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Troop 1386 Completes Bronze Award Project

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Washington Street School students in Junior Girl Scout Troop 1386 recently completed a project as part of their Bronze Award journey.

For the past two years, the troop has been dedicated to learning about and raising awareness of the importance of ocean conservation. Some of the activities and learning experiences they have participated in include visits to the Coast Guard, Operation Splash and the Jones Beach Nature and Energy Center, as well as beach clean-ups with both the Town of Hempstead and the City of Long Beach. The troop also raised over $1,000 through a recycling drive and a garage sale; all of which they donated to Operation Splash in Freeport to help pay for fuel for their boats.

The students have created an online guide on ocean conservation as the culmination of all they have learned from their experiences. The troop’s goal is to inspire action and foster a sense of responsibility towards our oceans and the environment.

Link to the guide here:

Congratulations to all who worked on this project!

Date Added: 6/5/2023

Mad Science at Washington Street School

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On May 26, Washington Street School fifth and sixth graders enjoyed a presentation by Mad Science of Long Island, an organization that provides hands-on science experiences for children. The students participated in Mad Science’s “Fire and Ice” show, which included foggy dry ice storms, bubbles and more.

Date Added: 6/1/2023

Students and Staff Member Honored for Kind Acts

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The District honored a group of students and a staff member for their recent acts of kindness at the board of education meeting on May 2.

Students from Washington Street School were recognized by Principal John Stella, Superintendent Dr. Jared Bloom and the board for their participation in the school’s recent St. Baldrick’s fundraiser event, which raises money for childhood cancer research. About 20 Washington Street students participated in the fundraiser. They collected donations and had their heads shaved at the event. This year, the school raised approximately $19,000.

Part of the school’s team recognized at the meeting included: Charlie Colatorti, Brayden DiTalia, John Evangelou, Misha Foley, Dylan Hagmaier, Aidan Kolb, Thomas Mahoney, Christiano Mancuso (not in attendance), Alexander Mazzeo, Kevin Mulholland, Patrick Mulholland, Jacob Ortiz (not in attendance) and Lucas Vargas (not in attendance). The students received Acts of Kindness awards. H. Frank Carey High School students Jack Lewinger and Ryan Tierney also received awards for their participation.

Following the St. Baldrick’s recognitions, Washington Street School teacher aide Vita Amico was honored with a Making the Difference Award for her recent assistance with a student in a medical emergency.

Date Added: 5/4/2023