Breakfast of champions

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Twenty-two East Meadow High School students were recently recognized for their exemplary character and conduct at the school’s Breakfast of Champions ceremony.

Breakfast of Champions is a student recognition program designed to highlight students who consistently make positive contributions to the school’s community. Faculty and staff nominated students based on a variety of positive qualities, including generosity toward others, respect for peers and faculty, personal integrity and hard work. Students received recognition awards from faculty and staff at the ceremony.

The school congratulates the following students who were honored at the ceremony: Francisco Avila, Khadija Bhatti, Caleb Blaise, Shayne Clark, Marissa Doody, Julia Finneran, Matthew Fonovich, Joseph Giannattasio, Allison Goldstein, David Gravely, Nicole Hartcorn, Dylan Hippner, Justin Luces, Zachary Mann, Heather Mauri, Coby Molina, James Nigro, Michael Platzer, Lauren Riddle, Dean Terki, Jacqueline Turcios-Bonilla and Matthew Zakrzewski.

United in reading

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Parkway Elementary School recently hosted its annual literacy night at the Barnes & Noble store on Old Country Road in Carle Place as part of its Parents as Reading Partners program. The event was sponsored by the school’s PTA.

At the event, school administrators and faculty held story time gatherings with students. Student-musicians also performed musical pieces for fellow students, faculty and parents in attendance. Students made a commitment to read as often as possible, and enjoyed exploring a variety of books at the event.

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Learning about Native Americans

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Fourth-grade students at Parkway Elementary School engaged in educational workshops hosted by Journeys into American Indian Territory, a cultural arts group which offers educational programs on Native American culture to schools in the New York tri-state area.    

A number of workshops were held over the course of the program, with classes focused on Native American art, culture and storytelling. Students were also offered the opportunity to visit an in-school Native American “museum,” where they were able to handle authentic artifacts and learn of their historical importance. The fourth-graders found the workshops to be enjoyable and educational.

An evening of music

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In front of an adoring crowd of friends, family, faculty and administrators, hundreds of student-musicians in the district gave mesmerizing performances during the district’s annual music festival at LIU Post’s Tilles Center for the Performing Arts.

The program began with an All-District Elementary Band performance, which included students from Barnum Woods and McVey elementary schools, and then followed with another All-District Elementary Band performance, which included students from Bowling Green, Meadowbrook and Parkway elementary schools. Both performances were directed by guest conductor Peggy Rakas.  

The East Meadow High School Chamber Orchestra, directed by conductor Michael Cascardi, and the All-District Middle School Band and All-District High School Band, both directed by guest conductor Vincent Oppido, also delighted the audience with spectacular performances. 

The district commends the student-musicians for a riveting evening of music, which was made possible in part by the Tilles Center Arts In Education program.

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Clarke HS musical dazzles

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W.T. Clarke High School recently presented several performances of its delightful musical production “The Boy Friend.”

Set in the carefree world of the French Riviera in the Roaring Twenties, “The Boy Friend” is a comic pastiche of 1920s shows. The story focuses on a group of British girls studying at a finishing school in the south of France who carry on romances with mistaken identities and other crises.

The colorful student cast dazzled audience members and brought the affectionate parody of silly 1920s musicals to life, making for a wonderful showcase of student talent.

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