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Rocks Baseball Wraps Up a Great Season!

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Congratulations to East Rockaway’s boys baseball team on a historic season, matching the school record for 13 league wins and winning the program’s first regional championship.

At the highest level of New York State high school sports, the team represented East Rockaway High School and the community with tremendous dignity and pride and were consistently commended on its kind and respectful manner. 

The team’s season unfortunately came to a close on June 8 in the New York State semi-finals with a 6-1 loss to Section VII’s Ticonderoga. Athletic Director David Barth and the administration at East Rockaway Junior-Senior High school congratulate Coach Hickey, the coaching staff and the boys on a great season. Go Rocks!

Rhame Sixth-Graders Learn About Density

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Sixth-grade students from Rhame Avenue learned about density during a recent classroom activity led by East Rockaway Junior-Senior High School AP Chemistry and AP Environmental Science students.

The academic collaboration took place at the high school, with the older students reviewing the formula for density before conducting experiments that demonstrated its real-life application. First, the younger students were given different items, which they dropped into a jug of water to see which had the greatest density. Next, a few brave students took part in a human experiment, which included getting weighed and then being placed in a 55-gallon drum filled with water. As the students submerged into the water, the high school students filled 5-gallon buckets with the water that became displaced. After determining how much water was displaced, the students worked together to figure out the volume of each subject. They then converted their weights to mass and found their density.  

Science Honors for Middle School Students

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East Rockaway middle school students presented their science projects at the Long Island Science Congress held at St. Anthony’s High School on April 17. The students were selected based upon their winning efforts in the Middle School Science fair held in January. 
Congratulations to the following students for receiving recognition at the Long Island Science Congress awards ceremony at St Anthony’s High School on May 22. 

Most Distinguished Behavioral Science Project Award and High Honors Ribbon
Clare Acuti

Honors Ribbon
Emily McLaughlin

Meritorious Ribbon
Patrick McLaughlin

Achievement Ribbon
Madeleine Prucha
Sofia Valdebenito

Honorable Mention Ribbon
Luke Arciere
Louis DeSano
Katy Howard
Matthew Lacey
Shane Lonergan
Felicia Oosterwijk
Mackenzie Sackaris

High School Peer Educators Inform Youngsters

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Twenty-five East Rockaway Junior-Senior High School student Peer AIDS Educators visited Rhame Avenue and Centre Avenue Elementary Schools on May 23 and May 25 to present to the fifth- and sixth-grade students on HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention. 

The Peer AIDS Educators Program is a joint effort between the district, North Shore University Hospital’s Center for AIDS Research and Treatment, and the Department of Professional and Public Health Education. 

High school students from participating districts are selected to attend an intensive HIV/AIDS Education training program at North Shore University Hospital, preparing them with the knowledge and skills necessary to educate their peers on this topic. Upon completion of the training, students are involved in planning and implementing HIV/AIDS presentations and classroom activities as part of the district’s fifth- and sixth-grade health curriculum. The ERHS Peer AIDS Educators Program is facilitated by social worker Kristen Mednick, in collaboration with the district’s Health and Physical Education Department led by David Barth.  

Awards Ceremony Celebrates Student Achievement

Awards Ceremony Celebrates Student Achievement photo

East Rockaway Junior-Senior High School held its Academic Awards on May 17. Students were recognized for their accomplishments during the 2017-18 school year. Some of the awards presented included the following:

Cassie Araujo won the award for the outstanding effort and energy she put into the school’s Key Club. Cassie became Key Club president in her junior year. She has made sure all school functions and events were successful. Senior Gold Key Winners were also celebrated. These academic scholars met all high honor roll requirements two out of three marking periods. Students who earned honor roll or high honor roll throughout the year, as well as Junior Honor Society participants, were recognized. Congratulations to Jason Miller and Elissa Velasquez, who were honored for their active participation and membership.   

Christopher Levins was celebrated for receiving New York State Sen. Todd Kaminsky’s Student Star Award. Chris has participated in numerous academic clubs and activities. He’s an outstanding school citizen and great to the community. Chris was also honored with an award from the University of Rochester, the George Eastman Young Leader Award. Chris is a leader in the classroom, on the field and outside of school.

Seventh-grader Clare Acuti was named Student of the Year. Each month teachers select a student to be the Student of the Month, who is a student who does well academically and behaves inside and outside the classroom. Clare was Student of the Month in the following classes: English, Social Studies, Math, Home and Careers, Physical Education, Spanish, Orchestra, Chorus and Health. In many of those classes, she earned the recognition multiple times. 

Congratulations to all of the honorees! 

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