Excellence in Education Volume 14, Issue 37, 6-7-19
Professions Explored at 8th Grade Career Day
Oyster Bay High School eighth graders interviewed professionals in various fields and gained first-hand knowledge of possible career paths during the District’s annual Career Awareness Day.
Set up in the high school gym, students met in small groups and had six minutes to ask questions of each professional, with the goal of interviewing about 15 professionals from different fields. They then had the opportunity to go back and ask more in-depth questions of one or two professionals in the careers that they found most interesting.
Red Trunk Project: A Global Experience
James H. Vernon School third-grade students in Ms. Jillian Duval’s class examined a host of artifacts from Oaxaca, Mexico that were delivered to their classroom through the Red Trunk Project, a cultural initiative that helps students gain a better global understanding of others. RED is an acronym for Respect Every Difference and aims to create a more inclusive environment for all children.
OBHS Students are Champions of Character
Oyster Bay High School’s 5th annual Breakfast of Champions program recognized 16 students who were handpicked by faculty and staff for being models of outstanding character for their peers.