Collaborating Together at Community Forum

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Following this year’s Superintendent’s Conference Day theme of “Planning for Excellence,” the district hosted its first annual community forum on Oct. 1.

The well-attended event kicked off with a “Taste of Amityville,” organized by the Amityville Parent Teacher Council. Community residents were welcomed to enjoy a variety of catered foods sponsored by more than 10 restaurants and eateries in the Amityville area. Coordinated jointly by the Amityville Teachers’ Association and Amityville Administrators’ Association, the event featured a “Gallery Walk” which included a diverse representation of academic displays, student writing and art pieces and information about different programs throughout the district.

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Mary Kelly provided words of welcome and enlightenment of the bright future and vision for the Amityville School District. In her address, Dr. Kelly noted that student achievement, a positive culture, and community and family connection are essential in their strategic plan.

Leading the next portion of the event was Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction Mary O’Meara who welcomed members of the Board of Education administrators, faculty, students and community residents to participate in a “world café.” Seated at tables, students led their table in a discussion on three questions that correlated to the three fundamental concepts Dr. Kelly mentioned. Following each question, students volunteered to share what was discussed at their table.

Please enjoy a slide show of photos from the community forum.