Middle School 53 in Far Rockaway cut the ribbon on its state-of-the-art Science Laboratory last week. The new lab, which will be shared by the school’s regent’s classes and the Peninsula Preparatory Academy, which is housed in the building, was funded through the city council and the state senate. Pictured, from left, City Councilman James Sanders, State Senator Malcolm Smith and City Councilwoman Eva Moskowitz, the chair for the council’s education committee.The lab will be used mostly by academically gifted students.
School principal Claude Monereau (right) at the ribbon cutting ceremony.Science and Mathematics teacher John Johnson works with students in the new lab.
United Federation of Teachers Chairperson Janet Rodman with students at the ribbon cutting.