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Opening Letter to SEL Families

Welcome New Families

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Getting Acquainted with Exotic Animals

Getting Acquainted with Exotic Animals photo

Showing off all of his live exotic animals, Nature Nick visited with kindergarten and first grade students at Smithtown Elementary School. Students learned about the animal visitors which included a toucan, an Eagle owl, a baby alligator, different types of birds and reptiles. A few students interacted with some of the animals and learned about their habits and environment.

SEL - Moving Up Ceremony. Congratulations!

STEM Skills Shine at Smithtown Elementary

STEM Skills Shine at Smithtown Elementary

Fourth graders at Smithtown Elementary School showed off their STEM-related skills during a STEM Fair in the school’s gymnasium.
The fair tied into the grade level’s Project Lead the Way curriculum and lessons throughout the school year. Working in small groups, the students collaborated with their peers to connect with the fourth grade PLTW modules. 

The monthlong projects could be connected to any of the four modules in this year’s PLTW lessons – the human brain, computer systems, energy collisions and energy conversions. Students tested and hypothesized their experiments during the STEM Fair to invited guests and Smithtown Central School District administrators in attendance. 

“STEM is a real career path for some of these students,” said Smithtown Elementary School Principal Janine Lavery. “This group of students was the first to work with our launch of Project Lead the Way in second grade. After working on these STEM-based lessons, they are seeing if this is a career passion they may want to pursue someday.”

The younger grade levels also visited the fair to get a sneak peek of some of their lessons in the upcoming school year. To close out the fair, Smithtown Central School District’s robotics team, the Mechanical Bulls, spoke about their program and demonstrated this year’s robot.  

SEL - Gr 1 Literature Picnic

SEL - Flag Day Ceremony

SEL - Nature Nick K-1 Assembly

SEL - Gr 4 Recorder Concert

SEL - Gr 3 Book Share Picnic

SEL Grade 4 STEM Fair

Ugly Dolls Celebrate Unique Traits

Ugly Dolls Celebrate Unique Traits

Engaging students in social-emotional learning is one goal of the Smithtown Central School District and students in Wendy Herman’s class at Smithtown Elementary School recently participated in a hands-on lesson. The class made “ugly dolls” out of felt and other materials to celebrate their uniqueness. Throughout the week, the students wrote short pieces to capture what makes the class unique, their families, and also the internal and external traits that make up who they are as individuals.

Smithtown Celebrates Tenured Teachers

Smithtown Celebrates Tenured Teachers photo
The Smithtown Central School District’s Board of Education honored its dedicated teachers and administrators who are receiving tenure at a reception prior to the board meeting. 

During the meeting, Smithtown Central School District’s Superintendent of Schools Dr. James Grossane announced the names of each tenured individual to be recognized on behalf of the board of education. 

The district congratulates the following tenured teachers/administrators: 

Kristen Andriaccio, director of professional learning and student intervention services
Jessica Brunet, special education teacher, High School West
Caitlyn Campbell, special education teacher, Great Hollow Middle School
Stephen Costello Jr., business teacher, High School East
Anne D’Addario, family and consumer science teacher, Great Hollow Middle School
Katie DiGregorio, English as a second language, High School West
Amanda LaComb, science teacher, High School East
Kathleen Lamitola, special education teacher, St. James Elementary School 
Jaclyn Lazio, special education teacher, Great Hollow Middle School 
Melissa May, math teacher, Accompsett Middle School/ High School West
Stephanie Mueller, guidance/school counselor, Nesaquake Middle School 
Danielle Nacarlo, psychologist, High School West
Brian Pelosi, special education teacher, Accompsett Elementary School 
Taramatie Putnam, music teacher, Great Hollow Middle School
Nancy Torzullo, teacher assistant, St. James Elementary School 
Cristina Westhoff, English teacher, Accompsett Middle School/ High School East

SEL - Field Day Gr 3-5