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Mini-College Fair at Lindenhurst High School

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Lindenhurst High School students recently took part in a two-day mini-college fair. The high school hosted the event to assist students in their exploration of postsecondary educational options.

Representatives from approximately 85 colleges and universities were on hand to speak with students about their schools’ programs, the application process and acceptance criteria and procedures.

The staff and faculty of the high school also joined in the efforts by wearing the shirts of their alma maters to further encourage students to explore their options.

Students ‘Journey Into American Indian Territory

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Fifth-grade students at Daniel Street Elementary School in the Lindenhurst Union Free School District explored the culture of the Plains Indians with the assistance of the “Journeys into American Indian Territory” program.

The unique and interactive presentation lead by guest presenters Monica Colberg and program director Bob Vetter, enabled students to learn about the daily life experiences of Plains Indian children through hands-on activities, role play and a traveling museum of authentic artwork and artifacts including a reconstructed teepee.

They also played Native American games such as Shinny and hoop and stick, which taught skills, respect and teamwork, and important principals in the Native American culture.

Just like in modern day school, there were always goals beneath the fun. Students learned how the games improved fine and gross motor skills and prepared children for their life and their survival.

A Delicious Lesson

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First grade students in Leighann Hollweg’s class at Harding Avenue Elementary School recently learned about American pioneer Johnny Appleseed.

The young students celebrated Johnny Appleseed Day on September 26, by charting and graphing their favorite apples, making paintings using apple stamps they created and preparing homemade applesauce together in class. The students then completed a “how to” writing activity and finished the day by sampling the applesauce they made.

LMS’s Hadrian Cacace to Perform in Jazz Festival

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The district is pleased to announce that Lindenhurst Middle School eighth grader Hadrian Cacace was selected to perform in the NYSCAME/SCMEA Middle School All-County Jazz Concert on Nov. 6 at East Islip High School. Middle School and high school students in vocal and instrumental jazz ensembles will perform at the annual SCMEA Day of Jazz and Hadrian is one of only five trumpet players from Suffolk County in grades 7-9 to be chosen. “We are so proud of Hadrian,” said teacher Albert White. “He is an incredibly advanced talent, who works very hard at his craft. It shows.”

Student Musicians Selected for All-State

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The Lindenhurst Union Free School District is pleased to announce Lindenhurst High School senior Alyssa Wronski and 11th grader Lauren Walker were accepted to perform in the NYSSMA All-State Winter Conference from Dec. 2-5 in Rochester.

Alyssa Wronski was selected as an Alto 1 in the mixed chorus, as well as, an alternate for the band, and Lauren Walker was selected as an alternate clarinet player for the band. The students were among the thousands of students who auditioned for the honor last spring at solo and ensemble festivals throughout the state.

“Once again, we are very proud to recognize these two outstanding musicians,” said Director of Fine and Performing Arts Jon Trapani. “This is a tremendous achievement and honor for our students, teachers and district."
October 15, 2021