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Valley Stream 30 Sixth Graders Attend Inaugural Youth Summit

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Thirty Valley Stream 30 sixth grade students learned firsthand what is involved in the medical field by attending the inaugural Black Men in White Coats Youth Summit at Stony Brook University on Nov. 16.

Prior, all sixth grade students took part in the Career Key on the Naviance platform, an online career assessment for middle and high school students. Based upon the results, Sue Galgano, the districtwide enrichment teacher who facilitated the Career Key, compiled a list of all of the students who were identified as having an interest in the medical field. This list was then shared with the sixth grade teachers and they were asked to recommend three students from each class to attend the summit.

During the event, the sixth graders participated in two hands-on activities with Stony Brook medical school students. Activities included, mindfulness, surgeon techniques, administering an eye exam, administering CPR, use of a sonogram and conducting a physical exam. Afterward, students and staff were treated to lunch from the university.

Galgano, along with four STEAM aides, were chaperones and were joined by Superintendent of Schools Dr. Roxanne Garcia-France, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Jennifer Lewner and Clear Stream school nurse Jeanine Wiese.

The district plans to make this a part of the sixth grade enrichment curriculum moving forward; another unique, hands-on learning experience for the Global Leaders of Tomorrow.

Date Added: 12/4/2023

Forest Road Students Enjoy STEM Fun

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Forest Road Elementary students enjoyed interactive STEM learning and fun during a recent visit from Mad Science of Long Island, a leading science enrichment provider. All grades took part in the fun, learning about the properties of gas and how giant beach balls can float in the air, among other things. Smiles and looks of wonder could be seen throughout the show – they were truly engaged and entertained.

Date Added: 11/21/2023

Forest Road School Holds First Fall Festival

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Forest Road School celebrated their first fall festival on Oct. 25. Sixth grade and fourth grade Global Leaders of Tomorrow assisted with facilitating the games which the entire Forest Road school community enjoyed. Some favorite activities included the estimation stations, where students guessed the weight of the pumpkin and how many candy corns were in a jar. Additionally, there were seasonal games such as corn hole, ring toss, table tennis ball toss, cup stacking, face painting and more. The Forest Road staff and students are looking forward to next year’s fall festival already.

Date Added: 11/6/2023