2006-06-16 / Community

Channel View School For Research Welcomes Addabbo

The entire Channel View group poses with Addabbo and just a few of the computers purchased with funds provided by his office. The entire Channel View group poses with Addabbo and just a few of the computers purchased with funds provided by his office. Channel View School for Research welcomed New York City Councilman Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. to the school for a visit this month. Principal Patricia Tubridy, Assistant Principal Joe Featherston, and teachers Denise Harper and Barbara Mannion spoke with Addabbo about the success of Channel View students in the

Region 5 technology fairs, and in their day-to-day work with computers.

Students thanked Addabbo and spoke about social studies projects they produced using four laptop carts purchased with funds provided by his office. Students also spoke about their career goals and discussed how the laptops were helping them achieve at higher levels.

Addabbo explained that it is his goal to see laptops in every school in his district, and said he's pleased that "these computers are helping students get on the path to career success." Principal Tubridy said, "Councilman Addabbo is an elected official truly committed to his community. His office is always available to assist us in any of our needs and I'm extremely grateful to Councilman Addabbo for his generous support in providing us with these invaluable laptops for our students. I also appreciate that he takes the time to speak with our students about their future and his support for education. In doing so, it shows our young adults how accessible our local officials are to us and how they can get involved to improve their community."

Student Rennae Robinson discussed her project on Argentina with Addabbo. Student Rennae Robinson discussed her project on Argentina with Addabbo. Channel View School for Research opened in September 2004 with over 400 students in grades six through nine, and added a tenth grade in September 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 six 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.

Students display their computer projects. Students display their computer projects. Principal Pat Tubridy smiles as students talk about their career goals. Principal Pat Tubridy smiles as students talk about their career goals. Addabbo explained to the Channel View audience that he would like to see laptops in every school in his district. Addabbo explained to the Channel View audience that he would like to see laptops in every school in his district. Students, teachers and administrators of Channel View show their pride as they greet Addabbo. Students, teachers and administrators of Channel View show their pride as they greet Addabbo.

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