BRIDGEHAMPTONSolar power grant at Ross
The Ross School, an independent school for grades pre-nursery through 12, has received a $242,028 grant from the New York State Energy Research Development Authority to fund the installation of solar panels atop the Lower School Barn.
The panels are expected to produce more than 59,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity a year, reducing the need for current from outside sources by 90 percent and preventing 50,000 pounds of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere each year, school officials said.
ISLIPPros discuss careersIslip High School recently held a career seminar at which 80 juniors and seniors interacted with local professionals in fields ranging from health care to law enforcement. Teens also learned resume-writing tips as well as business etiquette and interviewing tips from representatives of Southside Hospital in Bay Shore.
"The more bridges you build, the more rivers you can cross," said the event's keynote speaker, Suffolk County Legis. Tom Cilmi (R-Bay Shore), referring to the benefits of networking.
LINDENHURSTStudent murals in stores
Harding Avenue Elementary School's Art Service Club designed and painted 15 full-color murals that will be displayed in storefronts on Wellwood Avenue and at the district's administration building. Murals were painted on wood using acrylic paint and depict themes from recycling to world peace to wildlife. "The village will seem a little brighter with these creations adorning its windows," said art teacher Missy Long-Lewis.
MEDFORDMade it to Carnegie HallPatchogue-Medford High School's 51-student wind ensemble was one of four tristate area school bands to perform earlier this month at Carnegie Hall. The ensemble was selected for the Best Bands International event based on its ratings at recent festivals of the New York State School Music Association.
The performance consisted of five pieces, one of which was selected movements of Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition."
"This performance not only rewarded students for their hard work, but it gave them a sense of pride and real-world preparation needed to be part of the music scene," said band director Peter Randazzo.
Lego League winners
Five student teams from Suffolk County won awards last month in the Long Island FIRST Lego League Tournament sponsored by the School-Business Partnerships of Long Island.
The tournament's "Smart Move" theme required 48 teams to use Lego materials to design, build and program robots that could serve as safe and efficient transportation and traverse an obstacle course in a 2 1/2 minutes. Winning teams were:
Bayport: Peaced Together was second in robot performance and won the Rising Star Award; Bellport: Panthers of Bellport Middle School won second place in robot design; Copiague: Copiague Journey won first in teamwork; Sayville: Knights won the Team Spirit Award; Stony Brook: Island Bots won first in robot performance and second in programming.