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Valley Stream 30 students focus on social-emotional learning for National School Psychology Awareness Week

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Students throughout Valley Stream District 30 each played their part in focusing on and exercising their mental health in recognition of National School Psychology Awareness Week.

The district’s psychologists at Forest Road, Clear Stream Avenue and Shaw Avenue elementary schools organize the event annually in coordination with physical education teachers. In each school gymnasium, several stations based on social-emotional learning and this year’s theme, “Together We Shine,” were established to test students’ knowledge on mental well-being. They navigated several interactive centers titled “Minute to Win It,” “Mysterious Journey,” “The Wheel of Cooperation” and “The Escape Room.” In each challenge, students worked together to complete one-minute activities, follow a correct path to safety, solve puzzles and riddles and follow specific tasks. Each activity required teamwork, collaboration, critical thinking, problem-solving and communication to be successful.

Date Added: 11/28/2022

Valley Stream 30 Students Jog for Turkey Trot

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Students at Shaw Avenue Elementary School in Valley Stream District 30 hit the pavement on Nov. 18 to celebrate Thanksgiving and partake in the annual Turkey Trot.

Classes from Clear Stream Avenue, Forest Road and Shaw Avenue elementary schools jogged around their blacktops and fields and counted their miles by collecting paper cups at the end of every lap. Each class logged their total distance and competed to see who ran the most miles. Students trained for the occasion and learned how to pace themselves in their respective physical education classes.

Date Added: 11/23/2022

Valley Stream 30 Students Spearhead Global Leaders of Tomorrow Advisory Council

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Several students in Valley Stream District 30 will be working together to make their community a better place as members of the newly-formed Global Leaders of Tomorrow Advisory Council.

Student members of the council premiered their efforts on stage at Shaw Avenue Elementary School. There, they each raised their hand and pledged to do their part to be positive influences in their community and leaders to their peers. They also stated one change they would like to see in their communities and the larger world.

The Global Leaders of Tomorrow Advisory Council will meet regularly with Superintendent of Schools Dr. Roxanne Garcia-France to discuss how they can accomplish their goals and help other students in their respective schools help in their efforts.

Date Added: 11/17/2022

Shaw Avenue Principals get Stuck for a Buck

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Date Added: 10/27/2022

Community celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month at Shaw Avenue

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The Shaw Avenue Elementary School community in Valley Stream District 30 gathered in celebration on the night of Oct. 15 to embrace their Hispanic culture during a special Hispanic Heritage Month celebration.

Seats were filled in the auditorium and the gymnasium was packed as dozens of families attended for a night of fun. Following District 30’s theme for this year, “Lights, Camera, Action!” both students and special performers put on a show for guests, and families also had an opportunity to show off their cultural backgrounds. Community members took a tour of personal museums set up by Shaw families in the gymnasium which featured cultural artifacts and trivia on a wide range of Hispanic countries and cultures. All eyes turned to two Mariachi performers who serenaded families with Spanish songs and got students practicing traditional dances.

In the auditorium, first and second grade students performed for loved ones in musical performances highlighting the importance of sharing our cultural backgrounds.

The night was coordinated by the Shaw Avenue PTA, who dressed for the occasion and served Hispanic baked treats as families entered the school.

Date Added: 10/20/2022