Valley Stream 24 students take a trip to the Ashokan Center


Sixth-grade students from all three Valley Stream 24 Schools recently went on their annual overnight field trip to The Ashokan Center in Olivebridge, New York for an outdoor educational experience. Accompanying the students on the trip were Scott Comis, Principal of Brooklyn Avenue Elementary School and Rosario Iacono, Principal of Robert W. Carbonaro Elementary School.

“Field trips are an important part of the elementary school experience because they provide a fun and engaging opportunity for our students to learn outside of their classrooms,” said Superintendent Don Sturz.

“Our students are able to make long-lasting memories as well as experience hands-on learning, real-world connections, socialization, and exposure to new experiences.”

The sixth-grade students worked cooperatively during their outdoor adventures as well as other activities including preparing meals together. Students had the opportunity to learn about nature and how to respect the outdoor environment. The highlight of the trip was learning about wild birds of prey and other animals.