Practicing Music to Raise Funds for Food Bank


The Middle Country Central School District’s North Coleman Road Elementary School recently raised $828.52 to support the local food bank Long Island Cares, Inc. as part of its participation in the Harry Chapin Practice-A-Thon. The month long charitable event encouraged students to practice and improve upon their musical talents, while also empowering the students to make a meaningful impact in their community. Participating students documented their daily musical practice—for band, orchestra or chorus—and recruited sponsors to pledge a certain amount per minute each individual student practiced.


All proceeds will go directly to Long Island Cares to provide resources that will benefit the hungry and food insecure on Long Island. The District continues to develop partnerships with local organizations that work to benefit those in need as part of its ongoing mission to organize opportunities for students to learn about the importance of community involvement.


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Newfield Visits Local Courthouse

A Middle Country Central School District’s Newfield High School college-level accounting class recently took an educational field trip to the United States District Courthouse in Central Islip. The class spent the day learning about legal-based careers, discussing not only occupations such as lawyers and judges, but other positions that help a courthouse operate on a daily basis.


The high school students were treated to a wide-ranging tour of the courthouse, allowing them visit an active arraignment courtroom and an on-site jail cell. Throughout the tour, students had the opportunity to speak with court officers, court clerks and judges regarding their day-to-day responsibilities and the steps they’ve taken to reach success in their careers. The Middle Country Central School District continues to offer students opportunities to explore possible career paths as they look ahead toward their future.


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Newfield Student Artist Work Displayed at Museum

Middle Country Central School District Newfield High School student-artist Dom Mauri’s artwork was recently selected for the Long Island’s Best Young Artists Juried Exhibition at the Heckscher Museum of Art in Huntington. The ninth grader was honored for his work during the Exhibition’s opening night award ceremony.


Dom’s recognition is a high honor; the Museum received over 385 entries from schools across Suffolk and Nassau counties, and only 80 were selected for display. The District, alongside its dedicated art teachers—such as Dom’s teacher Patti Kern—continues to encourage students to showcase incredible artwork across Long Island.



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