School Notes: Habitat for Humanity, Bridge Competition

Elwood-John H. Glenn High School students work alongside Habitat for Humanity to volunteer building a new home for a family in need.

One of the organization’s most environmentally savvy project to date, this ‘geo thermal’ house will have the ability to be heated and cooled by the earth’s underground temperature rather than gas or oil. The volunteers dedicated their time and hardworking, completing the frame from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

NHS learns About Environmental Control

Northport High School was visited by Atlantic Marine Conservation Society biologist Allison DePerte on Mar. 27 to teach students about the dangerous effects of marine debris on our environment.

“Recent studies have shown that, in one month, over 1.7 million food wrappers and 1.5 million plastic bottles can be found washed up on beaches all around the world,” Ms. DePerte told students. “Do we think that’s a big problem?”

The high school’s Environmental Team, biology students, and visiting third-graders that are a part of the district-wide “Investigate” program were in attendance to further learn about taking care of the environment.


Huntington High School Students Visit FIT

Huntington teacher Kim Valerio took a group of 12 fashion program students into New York City to give them a different type of learning experience.

The teens traveled to the Big Apple for a tour of exhibits at the Museum at Fashion Institute of Technology. There, they were able to view several different exhibits including the ‘Fabric in Fashion,’ and the ‘Exhibitionism: 50 Years of the Museum at FIT Exhibitionism: 50 Years of The Museum at FIT.’

The group also had lunch at the FIT cafeteria and stopped at FIT’s student-run retail boutique, “The Style Shop,” to check out some of the trending threads. “We also met up with my former fashion design student and intern Olivia Hannigan, who is a fashion design student at FIT,” Ms. Valerio said.

Brookhaven National Labs’ Annual Bridge Competition

John H. Glenn student Den Farina recently competed performed in the Brookhaven National Labs Bridge Competition and received the Aesthetic Award for his design.

After settling on a design, students turned their ideas into sketches, digital copies and eventually physical wooden bridges. While more than 50 students from nine different schools qualified to participate in the competition, 27 individuals were from John H. Glenn.

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West Side School students raise $4,000 for Charity

Each year, Cold Spring Harbor physical education teacher, Mr. Forbes, accepts the challenge from his students to dress in character. For the Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser, students set a goal to raise $4,000.

Mr. Forbes agreed if they surpassed their goal, he would dress up as the character of the students choice. This year, he dressed up as the Cookie Monster after the children surpassed their goal, by raising $5,914.00 for the American Heart Association.

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