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Woodhull School



Woodhull School has classes for students Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 6.  The Pre-Kindergarten program is from 8:00 AM-11:30 AM every day.  Students in Grades Kindergarten through Grade 6 attend school from 8:00 AM-2:35 PM. Woodhull is comprised of four  teams: the Primary Team, the Early Elementary Team,  the Elementary Team and the Intermediate Team.

In addition to general classroom instruction, students attend art, music, physical education, and library skills classes.  Speech, remedial reading, academic intervention services, counseling, and special education support is also available to students.  There are a wide variety of after-school activities and clubs, as well as cultural activities and field trips for our students.  The school also provides for a one-to-one laptop program that allows students access to the latest technology.

Our experienced teaching staff receives professional development on a regular basis and strives to meet the needs of all students.  Our students perform very well on national and state assessments, and we take pride in their success.

 

Current News

Hands-on Learning

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Woodhull Elementary School students in Shannon Rickard's elementary class engaged in hands-on learning about simple and complex machines during a recent visit to the Science Museum of Long Island in Plandome.

Using LEGO Dacta Technics Kits and assisted by a museum instructor, students built their own simple machines and joined them together to produce a complex machine. In the process they observed the workings of the machines, collected data and predicted how they would operate together.

Going Far With Reading

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The annual "Pick A Reading Partner" program is in full swing at Woodhull Elementary School, with students reading at home nightly with parents, relatives, and siblings and participating in celebrations of reading at school. This year's theme "Oh The Places You'll Go" draws from the celebrated work of Dr. Seuss.

The PTA-organized event kicked off in March with a schoolwide breakfast. During the event, students received a goodie bag including pencils, reading stickers, and bookmarks. As part of the program, students and staff will participate in a number of reading themed activities, including T-shirt Tuesdays (readable T-shirts), lunchtime karaoke, "PARPcorn" snacks, and a book fair held in the children's section of Barnes & Noble in Bay Shore.

PARP is locally organized by the Woodhull PTA and is part of a statewide PTA campaign to promote reading. Woodhull received an award from the state PTA in 2012 for the quality of its PARP involvement and programming.


Positive Change Makers

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As part of the district’s ongoing commitment to character education, Woodhull Elementary School students recently worked with performer and teaching artist Lyle Cogen during interactive workshops focused on standing up for oneself and others when confronted with social pressures and bullying.

In classrooms, the students spoke candidly among their peers about their experiences and thoughts on the treatment of others. In the exploration of the topic they created short plays and role-play performances to practice positive social skills and responses in a variety of situations.
    
The program built upon the lessons the students learned last year from Ms. Cogen, when she presented her interactive one-woman show "Sticks and Stones" to great acclaim. The performance used music, drama, and student role-play to illustrate the topics.




Celebrating Dedication

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Four members of the Fire Island School District learning community were honored by SCOPE Education Services for their dedication in helping to make Fire Island the vibrant district that it is.

During the organization’s 16th Annual School District Awards Dinner in March, veteran teacher Karen McNulty received the Teacher Service Award, veteran paraprofessional Dawn Lippert received the Support Service Award, veteran Woodhull PTA member and past president Tara Heslin received the Community Service Award, and veteran Board of Education member and current Board vice president Vernon Henriksen received the Board Service Award. The award recipients' combined service to the Fire Island School District exceeds 80 years, with all four recipients working concurrently for over 14 years, but more importantly the effect of their service on the lives of students has been immeasurable.

SCOPE Education Services is a Board of Regents chartered organization that has provided services to Long Island schools since 1964. The SCOPE awards dinner is an annual event honoring members of school districts across Long Island who have been selected by their respective superintendents for recognition.



All-County Musician

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Woodhull Elementary School sixth-grader Jason Philie showcased his outstanding musical talents as he took to the stage with top student-musicians to perform in this year’s Suffolk County Music Educators Association All-County Band concert, held at Sachem High School East.

Students are nominated by music teachers from over 10 area school districts and private schools to be a part of this elite group. SCMEA festival organizers consider the student's performance at the previous year's New York State School Music Association solo festival, as well as teacher comments about their musicianship and overall character when considering applicants.

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