A Walk Down Memory Lane

A Walk Down Memory Lane
Donning white and green caps and gowns, members of the Westhampton Beach High School Class of 2019 proudly marched through the halls of their former elementary school on June 24, both to reminisce about their early school days and to provide inspiration to current students. As they took the traditional senior walk, the elementary students cheered, clapped and held up signs of congratulations. 
 

Giving Back

Giving Back
Giving Back 2
Westhampton Beach Elementary School second graders closed out a yearlong recycling campaign, in which they recycled more than 9,000 water bottles, by presenting a donation of $466.55 to the Westhampton Beach Historical Society on June 24. They chose to assist the historical society after taking a field trip to its headquarters earlier in the school year. The recycling project was inspired by the school’s “Leader in Me” character education program. 
 

Leading the Parade

Leading the Parade photo

Westhampton Beach Elementary School students culminated their yearlong “Leader in Me” character education program with a parade around the school on June 24. They marched with colorful banners that showcased the principles they had learned through the program, which aims to teach students to understand and practice the “seven habits of happy kids” based on Stephen Covey’s books “The Leader in Me” and “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” and Sean Covey’s “The 7 Habits of Happy Kids.”

 

Westhampton Beach Wins Fitness Grant

Westhampton Beach Wins Fitness Grant
Westhampton Beach Elementary School’s principals, teachers, staff and students were surprised to learn on June 11 that their school is the recipient of a fitness grant from Peconic Bay Medical Center and Project Fit America. Through the grant, the school will receive teacher training, lesson plans, and new indoor and outdoor fitness equipment. 

Growing a community of gardeners

Growing a community of gardeners

Westhampton Beach Elementary School held an open house at its greenhouse on June 4 to showcase the budding gardening skills of all students.

Students provided information on the greenhouse to parents and community members by manning several stations, including ones related to composting, planting and caring for vegetable sprouts.

The students have been learning about gardening since January though a PTA-sponsored program in which they visit the greenhouse several times a month to learn from farm educator Renato Stafford, owner of Homegrown Organic Food, Inc. They grew arugula, broccoli rabe and spinach microgreens during the winter and are now working on growing tomatoes and other vegetables. 

 

Celebrating Spring

Celebrating Spring

Westhampton Beach Elementary School celebrated the arrival of spring with its annual PTA-sponsored spring formal lunch on May 21. Dressed to the nines in bright spring outfits and surrounded by colorful flowers and balloons, students enjoyed a lunch of chicken and noodles followed by a dessert of brownies.