Schools: ‘Night Under the Stars’ in Northport

Northport High School hosted the annual Long Island Best Buddies Friendship Ball last week. This year’s event was themed “a night under the stars” and was a celebration for nearly 500 students and volunteers involved in Best Buddies.

The formal event celebrated inclusion of students with special needs and those involved in the organization. With many dressed for the occasion, students were able to mingle with their peers from schools across Long Island including Connetquot High School, Deer Park High School, Eastport-South Manor Junior/Senior High School, Elwood-John H. Glenn High School,Garden City High School, Hauppauge High School, Longwood High School, Manhasset Secondary School, Mount Sinai High School, New Hyde Park Memorial High School, Northport High School,Plainedge High School, Plainview-Old Bethpage John F.  Kennedy High School, Seaford High School and Shoreham-Wading River High School.

Science Olympians

The Elwood Middle School Science Olympiad team won medals in two events at a recent Science Olympiad, competing against 20 other schools.

Science Olympiad competitions consist of a series of team events, with an emphasis on active, hands-on group participation.

In the Flight event, Elwood eighth graders Lucas Ammirati and David Henderson
earned third place medals. In the Bridge event, eighth grader Zafar Asadullah and sixth
grader Alex Benavides earned fourth place medals.

Visiting Their Neighbors

A Harborfields school will play host to students from the South Huntington district on May 3.

The “Kids for Community” event involves second-graders from Oakwood and Countrywood spending haf a day at Washington Drive Primary. Pupils are introducing themselves to each other through pen pal letters this month and then will have a meet and greet and chance for community collaboration.

Assistant Principal Needed

The Cold Spring Harbor school district is looking to hire an assistant principal for the junior/senior high school, with a start date of July 1.

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