Schools: World Language Week, St. Baldrick’s Success

Students at Oldfield Middle School celebrated World Language Week recently.

Each day of the week was designated for a particular language or culture, including Heritage Day, Italian Day, Spanish Day, U.S.A. Day and St. Patrick’s Day.

Classes played music, offered food in the cafeteria and held contests that represented the day’s language or culture.

Nolyn Saltman was the winner of the “Guess How Many” game, while Paul Donovan was the winner of the U.S.A. Day trivia contest. Teachers, students and staff was also invited to participate by wearing the colors of that particular day.

Capital Reserve Fund Explained

The Half Hollow Hills district has put together a video explaining what a capital reserve is, related to the plan to ask voters in May to consider a fund for building improvements.

Succeeding With St. Baldrick’s

Northport students raised more thn $52,000 in the recent St. Baldrick’s Brave the Shave event, which fights pediatric cancer.

During the day, Northport High School students filled the Commons with the dunk tank fundraiser, allowing students to dunk staff members.

Volunteers later lined up to give up their hair for the good cause. Members of the NHS National Honor Society helped organize and staff the event by collecting donations, celebrating with the shavees and managing the table providing hats and merchandise.

Local author and cancer survivor Charles Armstrong returned this year to speak about his book, “The Dog Named Beef,” which details the story of how Charles’s dog helped him find comfort and ultimately defeat brain cancer.


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