CVSR Hosts Teacher Appreciation Night
The second annual Teacher Appreciation Night ceremonies were held recently at Channel View School for Research, sponsored by the PTA. The evening began with the presentation of the colors and pledge of allegiance followed by a selection of musical numbers performed by the Channel View Chorus under the direction of music teacher Lucas Weiss. Channel View Principal Pat Tubridy welcomed the crowd, then Region 5 Superintendent Dr. Kathleen Cashin thanked the parents, students, teachers, and staff for their hard work and dedication at Channel View. Certificates were presented to teachers, and at the conclusion of the ceremony, Dean Steve Raff received the Teacher of the Year Award, which was presented to him by Tom Mullin, last year's award-winner. PTA President Sharon Hall-Frey congratulated Raff on his exemplary service with the students of Channel View, and announced that this annual award will henceforth be called the "Tom Mullin Teacher of the Year Award", in honor of the fine model of teaching established at Channel View by Mullin. Refreshments were then served for all who attended.
Channel View School for Research opened in September 2004 with over 400 students in grades 6 through 9, and added a 10th grade in the fall of 2005. Located in a separate wing at Beach Channel High School, Channel View will add a grade each year until it includes all grades from 6 through 12. Channel View follows the academically rigorous curriculum sequence of Core Knowledge, while engaging students in hands-on, collaborative, project-based interdisciplinary learning in the field and in the classroom, using an interactive teaching model. This project-based learning is built on Channel View's strong connections with the principles of the Expeditionary Learning Outward Bound Program. For more information about Channel View's programs, contact Principal Patricia Tubridy at (718) 634-1970.