Aquebogue Elementary School recently celebrated its first ever Superhero Day inspired by the life of Mrs. Keri Stromski, a beloved and influential kindergarten teacher at Aquebogue Elementary who passed away from cancer last year, and is recognized on her birthday, Nov. 16.
As part of the day, students and staff dressed like heroes to honor Mrs. Stromski, who was well-known for having a superhero costume for all occasions and for helping students see the heroism in everyday people.
“Mrs. Stromski made every kid feel like they had superpowers,” building principal Bryan Miltenberg said. “The positive energy in our building today shows that her spirit lives on in our school community.”
“While many of our students saw their own traits reflected in some of our most popular superheroes, it was especially powerful to listen to our students talk about how their parents, teachers and community helpers inspired them most of all,” assistant principal Gary Karlson said.