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East Islip Middle School Honors 47 Champions of Character

East Islip Middle School held its 12th annual Breakfast of Champions on March 14, recognizing 47 sixth- and seventh-graders who best demonstrated the school’s “six pillars of character” – citizenship, dedication, integrity, positive attitude, respect and responsibility – during the 2018-2019 school year. Each honoree was selected by a team or department at the middle […]
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Medical Mission Through Artistic Expression

Northport High School senior Sofia Sawchuk has been volunteering at St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center in Smithtown for the past two years and recently helped the hospital bring their mission to life through art. Their core value I-CARE — an acronym for integrity, compassion, accountability, responsibility and excellence — was expressed by way of […]
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Analisa Coppa Earns Gold Key Writing Award

Analisa Coppa of John F. Kennedy High School in the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District recently earned Gold Key writing awards from the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.   The awards were for her short story “Clarity” as well as her writing portfolio “Case Study of the Soul.”   This recognition puts Coppa, 17, in […]
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A Modern Approach To Music Education in Massapequa

  Technology is enhancing the music experience for students at Berner Middle School in the Massapequa School District as they are working with programs that help them develop their abilities.   Band and orchestra students are using SmartMusic, an Internet-based program that allows them to practice hundreds of songs and receive instant feedback on their […]
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Heckscher Brings Latino Arts To Hicksville MS

English as a new language learners at Hicksville Middle School recently enjoyed an in-school field trip in partnership with the Heckscher Museum of Art in Huntington. ENL students enjoyed the museum’s presentation on Latino artists from around the world, then celebrated their individuality and diversity by creating their own stylized self-portraits. This included