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Book Fair Fun

Book Fair Fun photo
The West Hempstead PTSA held its annual Barnes & Noble Book Fair on Dec. 6 in Carle Place.

Works of art from students throughout the District were displayed around the Barnes & Noble store for the night, where family and community members in attendance had the opportunity to view them. Additionally, the West Hempstead High School Chamber Choir closed out the evening by singing holiday songs. 

The district thanks the PTSA for putting on a special evening for the students and their families!

Wear Your Words

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Students at Cornwell Avenue participated in a school spirit celebration titled “Wearing Our Words Day” on Dec. 7 to encourage literacy and greetings between peers throughout the school day.

Virtual pen pals

Virtual pen pals photo

First-grade students Cornwell Avenue School have established 21st Century pen pals by creating videos through the program Flipgrid.

Kara Maguire’s first-grade class at Cornwell began a relationship with students in her sister Meghan Hunt’s first-grade class at Manor School in the Seaford Union Free School District. During the introductory lesson in Mrs. Maguire’s class on Dec. 7, students utilized Flipgrid on an iPad to introduce themselves, share interesting self-facts and ask questions to be answered by Mrs. Hunt’s students through the virtual classroom.

Flipgrid is a website that allows teachers to create “grids” to facilitate video discussions. For this lesson, the grids act as message boards to create communication between the two groups. 

The classes are expected to continue the pen pal relationship throughout the remainder of the school year in hopes of creating new friendships!

West Hempstead SSAC Exchanges Ideas

West Hempstead SSAC Exchanges Ideas photo

Members of the Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council had the opportunity to meet with district officials and architects to exchange ideas during the latest meeting on Dec. 6.

Superintendent of Schools Dan Rehman gathered the council, comprised of students from each building throughout the district, to sit down with district representatives to review proposed upgrades to the school buildings. Students had the opportunity to offer feedback and share comments and recommendations based on their experiences. The meeting served as a way for district officials and architects to consider the opinions of the students as building enhancements are discussed.

The SSAC ended this month’s session by reviewing what was discussed at their last session and brainstorming topics to discuss in the future. Students returned to their respective schools to report on the meeting and share ideas being discussed.