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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

Forest Road students trek into the Native American experience

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It was a special presentation at Forest Road Elementary School on Oct. 11 as Journeys into American Indian Territory, a Long Island-based traveling museum focused on Native American history, visited the school.

Students were fully immersed in Native American culture throughout the day, beginning with a presentation of the museum by experts in their cultural traditions. Students learned about the different roles and responsibilities of men and women, including how men hunted while women prepared food, clothing and more. Tools used every day were on display, and students got a hands-on experience with animal pelts and a manual corn grinder and drill.

Students then played traditional games which used to teach Native American children important survival skills. Then, they learned about the government structure of Native American society before creating their own clay bowls to take home.

Date Added: 10/12/2022

Two New Teachers Welcomed at September Board Meeting

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Two new teachers to the Valley Stream District 30 took center stage during the regular board of education meeting on Sept. 20.

The spotlight once again shone on the district’s newest staff members, Jennifer Aviles, who will be a teaching assistant at Shaw Avenue School, and Michel Cabral-Martin, who will serve as a speech teacher. Mrs. Aviles holds a master’s degree in early childhood education from Grand Canyon University and recently was the coordinator of professional development at the Economic Opportunity Commission of Nassau County. Mrs. Cabral-Martin joins the district’s cast with a wealth of experience in remedial and speech therapy, with her most recent experience working with elementary, middle and high school students. Mrs. Cabral-Martin received a master’s degree in communication sciences and disorders and speech pathology from Adelphi University.

Director of Human Resources Marcela Moran, along with fellow administrators and board of education trustees, welcomed them to The Friendly Schools.

Date Added: 9/27/2022