First Annual Lindenhurst Youth Summit


Recently, members of the Lindenhurst Community Cares Coalition in conjunction with the district organized the first Lindenhurst Youth Summit.            

The event, held at Chateau La Mer, aimed to give students an opportunity to gather with their fellow students and share their thoughts, explore the many influences in their life and establish methods of addressing them.             

The students in attendance were a blend of Lindenhurst middle and high school students who were either members of the Lindy Cares Club or demonstrated an interest. They listened as Keynote Speakers Kym Laube, director of HUGS Inc., and Tim Sini, Suffolk County police commissioner, shared their personal stories and encouraged students to become leaders in their community.            

“I challenge you all,” Laube continued. “To be the leader who is going to make a difference in someone’s life.” Sini added, “Your leadership starts today. You were all called to action today to do the next right thing.”            

Participants joined in three workshops that support the Lindy Cares in hope of empowering students “to stay above the influence and support their friends and the community in similar efforts.” The workshops included Group Dynamics, in which they explored group roles and leadership skills; Above the Influence, where students developed techniques to cope with external influences including stress and anxiety; and Media Messaging, in which the students reviewed how the media target youth in an attempt to influence their decision-making. Each group worked to develop a two-minute Public Service Announcement answering the question “What can help your peers stay above the influence of drugs and alcohol?” 



Every year on Oct. 20, the National Council of Teachers of English celebrate the National Day on Writing through a tweetup using the hashtag WhyIWrite. This year, the students of Alleghany Avenue Elementary School in the Lindenhurst Union Free School District joined the celebration.            

On a writing template in the shape of the Twitter bird and using the hashtag #WHYIWRITE, each Alleghany student explained what inspired their writing. The birds were then displayed throughout the school’s gymnasium to serve as a reminder of the importance of expressing oneself on paper.

Students Take Top Honors at BACCA


The Lindenhurst High School fine arts department is pleased to congratulate the participants of the 2016 Babylon Citizens Council on the Arts Judged Photography and Sculpture Show.            

Several Lindenhurst students were recognized for their talent. Twelfth-grader Samantha Nelson took first place and 11th-grader Alex Wyman took second. Sophomore Rachel Warren took third place in the competition and junior Sabrina Abbamonte received an honorable mention for the work she submitted.

Celebrate Kindness

Students of Alleghany Avenue recently had a visit from American Indian hip-hop artist Nimo Patel. The students have participated in his mission of "planting seeds of kindness" in a variety of ways and Nimo joined the students during their Kindeness Assembly on Monday and performed some of his original songs. This "Kindness Assembly" supported the students "Nickels for Niceness" Campaign in which they are collecting lose change to support pediatric cancer.

Bower School Referendum Defeated

Thank you to all of the members of the Lindenhurst community who voted today and made their voices heard. The decision has been made to not sell the building to the Engel Burman Group by a vote of 606 for and 1004 against.               

At this point, the district has three options. The Board can choose to keep the building and revisit an appropriate use for the building; the Board can choose to bring the same referendum before the community for voter approval a second time; or the Board can begin the process all over again (soliciting buyers for the property and bringing offers to the Board etc.) The district will continue to keep the community informed of the process moving forward.            

“This has been a long process and we have appreciated the community’s input throughout the various stages,” said Superintendent of Schools Daniel E. Giordano.

Scholars Recognized for Achievements


Lindenhurst High School seniors Natalie Cotroneo and Yasmin Zohny were recognized in the 62nd annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Natalie was named a semifinalist, while Yasmin was named a Commended Student. These students entered the 2017 National Merit Program by taking the 2015 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).            

Natalie now has an opportunity to continue in the competition for one of 7,500 Merit Scholarship awards that will be offered next spring, totaling approximately $33 million.             

Natalie credits her success to her general love of learning, a passion that she attributes to the efforts of her parents and teachers. “I try to apply my love of learning to all that I do, and aim to make those who have supported me along the way feel proud of my efforts,” she said.  

AP Scholars Named


Several students from Lindenhurst High School have earned Advanced Placement Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP exams. The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on students’ performance on these exams.            

The following students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP exams with scores of 3 or higher: From the Class of 2017: Nicholas Abbazio, Alwany Angeles Taveras, Kaylin Bridglall, Michael Fronczak, Sana Hussain, Madison Leto, Kelsie Lopez, Sheila Malone, Aidan Mohan, Samantha Monahan, Jakub Pawlak, Andrea Popovici, Meagan Ramirez, Jordan Rogers, Marcelina Ryszawiec, Claudia Szczepan, Nicholas Tabarus, Christopher Wadolowski and Sofiya Yanyak. From the Class of 2016: Christina Cardino, Samantha Castiglione, James Castro, Savannah Cid, Jonathan Coskuner, Aidan Danaher, Erik Eckert, Megan Gill, Charles Hager, Jack Kunis, Joseph Passabile, Chandni Patel, Narongrit Poomchongkho, Jessica Probst, Shannon Riewerts, Julia Robinson, Mikaela Romito, Megan Thomson, Kimberly Walters, Patrick Wszborowski and Konrad Zieba.                  

These students qualified for the Advanced Placement Scholar with Honors Award by earning an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP exams taken and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams: From the Class of 2017: Mert Alev, Anna Kurianowicz, Catherine Lovizio, Peter Penta, Ziad Sabry and Yasmin Zohny. From the Class of 2016: Olubanke Agunloye , Miles Barreto, Evelis Casey, Jared Huberman, Jamie Leon, Cabel McCandless, William Miller, Aidan Pollard, Erich Ruckert, John Schaefer, Stephanie Serwin, Bridget Shanley, Natalia Wawro and Carli Wilson.                  

