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Watson students enjoy ‘human board games’ thanks to Foundation grant

Fifth-grade teacher Andrea Grubb wrapped up Ella Santos and two of her classmates. This group won the toilet paper wrap-up competition. COURTESY PATRICIA MONTEMARANO The enthusiasm and excitement were palpable at Floyd B. Watson Elementary School on Jan. 12 as the gymnasium was transformed into a life-size game board. As part of the school’s year-long theme, “The Power of Play,” all students participated in the Human Board Games assembly, an initiative made possible through a grant written by teachers to the Rockville Centre Education Foundation. The students were divided into red, blue and green teams, and competed and cheered on their classmates through a variety of fun-filled and team bui

South Side High School on cutting edge of evolving classroom practices, thanks in part to the RVC Ed

Watching a human heart beat up close is an experience reserved for cardiovascular surgeons, and to hold one in your hand sounds like something out of an Edgar Allan Poe poem. Yet at South Side High School in Rockville Centre, students can virtually grab a beating heart from a screen and pull it toward them, examining it from all angles, as vibrations — simulating blood pumping to vital organs — pulse through a stylus and into their hand.“If you put your face slowly into the heart,” teacher Chris D’Ambrosio said, smiling, “you’ll see the inside.” Chris D’Ambrosio, a science teacher at South Side High School, helped student Emma Garrett use one of the district’s zSpace computers to analyze and

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