Mixing it up at Woodland


Woodland Middle School in the East Meadow School District celebrated the last day of school before winter break on Feb. 15 by hosting “Mix It Up Day,” which included team-building activities for the students.

The Social Emotional Learning Committee organized a Disney-themed “Mix It Up Day” for sixth and seventh-grade students during their lunch periods in order to have students meet new people while developing their social and teamwork skills. Activities included a scavenger hunt and a word search, which encouraged students to assist each other. Prizes were randomly distributed to those that fully completed the scavenger hunt.

Eighth-grade students also continued their yearlong focus on team building. The first portion of their skill development took place in November and the eighth-grade class gathered again for a recent round of collaborative activities including a human rock, papers, scissors tournament.

—Brian Stieglitz