Mandalay Students Unlock Their Creativity
Students at Mandalay Elementary School unlocked their creativity during the annual Special Events Day,sponsored by the PTA. This year’s theme was “Express Yourself, Unlock Your Creativity,” as students immersed themselves in the areas of theater arts,writing and art.
During a morning assembly, a mime artist from Mobile Ed Productions introduced the students to the “art of silence.” The students were taught the differences between writing for the stage and writing for the page, and spent time in the classroom writing stories for the performer to act out.
In addition, art educators from the Heckscher Museum of Art conducted a visual arts workshop. On large squares, the educators wrote in the margin: “I unlocked my imagination; I started with… and imagined a …” Using construction paper shapes, the students were instructed to create a picture that reminds them of the shape. The teachers collected the artwork and connected each of the squares to make a quilt.
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We are the smallest of three elementary schools in the district, located in the southernmost portion of the Wantagh community. Our size fosters a “family” atmosphere and personalized attention for our students. Our school is situated on acres of land surrounded by a park, with a marina on one side and homes on the other. It is a one-story building with courtyards and many windows that is, by design a bright, cheerful environment. A lighthouse and nautical theme have symbolized our school since it was erected near the coast in 1957.
The motto which guides the operation of our school, “Lighting the Path of Learning – Home, School, Community,” gives evidence that partnerships are at the core of our school mission. The energy that supports our “light” comes from the collaborative efforts of teachers, administrators, staff, students, parents, and community, who work together for a common purpose: the education and well-being of our children. During my years as Principal, our school has been recognized as a U.S. School of Excellence, and cited for “Overall Excellence” by the “America's Best Schools Project” of Redbook magazine. I have had the privilege of serving on the Blue Ribbon Schools Review Panel in Washington, D.C.
Simply put, our school is a wonderful place to visit, and an even better place to stay. Those who learn and work here consider themselves very fortunate!
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Lynne D'Agostino, EdD