Interview With Mrs. Heather Serra

Source: The Buckley Bark

Jane Park: Grade 7

Mrs. Heather Serra is the new fifth- and sixth-grade math teacher at Buckley this year. In addition to her love of mathematics, Mrs. Serra has two cats and a love of European monarchs, but she would choose to unwatch the Deadpool movie if she could. She also has a special message for all of her students. Here is her interview with the Buckley Bark:

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Turtle Spotted On I.U. Willets Road

Source: The Buckley Bark

Anna Tsioulias: Grade 8

A friendly turtle was spotted near Buckley on October 19, at around 5:15 p.m. A family who lived nearby saw the turtle in the middle of the road and decided to protect it. While they were waiting for the police to come, they fed the turtle lettuce and gave him water to keep him cool.

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How To Ace The SSAT

Source: The Buckley Bark

Anna Tsioulias: Grade 8

For seventh- and eighth-graders, the November and December SSAT is coming up. The Secondary School Admission Test, or SSAT, is a standardized test taken by students for admissions officers to assess the abilities of the students who want to apply to their secondary school. There are six parts to the SSAT: one verbal, two math, one reading, one essay, and one experimental section. There are three levels of the SSAT: the Elementary Level SSAT (Grades 3-4), Middle Level SSAT (Grades 5-7), and the Upper Level SSAT (Grades 8-11). Students are scored on the SSAT by comparing their test scores to other people’s test scores.

The SSAT is difficult, so you should prepare once registered. Here are some tips, study methods, and suggestions on how to study for the SSAT.

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The Buckley Bark NFL Power Rankings


Simon Wigdor: Grade 8

It’s now week 11 in the National Football League. There have been many disappointments for some teams, while many others have exceeded their expectations. The Buckley Bark analysis of the power rankings came into existence through examining team players, injuries, and wins and losses.

Here are the Buckley Bark Power Rankings for football right now:

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Halloween Parade Was A “Super” Good Time

Source: Buckley Country Day School

Alan Barkan: Grade 7

Monday, October 31, was Halloween. Buckley Headmaster Dr. Jean-Marc Juhel had a big parade to celebrate the holiday. He invited all grades to come with their Halloween costumes and show off their creations to trick-or-treat at night.

Teachers and parents came to the Cronin Gym to see what all the children’s costumes were. Some adults even wore their own Halloween costumes.

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How To Master The Mile Run

Source: The Buckley Bark

Lindsay Fabricant: Grade 7

Do you wish you were more prepared for the mile run this year? This fall, I came up with a bunch of ideas to prepare for the long-distance run. However, after I ran the mile, I found that some of these plans weren’t as successful.

As we all know, it is important for us to stay healthy all year long. Here are some suggestions to help any student prepare for the mile run and stay fit:

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Easy And Spooky Halloween Recipes


Sterling Kalogeras: Grade 7

Are you upset that Halloween is over? Here are three easy Halloween-themed recipes to bring back the spooky spirit. Invite ghosts and witches over, and you’ll have the best scary dinner ever.

Halloween Brain Dip


2 avocados
1 tomato
1/2 scallion
1/4 red onion
1 pinch cilantro
1 head cauliflower
1/2 lime
Salt and pepper to taste

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Bulldogs Place High In The LIAAIS Soccer Tournament

Source: The Buckley Bark

Sajid Aziz: Grade 8

On Thursday, October 13, the seventh- and eighth-grade boys soccer team competed in the Long Island Athletic Association of Independent Schools (LIAAIS) Soccer Tournament, which was held at the Green Vale School. The Bulldogs placed third in the tournament.

The squad’s first game was against East Woods School. The team came out with a big victory, winning 2-1. Eighth-grader Alex Goldenberg was the first to score with a beautiful shot from outside the 18-yard box. The ball flew into the back of the net, and the goalie had no chance. Next, eighth-grader Thanasi Pappas scored on a volley from a nice cross by seventh-grader Jake Belliveau. East Woods then scored one goal, but Buckley managed to keep the lead.

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