The Long Beach Public Schools were buzzing with enthusiasm on Sept. 9, when students entered the buildings for their first day of school. They were excited to see friends, get to know new classmates and meet teachers, and staff members were pleased to commence a new year of learning.
The 2021-22 school year brings numerous updates including expansion of the Teachers College Reading & Writing Project at the elementary level and rollout of the 1:1 iPad initiative to grades K-2. High school students will benefit from the addition of Public Speaking and Journalism electives as well as enhancements to the business program.
Other exciting developments include the district’s new medical assisting program offered through BOCES and expanded partnerships with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and Jones Beach Nature Center. Environmental education is an area of focus and students will engage in hands-on learning through greenhouse projects. The schools will additionally emphasize the importance of nutrition and wellness this year.
The district also begins the year with several administrative changes. Dr. Jennifer Pullara now leads Lindell Elementary School as principal and her previous role as assistant principal is filled by Anna McGovern. Christopher Webel moved to Lido Elementary School as assistant principal and Donald Kramer was welcomed as director of facilities.
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