Washington Rose Elementary School was awarded funds to build a Reading Garden, through the Lowe’s Toolbox for Education Grant program funded by Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation. The Washington Rose Reading Garden project will transform the schoolyard into a classroom and area for quiet reading. The Reading Garden will allow students to experiment with growing natural resources such as fruits and vegetables in addition to connecting students with nature, students learn valuable gardening skills and agriculture concepts that will enhance their educational goals and help develop a strong sense of personal and social responsibility. Through hands-on learning and experiential projects teachers are able to incorporate core subjects such as natural and social sciences, math, language arts and nutrition.
A delegation of educators from India visited Roosevelt today.
Students at Washington Rose School earned the Fun Bus, by demonstrating good behaviors and outstanding leadership. The bus was brought by the Future Rough Riders of America, a club run by Roosevelt High School Senior Chukwuma Ukwu.
6th grader Ivan Molina was chosen as the 1st prize winner in the 15th annual Blue Cross/Blue Shield/Health Plus Asthma Awareness Calendar Poster Contest. Ivan's work was chosen from over 150 candidates - we are very proud of him! Mrs. Wasson accompanied Ivan and his family as they attended a reception in honor of the contest winners, at Yankee Stadium. After the reception winners and their families were treated to a professional soccer game compliments of Blue Cross/Blue Shield/ Health Plus - Go New York Football Club - what a wonderful adventure!
On Saturday, May 7th students across Long Island gathered at Adelphi University for the STEP LEGO Robotics Competition. Teams worked cooperatively towards meeting a specific task with their robots. This event showcased students' ability to present ideas and use coding skills to navigate an obstacle course.
Interim Superintendent of Schools Marnie Hazelton and Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president of the Children's Defense Fund attend the National Summit on Teacher Diversity at the Department of Education in Washington, D.C. The United States Department of Education is committed to supporting efforts to increase diversity in the teaching profession so that our teaching force more closely reflects the increasingly diverse student population it serves. As part of this commitment, the Department—with support from the American Federation of Teachers, the Children’s Defense Fund, the Council of Chief State School Officers, Deans for Impact, Howard University, Leading Educators, the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education, the National Association of Secondary School Principals, New Leaders, and Teach for America —will host a National Summit on Teacher Diversity on Friday, May 6th at the Department’s Headquarters in Washington, DC. The Summit’s goal is to support the development of actionable commitments to attracting, preparing, retaining, and supporting educators of color, as well as to spark a national dialogue on this pressing issue.
On Wednesday April 20th the Roosevelt Rough Rider baseball team played a game vs. the Locust Valley Falcons at MCU Park in Coney Island the home of the Brooklyn Cyclones. The Cyclones are a minor league affiliate of the National League Champion New York Mets. At the event the Riders were allowed access to the same clubhouse, dugout and batting cages that current minor and major league players use. Although their rally fell short, 9-7, the experience was one that this team will remember forever.
Chukwuma Ukwu and Elishah Willock from Roosevelt High School were selected to receive the Students Building Bridges Award. They are role models for their classmates and greatly deserves this recognition. Chukwuma and Elishah will be publicly honored for their efforts in building bridges across communities and creating a more civil society at Nassau County’s Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) program on Thursday, May 19, 2016 at Hofstra University's Student Center Theater, 900 Fulton Ave., Hempstead, NY. There will be a buffet dinner followed by the program starting at 6:00 p.m.