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Mission Patch Art and Design Winners

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The Microgravity Project is part of Mission 17 of the Student Spaceflight Experiment Program (SSEP). The goal of SSEP is to provide students with an opportunity to participate in America’s Space Program, where they become architects of a project to be conducted in space by astronauts on the International Space Station. As previously announced, the winning team’s proposal was “How Does Microgravity Affect the Germination of Oyster Mushroom Spawns (Pleurotus ostreatus).”

Most recently, the science department collaborated with the Long Beach Director of the Arts and the K-12 Art Departments on the Mission Patch Art and Design Contest. The two winners were third grader Mackenzie Pastuch from Lindell Elementary School and fifth grader Emilia Conneally from West Elementary School.

In June 2023, mission patches will be launched to the ISS, along with the science experiment designed by the sixth-grade students, and the patches will return to Long Beach with embossed certificates. Onboard the ISS, the patches and experiment will fly at an altitude of 260 miles above Earth’s surface. This is 47 times higher than Mt. Everest and will travel 400,000 miles each day!

The Student Spaceflight Experiments Program is a program of the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education (NCESSE) in the U.S. and the Arthur C. Clarke Institute for Space Education Internationally. It is enabled through a strategic partnership with Nanoracks, LLC, which is working with NASA under a Space Act Agreement as part of the utilization of the International Space Station as a National Laboratory.

Date Added: 4/4/2024

National History Day Competition Update

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Congratulations to Long Beach Middle School student Elora Gerantabee for receiving first place for her National History Day exhibit on the Stonewall Riot. Elora will be advancing to the New York State competition later this Spring. Additionally, Chloe Pennant and Katherine O’Brien received a special award from the Huntington Historical Society for their documentary on Ruby Bridges.

Date Added: 4/4/2024

LBMS Shops for Good Cause

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Members of the Long Beach Middle School’s Student Organization and their advisers Walter Kramme and William Papetti recently took a service trip to the local Stop and Shop to purchase needed items for the Long Beach Soup Kitchen. The money used to purchase the groceries was collected through the group’s fundraising efforts. After the grocery store visit, the students made a special delivery to the nonprofit and met Long Beach Soup Kitchen Director Rob Blau, who gave them a tour.

Date Added: 3/27/2024

World Language Culture Night Celebrated at Long Beach Middle School

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Long Beach Middle School recently hosted its first World Language Culture Night with several languages showcased, including French, Hebrew, Italian, Jamaican and Spanish. As families entered, they pinned their family roots on a world map and viewed the student language displays.

Throughout the social hour, many brought a favorite dish and were excited to share their family recipe with the group. As families, faculty and students enjoyed dinner together, Long Beach Italian teacher Gina Scafidi delivered a speech about unity. The program’s social hour was filled with laughter, smiles, games, prizes and face painting.

After dinner, guests were invited to travel through the designated decorated hallway with their passport, visiting each “classroom country” to have their passports stamped. Each classroom country hosted a cultural activity, such as games, crafts and dancing.

Date Added: 3/27/2024

LBMS Sixth Grade Science Symposium

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On Tuesday, March 19 Long Beach Middle School hosted another successful Science Symposium. The evening started in the school’s auditorium with opening remarks and a student video, followed by a poster showcase in the Library. See highlights of the evening on the student video link and photo slideshow below.

Special thanks to the Long Beach Middle School team, especially the 6th grade STEM Extension and Science teachers: Ms. Nurse, Ms. Chimienti, and Ms. Dean. Special recognition to: Ms. Callahan, Mr. Pross, Ms. Brodsky, Ms. Salazar, Ms. McNichols, Ms. Griffin, Ms. LaPenna, Mr. Miller, Ms. Rabiner, Ms. Van Loon, and all 6th grade teachers for facilitating and mentoring the students through their endeavors and Ms. Brodsky and her students in the video production club.

Click here to view the slideshow

 

Date Added: 3/25/2024