Excellence in Education Volume 15, Issue 21, 2-14-20
Emerging Business Leaders Recognized
Five Oyster Bay High School students won awards at the 17th Annual Emerging Leaders Business Competition sponsored by the Huntington Chamber of Commerce.
Seniors Aavi Gupta and Kristian Ingebrigtsen won second place in the Entrepreneurship category; junior Jillian Vicari and senior George Anagnostopoulos took second place for Graphic Design and Branding, and junior Kai Sheppard received an Honorable Mention in the Interview category.
Working in teams of two or individually, participants were challenged to think beyond the scope of the classroom by demonstrating their knowledge and capabilities in a business environment, according to business teacher Ms. Tara Beal.
Teachers Earn National Board Certification
Oyster Bay High School mathematics teacher Ms. Andrea Breun and choral director Dr. Meagan Dissinger were named National Board Certified Teachers, the highest certification one can achieve in K-12 education.
Only three percent of teachers nationwide have earned the advanced credential, which acknowledges their proven ability to meet the profession’s highest standards. To achieve certification, candidates must successfully complete a performance-based, peer-reviewed process consisting of three portfolios and one examination demonstrating their proven effectiveness on student learning and achievement. About 40 percent of teachers who pursue the rigorous process earn certification.
TR Stands Up to Bullying
Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School students learned how to stand up to bullying when Port Jefferson’s Theater Three Broadway on Main Street presented an original musical “Stand Up! Stand Out! The Bullying Project.”
With colorful costumes and an assortment of hand puppets, the story came to life as a student named Peg witnesses the bullying of another student, Nellie, and how she comes to terms with her responsibility.