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@ The Long Island Science and Engineering Fair

Left to right at the Long Island Science and Engineering Fair: Liam Rea, Meghan Italo, Sarah Nace, and Gretel Huber bring great pride to the Walt Whitman High School Community.
Left to right at the Long Island Science and Engineering Fair: Liam Rea, Meghan Italo, Sarah Nace, and Gretel Huber bring great pride to the Walt Whitman High School Community.
Gretel Huber’s research is a perfect example of some of the most advanced high school projects: ‘Defining a Molecular Basis for Pregnancy Induced Breast Cancer Protection.’
Gretel Huber’s research is a perfect example of some of the most advanced high school projects: ‘Defining a Molecular Basis for Pregnancy Induced Breast Cancer Protection.’
Like all of the students participating, senior Meghan Italo, with her research project: ‘Correlation Between PTE, MRI AND Pathology of Auxiliary Nodes in Breast Cancer,’ have a chance to present to professionals in their subject areas from local universities, scientific institutions and professionals in the field.
Like all of the students participating, senior Meghan Italo, with her research project: ‘Correlation Between PTE, MRI AND Pathology of Auxiliary Nodes in Breast Cancer,’ have a chance to present to professionals in their subject areas from local universities, scientific institutions and professionals in the field.
Whitman Junior Sarah Nace presented her work: ‘Nitrogen Pollution Reduction Technologies in Estuaries,’ to at least two judges on the first day of competition.
Whitman Junior Sarah Nace presented her work: ‘Nitrogen Pollution Reduction Technologies in Estuaries,’ to at least two judges on the first day of competition.
Senior Liam Rea, with his impressive project: ‘Inexpensive Online Multiuser Virtual Reality Hardware and Software Environment Hosted by Micro Computer,’ impressed the judges so much that he will move on to the second round of competitions.
Senior Liam Rea, with his impressive project: ‘Inexpensive Online Multiuser Virtual Reality Hardware and Software Environment Hosted by Micro Computer,’ impressed the judges so much that he will move on to the second round of competitions.

We recently had four Walt Whitman High School students: Sarah Nace, Gretel Huber, Liam Rea and Meghan Italo present their research at the Long Island Science and Engineering Fair at the Crest Hollow Country Club. They competed against 400 students from Long Island. Liam Rea, who presented on Inexpensive Online Multiuser Virtual Reality Hardware and Software Environment, Hosted by Micro Computer, moved on to the final round of LISEF which happens on March 14th, at the Crest Hollow Country Club! If he wins in his category, he will go to the International Fair.

Helping Others at Countrywood

Ms. Kapps, shown with her students, partnered with Island Harvest to collect food and supplies to lend a helping hand to those families of furloughed workers who have been affected by the government shutdown.
Ms. Kapps, shown with her students, partnered with Island Harvest to collect food and supplies to lend a helping hand to those families of furloughed workers who have been affected by the government shutdown.
Our student council group, led by Ms. Burr and Ms. Trebour, started off January with collecting soup cans for “Souperbowl,” in which we collected over 350 cans of soup for the Huntington Food Pantry.
Our student council group, led by Ms. Burr and Ms. Trebour, started off January with collecting soup cans for “Souperbowl,” in which we collected over 350 cans of soup for the Huntington Food Pantry.

Throughout the last few months, our Countrywood community has participated in a number of Fundraisers and Collections to help those outside of our school. Students are learning that by participating in various outreach activities, that they are helping make someone else’s life better.  Our student council group, led by Ms. Burr and Ms. Trebour, started off January with collecting soup cans for “Souperbowl,” in which we collected over 350 cans of soup for the Huntington Food Pantry. 

Then in February, led by Ms. Kapps, we partnered with Island Harvest to collect food and supplies to lend a helping hand to those families of furloughed workers who have been affected by the government shutdown. Finally, Countrywood students joined the Pennies for Patients campaign to work together as a community to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and so far our CW families and friends have raised close to $6,000 and they are still going! Students learned that every hero needs a squad and every penny counts! 

Stimson Students Get Published

Left to right: Ms. Dawn Shikarides, Katie Mondry, Makayla Castillo, and Olivia Beck in their class at Stimson Middle School.
Left to right: Ms. Dawn Shikarides, Katie Mondry, Makayla Castillo, and Olivia Beck in their class at Stimson Middle School.

Great news from Stimson’s 7th Grade Honors English class and their teacher Ms. Dawn Shikarides. Turns out that three very talented writers- Katie Mondry, Makayla Castillo, and Olivia Beck have been chosen to be featured in the book Stranger Sagas-New York Stories set for a February 2019 publication.

Using a selection of one-sentence story starters supplied by ‘Young Writers,’ our three scribes were inspired to write a mini-saga, a story written in just 100 words! Each story starter sentence was interpreted as the student’s wished, as well as how they developed the story and what genre they choose to write in. After all, every great story deserves a great ending…

‘Young Writers’ was established in 1991 in a small warehouse in Eastern England and has blossomed into a worldwide brand! Today, Young Writers is still a modest family-run business, but on a much bigger scale than its humble beginnings. They pride themselves on encouraging young writers to read, write and enjoy poetry as well as creative writing. Having work published boosts confidence nurtures creative talent and showcases creativity.

Way to Go Stimson Scribes!

 

Walt Whitman's Students of the Month

Congratulating our students of the month are Assistant Principal Jonathan Varlamos, Assistant Principal for Guidance Corey Blair, and Assistant Principal Colleen Grady.
Congratulating our students of the month are Assistant Principal Jonathan Varlamos, Assistant Principal for Guidance Corey Blair, and Assistant Principal Colleen Grady.

What better way to celebrate the New Year than to congratulate our January Students of the Month from Walt Whitman High School. These talented individuals have distinguished themselves in academic classes, earning the praise of the teachers and administrators alike. Our Students of the Month have successfully demonstrated the ability to juggle demands of increased academic standards, while simultaneously participating in numerous co-curricular endeavors. We congratulate all of our winners, as well as the teachers and dedicated parents who have contributed to their success.

Congratulations to our January Students of the Month

Business/Home & Careers: Nilsen Arteaga, Benjamin Barton, Haylin Santos Sanchez.

Music/Dance: Summer Levinsky, Raymond Nazario, Jr., Aarav Shah, Abigail Tavera.

Art: Alyssa Christiansen, Tatiana Guevara, Kimberly Moran Mendez, Michelle Mullin.

World Language: Anastasia Akapnitis, Olivia Cunsolo, Tiffany Dominguez, Allen Evans.

Social Studies: Meghan Italo, Marissa Martino, Ryan Rowe, Wendell Saint-Jean.

Science: Kyle Mayer, Katherine Miata, Nicholas Nicholson, Alexander Weber.

Math: Lourdes Coto, Christopher Gurr, Rebecca Kurjanski, Neamal Mahmood.

English: Yenifer Contreras Hernandez, Alejandro Duarte, Evelyn Rodas Pineda, Faith Tyburski.

Physical Education: Gregory Borysowski, Joseph Feola, Jonathan Holleran, Matthew Kerner.

Athletes of the Month: Joseph Feola (Wrestling) and Desiree Kleberg (Basketball).

Good News . . . Sidney Joyner, to join Board of Directors of the Urban League of Long Island

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Our very own Board Trustee Sidney Joyner will be sworn in as a Board Director to the Urban League of Long Island – an organization that supports youth and families all across Long Island – on Thursday, February 28, 2019, at the Garden City Hotel.  The flyer below provides all the information pertaining to the gala event and tickets can be purchased using the link contained within the flyer.

We extend our congratulations to Mr. Joyner and know that his input will be significant to the good works of the Urban League.


 

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Save the Date for our Summer Camps

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Join Us This Summer For....

Coding/Design – Science - Sports

AM Sessions, PM Sessions, & Full Day Sessions

Dates: June 27th-July 26th

REGISTRATION COMING SOON!!!

 

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Lady Wildcats Take Playoff Round One

When the three-pointers were falling short in the first half, senior Danielle Kleet stepped up her drives to the basket giving the Wildcats an edge
When the three-pointers were falling short in the first half, senior Danielle Kleet stepped up her drives to the basket giving the Wildcats an edge
Desiree Kleberg added 14 points on the night that included 2 three-point baskets.
Desiree Kleberg added 14 points on the night that included 2 three-point baskets.
Meghan Soulias always draws a crowd under the basket and spent some time on the free-throw line that added 11 to her total of 13 points in the win.
Meghan Soulias always draws a crowd under the basket and spent some time on the free-throw line that added 11 to her total of 13 points in the win.
Sophomore Dana McGowan, who added her own 8 points, moves the ball up court.
Sophomore Dana McGowan, who added her own 8 points, moves the ball up court.
 Jenna Stockfeder, a 6’ sophomore Forward who had a big night battling for rebounds and usually coming away with the ball, added 5 points in the Wildcat 58-38 win.
Jenna Stockfeder, a 6’ sophomore Forward who had a big night battling for rebounds and usually coming away with the ball, added 5 points in the Wildcat 58-38 win.
Senior Eleni Glodowski kept Sachem North off their game with a strong defensive effort including a basket of her own.
Senior Eleni Glodowski kept Sachem North off their game with a strong defensive effort including a basket of her own.

