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Newsday Highlights their January Long Island Scholar Artist, Delaney Mena

The goal of the Scholar-Artist program is to honor exceptionally accomplished high school seniors September to June. Selections are made, each spring, from a pool of Long Island students. From these nominees, one monthly award winner from Nassau and one from Suffolk is chosen. Congratulations Delaney Mena!
The goal of the Scholar-Artist program is to honor exceptionally accomplished high school seniors September to June. Selections are made, each spring, from a pool of Long Island students. From these nominees, one monthly award winner from Nassau and one from Suffolk is chosen. Congratulations Delaney Mena!
The art of Delaney Mena, January Long Island Scholar Artist.
The art of Delaney Mena, January Long Island Scholar Artist.

"Dance is a way to express myself in ways that words cannot communicate." January Scholar artist and Walt Whitman High School senior Delaney Mena has found her true passion in the world of dance. She's a force to be reckoned with as a two-time "Miss Dance" regional title winner in 2016 and 2017, national champion senior elite soloist in 2017 and a "Miss Dance America" 1st-runner-up for 2017. As part of the Whitman Dance Program, Delaney helped to choreograph a creative piece called "While Everyone Walks By," which was performed at Stage the Change at both the Tilles Center and Whistlewood at the Heckscher Museum.

For the last 4 years, she has also performed during the Toys for Tots fundraisers at the holiday tree lighting ceremony held at South Side and Huntington Hospitals. In addition to her dance honors, Delaney is a member of the National Honor Society, National Honor Society for Dance Arts, National Italian Honor Society and National English Honor Society. When asked to describe this very talented student, her teachers say: "Delaney exemplifies discipline, creativity, courage and hard work. She is an exceptional artist and student with the potential to achieve the highest level of performance." After high school, she plans to pursue a BFA in dance with a minor in speech-language pathology and hopes to one day join a professional, contemporary/modern dance company.

Danielle Henneborn a Finalist in State Poster Competition

Whitman’s Advanced Computer Graphics teacher Ms. Erica Raji, Danielle Henneborn, and Principal Murphy enjoy a moment after the final bell for the day.
Whitman’s Advanced Computer Graphics teacher Ms. Erica Raji, Danielle Henneborn, and Principal Murphy enjoy a moment after the final bell for the day.
“I chose the angler fish as my visual because of what it does – lure in other fish as prey,” said our super creative student about the dangers lurking on the Internet.
“I chose the angler fish as my visual because of what it does – lure in other fish as prey,” said our super creative student about the dangers lurking on the Internet.

We are excited to hear that Danielle Henneborn was just selected as a finalist for the New York State “Kids Safe Online” Poster Contest! This statewide competition focused on Internet Safety and will be used to educate students and adults about the importance of not posting personal information on the Internet. In addition, Danielle’s work will be submitted to the National K-12 competition. “I chose the angler fish as my visual because of what it does – lure in other fish as prey,” said our super creative student about the dangers lurking on the Internet.

This is not the first time we heard about Danielle’s creative talent. Last year she won the Suffolk County “The Truth About Energy Drinks” PSA Contest with her Animation and Video entry. “Danielle has tremendous creativity and drive,” said Whitman’s Advanced Computer Graphics teacher Ms. Erica Raji. “Her focused determination comes from within and she’s able to tap into that and really bring her creativity out.”

Danielle sees herself as a visual communications specialist and as a junior will soon start her search for that perfect college fit, and no matter where she ends up, we’re sure her creative talent will speak for itself and open plenty of doors.

Maplewood Geography Bee Has a Winner

Left: Maplewood Principal Dr. Vito D’Elia and Assistant Principal Dr. Alison Bruno congratulate the winners from each class who competed in the Geography Bee, as well as Student Council Advisors Ms. Garafalo and Ms. Hatton on right.
Left: Maplewood Principal Dr. Vito D’Elia and Assistant Principal Dr. Alison Bruno congratulate the winners from each class who competed in the Geography Bee, as well as Student Council Advisors Ms. Garafalo and Ms. Hatton on right.
Congratulations to Maplewood’s school champion Angelee Cordova Palma, (right) and runner up was Sofia Reichhold.
Congratulations to Maplewood’s school champion Angelee Cordova Palma, (right) and runner up was Sofia Reichhold.

Maplewood Intermediate School just held its annual Geography Bee, which is sponsored by the National Geographic Society and Maplewood’s Student Council. Nineteen fourth- and fifth-grade students competed in this year’s Bee.

Students first competed at the classroom level and the winners then moved on to the school-wide Geography Bee. Congratulations to Maplewood’s school champion, Angelee Cordova Palma, a fifth grader in Ms. Gomez’s class.  The school-wide runner-up was Sofia Reichhold, a fifth-grader in Ms. McQueen and Mr. Fauci’s class.

Angelee just took her 42-question written test, comprised of both multiple choice and short response questions, in order to qualify to compete at the state level. Should she score high enough and move on to the state level, she may then possibly advance to the national level.

The final National Geographic Geography Bee takes place in Washington, DC in May 2018, with the first place winner receiving a $50,000 college scholarship, a lifetime membership in the National Geographic Society, including a subscription to National Geographic magazine, and a trip to the Galapagos Islands, courtesy of Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic.

Congratulations to Maplewood’s classroom level winners: Paul Akapnitis, Esmerelda Benitez-Fuentes, Taha Bilal, Dylan Block, Anthony Canales, Derek Caserta, Sara Duffy, Matthew Johnstone, Leah Linsner, Ayleen Navarro, Lucy O’Loughlin, Nikolette Ouzounis, Julia Philip, Dean Rosengold, Tyler Smith, Kritz Taku, and Gabriella Varellas. Champion: Angelee Cordova Palma, runner-up: Sofia Reichhold.

County and State Swim Awards Two Wildcats

 Left to right: Dana Keogler, coach Shepard and Emily Fung at the recently held Girls All County-All State Awards Dinner.
Left to right: Dana Keogler, coach Shepard and Emily Fung at the recently held Girls All County-All State Awards Dinner.

We hear from Varsity Swim Coach Rufus Shepard that the Girls All-County/All-State Awards Dinner held recently and two of our Walt Whitman swimmers received awards. Congratulations to Dana Keogler who received All-League honors and Emily Fung who received All-County, All-Long Island, and All-State honors. Way to Go Lady Wildcats!

Current News Story About a Former Teacher

The district has received requests for comments about an incident that was reported last May in which a now-former teacher was arrested for an inappropriate relationship with a female student. The district supports the police department’s successful efforts but has not been involved in their investigation. We have received, and immediately acted upon, Mr. Dreher’s resignation and have no additional details other than those being reported to the media. Mr. Dreher has not been in the classroom or on campus since the time of the initial accusations and is, since the time of his resignation, no longer employed by the district.

