Striving for Excellence in Education Volume 12, Issue 2, 9-8-17
OBEN Students Head Back to School Ready to Learn
Under sunny skies and pleasant temperatures, nearly 1,600 K-12 students, carrying backpacks and school supplies, returned to school in the Oyster Bay-East Norwich School District, August 31.
Reunited with friends, students shared hugs and received warm greetings from school administrators and teachers before settling into their classrooms. At Vernon Elementary School, the excitement was kicked up a notch as staff members shook pom-poms and cheered on students as they entered the building.
OBEN Teachers Asked to Focus on the ‘Why’ of Learning
Members of the faculty and staff in the Oyster Bay-School District were welcomed back to the 2017-18 school year on Superintendent’s Conference Day, Aug. 30, with motivational words from Superintendent of Schools Dr. Laura Seinfeld. She challenged them to impress upon their students the “why” of learning what they are learning to ensure that lessons are relevant and engaging.