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2017-2018 District News


Salk's Annual Field Trip to Fire IslandSalk's Annual Field Trip to Fire Island

On October 12th and 13th Salk's 7th Grade Science Classes went on their yearly excursion to the Sunken Forest, Fire Island.

Six Alumni Recognized as Levittown Hall of FamersSix Alumni Recognized as Levittown Hall of Famers

During Division Avenue High School's homecoming festivities on Oct. 14, six alumni from the Levittown School District were officially inducted into the inaugural Levittown Hall of Fame.

Aspiring Eagle Scout Gives Back to Levittown CommunityAspiring Eagle Scout Gives Back to Levittown Community


MacArthur High School Senior Named Siemens SemifinalistMacArthur High School Senior Named Siemens Semifinalist

MacArthur High School science research student Helen Zhang, has been named a Semifinalist in the prestigious 2017 Siemens Competition for her project, "Optimizing Molar Ratios of Gold-Silver Alloy Nanoparticles to Enhance the Performance of Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells."

Blue Dragon Pride Soars at HomecomingBlue Dragon Pride Soars at Homecoming

It was a sea of blue and white at Division Avenue High School's homecoming on Oct. 14 as the Levittown School District's administrators, board of education, alumni, staff, students and families gathered for the celebration.

Teaching Teddy Day at Gardiners Ave.Teaching Teddy Day at Gardiners Ave.

The students in Ms. Furlong's class had a special day of fun, learning, and teaching! Each student received a bear to spend the day with. The students were responsible for teaching the topics of the day to their cubs.

Gardiners Ave. Students Visit Old Bethpage Restoration VillageGardiners Ave. Students Visit Old Bethpage Restoration Village

Kindergarten classes visited Old Bethpage Restoration Village farms in October. The students learned about farming practices. We met some chickens and saw their eggs!

Attention - Parents of 5 Year Olds: Kindergarten Registration Information

If you have a child/children residing in the Levittown School District and was born between December 2, 2012 and December 1, 2013 they will be eligible for kindergarten for the 2018-2019 school year.

Can You Catch Wisdom Lane's Finch?Can You Catch Wisdom Lane's Finch?

There is a Finch loose at Wisdom Lane Middle School! But it's not a bird, it's a robot! This year Wisdom Lane has introduced computer science topics in the one semester Computer Literacy program for sixth graders.

Salk Students Acknowledge the Power of KindnessSalk Students Acknowledge the Power of Kindness

In honor of Character Education Month, Jonas E. Salk Middle School's junior leaders in the school's Respect and Responsibility, Integrity, Safety, Staying Healthy and Empathy Program participated in a video conference program with HEC-TV on Oct. 5, which focused on the importance of kindness. In 2016, Salk Middle School was named a National School of Character for showcasing strong character development.

Super Readers at Gardiners Ave.Super Readers at Gardiners Ave.

The students are adjusting well to the new school year. They are working on strengthening their reading and writing skills. The students set reading goals to become "Super Readers."

Literacy Center at Gardiners Ave.Literacy Center at Gardiners Ave.

Welcome Back! We are in the 7th year of the Literacy Center program. The goal of the Literacy Center is to enhance literacy instruction in grades K-4.

Buddy Readers at Gardiners Ave.Buddy Readers at Gardiners Ave.

This year, Mrs. Grams' room of 5th graders is getting ready to teach their buddy readers who are in Mrs. Furlong's class. The children are planning their Shared Reading Lesson.

Salk Library's Summer Reading Mystery Boxes Foster a Growth MindsetSalk Library's Summer Reading Mystery Boxes Foster a Growth Mindset

English classes at Salk recently participated in a Mystery Box activity centered around the summer reading novel, Pay It Forward. Mrs. Anderson, Salk librarian, created seven mysteries for the students to solve related to the content of the book.

Four Students Earn Commended Student DesignationFour Students Earn Commended Student Designation

The district is pleased to announce that a total of four seniors from both MacArthur High School and Division Avenue High School have been named Commended Students in the 63rd annual National Merit Scholarship Competition.

