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Ms. Eichenlaub and Ms. Krug’s classes at Dogwood Elementary School have been reading and writing poetry together, and recently placed as grand champions in the Walt Whitman Poetry Contest. This is an international contest with more than 1,500 poems submitted from throughout the world.
Ms. Krug’s class was selected in the grades 5-6 category for their anthology “The Lessons We Have Learned: A Poetry Anthology.” Brighton Perdue was selected as the grand champion in the multi-media poetry presentation for his poem “Down the Slopes.” Luca Apadula’s poem, “The Boy That I Was” received an honorable mention in the grades 5-6 category. Holden Stencel also received an honorable mention in category L, the multimedia category in the Walt Whitman Poetry Contest.
High School East Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, under the guidance of advisers Connie Smith and Jaclyn Fettinger, hosted a virtual fruits and veggies challenge in March for National Nutrition Month.
The challenge was open to all students in Dogwood, Tackan, St. James and Mills Pond elementary schools in the Smithtown Central School District. Students tracked the amount of fruits and vegetables they ate during the month. The FCCLA chapter members kept track of their accomplishments and posted weekly updates and inspirational videos for the students.
The three participating schools ate a total of 6,008 servings of fruits and vegetables. A top class was named in each school: Ms. Baker’s class at Mills Pond Elementary, Ms. Horsfall’s class at St. James Elementary and Mr. Korba’s class at Dogwood Elementary. Mr. Korba’s class was named the top class out of all three schools. Each student who participated received a prize for their efforts and the top classes received a certificate and bracelet.
To coincide with its annual Parents As Reading Partners celebration of reading, Dogwood Elementary School held a literacy fair in March. Students in kindergarten through fifth grade showcased their favorite book in a unique way. The students could present the book in any manner they chose; some created posters, models, cereal boxes and dioramas. The idea is to give students a host of ideas to spark their love of reading as well as encourage them to try new books and genres. The fair is displayed by grade level, and each class visits the different tables throughout their tour of the fair.
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