Ready to Learn


School buildings were bustling with excitement and activity on Sept. 3, as Glen Cove City School District students in grades K-12 headed back to school ready for a fun year of learning.

Arriving bright and early were Glen Cove High School students, who reconnected with friends before heading to the main lobby to find the location of their homerooms. Interim Principal Roseann Cirnigliaro was on hand to lend support and said she was looking forward to the upcoming school year.

“The teachers and students came back with a positive attitude and we anticipate it being a wonderful year,” Cirnigliaro said.

At Robert M. Finley Middle School, children happily walked the halls finding their classrooms with help from their peers and teachers. They also received their lockers and combinations, which also required some teacher assistance.

Principal Nelson Iocolano said the morning was a bit hectic, but fun.

“It’s great to see the children excited to be here,” Iocolano said.

Meanwhile, at Margaret A. Connolly Elementary School, Principal Rosemarie Sekelsky visited each classroom welcoming new and returning students back to school. Sekelsky also reminded fifth graders to set a positive example for the younger students.

“Remember our school motto is to always try your best,” Sekelsky said. “I need you to be good role models for the fourth graders down the hall.”

Students at K.A. Deasy Elementary School were also busy learning the routines of their classrooms and receiving tours of their school building. Kindergarten students in Mrs. Cleary’s class also enjoyed “Chrysanthemum” by Kevin Henkes, which was read to them during story time.

Browse the gallery for a look at scenes from the first days back to school