The Deavuille Gardens West PTA hosted a family fun night on Oct. 11. The
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During the week of Sept. 19, students at Deauville Gardens West connected with veterans both near and far. To help the students begin working on their projects for the Town of Babylon’s Veterans Awareness Week Essay Contest, the veterans answered questions and spoke about their time in the military.
On Sept. 19, students in Yolanda Jamiolkowski and Samantha O’Neill’s third-grade class and students in Dana Felicetti’s fourth-grade class had the Google Hangout with U.S. Army Sgt. Jose Pagan. He showed some of the gear he would use while deployed, as well as medals he earned. He talked about how the Army stresses the importance of respect, discipline and teamwork and how the students should use those lessons in their daily lives.
Master Sgt. Chris Geackel visited with different classes in grades three through five on Sept. 20 to talk about his time serving in the Air Force. Geackel, who is a Copiague graduate, currently works as the night custodian at Deauville Gardens West. He worked as a chief education and training officer in the Air Force and served 23 years all around the world. Students asked him about his job and some of the favorite places he was stationed.
Fourth-graders in Megan Moore and Kate Castellano’s class had a special visit from U.S. Navy veteran Harold Murray, who is also Moore’s grandfather. Murray is a Korean War veteran who loved traveling the world during his four years of service. He served on the USS Wallace L. Lind 703 and was a member of the engineering crew.
The community came out in full force to support Copiague School District during its homecoming celebration on Sept. 16. Eagle pride was soaring as the day kicked off with a parade, followed by a fair, football game and Hall of Achievement inductions.
Starting with a parade at Great Neck Road Elementary School, each of the district’s schools, community clubs, activities – as well as athletic teams and musicians – marched down Great Neck Road en route to Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School.
Floats from the senior, junior, sophomore and freshman classes also lined the roadway in this year’s theme of “Through the Decades.” The homecoming court – including king Josh Tavares and queen Kathy Rosado – rode atop convertible cars and waved to the crowd down the parade route.
Following the parade, Copiague Board of Education members, administrators and local government officials gathered on the school’s new turf field to welcome the community. Members of the homecoming court were introduced before the Eagles took on the Huntington Blue Devils. Despite their best efforts, Copiague was defeated by Huntington.
Later in the evening, Copiague celebrated the 20th anniversary of its Hall of Achievement, inducting four new members into the ranks. This year’s honorees were Dave Colford, Class of 1994; Silas W. Kelly, Class of 1971; Dr. Corinthia Price, Class of 1993; and Ken Urban, Class of 1993.
Students and staff at Copiague School District were welcomed back for the 2017-2018 school year on Sept. 5. Students were eager to meet their new teachers and classmates as they spent their mornings settling into a routine. Please enjoy a slideshow of pictures from the first day of school.