Smithtown Schools Recognized by Project Lead the Way

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The district’s elementary and middle schools have been recognized as Distinguished Schools by Project Lead the Way for the 2019-2020 school year. 

For the fourth consecutive year, all seven of Smithtown’s elementary schools have been designated as Distinguished Launch Schools based on its PLTW Launch program in the 2019-2020 school year. Smithtown’s elementary schools represent seven of only 11 in New York to be recognized. Across the United States, only 374 Launch schools have received this distinction for 2020-2021.

For the third consecutive year, all three of Smithtown’s middle schools have been designated as Distinguished Gateway Schools based on their Gateway program in the 2019-2020 school year. Smithtown’s middle schools represent three of four in New York to be recognized. Across the United States, only 158 Gateway schools have received this distinction for 2020-2021.  

“This recognition is a result of the district’s continued commitment to providing all students with the opportunity to develop critical thinking skills through a STEM-based approach in the areas of biomedical science, computer science and engineering," said Paul Strader, assistant superintendent for curriculum and assessment.

Dogwood Displays Work of Its Talented Artists

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Dogwood Elementary School showed off the many talents of its student-artists during its annual art show during the week of May 24.

Displayed in the kindergarten hallway, each class walked through the show and saw the creations of their classmates. There was also a fun scavenger hunt element added to the show, so students had to spend time finding different items.

The kindergarten classes displayed different creations from throughout the school year, including monsters, ice cream cones and colors. First graders showed off their cherry blossoms and cardinals, while the second graders made art inspired by artists Ted Harrison and Heather Galler.

Third grade students have folk art displayed inspired by Laurel Burch. The fourth graders showcased their owls, zentangles and “It’s A Small World” artwork inspired by Mary Blair.

Field Day Fun

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The elementary schools throughout the district shared in their annual field day fun in late May and early June, competing in different fitness activities and team bonding events throughout the day. This photo slideshow features some images from the different elementary schools throughout the district.

Welcome To Kindergarten! Orientation Video

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Welcome to kindergarten! We can’t wait to see you in September. Check out this video featuring your principals to learn more about procedures for the upcoming school year.