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Hour of Code Comes to Glen Cove

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In recognition of Computer Science Education week the eighth-grade students at Robert M. Finley Middle School recently participated in the computer programming initiative The Hour of Code.

Over the course of one full class period, students learned the basics of coding and the importance computer science and computer programming plays in everyday life. They were also introduced to the variety of career paths for a computer science engineer or a computer programmer.  At the end of the course each student received a certificate of participation. 
The Hour of Code is an international program to broaden participation in the field of computer science.  The course has reached tens of millions of students in 180+ countries and is an introduction to computer science and computer programming. 

Halloween at Finley

New York Institute of Technology Trip

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The eighth grade technology classes were invited to attend a day of STEM related learning activities at New York Institute of Technology. In a college environment the students participated in several activities in the application of understanding and working to solve problems facing their generation. Through exposure and the a robot demonstration, E-cycling activities, virtual reality demonstrations, creating their own plan and then modeling their plans, students were exposed to advanced technologies that will shape their future.

The Power of Words

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On Thursday, October 24th, Helen Turner, Director of Youth Education of the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County visited our Robert M. Finley Middle School and presented the “The Power of Words” to our 6th-grade students. “The Power of Words” presentation is designed for students to understand the meaning and historical context of words that are used in our society that discriminate, segregate, and alienate people. The purpose of the presentation to teach our youth the dangers of antisemitism, racism, bullying and all other manifestations of intolerance. The presentation promotes resistance to prejudice and advocates respect for every human being.

Student Lounge and Courtyard

I am so pleased to say that the Finley Student Lounge and Courtyard is complete! There are so many amazing people that dedicated themselves to this project so our students can have a place to relax, unwind and have fun. Thank you so much to Danielle Fugazy Scagliola and The Glen Cove Education Foundation for putting the wheels in motion and getting the job done. I also must thank Angelo Stanco of American Paving & Masonary, Tony Ranieri & Roland Cabo of Gold Coast Property Maintenance, @Lori Fleishhacker Lori Fleishhacker Designs for the time and resources you dedicated to this project. This project also would have never happened without our school superintendent Dr. Maria Rianna & Viktor Tymchynyuk, Director of Facilities, and the Finley school custodial staff. Without their consistent hard work and support this room would never have come to be. I also must acknowledge the Finley site based committee for recommending this project and offering its guidance and support. Great things happen when the Glen Cove community comes together!