Congratulations to the girl’s basketball team on their 58-38 playoff win last night against Sachem North.  The girls are now 14 and 7 this season and head into Northport Friday night at 6 pm for a second-round game.  Last night, seniors Meghan Soulias, Desiree Kleberg, and Danielle Kleet led the way scoring double figures and playing outstanding defense.  Kleet scored a team high of 16, Kleberg added 14, and Soulias fought her way to the basket for 13 that included 11 points in key free throws. Dana McGowan added 8 points that included two 3-pointers, Jenna Stockfeder had a big night under the boards while also contributing 5 points, and senior Eleni Glodowski finished the night with 2 points.

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Malcolm, Martin, and Me at Whitman

In celebration of Black History Month, students had the opportunity to see JD Lawrence’s play Malcolm, Martin and Me.
In celebration of Black History Month, students had the opportunity to see JD Lawrence’s play Malcolm, Martin and Me.
Victor Landol played the part of Dr. Martin Luther King.
Victor Landol played the part of Dr. Martin Luther King.
JD Lawrence makes an appearance in the play he wrote.
JD Lawrence makes an appearance in the play he wrote.
Malcolm and Martin “come back” to enlighten today’s troubled youth.
Malcolm and Martin “come back” to enlighten today’s troubled youth.
Lucky (right) takes matters into his own hands and his actions put him face to face with Malcolm X and Dr. Martin Luther King (left).
Lucky (right) takes matters into his own hands and his actions put him face to face with Malcolm X and Dr. Martin Luther King (left).
The role of Malcolm was played by Jarett Scantlebury.
The role of Malcolm was played by Jarett Scantlebury.
There is much to be learned from the experiences of these historical figures.
There is much to be learned from the experiences of these historical figures.
JD Lawrence shares his intentions in presenting his play to the high school students.
JD Lawrence shares his intentions in presenting his play to the high school students.
Thank you to the actors at Who’s Laughing Now for a powerful performance.
Thank you to the actors at Who’s Laughing Now for a powerful performance.

Walt Whitman High School would like to thank the PTA Cultural Arts program for providing our students the opportunity to see JD Lawrence’s ‘Malcolm, Martin, and Me’ last week as part of our continued celebration of Black History Month. Without the continued dedication of our PTA parents, performances such as these would not be possible.  Everyone enjoyed the play as it allowed our students to reflect upon our diversity, and grow as "globally minded" citizens. 

After speaking with JD’s wife Shannon Lawrence, she tells us how this performance is geared towards teaching our youth of the experiences that encompass Black History. In this powerful play, the historical figures Malcolm X and Dr. Martin Luther King appear and show their disappointment in today’s youth. They “come back” with intentions to try to enlighten today’s youth about how different they should be rather than how they are now, based on the experiences of these historical icons.

“We want to give Whitman’s students a little take of what these two men experienced in the older days with the hope that they can implement that message into today’s society,” Shannon shared as she described the message of the performance. “Martin, Malcolm and Me is a story about love, forgiveness, self-awareness and keeping your eye on the prize.”

Playing the part of Martin was Victor Landol, Malcolm was played by Jarett Scantlebury, and Lucky was played by JD Lawrence’s son Ron Lee. JD Lawrence wrote the play himself and appeared in many roles throughout as well. JD performs nationally and regionally with the company Who’s Laughing Now, doing everything from television to live performances and as of most recently producing the film version of Malcolm, Martin and Me to be released at the end of February.

Thank you again to our PTA Cultural Arts program.

 

"The Squiggle Book"

Mrs. Elizabeth Correll presents her new book to students at Birchwood and shares her journey of becoming a children’s book author.
Mrs. Elizabeth Correll presents her new book to students at Birchwood and shares her journey of becoming a children’s book author.

Birchwood would like to thank their very own Ms. Elizabeth Correll for kicking off their ‘Pick A Reading Partner’ (PARP) activities. Not only is Ms. Correll a wonderful fifth-grade teacher, but also she is now a new author. Her book entitled "The Squiggle Book" will be available in stores shortly. During her assembly, Ms. Correll took the children on her journey from writing as a child in school to becoming the author of a children's book. Her presentation was an inspirational message to never stop following your dreams!

Thank you also to our terrific art teacher, Ms. Jessica Flinn for supporting PARP, and Ms. Correll, by having the children create their own "Squiggle Art" during art class. We look forward to seeing the children's creativity come to life.

American Legion Selects Eight from Whitman

Congratulations to this year‘s group nominated for the prestigious Boy’s State summer program. Left to right front row: Colby Goldsmith, Tyler Meyer, Logan Slansky, Joe Feola, Jake Iaccino, Nick DeGaetano, Connor Rankel, Joseph Dowling, and Assistant Principal for Guidance Mr. Corey Blair. Back row left to right: Mr. Ed O’Shea and Mr. Charlie Armstrong from the American Legion Greenlawn Post 1244.
Congratulations to this year‘s group nominated for the prestigious Boy’s State summer program. Left to right front row: Colby Goldsmith, Tyler Meyer, Logan Slansky, Joe Feola, Jake Iaccino, Nick DeGaetano, Connor Rankel, Joseph Dowling, and Assistant Principal for Guidance Mr. Corey Blair. Back row left to right: Mr. Ed O’Shea and Mr. Charlie Armstrong from the American Legion Greenlawn Post 1244.

We are incredibly proud of Walt Whitman students Colby Goldsmith, Tyler Meyer, Logan Slansky, Joe Feola, Jake Iaccino, Nick DeGaetano, Connor Rankel and Joseph Dowling who have been selected for the Boys State program, which recognizes emerging young leaders throughout the nation. Boys State has been a program of The American Legion since 1935. These talented young men will serve as the face and voice of our school district at the Boys State Conference to be held this summer.

American Legion Boys 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 American Legion Boys 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.

Special thanks to Mr. Charlie Armstrong, Mr. Ed O’Shea and their team from the American Legion Greenlawn Post 1244 for making this possible.

Black History Presentation Rescheduled

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Last weeks Black History Presentation has been rescheduled to Tuesday, February 26th at 7 PM

January Athletes of the Month

Assistant Principal Jon Varlamos congratulates the January Athletes of the Month.
Assistant Principal Jon Varlamos congratulates the January Athletes of the Month.

Congratulations to Desiree Kleberg on earning Athlete of the Month for January! Desiree is a shooting guard for the Girls Varsity Basketball team and plays volleyball and lacrosse as well in the fall and spring seasons. She is involved in the National Honor Society and Word Language Honor Society and has been accepted into the honors program at Quinnipiac University. This year on the basketball team, Desiree would describe the team as small because of the numerous injuries her teammates have endured. “I’ve had to play a lot of different positions because a lot of my teammates have gotten injured this year but we’ve worked through the struggles and are communicating better,” Desiree shared as she recognizes how close she’s gotten with her teammates. “My favorite part about being at Whitman is that everyone is really close. As a senior, I’ve noticed my classmates and I interact more because we know we’re graduating this year.” Desiree plans to study biology and play lacrosse while attending Quinnipiac this fall.

Congratulations to Joe Feola on earning Athlete of the Month for January! Joe is a junior Walt Whitman wrestler who won the League Championship recently in his weight class of 152 lbs. Joe started wrestling in 7th grade in the 99lb weight class and has been working his way up every since. Joe’s favorite part about Whitman is the fan base, saying “no matter which sport is being played, we always have lots of fans and so much support from everyone.” This is the first year the team has been without Coach Altebrando since his passing in 2018 and Joe said “the returning guys are all wrestling for him. It’s hard for the freshmen who never got to know him so the new guys are trying to adapt to what we’re working towards which is to do our best, win or lose, and our mindset is to do it for him.” 

Festival of the Arts Showcases South Huntington Talent

Sue Turner-Radin’s dance groups always perform at their highest level, giving Walt Whitman one of the top high school dance programs on Long Island.
Sue Turner-Radin’s dance groups always perform at their highest level, giving Walt Whitman one of the top high school dance programs on Long Island.
Violinist Jaycee Cardoso performed a beautiful solo for art spectators in the South Gymnasium.
Violinist Jaycee Cardoso performed a beautiful solo for art spectators in the South Gymnasium.
This showcase of the Little Mermaid duet wowed the crowd.
This showcase of the Little Mermaid duet wowed the crowd.
This solo of Somewhere Over the Rainbow was perfectly executed along with the rest of the performance by the Whitman Choral.
This solo of Somewhere Over the Rainbow was perfectly executed along with the rest of the performance by the Whitman Choral.
The Walt Whitman Varsity Dance Team impressed the crowd with high kicks and graceful leaps.
The Walt Whitman Varsity Dance Team impressed the crowd with high kicks and graceful leaps.
Our Whitman Step Team was in perfect synchronization.
Our Whitman Step Team was in perfect synchronization.
We can always count on Matt Hoffman and the Whitman Jazz Band to provide outstanding musical talent.
We can always count on Matt Hoffman and the Whitman Jazz Band to provide outstanding musical talent.
The Stimson Jazzcats had a memorable performance.
The Stimson Jazzcats had a memorable performance.
It would not be a true celebration of the arts without a stellar theatre performance.
It would not be a true celebration of the arts without a stellar theatre performance.
Spectators couldn’t get enough of our Latino Dancers as soon as they took the stage.
Spectators couldn’t get enough of our Latino Dancers as soon as they took the stage.
A performance by percussion and winter guard ended the evening on a high note.
A performance by percussion and winter guard ended the evening on a high note.
Winter guard beautifully showcased their hard work with in sync coordination.
Winter guard beautifully showcased their hard work with in sync coordination.

