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Excitement at Jack Abrams STEM Innovation Lab
Innovation and creativity abound at Jack Abrams STEM Magnet School where solutions and inventions are part of daily classroom life for students spread across grades four, five and six. One of the youngsters’ favorite places in the building is the Innovation Lab.
The Little Mermaid, Jr. on Stage this Weekend
Three days of spectacular performances await crowds this weekend as actors and stagehands from Woodhull Intermediate School and Jack Abrams STEM Magnet School take the stage for “The Little Mermaid, Jr.” musical at Huntington High School
STEM Computer Club Popularity Off the Charts
The Jack Abrams STEM Magnet School’s computer club has something to offer every students. Seventh year faculty advisor and fifth grade teacher Emily Lohse has been striving to develop a program that meets the needs of all three grade levels in the building.
Trustees Approve Overnight Trip to Frost Valley
Huntington School Board members approved a multi-day overnight field trip to Frost Valley YMCA environmental education center in Claryville for Woodhull Intermediate School and Jack Abrams STEM Magnet School sixth graders in March.
Students Shine at First Annual STEM Cultural Expo
Jack Abrams STEM Magnet School students shined at last week’s First Annual STEM Cultural Expo, displaying their creativity and hard work.
Jack Abrams STEM SDM Committee Sets Goals
The Jack Abrams STEM Magnet School Shared Decision Making Committee adopted three school based team goals for the 2023/24 school year.
An Amazing Acoustic Night as Vocalists Shine
The Jack Abrams STEM Magnet School auditorium came to life last Friday as some of the most spectacular vocalists at Huntington High School made the choral program’s Acoustic Night an evening to remember even if the weather did prevent the show from being held in the enchanting outdoor amphitheater.
Fourth Graders Study Hydroponics at Jack Abrams STEM
There’s always something exciting happening at Jack Abrams STEM Magnet School. This year, every fourth grade class in the building was given a hydroponic system for their room.
Woodhull & STEM Drama Club Announces Musical Auditions
The Woodhull Intermediate School and Jack Abrams STEM Magnet School drama club has announced auditions for this year’s musical, “The Little Mermaid Jr.” Dozens of students from both schools are expected to join in the fun.
Fun & Games for Jack Abrams School Fourth Graders at Social
The Jack Abrams STEM Magnet School’s PTA threw a welcoming party for fourth graders new to the building and their families late last week. A crowd of more than 150 turned out for the social, which was well received by everyone.
Student Leadership at Jack Abrams STEM Magnet School
The concept and practice of student leadership is already taking on new heights at Jack Abrams STEM Magnet School.
Huntington UFSD Club Program Gets Underway
The new school year is only days old, but the after school club program at Jack Abrams STEM Magnet School, Woodhull Intermediate School, J. Taylor Finley Middle School and Huntington High School is stirring and quietly preparing to get underway.
Team Building for Huntington Sixth Graders
Huntington sixth graders are starting the new school year in fashion. The youngsters will be participating in a team building trip to the Nassau BOCES’ outdoor education program facility in Brookville.
About Jack Abrams STEM Magnet
We Imagine. We Create. We Learn.
The Jack Abrams STEM Magnet School welcomes and respects all students and their families as members of the Huntington community of learners. It will prepare students for life-long learning by developing their confidence and abilities as learners and problem-solvers. The school is committed to the use of innovative, inquiry-based, student-centered, interdisciplinary methods that embraces creativity as expressed through multiple intelligences and multiculturalism.
S.T.E.M. Principles Guide Education
Over the course of their education, Jack Abrams STEM Magnet School students will become scientifically, technologically and mathematically literate. They will use scientific, technological, and mathematical principles in real-life applications such as design engineering and service projects that will contribute to the community. They will use what they know to create new ideas and products. Students will celebrate and embrace diversity. They will learn to work with others respectfully and collaboratively.
- Students, staff, families and the community deserve respect.
- Students can reach their full potential by maintaining consistently high academic expectations and by building their sense of responsibility for learning and caring for each other.
- Students should recognize that many problems have multiple solutions.
- Learning is an active process.
- Learning is most effective when it is real, purposeful, and useful to the student.
- Curricula should guide students in mastering key information, ideas and skills that are essential to the methodologies of the disciplines.
- Curricula should be rooted in discovery, the manipulation of ideas, and the integration of subjects.
- Schools prepare students for the future by teaching them how to successfully address present-day issues.
Jack Abrams STEM Magnet Leadership
Donna Moro has been principal of Jack Abrams STEM Magnet School since August 2016. She had been serving as the district’s STEM coach and elementary science coordinator for two years at the time of her appointment.
A member of the J. Taylor Finley Middle School faculty for many years, Ms. Moro taught Earth Science from 2005 through June 2014. She also spent time during the 2013/14 school year working as an instructional coach in the science department, including facilitating staff development, making a presentation on Huntington’s teacher leadership coaching model at a state conference, presenting to the Board of Regents on the structure and sustainability of the district’s teacher leadership coaching model and representing New York State in a leadership summit in Washington, DC.
Ms. Moro obtained a Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Hartford and Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in education degrees at Long Island University-C.W. Post. She obtained an advanced graduate certificate in school administration at Stony Brook University.
As the district’s STEM coach and elementary science coordinator for two years, Ms. Moro modeled inquiry based hands-on lessons for teachers in grades K-8, designed interdisciplinary curriculum to engage students in innovative activities geared toward inspiring the next generation of STEM leaders, coordinated all aspects of an after school STEM enrichment program, developed a summer STEM enrichment program in collaboration with Farmingdale State College.
Prior to embarking on a career as an educator, Ms. Moro was employed by Publishers Clearing House from 1986-2004. She worked as a program analyst, studying direct marketing initiatives; as director of customer service, managing a staff of 200 in three locations; as merchandising director of the UK division, overseeing a program budget in excess of $5 million.
Ms. Moro holds state certificates in Earth Science (grades 7-12) and educational administration/school building leader. She completed Harvard’s new and aspiring leadership program in March 2015.
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Little Mermaid, Jr.
Jack Abrams STEM Magnet School Drama Club presents 'Little Mermaid Jr.' February 3, 2024
6th Grade Parent Night
6th Grade Parent Night Guidance Presentation Workshop: 1/19/24
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2022-23 School Year