Excellence in Education Volume 12, Issue 30, 4-20-18
Vernon 4th Graders Present American Revolution Program
Families and friends were transported back to colonial times when they visited the fourth-grade classrooms at Vernon School. Students dressed as colonists, soldiers and important historical figures, celebrated the culmination of their studies on the American Revolution.
Irish Folklore Featured at Roosevelt Readers' Theater
The luck of the Irish was with Roosevelt Elementary School second graders when they performed a Reader’s Theater with a St. Patrick’s Day theme.
Artistic Talent Shines at Board of Education Meeting
Student artwork lined the Oyster Bay High School Library as more than 25 students who had their artwork selected for prestigious visual arts exhibitions throughout Long Island were recognized by the Board of Education, April 17.
K-12 Fine and Performing Arts Supervisor Mr. Peter Rufa, who welcomed students and their families, called upon each student to receive a Certificate of Excellence and to shake the hand of Board President Mr. John McEvoy.
Addressing the audience, Mr. Rufa acknowledged the importance of art education in our schools by saying, “Our students are fortunate to be part of a learning community that has placed such a high value on the arts. Fine arts classes help improve and support fine motor skills in our youngest learners, instills confidence in our students when they explore an artistic medium outside their comfort zone, and teaches students how to interpret visual information and to make decisions based on it.”