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NBC Reporter Visits Connolly Students

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Connolly School students in Ms. Susan Gielbeda’s and Ms. Erin O’Beirne’s fourth-grade classes have been studying the art of journalism in Writing Workshop. The students have been working on writing feature articles as well as “beat” stories. NBC field reporter Checkey Beckford visited Connolly School to meet and mentor the students. The students were able to learn firsthand what it takes to be a journalist. Then they pitched some feature story ideas, which Ms. Beckford helped explain how they could further develop.

Finley Students Raise Hundreds for Worthy Cause

Finley Students Raise Hundreds for Worthy Cause photo
Robert M. Finley Middle School has accepted the challenge of helping to find a cure for blood cancer. This year, over a span of three weeks, students were able to collectively raise $776.71 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society during the Pennies for Patients fundraiser. Ms. Meredith Murolo’s eighth-grade homeroom was the leader, raising $131.37 to contribute towards the very worthy cause. For their efforts, they received a pizza lunch donated from Domino’s Pizza.

Research Highlighted at Connolly’s International Feast

Research Highlighted at Connolly’s International Feast photo

Connolly School fifth-graders celebrated the completion of their research projects, which focused on a variety of different countries, with an International Feast on June 6.

Students enjoyed multicultural music and traditional ethnic foods and desserts prepared by their parents. They also had an opportunity to view the informative, research-based posters created by their classmates, which were displayed on the walls of the cafeteria. Students used iPads and books from the school’s library to conduct their research. They also watched videos in their classroom that highlighted different holidays, cultural dances and feasts of their respective country of study. The projects included information on geography, well-known landmarks, famous people and capital cities. 

The culminating event was organized by special education teacher Valerie Scicchitano and featured colorful placemats created by the students. A wonderful time was had by all!

Fitness and Technology at Finley

Fitness and Technology at Finley photo

Sixth- and seventh-grade students at Finley Middle School are using Chromebooks in physical education classes as part of a new initiative led by teachers Matt Carbone, Steven Tripp and Angela Zupa.

The teachers, at the direction of Principal Nelson Iocalono, developed an eight-minute fitness video for students to complete at home. The workout routine was comprised of various exercises, including crunches, push-ups, wall sits and running in place. They would then enter what they completed onto a Google Sheet created by their teachers. During the same eight-week period, teachers would begin each physical education class with the same routine to monitor the students’ progress and to provide them with an additional opportunity to record their results.

“We really want our students to realize that fitness and exercise is not an every other day activity. It’s something they should do every day,” Mr. Tripp said. 

Mr. Carbone said using the Chromebooks to enhance physical education class was a no-brainer.  

“Anytime the students can implement technology in class it’s a win because the students love it,” he said.

The teachers are looking towards creating an assignment for students to take part in over the summer months as a way to encourage daily health and fitness.  

Board Grants Tenure to District Educators

Board Grants Tenure to District Educators photo
The Board of Education held a tenure recognition ceremony on June 6. Congratulations to the following district professionals on receiving tenure: teachers Stefani Borgia Anisimov, Diane Bruschini, Adam Cirnigliaro, Jessica McKenna; Assistant Coordinator of Special Education Betsy Lashin and Glen Cove High School Principal Antonio Santana.

Glen Cove Seniors Are All Smiles

Glen Cove Seniors Are All Smiles photo
Glen Cove High School’s Senior Class officers had a little fun as they checked out the school’s College-Bound display. Congratulations to the Class of 2018! 

First-Place Honors for Finley Musicians

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The Robert M. Finley Middle School concert band, string orchestra and chorus, under the direction of their conductors, Keith Schmidt, Chris Lippe and Joy Sullivan, respectively, participated in the 2018 Music in the Parks Festival in Hershey, Pennsylvania. All three ensembles took home first-place trophies in their categories. The orchestra received a Superior rating, while the concert band and chorus received Excellent ratings. The competition took place at Lebanon Valley College, with an award ceremony at Hershey Park. The band, orchestra and chorus performed for a panel of judges that were impressed with the musicianship displayed during the performance. Congratulations to all participants!