Dr. Bennardo

Pipeline to Varsity Girl’s Volleyball

Amelia Kongevold, one of three 8th grade captains gets an assist as she sets the ball to her teammate.
Amelia Kongevold, one of three 8th grade captains gets an assist as she sets the ball to her teammate.
Desiree Alvarez, another strong 8th grade captain gets ready to serve.
Desiree Alvarez, another strong 8th grade captain gets ready to serve.
Captain Brianna Morrissey will add depth to the high school team.
Captain Brianna Morrissey will add depth to the high school team.
You wouldn’t know Haley Sahadeo is playing in her first year and as she gets stronger at her skills, should make a solid addition at Whitman next season.
You wouldn’t know Haley Sahadeo is playing in her first year and as she gets stronger at her skills, should make a solid addition at Whitman next season.
Alexandra Fink, another strong 8th grader anchors a strong group that will graduate from Stimson this June.
Alexandra Fink, another strong 8th grader anchors a strong group that will graduate from Stimson this June.

We hear from Stimson’s girl’s volleyball coach Mike Patto that the team has had a productive season. “The team is full of players who work hard and set positive examples for their teammates,” said coach Patto. “This unit has great chemistry and they will only get better in the future.” Captains Amelia Kongevold, Brianna Morrissey, and Desiree Alvarez have been great role models and have helped teach their less experienced teammates how the game is played. First-year players Alexandra Fink and Haley Sahadeo have improved tremendously and are among the top offensive players on the team. The future is bright for South Huntington volleyball.

 

Photo Gallery

Thank You Platinum Properties

Left to right: From Platinum Properties, Lisa Leggio, Eliot Lonardo, and Jonas Wagner, and representing SHEF, Charles Ciravolo, Sidney Joyner, and Nicholas Ciappetta.
Left to right: From Platinum Properties, Lisa Leggio, Eliot Lonardo, and Jonas Wagner, and representing SHEF, Charles Ciravolo, Sidney Joyner, and Nicholas Ciappetta.

Thank you Jonas Wagner, Eliot Lonardo, and Lisa Leggio from Platinum Properties Long Island for their generous $1,000 donation to the South Huntington Education Foundation. These leaders of Platinum Properties are taking a special step by dedicating a portion of all sales commissions to their community school district. We are so very fortunate to have such caring partners supporting our noble South Huntington cause.

Whitman Job Shadow Day

Pictured L to R: Nicole Capolongo, Brand Strategist for Novak Motors, Eric Cajowski, Jason Girard, Chris Adams, Karina Lew, Luke Towers, Zach Lella, and Jackie Wuestman.
Pictured L to R: Nicole Capolongo, Brand Strategist for Novak Motors, Eric Cajowski, Jason Girard, Chris Adams, Karina Lew, Luke Towers, Zach Lella, and Jackie Wuestman.
Fifty photos of each vehicle appear on the Novak Motors website. Here Eric Cajowski practice techniques for getting it done the right the first time.
Fifty photos of each vehicle appear on the Novak Motors website. Here Eric Cajowski practice techniques for getting it done the right the first time.
Frank, one of Novak’s Finance managers, explains how the numbers work to Luke Towers and Jason Girard.
Frank, one of Novak’s Finance managers, explains how the numbers work to Luke Towers and Jason Girard.

On Wednesday, December 27th - Novak Motors, one of the nation's largest lease return outlets hosted their first ever job shadow day exclusively for students from Walt Whitman High School.

Students toured the 70,000 sq. foot indoor automotive showroom in Farmingdale to learn about Novak Motor's unique business model for pre-owned car sales! They then met with representatives from Finance, Accounting, Sales, Marketing,  Operations, Human Resources, and Administration Departments to learn about their role in the business and the skills students should possess to be competitive in the 21st Century workplace. 

To learn more about Novak Motors click the following link: https://www.novakmotorsny.com/

Thank you to everyone at Novak Motors for making Vacation Job Shadow Day a success!

 

 

Big Weekend Ready for Whitman Campus

News from Athletic Director Dr. James Wright,

In addition to our regularly scheduled lineup of athletic contests, this weekend offers two outstanding regional competitions right here at Walt Whitman High School. Our doors open on Saturday (1/20) at 9 a.m., for a full day of dance extravaganza that includes the very finest talent Long Island has to offer. This dynamic event, which is sponsored by Huntington Honda and Huntington Mathnasium, is sure to generate excitement, and we look forward to seeing and hearing the incredible energy fill our Whitman North Gymnasium.

We then awake on Sunday for the second part of the weekend doubleheader as the Suffolk County Section XI JV Cheerleading Competition (1/21) comes to our South Huntington Schools. This prestigious county competition brought to us by Hidden Smiles Orthodontics and Investors Bank, runs from 9 to 4 p.m., with our very own cheerleading teams performing. We invite you to come on down to Walt Whitman High School and witness our commitment to athletic and artistic excellence that makes our community shine.

 

Sixth Annual Tea & Ties Mentoring Evening

After an informative workshop called the ‘Fashion Police’ our Project Excel Ladies settled in to a delicious dinner and the Keynote presentation ‘Click & Don’t Clique.’
After an informative workshop called the ‘Fashion Police’ our Project Excel Ladies settled in to a delicious dinner and the Keynote presentation ‘Click & Don’t Clique.’
Social Work Intern Marc Etts works with one of his student mentees on getting a perfect knot while having the small end of the tie end up a little shorter.
Social Work Intern Marc Etts works with one of his student mentees on getting a perfect knot while having the small end of the tie end up a little shorter.
Mr. Bedel Saget, from Malik Fraternity, reviews with his group of Project Excel mentees about Pro Soccer player Lionel Messi in the Character Profile Discussion portion of the evening. The group then presented their findings about positive role models in front of the audience.
Mr. Bedel Saget, from Malik Fraternity, reviews with his group of Project Excel mentees about Pro Soccer player Lionel Messi in the Character Profile Discussion portion of the evening. The group then presented their findings about positive role models in front of the audience.
The LUNA Reflections Mission is to provide programs that encourage and support girls/young women to reach their greatest possibility. Founder Ms. Cynthia Quinlan, along with daughter Alexandra Leftridge, and Crystal Leftenant provided a focused evening for our young ladies.
The LUNA Reflections Mission is to provide programs that encourage and support girls/young women to reach their greatest possibility. Founder Ms. Cynthia Quinlan, along with daughter Alexandra Leftridge, and Crystal Leftenant provided a focused evening for our young ladies.
Alexandra Leftridge, from LUNA Reflections talks with our Project Excel Ladies about being ‘Your Best You.”
Alexandra Leftridge, from LUNA Reflections talks with our Project Excel Ladies about being ‘Your Best You.”
Mentors from the MALIK Fraternity volunteer their time and remind our young Project Excel Men of the importance of academic excellence, social responsibility, and community service. In this team building activity, a blindfolded student gets instructions from his team members to build the tallest pyramid. The team in this photo went on to become the eventual winners with a five-story construction.
Mentors from the MALIK Fraternity volunteer their time and remind our young Project Excel Men of the importance of academic excellence, social responsibility, and community service. In this team building activity, a blindfolded student gets instructions from his team members to build the tallest pyramid. The team in this photo went on to become the eventual winners with a five-story construction.

