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Deer Park Celebrates Poetry Month with Fabulous Festival

Deer Park Celebrates Poetry Month with Fabulous Festival

On April 27, Deer Park held its fourth annual International Poetry Festival, a multicultural celebration of National Poetry Month. Performing poets came from all five of Deer Park’s schools, originate from countries all over the globe and speak a multitude of languages. Students recited poetry in multiple languages, sang songs demonstrating poetic rhythm and performed dances representing various cultures.

“We hold this festival each year, as we have such a wonderfully diverse group of students in our programs,” said Ashley Rosenberg, district administrator for ENL and world languages. “Deer Park celebrates Poetry Month by integrating poetry instruction into curriculum districtwide. Our department places a particular emphasis on poetry because we strive for our students to practice language and deepen their understanding of culture through poetry, song and dance.”

NAMM Honor Proves Deer Park Music Program Is a Soaring Success

NAMM Honor Proves Deer Park Music Program Is a Soaring Success

The NAMM Foundation has again recognized the Deer Park School District’s music program, awarding it the prestigious 2018 Best Communities for Music Education designation. The annual award, now in its 19th year, honors outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students.

“We are extremely proud to be designated as one of the best communities for music education by NAMM for 2018,” said Bradley Murphy, the district’s curriculum associate for fine and performing arts. “Our board of education, teachers, staff, administrators, parents, and students foster an incredible atmosphere and culture to let the arts soar in Deer Park.”


JQA’s Math-A-Thon Raises More than $8k for Children’s Hospital

JQA’s Math-A-Thon Raises More than $8k for Children’s Hospital

Yet again attaining a spot among the top 100 fundraising schools in the nation, JQA and its math-minded students participated in the school’s seventh annual Math-A-Thon program to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, raising more than $8,478 this year through the completion of Math-A-Thon Funbooks.

JQA has raised more than $50,000 for this cause during the past seven years, aided by generous sponsors, who make donations based on how many problems or pages the students complete.

“The Math-A-Thon problems help the students become better at math,” said math lab specialist Marianna Grieco, the coordinator of the event. “We are proud and happy to help children and their families at St. Jude.”


JQA Rallies for Reading with Hip Pickles

JQA Rallies for Reading with Hip Pickles
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JQA students recently participated in a reading pep rally with acclaimed drum band Hip Pickles. The energetic, interactive assembly included drumming, singing and humor, all with the aim of helping inspire children to read.

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