High School Junior Achievement Volunteers Visit Deasy

High School Junior Achievement Volunteers Visit Deasy photo

Glen Cove High School students Maria Aguilar, Gabriela Derosa, Veronica Maldonado, Elena Negron, Natalie Torres and Natalie Velasquez recently taught Junior Achievement lessons to Deasy students.

The high school students were trained by Junior Achievement of New York staff to teach elementary students about financial literacy, entrepreneurship and college/career readiness. All JA of New York programs directly correlate to New York State Learning Standards in social studies, mathematics and English. They are fun, interactive and offer hands-on experiential learning. 

First-graders participated in JA Our Families, which explains how family members’ jobs and businesses contribute to the well-being of the family and of the community. The program introduces the concept of needs and wants and explores the ways families plan for and acquire goods and services. Meanwhile, second-graders took part in JA Our Community, which uses posters and games to offer practical information about businesses and the many jobs those businesses offer in a community. 

Deasy Principal Melanie Arfman thanked the high school students for volunteering their time to assist the school’s youngsters and to Jason Smiloff, the district’s work based learning coordinator, for planning and organizing this initiative.

Field Day at Landing

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Landing School’s Field Day was held on May 25. During the event, this year’s New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Excellence in Physical Education awards were given to Frank Andrade and Jaylin Neder. Exceptional fitness physical education trophies were given to students Heather Alvarado, Vera Glouchkov, Devon Gonzalez, Grace Guillen, Jordan Pardo, Jayden Ramirez, Mayleen Chavez Reyes, Kailey Yanes Rosa, Ryan Sita and Davin Young. In addition, Corey Freeman and Mariela Hernandez were awarded the Courage Trophy, which is given to a student who demonstrates superior courage throughout the school year.

Fitness plays a big role in the physical education program at Landing School. Students try to improve their fitness levels by participating in various activities throughout the academic school year. Students take baseline and summative fitness tests to document individual improvements. A number of students achieved 80 situps on both their prefitness and postfitness tests for curl-ups. That is an incredible achievement. Congratulations to those students and to all those who achieved 80 curl-ups! 

Teachers, staff and parents participated in the adult water balloon toss to the delight of the students. Many thanks to Ms. Conti, our water balloon station leader, for her return to Landing School for this special day and special thanks to Mrs. Amy Mendrinos for her assistance in the early morning setup. A special note of thanks to Mrs. Lisa Galante-Cipriano for her Field Day photographs.

Field Day was a success thanks to Mrs. Buhr and Mrs. Jimenez, Landing PTA, Principal Benjamin Roberts, parents, staff, custodians Mr. Anthony Grazioso and Mr. Basile, Building and Grounds, and especially DJ Pace Entertainment. Physical education teacher Karen Serani extended her appreciation to all those who made Field Day a success!

First Next Generation STEAM Fair

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As the first year of the high school Scientific Research Literacy class comes to an end, students wrapped up their last competition of the year at the annual Next Generation STEAM Fair at the Cradle of Aviation.

Students competed against 16 teams from school districts across Long Island. The Scientific Research Literacy class had no prior experience in robotics and were tasked with using a SnappyXO robotics kit designed by Stony Brook University professor Dr. Anurag Purwar to propose and solve a problem related to space exploration. The problem could include space and surface travel, navigation, articulation and deployment. Students met with Dr. Purwar on April 10 and had the past six weeks to construct a robot designed to move and complete a task. Glen Cove High School students designed the robot to navigate autonomously and be able to pick up sample materials during a space exploration mission.

In attendance at the May 23 competition were Scientific Research Literacy class teacher Jillian Romano and Alexa Doeschner, district science coordinator. Given the short window of time, as well as the complexity of the college-level robotics kit, most competing teams did not have a working robot at the competition. Although the team did not win, our students were actively engaged in a productive struggle for the past six weeks, and were able to design, construct, wire and code a moving robot. 

From the numerous experiences students had in the Scientific Research Literacy class, one of the major takeaways was grit, a predictor of success, which is defined as perseverance and passion for long-term goals.

