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Education Growing from STEM

Education Growing from STEM photo

The George Washington School hosted its inaugural STEM Education Day for fourth graders on June 17.

The day was scheduled to help introduce various STEM activities to the fourth grade students as they prepare for similar lessons going into fifth grade and beyond. Constructed with the help of Director of STEM Joseph Cangemi, Director of Innovation, Music and Art Ryan Emmanuel-Cooke and STELLAR teacher Dara Perlow, the day provided students with opportunities to participate in a dissection, ice cream making, mathematical board games, coding and robotics throughout the day.

The district thanks the staff members at George Washington for introducing engaging and interesting STEM lessons that fourth graders can look forward to as they progress through West Hempstead schools.

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Carrying Generational Lessons

Carrying Generational Lessons

On June 4, the George Washington School welcomed Holocaust survivor Werner Reich for a presentation about his journey and lessons that can still be learned from the Holocaust.

The German native described his family’s move to Yugoslavia in 1933 as the Nazis came into power. In 1943, he was jailed for seven weeks after being arrested by the Gestapo before later being sent to camps in Theresienstadt and Auschwitz I and II.

Reich ended up in Mauthausen, Austria following a seven-day death march in January 1945 and returned to Yugoslavia before escaping to England in 1955. He married his wife and they later immigrated to the United States together, where Reich became an engineer. The couple has two children and four grandchildren.

Reich is a founding member of the Long Island Multi-Faith Forum and is a frequent speaker. His speeches include progressive lessons on bullying and how Holocaust experience can be used as an educational lesson.

“Thank you to Mr. Reich for visiting our district to establish the valuable lessons he has learned through his life,” said Director of Innovative Education Ryan Emmanuel-Cooke. 

Families Generating STEAM

Families Generating STEAM

West Hempstead Middle School welcomed district students and families for the annual Family STEAM Night on May 30.

The evening was filled with a variety of science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics activities for the entire family to participate in. Organized by Director of STEM Joseph Cangemi and high school students enrolled in Advanced Placement science courses, attendees had the opportunity to create slime, watch dissections of pigs, play math games, conduct gravity testing, test the power of the sun and more. 

“Thank you to all the students and staff who participated in Family STEAM Night,” said Superintendent of Schools Dan Rehman. “The district is thrilled to be able to offer a night for district families to explore areas of STEAM.”

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