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Amityville School District’s students, teachers celebrate the solar eclipse

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Students, teachers and administrators throughout the Amityville School District participated in numerous activities to celebrate the solar eclipse on April 8.

Amityville’s youngest learners at Northeast Elementary School participated in arts and crafts as they learned about the rare occurrence of a solar eclipse. Middle school and high school students and teachers in the district observed the solar eclipse at 3:25 p.m. through the use of eclipse glasses.

People throughout the district were excited to be a part of this historical event.

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Date Added: 4/10/2024

Edmund W. Miles Middle School’s annual celebration of black history

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On Feb. 29, students at Edmund W. Miles Middle School in Amityville used their many talents to celebrate Black History Month.

Emceed by Mrs. Byrd, Edmund W. Miles’ annual performance featured music, dancing, poetry and plenty of history in the school’s auditorium. The event was attended by district administrators along with faculty and staff members.
Middle school students Lathan Harmon and Lucas Ayala spoke about the journey of black history. The middle school’s jazz band, under the direction of Mr. Lensky, performed a wonderful rendition of “Wade in the Water.” The middle school’s Dance and Step Team, under the direction of Ms. Coghiel, performed several routines to celebrate Black music, including a performance of modern dance moves in the Tik Tok era. Additionally, students and staff members gave several performances for a tribute to 50 years of hip hop, and they discussed the evolution of hip hop, graffiti and break dancing.

The Amityville School District commends the teachers and students who worked tirelessly on putting together an informative and inspiring celebration of Black history.

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Date Added: 3/1/2024