The East Meadow High School and W.T. Clarke High School winter track teams opened their season with virtual track meets on Jan. 14, with teams competing without an in-person opponent. Students competed in such events as the 300-, 600-, 1,000- and 1,600-meter races, as well as the high jump, long jump and shot put. Times and distances were recorded by meet officials and shared with Section VIII and the Nassau County Track Coaches Association.
“Our athletes proudly represented our schools, and there was no shortage of enthusiasm as teammates cheered for one another,” said East Meadow High School athletic director, Kevin Regan. “It was a positive start to the 2021 athletic season.”
The fourth episode of #HowGreatHappensHere focuses on music and art in the district, featuring director Kelly Gelfer. Please watch and enjoy!
At W.T. Clarke High School, students in the Dog Rescue Club recently hosted a dog supplies drive, while the students in the Key Club hosted a canned food drive. Club leaders set up a decorated box by the school’s front entrance for students and staff to drop off donations throughout the month of December.
The dog supplies were donated to Second Chance Animal Rescue and Last Hope Animal Rescue, while the canned food was donated to LI Helpers. The youth lead nonprofit organization provides food for local families in need and was founded by W.T. Clarke High School alumna Misha Khan.
The East Meadow School District Art Department proudly presents the 2020 -2021 Young Artist Exhibition. Although we were unable to view the exhibit in person or celebrate together, we are excited to share the work of our students virtually. The exhibition, which will remain on display through May at the Leon J. Campo Salisbury Center, features works of art from students in grades K-12, representing every school in the district.
We would like to thank our students for sharing their talents and for allowing us to experience their work. Our students are leaders in our mission to create and to explore the arts and we hope the exhibit is a representation to our community that we are continuing to celebrate our students and the work they have shared.
We hope you enjoy!
Mrs. Laura Baez’s third grade class at Bowling Green created beautiful cherry blossom trees, inspired by the chapter book Dragon of the Red Dawn. Students were teacher directed and guided on how to draw the cherry blossom. Black paint was used to draw the branch and their pinkie finger or the eraser from their pencil was used to create the cherry blossoms. The students learned that these trees symbolize life, death, and rebirth because the flowers are only fully bloomed for a short amount of time. They were able to tie the symbolism of the cherry blossoms to the secret of happiness, by paying close attention to the small things in nature. Everyone enjoyed completing this fun activity!