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W.S. Mount Elementary School

Address: 50 Dean Lane, Stony Brook NY 11790
Main Office: (631) 730-4300
Fax: (631) 730-4313 
Principal: Merrilleen Heidrich 
Asst. Principal: Sarah Kiersh 
School Hours: 9:25a.m.-3:40p.m.

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Celebrating Lunar New Year

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Across the district, students and staff celebrated Lunar New Year and the Year of the Rabbit through events, activities and schoolwide displays.

Nassakeag Elementary School held a parade led by Mr. Prinzo’s sixth grade class. Students created a large dragon puppet that they carried through the halls. In Chinese culture, the dragon symbolizes good luck, strength and health. The sixth graders marched along to the beat of drums and gongs, which are traditional instruments in Chinese New Year celebrations. After the parade, classes held their own festivities where families were invited to help students make crafts. One class created rabbit puppets and wore red, a color to represent prosperity.

Mrs. Kane’s kindergarten class at W.S. Mount Elementary School learned about Lunar New Year traditions. Students learned about the meaning of the color red and what the Year of the Rabbit symbolizes. They created a display for the school’s main hallway that reads “Gung Hey Fat Choy,” wishing everyone happiness and prosperity. Additionally, the kindergartners made smaller signs that say, “Xin Nian Kuai Le,” or “Happy New Year,” as well as paper lanterns. The class dedicated the display to Hui Jing Eggleston.

Arrowhead Elementary School students learned about Lunar New Year through the morning announcements. Two fifth graders, Olivia and Vivian, celebrate the holiday and wrote an essay about its meaning and traditions. They read their essay aloud to the entire building.

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Date Added: 1/24/2023

Holiday Volleyball Tournament

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Juniors and seniors at Ward Melville High School faced off against one another during the annual holiday volleyball tournament. The tournament is the culmination of the volleyball unit in physical education. Throughout the unit, students sharpen their volleyball skills and are put into teams for the bracket-style competition. The championship game took place on Dec. 23, leading up to the holiday break.

The physical education department organizes the final game, inviting juniors and seniors to fill the stands of the gymnasium. During timeouts and in between sets, students in the audience are invited to the court to participate in games including musical chairs and a “pizza-serving” activity. The event brought together the Ward Melville High School community while getting students excited about the upcoming break.

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Date Added: 12/28/2022

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