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Garden City Life - Schools

Recognizing Mental Illness

Thursday, 06 March 2014 11:27

In a heartfelt presentation by Hakeem Rahim, a representative from the National Alliance on Mental Illness who has spoken to over 4,000 students in the last year alone, Garden City High School tenth-graders learned of the warning signs of mental illness and how to help those suffering from the disease. Rahim’s powerful presentation was part of Garden City’s health education program. He shared a wealth of information with the students about the different forms mental illness can take—depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, OCD, eating disorders— and shared statistics: one out of five adolescents and one out of four adults experience mental illness, including well-known celebrities such as Ben Stiller and J.K. Rowling. Rahim also shared his own story about developing panic attacks while pursuing his degree at Harvard.

- Submitted by Garden City Public Schools

 

Stewart School's Future Fossil Finders

Written by Stella Guiry, gardencity@antonnews.com Thursday, 27 February 2014 10:07

Second-graders really dig science lab

The second-graders in my class at Stewart School really enjoy learning about science. Recently, the students studied living things of the past, most notably, fossils. They learned that fossils are the remains of plants or animals that became buried in mud and hardened into rock over time, and they developed and understanding of how paleontologists search for fossils to learn about life from over 65 million years ago.

 

Garden City Robotics Teams Rule

Thursday, 27 February 2014 10:00

Trojan Army tops; five spots captured for March tilt

As part of a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) initiative, Garden City Public Schools sponsors two robotics teams—the LEGO Monkeys and Trojan Army. These two teams and four additional teams supported by Garden City parents competed in the 10th Annual FIRST LEGO League Qualifying Tournaments held at Central Islip High School on Feb. 1 and 2.

 

Art Work Selected For Anton Calendar

Thursday, 20 February 2014 12:30

Two Stewart Avenue students of art teacher Melissa Pashayan were selected by Anton Newspapers to be featured in its 2014-15 calendar. Third-graders Vanessa Law (pictured at right), who created a winter landscape, and Gabriel Psilakis’s cave art project each received its own month, and were featured on the calendar cover. “It was very exciting to see the students’ artwork in big print,” said Ms. Pashayan. “For the polar bears, the students created a snowy landscape using chalk pastels and then drew their own polar bears. For the cave art project, I demonstrated how to crumple, rip, and paint paper to represent the inside of a cave wall. The students then drew animals on the paper using oil pastels. I am really proud of the work my students created.”  

Submitted by Garden City Public Schools

 

Kids Helping Kids

Written by Kimberly Greenwald, gardencity@antonnews.com Thursday, 20 February 2014 12:05

Middle schoolers stage anti-bullying program

On Feb. 6, students from Garden City Middle School conducted anti-bullying lessons with fifth-grade students from Stratford and Stewart Elementary Schools. In an effort to help build bridges between schools, students worked together to help identify ways of eliminating or standing up to bullying in our community.

 

Rocking The Market

Friday, 14 February 2014 09:17

High school team captures top place

A Garden City High School all-girl team recently captured first place for Long Island (of 972 teams) and second place in New York State (of 1,486 teams) in Newsday’s Fall Stock Market competition. “We were really surprised and thrilled because there were so many teams in the competition,” explained junior Deanna DiPierro. “We were fairly sure we put together a good portfolio, though.”

“The girls chose solid companies with a good record of earnings,” said business teacher Reid Sclafani. “They worked as a team and their wisdom and patience paid off.” Garden City High School has now won the high school division of Newsday’s Stock Market Game two of the last three years, first placing in the competition in the fall of 2011. Garden City’s team will be honored at an awards ceremony in June.

Submitted By Garden City Public Schools

 

Female Fueled STEM Sweep

Written by Dr. Steven Gordon, gardencity@antonnews.com Friday, 14 February 2014 09:15

Garden City tops Lawrence in science bowl

On Jan. 25, Garden City High School students competed in the Brookhaven National Laboratory Regional Science Bowl in Upton, N.Y. Garden City fielded the only all-girls team at the competition, an accomplishment that was made all the more timely as the theme for this year’s event was “The International Year of Crystallography,” honoring Rosalind Franklin’s contributions to the discovery of the DNA double helix. Students first heard from Dr. Ken White, manager of educational programs at Brookhaven National Laboratory, who announced the opening of a new supercollider on the laboratory campus, and invited students to apply for summer internships at the labs.

 

Speaking Truth To Power

Written by Garden City Life Staff, gardencity@antonnews.com Thursday, 06 February 2014 10:38

Sister Souljah to appear at NCC

As part of its Black History Month celebration, Nassau Community College (NCC) is pleased to present a program by prominent activist and author Sister Souljah, who will speak about her life experiences. Sister Souljah: My Experience as an Activist will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 11:30 a.m. in the multi-purpose room of the College Center building.

 

Foreign Language Fun

Written by Antonietta Gutierrez, gardencity@antonnews.com Thursday, 06 February 2014 10:36

Vocabulary key to comprehension

It might be cold outside, but at Stewart School, the FLES (Foreign Language in Elementary School) students are just warming up. If you walked down the hallway of Stewart School recently, you’ve often heard them singing as well as practicing their foreign language skills.

 

Pair Wins National Honors

Thursday, 30 January 2014 00:00

Garden City High School freshmen Anna Reilly and Kimberly Lloret recently won honors in the WordWright Challenge, a national English competition that tests students’ reading comprehension and analysis of texts that range from “short fiction by Eudora Welty or John Updike to poetry as old as Shakespeare’s or as recent as Margaret Atword’s, and to essays as classic as E.B. White’s or as current as a Time Magazine essay by James Poniewozik,” stated a release from WordWright. “We used this program to increase students’ attention to close reading and analysis of a work,” explained English teacher Catherine Oriani.

 

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