The district works together to educate the whole student and provide them with opportunities to showcase and enhance their talents. Four fine and performing arts students were recently selected to participate in the Long Island String Festival and will perform during the organization’s countywide ensembles. High School student Noah Roff will play the viola, along with high school violinist Catherine Xie and Robert Frost Middle School violinist Juliet Quirindongo who will perform in the Suffolk Secondary Festival. Robert Frost Middle School student Nicholas Dimodica will represent the district in the Suffolk Elementary Festival, playing the violin.

In addition, district elementary students were chosen to participate in the PEAK Festival, sponsored by the Suffolk County Music Educators Association (SCMEA). PEAK, which stands for “Parents, Educators And Kids,” is a special program for musically talented fourth graders in which students, parents and music teachers participate in a variety of musical workshops to hone and enhance students’ skills and broaden their interests in music. District students Kristen Alo, Christopher Burke, Sam Canonica, Amaya Castor, Alexandria Costanza, Julie DeBiase, Rebecca Fox, Julianna Monaco and Katelyn Reuss came together to enjoy a new perspective on musical education.