Excellence in Education Volume 12, Issue 23, 2-16-18
Vernon School Presents Alice in Wonderland, Jr.
Students from James H. Vernon School brought fantasy to life when they presented Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, Jr., Feb. 14 and 15. The musical production consisted of two separate casts with one performing each night, providing an opportunity for more than 140 students to act, sing, dance, create and collaborate.
Vernon Learns the Power of Engineering
Exploring the process of engineering design, fifth-grade students at James H. Vernon School developed working wind turbines out of repurposed materials and showcased them for family and friends.
Success Computes at Coding Club Techathon
App development, cyber security, website building and game design were just some of the topics 6-12 grade students in the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Central School District learned about when they attended the District’s first-ever Techathon, Feb. 10. The event, hosted by the Oyster Bay High School Coding Club to help students explore the world of computer science, featured guest speakers, the opportunity to engage in problem-solving workshops and a chance to win a Google mini.
Kicking off the day with more than 70 participants was keynote speaker Mr. Daniel Holewienko, a veteran technology executive in healthcare, financial services, media, education, and retail, who shared the latest trends in technology. Students then participated in three of seven different techno-computational workshops, some of which were run by computer science students. The student-run sessions included 3-D Design and Print, Problem Solving App Creation, Game Creation and a Network Snoop-In. Oyster Bay High School student Richard Murphy remotely logged into the server he set up in his home from refurbished, second-hand equipment for his Network Snoop-In workshop.