On Friday, January 12th, our Project Excel team hosted their annual “Tea and Ties” program at Silas Wood Sixth-Grade Center.  This very special tradition, initiated by Deputy Superintendent Dr. Jacci Harris and Mr. David Perkins, treats our students to an evening of mentoring from dedicated graduates and adults from the local communities.

Through the partnership with the Malik Fraternity Inc., our young men listened to inspirational stories of character, participated in wise-decision making exercises, and worked on their team building skills. The activities for the gentlemen also included a lesson in professional dress, which involved an important tutorial on the appropriate method for tying a tie, which was greatly appreciated by our young men.

The young ladies enjoyed an equally impressive program. Keynote speaker Cynthia Quinlan and daughter Alexandra Leftridge, from LUNA Reflections, Inc. presented an informative workshop designed to have girls develop positive self-images.  Our young ladies participated in discussions, cooperative learning activities and the creation of a vision board.

We would like to commend our Project Excel Coordinators on helping to ensure the evening was such a success: coordinators Ian Denson (BW), Maria Colon (MW), Shaka Williams (SW), Jen DeNoble (SMS) and Roberto Torres (WW). And of course, Bidania Criscuolo for her excellent work with Project Excel. We want to especially thank our social work interns for all their hard work as well:  Nicholas Aprigliano, Wesly Bazemore, Kristie Bohn, Lisbel Collado, Marc Etts, Maria Jaramillo, Michael Rivera, Jonathan Rosen, Marisa Seslowsky, Ashley N. Smith, Bridget Vaher, Daniela Venegas, Ana Alicia Walsh.

A special thanks to our partners from LUNA Reflections, Inc., Malik Fraternity, and Pollo Campero for making the evening extra special.  

Hard Work, Dedication, and Perseverance Highlight Awards

Left to right– Mr. Martine MacDonald, Dr. Jared Bloom, and Mr. John Murphy accept the “My Brother’s Keeper” Award at a recent luncheon.
It is with great pride that we share the news that the Suffolk County Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission’s “My Brother’s Keeper” Award was presented to: left to right– Mr. Martine Macdonald, Dr. Jared Bloom, and Mr. John Murphy. Congratulations to all three gentlemen, you all make South Huntington proud.

Congratulations to our very own Assistant Superintendent for Instruction and Curriculum, Dr. Jared Bloom; Walt Whitman High School Principal, John Murphy; and Walt Whitman HS Alumnus Martine MacDonald who were presented with the Suffolk County Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission’s “My Brother’s Keeper” Award. “We join together today to honor, acknowledge and thank the many community activists for their hard work, dedication, and perseverance– for doing the right thing,” said Ms. Leslie Anderson, Mistress of Ceremony. “This award is based on your demonstrated record of dedication to the Suffolk County Community.” The Suffolk County MLK annual awards luncheon was held on Friday, January 12, 2018.

DONATE Your Dresses, Suits and Accessories

For Operation Cinderella/Cinderfella! What is Operation Cinderella/Cinderfella?

We provide prom dresses, formal wear, suits, and accessories to high school students who have worked hard but still find the obstacle of attending the prom in their future. We are also looking for any unopened makeup, unneeded jewelry, pretty purses, or gently worn formal shoes.

Drop Locations

James Kaden Administrative Offices

60 Weston St

Huntington Station NY 11746

 

Source the Station 631-629-4660

1266 New York Ave

Huntington Station NY 11746

*Please give a call before you go*

 

Child Care Council of Suffolk 631-462-0303 X 101

Questions or further information

email us at:

imthefairygodparent@gmail.com

 

Spelling Bee Winners @ Silas Wood

Ms. Stephanie Brown, left, with her 2018 Spelling Bee participants.
Ms. Stephanie Brown, left, with her 2018 Spelling Bee participants.
Congratulations Thomas DeVita who placed 2nd in the South Huntington Middle School Spelling Bee Contest.
Congratulations Thomas DeVita who placed 2nd in the South Huntington Middle School Spelling Bee Contest.

Silas Wood teacher Stephanie Brown, who administers the National Spelling Bee to our sixth-graders, is happy to announce that Thomas DeVita placed 2nd in the South Huntington Middle School Spelling Bee Contest. Ms. Brown, along with Principal Steve Toto congratulate all of this year’s participants: Liam Donnelly, Nicolas Hampton, Isabella Alvear, Jazmin Solorxano-Sandoval, Cheyenne Flythe, Rose Buscan, Edwin Cuadra, Elijah Ruiz, Alex Messerschmitt, William Schrama, Kaniya Bucknor, Saradara Singh, Christ Dormeus, Brooke Creamer, William Iemma, Jessly Diaz, Evelyn Barrientos, Denssy Lopez, Marcus Mazario, Rocco Puglese, Thomas DeVita, and John Baake.

Spring Adult Continuing Education Classes

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Welcome to our Spring 2018 Adult Education Program. It’s a great time to learn something new, improve a skill, begin an exercise program, and make new friends along the way! While this booklet will be mailed to each residence in the South Huntington School District by the end of January, you may want to get a jump on registration and not miss out on the course/class you want.  You may download the attached PDF file below or open using this attached link: http://www.shufsd.org/Assets/Community_Documents/Adult_Edu_Book_Spring_2018.pdf

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ALA Girls State Selects Two From Whitman

Left to right back: Mr. Jon Macaluso, Mr. Charlie Armstrong, Principal John Murphy, Mr. Carlo Giordano, and Mr. Ed O’Shea. Left to right front: Gabrielle Safian and Elena Davis.
Left to right back: Mr. Jon Macaluso, Mr. Charlie Armstrong, Principal John Murphy, Mr. Carlo Giordano, and Mr. Ed O’Shea. Left to right front: Gabrielle Safian and Elena Davis.

South Huntington’s Supervisor of Guidance K-12/CIO Jon Macaluso had some great news to share recently. “We are incredibly proud of Walt Whitman students Gabrielle Safian and Elena Davis who have been selected for the American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) Girls State program that recognizes emerging young leaders throughout the nation,” said Mr. Macaluso.  “These talented young women will serve as the face and voice of our school district at the Girls State Conference to be held in the summer of 2018.”

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 1244 Sgt. At Arms Mr. Charlie Armstrong, 2nd Vice Commander Mr. Carlo Giordano and Boys and Girls State Co-Chairman Mr. Ed O’Shea presented Gabrielle Safian with her ‘Citizen’ participation award and Elena Davis as an alternate in the event that Gabrielle is unable to participate in this summers’ week-long program. Selection criteria include above-average scholastic achievement, strong leadership abilities, and high moral character.

