skip to main content

Connetquot Commemorates 9/11

Students Commemorating 9-11 thumbnail249446
On September 11th, several buildings around the district commemorated the 9/11 terror attacks in their own way:

Students at Idle Hour wore red, white, and blue and Mrs. Cerulli's 5th graders (pictured below) held the letters they wrote to the West Sayville Fire Department firefighters, thanking them for their service. Second graders in Ms. Healy and Ms. Plutsky's class also wrote letters and made paper firefighter helmets.

Members of the OBMS 7th and 8th grade choruses participated in Sayville’s 9/11 Moonlight Memorial at The Common Ground. Students gathered to learn and rehearse music over the summer for this annual event that honors residents of Islip who lost their lives as a result of the terror attacks.

Mrs. Alway's 6th graders gathered at Oakdale-Bohemia Middle School’s 9/11 memorial. Mrs. Alway noted, Every year the OBMS community honors those we lost by placing 2,977 flags to honor those we lost on September 11th. Students participated in lessons to educate them about the events of the day. The message we would like them to remember is even the simplest act of kindness makes a difference in our world.

At RMS, students and PTA volunteers stayed after school to plant flags in honor of 9/11 victims.

Students at Connetquot High School sold silicone red, white, and blue bracelets for $1. All of the funds raised will be donated to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation which is dedicated to honoring the sacrifice of firefighter Stephen Siller and supporting our military and first responders who selflessly serve our country.

Click here to view the photo slideshow.

Date Added: 9/14/2023