Excerpts from Our Newsletter

A Message from AGATE’s Co-Presidents

The winter months have gotten off to a productive start for AGATE with several important meetings. We are thankful to have had the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Feeney who spent a great deal of time hearing our concerns. We spoke candidly about the need for appropriate challenge for advanced learners in the Humanities in their Middle School years and in the 9th grade at Schrieber. We also spoke about our Mathematics currriculum and how the district can make improvements to better address the needs of advanced students as they progress through elementary school and into Middle School. We are eager to see progress made on these fronts as we know they are areas of concern for many of our parents. 

At January’s BOE Curriculum Committee meeting, Dr. Feeney presented on Research in Port Washington. In case you haven’t seen it yet, you can view the presentation here. Click here for the presentation slides. We are pleased that the district administration and Board of Education are eager to increase access to research programs at Schreiber and recognize the need to improve consistency in research opportunities at every level. Finally, we have begun a series of Coffees this Winter into Spring that will focus on particular discussion topics. 

In January, we had a robust follow-up conversation regarding the Research in Port Washington Curriculum Meeting. Thank you so much to all of you who attended and for sharing your views with us.  Our next Coffee will be held on April 11th at 12:00pm on Zoom where we will share information regarding academic transitions into Weber and Schreiber. We hope this conversation will provide some support to parents who have concerns about how these transitions will go for their children. Please join us! 

Wishing you all a wonderful February Recess! 

All the best,
Nancy Ziselman and Elizabeth Milbank Sobel
AGATE Co-Presidents 

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