Excellence in Education Volume 12, Issue 19, 1-19-18
Reading Activities Engage Students, Reinforce Skills
From guest authors to school-wide read-ins, there’s a whole lot of reading activities taking place in the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Central School District. The ongoing efforts enhance what is learned in the classroom and help reinforce a lifelong love of books.
At James H. Vernon School, fourth graders were captivated by the history of the Culper Spy Ring and the Revolutionary War when Mr. Stephen Taylor, father of Vernon School students Andrew and Christian who are in fourth and third grade respectively, came to the school to talk about his book, The Ghosts of Raynham Hall, the first novel of The Watcher of Time series.
January's 'Athletes of the Month' Announced
Recognized for exhibiting qualities that make them exemplary role models for their teammates, the Oyster Bay High School’s Department of Athletics proudly announces its January selections for ‘Athlete of the Month.’ Athletes are chosen by their coaches based on qualities such as leadership, dedication, attitude, level of improvement, and skill. The sports spotlighted this month are Boys’ Basketball, Girls’ Bowling, Cheerleading, Fencing, Boys’ Winter Track and Wrestling.
Boys’ Varsity Basketball player Anthony Reilly, a senior, is Athlete of the Month because he has “solidified himself as one of the most dominant players in Conference ABC, leading the Baymen to an 8-0 record,” according to Coach Brian Boyle and Assistant Coach Dustin Abbatte.