Interests are alive at the Annex. Recently all kindergarten and first grade students participated in interest-based Enrichment Clusters. Students were offered a choice of 15 different interest-based enrichment clusters. Interests Alive allowed students to engage in hands-on, enriching activities related to an area of interest, while developing academic and social skills. Each cluster was led by a member of the kindergarten and/or first grade instructional team and reflects Syosset School District’s high learning standards. This type of programming emanates from the field of gifted education; we are proud to offer it to all of our students as part of our schoolwide enrichment program. Each cluster met twice.