2017-2018 District News
Sophomores Jacquelyn Devaney and Leah Draluck from Division Avenue High School and Julia Gizzo and John Hanna from MacArthur High School have recently been selected to represent Levittown Public Schools at the Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Seminar, to be held at Adelphi University in June of 2018.
Senior Christian Hernandez was recently nominated for the 2018 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program by the U.S. Department of Education for his accomplishments in the career and technical education field.
A total of 89 students from grades 5-12 were recently selected to perform in the Nassau Music Educators' Association All-County festivals across Nassau County in January 2018.
Student council members at East Broadway Elementary School recently hosted their annual winter coat drive to give back to those in need this holiday season.
Division Avenue High School's Class of 2018 top achievers attended the school's annual Blue and Silver Luncheon on Nov. 30 to celebrate their hard work and dedication throughout their high school careers.
Third grade STEAM teams at Gardiners Avenue proudly wore theirnew STEAM patches (last month's steam project) while they worked on this month'sproject.
Students in Mrs. Alt's third grade class created and conducted a survey to find out students' favorite Thanksgiving food.
During the month of November, there is enhanced mindfulness about things we are grateful for.
Across the grades, the reading teachers and other interventionists have been honing in on our students' writing skills.
The Kindergarten continues "Full STEAM Ahead" in November experimenting with push and pull properties.
The Northside Instrumental Ensemble, directed by Jill Castillo, and the Northside Holiday Singers, led by Isabella McClancy, shared their gifts of music with the Levittown Community when they performed Monday night, December 4th at the Holiday Tree Lighting at Veteran's Memorial Park.
Northside School students were excited to attend a dynamic assembly program that guided them on "how to remember better and make school easier."
Northside Elementary School students in Marlena Leung's third-grade class visited the Levittown Memorial Education Center's Outdoor Learning Center on Nov. 28 to further students' research abilities and explore animal behaviors.
On October 26th, the Division Peer Leaders took on a new project, one which has never been done by a Division Avenue club in the past. The Peer Leaders decided to organize a LEADD Week Assembly.
Two Division Avenue students were recently honored for their prowess in photography. Kayla Connolly received an Honorable Mention in Black and White, and Kenneth Heim received an Honorable Mention in Landscape.
Mrs. Valentine's class went back in time to 1620 to 1621. Students were given the identity of a pilgrim and collaborated in teams to make decisions as they faced the same challenges of the Pilgrims.
During the Levittown Public Schools Board of Education meeting on Nov. 15, the community learned about the district's successful Summer Reading Extravaganza and the Division Avenue High School peer leaders were praised for their way of combating distracted driving.
Eighth-grade students in Jonas E. Salk Middle School's Respect and Responsibility, Integrity, Safety, Staying Healthy and Empathy Program recently put their acting skills to the test through the school's push-in program "Middle School 101."
The district is pleased to announce that five fifth-grade students will accompany the six Jonas E. Salk Middle School and Wisdom Lane Middle School student-musicians at the Long Island String Festival Association Intermediate Festival from March 2-4 at Uniondale High School.
Administrators, Board of Education members, faculty and families recently gathered at the Gerald R. Claps Career and Technical Education Center in Levittown for the induction of 43 new members into the National Technical Honor Society.
Northside School held its traditional Thanksgiving food drive again this November. Students, their families, and their teachers throughout the school donated hundreds of assorted food items.
Students at Northside School gained firsthand knowledge about the democratic process when student council candidates campaigned for this year's positions.
It has been almost 50 years since Apollo 11 Astronauts Neil Armstrong & Buzz Aldrin walked on the Moon. The Cradle of Aviation is preparing to celebrate this anniversary over the upcoming months.
The boys and girls in Mr. SanFilippo's class at Gardiners Ave are fine tuning their Volleyball skills.
One of Gardiners Avenue's first grade reading classes was stuffed with turkey literacy centers! Students had a ball reinforcing the letter names and sounds with these differentiated learning centers.
In Ms. Corron's class, the month of November is a time when the students and the teacher reflect on the many reasons for which they are grateful.
Summit Lane Elementary School students learned the importance of being energy efficient with the help of the National Theatre for Children and PSEG Long Island's show, The Energized Guyz on Nov. 17.
MacArthur senior, Jamie Ferris, won honorable mention in the St. Joseph Hospital Annual Photography Contest.
For four days, the MacArthur High School Auditorium was transformed into a Disney wonderland, as over 80 students participated in the fall musical production of Beauty and the Beast.
On Monday, November 13th, Mrs. Suriano's 1st grade class celebrated World Kindness Day by learning more about what it means to be kind.
This month, Ms. Lynch's second grade class was given a demonstration on the computer program Pixie 4.
In our fourth grade class, we have been working on a Country Report. After reading about library programs in the Journey's story, My Librarian is a Camel, and learning about geography in social studies, it sparked our interest to learn about more countries.
