Prior to the Dec. 17 Board of Education meeting, the trustees were reassured by former students that the District’s programs have prepared them for success in middle school and eventually high school.
Students who are currently attending seventh grade at Grand Avenue Middle School in the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District visited the trustees to provide insight on their transition from elementary school to secondary school. The students spoke about how they felt prepared in terms of time management, technology abilities, conflict resolution and character development, as well as their core subject areas.
Trustee Maryanne Kelly remarked that the students “were so articulate in telling us what was helpful” at the elementary school level.
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Joseph Famularo thanked the teachers for preparing the students for their transition, saying that the students’ comments were “a testament to what is being learned” in the classroom.