American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) Girls State is among the most respected educational programs of government instruction for high school students. Each participant becomes a part of the operation of his local, county and state government. At ALA Girls State, participants are exposed to the rights and privileges, the duties and the responsibilities of a franchised ‘citizen’. The training is objective and practical with city, county and state governments operated by the students elected to the various offices. Activities include legislative sessions, court proceedings, law enforcement presentations, assemblies, bands, chorus and recreational programs.

Congratulations Gabrielle and Elena and thank you American Legion Greenlawn Post 1244 for this incredible opportunity and honor.

Special Education BOE Presentation

The South Huntington School District is grounded in its unwavering commitment to scholastic achievement for each and every student.  At the January 10th Board of Education, the audience was treated to the fifth installment of our academic showcase series. The presentation, which highlights the people and programs of our district-wide Special Education department, offered an innermost look at the incredible advancements the district is achieving for its Special Education students.

We have been privileged thus far to hear the good news from our English, Social Studies, Math, and Science teams, and you can find copies of those presentations on the district’s website. But there was something very special in the air at Stimson on this particular night as emotions ran high when speaking about these exceptional educators and students. An extra thank you to our Special Education teachers from all grade levels that attended the presentation and showed their support.

The presentation is attached as a PDF file below.

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Walt Whitman's Virtual Enterprise Compete

The 5urfs Up company grabs a quick photo before their presentation.
The 5urfs Up company grabs a quick photo before their presentation.
2Nites The Night Business Plan presentation team left to right: Joe Magrane, Jacob Goldstein, Olivia Giarratano, Chris Adams, Jake Barry, and Zach Lella.
2Nites The Night Business Plan presentation team left to right: Joe Magrane, Jacob Goldstein, Olivia Giarratano, Chris Adams, Jake Barry, and Zach Lella.
5urfs Up Business Plan presentation team are suited up and ready to go.  Left to right:  Raj Shah, Josh Friedman, Andrew Harrigan, Johnny Silveri, Mike Seitz, and Jack Cox.
5urfs Up Business Plan presentation team are suited up and ready to go. Left to right: Raj Shah, Josh Friedman, Andrew Harrigan, Johnny Silveri, Mike Seitz, and Jack Cox.
Abaseen Khan, left, and Raj Shah received gold in the International Branding Competition.
Abaseen Khan, left, and Raj Shah received gold in the International Branding Competition.
The entire 2Nites The Night company is ready for their close-up.
The entire 2Nites The Night company is ready for their close-up.

On Tuesday, January 9th Walt Whitman's Virtual Enterprise class participated in the Virtual Enterprise LI Regional Trade Show held at SUNY Farmingdale.  The students participated in multiple competitive events including presenting their company's respective business plans in front of a panel of judges. We are excited for the results, which will be announced at the end of January.   Great job Virtual Enterprise!

ASSET Bright Light Award Goes to…

Dr. Matthew Murphy, Supervisor K-12 of Math, Technology and Business, is making a positive impact in South Huntington.
Dr. Matthew Murphy, Supervisor K-12 of Math, Technology and Business, is making a positive impact in South Huntington.

We hear from Assistant Superintendent Dr. Jared Bloom in the Curriculum Office that our very own Dr. Matt Murphy has been named an Educator of Excellence by the Association of Suffolk Supervisors of Educational Technology. This is a distinguished honor that speaks volumes about Dr. Murphy's contributions to the field of education and genuine commitment to the students of our South Huntington schools. We are very fortunate to have Dr. Murphy supervising our Mathematics and Technology Departments, and look forward to continued growth under his leadership in the exciting years to come. We congratulate Dr. Murphy on this well-deserved designation.

DECA Opens 2018 with a Blast!

Our Walt Whitman DECA students deserve big congratulations as they represent our district with pride and make all of South Huntington proud!
Our Walt Whitman DECA students deserve big congratulations as they represent our district with pride and make all of South Huntington proud!
All these DECA placers qualify to attend the DECA State Competition this March in Rochester.
All these DECA placers qualify to attend the DECA State Competition this March in Rochester.
Suffolk County’s top placers from Walt Whitman High School are starting the New Year off on the right foot. Mrs. Deanna Morga, front right, congratulates all of her DECA students on such a fine representation.
Suffolk County’s top placers from Walt Whitman High School are starting the New Year off on the right foot. Mrs. Deanna Morga, front right, congratulates all of her DECA students on such a fine representation.

We hear from Mrs. Deanna Morga, a Walt Whitman Social Studies Teacher and DECA Advisor that on January 3, 2018, forty-six DECA students competed against schools from across Suffolk County in their first round of competitive events at Suffolk Community College.

All the students put great effort in preparing for this event. Walt Whitman DECA upheld their reputation by bringing home 25 trophies. The results are as follows:

1st place for the team of Jaden Speter and Andrew Ferreri in Buying & Merchandising

1st place for the team of Jeremy Forman and Nathan Blank in Sports & Entertainment Management

1st Place Rachel Vaughan in Business Finance

3rd place for the team of Joanne Nguyen and Tiffany Chuen Travel & Tourism Marketing

3rd Place trophy Jason Girard in Automotive Services Marketing

 

Many honorable mention awards were received by:

Chris Grilllo and Chris Borges in Principles of Marketing TEAM

Kevin McKenna and Elliot Trester in Marketing Management TEAM

Parker Keller and Andrew Harrigan in Marketing Management TEAM

Jeremy Lanz in Principles of Hospitality and Tourism

Daniela Santioemma in Principles of Marketing

Michael Seitz in ACCOUNTING APPLICATIONS

Hope Levin in Apparel and Accessories Marketing

Andrew Borges in Business Finance

Jake Lang in Entrepreneurship

AJ Wobig in Entrepreneurship

Ryder HArtman in Food Marketing

Kaitlyn Riha in Hotel & Lodging Management

Joseph VanGostein in Human Resources Management

Gabriella Girard in Quick Serve Restaurant Management

It is notable that 7 of these award winners are first year DECA members! All these students qualify to attend DECA State Competition this March in Rochester.  Many thanks to Mrs. Schubert, Mrs. Beckman, and Ms. Bohlen for chaperoning and supporting our DECA students. Great work Whitman DECA!

A Letter from Dr. Bennardo and Dr. Centamore

Huntington Youth Writes Contest Open

We are pleased to announce the kick-off of the 19th annual Huntington Youth Writes contest for students in grades four through twelve who attend school or reside in the Town of Huntington.

In its 19-year history, this contest has attracted more than 17,000 entries and presented over $25,000 in awards to nearly 550 young people, including students from our district.  The entry form is attached below.

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All Whitman and Stimson Sports Registrations Now Online

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As you may have heard all potential athletes need to be registered through our new portal, ‘FinalForms’.  The attached documents will help you navigate this simple process.  From start to finish it should not take more than 10 minutes and you will only have to fill out most of the forms once.

Sports Physicals MUST continue to be brought or sent in hard copy to the nurse for final clearance.

