Students dressed in costumes roamed the halls of Northport High School on Oct. 15
as they participated in more than 25 Halloween-themed STEM activities.
The third annual STEM Family night brought parents and students out to witness activities and get a close-up look at science and technology.
Kindergartners through fifth graders participated in activities including Sphero and VEX
Robots, Turn and Learn Magnetic Gears, 3D spiderwebs and hexbugs, and a variety of math,
games, puzzles and engineering challenges.
Students also tried growth mindset activities that challenged them to create structures using uncooked spaghetti and mini marshmallows, or build a tower of plastic cups while only using a rubber band and string. A growth mindset is a concept that a person’s abilities can be developed through practice hard work, dedication and motivation.
“The annual Elementary STEM Family Night was a spooky, spectacular success,”
Science, Technology and Engineering Education Chairperson David Storch said.
Huntington Hosting Music Festival
Huntington High School will host this year’s All-County music festival of the New York State Council of Administrators of Music Education.
Twenty Huntington High School musicians has been selected to perform at the festival, which will be held Nov.15 at 7:30 p.m.
“These talented students were chosen based upon their New York State School Music Association solo evaluation scores and teacher recommendations,” said Eric Reynolds, Huntington’s district director of fine and performing arts. “In order to be eligible, students must perform an instrumental or vocal solo of the highest level of musicality at the annual NYSSMA solo festival and be a junior or senior enrolled in a school music ensemble.”
The Huntington students who have been selected to perform include:
Nathan Musso: Trumpet/Clarinet
Nicholas Danseglio: Flute
Nathan Soric: Clarinet
Emerson Forbes: Snare Drum
Joshua Avidor: Tenor
Sarah Biernacki: Alto
Brenden Garcia: Bass
Ryan Gibson-Dunne: Tenor
Robert Jean-Gilles: Bass
Keenan Lyons: Tenor
Julia Segal: Soprano
Abigail Semelsberger: Soprano
Chloe Buffone: Soprano
Kyra DeSalvo: Alto
Katherine Eichenberger, Alto
Kyle Perea: Double Bass
Eliana Ng: Flute
Michael Reed: Trumpet
Ella Siepel: Viola
Grace Wildermuth: Double Bass
About 500 student musicians from across Suffolk County annually come together to rehearse for over 14 hours over three days culminating in a concert performance.
Harborfields Musicians to All County
Nine Harborfields High School students have been selected to perform in one of four ensembles at the NYSCAME All-County Music Festival.
Evangelea Andreadis, Viola
Everett Borman, Violin 1
Hope Lusby, Violin 1
Victoria Bell, Trumpet/Cornet
Jared Buchholtz, Trumpet/Cornet
Julia Perz, Soprano 1
Olivia Freiberger, Soprano 1
Angeline Miraglia, Alto 2
Jennifer Mittelman, Alto 2