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Rhame Avenue School

100 Rhame Avenue, East Rockaway, NY 11518
Phone: (516) 887-8300  

School Hours:
8:30 am - Arrival/Line Up
8:40 am - Morning bell
2:50 pm - Kindergarten dismissal
3:00 pm - Grades 1-6 dismissal    

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Math For Life

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Rhame Avenue Elementary School students in Ms. Kerner and Mrs. Donovan's sixth grade math class applied their knowledge of multiplying and dividing decimals to solve real world shopping challenges. The shops included a candy store, bakery, and snack stand.

Date Added: 9/29/2022

Influential Leaders

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Third grade students at Rhame Avenue Elementary School participated in a culminating activity on the meaning of having grit where they spent time analyzing quotes said by famous people, including Sonia Sotomayor, Steve Jobs and Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss).

Students are learning to embrace perseverance as they tackle a new school year!

Date Added: 9/28/2022

New Principal Appointed

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The district is pleased to announce that Jack Bixhorn is the new principal of Rhame Avenue School, effective Aug. 22.

Mr. Bixhorn’s most recent role was as the director of technology and data for the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Central School District. He was promoted to this position after working for three years as the district’s K-12 mathematics supervisor. Prior, he was the assistant principal of Robert Frost Middle School in Deer Park. Mr. Bixhorn is familiar with the East Rockaway school community, as he served as a sixth grade math and science teacher at Rhame earlier in his educational career. After being appointed tenure, he became the elementary math specialist at Rhame.

Mr. Bixhorn graduated from St. John’s University with a dual master’s degree in elementary education and special education. He also holds a middle school mathematics extension certificate, as well as completed an educational leadership program through The College of Saint Rose.

“We are all excited about Mr. Boxhorn’s return home to where he will continue to move the district forward academically and meet the social and emotional goals of the students,” Superintendent James DeTomasso said.

Date Added: 8/9/2022

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