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Little Shop of Horrors

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Some scenes of our talented students in the high school production of "Little Shop of Horrors." There's still two more opportunities to see them perform on Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m.! Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the high school.

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Date Added: 3/17/2023

Community Gathers in Memory of Longtime Coach

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Copiague School District honored the legacy of longtime wrestling coach and physical education teacher Anthony Cipriano during a dedication of the wrestling room named in his honor on March 10. Board of education members, administrators, family, friends, colleagues, student-athletes and community members gathered together to remember the late coach.

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kathleen Bannon and Copiague School District’s director of physical education and athletics William Bennett welcomed guests to the dedication ceremony and thanked both the Copiague community and the wrestling community for their support.

Wrestling coach and teacher Darwin Ryan addressed the audience and spoke about how the community has come together for one another during the past year. “The community has been so supportive and has opened their hearts and arms to us,” he said. “We all recognize that one man alone cannot replace Coach Cip. And we have all picked up the pieces and carried his legacy on.”

In addition to the sign in the wrestling room, signage also hangs outside in the hallway for anyone who walks past the doors. Coach Cipriano’s mother cut the official ribbon as guests entered the newly named wrestling room. In memory of Coach Cipriano, the Copiague Booster Club gifted a jacket in his memory and Susan E. Wiley Elementary School Principal Cynthia Florio unveiled a bench that will be placed outside the school in his honor.

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Date Added: 3/17/2023

Creative Creatures Come to Life in Copiague

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Third grade student-artists in Mrs. Embleton’s class at Deauville Gardens East Elementary School used markers, patterns and their imagination to design their own creative creatures. Students in Mrs. Layden’s workshop class at Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School put their newly learned sewing skills to the test by recreating the drawings into three-dimensional works of art.

The high schoolers then created adoption certificates for each of the dolls so the younger students could take their creations home. On March 2, students from Deauville Gardens East were able to see their creations turned to life thanks to several students from Walter G. O’Connell High School.

Ms. Embleton set up a nursey for the third grade students to adopt their creative creature. Additional stuffed creatures were also designed and created to be donated to Deauville Garden East School’s counselors to assist students in their social/emotional learning.

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Date Added: 3/14/2023

Fourth Grade Poets Show Their Style

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Fourth graders in Ms. Zecha’s class and Ms. Giever’s class at Deauville Gardens East Elementary School have been studying different styles of poetry. The students learned about free verse, limericks, Haiku, lyrical, diamante, acrostic and more. After choosing their favorite, each student published their own poem.

Date Added: 3/14/2023

Counselor of the Year Award

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Deauville Gardens East Elementary School counselor Lysa Mullady was recognized as the American School Counselor of the Year 2023 for New York. She recently visited Washington, D.C., where she met with members of the U.S. Department of Education to discuss school safety and special education. Ms. Mullady is pictured here with U.S. Department of Education Secretary Dr. Cardona.

Date Added: 3/13/2023