Schools: Additions to Curriculum; Bassist in Line for Honor

As a bassist in the 2020-2021 New York Youth Symphony, Kaitlyn was a member of the group which recorded the album “Works by Florence Price, Jessie Montgomery, Valerie Coleman” which is nominated for Best Orchestral Performance at the 2023 Grammy awards.
Kaitlyn has been playing the bass since age nine and began her orchestra career at East Northport Middle School.  She is  enrolled in the Juilliard Pre-College Program and intends to major in string bass after graduation.
The Grammys are Feb. 5 at the Los Angeles Arena.
New Video Course
Huntington High School’s  video broadcasting program will expand next year, with the approval of the creation of a  new video broadcasting II course.
Huntington School Board members approved the addition earlier this week.
The course will be available to students in grades 10-12 who have completed either Video Broadcasting I or Creative Video I courses. The estimated annual enrollment in the new course is 8-12 students.

New Offerings for Whitman Students

Walt Whitman High School and the Curriculum Department have begun to evaluate the courses offered at Whitman, with an eye toward providing the most up to date courses, preparing students for the post-secondary world, and providing all students the ability to learn more about their interests.

The courses are:

  • AP 2D Design Photography
  • AP Pre-Calculus
  • Internship Experience
  • Small Engine Repair I
  • Small Engine Repair II
  • Business Solutions and Logistics
  • Everyone Can Dance
  • Sports Literature and Culture: A Deep Dive into Sports through Literature
  • Bilingual Math Lab for SIFE
  • Future Teachers
  • Nutrition and Wellness
  • Music Production
  • Music Theory
  • Advanced Strength and Conditioning
  • The History of the Earth
  • Organic Chemistry
  • History at the Movies
  • Thinking and Learning Strategies
  • Ethics and Philosophy of Education
  • International Relations
  • Advertising and Social Media Marketing
  • Digital Citizenship
  • Wall Street Investment
  • Mobile Apps
  • Web Design
  • Game Design
  • Introduction to Artificial Intelligence


Newton’s  Law

Sixth graders in Dr. Monica Zenyuh’s science classes at Oldfield Middle School in the Harborfields Central School District explored Newton’s first law of motion and friction. Students tested how the height of a ramp affects the distance that Hot Wheels cars travel. The compared results to how far monster trucks would travel to see how increasing mass could affect their results.



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