The Arts

The NYSSMA All State Conference and Concerts have been cancelled.  By click here for more information:


Additionally, the Nassau County All-County and PEAK festivals have been cancelled.


The arts

                       WELCOME TO A NEW YEAR

                                     Brian Zuar, Ed.D. - Director of the Arts - September 2019


June, 2020 Graduation Awards in the Arts

The class of 2020 has been through a unique experience this spring and they have weathered the storm with strength, grace, and poise.  Hopefully, playing their instruments, singing, making art, and performing in theatrical productions, even remotely, has helped them persevere and thrive through this crisis. More than any year in recent memory, the class of 2020 deserves our congratulations and support.

On the following pages are all the awards we would have presented at assemblies, ceremonies, and concerts. 

  • The first group, titled “High School Awards/Senior Plaques,” would have been distributed at an afternoon awards ceremony at South Side High School.
  • On the second page, the Awards and scholarships listed in the left column would have been presented at the evening assembly and listed on the graduation program.
  • The Sponsors of the Arts “Maestro” and “Virtuoso” Awards are generally given at the high school spring concert.
  • The Sponsors of the Arts Scholarships would have been awarded at the All District Concerts in March.The comments are generally quoted by the officer of the organization when they present the scholarship.
  • The Middle School Edith McIntosh Scholarship is generally given at the spring concert and the elementary one is given at the 5th grade awards ceremony.

During this unusual 2020 graduation season, when all of the above-mentioned ceremonies, assemblies and concerts have become remote or cancelled altogether, scholarship checks will be mailed directly to the recipients’ homes.  Plaques and certificates may be collected during each building’s scheduled pick up days and times.

I wish all of the award winners and their families a safe and healthy summer and look forward to the day (hopefully sooner rather than later), when we can see each other in person!


Brian Zuar, Ed.D.

Director of the Arts