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MakerSpace Moments at PJB

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During their MakerSpace time in the library, students at Paul J. Bellew Elementary School are working collaboratively using Keva planks to complete different challenges.

Date Added: 1/31/2023

Manetuck Manifests the ’80s

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It was a trip back in time as the students and staff at Manetuck Elementary School celebrated the 80th day of the school year with a 1980s-themed day on Jan. 10. Dressed in their legwarmers, bright fluorescent colors and warmup suits, the classes even had a chance to pose with the “Back to the Future” DeLorean car parked outside for the day. The lessons for the day were all themed around the number 80 to coincide with the celebration.

Date Added: 1/30/2023

Jazz Musician Selected for SCMEA Ensemble

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Junior Thomas Kerrigan was recently selected to perform with the Suffolk County Music Educators’ Association All-County Jazz Ensemble. This prestigious group includes only 17 of the best jazz musicians in the Suffolk County. In addition to the performance in East Islip, Kerrigan will be performing at the Melville Marriott in January. He is pictured (from left) with West Islip High School Principal Dr. Anthony Bridgeman, band director James Krais and West Islip School District’s Director of Art and Music Education Eric Albinder.

Date Added: 1/27/2023

Manetuck Artists on Display

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Two students from Manetuck Elementary School were selected to have their artwork displayed in the Colors of Long Island Exhibition. Third grader Olivia Flandina and fourth grader Natalie Stasik were chosen by their art teachers Janet Wolfe and Danielle Crihfield. The exhibition will be on view from Feb. 17 through April 8 at the Long Island Museum of American Art, History, and Carriages.

Date Added: 1/26/2023

Orchestra Students Selected for All-County

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Several West Islip Long Island String Festival Association participants were selected for the All-County Festival. These musicians were chosen based upon their strong musicianship and prior NYSSMA ratings. Performances will take place in January in Smithtown and Northport.

Congratulations to the following students: Paul J. Bellew Elementary – Allison Budnik, Breiann Dahling, Olivia DeMaio, Brooke Hyland and Sofia Rakamaric; Manetuck Elementary School – Gianna Vargas and Chayada Pongvitayapanu; Oquenock Elementary School – Lena Kutch and Mackenzie Sauter; Udall Road Middle School – Kendall Barr, Tyler Burnett and Derica Shi; Beach Street Middle School – Nathaniel Bellini, Molly McGrath, Rishi Patnaik and Sadie Thompson; and West Islip High School – Vivian Gallagher, Nicholas Locurto, Mason Plouffe and Dana Shi.

Date Added: 1/25/2023