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Junior Researches Black History and Desegregation in Video

Junior Researches Black History and Desegregation in Video photo

Glen Cove High School junior Dajour Gibson presented his video, “All Colors Are Equal in Education,” to his peers and Finley Middle School students on Feb. 16, as part of the district’s Black History Month celebration.

Gibson researched Black History and the desegregation of schools, with a special focus on Glen Cove City Schools, for his video. As part of the project, he interviewed former Glen Cove High School Assistant Principal Sheryl Goodine. Goodine was the first black girl admitted to the new integrated schools in Glen Cove. Her father, James Davis, along with the Glen Cove NAACP, were instrumental in desegregating Glen Cove City Schools and the city’s fire department. 

During the visit at Finley Middle School, Assistant Principal Allen Hudson III introduced Gibson, who he described as a “tremendously insightful and wonderful young man.” Gibson shared some opening comments prior to the viewing.

“As a black student in the high school, it means a lot to me that nowadays we can all come to school together,” he said. 

Gibson also spoke of Goodine and her family’s contributions to the Civil Rights Movement.   

“Ms. Goodine changed the culture of Glen Cove for the better,” Gibson said.  

He also told students that there was still work to do.

“There’s still a lot of racism today around the world and it’s important that we open our eyes to it. It’s something we have to overcome slowly.”

In the video, Ms. Goodine shared her experience of going from a school where everyone looked like her, to going to classes where she was the minority, describing the experience as a culture shock. After the video presentation, Ms. Goodine spoke more of her experiences, including how she learned of Black History in college. She also took questions from the middle school students.

The assembly concluded with the middle school’s chorus delivering an outstanding rendition of “Precious Lord Take My Hand,” under the direction of teacher Joy Sullivan. Dajour will be submitting his video to the Hofstra University History Day project.


Glen Cove IAB Hosts Inaugural Session

Glen Cove IAB Hosts Inaugural Session photo
Glen Cove High School held its Industry Advisory Board’s inaugural session on Feb. 12 in the school’s library. 

Approximately 25 professionals, including a Nassau County legislator, representatives from nearly a dozen local public organizations, college representatives, medical professionals, educators, private business professionals, a Glen Cove High School alumnus and five current students, make up the IAB. The meeting focused on developing goals for the community and the student body at the high school. Current students presented first, citing their educational goals and post-graduation plans. They also shared events and happenings within the building, as well as information on a popular business class elective.  

Afterwards, Work-Based Learning Coordinator Jason Smiloff led a short presentation on his vision for the IAB and mediated a discussion among members, which lasted nearly two hours. The productive meeting left the IAB feeling more ambitious, dedicated and prepared to serve the needs of the students at Glen Cove High School now and into the future.

Students Study the Heart Through Dissection

Students Study the Heart Through Dissection photo
Students Study the Heart Through Dissection photo 2
Glen Cove High School Living Environment students dissected adult pig hearts as a culminating activity to their recent study of the human heart and circulatory system. 

While dissecting the adult pig hearts, students had to identify certain features. They also had the opportunity to cut into the heart and see the connections between the four chambers of the heart and the major blood vessels bringing blood into and out of these chambers. Students examined the two heart valves, and followed up the next day with an excellent dramatization of a heart attack, with computer-generated imagery that enhanced the students’ knowledge of what they experienced the day before. 
Teacher Victoria Graziosi said the lesson led to noteworthy observations by the students, including that the aorta’s diameter is huge in comparison to other vessels. In addition, when cutting into the wall of the right versus left ventricle, students were immediately struck by the thickness of the left ventricular wall. 

BOE Honors AP Scholars

BOE Honors AP Scholars photo
On Jan. 3, the Board of Education honored 44 current and former Glen Cove High School students for being named Advanced Placement Scholars by the College Board following their outstanding performance on the May 2017 AP exams.
Glen Cove High School Principal Antonio Santana and Assistant Principal Allen Hudson III joined Assistant Principal Katie Prudente as she introduced the students and commended them on their achievements.
“These students should be very proud of their accomplishments, which required both hard work and dedication,” Assistant Principal Prudente said.  
Congratulations to the following students:

AP Scholar with Distinction
(Granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams.)
John Dong
Nicole Franklin
Julie Micko
Sydney Morris
Jolee Murphy

AP Scholar with Honor
(Granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams.)
Eric Brown
Andy Delgado
Joshua Filippone
Geovani Flores
Alex Garcia
Larissa Garcia
Brandon Kolanovic
Charles McQuair
Alexis Reveyoso
Morgan Vignali

AP Scholars
(Granted to students who receive scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP exams.)
Ali Awan
Enaiya Awan
Mikaila Ayala
Daniel Baboolal
Andrew Banos
Samantha Barry
Isabel Blas
Grace Brady
William Casale
Catherine Chinock-Ayiku
Joshua Cohen
Julia Farley
Shelbie Farnan
Yesenia Fernandez
Tristyn Hudson
Amanda Ieraci
Samuel Israel
Irvin Mancia
Evangelia Markoulis
Iris Ong
Amara Phillip
Talia Sakhaee
Laura Roesch
Areana Singh
Ryan Telese
Celia Vasquez
Christina Wiese
Duoyi Xi Hernandez
Joseph Yee


Monthly Family Nights Begin

Family Nights Begin

To combat the busy schedules of families, the district has implemented a monthly Family Night. On Family Night, students will not be assigned any homework from their classroom teachers, allowing their families to preplan fun activities, without interruption.

Family Night will be held on the following dates:
Oct. 25        Jan. 31          April 18
Nov. 22        Feb. 14         May 23
Dec. 20        March 21       June 13