Excellence in Education Volume 14, Issue 34, 5-17-19
Congratulations, Tenured Teachers!
Nine teachers from the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Central School District were awarded tenure during a formal ceremony at the May 7 Board of Education meeting.
Speaking before family members and staff, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Laura Seinfeld first described the stringent requirements for earning tenure and the significance of achieveing this milestone.
“The District takes the recommendation of tenure very, very seriously,” she said. “We set a very high bar for our teachers and we work very closely with them to ensure they meet our very high expectations.”
O’Toole Siblings Secure Sun Shields at Vernon
The lacrosse field behind James H. Vernon School has a new feature that helps protect athletes from the harmful rays of the sun. Thanks to the fundraising efforts of Oyster Bay High School students Sean, Caleigh and Colin O’Toole — a junior, sophomore and seventh grader, respectively — two sun shields have been installed to fully cover the dugouts used by athletes during practices and games. On the back of the sun shields is the message, “Melanoma is color blind. Be sun smart, always wear a hat, sunglasses, shirt and sunscreen.”
The O’Toole siblings have made it their mission to raise awareness and help fight melanoma and other potentially deadly, sun-related skin diseases after their Aunt Bonnie passed away from skin cancer several years ago.
May 'Athletes of the Month' Named
Oyster Bay High School’s Athletics Department has proudly announced its May selections for “Athlete of the Month.” The athletes were selected by their coaches and chosen for exhibiting qualities that make them exemplary role models for their teammates, such as leadership, dedication, attitude, level of improvement, and skill. Click here for complete story