A Bright New Year Ahead in Lynbrook

A Bright New Year Ahead in Lynbrook photo

Anticipation and excitement filled the Lynbrook Public Schools as students in grades K-12 walked into their respective school buildings on Sept. 5, ready to begin the 2018-2019 school year. Administrators, including Superintendent of Schools Dr. Melissa Burak, and faculty members warmly greeted students as they reunited with old friends and made new ones along the way.

Students eagerly walked off their buses to their new teachers and classrooms. Throughout the day, students learned their new routines, how to master their schedules and even received a visit from the Lynbrook Police Department where officers helped assist students with their lockers and ensure a safe first day. Icebreaker games and activities were also conducted in many classrooms to create a comfortable learning environment for students. 

The 2018-2019 school year will be an exciting time for Lynbrook students with new changes taking place. At the elementary level, a new Math Olympiads Club will be offered at each school and there will be an expansion of the integrated co-teach program for grades 1-4. Students will receive instruction in their home-zoned schools. For the first time at the middle school level, eighth-graders will have the option of selecting either Earth Science or Living Environment as their science course. Both courses conclude with a Regents exam, allowing students to begin high school with at least one Regents credit satisfied. In addition, the district will introduce a new after-school program using Right At School for families who cannot pick up their children immediately after the middle school day concludes.

At Lynbrook High School, the district’s One-to-World tablet program will expand again to include all students. With the program, students will utilize personal devices as tools for learning. Teachers have been trained and are eager to implement digital learning in their instruction. Students not only collaborate with each other but create content rather than simply absorb material.