Qualifying for the Advanced Placement Scholar with Distinction Award for earning an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams were: From the Class of 2017: Jackie Farnham, Jefferson Guevara, Liam Shanley and Anthony Valentino. From the Class of 2016: Fiorella Atoche-Chuquizu, Ihor Balaban, Thomas Bozzo, Patryk Bronakowski, Ryan Frank, Sarah Freisem, Emma Gillam, James Goodman, Scott Halper, Kyle Hoogervorst, Michelle Huang, Jesse Javurek, Paula Laziuk, Matthew Licht, Ryan Licht, Mikolaj Matyjaszek, Kassidy Robinson, Danielle Saracino, Kyle Schepis, Karissa Smith, Marissa Sogluizzo, Januel Taganile and Jeevan Vangala.                  

Five members of the Class of 2016 qualified as National Advanced Placement Scholars by receiving an average score of at least 4 on all AP exams taken and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams: Ihor Balaban, Ryan Frank, James Goodman, Paula Laziuk and Jeevan Vangala.

Important Message From the Board of Health

CLICK HERE to review an important message from the Suffolk County Board of Health regarding a case of Pertussis at the Lindenhurst High School.

Making Sweet Sounds


The district is pleased to announce that seven Lindenhurst High School students were accepted to perform in the NYSCAME/SCMEA All-County High School Festival on Friday, Nov. 18 at Northport-East Northport High School.            

Congratulations to Sal Coppola (Mixed Chorus), Natalie Cotroneo (Women’s Choir), Cameron Deubel (trumpet/Symphonic Band), Kevin Dyson (Mixed Chorus), Anna Kurianowicz (violin/Symphony Orchestra), Shannon Lydon (Women’s Choir) and Natalie Ward (flute/Symphonic Band).           

Cameron Deubel and Anna Kurianowicz will also be representing the Lindenhurst High School in the NYSSMA All-State Winter Conference from Dec. 1-4 in Rochester, New York. Luke Korzenko (jazz guitar) holds the position of alternate. Thousands of students auditioned to be a part of this ensemble. 

An Important Message from the Superintendent of Schools

As the community may be aware, there have been several reports of creepy clown sightings in areas surrounding the Lindenhurst community with the intent to frighten those passing by. Earlier this morning, district officials were made aware of a Tweet threatening that Lindenhurst would be the next area targeted by the clowns. Please be assured that we have contacted Suffolk County Police, who have been made aware of the situation. Out of an abundance of caution, we will be keeping elementary school children in during recess today and our security team is on high alert. Please report any suspicious sightings to Suffolk County Police. We appreciate your attention and will continue to keep you updated with any additional information.

Procedural Safeguards Notice


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.



Bright Skies and Big Wins


The Bulldog community came out in full force to support the varsity football team during the annual district homecoming festivities.                      

The events began on Sept. 23 with the middle school pep rally. Student-athletes from all teams showed their Lindy Pride, donning green and white and cheering from the bleachers.            

The homecoming fun continued into the evening as the high school pep rally brought together all sports teams, the marching band, dance teams and the cheerleaders to further illustrate a unified Lindenhurst. To conclude the high school pep rally, homecoming queen and king Shannon Lydon and James Bugelli were announced to the loud applause of their fellow schoolmates. The student council and athletic department coordinated the weekend’s activities.            

The parade on Sept. 24 began at Fireman’s Park, made its way down Wellwood Avenue and ended at Lindenhurst Middle School. Each class float represented a different comic book. The freshman class represented Superman, the sophomore class depicted the Incredibles and the junior and senior classes portrayed the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Batman vs. Superman, respectively.            

At halftime, there were special performances from the school’s marching band, color guard, cheerleading squads and dance team. At that time, it was announced that the sophomore class won the competition with their beautiful float.            
In the end, the Bulldogs reigned victorious as they shut out the Brentwood Indians 35-0.



Information Regarding LHS Yearbook

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Lindenhurst Council of PTA's Presidential Service Awards


Information Regarding First Book Registration

Last year, Lindenhurst Middle School teacher John Mansfield spearheaded the First Book campaign for the Lindenhurst community. With the cooperation and registration of the administration, district teachers and custodial staff, John was able to secure three pallets of new books with an estimated value of $20,000 for distribution in Lindenhurst.            

First Book is a program sponsored by the American Federation of Teachers and the New York State Union of Teachers aimed at bringing books to students in need. Each pallet contained books leveled for students in preschool through eighth grade. As such, books were distributed to all Lindenhurst UFSD elementary schools, the middle school and several community preschools. This was a wonderful opportunity that reinforced our desire to create a lifelong love of reading in Lindenhurst.              

This year, Mr. Mansfield has once again teamed up with the PTA, and with your assistance, we have the opportunity to bring even more books to district students. If the district obtains 2,000 registrations from district staff and PTA members, a truck carrying 13 pallets of books (which equates to approximately 22,100 new books) will be received and distributed to district students. As of now, we have obtained only 500 signatures so we need your assistance in getting the word out.

In order to register, you must first be a member of either the Lindenhurst staff or the Lindenhurst PTA/SEPTA. If you are not a PTA/SEPTA member and wish to become one, you may reach out to your school¹s PTA president. That information can be found on page 25 of the district calendar.              

If you satisfy the aforementioned requirements, CLICK HERE to print out the First Book Registration Form, sign it and return it to your child’s school as soon as possible.    

You could also CLICK HERE to visit the First Book website.        

Thank you in advance for the time and effort you commit to this endeavor.

District Wellness Letter


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.

October 22, 2016