Photos courtesy of Bellmore-Merrick Central High School Public Schools
Members of the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District’s Extended School Year Program enjoyed a film presentation of “Wicked,” this year’s annual film production on Aug. 11 held in the Merrick Avenue Middle School auditorium. Each year, the program selects a different film for students to rehearse for the yearly production that supports the literacy and communication goals of participating students. Friends and family members were invited to the special viewing, which was directed and produced by Kathleen Brickmeier and Vonn Brickmeier.
After the celebratory viewing, the students enjoyed a visit from Milk & Sugar’s ice cream truck. “What makes the ice cream truck so special is that this truck is owned and operated by one of our ESY student’s family,” Assistant Director of Special Education and PPS Maura Kempton said.
The Extended School Year program is designed for students with 12-month Special Class recommendations which is a full day of learning and incorporates enrichment activities that offer students a fun and rewarding summer experience.