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Writers' share Their Work

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Students across the district completed their first Writing Workshop unit, composing narratives from Todd Parr stories in Kindergarten to memoirs in fifth grade. The final stage in the process, “Publishing,” is celebrated in a variety of ways. Pictured are CBS Kindgarten children sharing their Todd Parr creations, first and second graders reading their Real World writing and personal narratives to each other, CBS third graders’ Writing Museum, featuring their Small Moment narratives, and CBS fifth graders participating Fireside Memoirs.  Congratulations to the students and teachers for all their hard work going all the way from the first stage “Immersion” to the final stage “Publishing.”

Cracking The Code

Across the district, students in grades 3-5 practiced their computer science skills by participating in an Hour of Code on Dec. 6.

According to its website, Hour of Code is a global movement presented by Computer Science Education Week and Code.org that reaches millions of students in more than 180 countries through a one-hour introduction to computer science and computer programming. 

David Schneider, the district’s Assistant Superintendent for Instruction and Technology, and Andrew Choi, Director of Technology, broadcast live to each third-, fourth- and fifth-grade elementary classroom from the Bethpage High School television studio, where they explained the purpose of the Hour of Code and described the coding students would be doing.

Using their school-issued Chromebooks, students logged on to Code.org to complete missions in Minecraft, programming characters with coding blocks to move through mazes. 

Parent Night Out

A great time was had by all at our first ever Parents Night Out event!  Parents were welcome to donate to the BHS Girl's Softball team and drop their child off at BHS for a night of fun activities as organized by Ms. Tierney and several other colleagues.  It was a fantastic evening- full of fun and smiling faces!

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Read To Achieve

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Third-grade students from all three elementary schools attended the annual Read to Achieve assembly at Bethpage High School, which was geared toward strengthening their interest in reading and reiterating its importance in their academic careers.

Kicking off the annual celebration, district administrators and several varsity team captains shared their favorite books and discussed why reading is essential to achieving academic success. Team captains also explained that one must perform well academically in order to be on a sports team. Students then enjoyed a performance from the varsity kickline team and cheerleaders.

Concluding the program, the third-graders assembled into groups to participate in basketball challenges with a high school varsity team captain.

A special thank-you to the Lions Club for donating dictionaries to every third-grader for the fifth consecutive year. Lions Club President George Hannau was on site at the Read to Achieve event for the distribution of the dictionary/almanacs. The Dictionary Project provides an opportunity for students to expand their vocabulary while aiding teachers in their goal of helping them to finish the school year as good writers, active readers and creative thinkers. 



Hearing from Hockey Heroes

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NHL players Brock Nelson and Scott Mayfield of the New York Islanders recently paid a visit to students at Central Boulevard Elementary School to speak about their careers and the importance of school.

Donning Islanders attire and holding welcoming signs, students and staff gathered in the school’s all-purpose room, where Nelson and Mayfield discussed their experiences in the NHL and the importance of receiving an education and making healthy choices. Following, students were able to ask the players questions about their careers, including how they became interested in the sport, the differences between college and professional hockey, and any injuries they have endured. 

The hockey professionals concluded the presentation by posing for pictures with students and staff and autographing hats and jerseys. 

The district extends its gratitude to physical education teachers Patrick Braglia and Nicole Agovino for giving Central Boulevard this unique opportunity by submitting an application that highlighted the school’s community service, teamwork and Islanders pride.

Read to Achieve

Bethpage held its annual Read to Achieve program where all the third graders in the district come up to Bethpage High School to listen to our Scholar-Athlete Captains talk about the importance of sportsmanship, doing well in school and READING!  After a demonstration by the Kickline and the Cheerleaders and a visit by the Eagle himself, the third graders got to shoot hoops with the Captains!  It was a great day.  Thanks to everyone involved!

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CBS Golf

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Students love the 18 hole golf course set up in the Central Blvd. Gym by Mrs. Agovino and Mr. Braglia!  Students went from hole to hole on the challenging course with some good talent being displayed!  
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