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Board of Education Recognizes Continued Volunteerism

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At its second meeting of February, the Sachem Board of Education recognized three schools within the district for their extraordinary volunteer efforts.

To begin the recognitions, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Erin Hynes commended all buildings throughout the district for their continued volunteerism. Sagamore Middle School was recognized for the organization of three student-driven initiatives, including a Christmas card drive that collected 700 cards for troops stationed overseas, a coat drive that collected eight bags of coats for Sachem families, and a hat, glove and sock drive that collected over 75 items for those affected by hurricanes Harvey and Irma. 

From Lynwood Elementary School, the Student Lighthouse team was recognized for the organization of its annual Thanksgiving food drive, which assisted 29 Lynwood families this year. In addition, the student group collected various holiday items that were donated to 30 Sachem families.  

Continuing the special recognitions, social worker Karen Grieco from Nokomis Elementary School was recognized for her ongoing efforts to organize charitable events for the benefit of the overall Sachem community. 

Concluding the special recognitions, the district fifth-grade spelling bee champion, Gavin Flynn from Grundy Avenue Elementary, and runner-up, Sara Vetter from Tamarac Elementary School, were recognized for their spelling prowess.


Technology Equals Results for Tamarac Students

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During a recent mathematics unit at Tamarac Elementary School third-grade students utilized technology to add a special spin to traditional topics. 

With the help of iPads, students in Kenneth Kuveke’s class participated in a fraction review activity using the educational Quizizz app. Quizizz allows educators to create review activities covering a myriad of topics from across the curriculum depending on the current area of study. The live leaderboard feature of the app helps teachers identify areas in which students are experiencing difficulty and then tailor follow-up conversations to review the material. 

The incorporation of iPads into the classroom curriculum creates an engaging environment for students to sharpen their skills in an interactive way.