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Marine Life Learning at Centerport Beach

Ms. Workman shows her students the different organisms they’ve collected up close. thumbnail136269
Ms. Workman shows her students the different organisms they’ve collected up close.
Parents and students worked together to collect the many specimens that will take up residence in the class’s saltwater tank. thumbnail136322
Parents and students worked together to collect the many specimens that will take up residence in the class’s saltwater tank.
Our students were surprised just how much marine-life is living on our shores. thumbnail136271
Our students were surprised just how much marine-life is living on our shores.

Ms. Workman made her annual trip to Centerport Beach recently with her class of first-graders and their parents to collect local marine life. The children and their parents collected snails, clams, mussels, shrimp, fish, and seaweed for their classroom’s 30-gallon saltwater tank. Everyone had such a great time learning how to find certain species of wildlife and how to take care of them.  Later this year, the Cornell Cooperative Extension will be visiting Countrywood Primary Center to give the first-grade classrooms a saltwater Discovery Tank filled with local marine life, thanks to the Countrywood PTA.  It was a great day for the students and their families to enjoy this hands-on learning experience!

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Home Show Highlights

It was a great evening for Whitman to host The Battle of the Marching Bands. thumbnail136418
It was a great evening for Whitman to host The Battle of the Marching Bands.
Mozart Remixed incorporates classic music with new age beats and creative choreography.  thumbnail136423
Mozart Remixed incorporates classic music with new age beats and creative choreography.
(left to right)  Assistant Superintendent Dr. Joe Centamore, Superintendent Dr. Dave Bennardo, BOE President Nicholas Ciappetta, BOE Vice President Laura Carey, and Whitman Principal John Murphy stepped onto the field to congratulate the band. thumbnail136420
(left to right) Assistant Superintendent Dr. Joe Centamore, Superintendent Dr. Dave Bennardo, BOE President Nicholas Ciappetta, BOE Vice President Laura Carey, and Whitman Principal John Murphy stepped onto the field to congratulate the band.
The day after our Home Show, the Wildcat Marching Band anchored the Columbus Day Parade in Huntington Village.  thumbnail136421
The day after our Home Show, the Wildcat Marching Band anchored the Columbus Day Parade in Huntington Village.
It’s been such a great season. Good luck seniors! thumbnail136422
It’s been such a great season. Good luck seniors!

The Walt Whitman Wildcat Marching Band has had a busy fall season so far with competitions, parades and performances locally and throughout the region. Last weekend’s Battle of The Marching Bands was a success thanks to the hard work of the band, staff, district and building administrators and the Band Parents Association. After the competition, the Wildcat Marching Band put on a special Parent’s Show for any family who may have missed the first showcase, and a special ceremony was held for our graduating seniors.

As the season comes to a close, be sure to see their final Long Island performance of Mozart Remixed at the U.S. Bands N.Y State Championships this Sunday, October 20th, 2PM at Walt Whitman High School. Come out and support your favorite Wildcat Marching Band!

The band's final competitions will take place in Lynchburg Virginia the weekend of October 25-27 and Nationals Championships the weekend of November 1-3 in Allentown, Pa. We wish them the best of luck as they compete!

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Whitman September Students of the Month

Principal John Murphy (top right) and Assistant Principal Jon Varlamos (top left) congratulate Whitman’s September Students of the Month on a job well done.  thumbnail136372
Principal John Murphy (top right) and Assistant Principal Jon Varlamos (top left) congratulate Whitman’s September Students of the Month on a job well done.

 “The students represented here are a true reflection of the qualities we hold dear at Walt Whitman,” Principal Mr. John Murphy shared as he spoke of the school year’s first Students of the Month. “The effort each one of these students have shown are a testament to their character and focus. We appreciate not only the things they do for themselves but also the role models they have become for our school community. I look forward to seeing the amazing things in store for these students as the year progresses.”