We are very excited to announce that the South Huntington Athletic Department has partnered with FinalForms, an online forms and data management service. FinalForms allows you to complete and sign athletic participation forms for your students. The most exciting news is that FinalForms saves data from season-to-season and year-to-year, meaning that you will never need to enter the same information twice! FinalForms also pre-populates information wherever possible, for each of your students, saving you time.

You may review your data at any time to verify it is current. You will be required to sign your forms once per year and after any update.

We are asking that ALL parents of athletes use FinalForms. 

Please register at: https://southhuntington-ny.finalforms.com and follow the prompts to create your account, create your students and sign your forms.

Thank you for your assistance in streamlining our paperwork processes at South Huntington.

Dr. Jim Wright - Athletic Director

South Huntington Athletic Department

Please use the link provided to register your child for LATE WINTER and SPRING SPORTS @ Stimson and for SPRING SPORTS @ Whitman

 

Departamento Atlético de South Huntington

 

Estamos muy contentos de anunciar que el Departamento de Deportes de South Huntington Schools se ha asociado con FinalForms, un servicio en línea de formularios y administración de datos. FinalForms le permite completar y firmar formularios de participación atlética para sus estudiantes. La noticia más emocionante es que FinalForms guarda los datos de una temporada a otra y de un año a otro, lo que significa que nunca tendrá que ingresar la misma información dos veces. FinalForms también rellena previamente la información siempre que sea posible, para cada uno de sus alumnos, lo que le permite ahorrar tiempo.

Puede revisar sus datos en cualquier momento para verificar que estén actualizados. Se le pedirá que firme sus formularios una vez al año y después de cualquier actualización.

Haga clic en Parent Playbook (adjunto) para comenzar en FinalForms. Si necesita soporte durante el proceso, desplácese hasta la parte inferior de la página y haga clic en "User Support".

Estamos pidiendo que TODOS los padres de los atletas usen FinalForms

Regístrese en https://southhuntington-ny.finalforms.com y siga las instrucciones para crear su cuenta, crear sus estudiantes y firmar sus formularios.

Gracias por su ayuda en la racionalización de nuestros procesos de documentación.

Dr. Jim Wright

Director Atlético

 


Gugliotta Tournament Recap

Cedric Gordon (35) working against Ward Melville’s 6’8” Center Alex Sobel for a hard fought basket.
Cedric Gordon (35) working against Ward Melville’s 6’8” Center Alex Sobel for a hard fought basket.
Jordan Lyons is on his way to a solid performance against Jericho in the first round of the 29th Annual Gugliotta Classic.
Jordan Lyons is on his way to a solid performance against Jericho in the first round of the 29th Annual Gugliotta Classic.
Freshman forward Michael McIndoo (14) is getting quality playing time that will help ensure leadership experience for years to come.
Freshman forward Michael McIndoo (14) is getting quality playing time that will help ensure leadership experience for years to come.
Sophomore Michael Aloisi (12) is another young player who is making an impact now and figures prominently in the Wildcats future.
Sophomore Michael Aloisi (12) is another young player who is making an impact now and figures prominently in the Wildcats future.
Thank you to the U.S. Army for their first year sponsorship of the Gugliotta Holiday Basketball Classic.
Thank you to the U.S. Army for their first year sponsorship of the Gugliotta Holiday Basketball Classic.
Whitman’s own TSOP Step Team, coached by Ms. Johnson, put on a commanding performance.
Whitman’s own TSOP Step Team, coached by Ms. Johnson, put on a commanding performance.
Halftime’s half-court shooting contest by the Army got everyone on the floor for a chance at free prizes and lots of fun.
Halftime’s half-court shooting contest by the Army got everyone on the floor for a chance at free prizes and lots of fun.
Senior Griffin McNally, at 6’4” is on his way to the basket against Jericho and had a solid performance in both games.
Senior Griffin McNally, at 6’4” is on his way to the basket against Jericho and had a solid performance in both games.
With 8 points from Kendall-Wilkerson Ferguson (13) the Wildcats beat a solid Jericho team.
With 8 points from Kendall-Wilkerson Ferguson (13) the Wildcats beat a solid Jericho team.
All-Tournament team nominees Cedric Gordon and Griffin McNally with coach Tom Fitzpatrick.
All-Tournament team nominees Cedric Gordon and Griffin McNally with coach Tom Fitzpatrick.

The 29th Annual Gugliotta Boys Basketball tournament offered something new this past year. Along with a JV series that began at noon on Wednesday, December 27th, the tournament this year was sponsored by the U.S. Army.  With the local Smithtown Recruiting Station in attendance and plenty of service men and women sporting digital camouflage, the tournament was made extra special. With plenty of free giveaways, the Army personnel held activities that emptied the stands onto the courts with fun competitive events for all ages.

The first contest for our Whitman Wildcats featured a matchup with Nassau Conference A-1 dynamic Jericho. The Wildcats 6’3” junior center Cedric Gordon found his groove and received a lot of attention under the basket where he drew numerous fouls ending with 12 free throw opportunities adding to his total of 32 points in a game that included 10 rebounds. Senior guard Jordan Lyons added 8 points with Ferguson, Alosi and McNally each contributing to out last Jericho’s 2nd half rally, and win 55-51. “I was very happy that we defeated a good Jericho team behind Cedric Gordon’s excellent first-round game,” said Whitman’s Varsity Coach Tom Fitzpatrick.  “We also received clutch free-throw shooting to preserve the win by Jordan Lyons and 8 points from Kendall-Wilkerson Ferguson.”

The Wildcats earned their bid to Friday’s Championship game against Suffolk’s League I power Ward Melville.  With four starting seniors and most of their players over 6’ in height, the Wildcats had their work cut out for them.  “The Patriots are a very good playoff team that’s well coached,” said Fitzpatrick.  “For us to stay with such a well-balanced team we have match their intensity for the full 32 minutes.” 

“Cedric Gordon had a great first game against Jericho, and even though he scored 16 points against Ward Melville, he attracted a lot of attention,” said Coach Fitzpatrick.  “We needed other guys to step up and take some of the heat away from Cedric.”  Griffin McNally had a good overall tournament, and the 6’4” senior will be counted on to help take some of that pressure away from Gordon as the Wildcats head into the second half of their schedule. “We will need to have more consistency in our role players and stronger effort from players coming off the bench if we hope to make the playoffs,” said Coach Fitz. Coach Fitz, Coach Eatmon, and Coach Russell would like to thank the Army for their sponsorship along with all our annual sponsors and Dr. Wright and the Wildcat Booster club for all their hard work behind the scenes to make this a great basketball tournament.

