The sixth and seventh grade as well as the ninth grade and all studio art students are working on a collaboration with the Parrish Art Museum beginning today. These two groups of students will be working with museum staff from the Parrish Art Museum and the South Fork Natural History Museum, as well as the Parrish’s exhibiting artist, Alexis Rockman. This art, botany, science and ELA collaboration will take place over the course of the next two weeks, ending in an art-making workshop with Ms. Rockman at the Parrish Art Museum on December 18. This is in conjunction with Rockman’s East End Field Drawings exhibition currently on view at the Parrish Museum.
Over the past six weeks Maryanne Birmingham, a nutritional educator for Cornell Cooperative Extension, has been educating the students on nutrition. Nutrition Wednesdays took place in Mr. Byrnes fifth grade class during his classroom time and Mr. Miller’s physical education class, Mr. Meyers’s high school health class, and Ms. Fayyez’s culinary and mutrition class. Ms. Birmingham covered topics such as reading labels, calculating nutrients, the dangers of energy drinks, and how to prepare a healthy meal. Ms. Birmingham shared her own recipes and even brought healthy treats in for the students
The YAWP program is run by Stony Brook University’s MFA program in creative writing. Theater professionals, including writers, directors and actors, come into the classroom and guide the students in creating an original one-act play. A festival of the plays is produced at the end of the program and open to the public on December 12 at 7 p.m. at the Avram Theater. Students in 12th grade English class, Aries Cooks, Lizzie Hochstedler, Michael Smith, Tylik Furman, Josh Lamison, Jhon Matute, Jamari Gant and Dylan Breault participated. They all wrote entertaining plays and Dylan Breault’s was chosen to be produced. Dylan’s play, “Hoping for Change,” will be staged this year. It dramatizes a conflict between two brothers dealing with a serious family emergency.