Two Division Avenue students, Justin Khan and Ryan Alvarez, attended the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders conference presented by the National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists.
Due to their collaboration with the Long Island Working Partnership to accommodate an employee with disabilities, the Levittown Public Schools was recently awarded by the Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation, for October's National Disability Employment Awareness Month.
Abbey Lane Elementary School administrators, faculty, students and families gathered together for their "Multi-Cultural Night" at Levittown Memorial Education Center on Nov. 9.
On November 8th and 9th, students from Ms. McCue's Advanced Placement classes from Division Avenue and General Douglas MacArthur High Schools participated in a field trip to Baltimore, Maryland.
Seventh-graders Jonas E. Salk Middle School recently learned about Flag Etiquette from members of the Nassau County United Veterans Association.
Wisdom Lane and Jonas E. Salk middle school students recently heard from motivational speaker and cofounder of the ReesSpecht Life Foundation, Richard Specht.
In honor of Veterans Day, fourth-graders at East Broadway Elementary School recently discussed and read about the importance of the day, while showing their support for local veterans.
Jonas E. Salk Recreation Club hosted it fourth annual, Turkey Bowl on Monday, November 6, 2017 under the supervision of Mr. Agovino and Mrs. Tuccillo.
Northside School students from Kindergarten to Fifth grade learned that they can have a positive impact and make a difference in their community by honoring the brave men and woman in our military.
The Salk Connections Club hosted their 4th annual Faculty/Student game day on Nov. 6.
Fifteen exceptional orchestra students from Levittown Public Schools were recently selected to perform in the Long Island String Festival Association's Nassau intermediate and secondary festivals.
Division Avenue has selected two students from an outstanding sophomore class to represent the school at the Hugh O'Brien Youth Leadership Seminar at Adelphi University in June 2018.
Northside students from kindergarten through fifth grade enjoyed a special day at school on Halloween.
High achieving seniors Heather Bonsignore and Brandon Hagen from Levittown Public Schools Division Avenue High School were recently named Wendy's High School Heisman School Winners.
Under the direction of Michael Bastone, members of the Levittown Public Schools Division Avenue High School competitive marching band recently finished off their season by performing in the Carrier Dome at Syracuse University for the 44th annual New York State Field Band Conference Championships.
MacArthur High School senior Sydney Schneider walked the halls of her former elementary school, Gardiners Avenue Elementary School, on Nov. 3, no longer a young student but a published author.
The MacArthur High School thespians will take the stage for their production of "Beauty and the Beast," to be held in the auditorium on Nov. 16-18 at 7:30 p.m. A special matinee performance will also take place on Nov. 18 at 2 p.m.
Division Avenue senior, Dylan Chase, was the recipient of the Rensselaer Medal Award. Each year, more than 2,500 secondary schools around the world nominate students for this recognition.
On Tuesday, October 31st, the Family and Consumer Sciences department of MacArthur High School hosted presenter Harris Monte from Johnson and Wales University to talk to students in the Culinary Arts, Food Investigations, and International Cuisine classes.
The Levittown community gathered together on Oct. 29 for the district's annual Levittown Education Against Destructive Decisions Family Walk and Fair at the Levittown Memorial Education Center.
As part of the Levittown School District's Levittown Education Against Destructive Decisions Week, Lee Road Elementary School students heard from Joey Branford and Stephan Cerra of the Flowstyle BMX Trick Team on Oct. 25.
Fifth grade students from Lee Road Elementary School visited the MacArthur High School Science Lab headed by Dr. Friedman.
In honor of LEADD week, students at Gardiners Avenue School attended the program "The Right Choice."
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, East Broadway students were challenged to raise over $500 for Breast Cancer Awareness.
Lee Road 4th and 5th graders had an assembly to hear Student Council Candidates speeches.
PSEG recently sponsored a theatrical production titled, "Energy Wise" for Lee Road students. The entertaining performance included skits that focused on how natural resources are used and how everyone, each day, can play a role in energy conservation.
Kindergarten students at Northside School enjoyed their Fall Festival study unit of Science and learning about the season, apples, and pumpkins.
Family members gathered at Levittown Memorial Education Center for the Levittown School District's second Parent University Education Expo on Oct. 25.
Lee Road Elementary School kicked off the 10th year of their Get-A-Voice Character Education Program on Oct. 24 with an assembly from the New York Islanders.
As part of Levittown Educators Against Destructive Decisions Week, Wisdom Lane Middle School students in sixth and seventh grade heard from motivational speaker Rohan Murphy on Oct. 27.
Like autumn leaves in the breeze, the students at Gardiners Avenue have been falling into great books!
After a fun visit to White Post Farms, students in Mrs. Farley's 1st grade class became scientists and conducted a "Pumpkin Investigation".
The Second Grade students at Gardiner's Avenue have been off to a great start! We went on our first trip to the Outdoor Learning Center at Levittown Memorial.
