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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

Clear Stream Students Donate Over 800 items to Fight Hunger

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Clear Stream Avenue School students were encouraged to send in nonperishable food donations to support local organizations that are in need of food. Organized by teachers Diana Clarke, Jonathan Greiss and Pete Hansen, staff and students took part in a friendly competition to see who could bring in the most donations – the students clearly won. In only four days, these Global Leaders of Tomorrow collected more than 800 items to benefit those in need, doing their part to support the United Nation’s Sustainability Goal #2 of creating a world free of hunger.

Date Added: 11/29/2023

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

Shaw Avenue's Annual Turkey Trot

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Students at Shaw Avenue Elementary School took to the playground on Nov. 15 to celebrate Thanksgiving and take part in the annual Turkey Trot.

Global Leaders of Tomorrow jogged around the course behind the school and counted their distance 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 during their physical education classes.

Date Added: 11/20/2023

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