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Great Hollow Students Make Top Chefs

As part of their family and consumer science classes at Great Hollow Middle School in the Smithtown Central School District, students are learning the basics of cooking. In January, the classes worked on making dinners, measuring ingredients and following directions for a chicken stir fry recipe. Students in Ms. Hall’s class were also busy practicing […]
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Replicating the Mayflower in Smithtown

Prior to the Thanksgiving break, students in Susan Picini’s class at Smithtown Elementary School in the Smithtown Central School District engaged in STEM-based activities, working in groups to design, build and test Mayflower ships. The students created a blueprint, listed materials and built their ships. They tested to see if the ship was able to float […]
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Open for Business

Incoming second-graders in the Smithtown Central School District have the chance to run their own restaurant. As part of the district’s Extended Year Program, the students in Richard Hurley’s class run their own mock restaurant to tie into their lessons and theme of Healthy Body, Healthy Minds. Prior to the restaurant’s “opening,” students learned about […]
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Summer Prep

Academic goals and social-emotional learning in a small group setting are emphasized in Smithtown Central School District’s six-week Extended School Year Program. This summer, 95 students in grades 1-8 are enrolled in the program housed at Smithtown Elementary School for six weeks. The theme for this year’s program is “Healthy Body, Healthy Mind” and students […]
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Making the Connection

The C.A.M.P. (Character, Education, Mindset, Preparedness) program at Smithtown Central School District gives middle school students the opportunity to work on academics as well as their own social-emotional needs during the summer months.  Housed at Accompsett Middle School in July, students in grades 7-9 focus on positive actions including self-care and the science
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Fine-Tuning Skills

Throughout July, young musicians from Smithtown Central School District looking to enhance their skills have the opportunity to participate in the district’s music program, sponsored by the Smithtown Friends of Music and housed at Accompsett Middle School. Whether they are looking to learn a new instrument or just fine-tune their skills, the program allows for […]
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Life Skills

Twenty students enrolled in the summer life skills program at Smithtown High School West are spending the school break working on their job skills, academics and even learning how to garden. Outside in the courtyard of the school, students planted and cared for a garden and then enjoyed their bounty of vegetables. They spend the […]