Ms. Friaglia has been working with our 5th grade health classes on learning about self esteem and the power of positive words and affirmations. The students took part in interactive lessons and then chose an affirmation that connects with them, using those words to create posters for a "Wall of Positivity."
Paumanok kicked off its annual PARP celebration with a special PTA-sponsored assembly featuring author and poet, Darren Sardelli.
The Vanderbilt Student Council recently held a "Team Shirt Tuesday" to kickoff their annual SOUPer Bowl Drive. Students and staff were encouraged to wear their favorite sports team shirts and donate soup cans to local shelters, helping do their part to help tackle food insecurity and hunger.
Congratulations to Hills West senior Frank Wilson on scoring 1,000 career points as a basketball player!
Congratulations to our Candlewood students who participated in the schoolwide spelling bee! 7th grader Ishan Modi came in 1st place in the bee and 6th grader Raveena Ramphal was the runner-up.
Congratulations to our Hills East art students from Mr. Petrucci's Design & Illustration class and Mrs. Norris' Drawing & Painting class on being selected to have their artwork displayed in Suffolk County Community College’s annual High School Art Competition!
The students in Mrs. Short’s 5th grade class at Signal Hill worked with Mrs. Perepezko, Mrs. Short and Mrs. Rodriguez to code the first initial of their name in binary code. They then used that code to make a bracelet!
Art students from Hills East & West enjoyed participating in their annual Art Days where students' work in the arts classes was displayed, the arts electives were showcased and prospective art students could learn how they could work with different media.
Recently, the Hills East Speech and Debate team competed at Princeton University where Rameza Prodhan made it to the semifinals of Humor Interpretation event and David Abrams made it to the semifinals in the Student Congress event.
The FTC robotics students from Hills East and West recently competed at the FTC Robotics Long Island Regional Qualifiers (1 & 2) against schools across Long Island, showcasing their engineering skills in front of judges and their peers.
Congratulations to our Hills East football players named by the New York State Sports Writers Association to their Class AA All-State Football Team: defensive lineman Loucas Charalambous, linebacker Josh Isaacs and running back Jovanny Brown!
Chorus students from Otsego were cheered on by their peers at the Otsego PTA Family Day at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum where, under the direction of Mrs. Janice Lucie, the chorus sang the national anthem prior to the start of the NY Riptide's National Lacrosse League game against the Rochester Knighthawks!
Hills East National Art Honor Society members visited West Hollow to meet with the 8th grade advanced Studio Art students. They spoke about the art electives, shared their high school art experiences and everyone created wings as part of the annual Students Rebuild Challenge.
Mrs. Marder's 4th graders and Ms. Belz’s 2nd graders from Paumanok got together as Book Buddies to celebrate the chill of winter weather. They shared a read-aloud of "The Missing Mitten Mystery" by Steven Kellogg and were then challenged to create a matching pair of mittens with their buddy. The partners used teamwork, negotiation, art, creativity and some mental gymnastics in creating a mirror image on each mitten.
Congratulations to Hills East's Samir Batheja and Jacob Leshnower on being named Scholars in the Regeneron Science Talent Search, the nation's oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors!
The Rho Kappa History Honor Society at Hills West recently visited 11th grade social studies classrooms to encourage students to register to vote. The History Honor Society taught the students why it is important to be registered to vote and guided them through the process of registering to vote step by step.
Congratulations to Hills West teacher and coach Tom Migliozzi on being selected as a 2023 inductee in the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame!
The West Hollow Theater Club recently held its first ever Theater Game and Scene Study meeting where the students had a blast playing games like Zip, Zap, Zop and Machine with Mrs. Reichstein and her son, Larry Saperstein, who acts on Disney+'s High School Musical: The Musical: The Series!
The Art History class of 2023 continued the long tradition of installation art at Hills East with their 17th annual project, transforming the two auditorium stairwells into a glowing installation with changing lights, patterns and colors. They used strands of LED battery-operated lights placed on each staircase to create a sense of movement and excitement as students and staff walk by.
The Signal Hill community had a great time at their Winter Sing-a-long which was led by their amazing music teacher, Mr. Worshoufsky!
The Vanderbilt Student Council recently spread some good cheer by hosting their annual toy drive.
Students and staff at Otsego enjoyed a fun-filled last day before break that included a sing-along, an elf and goodies for the staff and classrooms from the Otsego PTA.
The Candlewood 7th grade boys basketball team recently hosted their peers from West Hollow. Both teams were shining examples of sportsmanship and the many spectators enjoyed the competition!
Congratulations to the West Hollow PTA on being selected through a competitive process to receive funding to develop a healthy minds program!
The Hills West Key Club worked hard during their "Adopt a Child For the Holiday" project by collecting, buying and donating over 250 gifts and gift cards to brighten the holiday for 24 children within our Half Hollow Hills community!
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