A successful Summer Skills program at Smithtown Elementary School wrapped up today.
Nearly 100 students from first through eighth grades grade took part in the program, which focused on reading and, for the first year of the program, math.
Students worked for three hours a day, four days a week and now are getting ready to start the year with reinforced skills!
Special thanks to Michelle McAndrew-Mitchell and
Deborah Kinahan-Turza who helped oversee the program.
Date Added: 8/4/2022
Each summer the ESYP
(Extended School Year Program) faculty and staff work diligently in addressing the needs of students while also creating opportunities for activities that focus on themes. This summer 160 students are participating in exciting and enriching experiences that supported the theme of “Around the World in 30 Days!”.
Faculty works on goals to prevent skill regression as well as establishing friendships, promoting empathy, conflict resolution, and developing compassion throughout the summer during classroom and large group activities.
The district's part time psychologist and social worker provide daily visits to the classrooms to provide and model strategies for improved peer interaction and to lessen peer conflicts.
The students also receive weekly visits from the Smithtown Library as part of their Summer Reading community outreach program
Date Added: 7/13/2022
As we all get ready to enjoy Summer, the Smithtown Elementary School faculty gave their students a super Summer sendoff!
The buses honked and drove past the school several times while teachers and students screamed and waived, saying "goodbye" and "thank-you"
Date Added: 6/24/2022
It was a wonderful moving up ceremony this morning at Smithtown Elementary School.
Principal Janine Lavery and Assistant Superintendent Kevin Simmons addressed the children before handing them certificates of proclamations. The students also drew pictures of themselves next to their own self portraits with the assistance of art teacher Mrs. Kerim.
Date Added: 6/22/2022
Students at Smithtown Elementary School put on a great show under the Big Top Friday afternoon!
The students were trained by the National Circus organization, a circus education program out of Westbury.
They were taught how to stilt walk, juggle, and work with diabolo and devil sticks!
Date Added: 6/17/2022