College Board Recognizes AP ScholarsCollege Board Recognizes AP Scholars

High school students from the Levittown School District showcased their college readiness as a total of 231 students were recognized by College Board as Advanced Placement Scholars from both Division Avenue and MacArthur high school. Students were selected based on their exceptional achievement on the national AP exams.

College Board Recognizes AP ScholarsCollege Board Recognizes AP Scholars

High school students from the Levittown School District showcased their college readiness as a total of 231 students were recognized by College Board as Advanced Placement Scholars from both Division Avenue and MacArthur high school. Students were selected based on their exceptional achievement on the national AP exams.

Gardiners Ave. Students Participate in Place Value CentersGardiners Ave. Students Participate in Place Value Centers

During the month of September, the fourth graders in Ms. Borst's class participated in place value centers. The children used manipulatives such as base ten blocks to improve their math skills.

Gardiners Ave. Kindergartners Study ApplesGardiners Ave. Kindergartners Study Apples

During the month of September, the kindergarten students at Gardiners Avenue School were engaged in numerous activities for a unit of study on apples.

Northside Students Learn About Fire SafetyNorthside Students Learn About Fire Safety

Northside school students learned about fire prevention and precautions when members of the Levittown Fire Department gave an informative demonstration. Joel Bearman, Fire Commissioner, led the assembly along with firefighter, John Terrillion.

Lee Road Shines Light on Positive ThinkingLee Road Shines Light on Positive Thinking

Fifth-graders at Lee Road Elementary Schoolrecently learned about the "power of yet" by participating in a challenge to replicate a structure with no directions aside from a sample.

Science Research Students Take Their Love of Learning into Summer MonthsScience Research Students Take Their Love of Learning into Summer Months

Six MacArthur High School science research students continued their education during the summer of 2017 by volunteering their time to intern and participate in research programs to build their knowledge in the science fields.

Taking the Next Step: Division Avenue's College FairsTaking the Next Step: Division Avenue's College Fairs

Representatives from over 75 colleges and universities attended Division Avenue High School's three annual college mini-fairs from late-September through early-October.

Back to School Night at NorthsideBack to School Night at Northside

Parents of Northside Students were invited to "Back to School Night" in September. They were welcomed by Principal, Mr. Frank Mortillaro and Assistant Principal, Mrs. Beth Swanson, as well as their classroom teachers and special teachers.

District Hosts Special 70th Anniversary LuncheonDistrict Hosts Special 70th Anniversary Luncheon

In honor of Levittown's 70th anniversary, the Levittown School District proudly hosted a senior citizen luncheon on Sept. 27 at the Levittown Memorial Education Center. Partnered with Levittown's anniversary committee, the afternoon was filled with history, music and food.

Lee Road Students Stop, Drop and LearnLee Road Students Stop, Drop and Learn

In an effort to prepare students for a possible emergency, members of the Wantagh Fire Department visited Lee Road Elementary School on Sept. 28 to review the importance of fire safety through discussion, videos and hands-on practice.

Division Avenue High School Announces Homecoming 2017

The Levittown School District invites friends, families and community members to join in Division Avenue High School's annual homecoming festivities on Oct. 14. The Blue Dragons will play the Plainedge High School Red Devils during the school's big football game that evening.

Division Avenue Marching Band Starts StrongDivision Avenue Marching Band Starts Strong

The Division Avenue High School competitive marching band, under the direction of Michael Bastone kicked off their competitive season on Sept. 17 at the Brentwood Home Show with a second place award.

Northside Students Participate in Summer Music ProgramNorthside Students Participate in Summer Music Program

Fifteen students from Northside School took part in the Levittown Summer Music Program 2017. Some began studies on a newly chosen musical instrument, getting a head start at learning to play for the coming school year. Other students continued practicing and making progress on the instrument they had already studied in order to become more proficient in their performances at either Northside or Wisdom Lane Middle School.

MacArthur Students Explore Higher Educational OptionsMacArthur Students Explore Higher Educational Options

On Sept. 19th, MacArthur HS hosted the first of three College Mini-Fairs this fall. Approximately 60 colleges set up tables in the gym, and students were able to meet various college representatives from around the country to learn about academic programs and admissions criteria.

