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A Celebration of Excellence

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It was an evening of recognitions as students throughout Clear Stream Avenue, Forest Road and Shaw Avenue schools in Valley Stream District 30 were presented with awards by administrators and faculty members on June 18 at Shaw Avenue School. Students were honored for their service, leadership, academic excellence and musical and art achievements. In addition, PTA reflections and SEPTA personal achievement awards were presented by their organizations.

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Nicholas Stirling welcomed students, families and community members to the event and praised the students for their hard work and dedication during the school year.  

“It’s not so much the ultimate achievement, but it’s the work that you put into getting to the goal that you set for yourself,” he said. “We congratulate you this evening for all of your hard work. Effort is what is most important and even if you don’t succeed, you keep trying until you do.” 

Principals, assistant principals and faculty members approached the podium to announce the recipients of each award from the three schools. Among the many awards, recipients included PTA reflection winners, 2018 New York City NBA Math Hoops Tournament winners from Shaw Avenue School, spelling and geography bee school champions and New York State School Music Association participants. Each student was then congratulated by Dr. Stirling and the board of education after receiving their award in front of proud family and friends. 

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Clear Stream Avenue Elementary School students in grades K-2 proudly wore their school T-shirts while engaging in Play Day, a younger version of field day on June 12. Family members were invited to the outdoor event to watch as their children participated in various team building activities with their classes. 

Coordinated by physical education teacher Jonathan Greiss with the support of faculty, family members, the Clear Stream Avenue PTA and fifth- and sixth-grade volunteers, Play Day was kicked off in Olympic-style fashion with a passing the “torch” ceremony. Using an Earth beach ball, students passed the ball to their each of their peers and then placed it on a pedestal to start the games. The classes engaged in teamwork activities that incorporated water to beat the heat and different relay races.  

“We wanted students to practice coordination and teamwork,” said Greiss. “Everyone feels like they’re a winner at the end.” 

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