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Opening Letter to SEL Families

Welcome New Families

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SEL Field Day K-2

SEL - Field Day Gr 3-5

Kindergarten - Mother's Day Tea

SEL -Mother's Day Plant Sale

SEL - Gr 5 & Gr 2 Book Buddies

Gr 2 - Solar System Show

Gr 5 - Birds of Prey

District Names Torch Award Winners

District Names Torch Award Winners
The district has named its 2019 Torch Award recipients. The Torch Award is presented to Smithtown teachers who have significantly contributed to the growth and professional development of their teacher colleagues. The Smithtown Teacher Center hosted a reception to honor all Torch Award recipients and nominees. The 2019 Torch Award recipients are, from left, Tracy McAlvin, Christa Braunreuther, Jonathan Ferrante, Christina Cone, Jeanmarie Wilson, James Schiraldi and Barbara DiSalvo.

Theater Comes to Life at Smithtown Elementary

Theater Comes to Life at Smithtown Elementary photo

In March, Smithtown Elementary School’s stage was transformed into the African savannah as the fifth-grade students put on a production of Disney’s “The Lion King Kids.” During the last five months, the students worked alongside music teacher Mrs. Payne and Mrs. Yoon to learn all the aspects of theater from acting exercises to dancing and singing. Several of the musical numbers were sung in different languages including Zulu and Swahili.

Gr 1 - Ladybug Performance

Diving Into Lessons on Marine Ecosystems

Diving Into Lessons on Marine Ecosystems photo

Fourth-graders at Smithtown Elementary School got up close and personal with some marine life during an ecosystem program on March 28. Alexandra Stevens, marine educator, Cornell University Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County, visited the school to teach the students about different ecosystems and give them a chance to interact with the animals.

Ms. Stevens spoke to the students about the differences between living and non-living things that exist in an ecosystem. She also taught the students about the different roles of those living in the ecosystem, such as consumers, producers and decomposers. The fourth-graders learned about different types of marine ecosystems.

Focusing on the ecosystems of Long Island – coastal, salt marsh and sandy beach – students learned about some of the different animals that live in the various ecosystems. With a small bucket of salt water at each station, the students then observed and touched periwinkle snails, hermit crabs, blue and ribbed muscles and a starfish. 




Smithtown Elementary Guests Enjoy Donuts and Conversation

Smithtown Elementary Guests Enjoy Donuts and Conversation

Third-graders at Smithtown Elementary School had the opportunity to spend time with the special male figures in their life during the rise and shine donuts with dads breakfast on March 21. Prior to the start of school, students gathered in the cafeteria for donuts and conversations with their invited guests. Each student had a list of questions to ask their guest in effort to get to know them better by learning some personal or little-known facts.

Smithtown Recognized as PLTW Distinguished Schools

Smithtown Recognized as PLTW Distinguished Schools photo
The district’s elementary and middle schools have been selected as Project Lead the Way Distinguished Schools for 2018-2019 school year.

For a second consecutive year, all seven of the district’s elementary schools have been designated as Distinguished Launch Schools based on their PLTW Launch implementation and participation in the 2017-2018 school year. Smithtown’s elementary schools represent seven of the 11 schools identified in New York State, and seven of the 216 Launch schools being recognized nationally.  

All three of the district’s middle schools have been designated as Distinguished Gateway Schools based on their Gateway implementation and participation in the 2017-2018 school year. Smithtown represents the only three schools in New York State, and three of the 148 Gateway schools being recognized nationally.  

“This recognition is certainly representative of all of the hard work that has gone into our successful implementation on the part of the many staff and faculty members involved,” said Paul Strader, executive director of curriculum. 

Gr 3 - Rise and Shine

Gr 5 - The Lion King Jr Performance