It’s finally summer vacation and it didn’t come a minute too soon for the boys and girls at Flower Hill Primary School who wanted and needed a break from the usual routine.
Flower Hill Primary School students are all looking forward to summer vacation, just like kids everywhere. But while the youngsters will welcome the break, they will also miss their teachers and classmates. They really love coming to school every day. Just ask them.
With the 2020/21 school year in the home stretch, students at Flower Hill Primary School are showing no signs of slowing down or letting up as they go about their business around the building
Sharks can get anyone excited regardless of a person’s age, but they especially thrilled Flower Hill Primary School first graders who participated in an “amazing” virtual field trip with the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, Connecticut.
Flower Hill Primary School’s third virtual family culture night was lots of fun for participants. The evening was hosted by the Buchner, Lapp and Asplund families.
Spectacular. That word most appropriately and accurately describes Flower Hill Primary School’s Star Student Award recipients.
Flower Hill Primary School is a real life melting pot, not just of colorful personalities and academic interests, but of cultural heritage, too. Parents, students and teachers recently celebrated this dynamic during a virtual family night.
Flower Hill Primary School students embraced their love of reading by enthusiastically participating this year’s national Read Across America program.
Flower Hill Primary School observed the 100th day of the 2020/21 school year with a variety of fun activities around the building.
Every youngster and family is welcome at Flower Hill Primary School. That’s just how it is and always has been. It’s been that way since September 1954 when students flooded into the building for the first time and it’s no different today.
Flower Hill Primary School likes to keep its students flying high. So Principal Lucia Laguarda, faculty and support staff members are always looking for ways to ignite the energy and enthusiasm that typically comes with being in grades K-3, even during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Teaching Flower Hill Primary School students about the concept of kindness and how it can be displayed in a variety of everyday life situations is important to faculty and staff members. The school has been participating in a kindness initiative along with its counterparts across Huntington UFSD.
Flower Hill Primary School has a new group of star students and the youngsters are thrilled to be receiving the recognition.
Computer Science Education Week was a fun time at Flower Hill Primary School, where students explored new areas of technology and expanded their horizons.
Flower Hill Primary School. The name itself has inspired confidence in the community for generations. Folks knew and trusted that the students in the building were receiving a first rate education and were on their way to becoming outstanding citizens and contributing members of society. That tradition continues today.
When someone is kind it never goes unnoticed. People always remember those who are nice to them; who display a basic level of kindness. It is never forgotten.
Flower Hill Primary School students observed Veterans Day this week, learning about the history behind it and honoring those who have served America in uniform.
Where has time gone? It’s difficult to believe that more than two months have already passed since classes resumed in Huntington UFSD for the 2020/21 school year. While the COVID-19 pandemic is still ongoing, Flower Hill Primary School students are continuing to display enthusiasm for their daily studies and activities.
Flower Hill School always seems to make the best of any situation. It has been that way since the building opened in September 1954 and today’s students and teachers are just as resilient as their predecessors.
COVID-19 pandemic has necessitated a long list of changes and modified practices, but Flower Hill Primary School students are still off to a great start to the 2020/21 school year. The youngsters are working hard, getting along with their teachers and classmates and learning fun and interesting things every day.
Like its sister buildings across Huntington UFSD, Flower Hill Primary School is preparing to reopen for classes. Principal Lucia Laguarda and the faculty and support staff members who work there are busy planning for what they hope will be a great year.
Flower Hill Primary School has established a well-deserved reputation in the community for emphasizing academic excellence and social growth. Opened in September 1954, the school today houses students ranging from kindergarten through third grade.
Flower Hill School is committed to helping its students achieve their full academic potential and to supporting the development of social skills that will help each child successfully navigate through the school setting during their formative years. To this end, Flower Hill’s goal is to consistently provide a learning environment that fosters the intellectual, emotional, social and physical development of each student.
Flower Hill’s staff of caring professionals offers a child-centered educational program in a supportive and nurturing environment. It is hoped that by providing teaching that inspires, informs and challenges, teachers and support staff can instill a love for learning that will continue throughout each child’s school years and beyond.
In addition to the rich regular day classroom program, each child receives instruction in art, music, physical education, library skills and technology from teachers who are specialists in each of these areas. Flower Hill also has a school nurse, psychologist, social worker, reading and math specialists and other professional staff members who provide critical support to students.
A strong partnership between students, parents and teachers is very important to daily life at Flower Hill. Principal Lucia Laguarda and all teachers and staff members are confident that by working together to build a positive collaboration between home and school, Flower Hill will continue to provide quality educational experiences for all of its students.
Lucia Laguarda has been principal of Flower Hill Primary School since December 1, 2017.
Ms. Laguarda obtained a BA in sociology with a minor in Spanish at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in May 1992. She also studied as an undergraduate at Universidad de Sevilla in Spain and went on to earn a Master of Arts in Education with a multicultural emphasis at California State University-Dominguez Hills in May 1996.
A member of the Phi Delta Kappa Honor Society, Ms. Laguarda had been the Riverhead School District’s director of professional personnel at the time of her appointment as Flower Hill’s principal. She earlier served as principal of Hemenway Elementary School (2010-2015) and in a dual appointment as principal of King Elementary School (2013-2015) in Framingham, Massachusetts. The latter was the district’s first STEAM school.
Ms. Laguarda began her career as a bilingual classroom teacher for grades 3-5 at Clyde Woodworth Elementary School in Inglewood, California, working there from 1992-1996 before becoming a teacher support coordinator with Teach for America in Los Angeles. She supervised, evaluated and provided in-service mentoring to over 200 TFA teachers in the LA area from 1996-1998.
A bilingual and multicultural teaching methods instructor at California State University-Dominguez Hills in 1997-1998, Ms. Laguarda went on to serve as an English language special projects coordinator at Eucalyptus Elementary School in Hawthorne, California from 1998-2000. She was assistant principal of William Green Elementary School from 2000-2002 and principal of Billy Mitchell Elementary School from 2002-2005 and 2006-2010, both in Lawndale, California.
A native Spanish speaker, Ms. Laguarda was an instructional coach and school improvement consultant with Teachscape National Professional Development in the Indian Oasis School District in Tucson, Arizona in 2006.
Ms. Laguarda is Flower Hill School’s eighth permanent principal since it opened in September 1954.
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