolishing slavery.

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  • West Side Art

    West Side Art Kudos to the artists at West Side for their creations. Teacher, Ms. Andria McLaughlin, taught fourth graders about designing squares with concentric circles inspired by the renowned abstract painter, Wassily Kandinsky. Sixth graders worked on Stain Glass designs inspired by Tiffany, and third graders imagined cities inspired by Expressionist artist, Paul Klee, known for his abstract paintings. Beautiful!

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  • Fifty Nifty States

    Fifty Nifty States: Ms. Dopico and Ms. Thompson's third graders at West Side loved learning about all 50 states! Each student chose a state and researched many fun facts and data to share with classmates by presenting their findings. Did you know that West Virginia is nicknamed the mountain state, Utah has the best snow on earth, and Delaware is known as the first state.

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  • Was it real or was it fiction?

    Was it real or was it fiction? West Side second graders learned all about “Realistic Fiction” books which is a genre of stories that are made up but could very well happen in real life! These stories often take place in settings familiar to children, and these students accepted the challenge becoming authors and illustrators.

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  • What I learned:

    What I learned: Sixth graders at West Side from both Ms. Piña and Mr. Arloff’s class explored a variety of topics and wrote research-based papers to share with their classmates. Students came up with titles, introductions, presentation of data and discussion of their findings offering thoughtful perspectives on the issue at hand. Some of the topics included Pet abandonment, Bullying, Pollution and Girls Access to Education.

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  • Outdoor classrooms are always more fun!

    Outdoor classrooms are always more fun! On this sunny spring day, Ms. Dudek took advantage of the nice weather to read to her students outside at West Side. She shared the book, Maddi’s Fridge, by Lois Brandt. Told with humor and warmth, the book raises awareness about poverty and hunger and a story of friendship. She shared, “It was part of the literary essay unit.

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  • Chocolate Milk Controversy

    Chocolate Milk Controversy: A debate “For or Against” serving chocolate milk is swirling over a proposal to ban chocolate milk in NYC public schools. At West Side, Ms. Baratta brought her students into the debate asking them to present data and research, and after careful examination of evidence to conclude if they are either “for or against “the ban. Students were pulling up New York Times articles and watching YouTube videos about the fight and charting their findings. It was a hot topic and it was still too early to support a conclusion – stay tuned!

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  • Women in History Month

    In the United States, Women's History Month traces its beginnings back to the first International Women's Day in March 1911. Beginning in 1980, President Jimmy Carter issued a presidential proclamation declaring the week of March 8 as National Women's History Week stating, "From the first settlers who came to our shores…men and women have worked together to build this nation. Too often the women were unsung and sometimes their contributions went unnoticed. But the achievements, leadership, courage, strength and love of the women who built America was as vital as that of the men whose names we know so well.

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  • Harbor View March 2021

    Enjoy the March 2021 Harbor View Student Newspaper

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  • Constellations

    Lloyd Harbor students in grade 5 were busy peering at the night sky and stars that inspired ancient cultures to create characters with names and stories. Students learned that these patterns of stars in the sky are called constellations and are recognized by people all over the world! Some represent mythical people like “Orion the Hunter” or “Hercules the Hero,” while others represent animals like Canis Major (the great dog) or objects like the Big and Little Dipper.

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  • Giving Back

    The High School Student Government has been hard at work this school year collecting clothing and food for Helping Hands, and making substantial to-go packaged lunches and breakfasts for HiHi (the Huntington Interfaith Homeless Initiative). Student Government Advisors, Ms. Georgiou and Senora Segura, shared, “Bravo to our wonderful giving students and community, it was very much appreciated by the organizations that we served. We are so proud of our students!”

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  • Ikigai Lesson

    Sixth graders welcomed the Jr./Sr. High School Counselors into their classrooms at both West Side and Lloyd Harbor. To their surprise, they received a lesson based on the Japanese word Ikigai. Iki means “life” and Gai means “purpose.” They were challenged to apply the concept of Ikigai to their own lives. They discussed and filled out a survey that pondered questions like; What do I love. What am I good at, What might be my mission, my passion, my vocation, or What does the world need?

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  • Art and FLES

    2nd grade students at West Side and Lloyd Harbor created these beautiful trees showing all 4 seasons. The lesson is a collaboration with Art and FLES as the students learn about the Spanish descriptions of the seasons along with the beautiful visuals.

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  • "Luck of the Irish" on St. Patrick's Day

    Hopefully everyone enjoyed the "Luck of the Irish" on St. Patrick's Day. Thank you to Kevin and Louis, both in Ms. Kimberly Sloan's remote kindergarten class, for sharing these fabulous Leprechaun traps! Hoping you caught a lucky Leprechaun!

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