Northside Elementary School Unites for PeaceNorthside Elementary School Unites for Peace

Students, administrators, faculty and staff at Northside Elementary School dressed in blue on Sept. 25 and gathered outside with pinwheels in hand, to celebrate International Day of Peace.

Third Grade Stacked Them Up!Third Grade Stacked Them Up!

Welcome Back! The third grade started school with a fun and exciting STEAM Activity. They worked cooperatively and Stacked Them Up!

Positive Mindset in Second GradePositive Mindset in Second Grade

Our second grade class is starting the year off positively. The children have been involved in many activities to promote a positive growth mindset.

Teaching Teamwork: Cup StackingTeaching Teamwork: Cup Stacking

Teaching Teamwork: Cup Stacking Challenge - The students in Mrs. Goldberg and Mrs. Gerken's 4th grade class at East Broadway worked in small groups to build cup towers. Students were given only a rubber band with yarn strings.

Levittown Schools District Wellness Committee Meeting Information

In our ongoing commitment to implement policies and guidelines that promote the knowledge, attitudes and behaviors associated with wellness, healthy eating and a physically active lifestyle in our schools, we will once again form a district committee, comprised of key stake holders within our district community. We invite any community member interested in serving on the committee to send a letter of interest to Anthony Goss, Principal at Lee Road Elementary, 901 Lee Road, 11793. Please include your name, address, phone number and e-mail address. All letters must be received by October 21st to be considered.

Top Student Musicians Selected for Prestigious ConferenceTop Student Musicians Selected for Prestigious Conference

The Levittown School District is pleased to announce that the New York State School Music Association has selected student-musicians Eileen Cha, Joanne Chun, Joy Kim and Nicole Leshinsky from Division Avenue High School and Joseph Calvo from MacArthur High School to attend the annual NYSSMA Winter Conference in Rochester on Nov. 30-Dec. 3.

East Broadway School Says Farewell to Beloved Crossing GuardsEast Broadway School Says Farewell to Beloved Crossing Guards

It was a bittersweet day for Theresa Joseph and Maureen Rheel, two long time crossing guards at East Broadway Elementary School, who retired on Sept. 15. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Tonie McDonald, East Broadway administrators, PTA members, students and families bid the two a proper farewell as they moved into the next chapter of their lives.

MacArthur High School Seniors Named SemifinalistsMacArthur High School Seniors Named Semifinalists

The district is pleased to announce that General Douglas MacArthur High School seniors Jared Schwartz and Helen Zhang have been recognized as two of 16,000 National Merit Semifinalists in the 63rd National Merit Scholarship Program.

MacArthur High School Alumni Inducted into Hall of FameMacArthur High School Alumni Inducted into Hall of Fame

It is the beginning of a new tradition in the Levittown School District, as a Hall of Fame has been established to honor and celebrate high school alumni who have touched the lives of many. Before the MacArthur High School homecoming game on Sept. 16, four MacArthur graduates were officially inducted into the district's Hall of Fame.

Celebrating MacArthur Pride at HomecomingCelebrating MacArthur Pride at Homecoming

Members of the Levittown School District community lined the streets as MacArthur High School celebrated their annual homecoming festivities on Sept. 16. Kicking off outside of Gardiners Avenue Elementary School, students, faculty, administrators, alumni and community members marched down Gardiners Avenue and North Jerusalem Road until they reached MacArthur High School.

Levittown Honors PSA Contest Winner, Welcomes LiaisonsLevittown Honors PSA Contest Winner, Welcomes Liaisons

The Levittown School District Board of Education celebrated Division Avenue High School junior Fernada Suray and welcomed student-advisers to the superintendent at the board of education meeting held on Sept. 13.

East Broadway Students Enjoy Some Math FunEast Broadway Students Enjoy Some Math Fun

Fourth graders in Mrs. Cavanaugh's class at East Broadway enjoyed some fun in math. The children practiced place value through the millions in group rotations.

Division Avenue's Mr. Marz: A Great InfluenceDivision Avenue's Mr. Marz: A Great Influence

Gerard Marzigliano, a Science Research teacher at Division Avenue, was recently recognized for his extraordinarily positive impact on one of his students. Upon attending MIT this fall, Division Avenue Graduate, Sisam Bhandari '17, named Mr. Marzigliano as a teacher who was especially influential in her development.

