Cultures Collide


Member of the Lindenhurst school community were invited to celebrate diversity during the fifth annual International Festival.

The evening consisted of a series of student performances representing various cultures from around the world. Master of Ceremonies Aidan Mohan entertained the audience and introduced student performers. Some showcased their dancing talents and performed traditional dances from Ireland, Germany, Haiti and India as well as the Caribbean and the Ukraine. While other students demonstrated their musical abilities and played instruments such as drums and bagpipes or sang. 



Swim Registration is March 7 NOT Feb. 28

Please be advised that swim registration is March 7 fro 8:00am to 11:00 am.

The classes are for Lindenhurst Residents ONLY, from kindergarten through eighth grade. Class times are 9:30am, 10:15am, 11:00am and 11:45am.  Classes begin March 14.  The cost is $35 per child - check or money order.

Building Skills and Confidence


Students in Laurie Ott’s and Melanie Inzirillo’s classes at Lindenhurst Middle School recently developed a partnership with Home Depot in which they worked together to build coasters.            

As part of the Kids Workshop Program, Home Depot of Freeport provided the tools and materials that the students used to assemble and complete their projects. The program allowed the students to practice following instructions, develop hand-eye coordination and work cooperatively in small groups.

Leading With Love


Students throughout the district recently took part in P.S. I Love You Day. The day of awareness and acceptance was established when West Islip student Brooke DiPalma lost her father to suicide in 2010. His last words to her were “I love you.”         

At the high school, members of the student council and peer leadership group expanded upon the idea to create “Lead with Love Week.” Throughout the week, students worked to help brighten someone’s day by sharing messages of caring on lockers and displaying random acts of kindness such as handing out Tootsie Pops. On the last day of the week, students donned purple, the color of the anti-bullying movement, to show their support for those who feel alone because they do not feel accepted. The idea is that by telling someone how you feel about them, you can change their day and make them feel less alone.

Poets Performing


English literature students at Lindenhurst High School recently enjoyed a visit from poets Michael Clarity (Cannatella), Terri Muus and Steven T. Licardi.            

The writers visited classrooms, performed their works and answered questions about English lit. They explored the writing process with students and conducted a short writing activity in which they worked with the students individually before performing for them in the school’s auditorium.

Serving Up Lindy Pride


Lindenhurst Middle School students were honored on Feb. 10 at the Breakfast for Champions celebration coordinated by teacher Courtney Whalley.                          

Held at the Lindencrest Diner, the breakfast, now in its 17th year, honors students who exemplify Lindy Pride at the middle school. Students are nominated by teachers for a variety of reasons and are recognized publicly with certificates of merit in front of proud parents, teachers and peers.     

Photo Caption: (Back, from left) Principal Frank Naccarato, Michael Anderson, Kaylie Barrett, Michael Bradley, Vincent Smith, Robert Tringone, Kevin Meehan and teacher Courtney Whalley. (Front, from left) James Gentilesco, Robert Tretola, Joseph Frescott Jr., Julia DiOrio, Efrain Laguna and Lily Barbara. Absent from photo: Emmanuel White.

A 'Souper' Bowl of Caring


Lindenhurst High School students recently took part in the seventh Annual Souper Bowl of Caring Charity Cook-off Fundraiser to benefit Lindenhurst residents in need.            

The “official” cooking competition covered three categories – soup, chili and baked goods. In addition to the cook off, participants enjoyed a DJ and music, a Chinese Auction and 50/50 raffle.            

The mission was to capitalize on the Super Bowl weekend to raise awareness and inspire people to help fight hunger and poverty in the community. Any unused food from the event was donated to the United Methodist Soup Kitchen in Babylon.            

In the end, the first place winners with their white bean chicken chili and their s’mores cupcakes, were the members of the Risky Business team from the district’s Apprentice style program known as The Recruit. The Pasta Fagioli soup submitted by the class of 2017 took first for that category.

DECA Team Dominates

Forty-six Lindenhurst High School students, representing grades 9-12, recently took part in the Suffolk County Regional DECA Competition at Suffolk Community College. Twenty-five of the student were recognized as county champions.            

This competitive event draws approximately 1600 participants and supports the DECA mission to prepare emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools around the globe.            

Congratulations to the following students crowned county champion:  

Vincent Manzi- Business Management & Administration

Kaylin Bridgall- Business Management & Administration

Savannah Cid- Principles of Hospitality & Tourism

Vanessa Cardino- Principles of Hospitality & Tourism

Brook Halper- Principles of Hospitality & Tourism

Connor Lawrence- Principles of Marketing

Christina Cardino- Travel & Tourism Team

Senna Tadfie- Travel & Tourism Team

Claudia Szczepan- Apparel & Accessories Marketing

Karissa Smith- Apparel & Accessories Marketing

Ryan Frank- Business Finance

Chandni Patel- Food Marketing

Fiorella Atoche- Marketing Management

Marisa Mercadante- Marketing Management

Jackie Comerford- Retail Merchandising

Michele Huang- Retail Merchandising

Maria Roman- Public Speaking

Nicholas Abbazio- Public Speaking

Scott Halper- Public Speaking

Lara Abenanti- Public Speaking

Jonathon Thangavelu- Sales Demonstration

Nicholas Drenkalo- Sales Demonstration

Brendan Macintosh- Wholesale Selling

Kenji Lafontant- Public Service Visual Advertising

Jacob Pawluk- Basic Marketing  

Bringing Books to Life

Stars of the Stage

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 01, 2015