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Notice of Board of Education Meeting - January 21, 2020


West Hempstead Holds Annual Stemposium

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West Hempstead High School held their annual STEMposium (formally the Science Expo) on Jan. 9. The event allows students to cultivate their ideas related to scientific inquiry and craft an authentic project. 

Students developed projects using either the traditional scientific method format or by utilizing an engineering design pathway. An array of projects was constructed, including a hydraulics arm and super magnet, an app for opening a locker with your cell phone and an analysis of authentic dinosaur teeth. 

The night concluded with an awards ceremony to recognize the first, second and third place projects. This year, the district added an engineering award for students who opted to do projects of that nature. 

In addition, accelerated earth science teacher James Ypsilantis was honored as the recipient of the Joseph Harding Memorial award. The Harding Award is presented to a staff member who thoroughly supports their students through the process of researching and demonstrating scientific method.

Eighth Graders Make Healthy Choices

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Students in Amy Rogan and Laurie Kaminsky's eighth grade English classes are reading “The Omnivore's Dilemma” by Michael Pollan and recently visited a local Stop and Shop supermarket to learn about the importance of healthy eating. The book delves into the connection between the food humans eat and our evolutionary backgrounds. During their excursion, students learned about the different supermarket departments and food origins. The trip included guided tours of the store and a scavenger hunt geared towards reading labels, meal planning and consumer choices. 

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