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Bringing History to Life

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To culminate a unit on the Civil War, fifth-graders at Harding Avenue Elementary School dressed up as Civil War characters as part of a “wax museum.” Students in Ginamarie Krumholz and Melanie Inzirillo classes worked together to research important figures from the Civil War, as well as, various battles and their locations, using their Chromebooks in class.                    

Classes throughout the school took turns visiting the museum. As they passed through the exhibit, which included student-painted backdrops, visiting students were encouraged to push a student made “button” to hear a brief presentation including historical facts surrounding each of the figures.             

Additionally, the fifth-grade students donning historical attire, presented brief skits before an audience of parents and guardians in which they introduced their character and shared their role in the civil war.

LHS Top 20 Students Named

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Lindenhurst High School has announced the top 20 students of the Class of 2019. These elite students are to be commended for their dedication, effort and perseverance:  

Nicholas Hager, valedictorian

Joseph Grogan, salutatorian

Samantha Lound

Cesar Bravo

Nicholas Fleury

Sabrina Lound

Adam Quintanilla

Hisham Tadfie

Monika Orzelowski

Nadiya Dzhavala

Kyra Pontecorvo

Vincent Smith

Sandra Lesniewski

Julia Di Orio

Dana Storm

Ethan Peralta

Efrain Laguna

Shimiao Huang

Lauren Dawnkaski

Jacqueline Kalish

 

Parent University Information

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A Message Re: A Secondary School Climate Survey

CLICK HERE to review a letter from the Superintendent of Schools regarding an upcoming secondary school climate survey.

Reading Across Lindenhurst

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Students throughout the district celebrated national Read Across in myriad ways. The day honors the birthday of the late Dr. Seuss, author of many famous children’s books including “Horton Hears A Who!,” “The Cat in the Hat!” and “There’s a Wocket in My Pocket!”

Lindenhurst High School student council members recently organized an event in which high school students volunteered to visit the district’s elementary schools and read to the young students. Additionally, they shared Seuss-themed stickers, bookmarks and word searches with classes and gave each student in the class a certificate of participation in the day.

At Lindenhurst Middle School, many teachers served as guest readers and acted out various stories, essays and poems throughout the day for students. A variety of Dr. Seuss books were read, along with other selections. Additionally, seventh-grade students in the Family and Consumer Science classes prepared Green Eggs and Ham.

Students in Lisa Cognato’s first-grade class at Albany Avenue celebrated the author through a series of academic Seuss-themed centers to reinforce skills such as comparing and contrasting, writing number sentences and solving problems, and following directions. At the end of the day, students enjoyed a special “Thing One and Thing Two” treat.

An Important Message from the Superintendent of Schools

As you know, today’s students have access to a multitude of educational technologies that allow them to expand upon their learning. However, despite their many benefits, it is important to be aware of the potentially harmful influences that may also accompany such advancements.

Most recently, the district was made aware of an online challenge referred to as the “Momo Challenge.” This “game” has been discovered on various electronic outlets.            

The game targets young adults and children as they are navigating sites such as YouTube and YouTube Kids.  Pop-up videos involving a character called Momo interrupt age-appropriate games. Momo encourages viewers to participate in a game by texting a number into an app and then completing a series of bizarre and dangerous tasks that are texted back to them.            

The longer the viewer “plays” with Momo, the challenges increase in frequency, severity and danger. It has been reported that the final challenge includes the horrifying directive to take one’s own life.            

To date, there have been no reports of a Lindenhurst student participating in such activity. I feel, however, that in our effort to ensure the safety of our students, it is imperative to inform the community of the challenge, which has been garnering the attention of schools and parents on a regional and national level.              

As always, the district remains committed to providing students with information about the dangers such behaviors and programs can have, while also promoting ways to proactively stay safe online. Additionally, the Internet filtering services, in district, aim to block access to such sites on district devices.            

I encourage you to take time to speak with your child on this topic and remind you of the importance to remain vigilant to your child’s technological activity and know what sites they are visiting and the apps they are downloading.            

Thank you for your continued partnership in education.

One-Hundred Days Smarter

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Throughout the district, students at the elementary level recognized the 100th day of school as a major milestone. Students read books about the 100th day of school, took part in myriad 100th day activities. Some activities included exercising by taking 100 steps down the hall, creating projects made from 100 items. In some cases students even dressed as 100-year-olds.

 

Earning Their Spots

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While many schools celebrate the 100th day of school, first-grade students at Daniel Street Elementary School took a different approach and honored the 101st full day of school as well. The day was marked with a celebration in which students, donning black and white to pay homage to Disney’s “101 Dalmatians,” worked diligently at Dalmatian-themed English language arts and mathematics centers. Centers included activities such as creative writing, a number search and the construction of their very own Dalmatian with 101 spots.

A Celebration of Culture

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Members of the Lindenhurst school community were invited to celebrate diversity during the International Club’s seventh annual International Festival. The evening consisted of a series of student performances of traditional songs and dances reflecting myriad cultures including Italian, Ukrainian, Irish and Hispanic. Flags from around the world were proudly displayed during the Parade of Flags.  Also performing that evening were hip-hop dance group, "The Crazy Natives," who most recently shared their talents on Broadway in New York City.          

Attendees enjoyed the international cuisine provided and took part in a basket raffle.

District overview presentation

Click here to review the district overview presentation that was given during the February 13 Board of Education community forum.

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March 21, 2019