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I promise to be an honest, hard working student
To obey our school rules
To respect people and property
To take pride in our school
To be a role model for fellow students
And to be a good citizen at all times


Reading Brings a Rainbow of Colors

Reading Brings a Rainbow of Colors photo

Mills Pond Elementary School celebrated students exceeding their Parents as Reading Partners goal by reading 55,750 minutes. Diane Lanze’s fifth-grade class read the most minutes (10,625 minutes) and had the opportunity to choose the Principal's Challenge. Mills Pond Principal Ireen Westrack had a team of highly trained hairstylists (classroom teachers) dye her hair rainbow colors in front of the whole school on March 1.

Board of Education Honors Accomplishments

Board of Education Honors Accomplishments photo

Smithtown showed off the talent of its student body and recognized the accomplishments of students and staff during its Feb. 26 board of education meeting.

The meeting was held at Smithtown Elementary School, as the board of education is moving its meetings to different locations this school year in an effort to connect with the community. Smithtown Elementary fifth-graders showed off their performing skills with a sneak peek of a few songs from their upcoming presentation of “The Lion King” to start the meeting.

Superintendent of Schools Dr. James Grossane honored and recognized several teachers and a student. High School West senior Matthew Bizzaro was recognized for receiving first place in the Long Island round of the National Automotive Technology Competition. Four Smithtown teachers – David Junz, Kelly Bigliani, Glenn Rogers and Brian Cusati – were honored for being chosen as Project Lead the Way Master Teachers. Lastly, High School East math teacher Marianne Schoepflin was honored for achieving National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certification. 

Celebrating Global Play Day

Celebrating Global Play Day photo

Kindergartners in Michael Hart’s class at Mills Pond Elementary School celebrated Global Play Day on Feb. 6 with some in-class fun. After playing a game of rock, paper, scissors using hula-hoops, the students rotated to different “Minute to Win It”-type games. Some of the hands-on activity centers included making a cup tower stack, a popsicle stick house, separating beds into different cups and racing each other with a cotton ball and straw.

Inspiring Incredible Readers at Mills Pond

Inspiring Incredible Readers at Mills Pond photo
As a kickoff to Mills Pond’s Parents as Reading Partners program, High School East Drama Club students visited the school for a superhero performance on Feb. 1. Theater students Meleni Sarantos, Dylan McCormick and Calvin Dean performed an original play written by Sarantos. They convinced hundreds of K-5 students that “Reading Is Incredible!”

Penguin Day Packed with Learning Fun

Penguin Day Packed with Learning Fun photo

As a culminating activity to their unit on arctic animals and penguins, kindergartners at Mills Pond Elementary School held a Penguin Day on Jan. 25. Dressed in black and white – and wearing their custom-made penguin hats – the students rotated through different stations in the classrooms to help reinforce their lessons on the unit.  They made maps to see where penguins lived and challenged their knowledge in penguin trivia. They also got involved in hands-on activities during the penguin Olympics, competing in different relay races.

Second Grade Surgeons

With their gloves and masks, second-graders in Barbara Haining's class at Mills Pond are doing place value surgery.