Ms. Poulos and Ms. Porr's fourth grade students participated in a STEAM activity which involved creating science mobiles using the engineering process.
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, cosmetology students at the Levittown School District's Gerald R. Claps Career and Technical Center hosted their annual "Pink Nail for Hope" fundraiser on Oct. 16 and 17 and raised a total of $535 for the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Long Island.
As part of their curriculum on native culture, fourth grade students at Abbey Lane Elementary School received a visit from the educational program, Journeys Into American Indian Territory,on Oct. 16 and 17.
Fifth-graders at Abbey Lane Elementary School participated in their annual crayfish races on Oct. 25 as a fun culminating activity to their invertebrates and crayfish unit.
Fifth grade students throughout the Levittown School District read the book "Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library" by Chris Grabenstein during the summer months and recently worked on a culminating project to show what they had learned.
Kindergarten through second-grade students at Northside and Summit Lane elementary schools received a visit from children's book author David Ira Rottenberg and the Eglevsky Ballet on Oct. 19.
Fifth-graders at Gardiners Avenue Elementary School received a visit from representatives of the education learning platform, zSpace on Oct. 20.
The kindergarten, first, and second grade students at Northside School were inspired by a special assembly program. They heard David Ira Rottenberg read his book, Gwendolyn the Graceful Pig, to them while dancers from the Eglevsky Ballet Company performed a ballet dance interpretation of the story.
Members of the Northside School's faculty, staff, students, and their families are all joining together in the fight against Breast Cancer.
With the holiday season approaching, we have initiated the Holiday Adopt-A-Family Program for the children (and possibly members of their families) of the Levittown School District. We appreciated your participation in this program and hope you will consider joining us again this year.
The New York Islanders Community Relations Team visited Lee Road School. During their visit, they spoke to our youngsters about the importance of giving your best effort and working together.
During the Oct. 18 Board of Education meeting, the district trustees and administrators publicly commended high school and middle school students for their academic achievements and philanthropic pursuits.
In celebration of School Board Recognition Week, Levittown students, district unions, PTA representatives and local politicians honored the Levittown School District's trustees for their voluntary service and commitment to students with tokens of appreciation during the Oct. 18 meeting of the board of education.
Harris Monte, a student chef at Johnson & Wales University, visited the Culinary Arts, Food Investigations, and International Foods classes at Division Avenue on October 11th.
Division Avenue would like to introduce the DAHS Coffee Club. The moto is "We are better than Starbucks!" Every Friday, Mrs. Dawn Skoblicki guides students from the Career Development and Skills program to take coffee and snack orders from staff, make coffee, and deliver it to the customers.
On Monday, October 16th, Division Avenue's Girls Volleyball Team hosted their DIG PINK event.
MacArthur High School senior Sydney Schneider recently turned her middle school English project into a published children's book, creating the storyline and illustrations herself.
Twenty East Broadway Elementary School students were officially sworn in as peer mediators on Oct. 13 after completing a total of 16 hours of training since the start of the new school year.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The students and staff at Lee Road Elementary went "PINK" on Friday, October 13th to show their support.
On October 12th and 13th Salk's 7th Grade Science Classes went on their yearly excursion to the Sunken Forest, Fire Island.
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.
MacArthur High School junior Jordan Waitkus recently planted six trees and bushes over the course of a two-day period along the walkway of the Levittown Memorial Education Center as part of his Eagle Scout service project.
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."
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.
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.
Kindergarten classes visited Old Bethpage Restoration Village farms in October. The students learned about farming practices. We met some chickens and saw their eggs!
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Fifth-graders at Lee Road Elementary School recently learned about the "power of yet" by participating in a challenge to replicate a structure with no directions aside from a sample.
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.
Representatives from over 75 colleges and universities attended Division Avenue High School's three annual college mini-fairs from late-September through early-October.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Welcome Back! The third grade started school with a fun and exciting STEAM Activity. They worked cooperatively and Stacked Them Up!
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
and is entitled to a health insurance incentive; and he has the right to receive a pension while so employed.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Levittown School District is pleased to announce the appointment of MacArthur High School Assistant Principal Anthony Allison, effective Aug. 23.
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.
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.
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 Scout Troops 3514 and 3540 had a lot of fun planting flowers in the bus circle garden.
Be prepared for the first day of school by making sure you have the items on your School's supply list.
The district's decision to not include holidays in the printed school calendar has unfortunately caused concern among some members of our community.
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".
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.
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.
The Board of Education and administration reorganized for the official start of the 2017-2018 school year during the July 5 meeting.
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.
Hofstra University's David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex was a sea of blue and white caps and gowns as 254 Division Avenue High School graduates from the Class of 2017 took the next step toward new challenges during the 58th commencement exercises.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Fourth graders in Mrs. Cavanaugh's class, from East Broadway School, were treated to a Spanish lesson this morning.
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.