Schools: No Place for Hate; Snow Days Could Be Over

The Huntington school district plans to participate in a program that could have kids in front of their computers instead of sledding down a hill when buildings are closed because of snow. The State Education Department is piloting a program that will allow for remote learning across the schools on days that would have been designated as “snow days” in prior years. 

‘No Place for Hate’ School

The Elwood school board recognized several students who played an integral role in Elwood Middle School being designated as an Anti-Defamation League: No Place for Hate School.

The students involved in the program spoke about bias with their peers, learned how to identify hate and what to do when confronted by it. 

“They also showed their own vulnerability and courage to discuss their experiences with discrimination in front of our entire staff so that we could better understand our students’ experiences with hate, bias and discrimination,” guidance counselor Laurie Lederer said as she introduced each student to the Board. “We are committed to making Elwood Middle School an inclusive, safe and brave community.”

The program has spread to Harley Avenue Primary School, James H. Boyd Intermediate School and John H. Glenn High School. 

“I truly appreciate the work of this committee and the work that the middle school did and has done to promote the Anti-Defamation League and the No Place for Hate program,” Superintendent of School’s Dr. Kenneth Bossert said. “While this building really got the ball rolling, your work has spread across the entire district and it’s something that all of our students and faculty are invested in and you helped to make that happen.” 

Committee members include Alicia Ancewicz, Lily Brown, Julien Bush, Kaylee Facal, Keyth-Endy Jeudy, Ava Leitner, Angelina Lombardi, Maya Mariotti, Justyce Midgett, Christina Munch, Matthew Pepper and Noah Serling.

All-State Music Honors

Cold Spring Harbor students Sarah G. Lynch, (All-State, Treble Choir), Jessica McCrorie, (All-State, Treble Choir), Katherine McGee, (All-State, Treble Choir), Matthew Ross, (All-State, Symphony Orchestra), and Julianne Massa, (All-State Alternate, Jazz Tenor Saxophone),  will take part in virtual master classes with students from around the state, as well as perform in a virtual All-State Concert that will be released later in the year. K-12 Music Department Chair, Brent Chiarello, shared, “In these very uncertain times, it is so wonderful to see these students receive this prestigious recognition. They have worked so hard to make it to this level of achievement, and I’m so grateful they will receive this experience, even if it looks a bit different than usual! Congratulations not only to our students for achieving these accolades, but also their teachers and families for helping to foster the love of music that these fine young musicians share!”

 

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