The halls of MacArthur High School looked like a sea of blue on Monday, April 3rd, as students and staff kicked off their 2017 Autism Awareness campaign. In recognition of World Autism Awareness Day, which was established as April 2nd in 2007 by the United Nations, MacArthur continues to help spread awareness by decorating the hallways, fences, art showcases, and classrooms, as well as taking the time to learn about autism which affects 1 out of every 68 people in the United States.
We are excited to announce our Levittown Hall of Fame project. Levittown School District is looking to honor the best and brightest who have graduated from our schools and become leaders in their fields. If you would like to nominate someone for the Levittown Hall of Fame, click here for additional information on the Hall of Fame Project.
Music is everywhere! We hear it at home, in the car, at the mall, on television, in concert halls, and even at sporting events.
It is one of the most pervasive experiences in today's world.
Students will soon be registering for instrumental music for the 2017-2018 school year. To help children select an appropriate instrument and to provide parents with details about our program, we would like to invite you and your child to attend our annual District Instrumental Music Night on Monday May 1, 2017.
Camp Invention is the only nationally recognized, non-profit summer enrichment program that is inspired by the brightest thinkers around-the Inductees of the National Inventors Hall of Fame. Open to all Levittown Students entering 3rd, 4th , 5th grade in the upcoming 2017-2018 school year. Students will engage in hands-on activities that promote engagement with STEM through the lenses of invention and entrepreneurship.
Levittown schools have a longstanding tradition of distinction in music. The program contains elements not found in many Long Island districts. In addition to the traditional offerings of band, chorus and orchestra, Levittown offers piano, guitar and electronic music which includes digital recording technology.
There is much that goes into delivering a hot, healthy meal in the district's cafeterias as noted by the Board of Education and Central Administration during the April 20 public meeting. Administrator on Assignment/Treasurer Linda Dolecek explained that the Food Service Committee not only attends monthly meetings, members test the food being served in the cafeteria and research buying behaviors of the students.
GC Tech students competed for awards during the annual skills showcase held at Levittown Memorial Education Center on Feb. 13. Orchestrated by the center's teachers and staff, the event provided students with the opportunity to demonstrate acquired skills for potential employers and colleges, as well as parents and administrators.
Alicia Renda, a junior at Division Avenue, recently placed 1st at the local level for the Voice of Democracy competition. This completion was an orated essay regarding Alicia's position on "Responsibility to America." By placing 1st at her local VFW, Alicia was entitled to a $400 scholarship.
The MacArthur Generals continued to lead the charge during the month of April with their Autism Awareness campaign as they hosted the Second Annual Strike Out Autism Baseball Game. On Saturday, April 22nd, the Generals took on their friends from Plainview JFK and for the second year, took part in a game to spread awareness.
Wisdom Lane's seventh grade Science and English teachers would like to congratulate Gary Nepravishta, Madison Loscalzo, Agnes Wilson and Nikhil Keer on winning awards in the Long Island Stage of the 2017 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Space Systems Technical Committee Essay Contest.
Abbey Lane Elementary School faculty members Jessica Kaufman, Dr. Edel McCarville, Jennifer Pignataro, Rich Schwartz and Diana Taormina were invited to present a proposal on Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports during the Teach to Lead Summit held at LIU Post on Jan. 12.
Abbey Lane students are challenging the stereotype of being "macho." During an assembly with MACHO Man Foundation founder Cary Epstein, the students learned that MACHO is an acronym, which spelled out, means my actions can help others.
East Broadway students have added ballroom dance to their list of educational skills. The students have been learning the tango, merengue, fox trot and rumba during a ten-week workshop with dance instructor Jessica Salvesen of Dancing Classroom of Long Island.
First Graders at Gardiners Avenue visited Old Bethpage Restoration and learned about the ways of living from years ago. "Old Bethpage Village Restoration is a living history museum that provides visitors with the unique opportunity to step back in time and experience life as it was on Long Island during the 19th century.
First Graders at Gardiners Avenue celebrated Earth Day with a multitude of activities. Students read and discussed various books and poetry about the Earth, and created personal globes. In addition, classes wrote about ways they could help the Earth and created signs to remind others of just how important it is to be conscientious and good to our planet.
Lee Road is embarking on a journey of mindfulness exploration and implementation for both teachers and students. More than 20 teachers have already completed mindfulness training through the online instructional program with Mindful Schools.
The Kindergarten Classes at Summit Lane School have been busy designing and constructing a Family Homework Project for April called a "Recyclebot." The students had to draw their design on a brochure, list the recycled materials they used to construct the Recyclebot and give their creation a name!
Students and teachers at Northside School participated in "Healthy Snack Day" and discussed developing healthier attitudes towards food. PTA chairpersons Diane Maiorana and Jill Pinner organized the annual event at which many parents prepared trays filled with assorted fruits and vegetables for all the students, staff and teachers.
The Northside Peer Leadership Club, facilitated by teacher, Ms. Ryan Shaw, has twenty members from the fourth and fifth grades who help others and make a difference in the school community.
Gardiners Avenue School Hosts 2nd Annual Field of Honor Hundreds of U.S. flags will once again fly at Gardiners Avenue School as the Levittown School District hosts the 2nd Annual Field of Honor display honoring all veterans for their service and sacrifice given in defense of our nation.
Please visit our Field of Honor Event Page for more information.
Parent Portal Update:
Report Cards for the 3rd Marking Period, are now available on the Parent Portal, for High School and Middle School students.