Woodhull School has classes for students in Pre-Kindergarten through grade 6 from 8:00am to 2:35pm every day. Woodhull is comprised of four teams: the Primary Team, the Early Elementary Team, the Elementary Team and the Intermediate Team.
In addition to general classroom instruction, students attend art, music, physical education, and library skills classes. Speech, remedial reading, academic intervention services, counseling, and special education support is also available to students. There are a wide variety of after-school activities and clubs, as well as cultural activities and field trips for our students. The school also provides for a one-to-one laptop program that allows students access to the latest technology.
Our experienced teaching staff receives professional development on a regular basis and strives to meet the needs of all students. Our students perform very well on national and state assessments, and we take pride in their success.
Student art adorned the walls of the Woodhull Elementary School gymnasium for the annual Student Art Show, curated by Woodhull art teacher Bianca Diadone and featuring works from all students throughout the school year.
Students lead parents and teachers on a tour of the display as they proudly showed off their paintings, drawings, sculptures and mixed media works. Over 100 works were displayed in all, including set pieces made by the Art Club for the winter musical, 3D printed objects designed by intermediate students and a collaborative piece made by all students in the school, including a large mandala and an oversized poster celebrating the value of mindfulness.
Fire Island School District is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the founding of its first school in 1918 this year, and parents recently participated in a special viewing of a retrospective exhibit for the occasion.
The exhibit, curated by Woodhull’s technology integration specialist Debbie Gerken, allows viewers to walk chronologically through the various periods of the district’s development and view artifacts giving a sense of school life during each period. The artifacts came not only from the district itself but also largely from longtime residents, who may have been students, parents, Board of Education members or all of the above, who generously contributed their photos and records to the project.
The exhibit is scheduled to appear again during the graduation ceremony and spring concert at Woodhull on June 20 (open to the community) and also at the Ocean Beach Historical Society over the summer.