North Merrick School District - Winter 2023
Chamber of Commerce Honors North Merrick for 100 Years of Educating Youth
North Merrick Teachers Recognized for Use of Instructional Technology
Additionally, ASSET has accepted a proposal by Amanda Hocevar, speech teacher at H.D. Fayette School, and Mara Karfinkel, WINGS teacher, to present "A Carousel of Ideas for Empowering Student Learners" at the ASSET Conference in March.
Congratulations to All!
North Merrick Interactive Science Lessons Flow with Stream Tables
North Merrick Students are Competing in the First in Math Tournament
Psst! As of this writing, Old Mill Road is placing 13 in the top 100 schools competing in New York State. More to follow!
Follow the Yellow Brick Road to the 25th Season of Theatre Arts in March!
Theatre Arts is in its 25th season with this year's production of The Wizard of Oz. Rehearsals have begun and there are over 100 students participating in the main cast, show choir, and stage crew.
Performance week starts the morning of March 14 and curtains close the evening of March 18. "This promises to be one of our very best shows. We are excited by the talent, energy, and
willingness of the entire cast to try new things and to offer support to fellow cast members," says Joyce Kelley, Director.
So come follow the yellow brick road and have a night out with family and friends to see the
Wizard of Oz! Ticket sale information coming soon!
What's Up with WINGS?
Fourth graders recently completed a unit on sneaker design and their advertisements have been on display around the schools. The students will begin their first experience with 3D printing on Tinkercad to create and print a 3D object of their choice.
Fifth graders are prepping for their Shark Tank Presentation Night on February 2. Students have imagined an invention of their own that solves a real world problem and are ready to present it to the "sharks" in hopes of receiving an investment in their company.
Sixth graders have finalized their informational apps and are so excited to begin their 3D printing unit. They are also practicing to participate in the National Math League competition in late February.
Preparing for New State Assessments in Science and Computer-Based Testing
Ms. Guidice is also working with faculty to prepare for a transition to new computer-based state testing for grades 4 and 6. New York State is requiring districts to administer simulation assessments at the end of this month to test the readiness of hardware and software and to provide an opportunity for teachers and students to practice testing this way.
Online Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) Registration through February 10, 2023
The UPK program is contingent on state funding and will be placed within local preschool facilities. Go to www.nmerrickschools.org/upk for the link and information.
Online Kindergarten Registration: January 24-26, 2023
Kindergarten registration for the 2023-24 school year will be held online on January 24, 25, and 26, 2023, in alphabetical order. Children must be five years old by December 1, 2023 in order to register for the 2023-24 school year.
Last names starting from A through I may register on January 24, last names starting from J through R may register on January 25, and last names starting from S through Z may register on January 26.
Go to www.nmerrickschools.org/kindergarten for more information and links.