AMS Students Honored in Essay Contest

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Two eighth grade students from Accompsett Middle School – Haley Sasbon and Isabella Spilotros – were recently recognized for their essays in the Suffolk County Taste of Italy event, sponsored by the office of Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and Order Sons of Italy in America. This year’s theme was “Passing the Torch of Heritage,” and the student essays focused on the “melting pot” of culture. The ceremony aimed at honoring those who present a positive image in promoting the culture. Haley (middle right), who placed first in the contest and Isabella (middle left), who placed third, were honored at the event along with their Italian teacher Maria DiLiberto (left center) and Principal Paul McNeil (second from right). 

Connecting with Local Veterans

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As a way to thank local veterans for their service, the members of the National Junior Honor Society from Accompsett Middle School held a veterans day reception in their cafeteria on Nov. 4. Students used the opportunity to connect with the veterans, some of whom were family members and friends. They spent the afternoon enjoying each other’s company, playing games and sharing stories. Accompsett Middle School student-musicians sang and played the piano as the veterans shared snacks and conversation.

Forest Election

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First graders at Accompsett Elementary School learned all about the voting system and then took to the polls prior to Election Day. After reading “Election in the Forest,” the students cast their vote for their favorite animal. 

Trick-or-Treating with Local Nursing Home Residents

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To help spread some smiles to the residents of the St. James Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center across the street from their school, fifth graders from Mills Pond Elementary School went trick-or-treating on Halloween. Dressed in their most creative Halloween costumes, the students received candy from the residents, many of whom dressed up to hand out candy as well. 

Care Packages

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Students in Mrs. Edelman’s first grade class made care packages for our service men and women. While putting together the packages they learned adjectives they can use to describe service men and women and how proud we are of them.