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Winter Art and Music Virtual Showcase

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Please enjoy our districtwide virtual art show and our winter concert performances from Amityville Memorial High School, Edmund W. Miles Middle School and Park Avenue Memorial Elementary School. 

"The students have worked extremely hard under very difficult and different circumstances and, as you will see, they continue to thrive within the arts," said Director of Fine Arts and Music Dr. Fran Fernandez. "Special thanks goes out to all of our district’s art and music teachers for putting all of these presentations together."

Districtwide Winter Art Show

High School Orchestra

High School Chorus

High School Band

Park Avenue and Middle School Chorus

6th Grade Orchestra

7th and 8th Grade Orchestra

E.W. Miles Middle School 6th Grade Band and 7th/8th Grade Band

A Festive and Fruitful Month at Northeast

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Northeast Elementary School students have been immersed in lessons about the holiday season, studying the customs, traditions and history of the December holidays. They completed hands-on projects that reinforced their knowledge about Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa.

For December, the school hallways were transformed into a Candyland wonderland, with images of candy canes, gumballs and more. Mixed in were projects made by pre-K students reflecting symbols of the different holidays including gingerbread men and Santa Claus for Christmas, dreidels and menorahs for Hanukkah, and the Kinara candleholder with seven red, green and black candles for Kwanzaa.  

Students worked on their literacy skills by writing holiday cards. In art, they made paper ornaments with teacher Nicole Pappas. After coloring their designs, children added tissue paper and glitter to give their projects a truly festive look. Music teacher Carl Ferrara visited classrooms with his guitar to lead students in holiday songs. 

What are Pre-K Students Thankful For?

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Halloween Brings Knowledge to Amityville’s Youngest Learners

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Youngsters in the Amityville Union Free School District celebrated Halloween by increasing their knowledge. The holiday provided lots of learning opportunities for students at Northeast and Northwest elementary schools.  

Pre-K teacher Theresa McCormick said one of the questions her students explore in science center is “What does it look like?” They decided to answer that question about a pumpkin, analyzing the outside of the big orange gourd, and then opening it up to see what’s on the inside. For math, the children were learning the number 4, so they counted out and pasted four shapes on paper pumpkins.

Renee Chandler taught her kindergarten students about the life cycle of a pumpkin, starting from a seed. Students made pumpkin crafts showing the chronology of its life cycle. Christine Bloom’s students made a craft based on the poem, “Five Little Pumpkins” sitting on a gate. They added leaves to paper trees, working on their math skills by identifying the number of leaves in each color and adding up the total.

On Oct. 29 and 30, students and staff wore their costumes to school to celebrate Halloween.

Sunday, January 17, 2021