Photo Gallery- Jericho Game

Photo Gallery - Halftime Entertainment

Photo Gallery - Ward Melville Game


Varsity Girls Basketball Start Strong

Danielle Kleet led the Wildcats with 21 points and giving the Lady Wildcats a 3-0 start in League play.
Danielle Kleet led the Wildcats with 21 points and giving the Lady Wildcats a 3-0 start in League play.
Meghan Soulias added 16 points in the Riverhead win and is a formidable presence under the boards.
Meghan Soulias added 16 points in the Riverhead win and is a formidable presence under the boards.
 Eleni Glodowski (right) battled all night long recording 17 rebounds against a strong Riverhead team.
Eleni Glodowski (right) battled all night long recording 17 rebounds against a strong Riverhead team.
Desiree Kleberg (13) is usually found in a scoring position and added 12 points for the Wildcats 3rd consecutive League win.
Desiree Kleberg (13) is usually found in a scoring position and added 12 points for the Wildcats 3rd consecutive League win.

Congratulations to the girl’s basketball team on its 72-66 victory over Riverhead to improve its league record to 3 and 0. Danielle Kleet led the Wildcats with 21 points while Meghan Soulias added 16 and Desiree Kleberg added 12.  Eleni Glodowski battled all night long recording 17 rebounds while Jenna Stockfeder scored 8 points and Madonna Getchell drew 3 offensive charges.  Leatrice Brown hit a big 3 pointer and Morgan Wagner played outstanding defense.

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Snowflake Dance A Big Hit

Students and teachers were dressed in their winter best and showed off their holiday spirit at each grade level dance.
Students and teachers were dressed in their winter best and showed off their holiday spirit at each grade level dance.
"The Most Festive Sweater Contest" was a crowd favorite. Mr. Fauci, shown here, was the 5th-grade winner.

Maplewood held it's first annual Snowflake Dance the Friday prior to winter break. The Maplewood gym was decorated with winter snowflakes that were colored and created by all the students. Students and teachers were dressed in their winter best and showed off their holiday spirit at each grade level dance. DJ James Powers graciously donated his talent and time to the Maplewood students and teachers! During each grade level dance, "The Most Festive Sweater Contest" was held and students voted on their favorite sweaters!  Congratulations to the following winners: grade 3: Mr. Schmidt, grade 4: Mr. Dwyer, and grade 5: Mr. Fauci. Thank you to the Maplewood PTA for supporting this event through decorating and providing snacks and drinks for all students and teachers!

Science Presentation Highlights BOE Meeting

The South Huntington School District excels in a variety of athletic, artistic, and cultural endeavors, but the foundation of our district is grounded in an unwavering commitment to scholastic achievement.

At the Wednesday evening Board of Education meeting just before the holidays, we saw the fourth installment of our academic showcase series. That week's presentation, which highlights the people and programs of our district-wide science department, offered an exciting look at an ever-emerging curriculum area.

We have been privileged thus far to hear the good news from our English, Social Studies, and Math teams, and you can find copies of those presentations on the district’s website. A special thank you to our Science teachers from all grade levels who attended the presentation and showed their support.

The presentation is attached as a PDF file below.

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Bûche de Noël Contest Highlights French Culture

Thank you to all the French students who participated in the Bûche de Noël Contest 2017. As usual, you did a wonderful job representing the French Culture while adding to the Holidays spirit in our school.  Bravo!
Thank you to all the French students who participated in the Bûche de Noël Contest 2017. As usual, you did a wonderful job representing the French Culture while adding to the Holidays spirit in our school. Bravo!
Sakayan, Lauren and Katherine Gotard, and Walt Whitman French Teacher Dr. Geralde Eikenaar.
Sakayan, Lauren and Katherine Gotard, and Walt Whitman French Teacher Dr. Geralde Eikenaar.

Walt Whitman French Teacher Dr. Geralde Eikenaar describes an ancient French tradition dating back to the Middle Ages of burning a log from Christmas Eve until New Year’s Day. It is said that farmers then used part of the log to attract a good harvest for the year.

Today, the tradition still lives on. But in modern times the log burning has evolved into the tradition of making a log-shaped cake called the bûche de Noël, or Christmas log. The log cake is served alongside many other pastries during Le Réveillon, a late supper held after midnight mass on Christmas Eve. “The tradition at Whitman continues for its seventeenth year,” said Dr. Eikenaar.  "We had each grade level represented, and it’s nice to see that our students as young as 6th-grade who are interested in pursuing the French language following our traditions here at Whitman.”

This year French Language students reenacted the tradition, and a panel of hungry judges conferred and awarded the 2017 bûche de Noël first-place award to Lauren and Katherine Gotard.

 

New York's Fastest Miler

Whitman’s Aiden Smyth (right) leads the pack in the 1600m and never looked back to take Gold at the North Shore H.S. Indoor Invitational meet.
Whitman’s Aiden Smyth (right) leads the pack in the 1600m and never looked back to take Gold at the North Shore H.S. Indoor Invitational meet.

The Walt Whitman Ladies and Men’s Winter Track teams participated in the Seventh Annual North Shore H.S. Indoor Invitational meet on Tuesday, December 26th that was held at the Armory Track and Field Center in NYC.  Men’s Varsity coach Rob Conroy is happy to announce that Whitman senior Aiden Smyth took first place in the 1-mile event (1600m) out of a field of top runners from the metropolitan region. Aiden crossed the finish line in 4:21.84 to become New York States fastest miler. Way to Go Aiden Smyth!

Results for all of Walt Whitman Track and Field athletes at the event are posted below:

Italian Christmas Cake Contest

There were Italian Panettone Cakes available for sale for $5 each just before the Winter break.
There were Italian Panettone Cakes available for sale for $5 each just before the Winter break.

Students from Ms. Bunnell's and Ms. Stefanelli's Italian classes enthusiastically participated in this year's Panettone di Natale contest. The Italian Christmas cakes were beautifully and creatively decorated representing one of the typical traditions during the holiday celebrations of the Italian culture!

This year's prizes were awarded to:

First prize- Kristy and Kayla Campana and Meaghan Liegey.

Second prize- Robert and Giulia Possilico.

Third prize- Kate Miata, Taylor Meyer, and Logan Slansky

Thanks to all the students for all their hard work and effort!

The Maplewood Stop on the Polar Express

Ms. Hatton and Ms. Garafalo, along with students from their classes and members of the Huntington Manor Fire Department get ready to load up the Polar Express with toys for local youngsters.
Ms. Hatton and Ms. Garafalo, along with students from their classes and members of the Huntington Manor Fire Department get ready to load up the Polar Express with toys for local youngsters.

Maplewood's Annual Holiday Toy Drive is always a big success and one of the first orders of business for the New Student Council. This year the school was able to donate many new toys to children in the community. Tough economic times don’t seem to get in the way of the Maplewood School community’s generosity as students and faculty pulled together to help make this toy drive a huge success. A special thank you to Ms. Hatton and Ms. Garafalo, Maplewood's Student Council Advisors, and to our Huntington Manor Fire Department and their new Polar Express.  The Fire Department has been delivering the toys with the help of Santa and his friends all this week and will continue through next week.

Thank You Maplewood school community for your generosity!

