The Battle of the Books

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Fifth-graders from Albany and Harding Avenue elementary schools came together to participate in the annual “Battle of the Books.”. The event is a quiz show-style competition in which students are asked questions about the plot, theme, characters and authors of approximately 15 to 20 previously selected books. Each member of the winning team, the Book Ninjas, received a trophy.

An Evening of Dance

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Members of the district community recently enjoyed the 11th annual Evening of Dance performances at Lindenhurst High School. The evening was filled with beautiful music, dancers and costumes. The high school dance program is one of the few on Long Island taught by an accredited dance teacher, Kristine Lyons, and attracts serious dance students.

Donning colorful costumes, the students demonstrated dance genres such as ballet, modern, lyrical, jazz, hip-hop and more. The dancers worked hard to present a show representing a variety of dance styles. With more than 30 performances, they did just that.

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Connecting to the Past

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Upon reading her book "Surviving the Angel of Death," the Advanced and Intermediate ESL classes at Lindenhurst High School had the opportunity to Skype with Holocaust survivor Eva Kor.

During her time at the Auschwitz concentration camp, Ms. Kor had many medical experiments conducted on her and her twin sister by Dr. Josef Mengele. Ms. Kor presented the story of her life to the class and explained how through her brave efforts, she survived the Holocaust. Following her presentation, students were given 30 minutes to ask her questions.               

Ms. Kor lives in Indiana and has opened the CANDLES Museum. She travels the world presenting her story and teaching others how to forgive.

 

First Annual Awareness Day Walkathon

Unlimbited Possibilities and the Town of Babylon have declared April to be Upper Limbs Differences Month. Celebrate the first awareness day at Babylon Town Hall on April 18 and participate in a walkathon.

For complete information regarding this walk visit www.unlimbitedpossibilities.org

 

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Battle of the Schools Volleyball Tournament

Attached is information regarding the first Battle of the Schools Volleyball Tournament on Thursday, April 2 at Lindenhurst High School.

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Feeling the Rhythm at Rall

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Students of William Rall Elementary School really got moving during physical education classes hosted by Kershel "Mr. K" Anthony of Kerboom Kidz. The exercise program aimed to energize and challenge students to improve their physical coordination and focus, as well as explore motor skills and patterns of movement through the use of a choreographed dance routine set to popular music.

 

Cooking Up Talent

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Lindenhurst High School senior Nick Giambrone recently took third place in the 7th annual America’s Best High School Chef competition, sponsored by Monroe College in New Rochelle, New York.            

Through Lindenhurst, Nick participates in the Wilson Tech BOCES program under the tutelage of chef and coach Nancy Kombert. With her guidance, Nick entered the competition and took part in three competitive rounds in which he was required to illustrate mastery of a myriad of culinary techniques.            

In the first round, Nick was required to demonstrate the ability to properly use a knife to julienne and tourne two potatoes, dice an onion and supreme an orange within 30 minutes. In round two, he prepared an impressive salad with a red wine vinaigrette dressing. The combination of his dish’s flavors and presentation elevated him to the third round, in which he and five female chefs were given a mystery basket of ingredients and asked to prepare a meal within one hour. Nick prepared a chicken breast over spinach in a white wine cream tomato-place standing nets him a total of $36,000 in academic scholarship to Monroe College and the opportunity to study abroad for a semester in Italy. The district is very proud of Nick and wishes him well in his postsecondary endeavors.

Read Across America

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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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Tyler Hughes Named Finalist

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Lindenhurst High School senior Tyler Hughes received a Certificate of Merit as he advanced to Finalist standing in the National Merit Scholarship Program. Finalists place among the top students who are recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Tyler has demonstrated high potential for future academic accomplishment through his distinguished performance.

Tyler has enriched himself with honor, AP and college credit bearing courses. This will result in him earning an Honors New York State Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation. In addition to his competitive course load, Tyler is involved in youth organizations such as with the Lindenhurst Peer Leadership Program and an organization known as Erase Racism and has a love for theatre.

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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Way to Get Moving

Thank you to everyone who voted for the Lindenhurst Middle School in the Suffolk Zone Get Moving NY competition.  With an astounding 162,173 votes, the LMS video took first place and the school will now receive $1000 for physical fitness equipment.

The school now enters the video to the $5,000 state level. This vote takes place in April so check back for the link to vote at that time.

Thanks again for the support.

Approved 2015-16 Calendar

Attached is the approved 2015-16 calendar.

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100 Days of Learning

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.

March 30, 2015