Striving for Excellence in Education Volume 11, Issue 35, 5-26-2017
Another Oyster Bay Treasure Opens its Doors to Students
The Kindergarteners of the Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School were treated to a fun day of education and exploration thanks to the Oyster Bay Railroad Museum. Education is a key focus of the museum as evidenced by the students being greeted by Mr. Bill Burke, who is a retired school principal. The children were guided by former OBEN Board of Education President, Mr. John Specce. The children earned “Junior Engineer” badges by completing a fun junior engineer activity. These badges entitle the children to free admission to the museum with an accompanying paid adult and a 10% discount in the museum gift shop. Kindergartener Chelsea Maraboli was overheard saying, “This is the best day of my life...”
OBHS Students Excel in the Language Arts
Many Oyster Bay High School Students have shown excellence in a variety of writing and language arts. OBHS Senior Isabella Pace's poem, “Cliffs of Moher,” was the winner of the Martin J. Kelly Writing Contest of the Irish Cultural Society Gaelic Poetry Contest. OBHS Senior Steven Keehner's personal narrative, “Why Journalism?,” was the winner of the Nassau Reading Council Young Author's Contest. OBHS Senior Michelle Yu's essay about her mother was the winner of the Nassau English Council...