Gathering Information and Gaining Experience

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Lindenhurst High School 11th-graders Claudia Kwasiborski and Jessica Messina recently took part in the Cold Spring Harbor Science Research Club. The club met monthly throughout the fall at the Cold Spring Harbor Library in order to examine scientific research journals, and research a topic of their choosing in collaboration with post-doctoral researchers and CSH librarians. As a culminating exercise, the students presented their topic to a group that included other Science Journal Club members as well as their science teachers and school librarians.

Input Needed For Lunch Services Bid

Every five years when the Lunch Services bid expires, the district is required by the State of New York to write a new bid. This year concludes the fifth year of service with the current contract and as such, the district has begun the process of bid writing.  

With over 35 years in the food service industry, specifically working in the area of child nutrition, Mr. James Bigley, vice president of HMB Consultants, has been retained for this purpose. As the school lunch services impact the students directly, the district is eager to share your comments, questions and/or concerns with Mr. Bigley who will then explore them further with a committee of Lindenhurst representatives from each of the district schools during an upcoming meeting. 

Please make your voices heard on the topics of Lunch Services and the Child Nutrition Bid being developed by emailing your comments, questions and/or concerns to CommunityInput@lindenhurstschools.org NO LATER THAN MARCH 29, 2017.  

Feeling the Rhythm at Alleghany

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Students of Alleghany Avenue Elementary School in the Lindenhurst Union Free School District really got moving during physical education classes hosted by Kershel "Mr. K" Anthony of KerboomKIDZ.

The exercise program aimed to energize and challenge students to improve their physical coordination and focus, as well as, explore various motor skills and patterns of movement through the use of a choreographed dance routine set to the tune of popular hit music.

St. Baldrick's Head Shaving Event April 3

On Monday, April 3, the Lindenhurst High School Peer Leadership group has coordinated a St. Baldrick’s Head Shaving event in an effort raise awareness and funds for childhood cancer research. 

The event will take place for staff and students who wish to participate during school hours on that Monday in the high school rotunda. If any community members wish to participate and shave their head for the cause, they will have the chance to attend from 2 pm to 6 pm.

CLICK HERE to register as a head-shaving participant.

Those who are not interested in shaving their head, but still wish to show support and donate, can use the same link.

Thank you in advance for your support of this worthy cause.

Phase III of Lindenhurst Energy Conservation Plan

During the March 15, Board of Education Community Forum, Mr. Daniel Haffel of Johnson Controls presented the third phase of the district's Energy Conservation Plan. CLICK HERE to review Mr. Haffel's presentation.

Top 20 students Shine

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The district congratulates to this year’s top 20 students from Lindenhurst High School’s Class of 2017. These students have obtained the highest academic rankings among their peers. They will undoubtedly go on to do great things and we wish them success in their futures.

They are: 

Sofiya Yanyak, co-valedictorian  

Ziad Sabry, co-valedictorian  

Yasmin Zohny, salutatorian   

Anthony Valentino  

Liam Shanely   

Shannon McCann 

Oksana Fostakovska 

Natalie Cotroneo  

Nicholas Tabarus

Eric O’Connor

Jackie Farnham

Maggie Cullen

Laura Walters

Madison Leto

Jordan Rogers

Marina Grais

Alexandra Pereira

Jefferson Guevara

Kathryn Byron

Michael Newman

Lindenhurst Loves You

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Lindenhurst students recently took part in P.S. I Love You Day in an effort to stand up against bullying, help end depression and ultimately prevent suicide. This video is a reminder to anyone who may experience those feelings that they are not alone. Lindenhurst loves you.

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.

Bringing History to Life

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To culminate a unit on the Civil War, fifth-graders at Harding Avenue Elementary School in the Lindenhurst Union Free School District dressed up as Civil War characters as part of a “wax museum.” Students in Gina Krumholz’s and Caitlin Curran’s classes worked together to research important figures from that historical event.              

Classes throughout the school took turns visiting the museum. As they passed through the exhibit, visiting students were encouraged to push a student made “button” to hear a brief presentation including historical facts surrounding each of the figures.  

Cozzetto Named Director of Facilities

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Robert F. Cozzetto was named director of facilities for the district during the board of education business meeting held on March 1. Cozzetto joined the district staff in 1992 serving as the clerk of works. Over the course of the last 25 years, he held various positions including maintenance crew leader, acting plant facilities administrator, facilities supervisor, assistant plant facilities administrator, chief emergency officer and health and safety director. Most recently, he served as interim director of facilities when former director of facilities retired on Dec. 30, 2016.  

"As a lifelong resident of Lindenhurst, and someone who has served the district for 25 years in various roles, I am honored to take on the responsibilities that comes with being the director of facilities” said Cozzetto. “While it is gratifying to have reached this professional level, what I am most grateful for, is the continued opportunity to serve my school community.”

The Lindenhurst Union Free School District is confident that Cozzetto will continue to be an asset in his new role.

Coffee House and Mentors Club Shares the Love

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Lindenhurst High School’s Coffee House and Mentors Club, founded by senior Meagan Ramirez, recently hosted the second Share the Love concert in the high school auditorium. Local musicians, teachers and alumni came together to perform in benefit of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.      

The club was established in hopes of connecting high students who would not typically spend time together. Students interact with each other without the labels of football player, band member or theater kid and perform community service acts together as simply friends and students. To date, the club has raised about $2,500 for the cause. 

Read Across Lindenhurst

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Students throughout the district celebrated national Read Across America on March 2 in a myriad of ways. The day honors the birthday of the late Dr. Seuss, author of many famous children’s books including “Green Eggs and Ham.”            

Lindenhurst High School student council members ventured out to their former elementary schools to read to the students and share with them Seuss-themed stickers and bookmarks. At Lindenhurst Middle School, many teachers served as guest readers and acted out various stories, essays and poems throughout the day for students. A variety of Dr. Seuss’ books were read, along with other selections.

An Important Message From Mr. Giordano

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

Revised Budget Presentation Schedule

CLICK HERE to review the revised budget presentation schedule.

VIDEO: Celebrating Women in Sports

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Information Regarding LHS Senior Prom

In an effort to keep student safety as a primary concern, there will be a mandatory meeting for all parent/guardians of prom attendees.

CLICK HERE to review the prom contract carefully for details.

 

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.

March 24, 2017