By Lizzy V. and Chelsea P.
National History Day is a special day when students present their projects on certain historical topics. The NHD theme this year is “Taking a Stand in History.”
We've been working on NHD (National History Day) for 3 months now. It takes a lot of work and effort. We have been in the library computer lab for 3 weeks. You have to do a lot of research on your topic. You need to include a thesis statement, the long term impact of your topic, an annotated bibliography and the body of the topic. It takes up most of our class time. It is a really big deal because, if you win you go to Hofstra University. You can even go on to Nationals, which is a huge honor. Students can work independently or in up to groups of 4. Students were able to pick topics that interest them.
Now that all of the hard work is finished, the projects will be presented in the front lobby of the Middle School on January 27. Good luck to all student historians!
By Evan A., Alex S., and Jordan R.
Q: Is leading mad scientist club fun?
A: It is fun because every week we make something that kids can bring home with them, like Floam.
Q: About how many people come to your club?
A: In the beginning there are 30 people and in the middle there are 15-20 people.
Q: Is leading a club hard?
A: No, because the kids come up with experiments to do with the club. All I have to do is buy the materials, and they run the club.
Q: What are your favorite experiments and why?
A: My favorite experiments are “Battery out of a Penny”, “Floam”, and “Shrinky Dinks”.
Q: Do you do any experiments outside of school?
A: Yes, we did the rockets, gliders, and parachutes outside.
By Bill L.
The students of Team 8A went on an exciting trip to Fire Island National Seashore. They had fun learning about the different ecosystems on this island and the organisms that live there. The island has a diverse variety of animals and plants such as Black Cherry, Eastern Red Cedar, Whitetail Deer, Box Turtles and many more. My favorite part of this trip was walking through the forest and seeing the deer and turtles. I had a fun time on the trip, and it was one of the best field trips I have been on so far.
By Hanning J.
Recently at Jericho, Mrs. Verdino, our school social worker, and our principal, Dr. Gately, were hard at work helping an organization which raises money for kids with cancer. Students were asked to kindly donate sneakers to be recycled in order to raise money to help children around the world live a happy life. They did not have to be new or in perfect condition!! Students brought sneakers and dropped them off at the front of the attendance office!! Remember, a simple gesture can change the world :)
By Jake S.
Since you finally get to choose your own cafeteria, there is one debate
floating around. Which cafeteria is better - A or B?
Let's look at A. First of all, it's bigger than Cafeteria B. That means there's more room to eat! There is also a snack window, but there are negatives to Cafeteria A. There is a longer wait for recess and there are no passes to the library and computer lab.
Now, let's look at B. Fun Fact: this is the cafeteria I usually sit in! It may be smaller, but they allow passes in there! Which one will you choose?