No Ordinary Moth at Gribbin

No Ordinary Moth at Gribbin photo
On May 23, a moth hatched from a cocoon that had been found and kept in Miss Irene Kamola’s classroom since the fall. However, this was no ordinary moth, what hatched was a moth named antheraea polyphemus, named after Polyphemus, the giant cyclops from Greek mythology who had a single large, round eye in the middle of his forehead. The antheraea polyphemus moth is a member of the family of giant silk moths. It can be found from Canada to Mexico, and for this past week it spent its days here in Glen Cove in one of the Gribbin classrooms. The children were very excited to make this discovery! 

Connolly Faculty Wears Jeans for Troops

Connolly Faculty Wears Jeans for Troops photo
Connolly School faculty and staff recently raised more than $150 for the military during its Gi Go Jeans for Troops fundraiser. In the fall, Connolly raised $190, bringing the school’s donation total to more than $350.

Second-Graders Investigate Plant Life

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Coinciding with the spring season, second-grade students at Deasy and Gribbin have been learning about plants through their Plant Investigations Unit. 

Based on feedback from Deasy Principal Ms. Melanie Arfman and Gribbin Principal Ms. Francine Santoro, the unit was written by the District Coordinator of Science Alexa Doeschner to be closely aligned with the newly adopted New York State Science Learning Standards. The focus of the unit provides students with observable and thought-provoking plant phenomena to actively engage in what is happening and why it is happening. The plant phenomena that students are exploring hands-on includes the difference between monocotyledon and dicotyledon seeds, the role of stems to bring nutrients and water upwards and the ability of roots to sense direction. 

Through these investigations, students are gaining an understanding of the structure and function of different plant parts. The students’ culminating project is to grow a “grass head” where they will have the opportunity to predict what will happen based on their learning about the various structures and functions of plants.

Gribbin Students’ Research Showcased at Animal Museum

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Second-grade students in Gribbin School recently organized an Animal Museum. Displayed in the exhibit were dioramas, murals and nonfiction books students wrote on specific animals from habitats they researched in class.
Each class studied a different habitat. Students then researched an animal from that specific habitat and wrote a book based on their research findings. Each class rotated to a different teacher over five days to learn about all of the different habitats: arctic, ocean, rainforest, savannah and woodland forests. Students researched their animals’ classification, appearance, diet, habitat, movement, sounds and babies. Along the way, they also found fun facts about their animals. On the day of the museum the students came in wearing clothing related to the habitat studied in their classroom. Parents and members of the school community were invited to attend.

Ancient Civilization Museum at Connolly

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Fifth-grade students in Krystle Gonzales’ class have been learning about and researching ancient civilizations. Combining their nonfiction research unit with the social studies unit on ancient civilizations of Latin America, students chose an ancient civilization that they wanted to learn more about. They were then paired with other students interested in the same topic and worked cooperatively with their research group to prepare a Google slide, hands-on project and a fact poster.

Glen Cove High School STEP Students Graduate

Glen Cove High School STEP Students Graduate photo
Students from Glen Cove High School who participated in the STEP (Science Technology Engineering Program) this past academic school year have graduated. 

Under the supervision of Glen Cove science teacher Ms. Jillian Romano, the students have been hard at work designing proposals and solutions to world problems and conducting research in science laboratories on a college campus, as well as designing robots to compete in multiple robotics tournaments. Beginning in September, students spent every Tuesday from 4-7 p.m. at New York Institute of Technology designing and conducting innovative projects. 

This program has positively affected the lives of participating students and guided them to focus on a science career path, which at one time only seemed like a dream. The STEP program has allowed these students to dream big and to realize that with hard work anything is possible.

Landing Duo Breaks School’s PACER Fitness Record

Landing Duo Breaks School’s PACER Fitness Record photo
Landing Elementary School students are constantly working to improve their fitness levels during physical education classes throughout the academic school year. This year, two third-grade students were able to break Landing’s cardiovascular PACER fitness test record.

Congratulations to Cameron Allan and Bryan Guerra, who both achieved 66 laps on the PACER test, breaking the 3-year-old record held by Jonathan Patino.

Cameron and Bryan completed this achievement by taking the test side by side and completing 66 laps simultaneously. The exiting score for fifth-grade students is 40 laps, so these two young boys far surpassed their cardiovascular fitness level for their ages in third grade.

