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Wednesday
Nov282018

Accompsett MS Students Design And Build Hot Air Balloons

Lessons are taking flight at Accompsett Middle

Seventh-graders at Accompsett Middle School in the Smithtown Central School District participated in a hands-on lesson as part of their Flight and Space Project Lead the Way class. After learning about the Wright brothers and the first inventions to get man off the ground, the students constructed hot air balloons with tissue paper, construction paper and glue. The culmination of the project involved testing their designs both inside and outside. The flight times ranged from a few seconds to nearly half a minute. Photos courtesy of Smithtown Central School District

Tuesday
Nov272018

Mt. Pleasant Students Recognized For Anti Vaping Poster

Mt. Pleasant students take second in poster contest

As part of their fifth-grade health project, students at Mt. Pleasant Elementary School in the Smithtown Central School District recently created posters for the Suffolk County Legislator’s poster contest on the dangers of vaping and e-cigarettes. One group of students – Alyssa Lorefice, Taylor Marsh and Maribella Marciano – was honored with a second-place win for their poster “Don’t Get Hooked on Liquid Nicotine.” They were honored with proclamations at the Suffolk County Legislator’s office on Nov. 20. The students are pictured with their teacher Amy Metz, physical education teacher Thomas Cameron and Principal Joseph Ierano. 

Photo courtesy of Smithtown Central School District

Monday
Nov262018

Smithtown Students At Business Olympics

Smithtown students compete in annual Business Olympics

Smithtown Central School District’s School of Business in the Career and Technical Education department, along with the Smithtown Industry Advisory Board, sponsored the 24th annual Business Olympics on Nov. 15 at Smithtown High School West.

Sixty teams of more than 250 students from Smithtown High School East and West competed in the challenge that focused on developing a successful mobile business. This year’s theme – What’s in the Box – challenged teams to create a  subscription box to sell to prospective buyers. They had to create a promotional and marketing campaign for their box as well as a sample of their subscription box.  

5: Smithtown High School West’s Team Default with members Andrew Camilleri, Kyle Flood, Stephen Godas, Nick Baiata and Jonathan Pofcher was the winning team.Smithtown Industry Advisory Board members, district administrators and employees, local companies and organizations participated in the event and judged the students on their overall presentation. All student teams were required to have a Google Slide Presentation, a commercial for their business, promotional materials and a marketing plan for their subscription box.

This year’s winning team was Team Default with members Andrew Camilleri, Kyle Flood, Stephen Godas, Nick Baiata and Jonathan Pofcher, all students at Smithtown High School West.

 

Photos courtesy of Smithtown Central School District

Monday
Nov262018

Kings Park Interact Club To Pack 15,000 Meals For End Hunger Event

Kings Park High School Interact Club Holds End Hunger Event

THIS Tuesday, November 27, 2018, the Kings Park High School Interact Club and the Commack-Kings Park Rotary Club will be hosting an End Hunger food packing event from 2-5pm at Kings Park High School.  The event will be located in the cafeteria. 

As non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, Outreach has helped to package more than 354 million meals that have been distributed across the United States and around the world. 

Kings Park has set the goal of packing 15,000 meals for this event.  The meals will be sent to local food pantries.

 

Wednesday
Nov212018

Mills Pond Students Create "The Kindness Quilt"

Kindergarten kindness quilt

 To support the district’s social-emotional initiatives in the classrooms, kindergarten students at Mills Pond Elementary School in the Smithtown Central School District recently created a kindness quilt. The students read “The Kindness Quilt” by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace and discussed its message. Each kindergartner then created a square to add to the quilt.  

 

Photo courtesy of Smithtown Central School District

Tuesday
Nov202018

St James Elementary Students Celebrate Their Heritage

A celebration of ancestry

Starting with a musical performance that took the audience on a trip around the world, third-grade students at St. James Elementary School in the Smithtown Central School District celebrated Heritage Day on Nov. 16. 

As part of their Heritage Day project, students had to locate an historical document that was linked to their family history in some way. Each student then traced their family heritage back to that document to show their lineage. Students designed their own posters featuring their family history as well as family crests. 

Invited guests joined the third-graders in the multipurpose room to show off their projects and go on a “scavenger hunt” to find clues about their ancestry. Back in the classrooms, the celebration continued as students and guests sampled different ethnic food prepared by each family.

Photos - Third-graders at St. James Elementary School in the Smithtown Central School District celebrated Heritage Day on Nov. 16 by creating projects that traced their family history. Photos courtesy of Smithtown Central School District

Tuesday
Nov202018

Kings Park Students Are All-State

All-State Music Selections

 

(Standing L to R – Mr. Jason Huntsman-KPHS Principal, Micaela Ciambrone, Stephanie Pond, Alex Aitchison, Sarah Teubner, Dr. Timothy Eagen-Superintendent, Mr. Paul Eger-Advisor)

The All-State selection “process” begins with the solo being evaluated by a NYSSMA Certified All-State adjudicator.  These All-State adjudicators are responsible for evaluating every All-State solo of the same instrument or voice part.  At the conclusion of the festival, the All-State adjudicators create a rank ordered proficiency list of all students being recommended. We are ecstatic to report that Kings Park High School will send two participants and have two alternates at the ready for this year’s festival. We are so proud of them and our Music Department!

Saturday
Nov172018

Tackan Students Put Goldilocks On Trial

The fate of Goldilocks is decided at Tackan

 

After weeks of preparation and learning the ins and out of the judicial system, fourth- and fifth-graders at Tackan Elementary School in the Smithtown Central School District put Goldilocks on trial on Nov. 14 and 15.

Goldilocks was accused of trespassing at the Three Bears’ home, eating Papa Bear’s porridge and leftover chicken, stealing money (petty larceny), trying on Mama Bear’s dresses and breaking a rocking chair (criminal mischief). She went on trial against the plaintiffs, the Three Bears. 

As Goldilocks’ lawyers and the prosecution went toe to toe trying to prove their respective clients’ cases, other fairy tale characters were called to testify as witnesses, including the Big Bad Wolf, Little Red Riding Hood, the Gingerbread Man, the Three Blind Mice, Chicken Little and more. 

After hearing all the facts in the case, the jury (the fourth-grade classes) had the opportunity to hand down a verdict and sentencing for Goldilocks, which varied from class to class.  Photos courtesy of Smithtown Central School District

Friday
Nov162018

Design A Roller Coaster? No Problem At Nesaquake Middle School

Rocking the roller coaster designs

Students in Tim Murphy’s Project Lead the Way science of technology class at Nesaquake Middle School in the Smithtown Central School District were recently tasked with designing their own roller coasters. Students performed test runs for their roller coaster experiment while following certain criteria and constraints. They designed their tracks to collect data pertaining to potential and kinetic energy of their roller coaster at given points throughout track. Photo courtesy of Smithtown Central School District

Tuesday
Nov132018

Mills Pond Students Say Thank You To America's Veterans

Gifts of gratitude

 

In recognition of Veterans Day, second-graders in Elizabeth Ozol’s class at Mills Pond Elementary School in the Smithtown Central School District wrote letters of gratitude to veterans. Students collected and donated items such as books, magazines, notecards and toiletries, which were delivered to the Long Island State Veterans Home in Stony Brook. Photo courtesy of Smithtown Central School District