An Uplifting Experience at Whitman's Winter Concerts

Jazz Band Bass players Brissa Perez Palaez and Josh Joseph capture the holiday spirit anchoring the sounds of “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!”
Jazz Band Bass players Brissa Perez Palaez and Josh Joseph capture the holiday spirit anchoring the sounds of “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!”
The Voices of Walt Whitman led an impressive Candle-Light Processional performing “It Came Upon The Midnight Clear.”
The Voices of Walt Whitman led an impressive Candle-Light Processional performing “It Came Upon The Midnight Clear.”
Mr. Frank Yolango directed the Walt Whitman Symphonic Orchestra with an impressive four selections including solo performances by Jaycee Cardoso, Maxwell Fisher, Michael Pinelli, Noelle Bryggman, and Kentaro Matsushima.
Mr. Frank Yolango directed the Walt Whitman Symphonic Orchestra with an impressive four selections including solo performances by Jaycee Cardoso, Maxwell Fisher, Michael Pinelli, Noelle Bryggman, and Kentaro Matsushima.
Wind Ensemble Euphonium player Brenda Mendez is an All-County and All-State musician.
Wind Ensemble Euphonium player Brenda Mendez is an All-County and All-State musician.
The Whitman Concert Choir, Directed by Steven Altinel included the addition of percussionists accenting an African Noel.
The Whitman Concert Choir, Directed by Steven Altinel included the addition of percussionists accenting an African Noel.
Kentaro Matsushima on the Cello and a member of the Symphonic Orchestra is the sections Principal Chair, All-County, and All-State musician.
Kentaro Matsushima on the Cello and a member of the Symphonic Orchestra is the sections Principal Chair, All-County, and All-State musician.
Mr. Matthew Hoffman leading the always-impressive Wind Ensemble.
Mr. Matthew Hoffman leading the always-impressive Wind Ensemble.
Wind Ensemble percussionists are front and center as they enjoy performing “Christmas Festival” that also included WWHS Alumni and Staff.
Wind Ensemble percussionists are front and center as they enjoy performing “Christmas Festival” that also included WWHS Alumni and Staff.

Walt Whitman’s two winter concerts were held on Monday and Tuesday evening, and it was standing room only as our performing groups put on quite a display of talent. All the nurturing and practicing, from kindergarten to high school, is evidenced at these concerts, and it’s obvious that dedicated teachers back these talented students as well as families that promote their young talent, watching it grow.

The Jazz Band, Wind Ensemble, and then the Concert Band, Directed by Matthew Hoffman, were first to perform as they seamlessly moved through their musical selections that left the audience with the sounds of the holiday season dancing in their heads.

A set change brought out Mr. Frank Yolango, Director of the Concert Orchestra, as he led more than fifty talented students on various stringed instruments, through their three musical selections. Director Yolango also presented the Walt Whitman Symphonic Orchestra with an impressive four selections including solo performances by Jaycee Cardoso, Maxwell Fisher, Michael Pinelli, Noelle Bryggman, and Kentaro Matsushima.

The Winter Choral Concert was performed on Tuesday night, and Mr. Steven Altinel directed the beautiful young voices of our Choral groups. Opening the evening with J. Leavitt’s ‘Festival Sanctus’ sung totally in Latin with a dramatic candlelight entry set the stage for an impressive evening. The groups consisted of the Concert Choir, The Women’s Choir, the Whitman Chorale, and The Voices of Walt Whitman. Accompanist, Mr. Craig Coyle, and our talents singers filled the PAC in perfect harmony.

Photo Gallery - 12-18-17

Photo Gallery - 12-19-17

Walt Whitman High School Jazz Band: Matthew Hoffman Director

Lauren Gotard, Megan Neuman, Cal Eidinoff, Tyler Malone, Michael Deitch, Benjamin Joseph, Jason Devaraj, Leila Perry, Tyler Meyer, Paul Schiller, Daniel Curtin, Matthew Kaputa, Max Eidinoff, Matt Haddock, Julianna Licona, Parker Keller, Peter Cerrito, Brissa Perez Palaez, Josh Joseph, Greg De Rosa, Lily Soares, Corinne De Rosa, Logan Slansky, and Max Peretson.

Walt Whitman High School Wind Ensemble- Matthew Hoffman- Director

Piccolo: Gabrielle Safian # *, Flute: Katelyn Erthal, Emily Murphy, Brenda Perez-Pelaez, Nicole Rapacciuolo, Kaitlyn Riha, Amina Sadiq, Liliana Soares. Oboe: Ashley Koch, Elena Davis. Bassoon: Megan Neuman @.  Clarinet: Jessica Castagna, Emily Riha, Emma Tuohy, Kelly O’Neill, Justin Salas. B. Clarinet: Tyler Malone. Alto Sax:  Nicholas Arthur, Patrick Bresnan, Lauren Gotard, Joseph Sansotta, Natalie Zakrzewski. Tenor Sax:  Victoria Casselia, Michael Deitch, Nohl Schwandtner. Bari Sax:  Christopher Arthur, Jason Devaraj. Trumpet: Max Eidinoff, Gustavo Esquivel Ochoa,  Matthew Haddock,  Matthew Kaputa #, Juliana Licona, and Jake Salerno.  Horn: Miles Lewis, Alyssa Morisco, Joshua Muellers, Joseph Thyer. Trombone: Tyler Meyer, Leila Perry. Euphonium: Brenda Mendez # @, Amonullah Sadiq. Tuba: Daniel Curtin. Percussion: Daniel Abruzzessi, Joshua Berger, Erin Collins, Corinne De Rosa, Gregory De Rosa, Correy Pearlman, Timothy Rise, Logan Slansky, and Caleb Sullivan.

#Denotes NYSCAME All County

@ Denotes  NYSSMA All State 

*Denotes NYSSMA All State Alternate

Walt Whitman High School Concert Band- Matthew Hoffman- Director

Piccolo: Benjamin Schlansky. Flute: Gerardo Barraza, Grace Buckshaw, Danielle DeGaray, Isabella Delfico, Brianna Iacovone, Dana Koegler, Ellena Lunt, Alexandra Miller Henson, Michelle Mullin, Daniela Santoiemma, Shannon Turner, Melanie Yodice. Oboe: Daniel Monterroso. Clarinet: Thomas Baranowski, Noah Biton, Sergio Carrillo, Abby Dinstell, Aidan Gardner, Aidan Garemani, Matthew Masaya, Bryce Vorbach. Bass Clarinet: Daniel Donovan. Alto Sax: Cal Eidinoff, Leo Musitano. Tenor Sax: Benjamin Joseph, Saul Ramos. Horn: William Barraco, Aarav Shah. Trumpet: Thomas Biryla, Thomas Breaton, David Campos, Matthew Desmond, Maya Duclay, Joseph Kennedy, Zack Reichhold, Vincent Santoiemma, Christopher Scortichini, Jesse Strenger Skolnik, Riley Zalbert. Trombone: Joseph Miriglia, Victor Ottaviano, Kelvin Sanchez Torres, Paul Schiller. Baritone: Bradley Guiteau, Roberto Hidalgo, Jeffrey Ponce. Tuba: Wendell Saint Jean. Percussion: Tess Anderson, Mario Campbell, William Collins, Kurt Erthal, Scott Martin, Dean Mirissis, Max Peretson, and Adam Yosofi.

