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Egg Experiment Examines Earth’s Layers

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Fourth grade students at Deauville Gardens West Elementary School have been learning about the earth’s structure with the help of a hard-boiled egg. They recently participated in a hands-on experiment by using a hard-boiled egg to model each layer of the earth. The shell, the egg white and the yolk were all closely examined to resemble the crust, the mantle and the core. Students discussed their observations of the different layers and characteristics of each layer of the earth with one another and then reflected on their learning.

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Date Added: 2/16/2024

Annual SOUP-er Bowl at the High School

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Keeping with tradition, the Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School ceramics classes provided bowls for the annual SOUP-er Bowl event. Held the Friday before Super Bowl, students created bowls in various styles, shapes and sizes. The staff purchased the bowls for $5 and received a choice of delicious soup for lunch. This year, the choices were tomato, chicken noodle, lentil and chili. All proceeds are donated back to support the Eagle’s Nest Food Pantry.

Date Added: 2/20/2024

Three Seniors Achieve Girl Scout Gold

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Three seniors from Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School recently earned their Gold Awards, the highest achievement within the Girl Scouts of the USA which consists of 80 hours of community service. Emily Newman, Annamaria Pepe and Theresa Soraire are all members of Troop 1052.

The 12th graders have been in the same troop since first grade. They said while many members of the troop have come and gone through the years, the three stayed consistent, creating a special bond. For her project, Emily created and compiled care packages for children in the NICU at Good Samaritan Hospital. Annamaria knitted hats and created care packages for breast cancer patients, which were donated to the Babylon Breast Cancer Coalition. Theresa created a recipe book of safe foods for those suffering from eosinophilic esophagitis.

All three students had some connection to their Gold Award projects. Their names are now engraved on a plaque that hangs in the high school’s hallway.

Date Added: 2/16/2024

Prepping for a Job Interview

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English as a New Language students enrolled in a college prep class at Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School are ready to apply to jobs. During a recent lesson, they were introduced to examples of good and bad interviews, common interview questions and appropriate responses to interview questions. Students selected a job of their choice and went on “an interview” with a partner. The pairs practiced asking and responding to common interview questions. In addition, students completed a writing activity where they had to create dialogue between an interviewer and applicant. Many were creative when writing these conversations and then presented these conversations to the class.

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Date Added: 2/20/2024

Students, Families Connect on Global School Play Day

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In celebration of Global School Play Day on Feb. 7, Susan E. Wiley Elementary School held a literacy- and math-themed night for students and their families. They learned to play classic games to sharpen their reading and math skills. Each grade level played a different game that delved into math/literacy skills such as Uno, Candyland, Boggle, Upwords and Rack-O. The students went home with a book and a chance to win one of their favorite games.

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Date Added: 2/15/2024