The menu of talent at Thursday night’s Festival of the Arts really put the District’s Arts program on center stage. Parents and community members, with children leading the way, enjoyed a gallery-like setting while the talented of the Chamber Orchestra, directed by Frank Yolango, serenaded the art viewers in Whitman’s South Gymnasium.
The Center Stage portion of the evening began in the Whitman Performing Arts Center where the performing arts began with the incredible Whitman Dance Program, followed by the Stimson Jazz and Dance programs. The Teen Tones, ADAM Snow Biz and the Little Mermaid performances followed just before Whitman Choral took the stage under director Steven Altinel. The Walt Whitman Jazz Band under director Matt Hoffman was up next before the Latino Heritage Club performed a series of dances that captivated the crowd. The Collective ended the performances in the PAC with singer/songwriters Kate Jenkins and Summer Levinsky before spectators headed to the North Gym to watch the Winter Guard and Percussion performance that was a true grand finale for the evening. It is certain that the arts are alive and flourishing here in South Huntington!
A special thank you to our stage crew for running a seamless performance schedule. We also thank the Lamplighters who assisted during the course of the performances under Advisor David Rickmers. District Arts Facilitator Ms. Jackie Tartaro sends congratulations to all who participated in the Festival of the Arts especially to all of our Teachers and Advisors who, along with their students, presented their very best.
This was the fifth annual Festival of the Arts, and there was no doubt that South Huntington’s ongoing commitment to excellence in the arts is stronger than ever before.

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Kindness is Contagious

The Book Fairies is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that collects reading materials for people in need throughout metropolitan New York. The reading materials foster literacy and academic success, provide a respite from personal struggles, and nurture a love of reading across age groups.
The Book Fairies is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that collects reading materials for people in need throughout metropolitan New York. The reading materials foster literacy and academic success, provide a respite from personal struggles, and nurture a love of reading across age groups.

As part of The Great Kindness Challenge, Silas Wood teamed up with The Book Fairies.  The Book Fairies is a Long Island-based non-profit organization, that accepts donations of new and gently used books, and connects them with libraries, schools, and organizations throughout metropolitan New York that does not have the funds to foster the love of reading for their children.  Silas Wood collected and will be donating 4,909 books!  Great job Silas Superstars!

Congratulations!

The Stimson building was packed with staff, students, parents, and community members helping to make this event one to remember.
The Stimson building was packed with staff, students, parents, and community members helping to make this event one to remember.

The 2019 STEAM and National History Day Curriculum Fair at Stimson Middle School was an overwhelming success, with all students participating in both the seventh and eighth grade.

“I am always amazed at the ingenuity and talent of our students!” said Stimson Principal Edwin W. Smith.  “This year's STEAM and National History Day Curriculum Fair once again left me speechless and proud of the hard work of our students.  Over the next few months our students will compete in the local, and if we are lucky, National level, unveiling their projects at the Long Island Math Fair, Long Island Science Congress, and the National History Day Competition at Hofstra University.  I wish our students the best of luck and know you will make South Huntington proud!"

 

Oakwood's New Flexible Seating

Balance ball chairs give these students a new way to sit and learn.
Balance ball chairs give these students a new way to sit and learn.
Desks have been replaced with tables where Oakwood students can sit tall on new high stools.
Desks have been replaced with tables where Oakwood students can sit tall on new high stools.
This Oakwood student uses a floor cushion to get comfortable in the classroom.
This Oakwood student uses a floor cushion to get comfortable in the classroom.

In Mrs. Finnegan and Mrs. Galano’s class at Oakwood, we have been fortunate enough to be able to try different forms of flexible seating in our classroom.
Flexible seating makes our classroom a fun place to learn! We replaced traditional desks with tables.  We started with “wobble stools” and floor cushions. This year, we were able to add balance ball chairs, high stools, and scoop rockers. There are other forms of flexible seating we want to try too. We want to make our classroom look more like home for our students! We have been very lucky to have the support of our building principal, assistant principal and wonderful head custodian with this project. Our students love their new seating choices and they are able to try out each one to determine which one works best for them! 

 

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Celebrating Our Teachers of the Year

Birchwood students, along with Birchwood Principal Anthony Ciccarelli, Board of Education President Nick Ciappetta, BOE Vice President Laura Carey, Superintendent Dr. Dave Bennardo, NY Legislature Steve Stern, and South Huntington Teachers Union President Dennis Callahan congratulate the district-wide teacher of the year, Mr. Stephen Corbellini.
Birchwood students, along with Birchwood Principal Anthony Ciccarelli, Board of Education President Nick Ciappetta, BOE Vice President Laura Carey, Superintendent Dr. Dave Bennardo, NY Legislature Steve Stern, and South Huntington Teachers Union President Dennis Callahan congratulate the district-wide teacher of the year, Mr. Stephen Corbellini.
Maplewood Intermediate School’s Teacher of the Year Adam Winters shown being congratulated by Principal Vito D’Elia, Board members, administrators and honored guests as a critical faculty member within the special education department. Mr. Winters has provided his students with individualized programs that have not only challenged them academically, but have helped them improve their abilities to socialize among their peers
Maplewood Intermediate School’s Teacher of the Year Adam Winters shown being congratulated by Principal Vito D’Elia, Board members, administrators and honored guests as a critical faculty member within the special education department. Mr. Winters has provided his students with individualized programs that have not only challenged them academically, but have helped them improve their abilities to socialize among their peers
Ms. Levey began her career working with students with Autism at the Developmental Disabilities Institute where she was trained in Applied Behavior Analysis. Crystal has been teaching at Oakwood for 10 years and is shown here being congratulated by Principal Eileen Kerrigan, Board members, administrators and honored guests.
Ms. Levey began her career working with students with Autism at the Developmental Disabilities Institute where she was trained in Applied Behavior Analysis. Crystal has been teaching at Oakwood for 10 years and is shown here being congratulated by Principal Eileen Kerrigan, Board members, administrators and honored guests.
Countrywood Teacher of the Year Patti Burr started her career at South Huntington in 1999 and has been teaching 2nd grade since 2006. Ms. Burr is shown being congratulated by Principal Mitch Levy, Board members, administrators and honored guests.
Countrywood Teacher of the Year Patti Burr started her career at South Huntington in 1999 and has been teaching 2nd grade since 2006. Ms. Burr is shown being congratulated by Principal Mitch Levy, Board members, administrators and honored guests.
Six-grade teacher Kristin Bernard shown being congratulated by her students, Silaswood Principal Steve Toto, Board members, administrators and honored guests for her compassionate leadership and dedication to her students.
Six-grade teacher Kristin Bernard shown being congratulated by her students, Silaswood Principal Steve Toto, Board members, administrators and honored guests for her compassionate leadership and dedication to her students.
Stimson Middle School’s technology teacher Bob Ford shown being congratulated by Principal Edwin Smith, Board members, administrators, honored guests, and Stimson student Emma Kowalczyk who wrote a wonderful speech that described Mr. Ford as a motivating educator with many valuable life lessons to share.
Stimson Middle School’s technology teacher Bob Ford shown being congratulated by Principal Edwin Smith, Board members, administrators, honored guests, and Stimson student Emma Kowalczyk who wrote a wonderful speech that described Mr. Ford as a motivating educator with many valuable life lessons to share.
Walt Whitman High School’s Elizabeth Leogrande shown being recognized as Teacher of the Year in her 35th year teaching by Principal John Murphy, BOE Present Nick Ciappetta and Vice President Laura Carry, administrators and honored guests.
Walt Whitman High School’s Elizabeth Leogrande shown being recognized as Teacher of the Year in her 35th year teaching by Principal John Murphy, BOE Present Nick Ciappetta and Vice President Laura Carry, administrators and honored guests.
Celebrating his 50 years in education Bob Cangero has created a legacy as a master teacher here in South Huntington and Board President Nicholas Ciappetta and Vice President Laura Carey thank Bob for is dedication.
Celebrating his 50 years in education Bob Cangero has created a legacy as a master teacher here in South Huntington and Board President Nicholas Ciappetta and Vice President Laura Carey thank Bob for is dedication.
Last year‘s district-wide teacher of the year Annmarie Bunce made it all the way through the state qualifiers narrowly missing the first-place vote. Board President Nicholas Ciappetta and Vice President Laura Carey thank Ms. Bunce for all she does and awarded her an official key to the South Huntington school district.
Last year‘s district-wide teacher of the year Annmarie Bunce made it all the way through the state qualifiers narrowly missing the first-place vote. Board President Nicholas Ciappetta and Vice President Laura Carey thank Ms. Bunce for all she does and awarded her an official key to the South Huntington school district.
Kate Jenkins played an original song on the guitar as one of the evening’s musical presentations.
Kate Jenkins played an original song on the guitar as one of the evening’s musical presentations.
The Tri-M Choir put on a special musical presentation for the evening’s festivities.
The Tri-M Choir put on a special musical presentation for the evening’s festivities.

The South Huntington Teacher of the Year Awards were held on Wednesday, January 30th at Walt Whitman’s Performing Arts Center. Family, friends and the community joined in acknowledging this year’s outstanding teachers. “There are 1,000 reasons to be proud tonight. Within that are 500 really special reasons that make up our faculty and I am thrilled that they let me stand shoulder to shoulder with them,” said Superintendent Dr. Dave Bennardo as he expressed his appreciation for this recognized group of teachers.

