Bringing History to Life

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Second-grade students at West Gates Avenue recently held their annual Wax Museums of historical figures. The students researched noteworthy people throughout history and created biographical posters, then dressed the part and hosted an exhibit for their parents and peers

LHS Robotics Student Interviewed on CBS

Click here to watch an interview conducted with LHS senior and Robotics President, Maria Roman with CBS's Richard Rose. 

NYS ELA Opt Out Numbers

Click here to review the number of students who opted out of the NYS ELA Exams.

Proposed Spending Plan Adopted

At its April 15 meeting, the Lindenhurst Board of Education adopted a budget for the 2015-16 school year that calls for a property tax levy increase of 2.03 percent, which is within the district’s tax levy cap of 2.06 percent. Residents will have the opportunity to vote on this suggested spending plan on Tuesday, May 19. This represents a 1.45 percent increase over last year’s budget.

The proposed budget preserves all educational programs, athletics and clubs, while introducing additional courses to the curriculum. If the 2015-16 budget passes, the district will add high school SAT math and English courses, AP Statistics and Virtual Enterprises, as well as the possibility of two sections of a special education 8:1:2 class (based upon the number of students placed in special education). An additional 8:1:2 class will be added to the middle school program next year as well as the science research program.

The district will also be compliant with the unfunded mandate, Part 154, which will increase staffing and has been factored into the proposed spending plan.

Top Twenty Students Named

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Congratulations to the top 20 students of Lindenhurst High School’s Class of 2015. These students have obtained the highest academic rankings among their peers. They are, in order from the top:
 
• Marisa Mercadante
• Nicholas Drenkalo
• Andrew Grais
• Philip Kallinos
• Tyler Hughes
• Davian David-Ramphal
• Jessica Barzykowski
• Tina DiLorenzo
• Vanessa Cardino
• Thomas Jansson
• Samantha Donovan
• Heather Lindemann
• Sylvia Rutkowski
• Alexander Damone
• Alanna McNally
• Brigid Kapuvari
• Puneet Kapoor
• Shivam Patel
• William Borkofsky
• Kelly Buynak

Lindenhurst Community Cares Walk for Hope

Click here for information regarding the Lindenhurst Community Cares Walk for Hope on Sunday, May 31.

Global Ambassadors' Week

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A Civil Union

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To culminate a unit on the Civil War, fifth-graders at Harding Avenue Elementary School dressed up as Civil War characters as part of a “wax museum” attended by parents and fellow students.            

While a civil war entails two sides of a country working against each other, this project was about two classes from one school coming together. Students in Gina Krumholz’s class worked directly with those in Caitlin Curran’s life skills class, offering additional support for their projects. What transpired was much bigger than the historical presentations; the students were able to develop friendships that go beyond demonstrations at a wax museum.

Looking Forward

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High school students recently took part in a mini-college fair as a way of exploring their postsecondary educational options. Representatives from a myriad of colleges and universities were on hand to speak with students about their schools’ programs, application processes and acceptance criteria.  The high school’s staff and faculty joined the efforts by wearing the shirts of their alma maters.

Jump Rope for Heart

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A New Season Of Champions

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As a new season begins to blossom, so do the middle school students who were honored at the Breakfast for Champions celebration coordinated by middle school educator Courtney Whalley on March 24. With proud parents and teachers looking on, the following students received their certificates of merit from Principal Frank Naccarato, who told them how they each exemplify “Lindy Pride” and allow their teachers and parents to feel that pride as well.

(Front, from left) Meaghan Shanley, Sara Hargrave, Devin Scali, Brianna O’Connor and Anthony Smith. (Back, from left) Principal Frank Naccarato, Makayla Viviani, Rebecca Verzeni-Placa, Brittney Parsons, Victoria Boczon, Madison Kamme and Elizabeth Chudd with teacher Courtney Whalley. Absent from photo: Amanda Martino

First Annual MS Community Read Kick Off Information

Middle school students join together in reading Wonder, the New York Times Bestselling novel by R. J. Palacio.

Attached is information regarding the first annual middle school community read.

 

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Fifth-grade Residency Verification Information

Attached is a letter explaining the new Residency Verification Board policy for fifth-grade students entering sixth-grade.

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Approved 2015-16 Calendar

Attached is the approved 2015-16 calendar.

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Kellum Athletic Fields Temporarily Closed

Please be advised that the athletic fields located at the Kellum building will be temporarily closed for maintenance and upgrades.  The fields will remain closed from Nov. 24 until the autumn of 2015.

Any questions on this matter could be directed to Robert Cozzetto at 867-3126.

April 26, 2015