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Fourth and Fifth Graders Compete at Suffolk Zone Fit Club Competition; Take 1st Place

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Fourth and fifth graders participated in the annual Suffolk Zone fit club competition, with students from Norwood Avenue, Pulaski Road and East Northport Middle School placing first out of approximately 60 competing teams. 

The competition brings together students from schools throughout Long Island to Lincoln Avenue school in Sayville for a friendly physical competition. Competing students prepared by joining their schools Fit Club where they practiced various circuits and activities. 

The district had two teams competing. One was comprised of students from Norwood Avenue, Pulaski Road and East Northport Middle, while the other included students from Ocean Avenue, Fifth Avenue and Northport Middle School. Most importantly, all students had a wonderful time. 

Club leader and physical education teacher Stacie Norman said “This competition is very difficult, and we were ecstatic to hear of our 1st place finish. It was nice to see a group pulled from different schools come together to work and support each other as one. All involved should see this as a considerable  accomplishment.”


ENMS Fifth Graders Experience Immigration Simulation

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East Northport Middle School fifth graders got to experience a simulation of what many of their ancestors endured when entering the United States. The interactive experience was designed to mimic Ellis Island in the early 1900's and was the final culmination of the students’ unit on immigration in America. 

Many students researched members of their own family for the event, choosing an older member of their family tree. The simulation involved students participating in a series of stations similar to what immigrants would have actually experienced in the early 1900’s. This included a simulated health and fitness exam, a “character station” and more.  

Many students expressed pride while explaining their heritage and others noted that they were surprised at how long and difficult the immigration process was.  Students who successfully “entered America” were excited to have made it through the process.  

ENMS Fifth Graders Place 1st in Stock Market Competition

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Four East Northport Middle School fifth graders are getting an early start to their money management skills, placing first in the Long Island stock market game. Veronica Anagnos, Natalie Barth, Parker Ciaio and Tess Kim beat out 119 other teams to take home first place, increased their allotted $100,000 in stock market “money” into $112,000 in about six weeks. 
The students credited good advice from their teacher, Mr. David Kaiser, as well as patience as the reason for their success. When describing how they came to win first place, Parker shared that the students focused on buying “very diverse stocks, like clothing and electronics.”
“It was fun learning about the stocks and how they work,” she said. “We had to have a lot of patience.”
Mr. Kaiser added that he advised the students to “buy what you know,” which encouraged them to look for companies which they were familiar with. 
Each student will receive a t-shirt and and there will be a virtual awards ceremony on YouTube in May.