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Career Week Puts Futures in Focus

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During the annual Career Week, East Rockaway Jr./Sr. High School students were introduced to a wide variety of postsecondary options that are available for them as they consider life after high school.

The weeklong series of interactive programs began with the “Road to College” featuring workshops and presentations by college admissions officers intended to dissipate the myths and alleviate some of the stress of the college search and application process.

On Feb. 14, the school welcomed representatives from over 30 businesses and organizations for “Career Day”, giving students the opportunity to gain insight and interact directly with professionals in a variety of fields. The day started with motivational keynote speakers who focused on overcoming obstacles and adversities. The career presentations took place in the classroom setting where presenters discussed education requirements, job details and answered questions from the students.

On Feb. 16, the program concluded with the “Future Fair”, an event for seventh to twelfth graders to learn about certificate programs, trade opportunities, military enlistment and more. This well-attended program, which is held in the high school gym, included representatives from community and technical colleges, trade unions, local and federal law enforcement, public utilities and others.

East Rockaway School District is proud to offer this comprehensive program for our high school students as they begin to consider their options for the future.

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Date Added: 2/22/2024

Movie Theater Experience

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During Career Week, our Skills and Achievement students were treated to a Movie Theater experience hosted by 7th graders who have been learning vital job skills and gaining experience that will help them in their future careers.

Date Added: 2/22/2024

Scholar-Athletes and Teams Honored

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The district is proud to announce that each of our five varsity teams have earned NYSPHSAA Team Scholar-Athlete status and 41 student-athletes have been named scholar-athletes!

Congratulations to our Boys and Girls Basketball, Boys and Girls Winter Track and Competitive Cheer for achieving this exceptional recognition that is a testament to outstanding academic performance.

Each of these students will be acknowledged at our end-of-the-year awards ceremony in June. #GoRocks

Boys Basketball

* Kyle Pollackov
* Nicholas Pollackov
* Jack Sauer
* Fredo Zackary Louidort

Girls Basketball

* Ema Basic
* Emma Poland
* Maya Motherway
* Norah Rose
* Sophia Pappas
* Molly Hernandez
* Rachel Burch
* Erin Lynch
* Isabella Alvarez

Competitive Cheer

* Julia Agro
* Zoe Cerna
* Julia Giannotti
* Aleksandra Kolalowska
* Eva Lam
* Sarah Lonergan
* Gabriela Martinez
* Madison Prelesnick
* Sadie Scalfani

Girls Winter Track

* Caroline Cronin
* Kylie Curtis
* Sofia Ferkov
* Mackenzie Gallagher
* Angelica Garcia
* Ava Grullon
* Caitlin Kulins
* Caitlin Lynch
* Elyssa Maffetone
* Julia Mannino
* Jenella Poorajah
* Sadie Scafani
* Gabriella Schaefer
* Hailey Velasquez

Boys Winter Track

* Kevin Lynch
* Kieran Lynch
* Paul Lynch
* Timothy Poland
* Harrison Tyrrell

Date Added: 2/20/2024

Elementary Schools Celebrate Career Week

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Students at our elementary schools welcomed professionals (who also happen to be parents of students at the schools) into their classrooms to talk about their careers and share their experiences in a multitude of interesting fields.

The kindergarten through sixth grade students at Rhame and Centre learned about a wide range of careers, including law enforcement, architecture, healthcare, education and more.

Some of the unique lines of work explored were a filmmaker, elevator consultant, airline pilot and scientist. The students even met some new furry friends who do a very important job: therapy dogs!

The students were thrilled to get a glimpse into so many careers in one exciting week and were grateful to the parents that dedicated their time to share their experiences.

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Date Added: 2/20/2024

Algebra in Action

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Grade 8 Algebra Support practiced their skills on graphing lines by working on their linear equations stained glass design.

Date Added: 2/15/2024