Excellence in Education Volume 12, Issue 29, 4-13-18
Ancient Civilizations Come to Life at Vernon School
Dressed as pharaohs, queens and other historical figures in ancient history, sixth graders at James H. Vernon School were full of excitement as they presented a showcase of Ancient Civilizations in their classrooms for family and friends. The display was the culminating event after weeks of studying the subject in their classrooms and working on individual research projects at home.
Roosevelt Goes on the Case for a Good Book for PARP
Roosevelt Elementary School students were reading detectives for three weeks, breaking clues and solving mysteries with books, during its recent Pick a Reading Partner (PARP) Campaign, “On the Case for a Good Book."
First Place, Two Awards for First-Time National History Day Competitors
Oyster Bay High School junior Shania Kuo made history for the District when she took first place at the National History Day Regional Competition at Hofstra University. Shania, who competed for the first time with four other classmates, was first in the “Paper Division” for her paper on “Mao’s Decision to Intervene in Korea.”
“Shania’s paper went up against 24 of the best papers on Long Island from schools such as Hewlett, The Wheatley School, and Herricks, and it was found to be the most thorough and analytical, based on the National History Day rubric,” said K-12 Social Studies Supervisor Mr. Joseph Pesqueira. “This is an unbelievable accomplishment for a student participating in the National History Day competition for the first time.”
Don't forget to pick up your copy of Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan and join us on Thursday, May 3rd at 7 pm in the Oyster Bay High School Library for the Spring Community Book Club hosted by Superintendent of Schools Dr. Laura Seinfeld.