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Extended School Year - "Be the Best that You Can Be"

Students used a number of creative and handmade props as their performed “What a Wonderful World” for their families and friends.  thumbnail133041
Students used a number of creative and handmade props as their performed “What a Wonderful World” for their families and friends.
Our Project Excel Youth Program volunteered their time to ESY throughout the summer and participated in Wednesday morning’s festivities by playing along. thumbnail133042
Our Project Excel Youth Program volunteered their time to ESY throughout the summer and participated in Wednesday morning’s festivities by playing along.
The Extended School Year Program Administrator Shari Daniello expressed her gratitude towards the faculty, staff, and parents whose dedication to these children make the program so special.  thumbnail133043
The Extended School Year Program Administrator Shari Daniello expressed her gratitude towards the faculty, staff, and parents whose dedication to these children make the program so special.
These students were excited to see their mixed ingredients become colorful slime! thumbnail133044
These students were excited to see their mixed ingredients become colorful slime!
Students in Mr. Cardella’s classroom learned all of the ingredients and measurements to create their own play dough. thumbnail133045
Students in Mr. Cardella’s classroom learned all of the ingredients and measurements to create their own play dough.
It was an energetic morning for all! thumbnail133046
It was an energetic morning for all!

Countrywood Primary School recently showcased the fine work of our students and staff in the Extended School Year Program (ESY) Summer Celebration. This dynamic group of educators, led by ESY Vocational and Travel Administrator Geraldine Maurice and ESY Program Administrator Shari Daniello, peaked their students’ interests and kept their curiosity high with creative activities throughout the summer months.

South Huntington’s Extended School Year (ESY) Summer Program is a fantastic opportunity for students with special needs to work on improving all aspects of student and community life. This summer, students of all ages worked together in their classrooms and participated in a special vocational component for the high school students. “Be the Best that You Can Be” was this summer’s theme as students participated in creative activities in a variety of areas, including art, music and physical education.  On Wednesday, our students had the opportunity to showcase what they have been working on for their parents and teachers with great energy and enthusiasm before breaking into small group activities in their classrooms. The excitement on their faces and the joy of their parents truly expressed how this community-based program provides the amazing resources that impact these families in a remarkable and humbling way.

Thank you to our faculty and staff for making this program possible and to the teachers, TA’s, Paras, support staff and Youth Work Programs for their much appreciated dedication: (Teachers) Mrs. Commander, Mr. Clines, Mr. Cardella, Mrs. Maggio, Mr. Winters, Mr. Dwyer, Mr. Schneider, Mr. Gravina, Mrs. Shubert, (Vocational Education Teams) Mrs. Coleman, Miss Musgnug, Mr. Rentz, Mr. Metzak, and Mrs. Greco and South Oaks, (Program Staff) Mrs. Maurice, Mrs. Daniello, Miss DeNoble, Mr. Williams,Mr. Toledo, Dr.Savoy, Mrs. Samuels,Mr. O’Brien, Ms. Belfiore, Mrs. Strzelecka, Mr. DePaula, Diane Rice, and the Assistants in Training from our Project Excel Youth Program. It is the combined support of our district parents and South Huntington team that makes this very special endeavor possible.

 

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Get to Know Maplewood's New Principal

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My name is Dr. Gayle Steele and it is an honor to introduce myself to you as the new principal of Maplewood Intermediate School.  South Huntington School District is known for its dedication to quality education for all students and I am excited to become part of this wonderful community.  

My experiences as a teacher and an administrator have given me opportunities to partner with all stakeholders in creating educational environments where children come first. I was an 8th grade teacher for four years with the Department of Education in Brooklyn, a 6th grade teacher for one year in Elmont and a 5th grade teacher for eight years in Half Hollow Hills. I served as an assistant principal in Half Hollow Hills for two years before becoming principal in Valley Stream where I have been for the past seven years. Although all of my experiences were great, I feel fortunate that life’s path has led me to South Huntington. 

My college career began at Queens College, where I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Child Psychology. With the incredible support of my family, I later earned a Master’s Degree in General and Special Education and a Master’s Degree in School Leadership from Touro College. I then earned a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Dowling College.  

I am fortunate to have raised two daughters and to be married for 26 years. My family is very dear to me as I know yours is to you. This is why I value my work so deeply. As a parent or guardian, you need to know that your child is being well cared for in a nurturing environment when they attend school every day. I can assure you that they are in good hands with an exceptional staff and are welcomed into a culture of caring.  Maplewood is a place of excellence, and we will continue to work together to promote challenging academics while supporting the social-emotional needs of our students.

I am truly thankful to have this opportunity to share my love of learning with the Maplewood family. I look forward to getting to know you and your children. South Huntington has a wonderful reputation of excellence and I look forward to continuing with the great work that is already in motion.

 

BOE Meeting August 14, 2019 at 7PM

OUR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING WILL BEGIN TOMORROW EVENING, AUGUST 14, 2019,  AT 7 P.M. SHARP, RATHER THAN 7:30 P.M.  BUSINESS WILL BE CONDUCTED AT THAT TIME, WITH THE BRONZE AWARD CEREMONY COMMENCING AT 7:30 P.M.  THE LOCATION IS THE LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE ROOM AT THE JAMES KADEN ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES.

 

Changes to Parent Portal and Parent Portal App...

Infinite Campus has updated the old parent portal to a Campus parent and Campus student Portal.

If you are logging into the site via a computer and use the Infinite Campus Parent Portal link under Parents on the District website, you will now see that you can log into "Campus Parent" or "Campus Student." Please know that your current user name and password will work.

If you use the infinite Campus mobile app, you will need to download either Campus Parent or Campus Student in your phone's app store. Again, your current user name and password will work using the new app. 

If you do not currently have a portal account and would like to create one. please follow the directions listed on the parent tab and the IC Parent portal link. 

 

Problems accessing 2019-2020 Information on Infinite Campus and Parent Portal

Some Parents and teachers are experiencing problems accessing information for the 2019-2020 school year on Infinite Campus and/or the Parent Portal.  If this is happening to you, please contact your child's school; you may also email Katy Daly at kdaly@shufsd.org.  Please provide this information:  Your name, your child's name, child's school,  the nature of the problem, and whether you accessed the information from a desk top or other device.  If you are using the new parent app, please be sure to delete the old app and reload the new one.  We apologize for the inconvenience and we are working to solve this as soon as possible.