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Finley Students Visit Albany

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Glen Cove City School District seventh and eighth grade students from Robert M. Finley Middle School recently attended the annual YMCA New York Youth and Government program in Albany.

The New York Youth and Government program is a Model State Legislature where hundreds of New York’s brightest sixth through eighth grade students gather to debate the important legislative issues of their communities and state.

Students occupied the Assembly and Senate Chambers for a day to discuss their ideas and also wrote bills that they attempted to put into law by acting as representatives and senators in the Statehouse chambers.

Thank you to advisers Tracy Roberts and Jacklyn Burnett who supported our youths in finding their voices and and encouraged them to research important policies that they wish to change and support.

Gribbin First Graders Celebrate Thanksgiving

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Mrs. Broglia's and Mrs. Wolf's first-grade classes at Gribbin baked pumpkin muffins to celebrate the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. The students put their math skills into use by measuring the ingredients precisely. They also incorporated writing to turn their steps into a How-To story! Students got to enjoy these delicious muffins at their Thanksgiving brunch. 

Fourth Grade Students Share Narrative Writing Stories

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The 4th grade classes at Landing Elementary recently celebrated completing their first narrative writing unit on narrative realistic fiction. All classes came together to share their stories with one another and compliment their writing skills.

The narrative writing unit was part of the district’s implementation of the reading and writing program, Teacher’s College.

Students Recognized at BOE Meeting

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The Board of Education, administration and faculty recognized six students during the board of education meeting on Nov. 13. Students were recognized for volunteering their time to assist and teach elementary students and their families during Family STREAM Night. 

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Maria Rianna presented each student with a certificate and commended the students for their dedication to the school and the STREAM program. 

“The success of programs such as family STREAM night happens when students who are committed and dedicated to their school participate and help them grow. These are the future leaders of our community,” Dr. Rianna said.  

The board of education and elementary STREAM teachers Cheryl Carmody and Ken Altamirano also thanked the students for their time and efforts in making the event successful. 

Congratulations to Philip Dilgard-Clark, Alex Puspurica , Harrison Velentzas, Phoebe George, Sophia Karathanasis, and Jaida Ciampi. 

Family STREAM Night

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Students and their families from Deasy, Gribbin, Connolly and Landing elementary schools recently participated in Family STREAM Night at Glen Cove High School. 

The evening, led by administrators, faculty and student volunteers from Finley Middle School and Glen Cove High School, allowed those in attendance to experience an evening of engaging activities including creating rubber band robots, hoverboards and robotic drawing machines called Doodle-bots. The event also featured a STREAM playground which was open to all attending the event. 

Instructional technology coordinator Justin Lander and STREAM teachers Kenneth Altamirano, Cheryl Carmody, Jessica McKenna and Giselle Taylor organized the event which connected students to the lessons they learned during their STREAM classes. 

The STREAM program at the Glen Cove elementary schools promotes critical thinking, problem solving and teamwork while aligning with the Next Generation Science Standards, 21st Century Skills and the Common Core Learning Standards.