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Winter 2022 E-Newsletter Now Available

The district's winter 2022 e-newsletter is now available! Please click here to read.

Date Added: 1/27/2022

LBHS Hockey Players Play All-Star Game at UBS Arena

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Long Beach High School varsity hockey players Patrick Mechow, Ryan Niland and Aran Corbett were selected to play in the New York Islanders High School Hockey League All-Star game on Jan. 21. The game was held at the new UBS Arena following an Islanders game.

The New York Islander High School Hockey League (operating as High School Hockey League of Nassau County) was established in 1995 as a not for profit organization that works with young men and women in middle school through high school to foster and promote honesty, integrity, good sportsmanship, good fellowship, self-discipline, fairness, self-reliance, teamwork, self-confidence, leadership skills, and positive decision making through the sport of ice hockey. It is one of the first few high school leagues to receive official support from an NHL club as part of their amateur hockey initiatives.

Date Added: 1/27/2022

Math Students Use Rubik's Cubes to Make Memorable MLK Mosaic

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Long Beach Middle School math students honored and remembered Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by configuring 225 Rubik’s Cubes to create his likeness in a colorful mosaic. Under the direction of William Papetti, seventh graders worked on the project for close to a month. They stayed focused on the assigned configuration they were tasked with completing. The mosaic itself is created through an online program that outlines an eight-step algorithm from start to finish to successfully complete the work of art.

“Once the students learned how to solve the Rubik’s Cube, they applied those principals to each step in the process to create the configuration of cubes until the mosaic was finished,” said Papetti. “It was important for the students to keep track and pay attention to each section being built and make sure that the sections were double-checked and then placed in the correct order.”

Students from the school’s Wood Shop Technology class built and painted a frame for the completed project currently showcased in main hall of the middle school. In addition, Artisan Glazing of West Babylon donated the plexiglass shield for display.

To view a time-lapse video of the mosaic's creation, click here.

Date Added: 1/25/2022

West Elementary Students Use Art to Promote Inclusion and Acceptance

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Students at West Elementary School recently participated in the New York State Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Student Art and Essay Exhibit. According to the New York State website, each year the “State Education Department honors Dr. King's memory by inviting schools to submit student art and essays that reflect Dr. King's teaching.”

Schools throughout the state were invited to submit original artwork illustrating Dr. King’s Six Principles and Steps of Nonviolence, or essays celebrating Dr. King’s birthday.

Under the guidance of teacher Denise Collins, West Elementary submitted 45 pieces of artwork for the exhibit. To view the entire 2022 exhibition, including the outstanding artwork from West students, click here.

Date Added: 1/24/2022

Information on Pre-K Visitation (English)