Lindy Cares Go to Washington

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Several Lindenhurst students, ranging from seventh-12th grades, who are involved with the Lindy Cares program, recently visited Washington, D.C. Lindy Cares is an organization that effects community level change through campaigns and events meant to increase the protective factors and raise barriers to access drugs and alcohol to underage youth.            

Upon completing a tour of the White House, the students represented the district in a meeting with Dalen Harrison, the associate director/liaison of the Office of National Drug Control Policy to discuss their ideas for a Drug Free Lindenhurst.            

A Washington Research Intern also gave a presentation of his experiences working in prevention at the national level. The students learned how their efforts are vital to the cause and contribute to changing the current trends of excessive abuse and misuse of drugs and alcohol across the nation.   

Building Sandwiches and Relationships

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Every three months or so, student council members of the Lindenhurst Middle School come together and create bologna and cheese sandwiches for donation to the Mercy INN in Wyandanch. 

At a recent gathering, students were joined by members of the Lindenhurst High School Coffee House and Mentors club founded by LHS 11th-grader Meagan Ramirez. The club was established in hopes of promoting face to face social activity between the younger and older students of Lindenhurst such that when the middle school students transition to the high school, they will know a friendly face and feel comfortable going to a mentor-like figure should the need arise.

Students See Their Shadows

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The groundhog was not the only one to head out on Feb. 2 to study shadows! The students of Lauren Roehrig’s kindergarten class at Alleghany Avenue Elementary School prepared for Groundhog Day by reading several books on the topic, discussing the seasons and weather, and watching a non-fiction video clip about the groundhog itself.            

The students decorated Groundhog images on popsicle sticks to reflect the ones they saw in the video clip along with decorative hats announcing that “Spring Is Coming!” They also created a prediction chart and made determinations as to whether a shadow would be seen.

LHS Prom Information

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Bash the Trash

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The students of Harding Avenue Elementary School recently enjoyed musical performances from the Bash the Trash group. The presentation was in honor of the Read, Reuse and Recycle theme selected for the annual Parents as Reading Partners (PARP) celebration. Bash the Trash combines science and environmental awareness by exploring the science of sound and the concept of sustainability through musical instruments built from re-useable materials such as tubs, pipes, hoses and shells. 

Celebrating Penguin Day

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After a month of studying penguins, writing informative reports about them and creating penguin themed number bonds in mathematics, the Daniel Street Elementary School first-graders, culminated their study with a celebration involving several penguin-themed experiments.

During “penguin day” students took turns measuring each other and comparing their size to that of the Emperor Penguin they had studied. They also took part in a “blubber experiment” in which they submerged, gloved hands in ice water and had to determine which was warmer, the gloved hand wrapped in Crisco Cooking Oil mimicking a penguin’s blubber, or the gloved hand alone. Additionally, the students crafted “penguin hats” in honor of the day.

Preliminary Smart Schools Investment Plan

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Local Scholarship Bulletin

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Skating for STEM

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Thirty-eight science research students from Lindenhurst Middle School were able to take part in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) workshop with the New York Islanders Hockey Club at their practice facility, Twin Rinks at Eisenhower Park.            

The students recently adopted the “Hockey Scholar” program through a company called EverFi, which has partnered with the National Hockey League. The goal of this program is to bring STEM-based education to students, free of charge, using the game of ice hockey.             

They took part in question and answer sessions with members of the New York Islanders staff and learned about a myriad of topics including injury prevention, nutrition and conditioning as well as travel and puck speed. They also explored how the Zamboni works to keep the surface of the ice in a desired condition for the players. During the Q and A session, the inquisitive students earned several prizes, including a John Tavares autographed photo and a Johnny Boychuk bobblehead doll.            

The experience culminated in the students watching and cheering as the New York Islanders participated in a full-fledged practice, working on passing, skating and shooting drills.

A Record Breaking Run

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The Athletics Department is pleased to recognize high school students Erika Breitfeller, Trista Seara, Julianna Sherlock and Taylor Trovato, who recently broke the Lindenhurst girls winter track 4x200 meter relay record during the crossover D meet at Suffolk County Community College’s Grant Campus in Brentwood.              

These talented athletes ran a 1:50.9. The record they broke was set in 1989. The girls are currently ranked number one in League Two, consisting of 12 schools.

 

Lindy Spotlight Winter Newsletter

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New Year, New Champions

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Lindenhurst Middle School students were honored at the Breakfast for Champions celebration coordinated by middle school educator Kathy Curran on Jan. 19.                                                                                                                                                                                 

Held at the Lindencrest Diner, the breakfast, now in its 18th year, honors students who exemplify Lindy Pride at the middle school. Students are nominated by teachers for a variety of reasons including being great role models to the other students and being “rock-stars” in class. They are recognized publically with certificates of Merit in front of proud parents, teachers and peers.                                                                                                             

“These students are the ones who always go the extra mile,” said Principal Frank Naccarato. “They are the ones who never give up and continuously do their best. They are the embodiment of ‘Lindy Pride.’”

