Excellence in Education Volume 14, Issue 26, 3-15-19
Int'l Night Raises Funds for College Hopefuls
Oyster Bay High School’s International Night Celebration went around the world on stage as students, staff and local dance troupes performed cultural music and dance routines, and then invited guests to the cafeteria for a bountiful buffet 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.
Vernon Geo Champ
Link Wins Oustanding S.S. Teacher Award
Ms. Janet Link, a fourth-grade teacher at James H. Vernon School in the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Central School District, was named 2018-19 Outstanding New York State Social Studies Elementary Classroom Teacher by the New York State Council for Social Studies. She received the honor at the Council’s annual luncheon at the Albany Capital Center, March 8.
A teacher in the District for 14 years, Ms. Link was chosen for the award after being nominated by K-12 Social Studies Supervisor Mr. Joseph Pesqueira who described her as a teacher who not only goes the extra mile for her students, but runs a whole marathon.”
Headed to NYS Bee
Nicholas (Cole) Meyer, a sixth-grade student at James H. Vernon School and reigning school champion of the National Geographic Geography (Geo) Bee, has qualified to compete in the New York State Geo Bee in Albany, March 29. He is one of 100 students throughout the state to advance to the state competition after taking an online qualifying assessment.