Learning About WWII

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As part of a lesson on World War II, Westhampton Beach Middle School eighth graders in Bryan Schaumloffel’s social studies class met virtually with two special guests from the Westhampton Beach Historical Society.

The speakers shared a wealth of information about local artifacts related to the war. The first to share was former Westhampton Beach teacher Peter Cuthbert, who served in the Korean war and in the National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve. His father-in-law served during WWII. Also supplying students with historical facts was Dorothy Berdinka, a former teacher who is now a trustee/educational coordinator of the historical society.

Exploring Career Paths

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What do you want to be when you grow up? That was the question seventh graders in Kathleen Ciancio’s family and consumer sciences class at Westhampton Beach Middle School recently explored.

Each student selected four careers that they were interested in and used Naviance to delve further into them. They researched the wages, typical tasks, skills and abilities needed for each career and listed reasons why they were drawn to those vocations in a final report. They also set short-term goals to further explore their fields of interest.

Always Sing Your Song

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Westhampton Beach Middle School chorus students, under the direction of Eric Beaker, recently created a musical tribute to frontline workers.

Algebra + Scale Models = Learning

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Seventh grade students at Westhampton Beach Middle School created scale models of various objects as part of a pre-algebra lesson. They improved their measuring skills as they scaled their models to any factor of their choice, then voted for the best scale model. Winners were Chelsea Aguiree, Maiya Boughal, Brady Hoffmann, Joseph Morrissey, Aidan Murray and Michael Tessitore.