Kicking Off the Summer with Some Fun

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From July 6 through Aug. 13, students entering kindergarten through eighth grade in September have the opportunity to engage in fun activities while connecting with their peers in the Lynbrook Public School District’s summer playground program. The program is held at Lynbrook North Middle School and Lynbrook South Middle School, and the half-day program features recreational activities, as well as arts and crafts.

Campers participate in recreational activities with sports such as softball, kickball and soccer, along with arts and crafts, playground games and sprinklers. Each week, children participate in special events such as the summer talent show, carnival and Field Day.

Summer Reading 2021

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The summer reading assignments for both middle and high school students are presented in the links below. Have a great summer and enjoy your reading experience!

Lynbrook High School Summer Reading


Lynbrook Middle School Summer Reading

Middle Schoolers Are Officially Ready for High School

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Students at Lynbrook’s North and South middle schools celebrated the ending of one chapter and the beginning of another as they graduated from middle school on June 25 and 26, respectively.

At both North and South, students entered to the theme of “Pomp and Circumstance” as their loved ones looked on. Speakers during the North ceremony included Principal Sean K. Fallon and class speaker Gianna Longo, while South’s valedictorian Kate Santoli and salutatorian Kelsey Roth, as well as Principal Kaitlin GaNun offered words of wisdom and reflection. Various awards were presented during both graduations as well.

“I can’t tell you how happy I am to be saying welcome to graduation to everybody,” Fallon said. “A few short months ago, getting together for graduation was definitely not a guarantee, but here we are thankfully.”

Longo said she can’t believe how quickly the time’s gone, and she complimented her fellow classmates for a job well done.

“When we first stepped into this building together in fifth grade for orientation, none of us could have imagined being out on this field today,” Longo said. “To each student here this evening, you should be immensely proud of yourself. After three very entertaining, difficult and stressful years, we have finally made it to this point.”

At South, Santoli spotlighted a landmark that students passed every day during their time in the school for inspiration.

“Learning is the only thing the mind never exhausts, never fears and never regrets,” Santoli said. “This quote, painted on a wall at South, has been passed by hundreds of students. The mind never gets tired of learning, is never afraid of gaining knowledge and flourishes when exposed to new things. Learning strengthens our minds and allows us to persevere through difficult times.”

Principal GaNun thanked the visitors for their support during a challenging time, but saved a major token of appreciation for the graduating class as well.

“Thank you to our graduates for giving us a wonderful reason to gather here together tonight in celebration and honor of you,” GaNun said. “I’m a teacher at heart, and I try to motivate the students to be the best that they can be every single day. I stress the importance in giving 110% in everything they did, and these students took that to heart.”

Students followed at both schools by accepting their diplomas before they left their respective graduations and prepared for their next step as the Lynbrook High School Class of 2025.

North Photo Gallery

  

South Photo Gallery

South Students and Staff Celebrate Pride Day

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Students and teachers at Lynbrook South Middle School participated in Rainbow Spirit Day on Friday to honor Pride Day! The school community showed their support and friendship to the LGBTQ+ community by wearing their colors.

South Middle School Students Win Big in Earth Day PSA Contest

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Lynbrook South Middle School eighth graders in Matthew Schneck’s earth science classes participated in PSEG Long Island’s Earth Day video public service announcement contest where three groups were selected as semifinalists and one moved forward as one of the top 10 winners. The I Am EM-Powered Program and Student Challenge was open to Long Island students in grades 4-8 in honor of Earth Day and resulted in 207 PSA video submissions which were reviewed by judges.

Students were challenged to produce a PSA video on energy efficient topics. Lynbrook’s winning group of two, Zia Baluyot and Val Tuosto, submitted their PSA video “Cleaner Energy is Your Superpower.” Their creative video was showcased during a live PSEG Long Island virtual announcement ceremony, along with the other top 10 winning videos from across Long Island. Lynbrook South semifinalist groups included Kate Santoli and Kayla Finnegan and Aidan Clancy, Sam Moscheni, Eric Reilly and Ryan Stanton. The two videos were among a select 15 to earn the semifinalist title out of the initial 207 submissions.

I Am EM-Powered Program aligned with science, social studies and social and emotional learning standards and featured two science lessons, an optional social studies lesson and a PSA production guide for participating students to follow. The contest encouraged the middle school students to further develop their creativity and explore problems and solutions related to keeping our planet safe. The Lynbrook Public Schools congratulates the winning team, along with the semifinalist groups for their outstanding work!