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Honoring Those Who Aid Education

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The 41st annual Teachers Association of Lindenhurst awards ceremony was held on May 15 at Lindenhurst High School. Teachers selected one student from each grade level in every school for recognition. Nominees were selected based upon their levels of responsibility, leadership and citizenship as well as their enthusiasm for education and the academic efforts.

The audience enjoyed a performance by the Lindenhurst performing group Odyssey and then watched a video in which Lindenhurst students shared the ways in which they could “aid the world.” Students then thanked the aides of their school buildings as the Lindenhurst aides were this year’s recipients of ‘The Friends of Education Award,” for their outstanding contributions to the students of the district.

The Geraldine Cuneo Scholarship was awarded to Anna Kurianowicz; the Teachers’ Association of Lindenhurst Scholarship was bestowed upon Elizabeth Mackey; the Joseph Pozowicz Scholarship was given to Andrea Cabrera; and the John Cannestraro Scholarship was awarded to Matthew Byrne.

Exploring Options

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Several of Lindenhurst High School’s English language learning students recently visited Farmingdale State College. The visit, coordinated by school counselor John Rossillo, allowed students to participate in a college tour in which they explored the campus, learned more about the college culture and the programs and systems offered there in order to support every student’s learning needs.

“This was a unique opportunity for the students and was enlightening and motivational for them,” said Rossillo. “The invitation was greatly appreciated, and we hope to return next year!”

Fulbright Fellowship Recipients in Lindenhurst

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Kudos to Lindenhurst High School teachers Joseph Martinez and Karen Buechner who were awarded a Fulbright Fellowship through St. John’s University. 

Principal Dr. Christopher Gitz and assistant principal Daniel Noviello have developed a partnership with St. John’s University which allowed for the teachers to apply for the program. They were fortunate to be selected among all of the applicants and will spend three weeks studying the Bengali language at Jadavpur University in Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) in West Bengal, India. They will study the culture through lectures and sightseeing in nearby places, visiting museums, temples and participating in various activities.   

Fellowship recipients will also travel throughout India, visiting places such as Cherrapunji, Shillong, Guwahati, Darjeeling, Chennai and Agra where they will see the majestic Taj Mahal. 

The trip promises to be informative, exciting and unforgettable. The teachers will return to Lindenhurst for the start of the 2017-18 school year and share their newly acquired knowledge and experiences with their colleagues.

National Merit Finalist Named

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Lindenhurst senior Natalie Cotroneo is one of 2,500 students nationally to receive a $2,500 scholarship as she advanced to finalist standing in the National Merit Scholarship Program. Finalists, like Natalie, place among the top students who are recognized for their exceptional academic promise.

Throughout her time at Lindenhurst High School, Natalie has challenged herself with the most rigorous honors and Advanced Placement courses. She is ranked within the top 10 of her class and has been offered full tuition scholarships to Fordham University and Stony Brook University where she was accepted into their Women in Science and Engineering Honors program.

“Natalie is a dedicated student and the embodiment of the Lindenhurst High School motto of leadership, honor and scholarship,” said Principal Dr. Christopher Gitz. “I have no doubt that her commitment to her education will result in her successful future.”    

NYS Math Test Refusal Tally Chart

CLICK HERE to review the tally chart for the NYS Math Test Math Test refusals in Lindenhurst. 

An Important Message from Superintendent of Schools

CLICK HERE to read an important message from Superintendent of Schools, Daniel E. Giordano, regarding the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why.

Just Kids Lottery Information and Applications

Just Kids, located at the Kellum Street School, is offering limited scholarships for general education children residing within the Lindenhurst School District to attend their preschool program beginning September 2017. Three-year-old classes will meet either from 8:30-11 a.m. (morning session) or 12-2:30 p.m. (afternoon session). Four-year-old classes will be held during those time periods as well, however, there will also be a full-day 4-year-old program from 8:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

Please note that snacks/lunch will NOT be provided to the students and will be the responsibility of the parents. Parents must also provide transportation. Proof of residency must be provided to Just Kids upon acceptance into the program.

Each class will consist of 18 students: nine general education and nine special education. One general education teacher and one special education teacher will co-teach classes, with an aide in each classroom. The program utilizes the creative curriculum that emphasizes academic readiness skills and social skills.

Students entering the program in September 2017 must reach the age(s) of 3 or 4 by Dec. 1, 2017. Parents must provide birth certificate and proof of residency, and all students need a physical exam prior to beginning the program. A lottery will be held to select the students to be offered scholarships. If your child is receiving special education services, he/she is not eligible for this scholarship. The lottery is NOT conducted on a first come, first serve basis.

Applications may be obtained below or at the McKenna Administration Building.

 

Applications must be mailed NO LATER THAN Friday, May 26, 2017 to the address below:

Lisa M. Omeis, Ed.D

Assistant to the Superintendent for Elementary Curriculum and Instruction

Lindenhurst Union Free School District

350 Daniel St.

Lindenhurst, NY 11757

  For more information, please call 631-867-3087.

A Message from Dr. Gitz Regarding Field Testing at LHS

CLICK HERE to review a message from Dr. Christopher Gitz regarding field testing at the Lindenhurst High School.

An Important Message From Mr. Giordano

CLICK HERE to review important information regarding the New York State Assessments.

Explanation of Changes to the 2017-18 Secondary ICT Program

CLICK HERE to review an explanation of the changes to the Secondary ICT Program for the 2017-18 school year.

Hope For Youth Overview

In support of the district’s consistent effort of providing students with opportunities to make good decisions and live healthy lives, the district has introduced the Hope for Youth program districtwide for students in grades three and four. Students will receive weekly lessons from trained professionals and explore a range of topics including goal setting, managing stress and effective communication, along with peer pressure refusal, the effects of alcohol and tobacco, and making positive choices. 

CLICK HERE to review the areas of focus and lesson overviews.

Important Information Regarding the Transportation Department

Please be advised that there is important information regarding the Board approved mileage limits for school bus transportation located on the district's transportation website. There you will also fine printable forms that may require your attention.

The transportation page can be found by clicking on the Transportation Information link under the Parents/Students section of the district homepage.

 

 

Join the Wall of Heroes

Lindenhurst  students and graduates have much to be proud of. They embody the high school motto of "Leadership, Honor and Scholarship” in many of their endeavors.            

A large number of alumni have gone on to serve our country and defend our basic freedoms. The district wishes to honor those brave members of the Lindenhurst school community by including their names on the “Lindy Grad Vets” Wall of Heroes.            

To be considered, one must complete the application located on the right of this page where it says "Wall of Heroes Application" and provide either proof of graduation from Lindenhurst or proof of service in the form of a DD214.

Please note that when submitting any information that may include personal details such as social security information, it is the responsibility of the veteran to conceal that information.

The district extends its heartfelt gratitude to each and every one of its veterans for their dedication and commitment to service.

May 24, 2017