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West Hempstead Grads Return For Science Major Alumni Day

West Hempstead Grads Return For Science Major Alumni Day photo

The West Hempstead High School Science Department hosted Science Major Alumni Day on Nov. 22, an annual event where current high school students engage with alumni of the district who have pursued or are currently pursuing careers in the sciences.

West Hempstead High School senior Gabriela Urena moderated the panel, asking alumni spanning the Classes of 2010 through 2017 about their majors, job opportunities and high school courses that helped prepare them for college. 

The discussion was followed by a question-and-answer session that gave the high school students further opportunity to interact with the alumni.

West Hempstead ENL Department Hosts Thanksgiving

West Hempstead ENL Department Hosts Thanksgiving photo

The West Hempstead Middle and High School English as a New Language Department hosted their annual Thanksgiving feast on Nov.  22, giving ENL students the opportunity to experience a beloved holiday tradition in the United States.

In prepareation for the celebration, students worked with their teachers to prepare a traditional Thanksgiving meal of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, cornbread and pumpkin pie. 

On Wednesday, members of the ENL department served sixth- through 12th-graders the holiday meal and students shared holiday traditions and customs observed by their families with fellow classmates. 

The students also shared what they were thankful for this holiday by creating Google slides that expressed their appreciation for their parents, siblings, friends and teachers. 

VIDEO: Packaging A Thanksgiving Feast

Packaging A Thanksgiving Feast photo

Students, administrators and faculty of the district assisted the West Hempstead High School Key Club’s Thanksgiving food drive on Nov. 15 by packaging more than 50 boxes of canned goods and nonperishable items for local families to enjoy this holiday.

Since September, members of the Key Club have been encouraging students, faculty and residents to drop off donations during the school day, hosting a stuff-the-bus fundraiser at homecoming and asking shoppers for donations at local Stop and Shop grocery stores. 

Key Club members, administrators, students and staff formed an assembly line in one of the school’s hallways to transport the donations from the pantry to the cafeteria. Volunteers sorted and organized the canned beans, soup, green beans, corn, rice, pasta, stuffing, cereal and juice into categorical sections on tables. 

Afterward, volunteers across the district distributed the canned goods and nonperishables into 52 boxes filled with the essentials needed to complete a savory holiday dinner.