Headlines & Features

  • New Normal Brings New Opportunities

    How do you adjust a lesson that is based on stations in your classroom when a) you don’t have your own classroom, and b) your 110 students are divided into three cohorts including in-person, hybrid and 100% eLearning? Seventh grade social studies students did it by taking their project online and found that it worked as well, if not better than the classroom-based model.

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  • Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

    Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15th to October 15th. At the middle school, students are recognizing the accomplishments of important Hispanic Americans in the United States by making announcements highlighting an influential Hispanic American. Over the next few weeks students will learn about Hispanic Heritage Month through videos, books and articles. Peanut the mascot is also joining in on the occasion and is dressed up as a matador!

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  • Many Models of Middle School

    Hybrid, 100% eLearning, cohorts, in-person, full-time, split classrooms: Somers Middle School has it all in this pandemic learning environment. "It's definitely different from how it is normally," says seventh-grader Carolina Gonzalez, "But I like it better than I thought I would."...

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  • Meet the New AP

    Welcome new Assistant Principal Jennifer Mangone. Mrs. Mangone comes to SMS from Babylon Junior Senior High School where she was AP for 4 years. Before that she was a social studies teacher at Babylon and the NYC Department of Education. "In this challenging environment," says Mangone...

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