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Sparking Interest in Energy Conservation

The Energized Guys
The Energized Guys
The Energized Guys
The Energized Guys
The Energized Guys
The Energized Guys

An energizing performance starring superhero characters taught fourth graders at Bayville Intermediate School and Locust Valley Intermediate School about the importance of conserving energy and offered important tips for doing so as part of an assembly sponsored by PSEG Long Island.

The program featuring the Energized Guyz was performed by actors from the National Theater for Children and focused on defining energy, the uses of energy, how energy is wasted and ways to conserve it. The show was centered around an energy crisis that the superheroes needed to stop. Important lessons on energy conservation methods and tactics to cut down energy waste at home were incorporated into the story. Children learned that turning off lights and computers are vital to energy conservation, as well as using energy efficient light bulbs and conserving water. They also learned about renewable and non-renewable resources.  

“It’s really important that we educate and help children and their families understand the importance of our natural resources and using energy wisely,” said George Coburn, customer experience manager for PSEG Long Island. “Even young students can understand that they have energy choices. The younger they begin learning, the more likely they will retain these concepts throughout their life.”

The fourth-grade curriculum includes a unit on energy, making this presentation timely for the students.

Fall Drama Was a Hit

Cast and Crew

High school thespians took to the stage to share pieces of wisdom with the audience as they performed the drama All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten. The performance was impressive, leaving the audience laughing and nodding in agreement.

Based on a book of essays by Robert Fulghum, the show highlights lessons learned in kindergarten that are important to remember throughout life. The cast and crew created a professional-quality show, led by directors Allison Hungate Wood and Whitney Stone-Gillard.

Congratulations to the entire cast and crew on a fabulous performance. The spring musical March16-18 is sure to be a hit! 



Learning the Native American Way of Life

Students Pose in Native American Clothes
Students listen to a lecure
Two boys
A boy and a girl with clay

Fourth-graders at Bayville Intermediate School were recently treated to a fun-filled day that focused on the New York Native American way of life. There were many hands-on activities for the students that included game playing, pottery making and Native American dancing and singing. The fourth-grade curriculum includes a unit on the Eastern Woodland (New York) Native Americans.

Students had the opportunity to walk through a longhouse, touch beaver and deer skins, dress like the Native Eastern Woodland Indians and hold weapons that this tribe used to hunt and fish.  

To start the experience, two members of the Comanche tribe showed the fourth-graders an abundance of Native American artifacts and discussed the Iroquois culture and its history. “It was also a great lesson on how our own United States government was established since the United States Constitution is based on the Iroquois Great Law of Peace,” explained fourth-grade teacher Maureen Pedersen. “It was a wonderful day for the children, experiencing the Eastern Woodlands culture firsthand and having fun while learning.”