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Ramiah Anderson Named DPHS December Student of the Month

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Deer Park High School recently honored freshman Ramiah Anderson as Student of the Month for December 2021. 

“Ramiah just joined the Deer Park community last September and she really has made an effort to be involved in the school community,” teacher Aleisha Forbes said. “She is an active member of the Black Student Union and participated in the Holidaygrams sale for the class of 2025. Ramiah is a very focused student, she exhibits high interest, effort and participation in class and is always willing to help others.”

Date Added: 1/28/2022

Virtual Wellness Event on Jan. 31

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Deer Park High School’s Spanish and French Honor Societies will present a virtual wellness event on Monday, Jan. 31 from 6-7 p.m. There are eight different 30-minute sessions focused on wellness and mindfulness to choose from.

To learn more about each session and to participate in this free wellness event, please see the attached flyer.

Hope to see you there!  

Date Added: 1/28/2022

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Vowel Charts Assist JQA Kindergartners in Writing

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Kindergartners in Marcella Biordi’s class at JQA have been working on making “readable” true stories during Writing Workshop. To do so, the students know that they can use many tools to make their writing the best it can be. One tool that is particularly helpful to them is a vowel chart. As they sound out words, they know to listen for a vowel sound and record the letter that makes that sound. The kindergartners keep their chart on hand while they write.

“These students are such hard workers and brave spellers,” Biordi said. “Their writing has improved tremendously this year.”

Date Added: 1/25/2022

Deer Park High School’s Black Student Union Decorates Display for MLK

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Members of Deer Park High School’s Black Student Union recently decorated a display case to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Traditionally, MLK Day is recognized as a day of service, so the students were eager to organize a service project that would impact their Deer Park High School community.

The display case includes a collaborative mural and selected quotes from Dr. King, including “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: Only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: Only love can do that.”

“Our students are hopeful that with small acts such as this, they can make the world a better place,” teacher Aleisha Forbes said.

May Moore First Graders Make (And Eat) “Edible Dirt”

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First graders in Dana Grafstein’s class at May Moore are learning to write “How To” books, choosing something they are good at and writing a book that teaches someone else how to do it. As an introductory lesson, the class created the book “How to Make Edible Dirt” as a shared writing exercise. The students were given the job of working together to write each step while creating the edible dirt at the same time. They decided what materials were needed, and each student was given individual supplies. As the class wrote each step together, the students performed that step toward creating their edible masterpiece. Once the book was completed, it was time to dig in.

“Our students loved eating their words and are excited to write more ‘How To’ books,” Grafstein said.