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Cherry Lane Celebrates 100 Days of School

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Students and staff at Cherry Lane school celebrated the district’s 100th day of school with a variety of fun filled activities.

In addition to doing 10 sets of 10 exercises at the 100th minute of the100th day, students also manipulated numbers to make 100. Second graders from Mrs. Mary Donnelly’s class wore shirts with numbers and then used addition and subtraction to create true number sentences that equal 100. Ms. Katherine Hesterberg’s kindergarten students displayed posters of 100 items organized in groups, which demonstrated an understanding of place value. Mrs. Theresa Collalto’s first graders added pizza toppings to their slices of pizza and displayed them with fractions and percentages.

SPARK Challenge Introduces Career Opportunities

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High school students in the Med Tech club and their advisers Mrs. Lauren Palma and Mrs. Lorayne Feit participated in this year’s SPARK! Northwell Health Challenge virtually.

This year’s topic was Healthcare Heroes - COVID Edition, which spotlighted many of the key roles, both clinical and non-clinical, that were invaluable during the pandemic. The event featured a virtual career day where students heard from family medicine physicians, emergency room physicians, physician’s assistants, nurses and emergency medical technicians. Students were able to preview these career paths through a COVID-19 lens. The career day included engaging presentations by professionals in the field, as they shared some of the greatest challenges faced during the pandemic.

Following the career day, students cultivated essential skills, such as teamwork and communication, by working together on a group project. The student team will showcase their work to all event participants and judges at the virtual SPARK! Challenge contest in April.

Kindergartners Commemorate The Year Of The Ox

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Lunar New Year was in full swing at Cherry Lane school, as kindergartners celebrated the year of the Ox by learning about the holiday’s traditions.

They learned that those who participate in these festivities clean out their homes, wear red and eat special foods, such as oranges, as a symbol of good luck. Students were also introduced to the Kamishibai, which is the ancient art of Japanese theater and storytelling. They listened to the story about how the Chinese zodiac animals are placed in the order that is now known.

National Honor Society Members Receive Official Certificates

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The district officially handed out certificates of membership to the spring 2020 inductees of the High School’s National Honor Society. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the school was unable to provide a traditional induction ceremony for the 31 inductees. However, they officially received their certificates during their homeroom classes in January.

Congratulations to all student members on this prestigious honor.


Culture Vultures Going Strong

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The High School Culture Vultures are continuing its successful year and keeping it local. The group enjoyed a night of ice skating at Newbridge Arena in Bellmore.