An Environment for Effective Teaching & Learning Volume 1, Issue 11, November 17, 2017
HPS Honors Veterans in a Moving Celebration
At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, World War I formally ended when the Armistice with Germany went into effect. For decades this day was celebrated in the United States as Armistice Day. In 1954 the holiday was renamed Veterans Day. Veterans Day is when America shows its gratitude and pride in the heroism of those who gave of themselves in the country’s service. Ten years ago, Beth Figari and Diane Phelan had a conversation about how students did not know what Veterans Day is or why we observe it. Diane’s nephew was in the Marines on active...
Eagles’ Boys Varsity Volleyball Team Wins the Suffolk County D2 Championship
A cold soaking rain was falling outside the sports complex on the Brentwood campus of Suffolk Community College on Tuesday, November 2. Inside, the weather was soon forgotten as the Eagles’ Boys Varsity Volleyball team was red hot facing off against Sayville High School in a battle for the Suffolk County Championship. The Eagles swept the best of five competition with three straight wins. Head Coach, Mr. Chris Varthalamis, had this to say about his team: “I am so very proud of...