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District Held First Building Bridges Committee Mtg.

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The district’s Building Bridges to Understanding Committee held its first meeting on Monday, June 27. With more than 30 stakeholders and community members represented, cultural competency consultant Rodney Brown facilitated the meeting.

“I’m proud of our community coming together for this purpose of advancing the conversation and elevating our universal awareness to ensure all students, staff and families within the East Rockaway community feel a sense of belonging,” Superintendent of Schools James DeTommaso said. “This meeting formed an excellent foundation to enable us to better meet the needs of our community now and into the future.”

The purpose of the committee is to build bridges in our school community to create a safe atmosphere of collaboration, belonging and dignity that inspires us to gain knowledge and understanding that will enable positive behavior and acceptance. The committee will serve as a safe space to engage in collaboration and problem-solving to address diversity, equity and inclusivity issues that arise in our school community. Approximately seven more meetings are scheduled for throughout the 2022-23 school year.

Date Added: 7/5/2022

Entrepreneurs In The Making

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To facilitate their connection to a unit on economics, fifth grade students at Centre Avenue School hosted an Entrepreneur Day event during the last week of school. Each student designed an original product and sold it to parents and visitors. In addition to working on this project in class, they also worked in library class under the guidance of Mrs. Schoen to create their Buncee presentations that highlighted their company's website, business card and commercial.

Date Added: 7/5/2022

Awarded for Mastery

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Congratulations to senior Stephen Cooney who was awarded the Outstanding Student Award for Audio Production at this year’s BarryTech Graduation. Each year only one student is selected for each program for demonstrating mastery of their CTE program, high academic achievement, and leadership qualities. He was also a member of the National Tech Honor Society, named Student of the Quarter and served as a Student Ambassador.

Date Added: 6/29/2022

Congratulations Class of 2022!

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Congratulations Graduates of the Class of 2022. The district wishes you the very best in all of your future endeavors.

Added On: 6/25/22

Gamers Club

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Members of the Gamers Club at wrapped up its first year with a finale trip to the Museum of Moving Images in Astoria, Queens. Students linked their preference for video games and board games with an extensive tour of the MOMI's film and television exhibits, historic video game arcade, animation section, and future careers in the field. Star Wars' original Chewbacca mask was just one of the iconic creations on display. Hands-on tutorials for matching audio sound production to movies, as well as creating one's own mini film were also provided. Gamers Club will resume in the fall under staff members Maureen Schutta and Karin Cooney.

Date Added: 6/24/2022