They were given a certificate at Landing School’s Field Day to acknowledge this wonderful achievement.

Home Run for Big Red Baseball Program

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The district’s baseball program was awarded equipment and a check for $2,500 through the MLB Baseball Tomorrow Fund in partnership with the New York Mets on May 20. Glen Cove High School baseball players Kiernan Calderon, Chris Capobianco and Jared Vanegas were invited to walk onto Citi Field and were recognized in front of the whole crowd for receiving this honor. In addition to the award, the players were able to watch the game from field level seats. The district would like to thank the MLB and the New York Mets for their generosity in providing our athletes with an amazing experience.

Connolly Students Sell Pencils for a Good Cause

Connolly Students Sell Pencils for a Good Cause photo
Connolly School students participated in a fundraiser for Pencils of Promise, a non-profit organization that raises money to build schools in developing countries. The youngsters sold decorative pencils every morning in the lobby to raise money for this important cause. On Star Wars Day (“May the 4th be With You”) the students wore Star Wars clothing, outfits and costumes for a $1 donation to Pencils of Promise. Teachers placed a 10-foot Darth Vader inflatable in the lobby and took a picture with many of the students who participated. The kids had a blast while donating to this charity. 

High School Ceramic Students Share Artistry for City Celebration

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Under the direction of teacher Vicki Gordon, Glen Cove High School ceramics students created totems for Garvies Point Museum and Preserve. In all, there are five poles with a total of 100 pieces representing the 100th anniversary of Glen Cove’s incorporation as a city. The colorfully glazed ceramic pieces reflect the wildlife at Garvies Point. Several students assisted Ms. Gordon with the installation of the totems, which are now on permanent display in the picnic area. Ms. Gordon would like to thank Veronica Natale, director of Garvies Point Museum and Preserve, for welcoming the school’s 350/100 Celebration contribution and the staff for being so helpful. The ceramic students that participated in the installation of the sculptures were Jessica Alvarenga, Cindy Cruz, Emily Escobar, Dylan Pajuelo, Anissa Rosado, Frank Villalobos and Rosa Zavala.

Middle School Showcase

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On Monday May 21, the district held the last in a series of BOE Educational Workshops for this school year. It showcased our Finley Middle School Junior Venture Academy, Home & Careers and Research & Humanities Programs and was presented by Middle School teachers Maggie Ibrahim and Arielle Panzarino. Students Carter Suozzi, Diana Salinas Villalobos, Sofia Garcia, Anna Basil, Kayla Recinos and Yohana Cartagena Alas also participated in this presentation.

High School Orchestra Places First in Festival

High School Orchestra Places First in Festival photo
Congratulations to Glen Cove High School’s orchestra for placing first in their division at the Music In The Parks Festival at Williamsburg, Virginia on May 18. Orchestra teacher James Guarini and Principal Antonio Santana congratulated the students on their outstanding performance.  

Deasy Students Research Marine Biology

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Deasy School first-graders shared their recent research on marine animals, which was highlighted in e-books and projects, with family members on May 16.

The students have been learning about marine animals in STREAM (Science, Technology, Research, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) class under the guidance of STREAM teacher Giselle Taylor. During class, they paired up and selected a marine animal to research, locating information about the animal’s habitat, their food supply, photos and other interesting facts. Using what they learned, the first-graders used Adobe Spark to create an e-book. They also created their respective animals out of recycled materials on Global Design Day. 

The youngsters were excited to share their e-books and projects with their families. They also enjoyed some light refreshments. Each of the first-grade teachers commended the students on their outstanding work. 

Finley Students Visit Boston

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Finley Middle School eighth-graders recently enjoyed a wonderful trip to Boston. The students began their day at the Hall of Science where they viewed an IMAX movie. They also took a Duck Boat Tour of the city and harbor, explored Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market and had dinner at Pizzeria Uno. A great time was had by all! 

Board Honors District Students

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More than 70 district students were celebrated by the Board of Education, members of the administration and community members at the BOE meeting on May 9 at Glen Cove High School.

The accomplishments ranged from stellar performances in art, mock trial and spelling to a competition to promote health care careers, at which Glen Cove High School students beat out 700 other Long Island students and took home first prize, winning $5,000. 

