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Roller Coaster Fun at Rushmore

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Fourth grade students at Rushmore Avenue School recently finished their unit on energy. Students learned about the forces of kinetic and potential energy and had the opportunity to design and build a safe and fun roller coaster using foam pipe insulation!

Date Added: 1/25/2023

Carle Place Student-Musicians Perform at NMEA All-County Music Festival

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Thirteen talented student-musicians from the Carle Place School District participated in the 2023 Nassau Music Educators Association All-County Music Festival this month at the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at LIU Post. The festival was held from Jan. 8-15 and featured outstanding student-musicians from across Nassau County. Carle Place senior timpanist Xingtong (Angel) Ren was the first percussionist to be selected to represent the district in more than 30 years and seventh grader Renee Klicpera (alto saxophone) was honored as “first chair.”

Congratulations to all the following All-County participants from Rushmore Avenue School and Carle Place Middle/High School!
Rushmore Avenue School
Aria Plaza
Calliope Stamatopoulos
Dana Mastromauro
Kimberly Grima
Alessia Maffetone
Ariel Lisda
Calla Jin
Carle Place Middle School
Melina Roussis
Renee Klicpera
Brian Lu
Carle Place High School
Daniella Falco
Thomas Monteforte
Xingtong (Angel) Ren

Date Added: 1/20/2023

Outstanding Student-Writer Wins Essay Contest

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Carle Place fourth grader Brooke Stellato from Rushmore Avenue School had her personal essay, “Life on the Sidelines” featured in the New York Times kids section on Nov. 27. Out of nearly 100 submissions, Brooke was selected as one of only six winners in the newspaper’s kids essay contest about unfair or pointless rules.

The essay contest challenged kids from all over the world to reflect on their own lives and rules that they believe “should be thrown out the window.” Kids from 26 states, along with the Philippines, South Korea and Canada, submitted entries into the contest. Winners ranged from ages 9-15, with Brooke being the youngest.

She completed her winning essay during the summer. In her piece, the fourth grader wrote about her love of soccer and how she was forced off her soccer team due to an unfair rule about age. She was the only player on the team with a December 2012 birthday, while all her teammates had 2013 birthdays. Brooke strongly conveyed how she felt, even after joining a new team.

After finding out that she had won the contest, Brooke said that she “was very surprised and did not at all expect it.” This was the second essay contest that she has won. Brooke previously won a Nassau County writing competition when she was in the first grade.

The Carle Place School District congratulates her on this outstanding achievement!

Date Added: 12/2/2022

Elementary Students Participate in Annual Holiday Toy Drive

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Students from the Carle Place School District are giving back this holiday season. Members of the Rushmore Avenue Student Council, along with students from Cherry Lane School, recently collected new and unwrapped toys for New York State Assemblyman Edward Ra’s 31st annual Long Island Toy Drive. The toy drive will benefit the NYU Langone Child Life Program and the John Theissen Children’s Foundation. 

The Carle Place School District is very proud of its students for their efforts and thanks the community for their generosity! 

Date Added: 12/19/2022

Music Brings Carle Place Community Together During the Holiday Season

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The Carle Place School District hosted its annual Intergenerational Concert on Dec. 7 in the Carle Place Middle/High School auditorium. The exciting holiday tradition has been part of the school district for more than 15 years and has allowed Carle Place students to showcase their talents, get into the holiday spirit and connect with local senior citizens through music.
This year’s event was coordinated by Michael Limone, Chairperson of the Music Department, K-12, John and Barbara Heslin of the Carle Place Senior Citizens Singing Group and Jessica Younker, Carle Place Middle/High School Chorus teacher. Leading up to the show, Younker not only prepared her high school chorus students, but also visited the Carle Place Senior Citizens Center to prepare songs for the show with the senior citizens and rehearse with them once a week.
During the much-anticipated concert, first graders from Cherry Lane School, sixth graders from Rushmore Avenue School and chorus members from Carle Place High School performed on the auditorium’s new risers. Many wore festive attire to mark the special occasion as they performed different winter and holiday hits. Towards the end of the high school’s performance, the Carle Place Senior Citizens Singing Group joined the chorus students for a performance of “My Favorite Things.” The seniors then did their own set with several classic songs such as “Let It Snow,” “A Marshmallow World” and “Silent Night.”
At the conclusion of the concert, everyone in the audience, including the Cherry Lane first graders, Rushmore Avenue sixth graders and the high school chorus members, were encouraged to sing a final song with the senior citizens group. It was the perfect way to spread holiday cheer and come together as a community.

Date Added: 12/12/2022