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Elevating Electives at the HS

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The high school held its first “Elective Expo” in the school cafeteria on the evening of Dec. 1, providing students in grades 8-12 an opportunity to learn about the different elective classes offered by the high school. Teachers and students manned tables, and video production students, under the supervision of teacher James Connell, created a video to showcase each of the electives and demonstrate what students learn and do in these courses.
The school’s vaunted Career Academy program was also featured, and parents and students who were interested in learning more about the program were able to speak with Career Academy teachers and students who are currently enrolled in the academies.

The Elective Expo event was the culmination of meetings held throughout the current school year by the newly formed Career Academy Committee, led by Principal William Brennen and Guidance Director Israel Malinowitzer. The committee was created by Alise Becker-Santa, the district’s assistant superintendent for instruction and personnel, for the purpose of bringing East Islip’s elective courses and the Career Academies to the forefront.

“Parents and students walked around and were able to make better educational decisions as to what classes the students would like to enroll in for the next school year,” said Malinowitzer. “The teachers were delighted to take part in the event and are already looking forward to planning next year’s Elective Expo.”

Friday, August 23, 2019