New Immunization Requirements for School Attendance Effective July 1, 2014.

Click the link for more information regarding the new immunization requirements for school attendance.

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Students Lend a Helping Hand

 Students of Lindenhurst High School apply their home improvement skills during a Habitat for Humanities build.

Say No to Drugs, Say Yes to Life

Students of Lindenhurst Middle School explored the real dangers and personal destruction caused by drug abuse when they heard from police officer and Lindenhurst graduate Mike Zotto (Class of 1984) during a drug awareness program at their school.

Mr. Zotto showed students a film depicting images of celebrities and students whose lives were abruptly ended by their drug addictions and explained that all types of people make these bad choices. He then showed a film featuring a young addict from North Babylon before and after her drug arrest.

But the most powerful lesson came from Mike DeMeglio, who told the personal story of the years he spent addicted to drugs and alcohol. His message to students was a simple and powerful one: “Don’t go down the same road. It’s not worth it.”

This presentation supports the district’s efforts to make students aware of the dangers of drug use. On May 9, the Lindenhurst School District will initiate a “Say No to Drugs, Say Yes to Life” campaign in which the school community will band together and celebrate the benefits of a life without drugs. In a movement spearheaded by the Peer Leaders group, staff and students will wear matching T-shirts created specifically for the event to illustrate the solidarity shared for the important cause.

Pride of Lindenhurst Award

The Pride of Lindenhurst Award is presented each year to an individual (or organization) in recognition of an outstanding contribution that inspires pride in the Lindenhurst School District.   

One award in each category will be presented annually:    

Category 1      Student or group of students

Category 2      Employee or group of employees of the Lindenhurst Public School system                              

Category 3      Community organization or individual who makes an outstanding effort to enhance pride in the Lindenhurst School District  

We have an abundance of talented, dedicated and hardworking people in Lindenhurst.  We would appreciate it, if you would nominate candidates you believe are deserving of this prestigious award.   Kindly forward nominations to your school principal, who will forward them to the Superintendent's Office, prior to the deadline of Friday, May 2, 2014.   

 

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Preschool Scholarships Available

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 half-day preschool program beginning September 2014. Classes will meet either from 8:30-11 a.m. (morning session) or 12-2:30 p.m. (afternoon session).

Parents must 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 2014 must reach the age(s) of 3 or 4 by Dec. 1, 2014.

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.  

Applications are being accepted as of Monday, April 28 and are due by Friday, May 9.  

Please contact: Linda Kaye, Chairperson Preschool Special Education Office Lindenhurst Public Schools 350 Daniel Street Lindenhurst, New York 11757 For questions, please call 631-867-3110.

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Lindy Lights It Up Blue

    Throughout the district, staff and students demonstrated their support of World Autism Awareness Day on April 2 by taking part in the Autism Speaks “Light It Up Blue” campaign. This topic is of great importance to the district, which has had an applied behavior analyst program in place for approximately 17 years.

    In 2013, more than 8,400 buildings, landmarks and communities on all seven continents participated in Autism Speaks’ annual Light It Up Blue campaign by turning blue on World Autism Awareness Day. In the district, faculty, staff and students wore blue.  

    This year, the faculty and staff of Daniel Street Elementary School, which supports approximately 50 students with autism in six self-contained special education classrooms, went a step further and celebrated the day by wearing specifically designed blue T-shirts donning colorful puzzle pieces, the symbol that has become synonymous with autism.

Financial Literacy Day in Lindy

Students of Lindenhurst High School recently to part in a financial literacy day in order to become more responsible members of the community.

High School Course Request Change Form

This completed form must be returned to the high school guidance counselor by May 16,2014.

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Exploring Native American Culture

In conjunction with their studies on Native Americans, third-grade students at West Gates Avenue Elementary School recently experienced “Journey into Native American Territory,” an interactive educational program that brought the culture and technological advances of Native American civilization to life.

BOE Budget Workshops

The Board of Education invites the community to participate in upcoming Budget Workshops.

All workshops are at the McKenna Administration Building, 350 Daniel Street, Lindenhurst at 7 p.m.

Monday, March 10 – Special Education, Athletics, Music and Arts and Building Budgets 

Monday, March. 31 – Buildings and Grounds, Transportation, Technology, Personnel: Instructional and Non-Instructional

Wednesday, April 23 – Finalize Budget

Thursday, April 24 - Board of Education Community Forum and Budget Adoption

Community Forum on April 24 will be held at the Lindenhurst Middle School, 350 South Wellwood Avenue, Lindenhurst at 8 p.m.

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April 21, 2014