Emceed by South Huntington’s Personnel Administrator Mr. Frank Fallon, the evening began by acknowledging Walt Whitman teacher Annemarie Bunce. As last year’s district-wide teacher of the year, Annmarie made it all the way through the state qualifiers, narrowly missing the first-place vote. Board President Nicholas Ciappetta and Vice President Laura Carey thanked Ms. Bunce for all she does and awarded her an official key to the South Huntington school district. Next up was a special honor to Bob Cangero. Celebrating his 50 years in education, Bob has created a legacy as a master teacher here in South Huntington and Board President Nicholas Ciappetta and Vice President Laura Carey thanked Bob for his dedication. This was a much-anticipated evening as the South Huntington Board of Education and the district’s administrators gave well-deserved recognition and praise to their top teachers. Board President Nick Ciappetta acknowledged that “Behind every great student accomplishment is the guiding hand and encouragement of a devoted teacher.”

Congratulations to:

Stephen Corbellini – Birchwood Intermediate School’s and South Huntington’s District-wide Teacher of the Year – “Steve’s high expectations come from the belief that all students can learn. He refuses to let any child give up on themselves, and has his students believing in themselves and expecting that they can succeed. Steve has a passion for teaching that makes him special. Steve is a master teacher whose knowledge about his craft is infinite. He knows his student audience all learn in different ways and need lessons that are differentiated to meet their needs. His lessons focus on making sure he gets the most out of his students and they get the most out of him. Steve’s lessons are performed with an effervescent style that only belongs to Mr. Corbellini. His dynamic and energetic approach to teaching is second to none. Steve’s humor and lighthearted approach allows his students to smile and laugh throughout the day. As an administrator, I know I can count on Steve to lead by example inside and outside the class. He is a true professional!” – Principal Anthony Ciccarelli

In receiving this honor, Mr. Stephen Corbellini shared that “To say that I am honored by this recognition is an understatement. Like so many others, I’ve tried to make it my mission to guide my students along the path of not only becoming life long learners, full of wonder, observation and reflection but also to become kind, considerate and empathetic human beings.”

Adam Winters - Maplewood Intermediate School – “One of the critical cornerstones of any faculty continues to be the special education department.  Mr. Adam Winters has always distinguished himself as intelligent, persevering, and dependable in every way.  Not only is he respected by his students and administrators, but his fellow teachers have come to regard him as a colleague whose opinions are valued and whose character is most admired.  One of Adam’s colleagues who wrote on his behalf had this to say about him: ‘Mr. Winters has provided his students with individualized programs that have not only challenged them academically, but have helped them improve their abilities to socialize among their peers.  His quiet demeanor and soft nature can be seen in the way he speaks to his student during lessons, while walking in the hallway and while prompting them during assemblies.  He is extremely professional and plans diligently for his daily practice.  He listens carefully and formulates the most courteous responses.’”- Principal Vito D’Elia

Patti Burr - Countrywood Primary School – “Ms. Patti Burr is an example of someone who is truly vested in the South Huntington Spirit.  She herself was a graduate of Walt Whitman High School. One former student, Isabella, still fondly remembers being pushed to be her best because as she said, ‘Ms. Burr knew our capabilities, even when we didn’t.’  Ms. Burr’s former parents also pointed to her love of learning and dedication.  They shared her tremendous work ethic, her love for her students and her nurturing way; well balanced with a firmness that pushes each child reach his/her true potential. As you can see Ms. Burr is the consummate professional with a variety of qualities that make her an outstanding choice for Countrywood’s Teacher of the Year.  She is dedicated to not only the academic success of her students but their social and emotional needs and making them into lifelong learners who challenge themselves to be their best throughout life.” – Principal Mitch Levy

Crystal Levey – Oakwood Primary Center – “Crystal Levey, the Oakwood Primary Center Teacher of the Year, has been teaching there for over 10 years. As a special education teacher, she was an expert at classroom management and differentiating instruction to meet the academic and behavioral needs of all of her students. Her classroom was always inviting with a nurturing environment where students felt safe, happy and ready to learn.  In the integrated setting, she was a collaborative partner who was able to modify lessons for all children to feel successful in the general education setting. Her caring personality was always shining! Now in her role as the Behavior Specialist Crystal helps teachers in managing challenging behaviors in their classrooms. She observes students with behavior needs and consults with teachers to help create behavior charts and Behavior Intervention Plans. This past year, Crystal is focused on Mindfulness. She loves the message it brings to children and staff. Crystal’s natural enthusiasm always conveys the right message! As Lady Bird Johnson once said, ‘Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them.’ Crystal is at the very heart of supporting children in finding their true strengths.” – Principal Eileen Kerrigan

Kristin Bernard - Silas Wood Sixth Grade Center – “Mrs. Bernard is a leader who inspires, motivates, excites, and understands her students.  She is caring, sensitive, thoughtful, compassionate and always prepared. She cheers her students on and greets them with motivating words at her door each period, and gets her students to entertain possibilities that stretch the limits of their beliefs. Her lessons are created with care and creativity and she has the capacity to reach learners at all levels and with varied strengths and learning styles. Mrs. Bernard is the ultimate team player for Silas Wood and the South Huntington Community. She has been the Common Core Math Coach and is consistently dedicated to our school and students. Kristin is an exceptional teacher, colleague, mother, and friend who is always willing to take on any ‘Wonderful Opportunity’ that comes her way with great initiative and a positive attitude!” – Principal Steve Toto

Robert Ford – Stimson Middle School - “Very few teachers are ‘that teacher’ - the teacher that consistently makes a student’s day, always shows maximum effort, and never appears to be having an ‘off’ day. Mr. Ford is ‘that teacher’. Teaching is an art that some have been gifted with. Mr. Ford embraces his gift and shares it with his students on a daily basis. Every day Mr. Ford comes to class prepared and ready to entertain and educate. He is an organized teacher who sets clear expectations and procedures for his students. No student is left behind as he engages everyone in the lesson on a daily basis. This helps to create a highly motivating classroom. Beyond the technical skills that Mr. Ford teaches us, he also teaches those valuable life lessons that we often hear about, such as teamwork, respect, and how to properly use a bandsaw so you leave class with all your fingers intact. I truly will be sad to leave Mr. Ford’s class in just a few more weeks and say goodbye to him in June when I leave for Whitman.  However, I leave with the knowledge that I am a better student, and person, for having known Mr. Ford and for having had the privilege of being on the receiving end of his gift of teaching.” - from Stimson student Emma Kowalczyk as introduced by Principal Edwin Smith

Elizabeth Leogrande – Walt Whitman High School – “While we at South Huntington have an exemplary teaching staff, there are those that transcend above all others who devote their lives entirely to the success of our students. I believe that Ms. Elizabeth Leogrande embodies these qualities, showing the dedication and empathy necessary to make all within her classroom successful.  She truly is a force within the high school that students come to not only respect but love.  She is an example of what teachers do make a difference in their students’ lives and those interactions can have a lasting effect, shaping their future for the better. Throughout her 35-year career, Ms. Leogrande has been a model teacher, inspiring a love for mathematics and learning within all her students.  Ms. Leogrande prides herself on continually improving her instructional practices to instill that same love she has for not only math but learning. The energy she commits every day to her students is not only inspiring but infectious.  She is always the first one to help a student or faculty member in need and can be seen late into the evening with students, inspiring the same love and dedication she has for Whitman. What makes Ms. Leogrande so great?  Ask anyone, and the answer is simple.  It is because she cares about her students and community.” – Principal John Murphy 

 

Report Cards Available

Report cards for Whitman students are available on the parent portal (and mailed) today, February 5th; Stimson and Silas Wood report cards will be available on the portal (and mailed) Wednesday, February 6th. Please note, for some students, the 2nd quarter report card will contain an inaccurate attendance number.  The grades, however, are correct.  As soon as we fix the inaccurate attendance numbers, report cards will be re-posted to the parent portal.   

Girls Varsity Basketball Earn Playoff Berth

The Coaching Staff and the underclassmen would like to thank seniors left to right: Samantha O’Toole, Meghan Soulias, Desiree Kleberg, Danielle Kleet, Morgan Wagner, and Eleni Glodowski for their commitment to the Girls Varsity Basketball program.
The Coaching Staff and the underclassmen would like to thank seniors left to right: Samantha O’Toole, Meghan Soulias, Desiree Kleberg, Danielle Kleet, Morgan Wagner, and Eleni Glodowski for their commitment to the Girls Varsity Basketball program.
In the 60-42 Smithtown West win, Meghan Soulias (21) finished with 18 points.
In the 60-42 Smithtown West win, Meghan Soulias (21) finished with 18 points.
A 4-year starter on the varsity basketball team Danielle Kleet added 14 points on her senior night.
A 4-year starter on the varsity basketball team Danielle Kleet added 14 points on her senior night.
Desiree Kleberg chipped in 13 points to spark Whitman (8-5) in Suffolk II.
Desiree Kleberg chipped in 13 points to spark Whitman (8-5) in Suffolk II.
Morgan Wagner is also a varsity volleyball player and was an Academic All-County award winner this year with a 100.6 weighted average, placing her in the top 3% of her class.
Morgan Wagner is also a varsity volleyball player and was an Academic All-County award winner this year with a 100.6 weighted average, placing her in the top 3% of her class.
A couple of stand-out freshman are getting quality minutes on the court that’s sure to payoff in the coming years. Mia Stampfel (3) looks to keep the ball moving.
A couple of stand-out freshman are getting quality minutes on the court that’s sure to payoff in the coming years. Mia Stampfel (3) looks to keep the ball moving.
Kate Hoffman (12), the other freshman who sees plenty of court time, will take the upcoming playoff experience with her as she grows into a solid contributor.
Kate Hoffman (12), the other freshman who sees plenty of court time, will take the upcoming playoff experience with her as she grows into a solid contributor.