Business/Home & Careers: Ryan Kiesnoski; Music/Dance: John Andreoni, Joseph Cenzoprano, Abner Cruz Lopez, and Madeline Franz; Art: Natalie Biryla, Kevin Cozart, Sophia Fyfe, and Bianca Santaromana; World Language: Asma Ahmad, Lauren Gotard, Sarah Samanez, and Evelyn Wang; Social Studies: Danielle DeGaray, Dominic Repetti, Martin Stone, and Stephen Verdarame; Science: Daniele Donovan, Kellan Farrell, Lily Robert, and Samantha Unger; Math: Kailee Adomaites, Sydney Khan, Paige MacPherson, and Wendell Saint Jean; English: Sarah Astegher, Angely Granados Martinez, Lilyonna Morales, and Shanoya Newell; Physical Education: Allyson Clark, Gianna Conte, Jamie Saravia Vilorio, and Alvin Yam; Athletes of the Month: Richard Morel- Soccer, and Emily Teplansky- Swimming.

Congratulations to our September Students of the Month!

 

5th Grade Track Meet at WWHS

Birchwood and Maplewood 5th graders pass the baton to the next runner in the exciting 4x100 meter relay. thumbnail136203
Birchwood and Maplewood 5th graders pass the baton to the next runner in the exciting 4x100 meter relay.
The running long jump had athletes reaching their personal bests. thumbnail136204
The running long jump had athletes reaching their personal bests.
The competition was close during the 50-meter boys finals.  thumbnail136205
The competition was close during the 50-meter boys finals.
To excel in the accuracy throw, athletes had to hit their target more times than their competitors.  thumbnail136206
To excel in the accuracy throw, athletes had to hit their target more times than their competitors.
Our Birchwood and Maplewood athletes had a great morning participating amongst friends. thumbnail136207
Our Birchwood and Maplewood athletes had a great morning participating amongst friends.
These runners pushed hard towards the finish line of the 80-meter dash. thumbnail136208
These runners pushed hard towards the finish line of the 80-meter dash.

This year’s 5th Grade Track and Field Meet proved once again to be a huge success. Athletes from Birchwood and Maplewood participated in this annual event that features Sprints, 4x100 Relay Races, Accuracy and Distance Throws, and Standing and Running Long Jumps. It’s here where the district’s Primary School students can participate in track and field events for the first time and learn competition rules.

Some of the highlights from the meet include Maplewood’s Jason Wang taking first place in the 800-meter race with a time of 2:55.1, Maya Rowser and Sherlendy Pierre taking first and second in the distance throw, and the Birchwood boys and girls winning both first and second place in the 4x100m relay races.

Great job by our 5th Grade athletes, you made us all proud of your effort and a wonderful display of sportsmanship! A special thank you to all our Physical Education Teachers and Classroom teachers who assisted in making this annual event so awesome!

 

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Maplewood's Wildcat Bowl

This years Maroon and White teams were excited for another year of friendly competition.  thumbnail136189
This years Maroon and White teams were excited for another year of friendly competition.
Ms. Servedio found a clear path towards the end zone. thumbnail136190
Ms. Servedio found a clear path towards the end zone.
Maplewood students cheered on their favorite teachers from the sidelines.  thumbnail136191
Maplewood students cheered on their favorite teachers from the sidelines.
Maroon held on as long as they could before the flag was pulled on this run.  thumbnail136192
Maroon held on as long as they could before the flag was pulled on this run.
One of the few White Team touchdowns before Maroon took the lead to finish the game. thumbnail136193
One of the few White Team touchdowns before Maroon took the lead to finish the game.

The Maplewood school community, including family members, students, teachers, administrators, and friends all enjoyed a beautiful fall evening to cheer on their favorite players in the wildly popular football classic “Wildcat Bowl.”  This year’s event helped raise money for additional programs at Maplewood as well as a donation to MaggiesMission.org, a local non-profit organization raising awareness to find a cure for rare childhood cancers, as well as assisting families dealing with these cancers.

A special thank you goes out to Maplewood PTA as they did a wonderful job selling snacks and hot chocolate the largest turnout for the Monday night game. Maplewood students and their families cheered on their favorite teachers and enjoyed seeing them in a new light.

It was a spirited contest that the Maroon team ultimately won with the game ending score of 49-42. We are grateful to have had our teachers and administrators involved in this light-hearted game once again. We look forward to our next game in 2020!

 

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