Great Start To A Special Program

Teacher Adam Winters reviews the daily schedule with his students.
Teacher Adam Winters reviews the daily schedule with his students.
Teacher Rob Dwyer uses an attendance application so his kindergarten and first-grade students can track their attendance.
Teacher Rob Dwyer uses an attendance application so his kindergarten and first-grade students can track their attendance.
Mr. Winters works with a student on a Mathematics application.
Mr. Winters works with a student on a Mathematics application.
Teacher Sue Cirillo, standing center, instructs each class visiting the technology lab the use of Apple iPads donated by SHEF.
Teacher Sue Cirillo, standing center, instructs each class visiting the technology lab the use of Apple iPads donated by SHEF.
This iPad Cart, donated by SHEF, holds 30 iPads, is a self charging station, and has a projection system allowing teachers to easily guide students in the use of today’s technology. Both Birchwood and Maplewood have their own carts donated by SHEF.
This iPad Cart, donated by SHEF, holds 30 iPads, is a self charging station, and has a projection system allowing teachers to easily guide students in the use of today’s technology. Both Birchwood and Maplewood have their own carts donated by SHEF.
A student teacher working with South Huntington’s Special Education teachers works with a student on an application about monuments.
A student teacher working with South Huntington’s Special Education teachers works with a student on an application about monuments.
Special Education teacher Ryan Rentz, talks with his high school students on what is expected of them when they are serving lunch.
Special Education teacher Ryan Rentz, talks with his high school students on what is expected of them when they are serving lunch.
This student is helping to prepare a healthy lunch for his schoolmates.
This student is helping to prepare a healthy lunch for his schoolmates.
After delivering breakfast to the classrooms, Mr. Rentz and some of his students return extra food to the cafeteria.
After delivering breakfast to the classrooms, Mr. Rentz and some of his students return extra food to the cafeteria.

South Huntington’s Extended School Year (ESY) Summer Special Education Program is off to another great start. This is a fantastic opportunity for students with special needs to work on improving all aspects of student and community life.

This summer at Oakwood Primary Center, students of all ages work together on academics, socialization, and this year, they are being introduced to South Huntington’s STEM curriculum. So naturally, this summer’s theme is: A Summer of Exploration with the Treasures of Technology: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. One look at the ease in which these students gravitate to iPad technology indicates this will be a special summer for each and every one of them.

The “Oakwood Cafe” was an especially heart-warming place of learning and socialization as special education students from the high school will take on the challenge of serving breakfast and lunch to all of their classmates each and every day. We will be sure to follow this special 6-week program and bring you regular updates with lots and lots of great photos.