Congratulations to the girl’s varsity basketball team for clinching a playoff spot on Tuesday night vs. Smithtown West.  The win was even sweeter as they earned their 8th league win on Senior Night.  Congratulations to Eleni Glodowski, Morgan Wagner, Desiree Kleberg, Danielle Kleet, and Meghan Soulias.  These seniors are an impressive group of girls, and you can come and support them today, Saturday, February 2nd at noon in the South Gym as they take on Riverhead.

The Coaching Staff and the underclassmen would like to thank Samantha O’Toole, Eleni Glodowski, Desiree Kleberg, Danielle Kleet, Meghan Soulias, and Morgan Wagner for their commitment to the Girls Varsity Basketball program.  These young ladies have developed great reputations in the high school for their performance in the classroom and on the playing fields.  Good luck to all of you as you move on to bigger and better things!

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Samantha O’Toole is a three-year varsity basketball manager who has always done anything the coaches have ever asked of her.  Whether it’s operating the scoreboard at practice or videotaping games, Samantha always helps out with a smile.  She is also a varsity soccer and lacrosse player who excels in the classroom.  She is a member of the National Business Honor Society and the National Honor Society.  Samantha plans on studying Marketing in college.

Eleni Glodowski is a two-year varsity basketball player who has had a tremendous impact on the team’s success.  Unfortunately, Eleni has been injured and unable to play for the past few weeks, but in a season and a half, she has compiled nearly 200 rebounds. In consecutive games this season, Eleni impressively grabbed 13 rebounds.

Eleni is equally impactful in the classroom and school community. She has a 95.66 weighted average, is a member of the English Honor Society and National Honor Society, and, when not dancing, is active with the Ambassadors Program, supporting our students with special needs.

Next year, Eleni looks to continue dancing on the college dance team in Florida.  She will major in Psychology and wants to become an Occupational Therapist for children with special needs.

Morgan Wagner is also a 2-year varsity basketball player. Morgan is a guard, but injuries to teammates have demanded she play forward against much bigger players.  Morgan has filled this role solidly and has developed into a versatile player who always provides valuable minutes. 

Morgan is also a varsity volleyball player and was an Academic All-County award winner this year.  This is certainly no surprise, as she has earned a 100.6 weighted average, placing her in the top 3% of her class.  Additionally, she scored 1440 on the SAT exam.  Morgan is a member of the World Language Honor Society, the English Honor Society, and the National Honor Society and plans on attending either The University of Michigan or The University of Maryland.

Desiree Kleberg is a 3-sport varsity athlete and a 4-year player on both the varsity lacrosse and basketball teams.  Her versatility on the court has been noticed by the coaches in the league, as she was an All-League basketball player as a junior.  Besides being an excellent defender who can drive to the basket with both hands, she has compiled over 50 three-pointers in her career and over 500 points.  On the lacrosse field, Desiree received All-County Honorable Mention honors her sophomore and junior years.

Even more impressively, Desiree has a 99.24 weighted average which places her in the top 5% of her class, and she scored 1350 on the SAT exam.  She is a member of the World Language Honor Society and the National Honor Society. Desiree will be playing lacrosse at Quinnipiac University where she will study biology in college and pursue med school.

Danielle Kleet is a 2-sport varsity athlete who excels on the soccer field and on the basketball court.  She was an All-League soccer player as a junior and an All-Division player this fall.  Additionally, she is a 4-year starter on the varsity basketball team who was voted All-League and All-Conference as a junior.  She is a point guard who can distribute to other players while being a threat to score.  Danielle has amassed over 500 points, 175 assists, 175 steals, and 80 three-pointers in her career and these numbers continue to grow.

Danielle, like her teammates, excels in the classroom, as she is a member of the World Language Honor Society and the National Honor Society.  She plans on pursuing a degree in Education, possibly at St. John’s University.

Meghan Soulias is a 3-sport varsity athlete.  Besides playing varsity soccer and lacrosse, Meghan is a 4-year starter and stand-out for the girl's varsity basketball team.  She was voted Rookie of the League in 9th grade, All-League, and All-Conference in 10th grade, and All-County and Team MVP as a junior.  Meghan averaged 17 points/game as a junior before suffering a knee injury requiring surgery in the off-season.  Even after her surgery, Meghan is still playing at an All-County level, demonstrating offensive efficiency and nearly perfect team defense.  To date, Meghan has compiled over 190 assists as, 450 rebounds, 820 points, and 42 three-pointers.

In the classroom, Meghan has earned a weighted average of 98.8, placing her in the top 10% of her class.  She is a member of the National English Honor Society, National Business Honor Society, and the National Honor Society.  Meghan plans on studying Health Sciences with a Pre-Physical Therapy concentration at either Binghamton University, The University of Maryland, or The University of Connecticut. 

Whitman Science Bowl Team Wins Division - Places 4th in Region

The division-winning team at Brookhaven National Lab: Aidan Luebker, Matt Kerner, Eliot Yoon, Parker Keller, Ashar Farooq, team coach Allison Cohen
The division-winning team at Brookhaven National Lab: Aidan Luebker, Matt Kerner, Eliot Yoon, Parker Keller, Ashar Farooq, team coach Allison Cohen
The team accepts their trophy:  Rena Shapiro (back-up team), Eliot Yoon, Matt Kerner, and Aidan Luebker.  Missing from the photo are Parker Keller and Ashar Farooq.
The team accepts their trophy: Rena Shapiro (back-up team), Eliot Yoon, Matt Kerner, and Aidan Luebker. Missing from the photo are Parker Keller and Ashar Farooq.

On Saturday, January 25, 2019, twenty-five teams from districts across Long Island gathered to compete in the prestigious Department of Energy Science Bowl, held at Brookhaven National Laboratory.   The Whitman team (Ashar Farooq Parker Keller, Aidan Luebker, Eliot Yoon, and Matt Kerner) won their division, beating Comsewogue, Southside (in Rockville Center), Wantagh, and the Knox school (in St. James) before they were eliminated in rounds with the Wheatley School and Commack. 

The science bowl is a "Jeopardy!"-style competition with a five-division, round-robin format. In Saturday’s regional competition, the Whitman team answered difficult questions in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth and Space and Mathematics.  The students, who participate in multiple academic activities and sports, have met all year to practice with Coach Allison Cohen.  Students  Ethan Shapiro, Ryan Rowe, Rena Shapiro, Melanie Navarro, and Kyle Dickson, make up the back-up team and have also practiced all year, preparing for next year's competition, and contributing to the winning team's success.

The Office of Energy's National Science Bowl is one of the nation's largest science competitions. Congratulations to our students, their coaches and teachers, and especially their families who support all the hard work required to compete at such a high level.  We now look forward to the Middle School competition, which takes place in March. 

 

Virtual Enterprise Students Headed to International Trade Show

Virtual Enterprise students learn quickly how to bridge the gap between school and the real business world by putting theory to practice in competitions without real-world risks.
Virtual Enterprise students learn quickly how to bridge the gap between school and the real business world by putting theory to practice in competitions without real-world risks.
Some of Apollo’s presentation team are ready to present their corporations' marketing and branding initiatives.
Some of Apollo’s presentation team are ready to present their corporations' marketing and branding initiatives.
Onward’s Presentation Team - from left to right: Max Morris, Sean Rankel, Patrick Bresnan, Olivia Giarratano, Joseph Duffy, and Thomas Palladino.
Onward’s Presentation Team - from left to right: Max Morris, Sean Rankel, Patrick Bresnan, Olivia Giarratano, Joseph Duffy, and Thomas Palladino.
Apollo Corp. Presentation Team from left to right: Nicholas DeGaetano, Jack Cox, Kevin McKenna, Raj Shah, Andrew Harrigan, and Jaden Speter.
Apollo Corp. Presentation Team from left to right: Nicholas DeGaetano, Jack Cox, Kevin McKenna, Raj Shah, Andrew Harrigan, and Jaden Speter.

We hear from teacher and coach Ms. Sandy Stueber that Walt Whitman’s Virtual Enterprise students participated in the Long Island Regional Trade Show in January. This annual event was held at LIU Post and brought together 2,000 student participants from 80 schools for a day of trading, networking, and competitions. Students were challenged in competitions ranging from booth design, sales pitch, impact marketing, branding, and the capstone of the competition... the business plan presentation.  Our Whitman firms, Apollo Corporation, and Onward networked with students and facilitators from all over the tri-state area and even Bermuda.  It was a wonderful experience for our VE students and, along with their coach, would like to thank Principal Murphy and South Huntington’s Supervisor for Math, Technology, and Business, Dr. Matthew Murphy. The team is now focused on the International Trade Show in April! 

Join Us Tonight As We Celebrate The Best of the Best

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The South Huntington Teacher of the Year Awards ceremony is Tonight, Wednesday, January 30th at Walt Whitman’s Performing Arts Center starting at 7:30 PM. We welcome you to join family, friends, and the community in acknowledging this year’s outstanding teachers.

