Our students in the Glen Cove School District are proud to be participating in the Glen Cove 350 celebration in various ways: 

• Our HS Wind Ensemble, Select Chorale and K-12 students shared their musical talents to help kick off the Celebration at Morgan Memorial Park yesterday afternoon. 
• The City of Glen Cove has organized a Downtown Street Fair which will be held on Saturday, May 26 and Sunday, May 27.  GCSD student art work will be on display at various landmarks and at City Hall.  Those individuals who would like to see the displays at City Hall may request to do so when they visit the Street Fair.
• Chinemere Ogbabe, Dakota Wiesner and Nicole Valensisi, (students from our school district) were selected as winners in a Poetry contest  “What I like Best About Glen Cove”, sponsored by GC Arts Council, to help commemorate GC 350 celebration. 

Deasy and Gribbin Schools
Second-grade students at Gribbin and Deasy schools have been creating papier-mâché replicas of the City of Glen Cove during art class under the guidance of teachers Jean Bennardo and LeeAnn Palazzo.  The students explored and took tours of Glen Cove, visiting famous landmarks and other important buildings. They then sketched the buildings they learned about for a school project. In addition to sketching, they worked together in groups to cover 3-D structures of buildings in papier-mâché, recreating the post office, police department, Glen Cove Mansion, Deasy, Landing, Gribbin and Connolly schools. The students also discussed architecture as part of the art lesson. The students then painted and collaged the buildings and they will be displayed at City Hall to be featured as part of the city’s 350-year anniversary celebration.  Please stop in and visit the display!

Connolly and Landing Schools
Fifth grade students at Connolly and Landing schools have created tile murals of some of the buildings in Glen Cove under the guidance of teachers Jean Bennardo, LeeAnn Palazzo, and Korey Zalk. The students explored the history of Glen Cove, and looked at famous landmarks and other important buildings. They each glazed their own tile, and, when placed together, formed a full building. Some of the buildings include, The Fire Department, Glen Cove Mansion, The Webb Institute, City Hall and The Police Station.  The tiles were all glazed by ClayNation as a very generous gift to the city of Glen Cove. Once the tiles were put back together they were framed with a mosaic border and are now on display in Morgan Park.

Finley Middle School
Robert Finley Middle School’s 6th, 7th and 8th Grade art classes sanded and painted tree disks to symbolize the history of Glen Cove or the “Roots” of Glen Cove with art teachers Michele McLoughlin and Korey Zalk. The painted rings symbolize age, the passing of time and the continued growth of our community. The students’ artwork was inspired by the sawmill and lumber industry, established in 1668 by Joseph Carpenter, which fueled the expansion of this neighborhood.  We greatly appreciate all the students’ hard work, the assistance of our technology teacher, Mr. Gervat, and the generous donation of tree branches made by Taylor Tree Services of Locust Valley.

Glen Cove High School
In a nod to the internationally popular Humans of New York photo series, photography students were tasked with taking a portrait and getting a quote from a fellow Glen Cove resident to help us better know our neighbors.  Like Humans of New York, Humans of Glen Coveentailed students approaching a citizen of Glen Cove, asking to take their portrait, and asking for an accompanying quote, which could be anything they felt like sharing about themselves or about Glen Cove.  This project was completed with art teacher Melissa Johnides.
Glen Cove High School art students also painted the three beautiful murals that are currently hanging at the entrance to Cottage Row. 

High School Art students of Mrs. Doughty worked collaboratively to create a diptych celebrating Glen Cove’s proud history. The left side of the mural depicts the beautiful, natural landscape of Glen Cove’s North shore along with its’ earliest settlers the Matinecock Indians. As we move to the right of the painting, it transitions into present day North Shore’s Morgan’s Park along with its iconic gazebo and contemporary residents. The students were: Mikailia Ayala, Mackenzie Edwards, Alessa Rodrigues, Chloe Cedeno, Jandee Pankwan and Xochilt Gallo. Congratulations to these students and their Art teacher Ms. Doughty! 

The posters that you see around town were designed through the efforts of high school students in the graphic design class taught by Steven Lombardo.  Congratulations to our winner, Anthony Condo!

Under the direction of ceramics teacher Vicki Gordon, Glen Cove High School ceramics students created ceramic totems for Garvies Point Museum and Preserve.  There are 5 poles with a total of 100 pieces representing the 100thyear anniversary of Glen Cove’s incorporation as a city. The colorfully glazed ceramic pieces reflect the wildlife at Garvies Point. Several students assisted Ms. Gordon with the installation of the totems, which are now on permanent display in the picnic area. Ms. Gordon would like to thank Veronica Natale, Director of Garvies Point Museum and Preserve for welcoming our 350/100 Celebration contribution and the staff for being so helpful. The ceramic students that participated in the installation of the sculptures are: Jessica Alvarenga, Cindy Cruz, Emily Escobar, Dylan Pajuelo, Anissa Rosado, Frank Villalobos and Rosa Zavala.

Finally, the City of Glen Cove Annual Memorial Day Parade will be held on May 28 which will also feature our Glen Cove School District students including our HS Marching Band, FMS Marching Band, student athletes from our sports teams, our HS Kickline, and others.

Many thanks to all of our students and teachers who participated in the GC350 celebration and helped to make it such a wonderful learning experience for all.  Thanks also to JoAnn Criblez, who served as the liaison to the City of Glen Cove to help plan and coordinate these activities!