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Andrew Muller Primary School Transforms Classroom into Campground for Literacy Initiative

MILLER PLACE, NEW YORK (MAY 2021)—There are several happy campers at Andrew Muller Primary School in Miller Place this month. Mrs. Trelfa’s second grade class recently transformed their classroom into a temporary indoor campground for their latest multidisciplinary learning initiative to incorporate students’ love of reading and mathematics.

Students gathered their camping gear, a generous contribution from class parents, and assembled around the paper campfire for a fun day full of adventure. The trip began with Ms. Trelfa guiding students through camp-themed math activities like utilizing coins to purchase supplies at a trading post and a “scoot” where students walked around the room solving math problems taped to their tents. Before welcoming a surprise reader, student teacher Ms. Randazzo, for a classroom read aloud, students shared their favorite books from home, in the classroom and the Epic Books website.

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Three MPHS Business Students Receive Top Honors in 2021 LIBTA Competition

MILLER PLACE, NEW YORK (MAY 2021)—Students in Miller Place High School got down to business this year at the 2021 Long Island Business Teachers’ Association (LIBTA) contest. Three students—Matthew Niemczyk, 1st place, accounting; Zoe Bussewitz, 1st place, business law; and Alessandra Dimtchev, 4th place, personal finance—calculated the means to earn top honors.

The annual competition, hosted by LIBTA, serves as an opportunity for students to build upon their business knowledge and challenge themselves through friendly competition. Students compete in the following business topics: accounting, business calculations, business law, business principles, college accounting, entrepreneurship, fashion marketing and merchandising, personal finance, sports marketing, and elevator pitch.