Spotlight on our Teacher of the Year Candidates

Birchwood Principal Anthony Ciccarelli (left), and Assistant Principal Thomas Keogh (right) congratulate their Teacher of the Year, Mr. Stephen Corbellini.
Birchwood Principal Anthony Ciccarelli (left), and Assistant Principal Thomas Keogh (right) congratulate their Teacher of the Year, Mr. Stephen Corbellini.

Have you ever heard of the Corbellini Effect? It’s an educational term which means that a student gains confidence in his or her ability to achieve and, consequently, works harder to do so. I never learned about the Corbellini Effect in undergraduate or graduate education classes. I learned it from parents and teachers at Birchwood Intermediate School when they described the “magic” of Stephen Corbellini, Birchwood’s nominee for New York State Teacher of the Year.

Mr. Corbellini is a man of many talents. He began teaching in South Huntington in 1999 as a Music Teacher, then as a Home and Careers Teacher and, finally, as a Third Grade Teacher. Principal Ciccarelli describes Stephen “… as an educator with high expectations for all students, particularly those who may not have them for themselves…(his) love is expressed in the many hours he spends planning and preparing to make all his lessons accessible to each and every one of his students…”

One colleague stated. “…Mr. Corbellini is a wonderful example of what the Teacher of the Year should stand for. He is professional, creative, a continual learner, a team player, a master of various teaching strategies...he has always been the epitome of professionalism…”

A parent related, “When I was told that he won this year’s Birchwood Teacher of the Year all that I could think of was, ‘Wow! They got that right!’ Our family has had three of our four children in Mr. Corbellini’s third-grade class spanning eleven years. It’s been as enriching, positive and academic this year as it was the first time we were together many years ago…”

A former student provided this testimonial, “…I had Mr. Corbellini for third grade back in 2009-’10; even nine years later I still have many memories of that class…I can remember the first day of third grade walking into a school all nervous and being the youngest in a huge school, but Mr. Corbellini made me feel welcome and not afraid…Mr. Corbellini also made reading fun for the entire class…we read three of four books… we would follow along as Mr. Corbellini sat on his stool in the front of the class and read to us. Usually, I get bored sitting in class and having someone read to me. However, Mr. Corbellini made the books interesting using many different voices and changing the tone of his voice often to keep us having fun and engaged…”

Those in the State Education Department will soon learn of the Corbellini Effect as Mr. Corbellini is representing the South Huntington Union Free School District as its Teacher of the Year.

Indoor Youth Baseball Clinic March 2nd.

Celebrate Our Teachers of the Year

Silas Wood Principal Steve Toto (right) congratulates his Teacher of the Year- Mrs. Kristen Bernard.
Silas Wood Principal Steve Toto (right) congratulates his Teacher of the Year- Mrs. Kristen Bernard.

When a teacher is nominated by his or her colleagues and parents for Teacher of the Year, it is a special honor. When the same teacher is nominated twice for this recognition, it is something remarkable. Such is the case with Kristen Bernard, Silas Wood Sixth Grade Center’s nominee for New York State Teacher of the Year.

Mrs. Bernard has been a teacher at Silas Wood for over twenty-five years. Principal Steven Toto describes her as, “…a leader in every sense of the word…She looks at the “whole-child” with a deep sense of understanding, holding pupils to high expectations and encouraging them to always do their best…She is caring, sensitive, thoughtful, compassionate and always prepared. Her lessons are created with care and creativity…”

A colleague writes, “…It is an honor to have the privilege to work with Kristin Bernard…When I came to this district, (she) was the first person to take me under her wing and provide me with guidance…she was an unofficial mentor to me and to other new teachers…Kristin has made a significant impact in the building… (she) originated Family Bingo Night, which has now turned into Family Fun Night…She has been the Student Council Advisor…organizing various events in the building, including Candy Give Back to Veterans, creating benches from bottle caps, and developing the Silas Wood Garden.

A parent relates,”…She has such a passion for education. She is extremely organized, detail-oriented, firm but understanding, nurturing and helpful. She has a true love for her profession…It seems the students never want to let Mrs. Bernard down. She is always there for extra help…She gives her students the passion to learn…”

A former student writes, “…Although I attended Silas Wood four years ago, I still hold a few things from that school close to me. One of which is Mrs. Bernard…When we first met all of our teachers, something about Mrs. Bernard stood out. Her warm smile and big heart helped everyone on team one adjust very quickly…She was one of the first teachers who I remember explaining the importance of studying and staying on top of my work, and because of how kind she was, I decided it was a good idea to listen to her…As the year went on, I realized how lucky I was to have a teacher like her. I found myself always understanding what was going on, and because of her, I developed a strong base that would help me in my future…The funny thing is that, at the time, Mrs. Bernard had no idea of the impact she made on my friends and me, and she still does not realize how many of her students’ days she continues to make, solely because of her kindness…I believe that is what makes her such an extraordinary teacher…”

Welcome Class of 2032

With over 150 families in attendance this inaugural event was all about what we do to help ensure a fun and successful first year of school.
With over 150 families in attendance this inaugural event was all about what we do to help ensure a fun and successful first year of school.
Left to right welcoming their new incoming families are Oakwood Assistant Principal Dr. Annie Michaelian, Principal Eileen Kerrigan, and Countrywood Assistant Principal Kellie Njenga and Principal Mitch Levy.
Left to right welcoming their new incoming families are Oakwood Assistant Principal Dr. Annie Michaelian, Principal Eileen Kerrigan, and Countrywood Assistant Principal Kellie Njenga and Principal Mitch Levy.
Ms. Jeannette DeNuzzo last year’s teacher of the year from Oakwood, volunteers in the kitchen serving up a wonderful hot meals to our hungry Kindergarten families.
Ms. Jeannette DeNuzzo last year’s teacher of the year from Oakwood, volunteers in the kitchen serving up a wonderful hot meals to our hungry Kindergarten families.
Board President Nicholas Ciappetta welcomes next year’s Kindergarten parents to Countrywood’s All-Purpose room for a informative presentation highlighting all the great things to look forward to next fall.
Board President Nicholas Ciappetta welcomes next year’s Kindergarten parents to Countrywood’s All-Purpose room for a informative presentation highlighting all the great things to look forward to next fall.
Susan Schwartz, a 1st grade teacher at Countrywood enjoys her canine companion Clifford as they read to our youngest students.
Susan Schwartz, a 1st grade teacher at Countrywood enjoys her canine companion Clifford as they read to our youngest students.
Some of the Walt Whitman High School Leadership students who volunteered their time at our first Kindergarten Information Night.
Some of the Walt Whitman High School Leadership students who volunteered their time at our first Kindergarten Information Night.

It was a successful evening at Countrywood Primary Center where parents of incoming kindergarteners were able to gain information about our district as they prepare for their young children to join the South Huntington School community. After a wonderful family meal prepared by our food services department, incoming kindergarteners headed off to classrooms while their parents joined school personnel in Countrywood’s multipurpose room.

South Huntington Superintendent Dr. David Bennardo introduced the school district and spoke about what makes South Huntington so special. This was echoed by Board President Nick Ciappetta who emphasized the inclusive culture and community that has been developing over the years within the district. The night had a true sense of community involvement as representatives from each of our primary centers provided information about the academic, social and emotional programs their children will be receiving. This was exemplified by Countrywood Principal Mitch Levy and Assistant Principal Kellie Njenga, as well as Oakwood Principal Eileen Kerrigan and Assistant Principal Annie Michaelian. Each took a role and spoke about what the parents should expect by providing them with important dates to remember, as well as a packet of support literature to better prepare them for the upcoming school year. There were wonderful presentations by our Countrywood and Oakwood PTA's, SEPTA, The South Huntington Public Library, and the Huntington YMCA After School Program.  

Helping the night run smoothly were teacher and student volunteers who offered a unique childcare opportunity so parents could focus their attention on the presentations, knowing that their children were close by participating in fun activities. One of the highlights of the night was being joined by “Clifford” expertly played by our own Frank Fallon, who visited the classrooms, offered photo opportunities, and was assisted in reading to the future students. Each child went home with a copy of Clifford goes to Kindergarten that set a great example of fostering the love of learning through reading.

“After such a successful evening, it is our hope that the parents walked away with a new sense of community and can be put at ease knowing what to expect for their children heading into kindergarten with a team that works hard to give their children the best educational experience,” said Supervisor of Curricula Services Dr. Alison Bruno.

A special thanks goes out to the presenters, childcare coordinators, food service volunteers, logistics specialists, and all the faculty who made this evening a success: Dr. Jared Bloom, April Poprilo, Sheila Buhse, Dianne Rice, Nick Russotto, Lissette Paneloza, Liz Kennan, Roseanne Sarducci, Hannah Faiguenbaum, Jeannette DeNuzzo, Rose Covington, Noreen Scileppi, Liz Souza, Tamara Miemis, Chris Clines, Leslie Travaglia, Cecilia Blanco, Frank Fallon, Susan Schwartz, Renee Schumm, Michelle Berry, Jessica Farmer, Andrea Lopez, Tricia Wilkinson, Dr. Anne Lecci, Dina Groe, Sue Lamorte, Jane Holmes, Joanne Sanchez, Elisa Guierreri, Luella Pinelli, Maria Rodriguez, Brooke Brosnan and Angelina Bracco.

