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Video Message to the Community - March 27, 2020

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Video Message to the Community - March 26, 2020

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Harborfields High School senior earns Silver Key Award

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Congratulations to Harborfields High School senior Daniel White who recently earned a Silver Key award in the 2020 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards for his phenomenal photography skills.
Each year, nearly 340,000 students submit artwork and writing samples to the Alliance of Young Artists and Writers, which is made up of leaders in the visual and literary arts, as well as Scholastic Awards alumni. The submissions are then judged based on three core values: originality, technical skill and the emergence of personal voice or vision.
Daniel has had an artistic eye since a very young age – a talent and passion that he was eager to pursue as he got older. Currently, he is the lead photographer for the Greenlawn Civic Association. He is also a member of the high school’s interact club and serves as a rowing coach with the Long Island Rowing Club.
After graduation, Daniel is planning to study photography at University of Hartford in Connecticut.

Video Message to the Community - March 24, 2020

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OMS students celebrate languages other than English

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On March 12, Oldfield Middle School students got a glimpse into Spanish culture when Sol y Sombra Spanish Dance Company visited the school and performed two traditional Latin dances for Languages Other Than English, or LOTE, week.
Artistic Director Maria Loreta and her fellow dancers, Sofia Islam and Ricardo Santiago, performed Sevillanas, or traditional Spanish folk dances, which date back to ancient Mediterranean culture. The dancers used castanets, or clackers, as percussion instruments to coincide with the beat of the music. The low-pitched castanet, called el Chico, was used as the bass, and the high-pitched one, or la Chica, was used to create soprano tones.
The second dance, which was performed by Ms. Islam, was the Flamenco – a highly-expressive Latin dance form. Ms. Loreta explained that the dance was traditionally used by many parents and children for entertainment before technology. The solo dance is characterized by hand clapping and intricate footwork, body, hand and arm movements. It is also usually accompanied by a singer or guitar player.