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Embracing the Purpose of Giving

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The Class of 2022 are already working to make a difference in the community this school year. When they found out that organizers of the local non-profit Give Kids Hope were looking for Halloween donations, they set out to help. With 150 Halloween bags filled with special treats, their mission was accomplished. The goodies will be distributed to children living in a local shelter.

“Our students were excited to be a part of this opportunity for children right here in Suffolk County,” said teacher Christina Carlson, who co-advises the group along with teacher Melissa Zinger. “Being able to actually work together to organize the goodie bags really gave them an added sense of the purpose of community giving. They were so happy to be a part of making Halloween special for the children.”

An Artist’s Viewpoint for Drawing and Painting Students

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To help expand their knowledge of drawing techniques for their own original works of art, students from the high school’s Drawing and Painting class visited the Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery at SUNY Stony Brook’s Staller Center to experience “The View From Here” exhibit along with art teacher Ms. Nancy Randazzo. The students also met with Karen Levitov, director and curator for the gallery, who spoke with them about the techniques and inspiration behind the artists' works, which focused on perspectives of artists from the African country of Senegal.

School-Community Partnership Meeting

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Homecoming Win for the Royals!

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Royal spirit was in the air this past weekend when the annual homecoming festivities brought students, faculty, administrators, Board of Education members and community residents to the annual parade down Main Street with floats from each grade level at Earl L. Vandermeulen High School, Port Jefferson Middle School student marchers, an Edna Louise Spear Elementary School float and musicians led by music teacher Mark Abbonizio. The fun continued at Joe Erland Field with a Port Jefferson Village sponsored pregame celebration before the afternoon football game against Greenport. Congratulations Royals on your 62-0 win!

A Plus for Port Jeff Middle School

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Check out the new Port Jefferson Middle School Math Fact Staircase! The project was made possible by a grant awarded to math teacher Ms. Megan Ryan from the Royal Educational Foundation. “The staircase adds some much-needed color to our halls; but more importantly, it will help reinforce students’ basic multiplication skills,” Ms. Ryan said.
Tuesday, October 15, 2019