And thank you to our Whitman Leadership student volunteers: Kate McAuley, Fiona Smyth, Danielle Shaneberger, Maddy Rosenfeld, Jack O’Laughin, Pamela Flores, Angela Shedlow, Elana Davis, Jake Christiansen, Anna Keller, Tyler Meyer, Sophia DelPiore, Molly Dugan, Paul Smitelli, Neamal Mahmood, Liana Haug, and Olivia Kongevold.

Spotlight on our Teacher of the Year Candidates

Whitman Principal John Murphy (right) and Assistant Principal Jon Varlamos congratulate their Teacher of the Year, Ms. Elizabeth Leogrande.
Whitman Principal John Murphy (right) and Assistant Principal Jon Varlamos congratulate their Teacher of the Year, Ms. Elizabeth Leogrande.

Each person has a unique perception as to what constitutes an excellent teacher. In some cases, one can observe a common strand in the beliefs of students, teachers, parents, and administrators. Testimonials regarding Elizabeth Leogrande from all of the above demonstrate that commonality.

One student writes, “It is with great pleasure that I write this letter in regard to Mrs. Leogrande, not only a teacher at Walt Whitman High School but a loving wife, mother, friend and more… I have had the privilege of working closely with Mrs. Leogrande and getting to know her very well. (She) is a compassionate, professional, dedicated, funny, intelligent woman and has truly been a role model to me throughout my four years at Walt Whitman…(She) spends long hours planning events and meetings…Our largest events include Homecoming, Pep Rally, Safe Halloween, Powder Puff, Spring Fling, and the Carnival Bonfire…Throughout her experiences as Executive Student Government Organization advisor, Mrs. Leogrande has become a widely-known individual…and many students, especially upperclassmen, are very friendly with her as a result of hosting these events. (She) is organized, detailed and precise, which is …why every event has been such a major success…”

Principal John Murphy writes, “I have the privilege to have a teacher …on my staff…I have come to know and love…She is one of the unsung heroes of our school, rarely getting the praise she so richly deserves…She is truly a force within the high school that students come to not only respect but love…Her constant presence and focus on students’ success are why so many have come to know and respect her…”

A colleague and parent in the District states, “She is in school early in the morning, stays late every afternoon including Fridays to give extra help (to students). (She) mentors students… who need to make a connection with an adult in the building. She spends countless hours preparing fun and interesting lessons and activities to motivate her students. Not only does Elizabeth put her students first, but she is also a team player. She is always there to help a colleague or lend an ear for support…”

Dr. Muller writes, “She is a natural mentor for new teachers, and it is common to see her planning with her more novice counterparts. I many times refer to Mrs. Leogrande as the teacher of “yes” as she has agreed to so many things over the course of years. She is interested in getting involved with anything that will help kids…”

Wildcat Dream Team vs. The Harlem Magic Masters

Your South Huntington Dream Team gave it their all, and all in the support of the children of the district.
Your South Huntington Dream Team gave it their all, and all in the support of the children of the district.
Free throw on the court as the Dream Team takes advantage of a MagicMaster foul.
Free throw on the court as the Dream Team takes advantage of a MagicMaster foul.
In his popular game ‘You Are Out,’ Harlem MagicMaster Front Man ‘Speedy’ uses all his magic moves to get participants to drop the ball.
In his popular game ‘You Are Out,’ Harlem MagicMaster Front Man ‘Speedy’ uses all his magic moves to get participants to drop the ball.
You don’t see this happen often in the North Gymnasium.
You don’t see this happen often in the North Gymnasium.
MagicMaster ‘Tiny’ stands tall at 7’5” and stops by the Booster Club for a halftime snack.
MagicMaster ‘Tiny’ stands tall at 7’5” and stops by the Booster Club for a halftime snack.

A little bit of basketball, dancing and a whole lot of surprising and zany antics created the perfect mix for a night of fun with the Harlem Magic Masters. Last Friday, January 25th, the Magic Masters Comedy Basketball team went head to head against the South Huntington Dream Team, a spirited group comprised of your favorite teachers, as well as a few administrators and principals just to keep things under control. This fun event raised much-needed funds that help the Booster Club to enhance the district’s athletic programs and equipment.

The Wildcat Booster Club was thrilled with this year’s turnout and thanks to the South Huntington school community for supporting one of their biggest fundraisers. The Booster Club has sponsored this event for more than 15 years and, based on the reaction from the audience, each year just keeps getting better. “It is always great to see the community come out to enjoy the evening together. Maplewood received a signed Magic Masters Basketball and bragging rights (until next year) for selling the most tickets,” said Booster Club president Ms. Jayne O’Toole. “Thank you to the staff, parents, students and all those who volunteered their time to make the event a success.” 

 

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Spotlight on our Teacher of the Year Candidates

Stimson Principal Edwin Smith (left) congratulates his Teacher of the Year, Mr. Robert Ford.
Stimson Principal Edwin Smith (left) congratulates his Teacher of the Year, Mr. Robert Ford.

We all know the importance technology plays in our present and future worlds. One teacher, Robert Ford from Stimson Middle School, plays a major role in the lives and the futures of his students.

Principal Edwin Smith writes, “Mr. Ford seeks opportunities to find “real-world” applications for technology which challenge and engage his students in meaningful learning…Mr. Ford is a dedicated advisor and role model … He has served as the adviser of the Generation Tech Club, fostering personal connections with his students…he works tirelessly …to prepare monthly video announcements that highlight the amazing work of students and staff…Mr. Ford has worked in collaboration with Codesters to expose… students to the world of writing computer code…”

A colleague writes,”…I have seen his enthusiasm and love for teaching Technology firsthand. He is dedicated, dynamic and works hard to create an engaging class. Bob arrives early to work every day and stays late every afternoon. He is always available to students for extra help and is willing to assist in any way so that they can be successful…”

One parent wrote”… As a part of Mr. Ford’s Digital and Fabrication Technology Class in 7th grade, my daughter… developed an understanding and comfort with using the various software and technologies…I was truly impressed by the products she created. I remember coming home from the curriculum night that year telling her that I wished I could be a part of Mr. Ford’s class…As a parent, I appreciate the value Mr. Ford places on hard work and respect. He exemplifies these values…”

A student wrote, “Very few teachers are ‘that teacher’-a teacher that always makes a student’s day, always shows maximum effort, and never appears to be having an “off” day...Mr. Ford is ‘that teacher.’  I have had the privilege of having Mr. Ford for two years, as a digital and fabrication teacher in 7th grade and currently as my 8th-grade technology teacher…He is an organized teacher who sets clear expectations and procedures for his students…No student is left behind as he engages everyone in the lesson on a daily basis. This creates a highly motivating classroom…earlier this semester he was rushed to the hospital and treated for a collapsed lung. Even in the middle of dealing with surgery and treatment and a hospital stay, Mr. Ford kept in touch and checked in to make sure we were on-task and staying on top of things. He is truly a role model…”

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Bright Lights in South Huntington

Superintendent Dave Bennardo congratulates his newest ‘Bright Lights,’ Mrs. Janine D'Elia and Mrs. Jennifer O'Dougherty at the ASSET Bright Lights Awards luncheon.
Superintendent Dave Bennardo congratulates his newest ‘Bright Lights,’ Mrs. Janine D'Elia and Mrs. Jennifer O'Dougherty at the ASSET Bright Lights Awards luncheon.

The Annual ASSET Awards Luncheon was held on Thursday, January 10th, and Technology Integration Coach, Mrs. Janine D'Elia and Oakwood Primary Center's Speech Pathologist/Assistive Technology Specialist, Jennifer O'Dougherty were recognized with their "Bright Light Awards" as outstanding educators who use technology inside and outside the classroom. 

Mrs. D'Elia is an innovative educator that effectively uses instructional technology to enhance lessons and engage all students and teachers in meaningful learning.  She continues to create and design various Makerspace Innovation Labs across our district with tools such as 3D Printers and Mixed Reality! This is her fourth summer of successfully implementing the Wildcat Coding/Design Camp for students in grades K-8! She facilitates professional development sessions focused on the integration of technology within the classroom with students, parents, and teachers in South Huntington, as well as with other school districts across Long Island.

Mrs. O'Dougherty is a Speech-Language Pathologist and an Assistive Technology Specialist for the district. Her role as a speech-language pathologist allows her to work with elementary students in using innovative coding and computer science materials to target speech and/or language goals. This is her fourth year implementing an after-school coding program for elementary students. As an Assistive Technology specialist, she works with teachers, parents, and students to determine ways in which technology can be implemented to support academic skills, such as reading and writing. Mrs. O'Dougherty serves as the director for multiple STEAM programs on Long Island.

The Suffolk ASSET organization is a group dedicated to enhancing teaching and learning in Suffolk County school districts through the use of computers and other educational technologies by encouraging the integration of technology into the K-12 curriculum and ensuring that our students are provided with the educational opportunities necessary to prepare them for the 21st Century.

We congratulate Mrs. D'Elia and Mrs. O'Dougherty on their ASSET Bright Light awards.

Spotlight on our Teacher of the Year Candidates

Maplewood Principal Dr. Vito D’Elia (right) congratulates his Teacher of the Year Mr. Adam Winters
Maplewood Principal Dr. Vito D’Elia (right) congratulates his Teacher of the Year Mr. Adam Winters

As the saying goes, “Still waters run deep…” Maplewood Intermediate Schools nominee for New York State Teacher of the Year is a quiet individual whose focus on his students distinguishes him as someone quite special.