“This was Glen Cove High School’s second year competing and they won the biggest prize,” Superintendent Dr. Maria Rianna said of the Northwell Health Spark! Challenge. “They truly represented Glen Cove in the best of ways.”

After presenting dozens of awards, Dr. Rianna noted that while Glen Cove students are fabulous, they need and receive help.

“They don’t do it alone; they have parents, teachers, teachers’ assistants and all the support staff. It is truly a family,” she said. 

Finley Students Participate in Antibullying Workshops

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Eighth-grade students from Robert M. Finley Middle School attended an anti-bullying campaign at Hofstra University in conjunction with Northwell Health Systems and Hofstra Radio on May 8.

The event was a terrific experience for the students as they participated in educational workshops, presentations and group discussions on leadership, being an upstander, recognizing the warning signs of teen dating abuse, cyberbullying, suicide prevention and taking a stand against bullying. 

High School Chess Club Championships Underway

High School Chess Club Championships Underway photo

Glen Cove High School students are competing against their peers in a Chess Club Open Tournament throughout the month of May.

Organized by Chess Club adviser Victor Oliveri, the tournament allows students to compete in timed chess matches with the opportunity of becoming champion. One female and one male student will earn the coveted title, along with $100 cash prize and a trophy engraved with their names. The first tournament was on May 3. There will also be matches on May 10 and 17 from 2:05-4 p.m. in the high school library.   

Mr. Oliveri said playing chess is beneficial for students because it helps to improve a person’s attention span, focus and critical thinking skills. He extended his gratitude to all the anonymous donors who made the tournament possible. To learn more about the Chess Club, visit

Photography Honors for Glen Cove Senior

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Photography Honors for Glen Cove Senior Pic
Glen Cove High School senior Veronica Cruz has received accolades from the Photographic Society of America for the second consecutive year. This year, Veronica had three photographs selected for display at the PSA’s national conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. Veronica is the only student from Long Island to have that many photographs chosen. 

“I believe that Veronica’s desire to create creative portraits resonated with the judges,” photography teacher Mrs. Melissa Johnides said. “These days, most people with a cell phone can take a decent picture of whatever is in front of them, but Veronica looks beyond that convenience and strives to create her own stories.”  

Mrs. Johnides entered a dozen of her students’ strongest works into the category-based competition, which received more than 800 entries nationally. 

A Lesson on Levers at Deasy School

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Deasy School kindergartners participated in a mini-lesson about levers during STREAM (science, technology, research, engineering, arts and mathematics) class. The students completed two learning centers as part of the lesson. At the first center, they listened to a Capstone e-book about levers on the iPad and completed an activity book. At the second, they worked together to create a seesaw using the Lego Education Simple Machines kit. The lesson involved the 21st-century skills of critical thinking, communication and collaboration.

Educators Become Students at Connolly School

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Connolly School teachers took part in professional development with Columbia University’s Teachers College Reading and Writing Project staff developer Amanda Denmore on April 23. 

Glen Cove educators have been receiving ongoing training in the program, which is new to the district this year. According to Connolly School Principal Julie Mullan, Ms. Denmore shares teaching strategies and best practices with the educators in narrative writing, research-based writing and other topics. In their most recent session, teachers went over on-demand quick assessments. The teachers were tasked with producing a writing sample based on a specific prompt in an allotted time. Ms. Denmore modeled the assignment for the teachers, discussed the theory behind it and described what the lesson should look like in the classroom. 

As for the students, Mrs. Mullan said the new curriculum has excited students and sparked a deeper love for writing.  

Landing Students Raise Thousands for American Heart Association

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Landing Elementary School raised an all-time-high of $10,780 during its Jump Rope for Heart Fundraiser. The fundraiser took place during the month of February in conjunction with the American Heart Association’s Heart Month.

Congratulations to Arden and Paige Jimenez, who raised a combined $1,620, the most ever raised by a family. Arden raised $1,000, setting a new record at the school.  

