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  • NASSAU COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT SUPERHEROES VISIT WANTAGH STUDENTS

    It was not an ordinary day at Forest Lake Elementary as Nassau County Police Department swat cars and motorcade vehicles drove onto the playground in front of the student body on Oct. 30. Instead of gasps of surprise, the police received only ear-deafening cheers as they — dressed as superheroes — jumped one-by-one out of the swat vehicles and high-fived the students.

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  • ALL ABOUT APPLES

    The aroma of freshly cooked apples and cinnamon wafted through Forest Lake classrooms as kindergarten students assisted their teachers with making homemade apple sauce. Using a Foley mill, each student took turns churning the wedge to separate the skin from the meat of the apple and then tasted the fruit of their labor.

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  • CLASS OF 2026 PREPARES FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL

    Forest Lake, Mandalay, and Wantagh elementary fifth-graders marked an important academic milestone as they attended individual moving-up ceremonies held in the high school auditorium. Each celebration was punctuated with photo montages and video presentations, as well as special musical performances that added to the sentimental occasions.

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  • WADDLE LIKE A PENGUIN

    It may have been the coldest day of winter in Wantagh, but Forest Lake kindergarten penguins kept warm during various activities during their annual Penguin Day celebration. For the past several weeks the students have studied the Emperor, Little Blue, Macaroni and Rock Hopper penguins through English language arts, science and math activities.

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  • ENTERING NATIVE AMERICAN TERRITORY

    Forest Lake fourth-grade students became more versed in Native American life and culture upon participation in the school’s annual Native American Day, held on Jan. 29. The activity was the culmination of a social studies unit in which the students learned about Native American life and how the Iroquois of New York State assisted the Pilgrims through their first harsh winter.

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  • TOP NOTES

    The district is pleased to announce that 12 elementary, 13 middle school and 13 high school student-musicians were selected to participate in the Nassau Music Educators Association All-County festivals, held in January at the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts. Selection was based on the students’ individual New York State School Music Association evaluation scores and teacher recommendations, as well as evaluations during solo performances at regional music festivals.

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  • ALL ABOUT WATER

    During an in-school field trip with North Shore Land Alliance educator Karen Mossey, fourth-grade students at Forest Lake learned about Long Island’s drinking water and the best ways to protect it. “The best way to protect our drinking water is to learn about it,” Mossey said.

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  • FOREST LAKE SCHOOL NURSE IS BEST IN NYS

    Victoria Alssid, school nurse at Forest Lake Elementary School in Wantagh, has received the 2018 Excellence in School Nursing Award. Bestowed by the New York State Association of School Nurses, Alssid received the accolade for having excelled in her practice of school nursing.

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  • APPLE CELEBRATION

    The aroma of freshly cooked apples and cinnamon wafted through Forest Lake as kindergarten students cooked applesauce from fresh apples.

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  • WELCOME "LOVELY LADIES"

    It was a red carpet welcome for Forest Lake kindergarten mothers who attended Mother’s Day celebrations in Lynne Adams,’ Robin Conte’s and Stacey Sandurs’ classrooms on May 11.

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  • STUDENT'S EMPATHY RESULTS IN KINDNESS

    Vaughn Messina, a fourth-grade student at Forest Lake, recently raised $1,025 to help two peers who are batting cancer. This past fall, Vaughn told his mother, Karen Maureen Messina, that he wanted to help them through the sale of his toys and by collecting donations.

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  • A STUDY OF NATURAL DISASTERS

    Forest Lake fifth-grade student-scientists proudly displayed their research on natural disasters with peers and family during the second annual science fair held on Feb. 9. The projects showcased detailed information on avalanches, typhoons, hurricanes, tornadoes and more, and was the culmination of a science unit on weather.

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  • FOREST LAKE STUDENTS "PAWS" FOR READING

    Forest Lake students celebrated the written word during Pick a Reading Partner Week, with a full schedule of special activities to support literacy.

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  • OCEAN ANIMALS RECYCLING AND CREATIVITY

    Forest Lake fourth-grade student Ethen Chen and middle school sixth-grader Isabella Bartilucci were first-place winners in the Horizons Program Recycled Sculpture Contest for grades 3-4 and grades 5-6, respectively.

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  • STUDENTS REFLECT ON A LIFE MOMENT

    Fifth-grade students in Robyn Hohenberg’s class at Forest Lake celebrated a special moment in their lives with peers, central administration and Director of English Language Arts Nicole Waldbauer by sharing their memoir writing during a recent publishing party.

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  • ENGINEERING HOMES OF GINGERBREAD AND CANDY

    Instead of the smell of wood from two by fours, there was the sweet waft of confections in Stacey Sandurs’ kindergarten classroom at Forest Lake as students engineered and decorated gingerbread houses with loved ones.

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  • A FEAST TO REMEMBER

    Dressed as pilgrims and Native Americans, kindergarten students at Forest Lake gave thanks during an elaborate feast and singalong to the delight of teachers and families.

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  • WANTAGH STUDENTS AQUIRE A "TASTE" FOR GOOD BOOKS

    Forest Lake fifth-grade students got a “taste” of their peers’ scrumptious summer reads during the class’s annual book tasting. The event was held in the Forester Café among decorated tables and tea lights to resemble a café and to mark the special occasion.

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  • KINDERGARTNERS STUDY THE LIFE CYCLE OF CHICKENS

    As Forest Lake kindergarten students participated in their lessons, they could hear the soft peeping noises that resonated from the incubator holding bright yellow chicks.

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  • ALL ABOUT STEAM

    Students and families gathered at Forest Lake Elementary School for the second annual STEAM (science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics) night on May 10. During the well-attended evening, students explored their skills at 15 different stations, including Build a Boat to Float a Sailor, egg drop, Spaghetti Strength and marshmallow shooters.

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