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High School West recently welcomed Holocaust survivor Ruth Minsky... (more)
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First-graders at Mt. Pleasant Elementary School joined together for a... (more)
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Fifth-graders at St. James Elementary School brought history to life... (more)
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The Young Engineers Club of the Great Hollow Middle School technology... (more)
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High School East’s Interact Club hosted the RISE leadership... (more)
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On March 13, students at Nesaquake Middle School participated in a... (more)
Eighth-grade scientists at Great Hollow Middle School recently participated in a hands-on experiment when representatives from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory visited the school on March 29. The students genetically engineered bacteria with the green fluorescent protein gene for bioluminescence normally found in the Pacific jellyfish, Aequoria victoria. Students learned about and utilized some of the same techniques that are employed by pharmaceutical companies to produce human insulin. The... Click Here to View
Fourth-graders at Smithtown Elementary School got up close and personal with some marine life during an ecosystem program on March 28. Alexandra Stevens, marine educator, Cornell University Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County, visited the school to teach the students about different ecosystems and give them a chance to interact with the animals.
Ms. Stevens spoke to the students about the differences between living and non-living things that exist in an ecosystem. She also taught the... Click Here to View
More than 40 students from Mills Pond Elementary School came out to support their fellow classmates and those affected by juvenile type 1 diabetes during a fundraiser held in the school’s gymnasium on March 20.
Organized by the school’s Cares Club, which consists of third-graders, the boot camp fundraising event invited fourth- and fifth-grade participants. Rotating through different stations, along with teachers, club advisers and parent volunteers, the students participated in... Click Here to View
High School West students in Sara Albanese’s Project Lead the Way Principles of Biomedical Science worked with samples from the HeLa cell line to create a chromosome spread. HeLa cells are the oldest and most commonly used human cell line, isolated in 1951. Cells were dropped onto a slide to release the chromosomes, or genetic material, and then stained so the cells and chromosomes would be visible under a microscope.
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Fifth-graders at Tackan Elementary School took a bite out of literacy during a book tasting in their library on March 12.
The library was transformed into a café for the students to enjoy their meals. After being seated at their respective tables, the fifth-graders got started on their appetizer, a book that had been preselected for them to taste. After reading either the back cover, inside jacket or just a random page of the book, the students recorded the title, genre and author and... Click Here to View
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