Clear Stream Avenue School unveils new learning space

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The Valley Stream Union Free School District 30 unveiled an exciting new addition at Clear Stream Avenue School on June 12. Members of the Board of Education and Administration were joined by students, their families and other guests for a ribbon cutting to celebrate the successful result of dedicated planning and effort. 

The new wing houses four rooms that will provide for increased opportunities to provide space for students to explore, imagine and create in the fields of science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics. The addition will also provide space for the school’s special services and Academic Intervention Services staff. 

“Schools today are cultivating scientists and engineers, artists and innovators,” said Board of Education President James Lavery. “Through this new addition at Clear Stream and through the establishment of a Maker Space, we are providing our students with the tools, and allowing them to engage, explore, explain, elaborate and evaluate for themselves.” 

“This addition at Clear Stream is a shining example of how our district has committed to focusing on capital improvements and ensuring that our schools have the appropriate spaces to support teaching and learning,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Nicholas Stirling. “This new space will provide the district’s students with additional opportunities.” 

Following the ribbon cutting, the Board of Education revealed a plaque in honor of the addition, and all attendees explored the highly-anticipated, brand new rooms. Legislator Solages presented a Citation to the district in honor of this milestone, and Assemblywoman Michaelle Solages provided a Certificate of Merit.

The construction of this addition was made possible thanks to the support of the community’s voters, who authorized the district’s use of capital reserve funds to cover all expenses of the project. These improvements were made without any additional tax impact to residents. 

This is only the beginning of a broader effort to bring new and exciting instructional space into the schools. The district is in the planning stages to introduce similar opportunities at Shaw Avenue and Forest Road.