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Teapots Tell a Story

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Kindergarten students in Ms. Jacob’s class at Deauville Gardens West Elementary School are studying nursery rhymes and their illustrations. The students recently read, “I’m a Little Teapot,” and spoke as a class about the different story elements. They learned how illustrations can show the emotions of a character. Each student created their own teapot and wrote words using the different letters they have learned to show the emotions of the teapot.

Healing a Wrinkled Heart

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The kindergarten students in Ms. Nugget and Ms. Caputo’s class at Deauville Gardens West Elementary School learned about kindness by reading “Chrysanthemum,” by Kevin Henkes. In the book, the children make fun of Chrysanthemum’s name. The kindergarten students each were given a paper heart, and each time Chrysanthemum was teased, they crumbled up the heart. At the end of the story, the students were asked to fix the crumpled heart and make it smooth and straight again. The class discussed how unkind words can wrinkle someone’s heart, and it’s not always easy to fix words or actions. Students were encouraged to think before they speak and use kind words.

Pumpkin Patch Grows Kindness

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In celebration of the fall season, the students in Ms. Cerrone’s class at Deauville Gardens West Elementary School created a pumpkin patch filled with kindness in October. Students wrote sentences about each other and how each of them is kind.

Copiague Captures Community Spirit at Homecoming

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The Copiague community came out in full force to celebrate the district’s homecoming on Oct. 16. Kicking off with spirit week activities and a pep rally at the high school on Friday, students and staff were beaming with school pride in the days leading up to the big game.

Gathering for the parade at Great Neck Road Elementary School, school and community organizations came together to march to Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School. Members of the homecoming court marched together alongside community and school organizations including the Susan E. Wiley student council and students from Copiague Middle School and Great Neck Road, Deauville Gardens East and Deauville Gardens West elementary schools.

The freshman, sophomore, junior and senior classes showed off their creativity with different superhero-themed floats. The freshman class took home the first place win for their real-life superhero design. Back at Walter G. O’Connell High School, the Copiague Eagles took the field against the Newfield Wolverines. Despite their best efforts, the Eagles couldn’t come out with the homecoming win.

The varsity cheerleaders and step team entertained the crowds during the halftime show. The homecoming court from each grade – including senior royalty Larisa Gutierrez and Johnell Hankerson – were formally announced  and recognized in front of the Eagle’s Nest.

Later that evening, the district held its annual Hall of Achievement induction ceremony, recognizing eight alumni who have made positive contributions to both their community and school district. This year’s inductees were: Brenda Bryant, Class of 1980; Michael Hodgson, Class of 1979; Henry Jackson Jr., Class of 2007; Dominick Nuzzi, Class of 1992; Christopher O’Connell, Class of 1972; Dr. Jessica Royce, Class of 2009; Dennis Scully Jr., Class of 1989; and Dr. Ewa Stelmach, Class of 2005.

Fall Lessons Feature Apple at the Core

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Students in Ms. Brite’s kindergarten class at Deauville Gardens East Elementary School are learning all about apples this October. The class read “Ten Apples on Top” and each student used their fine motor skills to create an apple in their favorite color. They learned about the different varieties of apples and how to count using apples.