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Sachem Students Build a Foundation for Carpentry Careers

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Sachem High School East students in James Byrne’s Career Training Program Carpentry class have been hard at work learning the intricacies of carpentry.

As part of their hands-on carpentry experience, students have been assembling floor joists, subfloors and framing out walls.

Sachem Welcomes Two Elementary School Counselors

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This year, the Sachem Central School District welcomed two new school counselors to serve the elementary buildings in the district.

Katie Healy and Justin Morales have joined the Sachem Central School District to assist students in working well together, adjusting to a new school or grade level, setting goals, and building study, leadership and decision-making skills. Additionally, the new counselors will be able to assist parents with understanding the developmental changes of childhood, improving parent-child communication and providing additional learning support.

These professionally trained counselors will serve as essential liaisons that identify student needs and ensure academic, personal, social and emotional success.  

Sachem East Student Leads Project for Healthy Hearts

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Sachem High School East junior Adriana Ancilleri recently completed her Girl Scout Gold Award project, which added the “Healthy Hearts for Happy Kids” trail to the Town of Brookhaven’s Holtsville Wildlife and Ecology Center fitness track.

Following over a year of planning, the trail was completed and adds a collection of eight healthy activities for children to participate in along the walking trail to promote fitness and social and emotional health.

Big Air BMX Maneuvers Reinforce Antibullying Importance

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Students across Hiawatha Elementary School recently attended an antibullying assembly program hosted by Dialed Action Sports which combined exciting BMX tricks with essential information on bullying and ways to alleviate its effects to form a peaceful school community.

As part of the captivating assembly, the team from Dialed Action Sports demonstrated BMX tricks for the students while sharing their empowering antibullying message. They asked students to remember the 3 Rs: recognize what bullying is, refuse to be a bully and participate in those harmful actions, and react by reaching out for help from the appropriate people to assist them in the situation.  

Waverly Avenue Students Showcase Artistic Expression During Dot Day

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Students at Waverly Elementary School in Susan Kinsey’s art class celebrated International Dot Day with bright and beautiful paintings inspired by “The Dot,” by Peter H. Reynolds.

Social and emotional learning chairperson Lauren Gonzalez visited the class to interview students about how the book made them feel, and students responded that they felt excited and that they could make better art.

The worldwide celebration of art is renowned for the positive message it shares about the teacher-student connection and how creativity and confidence in a student’s life are key.