Other top fundraisers were:
Milo Walthers:   $575
Madelyn Buhr:   $566
Mia Lupinski:   $500
Juliet Bifone:   $450
Kalia Edwards:  $300

Through the Jump Rope for Heart program, students secure donations to jump rope during their physical education class to raise awareness about heart health. There were 122 students and staff that participated in the fundraiser, with 61 of those students raising $7,803 online. Mrs. Muzante, Ms. Serani and Mrs. Sullivan collected the remaining donations at school. 

In grade 3, Mrs. Tenke’s class raised a Landing School all-time-high of $1,560; in grade 4, Mrs. Clark’s class raised $1,327 and in grade 5, Mrs. Reynolds class raised $444. Every student who raised money received an instant lanyard and “scare crew member,” a small alien-type gift, which was placed on our “Scare Team” poster at school. 

Many thanks to all those who donated to this worthwhile cause. Each year, we are thankful and appreciative of the incredible support throughout this fundraiser to help those less fortunate than ourselves. A special thanks to Mrs. Muzante and Mr. Graziosi for their help in distributing the more than 230 prizes to the students who participated. 

Connolly K-Kids Raise Money for Autism Speaks

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The Connolly School K-Kids held an autism awareness event to begin the month of April. Students and teachers were encouraged to “Light it up Blue.” Assisted by special education teacher Kathleen Madigan, the K-Kids encouraged the student body to wear blue and purchase blue bracelets to promote awareness and acceptance of students with autism. Teachers got in the act as well, purchasing T-shirts, which they will wear each Tuesday throughout the month. The Connolly family of students, teachers and staff helped the K-Kids raise $305 dollars to donate to the organization Autism Speaks.

Students Register to Vote

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Glen Cove High School seniors attended a voter education and registration workshop on April 11.

The activity was hosted by the Nassau County Board of Elections to allow the students that will be 18 years of age by the next general election on Nov. 6 and are eligible, to vote. A bipartisan team came to the school with instructional materials and guided students through the process of properly completing registration forms. They also brought a voting machine to demonstrate and familiarize the students with the actual process of entering their ballot. Meaningful discussions about the importance of citizens voting and civic duty were discussed.

Mock Interview Day at Glen Cove High School

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Glen Cove High School hosted nearly 150 students at a Mock Interview Day on April 16.

Students from various classes in the English Department sat with professionals from outside the education field for a five- to 10-minute, one-on-one interview. The purpose of the activity was to prepare students for future careers by obtaining practical and necessary interview practice while still in high school. The interviewers treated the students as though they were applicants attempting to gain career-type positions.  

Some of the professionals included Glen Cove Mayor Tim Tenke; Glen Cove School Board President Amy Franklin; representatives from Northwell Health, New York Institute of Technology, private firms and public organizations; and other local government officials. The day was a tremendous success thanks to Work-Based Learning Coordinator Jason Smiloff and Youth Bureau Program Coordinator Jacquelyn Yonick. Glen Cove High School looks forward to future career-readiness events.  


High School Community Gathers for International Night

High School Community Gathers for International Night photo

Community services, delicious food and traditional ethnic music and dance were featured when Glen Cove High School hosted its fourth annual International Night on April 16.

The evening was organized by World Language and English as a New Language Coordinator Monica Chavez to share information and express appreciation of the Hispanic community. Before the celebration of food and dance, members of the community had an opportunity to learn about health insurance, local library resources, the Glen Cove Boys and Girls Club, Glen Cove Hospital and more. Some participants also enjoyed getting henna tattoos. 

Glen Cove High School dance club members Maria Fernanda Aquilar, Eduardo Mancia, Dayrin Menjivar and Anderson Valasquez wowed those in attendance with a salsa and reggaetón dance. The group worked hard to prepare for the event, under the direction of teacher Clare Germino. While the guests in attendance enjoyed the delicious food and music, they had an opportunity to view students’ wonderful poems that lined the walls of the cafeteria. 

Ms. Chavez expressed her gratitude to everyone who helped out at the event and those from the school community that attended. 


Connolly Lights It Up Blue

Connolly Lights It Up Blue photo
Connolly teachers will be wearing autism awareness T-shirts throughout the month of April to raise awareness of the disorder. Each donated $10 for the T-shirts to Autism Speaks, an organization dedicated to promoting solutions for the needs of individuals with autism and their families through advocacy and support. 
Monday, June 18, 2018