Night of Recognition at October Board Meeting

Night of Recognition at October Board Meeting photo

It was a night of celebration at the West Hempstead Board of Education meeting on Oct. 16 as both students and Board members were honored.

The high school chorus opened the meeting with a performance of the Star-Bangled Banner followed by the school’s alma mater to honor the Board of Education. Director of IEO/Music/Art Ryan Emmanuel-Cooke, along with students from the chorus, presented mugs with portraits of the Board members as gifts for the upcoming Board Recognition Week. Emmanuel-Cooke also played the debut video from “GWToday” – a video series started by students from George Washington School. This edition featured representatives from every grade throughout the district saying thank you in different languages to the Board members for all of their efforts.

Following the honoring of the Board, students and teachers from the Achieve 3000 program were honored for their substantial improvement in reading scores. The district congratulates eighth-graders William Bowman, Jurrell Hall and Alyssa Horgan along with seventh-graders Oceann Miller and Steve Soriano. Additionally, the district also congratulates teachers Laurie Kaminsky and Christa Spano.