Striving for Excellence in Education Volume 11, Issue 27, 3-24-2017
Science is the Key to a Better Tomorrow
In early March the Oyster Bay High School Gymnasium was buzzing with innovation and experimentation as the OBHS Science Department hosted the annual 7th Grade Science Fair. The Supervisor of the Science and Technology Departments, Ms. Janna Ostroff said, “In reflection, I want the community to recognize the creativity and depth of learning that were celebrated at the Science Fair.” OBHS Science Teacher Mr. Stephen Acquaro said, “Those that won are going to be invited to participate in the Nassau County Science Fair in June. This was their time to showcase their hard work and dedication to curiosity. The kids did a great job.” Each 7th grade science class earned individual honors by period and major awards were given to over-all winners. The winners were:
Vernon Students Enjoy Poetry in Motion
In her first year as the new Library Media Specialist for the James H. Vernon School, Librarian Christine Parente has already made a big difference and is a positive influence on the students. Ms. Parente took the initiative to research and arrange for the Poetry Alive! Program to travel from North Carolina to East Norwich to educate the sixth graders. Ms. Parente said, “I wanted a program to kick off National Poetry Month in April. Poetry Alive! presents poetry as exciting and interactive, with high-energy performers and audience participation. It is an opportunity for students to be exposed to poetry in a way that engages and entertains. The follow-up workshops focus on public speaking and stage presence, as well as writing and performing...