Walt Whitman High School Concert Orchestra- Frank Yolango-Music Director

Violin I: Hailey Dearborn $, Samantha Carey, Mikaila Rattazzi, Riley Turner, Katherine Hernandez, Priya Katwala, Cali Sullivan, Jacelyn Ruotolo, Faith Stone, Sebastian Castillo, Sarah Samanez, Meghan Stengl, Erika Bonilla, Jasmine Thai, Sarah Clopper, Cindy Gonzalez. Violin II: Mariela Suarez *, Jack O’Loughlin, Rachel Smith, Olivia Kongevold, Subhana Zafar, Max Eidinoff, Sonia Mancia Garcia, Sophia Sicli, Katie Block, Julia Posillico, Andrea Vigil Morales, Alexa Toledo, Karla Perez, Chelsey Villatoro. Viola: Laurette Joyce *, Brianna Hansen, Anne Rodriguez, Hannah Hyman, Gabrielle Rows, Juliana Nguyen, Briana Seda, Juan Chamorro, Jillian Crowley. Cello: Alexandra Sherry *, Pamela Carey, Juliana Sgaraglio, Matthew Brown, Marco Chiriboga, Owen Banting, John Dugan, Patrick Wuss, Ryder Hartman, Beineon Portmore Davis, Aaron Jurrist. Bass: Ryan Proce *, Colin Sorce, and Michael Bishop.

$-Denotes Concertmaster *-Denotes Section Leader

Walt Whitman High School Symphonic Orchestra- Frank Yolango- Music Director

Violin I: Jaycee Cardoso$ #@, Maxwell Fisher#, Michael Pinelli, Katherine Miata, Abbie Yaeger, Cosette Brazeau, David Calliendo,  Benjamin Barton, Amanda Riha. Violin II: Sydney McCrea *, Mariela Canales, Wilmer Valle, Johnique Aiken, Annelise Campo, Chloe Blumberg, Zoey Guiliano, Nina Rodriguez. Viola: Noelle Bryggman*, Timothy Jobson, Jillian Jobson, Andrew Borges, Jefferson Orellana. Cello: Kentaro Matsushima*#@, Sarah Heath, Julia Rinaldi, Eliot Yoon, Sarah Choudhary, Sarah Nace. Bass: Joshua Joseph*, Kayla Andrews, Mary Reciniello, Thomas Braglia, Anthony Dennison, and Brissa Pere.

Winter Choral Concert- Steven Altinel- Director

Whitman Chorale- Soprano: Heather Aadal, Juliana Chiriboga, Janna Garden. Alto: Olivia Bamberger, Julia Rinaldi, Juliana Sgaraglio. Tenor: Marco Chiriboga, Max Eidinoff, Christian Viteri. Bass: Maxwell Fisher, Brendan Kispert, and Maxwell Morris.

The Voices of Walt Whitman- Soprano: Heather Aadal (P)!*, Juliana Chiriboga,  Janna Garden, Shadae Graham, Liora Hyman (T), Rachel Ramos, Chloe Rozenveld, Keara Shea, and Deanna Tabibzada. Alto: Yagmur Aykanat, Olivia Bamberger, Keara Benson, Nyara Choudhury, Sarah Clopper, Sara Crapanzano, Jaelynn Cruz Gloribel, Franco Juliana Sgaraglio, Samantha Silverio, and Barbara Tripi. Tenor: Marco Chiriboga (VP), Max Eidinoff, John Gemelli, Jacob Goldstein, Nathaniel McNally, Tamoor Nawaz, Alexander Carlin. Bass: Michael Baranowski, Erik Dye, Maxwell Fisher*, Jason Maldonado Gonzalez, Maxwell Morris (S), Joshua Muellers, and Christian Viteri.

All State *  All County !  P = President  VP = Vice President T = Treasurer  S=Secretary

Concert Choir- Soprano: Yesmi Alvarez, Kaylen Bom, Sanai Browne, Olivia Evola, Jazmin Flores, Lorraine Jean Pierre, Ariana Levin, Sophia Martinez, Anastasia Samba, Rena Shapiro, Amanda Trifon, Aniyah Walters, Ashley Winch.  Alto: Juliet Berger, Maria Garcia, Marwa Jalili, Fatiah Joseph, Erika Lazo, Alisson Reyes, Daniella Padinha, Isabella Parlante, Nya Paul, Chelsea Perry, Alexia Rivera, Eliana Simanoff, Amanda Smuss, Emily Teplansky, Yasly Velasquez, Grace Weigele, Brianna White. Tenor: Jude Conway, Daniel Cruz, Tyler Daniel, Alexander Glatzle, Christopher Lainez, Dalton Marzigliano, Blake Morang, Daniel Padilla Parada. Bass: Joshua Arevalo, Joshua Cortes, Daniel Gavrielow, Derlin Garcia Arevalo, Frantz Jean Baptiste, Arbaz Khan, Brendan Kispert, Hayden La Bella, Gil Siegler Lahoy Lahoy, Harrison Morales, Hunter Millman, Mike Monares, Nicholas Salas, Christopher Umana, and Jaden Wedner.

Women’s Choir- Soprano I: Heather Aadal, Juliana Chiriboga, Janna Garden, Keara Shea. Soprano II: Lorraine Jean-Pierre, Anastasia Samba,  Rena Shapiro, Faith Stone, Amanda Trifon, Ashley Winch. Alto: Yagmur Aykanat, Olivia Bamberger, Keara Benson, Olivia Evola, Julia Rinaldi, and Juliana Sgaraglio.

Community Survey

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In an effort to continually provide safe and well-maintained facilities for our students, the South Huntington School community is invited to assist us in a facilities survey. Your responses are confidential. You may respond electronically using the QR Reader Code below or the following link:

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K-12 Social Studies Program Highlighted

At the November 8th Board of Education meeting, the community heard about the District’s rigorous Social Studies curriculum beginning with our K-5 program and throughout our 9-12 program including changes to the Regents exam beginning in June of 2018. The presentation is attached below.

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District Website Accessibility Notice

Please note that the District’s current website is undergoing major construction and will be completely updated very shortly.

 

In the meantime, if the format of any material on our current website interferes with your ability to access information and you require an accommodation, please contact Laura McLean (lmclean@shufsd.org) in the Superintendent’s Office. To enable us to respond in a manner most helpful to you, please indicate the nature of your accessibility problem, the preferred format in which to receive the material, the Web address of the requested material, and your contact information.

 

Further, if you would like to file a complaint concerning the accessibility of our website, please also contact Laura McLean (lmclean@shufsd.org) for further information.

 

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