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Harborfields Board of Ed Recognizes Student Representative Anna Gosselin

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At the Harborfields Central School District’s May 10 Board of Education meeting, Harborfields High School senior Anna Gosselin was recognized for her work as the 2021-2022 student representative to the board.

Date Added: 5/25/2022

Three from Harborfields HS Win Students Building Bridges Awards

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Harborfields High School students Jacob Siegel, Marshall Singer and Aliyah Steinberg were recently honored by receiving the Students Building Bridges Award for creating a more civil society, presented by State Sen. Mario Mattera. The three students’ achievements were recognized by the Jewish Community Relations Council at the virtual Long Island’s Holocaust Remembrance Day Commemoration on May 5.

Date Added: 5/24/2022

 

Harborfields Sophomores Hold Toy Drive for Children’s Hospital

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Harborfields High School’s sophomore class recently organized an overwhelmingly successful toy drive, donating over 320 toys to the Child Life program at Cohen’s Children’s Medical Center. The Child Life program offers support to patients and families during their time at Cohen’s. One of the main goals for the program is to help make children as comfortable as possible, so specialists provide a range of activities and toys to meet the needs of each child. All of the toys that were donated by the Class of 2024 will contribute to the overarching goals of comfort and security.

Date Added: 5/24/2022

Harborfields Tips Over 2,801 Boxes in Epic CeReal Challenge

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The Harborfields Central School District’s first CeReal Challenge came to its happy conclusion on May 3, when each of the district’s school buildings – Harborfields High School, Oldfield Middle School, Thomas J. Lahey Elementary School and Washington Drive Primary School – in succession tipped over their set-up domino course of cereal boxes. As a group, the four schools had set a goal of collecting one cereal box per student, a total of 948 boxes. In the end, they not only reached but exceeded their goal, aided by the PTAs, gathering an impressive 2,801 boxes for charity.

The purpose of this exciting districtwide event was to collect cereal boxes to be donated to the Harborfields Alliance for Community Outreach to distribute to the community’s families in need. The culminating domino event served to spotlight the effect everyone can have by helping one another as a community as well as helping to “knock down” hunger. 

“Watching the cereal boxes tumble from one Harborfields building to the next was an epic demonstration of the dedication and commitment our community has in supporting one another and building connections,” Washington Drive Principal Kathy McNally said.

Date Added: 5/24/2022

Welcoming Back TJL’s Beloved String Day After Three Years

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TJL saw the return of its beloved String Day on April 26. A longstanding tradition, coordinated by fifth-grade orchestra director Nick Rinaldi, it serves as a bridge between grades, bringing younger students from Cathy Ferraro’s third- and fourth-grade groups, and older students from Greg Antonelli's Harborfields High School Orchestra via the Musicians Helping Musicians program, into a rehearsal setting with the hosting ensemble. 

At the event, the fifth-grade orchestra presented several of their concert pieces; two advanced high school students – Cameryn Taylor and Chris Hummel – played parts of their NYSSMA All-State solos for the group; and all of the students, from beginners to graduating seniors, played scales and familiar folk tunes together. Rinaldi, Ferraro and Antonelli each had an opportunity to work with the 100-plus students in attendance. 

“This is the first time in three years we’ve been able to hold this event,” Rinaldi said. “We use this venue to promote a sense of community within the orchestra program as a whole throughout the district, so I’m so happy to have been able to bring it back.”

Date Added: 5/20/2022