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Seal of Biliteracy Honors

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The 2021-22 school year marked the first cohort of students to be honored with the New York State Seal of Biliteracy. Six students were honored with the Seal of Biliteracy award – a formal recognition of attaining a high proficiency in two or more languages by high school graduation. The district has been gifted with the New York State Education Department’s “1st Year” badge to commemorate this important offering to Shoreham-Wading River students.

Date Added: 12/1/2022

Prodell Students Honor Native American Heritage Month

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Albert G. Prodell Middle School educators have collaborated on several projects to recognize Native American Heritage Month. Social studies teacher Ms. Corinne Fallon created a beautiful display case, posters and signs to pay tribute to the rich history and traditions of Native Americans.

Lessons in other classes were created to honor this special celebration. A virtual reality field trip to a Native American site in the new sixth grade Virtual Traveler elective course was also taught by Ms. Fallon; seventh grade social studies students discussed current events pertaining to Native Americans; and sixth grade students in Ms. Michaela Berg’s Home and Careers class evaluated the geography of Thanksgiving dinner and prepared Native American cuisine in a special Fry Bread lesson.

“There is a type of bread in every culture and it is traditionally used to bring people together. This is where the saying ‘to break bread’ comes from,” Ms. Berg said.

Teachers were encouraged to lead an advisory activity to help spur a student’s curiosity to Google, check out a book and learn more about a topic they wouldn’t otherwise have heard about.

“Native American Heritage Month and other celebrations remind us of the traditions and cultures that can slip under the radar,” social studies teacher Danielle Senneca said. “Being able to share these professional development opportunities with our students have encouraged us all to continue to learn and embrace all cultures.”

Date Added: 11/29/2022

SWR Boasts Trio of Math Scholars

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Congratulations to Shoreham-Wading River’s Theodore Misawa, Ray Tang and Alexander Tishchenko, who have been accepted into the Institute of Creative Problem Solving for Gifted and Talented Students at SUNY Old Westbury. They were recommended by their math educators and are considered among the top one-tenth of math students on Long Island.

The three standout students are among 88 students selected from across Long Island and only 15 from Suffolk County.

Date Added: 11/28/2022

Visual Artist Submits Major Digital Artwork

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Shoreham-Wading River High School junior JiSeung Moon has submitted a very unique piece of artwork to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and The New York State Art Teachers Association’s collaboration that will showcase high school student artwork in the new Grand Central Madison Terminal. The MTA has installed huge, custom-sized video screens in the station, which would showcase JiSeung’s digital animation, if selected, that would become part of the immersive art experience for the millions of riders who use Grand Central Madison each day.

View JiSeung’s project here:

Date Added: 11/28/2022

What Are You Grateful For?

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In case you didn’t view the famed Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Miller Avenue students took to the hallways and marched to some festive music on Thanksgiving Eve, all while chanting gratitude attitude! The Annual Second Grade Thanksgiving Day Parade was a culmination of the study of how to be an inventor and “Balloons Over Broadway,” the true story of the master puppeteer who invented the first balloons for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Kindergarten and first graders watched in the hallway as the second graders paraded around the school.

The festive celebration showcased students’ artistic skills with the many hand-crafted paper balloons and guest appearances.

“We were so lucky to have Whiskers, our school mascot, also make an appearance,” said teacher Mrs. Aimee Schwabe.

Date Added: 11/28/2022