SED Required Notice

Pursuant to Section 211 of Retirement and Social Security Law and 80-5.5 of Commissioner's Regulations, Robert MacKay has been approved for service as a teacher of police science from September 1, 2017 through June 22, 2018 at a salary of $113,557 and is entitled to a health insurance incentive; and he has the right to receive a pension while so employed.

Division Avenue Pageant Winner - A Role Model for OthersDivision Avenue Pageant Winner - A Role Model for Others

Brigid Auer, an 11th grade student at Division Avenue, received the title of Grand Overall International Ambassador at the International Prince & Princess Pageant recently held at the Crown Plaza Hotel in White Plains, NY.

High School Orientations Offer Smooth Transition for FreshmenHigh School Orientations Offer Smooth Transition for Freshmen

Incoming Levittown ninth-graders at General Douglas MacArthur High School and Division Avenue High School prepared for their new school year with orientation assemblies on Aug. 31, to provide students with key information as they transition from a middle school student to high school freshman.

Spreading Kindness One Locker at a TimeSpreading Kindness One Locker at a Time

The lockers of Wisdom Lane Middle School received a pop of color on Sept. 6 as seventh-graders Annina Saccomanno and Nabiha Khan stuck more than 250 inspirational quotes and messages to the lockers of their peers.

MacArthur High School Marching Band's Marching Madness 2017MacArthur High School Marching Band's Marching Madness 2017

On August 24, 25, 28 and 29, the MacArthur High School Marching Band, under the direction of Joseph Romano, held its annual summer Marching Madness program.

Levittown School District Kicks Off An Exciting New School YearLevittown School District Kicks Off An Exciting New School Year

With backpacks and new school supplies in tow, students from throughout the Levittown School District entered the 2017-2018 school year on Sept. 6 with a warm welcome from administrators and faculty members.

Students Utilize Summer Reading To Escape LibraryStudents Utilize Summer Reading To Escape Library

Literature was brought to life during the Levitttown School District's Summer Reading Program on Aug. 29. Incoming fifth-graders from East Broadway, Gardiners and Lee Road Elementary schools arrived at the Levittown Public Library to take on an exciting challenge based on the book "Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library," by Chris Grabenstein.

New Assistant Principal AppointedNew Assistant Principal Appointed

The Levittown School District is pleased to announce the appointment of MacArthur High School Assistant Principal Anthony Allison, effective Aug. 23.

Levittown School District Welcomes Newest Faculty MembersLevittown School District Welcomes Newest Faculty Members

New faculty received a warm welcome from the Levittown School District's administration and Board of Education during New Teacher Orientation on Aug. 30, which was held at the Levittown Memorial Education Center. The two-day orientation program allowed the new faculty members to get acquainted with the district and their fellow educators.

Sixth-Grade Students Get Set For Middle SchoolSixth-Grade Students Get Set For Middle School

In preparation for the 2017-2018 school year, Levittown's incoming sixth-graders gathered for orientation assemblies at Jonas E. Salk and Wisdom Lane middle schools on Aug. 30.

Welcome Back From the SuperintendentWelcome Back From the Superintendent

Our summer has drawn to a close, and we are at the beginning of a new school year. Everything's new, possibly even your school. I hope you take the time to get involved in clubs, sports and all of the wonderful and exciting things our district has to offer.

Summit Lane's Girl Scouts Plant Flowers in the Bus CircleSummit Lane's Girl Scouts Plant Flowers in the Bus Circle

Summit Lane's Girl Scout Troops 3514 and 3540 had a lot of fun planting flowers in the bus circle garden.

2017-2018 School Supply Lists2017-2018 School Supply Lists

Be prepared for the first day of school by making sure you have the items on your School's supply list.

Statement Regarding the District's Printed School Calendar

The district's decision to not include holidays in the printed school calendar has unfortunately caused concern among some members of our community.

Please Be Advised

It has come to our attention that a level 2 sex offender has moved into the Levittown area. For specific information, you may go to the New York State Website www.criminaljustice.ny.gov/nsor/ and click on "Search The Sex Offender Registry".

