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"Coastal Flood Advisory" ...Coastal flood advisory in effect from 4 am to 7 am EST Friday... The National Weather Service in New York NY has issued a coastal flood advisory, which is in effect from 4 am to 7 am EST Friday. * Locations...western Long Island Sound including New Haven and Fairfield counties in southern Connecticut, Westchester, Bronx, northern Queens, northern Nassau and northwest Suffolk counties in New York. * Tidal departure...2 to 3 ft above astronomical tides around the times of high tide. * Coastal flood impacts...there is a low threat of property damage. Shallow flooding is expected in the most vulnerable locations near the Waterfront and shoreline. Expect around 1 to 2 feet of inundation above ground level in low lying, vulnerable areas. Some roads and low lying property including parking lots, Parks, lawns and homes/businesses with basements near the Waterfront will experience shallow flooding. * Timing...around the times of high tide tonight. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A coastal flood advisory indicates that onshore winds and tides will combine to generate flooding of low areas along the shore. Time of high total tides are approximate to the nearest hour. Bridgeport CT MLLW categories - minor 8.9 ft, moderate 10.4 ft, major 11.4 ft mhhw categories - minor 1.6 ft, moderate 3.1 ft, major 4.1 ft total total departure day/time tide tide from norm waves flood ft MLLW ft mhhw ft ft impact -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 16/05 am 8.9/ 9.4 1.6/ 2.0 2.7/ 3.2 2-3 minor Stamford CT MLLW categories - minor 9.4 ft, moderate 11.0 ft, major 12.4 ft mhhw categories - minor 1.5 ft, moderate 3.1 ft, major 4.5 ft total total departure day/time tide tide from norm waves flood ft MLLW ft mhhw ft ft impact -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 16/05 am 9.3/ 9.8 1.4/ 1.9 2.7/ 3.2 2-3 minor New Haven CT MLLW categories - minor 8.6 ft, moderate 9.2 ft, major 10.5 ft mhhw categories - minor 1.9 ft, moderate 2.5 ft, major 3.8 ft total total departure day/time tide tide from norm waves flood ft MLLW ft mhhw ft ft impact -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 16/05 am 8.4/ 8.9 1.7/ 2.2 2.7/ 3.2 2 minor Kings Point NY MLLW categories - minor 10.0 ft, moderate 10.5 ft, major 13.0 ft mhhw categories - minor 2.2 ft, moderate 2.7 ft, major 5.2 ft total total departure day/time tide tide from norm waves flood ft MLLW ft mhhw ft ft impact -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 16/06 am 9.4/ 9.9 1.6/ 2.0 2.8/ 3.4 2 none Old Field NY MLLW categories - minor 9.2 ft, moderate 10.2 ft, major 12.2 ft mhhw categories - minor 1.9 ft, moderate 2.9 ft, major 4.9 ft total total departure day/time tide tide from norm waves flood ft MLLW ft mhhw ft ft impact -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 16/05 am 9.1/ 9.6 1.8/ 2.2 3.0/ 3.5 2-4 minor Glen Cove NY MLLW categories - minor 10.1 ft, moderate 11.1 ft, major 13.1 ft mhhw categories - minor 2.2 ft, moderate 3.2 ft, major 5.2 ft total total departure day/time tide tide from norm waves flood ft MLLW ft mhhw ft ft impact -------- --------- --------- --------- ------- -------- 16/05 am 9.2/ 9.7 1.3/ 1.8 2.6/ 3.1 2-3 none -- Thursday Nov.15 18,02:19 PM

WFSD Hosts Annual College Awareness Day, College & Career School Fair

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The College and Career School Fair was held to coincide with College Awareness Day.

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Students in Janine Baumiller’s third-grade class at William Floyd Elementary School in their future career outfits.

Photo by: William Floyd School District

Brookhaven, NY - May 9, 2017 - Recently, the William Floyd School District held its annual College and Career School Fair, an event designed to provide students and their families with the opportunity to begin thinking about college and their future careers. Approximately 700 students and parents attended over the course of the evening and had the opportunity to meet with representatives from more than 95 colleges, universities and technical schools, as well as the Career and Technical Education program at William Floyd High School for the younger students in attendance.
 
The College and Career School Fair was held to coincide with College Awareness Day throughout the district which included many school events, a sampling of which is below and includes third-grade students at William Floyd Elementary School dressing for the career they would like to have some day.
 
Tangier Smith Elementary School first graders and future members of the class of 2028 attended presentations about colleges and universities that their teachers graduated from. Students rotated between classrooms and were able to get better acquainted with each institution. In preparation for the day, students decorated their classroom doors with the help of art teacher Deborah Zorn. School counselor Toni Rose Taddeo, wearing a graduation cap and gown, kicked off the event by reading excerpts from Dr. Seuss’s classes, “Oh the Places You’ll Go!”
 
At Moriches Elementary School, the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) Club took a virtual tour of an active lab at the Koch Institute for Integrated Cancer Research at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). Research scientist Dr. Rob Kimmerling, a 2007 William Floyd graduate and Moriches Elementary School alumnus, explained how his passion for science was sparked in the same school. Dr. Kimmerling demonstrated a device he helped design which is used to measure the mass of a single cell. STEM Club teachers Mr. Joshua Haight, Mr. Tom Short and Dr. Rich Kimmerling helped students draft questions about his research and his experiences in college and as a scientist. After graduating from William Floyd High School, Dr. Rob Kimmerling earned a Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering at Stony Brook University. He was accepted into MIT for his graduate work, where he recently earned a PhD in Bioengineering.