Photo 1: (Front, left to right) Shanalee Rivera, Patrick Nolan, Melanie Fernandez, Elizabeth Ihm and Julianne Accardi. (Back, left to right) Teacher Kathy Curran, with champions Adesuwa Osemwegie, Anthony Hernandes, Brendan Monahan, Benjamin Vona and Vanessa Igras and Principal Frank Naccarato. Absent from Photo: Sarah Ronessi.  

Photo 2: (Front, left to right) Jessica Bryant, Atahan Yetimoglu, Brennan McNeilly and Nickolas June. (Back, left to right) Teacher Kathy Curran with champions Chelsea Cuffaro, Saraphine Morello, Kaitlyn Taveras, Isabella Santorello and Principal Frank Naccarato.

Daniel Street Students Cycle through the Facts

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Fourth-grade students of Daniel Street Elementary School in the Lindenhurst Union Free School District recently learned about how our water travels from the ground to the faucet. Suffolk County Water Authority Educational Program Coordinator Kathryn Fedun led the interactive program.             

Using a five-gallon aquarium, Fedun demonstrated how aquifers naturally filter water using different layers of soil under the ground. She also taught students the importance of protecting drinking water on Long Island. 

Thespian Troupe Performs "Guys and Dolls"

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On Jan. 15 and 16, the Lindenhurst High School Thespian Troupe performed its winter musical with a production of Frank Loesser’s Broadway hit “Guys and Dolls.”            

When small time New York gambler Nathan Detroit, (Salvatore Coppola), makes a bet with Sky Masterson (Jacob Brenna) that for a $1,000, the same amount needed to hold his big craps game, he couldn’t get missionary Sarah Brown (Shannan Lydon) to go to Havana with him, Sky accepts the challenge. Meanwhile, Detroit is dealing with his fiancée Miss Adelaide (Gabrielle Barone) who has grown impatient with his stalling the wedding plans.            

“The characters are forced to decide between being rich or being in love,” said director Brett Groneman. “It is a story about putting what’s important first and the eternal struggle for our souls.”            

The school’s orchestra performed familiar tunes such as “Luck Be a Lady” and “Bushel and a Peck,” with great talent, and the stage and lighting crews set the stage for a wonderful performance.

Superintendent's Message Regarding NYS Assessments

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Harding Celebrates Tradition

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While the holidays have come and gone, they’ve only just begun for Caitlin Curran’s Life Skills class at Harding Avenue Elementary School. Upon returning from their school break, the students explored various holiday traditions celebrated in countries throughout the world.

The students used Google Maps to complete a “Holidays Around the World Scrapbook” as well as created a variety of crafts to accompany each country’s study. 

Throughout the presentation day, the students of Harding Avenue School cycled through Ms. Curran’s classroom visiting the various stations arranged for each country explored. Curran’s students answered the children’s questions and shared the information they discovered while researching the countries, including various greetings in the country’s native tongue as learned using Google Translate.

Perdue Scored Her 1,000th Point

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The Athletic Department and head coach Greg Flynn are pleased to congratulate girls varsity basketball player Alexis Perdue on her impressive accomplishment of scoring her 1,000th point on the court.            

Alexis achieved the milestone during a game against Copiague High School on Jan. 12, where she scored a total of 33 points and had 15 rebounds, five assists and six steals.           

The senior has had an impressive career during her time in Lindenhurst. She has been a varsity player since she was in the ninth grade. The guard/point guard is currently fourth in overall scoring in Lindenhurst basketball history. If she continues on the path she is on, she will end her Lindenhurst career as the second all time player. Alexis will attend Daemen College in Amherst in the fall on a full scholarship. She plans to major in biochemistry.

Report of Special Education Revenues and Expenditures

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2016-17 Kindergarten Registration Packet

The Lindenhurst School District will be registering all children eligible for kindergarten for the 2016-2017 school year at the McKenna Administration Building, 350 Daniel Street. Children must be five (5) years of age on or before December 1st. 
 
Registration packets can be obtained at any district elementary school and at the McKenna Administration Building or by clicking the link below.

The completed packet must be presented at the time of registration. Please follow the schedule listed below. Appointments are NOT necessary for visits during the dates and times below.

If you are not sure which school your child will be attending contact the Central Registration Office at 631-867-3055.

CLICK HERE to obtain a copy of the 2016-17 kindergarten registration packet.

Albany            February  1 & 22         8:00am-12:30pm

 

Alleghany       February    3 & 10        8:00am-12:30pm

 

    Daniel           February      2 & 9        8:00am-12:30pm    

 

Harding           February    8 & 23        8:00am-12:30pm

 

West Gates      February    4 & 11        8:00am-12:30pm

 

                                William Rall    February    5 & 12        8:00am-12:30pm

 

Information Regarding Spring Assessments

Attached is a letter from Superintendent of Schools Daniel E. Giordano regarding the refusal of the New York State's Grades 3-8 Assessments.

CLICK HERE to read that letter.

Make DiBiase Walk!

Principal Leonard DiBiase of Albany Avenue Elementary has decided to hold a monthly raffle for his reserved parking spot. For just one dollar, anyone from Albany Avenue can enter. Winners will be drawn on the last school day of the month and win access to the spot for an entire month. All proceeds will be donated to Special Games, which the district participates in annually.

February 08, 2016