Middle School is a period filled with challenge and wonder. Middle level students experience tremendous change as they enter early adolescence; no group contains more diversity. W.T. Clarke Middle School is committed to addressing the varied intellectual, physical, social and emotional levels of our students and to facilitating smooth transitions from elementary school to high school. We promote academic growth, self-respect and respect for the dignity and diversity of others. We encourage students to take advantage of educational opportunities that will open doors to new ideas and create a desire to learn and explore.
Read all about it! The spring 2021 edition of the Clarke Courier is here. You will find twenty pages packed with news stories, photographs, and reviews. We cover Black History Month, Women’s History Month, and National History Day. Snow days, nutrition tips, and summer vibes. There’s poetry, artwork, and much more. The Clarke Courier staff and advisors, Mrs. Dale and Mrs. Peretzman, created this digital edition with Canva. This free, multi-faceted program lets you design anything from posters to Instagram posts to greeting cards. Check it out at canva.com!
The East Meadow School District was once again able to commend their student artists in person at their districtwide art show at the Leon J. Campo Salisbury Center on June 1 and 2. Students, families and community members were invited to visit the show during specified times, allowing for a safe and enjoyable viewing.
“While viewing artwork in a virtual capacity is certainly wonderful, nothing compares to experiencing original works of art in person,” Art Department Chairperson Heather Anastasio said. “We are thrilled to be able to bring this experience to our student artists and their families.”
Art teachers from throughout the district were also in attendance to celebrate the work of their students. Each teacher chose 13 works of art from their classes, including those who were included in this year’s virtual All-County Art Exhibit but were unable to have their work displayed in person. The evening was also a welcome return for the community, which has always greatly supported the district’s art program.
“I would like to thank the East Meadow community for the continued celebration and support of our program,” Director of Music and Art Kelly Gelfer said. “The district’s commitment to the arts continues to be our biggest strength.”
WTCMS Moving-Up Ceremony 6:00 p.m., Gr. 8 Dance to follow
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