Excellence in Education Volume 13, Issue 11, 11-16-18
OBHS' 3rd Annual Field of Honor Pays Tribute to Our Veterans
Oyster Bay High School students and staff came together to honor local veterans and active military personnel during the schools’ 3rd annual Veterans Day Field of Honor ceremony, Nov. 9.
Servicemen from the local Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), American Legion, and American Veterans (AMVets) were recognized with words of gratitude and remembrance as Oyster Bay High School Principal Ms. Sharon Lasher, Assistant Principal Dr. Peter Rufa and K-12 Social Studies Supervisor Mr. Joseph Pesqueira each addressed the crowd at the podium. The National Anthem was performed by the Oyster Bay High School Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Mr. Matthew Sisia.
OBHS Presents the Greek Tragedy, Antigone, Nov. 16
Oyster Bay High School proudly presents its fall drama, Antigone, on Friday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Tickets for the show are $10 for adults and $8 for students. All tickets are paid for at the door with cash or check payable to: Oyster Bay-East Norwich Extra Curricular Activities Fund.
Written by Sophocles in 441 B.C., the Greek tragedy centers on a young girl, Antigone, and how the courage of her convictions leads to a tragic twist of fate. What she believes to be right transcends the laws of society as she stands by her decision that King Creon’s order not to bury her brother, Polyneices, is intrinsically wrong.
Readers’ Theater ‘Pirates’ Show How Books ‘Arrggh’ the Treasure
Yo-ho! Yo-ho! Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School 2nd graders in Ms. Alison Skoczdopole’s class were pirates for a day when they presented a Readers’ Theater on the books, Henry & the Buccaneer Bunnies by Carolyn Crimi and How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long. But unlike pirates who seek buried treasure, these pirates demonstrated that the real treasure is in books.