Roslyn school district acquires 3-D virtual dissection platform for science classes

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The Roslyn Board of Education announced the school district acquired new technology for their science classes. (Photo by John Nugent)

BY JOHN NUGENT

At its first meeting of the new school year on Thursday, Roslyn Board of Education President Meryl Waxman Ben-Levy announced that the district has purchased an Anatomage Table for use in science classes.

The Anatomage Table is a teaching tool that provides 3-D visualization of human and animal anatomies. With this advanced system, students of biology and physiology will be able to perform virtual dissections on digital cadavers and analyze blood flow by examining vascular structures in the human body.

Under the direction of coordinator Allyson Weseley, Roslyn has had an outstanding scientific research program in recent years. In January 2020 three students from the district were selected as scholars in the Regeneron Science Talent Search, a highly competitive national competition.

Hoping to continue this high level of achievement, Waxman Ben-Levy opened the meeting by setting a tone of optimism and confidence that the new year will be a great success as the students return to full-time in-person classes following a year of COVID-restricted hybrid learning.

In her opening remarks the board president spoke of the concept of respect. She stressed the importance of students showing respect for each other and their teachers and encouraged the younger students to look up to the seniors and teachers as role models. “It is important to respect our elders because seniors have plenty of experience in life and they can teach us about enduring change and handling life’s challenges,” said Ben-Levy.

Superintendent of Schools Allison Brown said that she visited all the schools in the district last week and added that she is very enthusiastic about getting back to a “normal” school routine.

Jaideep Grewal, student government president and student delegate to the Board of Education, announced plans for organizing a “Meet and Greet” to welcome the 200 students newly enrolled in the district. Also, Grewal and student leaders arranged a rally for elementary students on the morning of Homecoming Day to encourage school unity and spirit.

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