Excellence in Education Volume 12, Issue 20, 1-26-18
Atlantis Symposium Showcases Independent Study Projects
How can I create original math problems using Pascal’s Triangle? How can I create a unique app that helps solve a problem? These and a host of other questions were the basis for independent study projects presented at a winter symposium by fourth, fifth and sixth graders in James H. Vernon School’s Atlantis program. The program provides a setting for eligible students to challenge their curiosity beyond the curriculum by participating in a variety of enrichment activities based on areas of interest.
Displayed in the Atlantis classroom, students were excited to explain their projects to family, friends and staff members who attended the event.
OBHS’ International Night Helps College-Bound ENL Seniors
From Salsa to Merengue to Irish Step Dancing, Oyster Bay High School’s International Night Celebration had the audience dancing in their seats as students, staff and local dance troupes lit up the stage with their talent, then invited everyone to the cafeteria for a tantalizing smorgasbord of international cuisine.
The evening, coordinated by the Department of Languages Other than English (LOTE) and English as a New Language (ENL), is an annual fundraiser for the Sal Pipitone ENL Scholarship Fund, which helps deserving ENL seniors attend college. Sal Pipitone was a beloved teacher and administrator at Oyster Bay High School who was part of the International Night Celebration every year.