St. James Science Fair – 2015

Scientific inquiry and discovery is alive and well at St. James Elementary School! This year there were nearly two hundred participants for our annual St. James Science Fair! The six St. James Science Fair winners, one from each grade level, were chosen to represent St. James Elementary School at the Brookhaven National Lab Science Fair on Saturday, May 2, 2015. …


A Refection of Talent

Nine students from the district advanced to the state level of the National PTA Reflections program. Reflections provides pre-K-12 students with an opportunity to demonstrate their creative talents and express themselves through original works of art in dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts. Smithtown’s state qualifiers were honored at the …

Power of the Pen

Recently, Mrs. Baker’s fourth grade class put their persuasive writing lessons to good use!  After doing some research and reading books like Snowflake Bentley and Recess at 20 Below the class used what they had learned and each student wrote a persuasive essay extolling the virtues of having outdoor recess in the snow. Mrs. Lynch and Mr. Fantauzzi were …

A Beautiful Memorial for Grace

  School and district officials were joined by school community members at the St. James Elementary School playground for a dedication ceremony to unveil a beautiful bench in memory of a special young lady. Grace McDonnell was one of the 20 students and 26 victims overall who lost their lives during the Sandy Hook Elementary …


Rocking and Reading Are Hip Things to Do

St. James Elementary School kicked off this year’s Parents as Reading Partners celebration in hip fashion – by welcoming the arts-in-education percussion duo Hip Pickles. This award-winning interactive program incorporated music, movement and motivation to bring out some of the fun in reading. Along with hammering away on various types of drums in the school’s …

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