From the Desk of
James Opiekun, Supt. Floral Park-Bellerose School District
Dear School Community,
Our theme for the 2016-17 school year is “Olympics of the Mind-Carrying the Torch for Knowledge.”
Timely in many ways the theme shows the parallel between athletic and academic success.
Both require commitment and determination. Both give a sense of satisfaction from accomplishing something hard to do.
With your help and support, we are providing our students with more opportunities than ever before. We continue to expand both science and technology. We are adding R (Research) to our STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) instruction. Our libraries are undergoing a transformation to better accommodate these research goals.
We continue to expand technology by adding more iPads, making information even more accessible, useable and relevant to the lesson. Over the summer our teachers have been working on committees to refine and expand curriculum. Coupled with our reading, math, and social studies programs, our students are learning in an integrated curriculum that will help them reach their dreams.
I hope you can see how we are striving to make the learning environment as engaging and safe as possible. Again, with your support, our facilities have been upgraded aesthetically showing the pride our community takes in their schools, as well as the investment we are making to create a safe and secure setting for our children.
Our staff is dedicated to making this year the best ever for your children. We look forward to their return and to being that vital link when they are “Carrying The Torch For Knowledge”
James Opiekun, Supt.
Floral Park-Bellerose School District