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The William Floyd School District is pleased to announce William Floyd High School/Floyd Academy 2022 Summer Enrichment classes! Below is a brief course descriptor along with dates and times each enrichment course will run and a registration link! Please note that transportation is not provided for this summer's enrichment programs.


Introduction and Pathways to Wind

Teacher: A. Huff

A 24-hour course developed by Farmingdale State College that highlights the following:

  • Wind turbine operations and mechanics
  • Wind turbine installation case studies
  • Hands-on work with fundamental green energy principles
  • Pathways to Technical &Non-technical careers in wind energy
  • Experiences from individuals currently employed in the wind
  • energy industry
  • Guest speakers from Long Island Federation of Labor AFL-CIO, Climate Jobs New York, Citizens Campaign for the Environment, Community Offshore Wind, Orsted & Eversource

* 2 field trips for demonstration and hands-on activities will take place at Farmingdale State College and SUNY Maritime.

The course will meet on July 18-20 & July 25-27; from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Please Note: Field Trips will be on July 21 and July 28

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The ABCs of the SATs

Teacher: M. Devenney

A comprehensive study of both the Evidence-Based Reading section and the Writing & Language section within the SAT. This course will initially focus on overall strategies that will align with both the R & W/L sections. In addition, we will dive into the specific question types and stems that appear throughout each administration of the SAT. At the same time, we will review concepts and strategies that apply specifically to the EBR & another set of concepts and strategies for the W/L too.

The class will meet on July 6, July 13, July 20, July 27 August 3, August 10; 9:30 am- 11:00 am

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Exploring Black Culture Through the Arts Day 1 

Students will explore the arts, culture, and achievements of artists of color through teambuilding and take-home projects. No previous artistic experience is necessary.

The class will meet on August 9th; 8:00 am- 12:55 pm 

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Exploring Black Culture Through the Arts Day 2

Teachers: Ms. Higgins & Ms. Penney

Fieldtrip to Ma's House Art Studio in Southampton to learn about artists of color, tour the museum, and visit artist exhibits.  Students will have a workshop with the visiting artist and director.  

The class will meet on August 10th; 8:00 am- 12:55 pm

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Exploration of Arts and Crafts

Teacher: G. Williams

This fun art course will cover five different themes/topics. 1. Superhero Movie Posters 2. Animal Portraits 3. Mask Making 4. Summer Dream House Designs 5. Pen & Ink illustrations. One topic will be covered each week for a total of five weeks.

The classes will meet Monday - Wednesday from 9:00 am -10:00 am; July 5th – August 10th

The Animal Portraits class will meet 10:00 am -11:00 am; July 5th – August 10th

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Exploring History Through Art Projects

Teachers: Ms. Higgins & Ms. Penney

Students will create and take home a variety of art created during this two-day exploration of art, culture, and history.  Day 2 includes a field trip to Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge for team building and “Plein air” art projects.  No previous artistic experience is needed.

The class will meet from 8:00 am-12:55 pm; on July 5th & July 6th

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Global Regents Prep Made Easy

Teacher: Ms. Penny

Students will create review materials, learn test-taking strategies, and play review games to help them pass the Global II Regents.  

The class will meet 9:00 am -12:00 pm; on July 20th

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Historical Themes and Social Justice lessons from Rod Serling

Teacher: R. Warner

Students will watch the following Twilight Zone episodes followed by a discussion:

"The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street"

"The Shelter"

"He's Alive"

"The Encounter"

"A Quality of Mercy"

They will also watch selected episodes of Serling’s "The Loner," the teleplay "Nightmare at Ground Zero," the film "Seven Days in May" and "Planet of the Apes."

Course Dates: July 5th to August 10th (Monday – Wednesday) Times to be determined

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FloydFit 

Teacher: J. Curley

Do you not have workout machines at home? Do you not have a gym membership? NO PROBLEM!!! 

Join us for ten 90-minute informational sessions. Completion of this program will provide you with the knowledge to create your own workout programs at home with little or no equipment! 

