A Tasty Lesson

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Students of Erica Bohrer’s first grade class at the Daniel Street Elementary School enjoyed a tasty lesson involving apples. The students have been discussing various apple facts, as well as varieties, history and folklore including the tale of Johnny Appleseed. Using their senses, the students had the opportunity to compare a variety of apples including red delicious, yellow delicious and granny smith and expand upon their graphing skills as they mapped out their results.

Scholars Recognized

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Lindenhurst High School senior Tyler Hughes was named a semifinalist in the 60th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. 

Hughes will now have an opportunity to continue in the competition for one of 7,600 Merit Scholarship awards that will be offered next spring, totaling approximately $33 million.

According to the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, more than 1.4 million juniors entered the 2015 National Merit Program by taking the 2013 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). This served as an initial screen of program entrants. Out of all students who took the test, less then one percent were named semifinalists.

In addition to being recognized as a semifinalists, Hughes, along with fellow seniors Alanna McNally and Marisa Mercadante, has been named a National Merit Commended Scholar. Commended students placed at about the 96th percentile of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2015 competition by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. These students are recognized for their exceptional academic promise. 

Assessed Value Chart from the Town of Babylon

Please be advised that the attached Assessed Value Chart, supplied by the Town of Babylon (dated August 28, 2014), represents a significantly lower average assessed value for homes within Lindenhurst than the figure traditionally used by the district in years past.

The district uses an average assessed valuation every year to estimate the average impact of taxes on a household related to the proposed budget. The average assessed value as listed by the Town of Babylon is $3,287.  The district traditionally uses an amount of $4,500 to evaluate the financial impact.

This means that the true cost impact associated with proposed budgets is significantly lower than the amounts suggested in past presentations.

For example, during the district’s bond referendum workshop on Sept. 10, a proposed $25 million bond with an assessed value of $4,500 resulted in an annual average increase of $109.51 per homeowner. Using the attached figure provided by the Town of Babylon, that number would be reduced to $79.99. This represents a decrease of $29.52 per homeowner.

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Paying Homage to Heroes

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In recognition of Patriots Day on September 11, all schools within the district observed a moment of silence. Morning announcements included messages of reflection and recognition for those impacted by the events of that day 13 years ago. In several elementary schools within the district, students honored the day and wore red, white and blue clothing.

Information Regarding the Presidential Service Award

Attached is information regarding the Lindenhurst Council of PTA Presidential Service Award.

 

 

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Bond Referendum Community Workshop Information

Below is information to be discussed at the bond referendum community workshop held on September 10 at the McKenna Administration Building.

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Fact Finding Results

Click below to read the results of the district's fact finding process.

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Welcome Back

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On Wednesday, September 3, the sun was shining and so were the smiles on the faces of the students and teachers who celebrated the first day of school within the District. Once again the halls were bustling with the approximately 7,000 district students, who reunited with friends, met new teachers and familiarized themselves with their new surroundings.    

           

 

September 23, 2014