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Mission Statement

The path to our dreams begins with the partnership between our school and families working collaboratively to ensure a safe and caring environment. Varied educational experiences at Mt. Pleasant Elementary school offer students the tools necessary to embrace diversity, become independent lifelong learners, and compassionate global citizens.

 

Mt. Pleasant Monthly - April 2021

 

East Junior Named Winner in National Essay Contest

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High School East junior Jonathan Chung, part of the ThINK Discovery science research program, was selected as one of 10 honorable mentions for his essay in this year’s DNA essay contest, sponsored by the American Society of Human Genetics.

Genome Wide Association Studies are used to associate genetic variations to certain diseases, and a lack of diverse participation can affect the pool of information available to scientists. Problems with a diverse data pool was the topic of this year’s contest.

Students from 40 U.S. states and 30 countries submitted essays. “It was a lot of work, but I can see that writing many drafts with lots of red marks contributes to a better quality paper,” Chung said.

Scientific writing requires an enormous amount of research, according to Maria Zeitlin, ThINK research coordinator at High School East. “Often the topics are ones the students have never heard about and so the writing begins with hours of literature review followed by writing a minimum of four drafts,” she said. “The result of all that hard work was Jonathan’s essay was very well articulated and analytical of the problems with genomic association studies.”

Virtual Enterprise Wins E-Commerce Comp for Web Design

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From the School of Business, the High School East virtual enterprise company, SeasonALL, won an award for the e-commerce competition. SeasonALL’s website, designed by the students in the virtual enterprise class, was entered into the contest through the virtual enterprise hub. Overall, the company placed in the top 10%. Congratulations to co-CEOs Dianna Johnson and Jordan Romano, CFO Ava Hinteman and technology department members Ashley Prevet and Mia DiGennaro.

Animal Adaptations from the Amazon to the Arctic

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During their Project Lead the Way lessons, the first grade students at Mt. Pleasant Elementary School have been exploring animal adaptations. They have studied how plants and animals adapt for protection, camouflage, food obtainment and locomotion. The students have also learned about various types of environments that include the Pacific Ocean, the Arctic, the Amazon Rainforest and the Sahara Desert.

‘Bee-‘ utiful Creations Help Raise Awareness

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In conjunction with Earth Day, fifth grade students at Mt. Pleasant Elementary School recently learned about New York-based muralist Matthew Willey and his commitment to paint 50,000 bees around the world. Willey set a goal to raise awareness about the challenges bees face and how important they are to the world. Bees are responsible for pollinating 90% of the earth’s plants, including the fruits and vegetables. During their art classes, the fifth grade student-artists drew honeycombs and realistic bees in Willey’s style.

Mt. Pleasant Shows Love with Warming Messages

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Mt. Pleasant Elementary School came together to show its love for the community in April. The school participated in the Blankets of Hope project, a grassroots effort started by two brothers from Brooklyn to help the homeless.

The idea to participate in the project was brought to the school by a parent. Since Mt. Pleasant isn’t doing any fundraising this year because of the pandemic, the parent was able to secure a donation from her employer, Fox Corporation. Fox donated 528 blankets to Mt. Pleasant’s efforts.

Each student wrote a message or a letter of hope which was then attached to a blanket. The messages of love were wrapped tightly in purple blankets and given to the school’s social worker. The social worker will be working with local families and organizations to distribute all the blankets in the community.

Mt. Pleasant Student’s Slogan Chosen for Smithtown Train Station

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Evan Munjal, a second grader in Mrs. Chester’s class at Mt. Pleasant Elementary School, was named a winner in the MTA Long Island Railroad School Slogan contest. His slogan – Stay Alive, Stand Behind the Yellow Line – was chosen for the K-6 grade category. The LIRR runs the contest every year to promote safety in the community. Munjal’s slogan was placed on a banner that will hang in Smithtown’s train station. He was presented a certificate and a copy of his banner during a virtual ceremony with LIRR president Phil Eng on March 26 while in class alongside his classmates and principal.

Biographies Come to Life at Mt. Pleasant

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The fourth graders at Mt. Pleasant Elementary School are learning all about biographies in March. As a culminating activity, the students researched a famous person of their choice. Following their research, the students presented 10 of the most interesting facts about the figure. They could also dress the part of the famous person and bring it artifacts that tell more of their story. After each presentation, the class had time for a question-and-answer period.

St. Patrick’s Day Fun

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To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on March 17, the students at Mt. Pleasant Elementary School wrote about what is worth more than gold to them and what they would do if they found a pot of gold. They sang St. Patrick’s Day poems and created beautiful rainbows.