Excellence in Education Volume 12, Issue 5, 9-29-17
OBHS Students Experience Citizenship First-Hand
In a location steeped in American history, Oyster Bay High School eighth graders had the unique opportunity to take part in a naturalization ceremony at Sagamore Hill National Historic Site where they witnessed 50 immigrants from various countries around the world fulfill their dream of becoming U.S. citizens.
The prideful ceremony, held Sept. 18 in celebration of Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, opened with the Tara Pipe and Drum band that led a processional of 10 federal judges onto a dais set up inside a tent on the Sagamore Hill lawn. In the audience, were the candidates for citizenship, their family and friends, 125 eighth graders and staff from Oyster Bay High School and law students and staff from St. John’s Law School.
In her opening remarks, Master of Ceremonies Hon. A. Kathleen Tomlinson, U.S. Magistrate Judge, Eastern District of New York, acknowledged Dr. Laura Seinfeld, superintendent of Oyster Bay East Norwich Central Schools, who was part of the dais, the district and building administrators, the 125 eighth graders and staff for their support and help with coordinating the program.
A Message from Superintendent
of Schools Dr. Laura Seinfeld
With new and exciting events taking place in the district, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Laura Seinfeld continues to meet with students and address the community to keep you informed. Please watch the video to learn more about the following events taking place in the fall. We hope you mark your calendars and join us as we celebrate:
- The OBHS Library Renovation. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at OBHS Library, Oct. 17 at 7:30 p.m. All are welcome and light refreshments will be served.
- The FIRST OBHS fall drama, Romeo and Juliet, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. in the Vernon Elementary School Gymnasium.
- The Fall Community Book Club, Nov. 13, 7 p.m., in the OBHS Library. The book club selection is
The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley. Copies are available in the school libraries, the public library and online.
We look forward to seeing you!