Some exercises that will be taught here: 

  • Air Squat 
  • Deadlift 
  • Alternating “V” ups 
  • Broad Jump Burpee… etc. 

PLEASE be prepared with appropriate workout attire. 

Sweating is highly encouraged at FloydFit!!! 

The class will meet Mondays & Wednesdays from 8:00 am-9:30 am; July 11th - August 15th (No session 7/18) 

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PE Fun & Games 

 Teacher: J. Curley

Join us for ten 90-minute sessions of PE Fun & Games. During this course, you will participate in a wide range of activities. The students will get the opportunity to learn new games and participate in some fan favorites. Sportsmanship, the spirit of cooperation, respect, kindness, and effort are constantly reinforced throughout the activities 

Some games and sports that will be played here: 

  • Cooperative games/team building 
  • Tag games 
  • Dodgeball 
  • Nitro ball 
  • Soccer 
  • Volleyball 
  • Corn hole... etc. 

PLEASE be prepared with sneakers and appropriate workout attire. 

The class will meet Mondays & Wednesdays from 9:30 am -11:00 am, July 11th- August 15th (No session 7/18) 

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English Language Arts - Summer Enrichment:

Teacher: K. Houghtaling

Throughout this course, using small groups or one-to-one learning, students will have the opportunity to strengthen their core ELA skills. The course will focus on output and development in writing, reading comprehension, grammar, and vocabulary skills. Students should be able to see improvement and build confidence in higher-level comprehension skills, as well as verbal and writing communication higher-levels will also have the chance to enter multiple writing contests, with scholarship and other prize money opportunities available. Students will learn to craft a resume and cover letter, in addition to creating a college essay.

The class will meet Monday - Wednesday from 9:00 am -11:00 am; July 5th - August 10th 

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Creative Writing Course

Teacher: H. Mascolo

Do you consider yourself to be imaginative and creative? Do you enjoy writing original short stories, songs, or poems? Then, you should consider joining our summer creative writing course. In this course, students will explore different genres of writing and develop and share their own original pieces. Through a variety of reading and writing activities, students will develop their voices as writers. Together, towards the end of the course, we will compile a website to share the works that students are most proud of.

The class will meet every Monday and Tuesday from 9:00 am -10:00 am; July 11th - August 9th 

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College-Readiness Writing Course

Teacher: H. Mascolo

Are you getting ready to apply for colleges? Then, this course may be for you! This course will help you to improve your college-level writing skills, especially for two key writing pieces needed for college: the college application essay and the SAT essay. Our

The class will meet every Monday and Tuesday from 10:00 am – 11:00 am; July 11th - August 9th 

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Environmental Science - Outdoor Classroom

 Teachers: C. Felix & T. Adams

In this class, students will actively explore the science in nature and the outdoors by visiting a variety of locations on Long Island including beaches, farms, and nature centers.  They will then be able to reflect upon their explorations in writing in a virtual journal. 

Tentative Field Trips

William Floyd Estate 

Enjoy a walk-through time when you visit the William Floyd Estate. The Estate was at the center of the Floyd Family's life for more than 250 years and the ancestral home, grounds, outbuildings, and family cemetery help tell the story of the continual use, change, and adaptations that took place here in Mastic Beach, New York.

Wetland Cruise

Take a cruise through the 88-acre wetlands preserve in Stony Brook for a 1 1/2-hour tour.  A naturalist on board explains the wildlife that passengers observe, the natural and human history of the area, and the individuals and events that have shaped it!

Cedar Beach, Mt. Sinai
          Please join us as we explore the unique ecology of the beach and salt marsh. We will learn about the different and overlapping ecosystems of flora and fauna, and the habitats that comprise these beautiful places. Please wear closed, comfortable shoes.

Smith’s Point Beach and Wilderness Center

        Explore the wilderness and visitor center at Smith’s Point beach. This is Fire Island National Seashore's eastern gateway to the Otis Pike Fire Island High Dune Wilderness, the only federally designated wilderness area in New York State.

Dates and times for the field trips TBD

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