In the newly renovated auditorium of the Brookside administrative building, the Central High School District school community was treated to art presentations and a vocal performance, marking board appreciation month at the Nov. 6 meeting.
Merrick Avenue Middle School art teachers Heather Cordeira and Pauline Gillespie assisted with a special project from eighth grade art students.
Student Dylan Friedman presented the board with a piece of artwork that included the handprint of each eighth grade art student. Friedman then incorporated the lyrics to Rush song, "Closer to the Heart,” tying the piece to the district’s theme this school year of Closer to Their Hearts.
Art Heather Lohr, along with Calhoun High School students Melanie Iovane and Christopher Millisys then presented each board member with a signature piece of artwork.
“It was a beautiful way to recognize the board members for their efforts on behalf of kids and families in Bellmore-Merrick,” said Calhoun Principal Nicole Hollings.
Grand Voices, led by director Amanda Cantwell, then performed “I Will Survive,” with solos from seventh graders Sophia Benno and Samantha Bremer.