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Harrison Shines 'Spotlight' on LMK Students

HARRISON, N.Y. – Louis M. Klein Middle (LMK) School students and teachers got to show off their work to the community on "Spotlight Night," a night dedicated to opening up the school to parents to let them see what their children have been working on all year.

Classrooms were open to parents who came to see their children demonstrate projects they have been working on in all subjects. From artwork to science experiments, students were able to open up their school experience to their parents and let them see what their teachers are doing too.

"It's exciting," said Brittany Langlitz, a first year science teacher at LMK. "It's challenging but I'm pretty proud of the work they've been doing. I've had a smile from ear to ear all night. It's definitely bigger than I expected it to be and I'm happy that their parents can see what they've been up to."

Technology teachers John Bergen and Eli Perry were busy showing parents projects in such subjects as engineering. Bergen said the middle school technology program helps prepare students for the International Baccalaureate program at the high school.

"A lot of parents that come into our room are surprised at what they see," Bergen said. "We appreciate them checking out what we do all year."

LMK Principal Scott Fried said that the event is not only to show the community what present middle school students are doing but to introduce next years' sixth-graders to the school as well. Spotlight Night also featured a tour for current fifth-graders of the facilities at LMK to help them familiarize themselves with the building they will be in next school year.

"It's not the first time the fifth-graders have been to our building," Fried said. "We have a well-crafted process transition for elementary school students with other programs such as Buddy Day and bringing them here to watch our concerts so they know what our music programs offer. It lets them know that even though they are coming to a bigger building we are still a warm and inviting community for them to join."

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