Lee Road Elementary School, in North Wantagh, celebrated the 10th year of its Get-A-Voice Character Education initiative on Oct. 24. The school — which is part of the Levittown School District — kicked off the program with an assembly from the New York Islanders.
Showing their school pride in green and yellow T-shirts, students and staff gathered in the gymnasium for a presentation with New York Islanders representative Dina Tsiorvas and mascot Sparky the Dragon to discuss the importance of working together.
The students watched videos of players from the New York Islanders helping others in the community and working as a team. Three student volunteers also demonstrated teamwork by working together to put on hockey gear as their peers cheered them on. All classes received New York Islanders memorabilia from the organization.
At the conclusion of the assembly, Principal Anthony Goss spoke about what it means to be a team leader and use your voice in a positive way.
“Throughout the year we will be engaging in school wide activities and classroom activities that involve using and promoting teamwork,” Goss said. “We are one big team here at Lee Road and we all rely on each other to be successful.”
He then led staff members in the Get-A-Voice pledge, promising to use their voices in a kind way, which students later recited in their classrooms. During the year, teachers will recognize students for being excellent team players in the classroom and throughout the school.