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New Valley Stream 30 teachers welcomed at August board meeting

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New staff members hired during the summer in Valley Stream District 30 took center stage and were given a warm welcome during the Board of Education meeting on Aug. 29.

Director of Human Resources Marcela Moran introduced the new teachers, who included Allison Cortes-Reid, April Laracuenti, Kimberly Rivera, and Torianna Simpson-O’Neal, as well as teacher assistants Shari Guzzetta, Geraldine Bollo-Goldstein, Shamela Karrim and Juanita Chung and Shaw Avenue Elementary School’s two new assistant principals, Ashley Lemmo and Nyree Whittaker-Roth.

At the meeting’s curtain call, board members also welcomed the new staff to the district.

Date Added: 9/12/2022

Valley Stream 30 Students Build and Code with Lego

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Spotlights shone on students’ creations in the Lego Robotics program in Valley Stream District 30, which involved designing, building and coding robotics made of Legos.

Twenty students from all three buildings – Clear Stream Avenue, Shaw Avenue and Forest Road elementary schools – worked in three teams to construct a robot and script code that made them carry out a symphony of tasks.

In a culminating Lego Robotics Night event, parents visited to view the robotics perform and to experience a taste of the Lego Robotics competition in which the students will participate in the winter.

“Due to the success of the week, the district will also be looking to have a LEGO Robotics Night during the school year that will be structured much like the culminating event,” said Shaw Avenue teacher Timothy Rau, who facilitated the program. “We are so happy and proud of all the kids were able to accomplish.”

Date Added: 9/9/2022

Valley Stream 30 Students Are Prepared to Learn In The New Year

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Hundreds of students in Valley Stream District 30 were welcomed and ushered into their respective schools on Sept. 1, ready to take on their new leading roles. It was a day filled with action as pre-kindergarteners through sixth graders met their new teachers and participated in fun first-day activities.

At Shaw Avenue Elementary School, for example, Global Leaders of Tomorrow gathered in the gymnasium as they engaged in a team building activity to strengthen their collaboration skills. Students toured with their classes at Clear Stream Avenue Elementary School to visit the school librarians, art, music and physical education teachers, as well as other specialty staff to get acclimated to their new roles and routines. In Naomi Yochai’s kindergarten class at Forest Road Elementary School, students read “The King of Kindergarten” and “The Queen of Kindergarten” by Derrick Barnes and Vanessa Brantley-Newton before fashioning themselves as kings and queens in individual artwork.

The school year will be filled with a variety of lessons and activities which allow our Global Leaders of Tomorrow to take action as they find meaningful ways to communicate, collaborate, think critically and create with compassion.

Date Added: 9/7/2022

Welcome Back to School!

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Date Added: 9/1/2022

Superintendent’s Connection Newsletter

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Date Added: 8/29/2022

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