Griffins"The Stuff Legends Are Made Of"Mr. Gates - Social StudiesMrs. Giammarino - EnglishMrs. Tague - EnglishMr. Schuler - EnglishMrs. Butler - MathMrs. Benzinger - MathMs. Bak - MathMr. Viola - ScienceMr. Gordon - Science"It's not how smart you are; its how hard you are willing to work that counts"Griffins Team Motto(Click Image Above)SEM Night 2017/2018 - May 31st 2018
It is with great pleasure that we announce our team's selection to work in partnership with the University of Connecticut on a School Wide Enrichment Model (SEM) project entitled "Transformation." Due to the outstanding work of our students throughout the school year, their selection places them in the unique position to demonstrate high-end learning through a project based learning model and to develop the strengths and talents of all our students.
THE SEM PROJECT INFO FOR THE 2018/2019 SCHOOL YEAR WILL BE RELEASED SOON.The Griffin Team Teachers would like to take this opportunity to welcome our new 7th Graders to Elmont Memorial High School. We are excited to be working with such an energetic and eager group of students willing to work hard to achieve their goals and promote an environment of mutual respect and civility in the Elmont community. With the high expectations placed on our students to obtain mastery on their state assessments and to excel in all aspects of their academic course work, we have established a network of support to help our students succeed. Our Team Centers and individual “extra help” schedule will be released soon. These sessions are used to help students review subject specific skills that will help build a foundation each child needs to perform at their best. Combined with your support at home, we feel that every child can succeed. Once again we would like to welcome you to our academic team and to express our overwhelming thanks for your support. Please feel free to contact us with any concerns you may have.Sincerely,Griffins Team Teachers**Attention**Team CenterScheduled "Team Center/Extra Help" sessions will begin soon. Please click the "Team Center" link to the left to access the new schedule.Mythology of the Griffin
The Griffin, is a legendary creature portrayed with the rear body of a lion, though other animals may be substituted. However, the griffin is always shown with the head of an eagle with erect ears and a feathered torso with the forelegs of an eagle, including its talons. This combination indicates intelligence and strength. As the lion was traditionally considered the king of the beasts and the eagle the king of the birds, the griffin was thought to be an especially powerful and majestic creature. In heraldry, the griffin's amalgamation of lion and eagle gains in courage and boldness and it is always drawn to fierce monsters.
It is our focus on intellegence, strength, and courage that we proudly display the "GRIFFIN" as the symbol to represent our team."Mastery for All"