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Story Sparks Inspiration For Inclusive Classrooms

At Seneca Middle School, a story of inclusion and togetherness inspired sixth-graders in Clarissa Reardon’s classes to foster a classroom culture that encompassed the entire school community. To begin the activity, students read the Amy June Bates book, “The Big Umbrella,” in which a child carries a big red umbrella on a rainy day down […]
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Slocum Elementary School Students Test Their Knowledge

Students of all grade levels from Edith L. Slocum Elementary School in the Connetquot Central School District put their knowledge to the test on Sept. 26 during an engaging game show, “Brain Challenge,” as presented by Hollyrock Entertainment. An enthusiastic emcee and his assistant worked with the students, who were divided into two competitive teams […]

5 Reasons To Try Apple Cider Vinegar

Vinegar is a fermented liquid made from a wide array of ingredients that is used primarily to preserve and flavor food. But the uses for vinegar are almost as extensive as the variety of flavors it’s available in. The word “vinegar” comes from the French “vin aigre,” or “sour wine.” Vinegar is a diluted solution […]

Leaf Peeping Planning Guide

Millions of people each year look forward to the magnificent colors on display in autumn. Fall offers irreplaceable views, whether you’re atop a mountain ridge or thick in the folds of a forest. In addition, the crackle of leaves underfoot and the earthy smell of the soil tempts the senses even more. Some advance planning […]
Election Day

Make Election Day Go Smoothly

Election Day gives voters throughout the United States a chance to participate in their government. The right to vote is something to cherish, as many people across the globe do not get a chance to elect the officials who govern their countries. While Election Day is an exciting time, voters may find it frustrating if […]
Seasonal Featured Veterans Day

Remembering Our Veterans

The men and women who defend the liberties and freedoms of the countries they represent hold a special place in people’s hearts and an eternal spot in their countries’ histories. Any opportunity is a good time to commemorate the bravery and selfless deeds of military personnel, but certain prominent holidays in November make this an […]
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Melville Fire Department Open House

The Melville Fire Department invites the community to join them at their Fire Safety and Prevention Open House on Sunday, October 7, 2018, from 11am – 2pm at Melville Fire Headquarters at 531 Sweet Hollow Road behind Dunkin’ Donuts. There will be many events and demonstrations, as well as fire prevention information and plenty of […]
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‘Egg’-cellent Learning Opportunities

Students at St. James Elementary School in the Smithtown Central School District are engaged in an outdoor, hands-on learning experience thanks to a new chicken coop and three chickens purchased by the school’s Parent Teacher Association. The coop is housed in an enclosed courtyard area that has floor to ceiling glass walls, so the chickens […]