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College Olympics bring the competition to Shore Road School

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Camaraderie, teamwork and sportsmanship were the theme for the week at Shore Road School in the Bellmore School District as sixth graders represented different colleges in a series of competitions.

Each Shining Star Leader in sixth grade participated in two athletic competitions, ranging from a fitness relay, timed basketball shooting and a fierce volleyball tournament. Teams represented different colleges from across the country, building up their desire to come out on top after the games were settled. As they played in the gymnasium, teams’ flags and posters made by students showed off their represented school. They also prepared an original song, which was performed for judges. No matter the competition, the young athletes and artists all had the opportunity to step up and be a leader.

Date Added: 2/27/2024

Winthrop goes for gold in hockey unit competition

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Winning Star Leaders at Winthrop Avenue School are picking up hockey sticks and facing off for an exciting top prize in their latest physical education unit.

Through hockey, students are practicing teamwork and sportsmanship as they must work together to defend their goals and score against their opponents. Each day is an exciting one as students enter the gymnasium to see foam hockey sticks and goals ready to play. Teams are vying for the Winthrop Cup, a large trophy mimicking the Stanley Cup. Every morning, the team receiving the Cup is announced on the loudspeaker to much anticipation from students. Each class will have the opportunity to proudly display the Winthrop Cup in their classroom.

Date Added: 2/22/2024

Bellmore PTA recognizes the community’s brightest stars

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The Bellmore Public Schools community gathered in the Reinhard Early Childhood Center auditorium on Feb. 12 for a special night of awards and performances. The Bellmore PTA hosts the Founders’ Day Celebration annually to recognize deserving members of the community.

PTA co-presidents Nikki Zimberg and Jamie Guggenheim Shiner welcomed fellow PTA volunteers to the stage to introduce awardees. The PTA issued awards for New York State PTA Life Membership and Distinguished Service. Staff member awardees included Michelle Block, Angela Coogan, Erica Glikos, Dawn McCardell, Regina Harten and Nicole Osterhoudt. Board of Education President Mrs. Maryanne Kelly received the Distinguished Service award. PTA members who received awards included Brenda Gallo, Jennifer White, Leah Walsh, Kristen Wong-Valle and Jackie Taylor.

The night would not have been complete without musical performances from special Bellmore Stars. The Bellmore Star Chorus sang and put on a light show, dazzling the audience. To conclude the night, the Star Chorus was joined by The Belltones band, comprised of the Superintendent and district music teachers.

Date Added: 2/20/2024

Reinhard Rising Stars count to 100 one cereal box at a time

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Rising Star Leaders at Reinhard Early Childhood Center in the Bellmore School District reached a milestone on Feb. 8 as they celebrated the 100th day of school in grand fashion.

Students sported jerseys or shirts with numbers or 100 items and were greeted by a “Happy 100 Days” display outside the main entrance. As they entered the building, they immediately noticed the main hallway converted to the “100th Hall,” decorated with 20 clusters of five balloons lining the walls totaling 100.

Students later gathered in the hallways for the exciting second annual Cereal Box Domino Challenge. Rising Star Leaders in the Student Advisory Council led a collection drive for which they received over 750 boxes of cereal to donate to the Bellmore-Merrick Community Cupboard. All the boxes were lined in the halls like dominoes and children throughout the building cheered as they fell.

Additionally, students scavenged to find 100 high frequency words and the numbers 1 through 100 hidden throughout the halls, while second graders were challenged to add up to 100 in as many ways as they could. Kindergarteners created museums toured by their peers that showed many ways they could represent 100.

Date Added: 2/16/2024

Circling the world through dance at Winthrop Avenue School

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A cultural celebration took shape at Winthrop Avenue School in the Bellmore School District as students gathered to learn traditional dance routines from around the world.

Circle of Dance gets every Winning Star Leader excited to move their feet during their periodic practices throughout January. In each session, students line up in rows to follow along with their instructor and learn new dances. On Jan. 23, students danced to iconic Hispanic routines around a sombrero and worked collaboratively to make sure they hit the right moves. At the end of each session, students form a circle to watch different groups jump in the middle to show off their dances. Circle of Dance helps to grow students’ appreciation for international cultures and put their foot forward as a leader to their peers.

Date Added: 1/31/2024