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New Hyde Park-Garden City Park Union Free School District Schools | Hillside Grade School

 Hillside Grade School 

150 W. Maple Drive

New Hyde Park, New York 11040

Beth Torreano, Principal

Laura Caines-Giralde, Assistant Principal

Phone: (516) 434-2410


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Hillside Grade Students Create Shoes

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Hillside Grade School second graders presented their shoe creations at the “Spring Fashion Show – Habitat Edition” on June 13. The presentations were a culmination of their Project Lead the Way unit on habitats and biomedical studies.

Students began the unit in March with district PLTW teacher Salvatore Giurlanda. They followed the engineering design process of “Ask, Explore, Model, Evaluate and Explain.” Throughout the unit, students learned about various habitats, including the rainforest, desert, savannah and arctic. Split into teams, they were challenged to take a regular pair of shoes and design them to be used in a specific environment. Students utilized camouflage, insulation and waterproofing techniques to craft their shoes to be used in their assigned habitat.

Along with the shoes, the students created posters that depicted a person wearing the shoe in their designated environment.

Date Added: 6/29/2022

Hillside Grade School Students’ Artwork Selected for Virtual Exhibit

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Three Hillside Grade School students had their artwork selected for the virtual “Art in HeART” exhibit, hosted by the New York State Art Teachers Association-Region 9. The students are fifth grader Alena Mathew, fourth grader Sarah Mufti and fifth grader Aileen Park.

Additionally, Hillside Grade School and Manor Oaks School art teacher Jenna Marotta’s drawing won honorable mention in the member’s exhibit.

Date Added: 6/21/2022

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