Exploring the Earth and Beyond in LevittownExploring the Earth and Beyond in Levittown

Nearly 100 children spent two weeks studying science as the Levittown School District hosted Camp Invention at Wisdom Lane Middle School. The program was open to students entering third through fifth grade and led by teachers from the district's elementary and high schools.

Language Learners Get A Head Start In LevittownLanguage Learners Get A Head Start In Levittown

A summer program in the Levittown School District that provides additional support to English as a New Language students had a new look this year. In addition to literacy instruction, the ENL Jumpstart program included science and technology classes.

Board of Education Reorganizes for the 2017-2018 School YearBoard of Education Reorganizes for the 2017-2018 School Year

The Board of Education and administration reorganized for the official start of the 2017-2018 school year during the July 5 meeting.

Abbey Lane Action News Team Visits News12Abbey Lane Action News Team Visits News12

Members of the Abbey Action News team were fortunate enough to take a tour of News 12 Long Island's Woodbury location. Students were able to go on set and meet with on air personalities and meteorologists Rich Hoffman and Matt Hammer.

Shadows at GardinersShadows at Gardiners

Students in Ms. Vining's first grade class are enjoying the beautiful weather while learning about light, shadows, and how the Earth moves. Students worked cooperatively with partners to trace their shadows three times while standing in the same spot; once in the morning, noon, and later in the afternoon.

Northside Students Participate in "Piano Festival"Northside Students Participate in "Piano Festival"

Northside School was represented by 28 entries this year at the Piano Festival in March, held at Nassau Community College, and at the Spring Solo Evaluation Festival in May, held in our own Levittown School District at Jonas Salk Middle School. These festivals are sponsored by the New York State School Music Association known as NYSSMA.

GC Tech Students Are Ready and PreparedGC Tech Students Are Ready and Prepared

Faculty and parents applauded the 155 career and technical education students who received their certificates of completion from the Gerald R. Claps Career and Technical Center program on June 12.

Salk Graduates Begin a New Academic ChapterSalk Graduates Begin a New Academic Chapter

Parents and faculty welcomed Salk Middle School students with great pride as they entered the gymnasium for the annual moving up ceremony. After class officer Julie Magliano led the salute to the flag, the eighth-grade chorus, under the baton of Lisa Levenberg, sang the national anthem.

Who Is Your Hero?Who Is Your Hero?

Tears of joy resonated through Summit Lane's cafeteria as second-graders in Christine Pace's class honored a VIP in their lives during the annual Hero Celebration. The students collectively sang songs to their guests and read a personalized letter about their hero's most impressive qualities and why he or she is important to them. After reading their report at the podium, the students presented their heroes with an elaborately designed booklet, which included photos pictured with their hero, the personalized letter and research.

Spanish Class-Here We ComeSpanish Class-Here We Come

Fourth graders in Mrs. Cavanaugh's class, from East Broadway School, were treated to a Spanish lesson this morning.

Studying Nature's Greatest DecomposersStudying Nature's Greatest Decomposers

During their monthlong study of earthworms, kindergarten students in Christine Wilkinson's class at Lee Road School not only learned how to care for nature's greatest decomposers, they created an earthworm habitat by preparing a compost bin.
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High Schools


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Division Avenue
120 Division Ave.
Levittown NY 11756
516.434.7150
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MacArthur
3369 Old Jerusalem Rd.
Levittown NY 11756
516.434.7225
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Gerald R. Claps Career & Technical Center
150 Abbey Lane
Levittown NY 11756
516.434.7110

Middle Schools


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Jonas E. Salk
3359 Old Jerusalem Rd.
Levittown NY 11756
516.434.7350
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Wisdom Lane
120 Center Lane
Levittown NY 11756
516.434.7300

Elementary Schools


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Abbey Lane
239 Gardiners Ave.
Levittown NY 11756
516.434.7400
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East Broadway
751 Seamans Nk. Rd.
Seaford NY 11783
516.434.7425
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Gardiners Avenue
610 Gardiners Ave.
Levittown NY 11756
516.434.7450
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Lee Road
901 Lee Road
Wantagh NY 11793
516.434.7475
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Northside
35 Pelican Road
Levittown NY 11756
516.434.7500
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Summit Lane
4 Summit Lane
Levittown NY 11756
516.434.7525