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347 William St, West Hempstead, NY 11552
Phone: (516) 390-3130

Principal: Michelle Notti





The West Hempstead Union Free School District recognizes the unique value of each student. It is dedicated to the success of each student based on the highest standards of excellence in education. Each student will be challenged to achieve mastery in all subject areas in an educational atmosphere that strives to build positive self-esteem, mutual respect for others, and a life-long quest for learning.


Human Growth and Development - Grades 4 and 5

Spring Concert - Grades 4 and 5

Parent University Flyer - April 5, 2017

NYS Assessments Information

Jump Rope for Heart

GW Night at the West Hempstead Public Library

Winter Break Reminders


Winter Newsletter

Winter Concert Letter to Parents

Letter to Parents/Guardians - Parent-Teacher Conferences and Dismissal Information

Halloween Happenings - Parade Flyer

Red Ribbon Week Parent Letter

2016-2017 Parent University Workshop Series Information



Scientists of George Washington

Scientists of George Washington Photo

Aligned with their Science unit about states of matter, second-graders at George Washington Elementary School created their own slime with the help of the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum located in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

The students participated in a videoconference with the museum’s Distance Learning Manager, Corrina Strecker, who discussed the different states of matter – solid, liquid and gas – and explained each state’s unique physical properties, including shape, smell and mass.

Following the presentation, the students investigated the states of matters by making their own slime. Working in pairs, they followed step-by-step instructions to create the gooey concoction, combining cornstarch, water, Elmer’s School Glue and a small amount of Borax powder. Using droppers, they took turns measuring the ingredients, stirring the mixture together and forming the slime with their hands. After it took shape, they applied their observation skills to examine the touch, smell and appearance of the slime.

The second-graders were all smiles as they conducted this one-of-a-kind experiment. The district thanks the students’ teachers and STELLAR teacher Dara Perlow for giving them the opportunity to further develop their interests in science.  

Future Engineers of West Hempstead

Future Engineers of West Hempstead Photo

As part of a lesson in the STELLAR (Success in Technology, Library, Literacy, Artistry and Research) curriculum, fourth-graders at George Washington Elementary School designed multidimensional roller coaster carts using the school’s 3-D printer.

Prior to designing their carts, the students studied kinetic and potential energy and participated in a videoconference with the North Central Ohio Educational Service Center about the physics behind roller coasters. The lesson was guided by NCOESC Distance Learning Coordinator Andy Campbell, who demonstrated how energy can be transferred from one object to another.

Following the lesson, the students worked in groups to assemble roller coasters using household materials provided by STELLAR teacher Dara Perlow. Applying their physics knowledge, the groups constructed roller coaster towers using toilet paper rolls, Popsicle sticks, plastic cups and tape.

Collaborating on school-issued Chromebooks, the groups then designed carts for their amusement park ride using Tinkercad software, a 3-D design and modeling tool used to create multidimensional objects with geometric shapes. They adjusted the shapes’ dimensions and rotated the wheels to create carts that would hold passengers.