The District honored the talents and excellence of students representing each school at the annual District Music and Art Awards at East Meadow High School on May 7.
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kenneth A. Card, Jr., welcomed all the guests of the evening including the honorees. He also thanked the teachers, administrators and community members who support the district’s programs.
“A special thank you to our faculty, parents and Board of Education that help to support the arts programs and creativity of our students,” said Dr. Card. “We are extremely proud of the accomplishments of our students that help to show the ‘great’ happening here.”
Following Dr. Card’s remarks, the district’s nine school principals presented humanitarian awards to four students from each building. This recognition honors those that lead by example, promote sensitivity and respect for diversity in school and foster tolerance through service to the school community.
Another highlight of the evening was the announcement that the district has been named a nine-time National Association of Music Merchants Best Community for Music Education.
“Congratulations to all of our students for their success throughout the year with excellence in music and art,” said Director of Music and Art Dr. Christopher Hale. “I want to also thank the staff for their dedication and hard work.”
The district would like to congratulate all of the honorees for sharing their talents and accomplishments with all of us.
The District opened the doors of the Leon J. Campo Center on May 2 and 3 for the District Art Show. Nearly 1,300 pieces showcased the artistic talents of students at the district’s elementary and secondary schools.
The first day featured an opening reception for students, parents and community members, while the second day featured an open exhibit, whereby passersby were provided an additional opportunity to view the many projects. Artwork was presented in a range of mediums including photography, sculpture, drawing, painting, architecture and graphic design.
“Our student artwork is awe-inspiring,” said Director of Music and Art Dr. Christopher Hale. “Thank you to all who came out to support student creativity in our district.”
The district hosted its Fourth Annual Zumba for Autism event on April 8 at W.T. Clarke High School. The effort was a great success, raising $2,584 to support students at the Developmental Disabilities Institute.
Organized by the East Meadow SEPTA and the Clarke Connections Club, community members filled the W.T. Clarke gymnasium for a night of Zumba dancing and raffle donations.
“Thanks to everyone who came out to support our Fourth Annual Zumba for Autism fundraiser,” said Bowling Green Elementary School psychologist Dr. Robert Mueller. “East Meadow SEPTA and students from the Clarke Connections Club did a great job organizing donations, setting up and dancing! Thanks for a great evening and for raising autism awareness.”
EMHS/WTCHS Marching Band @ Memorial Day Parade
SAT @ EMHS, 7:30 a.m.
WTC Parents and Boosters Athletic Dinner & Awards
ACT @ EMHS, 7:30 a.m.
Last Day of Classes for EMHS and WTCHS