Students Recognize the Board of Education

In honor of School Board Recognition Month, K-12 students in the district expressed their appreciation toward the board of education on behalf of all students, teachers, administrators and families of the community during the board’s business meeting on Oct. 25.
Beginning the meeting, central administrators and the board honored middle school students who participated in the West Hempstead Public Library’s Teen Summer Reading program. Students who submitted a review of reading materials – graphic novels, fiction, nonfiction, eBooks and audiobooks – once a week from July 5 through Aug. 11 were entered to win a Samsung tablet. The more entries, the better their chances were to win the grand prize. Runners-up also received prizes, including local gift cards and portable cellphone chargers.  
Following, West Hempstead Director of Fine and Performing Arts Jonathan Trapani and fellow students presented the board with a Popsicle stick mural designed by every student with a message of gratitude. Afterward, members of the high school chamber orchestra and choir performed “Because I Knew You” from the Broadway musical “Wicked” to honor the board’s hard work and dedication to the school community.  
Additionally, members of central administration made a donation in honor of the board to the high school Key Club’s Thanksgiving drive, which helps feed local families during the holidays.
“To be a school board member means you’re investing a lot of time in learning, in studying, in growing, and in working together to make decisions that truly help and support our staff and students,” said Superintendent of Schools Patricia Sullivan-Kriss. “I would like to thank the school board for the support they have shown me and the support they have shown the district and children.”