Lessons in Compassion
Eleven high school students learned to inspire their peers using compassion during a full-day workshop at Bay Shore High School on April 1.
Throughout the sixth annual Suffolk County High School Principals Association seminar, “Compassion Without Borders,” the Port Jefferson students were introduced to several speakers and made many new friends.
The event brought together students designated as leaders from 30 high schools across Long Island. Port Jefferson participants included Lexi Alfeo, Abigail Bossert, Tatum Hurney, Emma Martin, Sterling Nenninger, Liane Russel, Corinne Scannell, Emma Schoepflin, Billy Witrock, JiWon Woo and Emily Zygula.
Students Create New Holidays
Following a library lesson on holidays and cultures around the word, third-graders were inspired to create their own holidays.
The students drew inspiration from the book “Palapalooza” by Daphne Skinner, which tells the story of five friends who set out to create the perfect holiday, and from their library teacher Selinda Moore, who taught the students about family traditions using a PowerPoint presentation.
Among the holidays the students created were Italian Day, National Pasta Day, Harry Potter Day, Family Get Together Day and Puppy Day.