Members of the Woodland Middle School Peer Helpers Club in the East Meadow School District visited sixth grade classrooms to encourage kindness during their annual “Pay It Forward” assembly on March 25. Normally, the assembly is held in the school’s auditorium, with all sixth graders present, but this year, because of social distancing protocols, pairs of Peer Helpers visited classrooms and presented videos based on the topic of paying it forward.
The seventh and eighth grade Peer Helpers led the sixth graders in a variety of exercises, including presenting scenarios pertaining to bullying and how words can affect others. The presentation concluded with students watching a clip from the movie “Pay It Forward,” which explained how one act of kindness can create a chain of positive change.
Meadowbrook Elementary School in the East Meadow School District partook in Pick-A- Reading Partner throughout the week of March 22. PARP is a program that promotes reading for at least 20 minutes daily, stressing the fact that reading can be fun as well as informative.
Activities at Meadowbrook included students and staff dressing as characters from their favorite books as well as virtual reading sessions with special guests such as Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Kenneth A. Card, Jr. To culminate the week, a video of members of the Meadowbrook community competing in a variety of outdoor games was presented to classes schoolwide. Principal Kelly Di Scalfani ,and Assistant Principal Meredith Broxmeyer and their teams played against one another in bowling, basketball, and a tug-o-war competition while being cheered on by the school’s mascot, Meadow.
Throughout the week of March 22, students at Bowling Green Elementary School celebrated Music in Our Schools Month with a music-themed spirit week, highlighting different genres each day. Pictured are students dressed up as country singers on March 24.
In honor of Black History Month, students from the East Meadow School District studied the work of African American artists including Clementine Hunter, Reggie Laurent and Faith Ringgold. Students created original artwork inspired by these artists in February and March. Please enjoy a selection of pieces created in Ms. Kyvelos’ classes at Barnum Woods, Mrs. Nerdalen’s classes at Woodland and Mrs. Pawlowski’s classes at W.T. Clarke High School.