Mr. Adam Winters is a special educator who cares for each of his students and supports them as they become their “best selves.” A colleague describes his “…quiet demeanor and soft nature (which) can be seen in the way he speaks to his students during lessons while walking in the hallway and while prompting them during assemblies…”

One parent wrote,” Mr. Winters is an outstanding teacher! Our school district, as well as the students he teaches, is fortunate to have him. He is kind, compassionate and one of the most patient teachers I know… He has a gentleness that allows him to develop trust with his students. That trust ultimately allows him to engage his students and enhance their learning experience…”

Mr. Winters is a wonderful role model for his students. They love him and wish to be like their teacher. One student wrote, “…I think Mr. Winters should be Teacher of the Year. He likes to teach me reading and math. Mr. Winters is very funny!”

Don’t miss the opportunity to recognize Mr. Adam Winters and the other nominees for Teacher of the Year at the Board of Education meeting at Whitman’s PAC on Wednesday, January 30 at 7:30 p.m.

Walt Whitman Hosts National Dance Alliance

This annual event, sponsored by Mathnasium and Huntington Honda, has become a signature showcase for our district as we host schools from across the metro NY area. Our Lady Wildcats shown here have just finished their ‘Kick’ routine.
This annual event, sponsored by Mathnasium and Huntington Honda, has become a signature showcase for our district as we host schools from across the metro NY area. Our Lady Wildcats shown here have just finished their ‘Kick’ routine.
Our Middle School Dance team are ready to hit the floor for their first routine of the day.
Our Middle School Dance team are ready to hit the floor for their first routine of the day.
Perfect hosts, Whitman’s Dance team on their way from the South Gym warm ups to the main floor of the North Gymnasium for their performance.
Perfect hosts, Whitman’s Dance team on their way from the South Gym warm ups to the main floor of the North Gymnasium for their performance.
The Stimson Middle School Dance team on their way to the performance floor in the North Gym where they will take 2nd in the ‘Kick’ division.
The Stimson Middle School Dance team on their way to the performance floor in the North Gym where they will take 2nd in the ‘Kick’ division.
Whitman senior Chloe Morris and her teammates are on their way to a 1st Place finish in ‘Game Day.’
Whitman senior Chloe Morris and her teammates are on their way to a 1st Place finish in ‘Game Day.’
The Mathnasium Mascot had a busy day promoting both the Huntington and Syosset locations.
The Mathnasium Mascot had a busy day promoting both the Huntington and Syosset locations.

On Saturday, January 19, Walt Whitman High School hosted the National Dance Alliance (NDA) Whitman Winter East Coast Regional Dance Championships. Playing host for their fourth straight year, hundreds of spectators came out to support their teams. In addition to Whitman, there were numerous Long Island and Regional schools represented. Our Whitman team, under the direction of Ms. Kiva Boozer, did not disappoint the home crowd by placing in both of the divisions they competed in.  Congratulations on a 1st Place finish in ‘Game Day’ and 4th Place in ‘Varsity Kick.’

Our Middle School Dance team also competed with the team placing 1st in the ‘Pom’ division and 2nd in the ‘Kick’ division.

All of our talented students performed with distinction, adding a special touch of athletic and artistic class to our school community. We also join in thanking the numerous Dance Team parents who labored tirelessly throughout the weekend to bring the prestigious competition to our schools. Of course, our South Huntington family offers special praise and gratitude to Jeff Hindla of Huntington Honda and Rupi and Tony Parmar of Huntington Mathnasium for their contributions of monies to fund the show. We are so very fortunate to have partners like Huntington Honda and Huntington Mathnasium who genuinely care about the quality of our schools.

Congratulations to the entire Whitman Dance Team: Yagmur Aykanat, McKayla Charles, Mia Coll, Isabella Bermudez, Aldama Bernadin, Ashley DiBartolomeo, Marianna Kliampas*, Chloe Morris, Chloe Murphy, Daniella Padinha, Alexia Rivera, Luisa Valencia Castaneda, and coach Kiva Boozer.  *Captain

Congratulations also to the Stimson Middle School Dance Team: Addie Balogon, Abby Brosnan, Julianna Castro, Kaitlyn Clark, Julia Dong, Shelene Farquharson, Harley Guarisco, Yanely Jerez, Rachel Jerome, Alessia Maffei, Victoria Maio, Isabelle Minero, Emely Molina, Samantha Regalado, Emma Rosales, Kemani Virgil, Evelyn Wang, and coach Ashley Cocoran.

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Varsity Cheer Earns Three Blue Ribbons

Whitman seniors Joelle Koutsantanou (left) and Megan Richter with their 1st Place awards.
Whitman seniors Joelle Koutsantanou (left) and Megan Richter with their 1st Place awards.
Meghan Stengl took 1st Place for Best Mascot.
Meghan Stengl took 1st Place for Best Mascot.
Our Power Four teams: Morgan Wobig, Gabriella Mingin, Carly McEntee, Megan Richter, Cassidy Giudici, Joelle Koutsantanou, Sophia Delpriore, and Maddy Rozenveld.
Our Power Four teams: Morgan Wobig, Gabriella Mingin, Carly McEntee, Megan Richter, Cassidy Giudici, Joelle Koutsantanou, Sophia Delpriore, and Maddy Rozenveld.

Walt Whitman’s Varsity Cheerleading competed in the ‘Officials Cup’ last Friday night and seniors Joelle Koutsantanou and Megan Richter made South Huntington proud by sweeping the votes for Best Elite Athlete and Best Game Day Cheerleader respectively.

Held at Connetquot High School, this event comes midseason as out Lady Wildcats tune-up for the County Championships on February 16th.  Walt Whitman’s Meghan Stengl also took 1st Place for Best Mascot.  Congratulations our Wildcat Power Four Groups who took 2nd Place- Morgan Wobig, Gabriella Mingin, Carly McEntee, Megan Richter; and 3rd Place- Cassidy Giudici, Joelle Koutsantanou, Sophia Delpriore, and Maddy Rozenveld.

Congratulations Team and Good luck in your next event Saturday 1/26 at Sachem North High School starting at noon.

Spotlight on our Teacher of the Year Candidates

Countrywood Primary Center’s Principal Mr. Mitch Levy and Assistant Principal Kellie Njenga, flank their Teacher of the Year Ms. Patti Burr.
Countrywood Primary Center’s Principal Mr. Mitch Levy and Assistant Principal Kellie Njenga, flank their Teacher of the Year Ms. Patti Burr.

“During the next several weeks we plan to highlight qualities of our New York State Teacher of the Year candidates.” – Frank Fallon, South Huntington Personnel Administrator.

Countrywood’s Patti Burr is a second-grade teacher who is described by colleagues as “…hardworking and dedicated…” She cares about students’ social, emotional and academic needs. Colleagues point to her work ethic, preparing instructional activities until the late evening hours. They highlight her work in the school fundraising for charities, such as Ronald McDonald House, Pennies for Patients, Caps for Kids and others.

 A former student wrote her a testimonial. He stated, “… thanks for helping me shape up and become mature. You’ve been my favorite teacher and still are…”

A former parent writes that Mrs. Burr, “…treats her students as if they were her own children and wants to give them opportunities to explore their personal creative talents…her priority was to help my daughter succeed…”

Another former student wrote, “…You are such an influential person in my life. You were the person that allowed me to realize my dream of becoming a teacher… (you) created a safe and welcoming environment for all students.

We welcome the community to join us on Wednesday January 30th at 7:30 PM in Walt Whitman’s Performing Arts Center to celebrate and honor all of our candidates and to announce with great pride our district-wide teacher of the year.

First Annual Veterans Services Day!

Good Afternoon,

Officially, it's with great pleasure to announce the Huntington Opportunity Resource Center in partnership with the American Legion Greenlawn Post 1244's, 

First Annual Veterans Services Day!

Our mission is simple, to "Serve Those Who Have Served".  

This event is to bring together Veterans and their families to obtain information and services from various Veteran Service Providers, Human Services Providers and those who enhance the lives of our Veterans.  

Thank you South Huntington Union Free School District for extending your hospitality and providing us with a location for our very first joint Veteran Services Day at Walt Whitman High School.

Lunch will be provided.  As an added bonus incentive for attendance, each Veteran will receive 3 raffle tickets for our Chinese Auction upon entry. Both Free of charge

Doors will open for Veterans, spouses & families at 10 am.  The event, based on attendance, will end at 4 pm.  

We are very excited and rely on you as well to spread the word of this annual event.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call or email.

Thank you for allowing us to serve you.

Regards,

 

Huntington Opportunity Resource Center 

1264 New York Avenue

Huntington Station, NY 11746

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Spirit of Huntington’s Art Auction Honors Board Trustee Ed Nitkewicz

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It’s with great enthusiasm that we share the news of Board Trustee Ed Nitkewicz being honored at the Spirit of Huntington’s Art Auction at Coindre Hall on Saturday evening, March 2, 2019, in support of children with special needs.  

This prestigious event will generate funds for the Spirit of Huntington Art Center, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, that will be allocated for vocational support to teach children that art is more than therapeutic, it can also be a career. The Art Center has new computers, servers, and teachers, and their classes will address actual digital art projects, such as websites, brochures, and logos for other not-for-profit organizations.

For ticket information please click on the flyer below for a direct link.

New Measles Health Advisory

The NYS Department of Health has issued a health advisory to alert communities about measles exposures, specifically, in NYC and Rockland County.  This advisory is being shared to the school community to provide information about the symptoms of measles exposure and additional resources for information.

 

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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.