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Farmingdale Observer - Schools

Day In Clay Program

Thursday, 03 April 2014 00:00

Earlier this March, fifth grade students of Northside Elementary had the opportunity to observe the work of professional artist Cliff Mendelson. Artist-in-Residence Mendelson shared his expertise and talent as he demonstrated the art of creating clay masks by hand, showing students that an artist creating original works in an atmosphere that encouraged their inquiry and involvement.  Conversation and dialogue were an integral part of the creative process.

 

Students then created their own individual ceramic masks using the style and techniques of African artists.  They enjoyed learning about the process involved in creating ceramic pieces and gained an appreciation for cultures that are unfamiliar to them. The various symbols, patterns and imagery were utilized in their own works to explore this tradition. The program was sponsored by the Northside PTA Cultural Arts Committee.

 

— Submitted by Marcia Avila

 

Students Design Martian Lander

Written by Rebekah Sherry Thursday, 27 March 2014 00:00

For the third consecutive year, students at Farmingdale High School willcompete in the Northrop Grumman High School Innovation Challenge, this April, in the hopes of taking the first place prize a third time. 

 

“I definitely think we have a chance” said Peter Callahan, a sophomore. 

 

Each year, Northrop Grumman organizes the annual competition to increase awareness of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) careers, and encourage students to seek careers within STEM fields. Teams of up to ten high school students are then asked to come up with an engineering solution to a problem provided by Northrop Grumman. Grumman’s vision for the competition is to “foster the next generation of engineers and scientists by giving them exposure to the world of science, technology, engineering and math and the tools for them to learn and grow.”

 

Northsiders Learn With Legos

Written by Donna Duffy Thursday, 27 March 2014 00:00

The fourth graders at Northside went on a Lego field trip to Bricks for Kids in Syosset to complement and reinforce their study on simple machines.  The students learned about the types of simple machines, how they impact our daily lives.  Then they created models of simple machines using Legos.  Some machines they created were merry-go-rounds, cranes, and see-saws.  The kids were so excited to play with Legos and still learn about an important topic in science.


 

Farmingdale Art Students Selected For Exhibits

Thursday, 20 March 2014 00:00

All across Long Island, talented Advanced Placement Art students are invited to exhibit their work. One venue takes place at Long Island University CW Post called “Advanced Visions: High School Artists of Excellence” the exhibition highlights the superior talent and creativity found among high school Advanced Placement artists. Two Farmingdale High School art students were chosen to represent Farmingdale’s art program taught by Ms. R Nicholas.  Kaitlyn Russo and Brooke Yakkey had their work displayed at the Hillwood SAL Gallery from Dec. 20, 2013 through till the end of January 2014.  

 

‘Silver Key’ Award For Artwork

Thursday, 20 March 2014 00:00

Farmingdale High School senior Alecia Fuschetto was recently awarded with the Silver Key Award from the Scholastics Art and Writing Awards program for her artwork.  Alecia’s portfolio, which consisted of eight original works, was selected from more than 255,000 applicants.  Only 40 percent of the student-artist portfolios that were submitted were awarded with the Gold Key, Silver Key or Honorable Mention distinction.  

 

 Alecia is currently enrolled in her school’s advance placement art and drawing and painting courses. 

 

— Submitted by the  Farmingdale School District


 

National Merit Scholarship Finalist

Thursday, 13 March 2014 00:00

Farmingdale High School student Minhal Ahmed has been named as a finalist in the National Merit Scholarship competition. Minhal is one of 15,000 students across the country to receive this honor. This accomplishment recognizes Minhal for his academic achievement as well as his success beyond the classroom. 

 

The National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships based on high school student’s scores on the Preliminary SATs and the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Tests. Students are also assessed on their volunteer participation, teacher recommendations, their grades in high school courses and rigor of courses taken.

 

— Submitted by the Farmingdale School District

 

Farmingdale High School Means Business

Written by Rebekah Sherry Thursday, 13 March 2014 00:00

Farmingdale High School’s DECA club recently competed in the New York State DECA conference in Rochester. The competition lasted for three days, from March 5-7, and was attended by over two-thousand students from across the state and Long Island, including twenty-four Dalers who competed at the conference.

 

DECA—previously Distributive Education Clubs of America—was established in 1946 with the goal of preparing students for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management around the globe. The organization prepares future business leaders by providing students with an opportunity to learn real-world business skills and allows students to demonstrate their skills, either as a team or alone, in competition.

 

Saltzman Students Study Vocabulary With Book Bingo

Thursday, 06 March 2014 00:00

The Farmingdale School District’s Saltzman East Memorial Elementary School recently hosted a Book Bingo event, as students played games that incorporated some of their favorite books. The special night helped students enhance their vocabulary and reading skills with help from their families and teachers. The event was held in conjunction with the school’s Parents as Reading Partners (PARP) program, which encourages students to continue reading books outside the classroom.

 

— Submitted by the Farmingdale School District


 

Sochi Olympics Come To Farmingdale

Thursday, 06 March 2014 00:00

Northside Elementary School students celebrated the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, with their own weeklong olympics. 

 

Throughout the week, Northside students got to experience the games through creative modified events that emphasized teamwork and physical skills such as running, jumping, muscular endurance and hand-eye coordination. 

 

Farmingdale High School Artists Meet A Master

Written by Farmingdale Observer Editorial Staff Thursday, 27 February 2014 00:00

Two Farmingdale High School art students were selected to participate in a special workshop and exhibit with the famous graphic designer, Louise Fili.

 

Fili is a world renowned graphic designer who has created over 2,000 book covers, numerous logos, packaging and signage for restaurants and companies around the globe. Her exhibit, “Elegantissima” was recently showcased at Farmingdale State College and featured some of her design and typography work. 

 

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