Anna Bell Young, Jillian LoTurco, Emma Vaughan and Alexa Rind recently won awards in the Huntington Camera Club’s contest. They are studying with art teacher Pamela Piffard. Vaughan earned an award in the open category for her photo of a girl crying as a phone is held near her ear. Young received honors in the windows and doors category for her sunglass reflection photo. LoTurco won recognition for her COVID-19 lockdown photo of a nurse (or woman) looking out a window with a street reflection. And Rind took an award in the open category for her i color photo that includes three young women.
Future Businesses Eighth grade students in Steven Ellick’s technology class at Oldfield Middle School in Harbofields recently constructed miniature storefronts of their own businesses, complete with names and branding.
They learned about how to build the structure properly and learned construction terms like king studs and headers. Signs were then added to the structures, and students completed their work by creating a spot for their storefronts to sit on.“It’s a great project in that it exposes students to real life possibilities as it pertains to them potentially creating their own business in the future,” Ellick said. Northport students studied about Earth Day, constructing birdhouses made of recycled materials.
The Norwood Avenue first graders constructed their designs in class, and finished them at home. The creative and thoughtful birdhouses were designed in first grade teacher Carol Mirabella’s class before being brought home to be constructed. District Chairperson of Science, Technology and Engineering shared that these “young engineers embraced the call to action reminding us that the Earth and its ecosystems must be cared for to support the planet’s incredible diversity of life!” Once projects were complete, students presented their work to the class, explaining what recycled materials were used and how the birdhouses function.
Earth Day Recycling
Students in Kelly Harley’s second grade class at Washington Drive Primary School in
the Harborfields district participated in a STEAM project in honor of Earth Day on April 21.
Students collected used wrappers at home and saved them in a Ziplock bag, which they then used to create a “garbage monster.” The lesson taught them to reuse what would normally be put in the trash and the importance of disposing trash and recycled goods in the proper receptacles. Additionally, students named their monsters and wrote acrostic poems to tie in a celebration of Poetry Month.