60 Oakdale-Bohemia Road
Oakdale, NY 11769-1395
Principal: Joseph Piombo
Assistant Principal: Danielle Black
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Caught Being Kind
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Julianna Abbamonte Olivia Cummings Elizabeth Dionne
Nicole Fallo Ryder Gaska Gabriella Ortiz
Jacquelyn Torrez Tobar Braden Zuccaro
During the week of Feb. 13-17, district students learned about the harmful effects of bullying and promoted, through various activities, the positive impact and importance of showing kindness to others.
At Oakdale-Bohemia and Ronkonkoma middle schools, students attended an assembly with Richard Specht, co-founder of the ReesSpecht Life Foundation, who demonstrated how kindness changed his family in the wake of a tragedy. Mr. Specht admitted that many people don’t believe kindness makes a difference in the world. He also noted that the same people will not choose kindness if they don’t believe its power.
“Don’t wish for a better world,” Mr. Specht told the students. “Go out and make it happen one kind act at a time.” He continued by saying, “Words don’t fix things – kindness does.”
Date Added: 2/23/2023
Under the direction of Rachel Carter White, the Oakdale-Bohemia Middle School Drama Club delivered powerful performances of “Matilda Jr. The Musical,” held on Feb. 2-4. Based on the book by Dennis Kelly, the middle school version of the musical kept intact the original storyline and beloved characters who have wowed audiences since it was first performed in England in 2010.
“Matilda Jr.” is the story of an extraordinary girl with special powers who grew up in a difficult family situation and seeks refuge in library books, while creating her own stories. There was so much student interest in performing the musical, there were two separate casts. The actors expertly portrayed the scenes and musical numbers, including favorites “When I Grow Up,” “The Hammer,” and “The Chokey Chant.
In her Director’s Note, Ms. White noted that each of the students has grown. “What is true for every child is that they have shown tremendous growth in their particular craft,” Ms. White said. “They have challenged themselves as performers, crew members and colleagues.”
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Date Added: 2/9/2023
OBMS Pops Concert at 7:00PM CHS
Superintendent's Conference Day - No Students
OBMS 8th Grade Career Fair 10:00 AM OBMS