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West Islip’s Middle School Pen Pals

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Aspiring pen pals at Beach Street recently wrote inspiring letters and sent them over to their counterparts at Udall, and the Udall students wrote back, making a meaningful connection.



Udall Seventh Graders Wage Sea Battle Via Google

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Seventh graders in Dawn Morgan and student teacher Krista Virga’s Introduction to Computer Essentials classes at Udall recently created their own “Battleship” boards using Google Sheets. The students learned to use the conditional formatting and format painter functions to create their battlefield, then challenged their classmates – both in school and remotely – by sharing their spreadsheets and battling to sink each other’s ships.

P.S. I Love You Promotes Kindness Across West Islip’s Schools

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Across the district, students and staff celebrated P.S. I Love You Day on Feb. 12 with kindness, unity and inclusivity. The day’s activities ranged from a door decorating contest at the high school to chalk art in front of Beach Street, while at Manetuck , fifth graders posted inspiring messages to promote awareness. Also at Manetuck, physical education teachers Edward Pieron and Beth Sherwood created a P.S. I Love You Day “brain break” video featuring students, which highlighted the importance of attending to physical and mental health.

Udall Eighth Graders “Break Out” in Algebra Class

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As part of a Breakout EDU activity, eighth graders in Larry Sciarrino’s algebra class at Udall recently worked to solve algebra puzzles to unlock their Breakout boxes.

“Once in the box, they were able to escape from the deserted Island of Despair,” Sciarrino said. “Solving and graphing linear equations was the ‘key’ to success.”