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Literature Leads Students on a Successful Scavenger Hunt

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Students turned into mystery solvers during a recent lesson in Liana Rosenman’s first grade class at Cayuga Elementary School as they participated in a scavenger hunt after reading “Find Duck and Goose a Pumpkin.”

To begin the lesson, students created story maps to help them find the treasure. After arranging the steps in the correct location on their maps, the class went outside to find several clues, leading them to the treasure. By working together to locate the clues, students found the pumpkin prize at the end of the scavenger hunt.

To conclude the activity, the class reviewed their predictions for what the treasure would be.

Sachem Student-Musicians Chosen for NYSSMA All-State

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Twelve talented student-musicians from Sachem High School North and East were selected to showcase their musical mastery during the 2020 New York State School Music Association’s All-State performance, which will take place virtually in December.

From High School East, Kayleigh Di Brico has been selected to play the violin in the string orchestra, Natalie Hartmann has been selected as an alto to perform in the treble chorus and Valerie Mei has been selected to play violin in the symphony orchestra. Additionally, Annabella Cataldi and Angelina Colon have been chosen as alternates to perform in the chorus.

From High School North, Nistha Boghra will play the flute in the wind ensemble, Francis Chalk will perform as a tenor in the mixed chorus, Mili Das will play the violin in the symphony orchestra, Brett Lynott and Austin Sidito will perform as tenors in the mixed chorus and Courtney Sullivan will perform as a soprano in the treble chorus. Molly McLean has been selected as an alternate to perform in the chorus.

The competitive selection process for selecting an All-State musician includes teacher recommendations, audition scores during NYSMMA solo evaluations and exemplary participation in other performing organizations. Approximately 7,000 students audition for the eight All-State performing groups and just under 900 are selected to participate annually.

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Sagamore, from the Eyes of a New Student by Edwin Andrade Cabrera (7th grade)

Even though this is an unusual school year, I am really glad that I moved from Mastic and I now attend Sagamore Middle School.  The reason why I love Sagamore is because I like all my teachers, and they are very nice to me. My favorite subjects are math and English class. I also like the food and the creativity on the walls. 

My most favorite part of school is everything. I like all the classrooms because they have a lot of detail. My favorite room is the English room, because it has some nice decorations in the back of the room. All of these things are really nice about Sagamore, and I’m so glad I moved here.

Congrats to Sagamore's Published Poets!

Four talented 8th graders at Sagamore have been selected for publication in the Young Writers' Association's 2020 poetry anthology.  The theme for the poems is "Through Their Eyes," and the poems express a unique perspective on an event.  Gianna Erbis is publishing "American Revolution," Rebecca Wagonfeld is publishing "The Book," Alexia Dutton is publishing "Counting Down," and Emma Santos is publishing "Displaced."  Sagamore is very proud of our outstanding writers.