Great Hollow Students Use Knowledge to ‘Break Out’

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Seventh grade social studies students in Ms. McKee’s class at Great Hollow Middle School recently participated in a virtual breakout learning activity. Students were tasked with finding clues using information already learned in class and combining their knowledge with research activities. The theme for the breakout activity was based on the Revolutionary War. The breakout was modified this year to include Google apps and also allowed students working from home to participate.

Creative Holiday Crafts

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Kindergarten students in Mrs. Johnson’s class at Tackan Elementary School recently learned about holidays and traditions. In addition, they have been reading numerous versions of the Gingerbread Man tales. The students had the opportunity to be creative and paint Christmas trees as well as make their own Gingerbread characters based on all the versions of the different books they read. 

Four Seniors Honored with Zone Awards

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Four seniors were honored with Suffolk Zone Awards in December. The winners, chosen by the physical education staff, are the top male and female physical education students in the graduating class. Criteria for achieving this honor, as defined by the Suffolk Zone Chapter of the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, include earning an A average or above a 90 in high school physical education classes, earning an overall grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale at the completion of the 11th grade year, and being a physical fitness role model, as well as character and leadership assessments.  

The district congratulates Jack Marti and Amanda Moghadasi from High School East as well as Christina Unkenholz and Nicholas Germano from High School West.

Mills Pond Architects Design Structures

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During a recent Project Lead the Way lesson, second graders in Barbara Haining’s class at Mills Pond Elementary School had to design different structures using just popsicle sticks. Using the grooved sticks, the students created rural and urban structures. The lesson was part of an English language arts and social studies unit on the three community types: rural, urban and suburban.

HS West’s Field of Honor

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High School West recently held its second annual Field of Honor. Organized by the Leadership classes, all proceeds from the fundraiser help support the ongoing development of the school’s Wall of Heroes. This year’s flags, displayed outside of the main entrance, honored both veterans and frontline workers.