For the last few years, members of the Bellmore School District Board of Education and central administration have invited seventh-graders from Grand Avenue Middle School in the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District to meet with them and discuss their transition from Shore Road School.

Held prior to the Oct. 16 Board meeting, the Grand Avenue students shared their current experiences as middle schoolers. The Bellmore alumni informed the Board and administration of the areas they felt they were well prepared for, as well as the areas they believed the district could improve upon. To close out the program, the seventh-graders revealed their favorite memories while elementary students, as well as their favorite teachers during their time in Bellmore. The Board and administration will take the feedback from the students in order to better ensure that the transition from Shore Road to Grand Avenue is seamless.

This year, 13 students volunteered their time to discuss their experiences. The students were Sophia Burger, Gregory Calvaruso, Angelina Dellacroces, Douglas Gallo, Jacob Goldberg, Dylan Judd, Colm Kelly, Nicole Khouryawad, Ian Kranis, Peter Malin, Sarah Porcellini, Shivani Sharma and Sarah Ziberzweig.