Excellence in Education Volume 15, Issue 11, 11-15-19
OBHS Hosts 4th Field of Honor Ceremony
Oyster Bay High School students and staff came together to honor local veterans and active military personnel during the school’s 4th annual Veterans Day Field of Honor ceremony, Nov. 8.
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 Mr. Kevin Leach and K-12 Social Studies Supervisor Mr. Joseph Pesqueira each addressed the crowd at the podium. Veterans saluted the American flag as the National Anthem was performed by the Oyster Bay High School Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Mr. Matthew Sisia.
Annie Jr. Takes the Stage at Vernon
America’s favorite orphan came to life on the James H. Vernon School stage during two rousing performances of Annie Jr., Nov. 8 and 9. The highly popular musical featured two separate casts, each performing one night, giving more than 100 students the opportunity to shine on stage.
The performances, conceptualized by lead director Ms. Teriann Chiappardi with the help of assistant director Jaclyn Allgier and producers Ms. Virginia Kemp and Ms. Kim Romeo, took audiences on a rags-to-riches journey as orphan Annie realizes her true destiny as the adopted daughter of billionaire Oliver Warbucks — but not without some shenanigans from the orphanage caregiver Miss Hannigan, her brother Rooster and his girlfriend Lily.
Readers' Theater, Hawaiian Style
Ukuleles, hibiscus leis and shaved ices set the stage for a classic tale with a Hawaiian twist when Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School 2nd graders in Ms. Alison Skoczdopole’s class presented The Three Little Hawaiian Pigs and The Magic Shark by Donivee Martin Laird.