Woodhull Intermediate School’s first family engagement night of the 2020/21 school year came off without a hitch as nearly 50 families participated in the virtual event.
The evening focused on “how to keep virtual students connected.” It’s as timely a topic as there ever was one with the COVID-19 pandemic still ongoing.
“Presentations were given in English and in Spanish,” Woodhull Principal Lara Gonzalez said. “We are looking forward to more evenings of learning and sharing ideas during this school year.”
The evening’s PowerPoint presentation shared with families is posted on Huntington UFSD’s website at www.hufsd.edu. The district’s distance learning expectations were featured throughout the presentation.
Topics for future family engagement nights include: Navigating Google Classroom, Growth Mindset for Intermediate School Students, Mindfulness for Young Adolescents and more.
“We hope that parents will continue to join us for conversations about how to make the most of this school year for their students,” Dr. Gonzalez said.
Originally scheduled for completion in September 1967, Woodhull Elementary School opened many months ahead of schedule on Monday, January 30 of that same year. It cost $1.325 million to erect. The bond that funded construction was paid off during the 1994/95 school year.
Roosevelt Elementary School, which was located on Lowndes Avenue to the south of the current Jack Abrams STEM Magnet School, closed for good on Friday, January 27, 1967. All of its students, faculty and staff moved over to Woodhull the following Monday. Robert Fitzgerald was Roosevelt’s last principal and Woodhull’s first.