As part of their social studies curriculum, the kindergartners of Erin Holtkamp’s class at Chestnut Street School celebrated diversity by exploring each other’s names and cultures in a two-part study.
During the “All About Me” unit, the class read “Chrysanthemum” by Kevin Henkes, a story about teasing, self-esteem and acceptance. Inspired by the title character’s unique... Read More >
In an effort to enhance its educational program and provide its elementary school students with solid fundamental skills in writing, the district has introduced the Writing Fundamentals Writer’s Workshop model at Chestnut Street School. New this academic year, the program is designed to build a community of writers and provide kindergartners the opportunity to discover and grow their writing... Read More >
The newest trustee of the West Hempstead Board of Education, Byars Cole, was sworn in at the Board’s Sept. 19 meeting. Cole’s term expires May 15, 2018.
A resident of West Hempstead since 2003, Cole is eager to volunteer his time to the community and serve as a Board trustee, having become very involved in the district. He and his wife have three children, two of whom are in the sixth and eighth... Read More >