Dear Parents, Students and Community Members,
On behalf of the Board of Education and district administration, I welcome you to a bright new year in the North Merrick School District. While every year is a fresh start, there is something to be said about each school year building on the last to create a strong educational foundation. It’s as if all the learning from the previous grades helps our students to grow both in height and maturity over the summer months!
As a district, we will also build upon our three-year plan to redesign classrooms, libraries and labs into 21st century learning spaces across the three schools. Students will become even more fluent with the technology tools we have introduced, such as utilizing the interactive Nureva Span Boards and 3D printers. Beginning this year, Google Classroom will be integrated into the curriculum and a Parent Portal will allow for greater digital communication. Our teachers will continue to gain knowledge through professional development within the classroom setting, and our students will remain engaged in critical thinking from hands-on science experiences to storyboarding for writing and, literally, putting Math in Motion.
North Merrick students are ready for the 2018-19 school year, and our schools are prepared to receive them. Throughout the summer, our staff has worked diligently to ensure that everything is in place for the first day of school. Please stay informed about the exciting things happening in the district by visiting our website to register for e-alerts and downloading the mobile app at the Apple Store or Google Play. I look forward to our continued partnership in supporting our students to achieve their personal best!
Dr. Cynthia Seniuk