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School Budget Passed

Residents in the Lindenhurst Union Free School District voted to support the 2018-19 school budget on May 15 by a vote of 1200 to 762. Thank you to all residents who participated in this important vote.  

In addition to voting on the budget, community residents approved a proposition to establish a new capital reserve fund with a vote of 1231 to 691. This fund will be used to pay for future capital improvement projects, which helps to minimize asking residents for additional tax levy dollars. The capital reserve fund will not exceed $15 million over a 10-year period and will require voter approval to expend its funds at a later time.            

Four seats were available on the Board of Education and incumbents Mary Ellen Cunningham, Kevin Garbe and Donna Hochman, who ran unopposed, were re-elected. Cunningham received 1,347 votes, Garbe received 1339 votes and Hochman received 1287 votes.             The seat previously held by Trustee Edward J. Murphy, Jr., who resigned earlier in the year, will now be held by Josephine Martino who received 1036 votes to Gabrielle Anzalone’s 747 votes. Martino was sworn in during the May 15 Board of Education Community Forum and will serve the duration of Murphy’s term that expires on June 30, 2020. The terms of the three incumbent trustees will commence on July 1, 2018 and conclude on June 30, 2021.            

“We are continually grateful for the support of the Lindenhurst Community,” said Superintendent of Schools Daniel E. Giordano. “The approval of this budget will not only result in the preservation of our full academic program and extra curricular offerings, but it also maintains our programs in athletics, music, performing arts, foreign language and career and technical education. Our ability to provide students with such robust opportunity, is what continues to make this district the home of excellent schools.”

Daniel Street Gets ‘Energized’ With PSEG

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The students of Daniel Street Elementary School took part in a presentation sponsored by PSEG Long Island and the National Theatre for Children regarding energy awareness.

Throughout the 25-minute comedic performance, the students met a slew of characters including junior superhero Nikki Neutron, who was on a mission to stop energy from being wasted all over town by the show’s villain, the Sneaker. On her quest, Nikki explored with students the four major themes of the show: What is energy? What are the uses of energy? How is energy wasted? And what are ways to conserve energy?

Putting the 'Tri' in Triathlon

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Approximately 110 students of the Adelphi Physical Education class at Lindenhurst High School recently took part in the twelfth annual Bulldog Triathlon. The race consisted of an eight-lap, half-mile swim, followed by a five-mile bike ride and a two-mile run.            

Noah Daniels and Megan Steinman were the first male and female competitors to cross the finish line, with their impressive respective times of 39.09 and 51.30.   

The first ten students to complete the event overall were as follows:

Noah Daniels – 39.09

Peter Moran – 41.23

Colin Sherlock – 42.00

Sean Kennedy – 42.35

Tom Renick – 44.00

Azem Azemi – 44.05

Michael Varela – 44.23

Patrick Konarski – 46.16

Austin Martinez – 46.46

Bohdan Fostakovskyy – 46.47

VIDEO: The Charles Street Times

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Three- and Four-Year-Old Preschool Scholarships Available

Just Kids, located at the Kellum Street School, is offering limited scholarships for general education children residing within the Lindenhurst School District to attend their preschool program beginning September 2018. Three-year-old classes will meet either from 8:30-11 a.m. (morning session) or 12-2:30 p.m. (afternoon session). Four-year-old classes will be held during those time periods as well, however, there will also be a full-day four-year-old program from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.  

Please note that snacks/lunch will NOT be provided to the students and will be the responsibility of the parents. Parents must also provide transportation. Proof of residency must be provided to Just Kids upon acceptance into the program.   Each class will consist of 18 students: nine general education and nine special education. One general education teacher and one special education teacher will co-teach classes, with an aide in each classroom. The program utilizes the Creative Curriculum that emphasizes academic readiness skills and social skills.  

Students entering the program in September 2018 must reach the age(s) of 3 or 4 by Dec. 1, 2018. Parents must provide birth certificate and proof of residency, and all students need a physical exam prior to beginning the program. A lottery will be held to select the students to be offered scholarships. If your child is receiving special education services, he/she is not eligible for this scholarship. The lottery is NOT conducted on a first come, first serve basis.  

Applications may be obtained below or at the McKenna Administration Building. Applications must be mailed NO LATER THAN Friday, May 25, 2018 to the address below:  

Lisa M. Omeis, Ed.D

Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Curriculum and Instruction

Lindenhurst Union Free School District

350 Daniel Street Lindenhurst, New York 11757

For questions, please call 631-867-3087.

CLICK HERE for three-year-old application.

CLICK HERE for four-year-old application.

An Important Message Regarding LHS Field Testing

CLICK HERE to review an important message from Dr. Grant and Mr. Boccanfuso regarding field testing at Lindenhurst High School.

Igniting a Spark

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Lindenhurst High School science research course students took a tour of Long Island Jewish Medical Center and the hospital’s pharmacy back in November where they were invited to participate in the Northwell SPARK Challenge. They were tasked with selecting one of the careers highlighted and designing a poster featuring and promoting the chosen career.

Inspired by the in-depth visit they shared with many of the hospital’s pharmacists, the students chose pharmacy as the subject of their project and were just awarded a $3,000 prize for taking second place in the competition.

Team members include: Sabia Akand (10), Kaylie Barrett (10), Maria John (11), Jenna Johnson (10), Claudia Kwasiborski (12), Dawid Luberski (12), Jessica Messina (12), Sandra Romero (10) and Gabriella SzczepoinsKa (11).

An Entertaining All Lindy Concert

The Lindenhurst Union Free School District’s department of fine and performing arts recently presented its annual All-Lindy Concert at the Lindenhurst High School auditorium.

To kick off the evening, teacher Andrew Kuftack directed the All-Lindy Jazz Band as they performed Duke Ellington and Irving Mills’ “It Don’t Mean a Thing,” Dean Sorenson’s “Please Don’t Climb on the Iguana” and “Tunes From ‘Toons” arranged by Roy Phillippe.

Paul Cronin then led the All-Lindy Orchestra, as they performed Elliot del Borgo’s “Country Cookin,” Bracket and Harman’s “Simple Gifts” and Neal Hefti’ “Batman Theme” arranged by Bob Cerulli.

The All-Lindy chorus was led by director Philip Ricciardi and accompanied by Yen Yen Haas. The group serenaded the crowd with several entertaining selections including the “Revolting Children” from Matilda the Musical written by Tim Minchin.

The All-Lindy band, under the direction of Samantha Stainkamp, took to the stage with performances of “Imperium” by Michael Sweeney and “As the Eagle Flies” by James Swearingen among others that left the audiences wanting more.

Sharing Their Democratic Voice

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The Wade-Burns Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7279 recently recognized several students from the district for their written contributions to the 2017-18 VFW Voice of Democracy Essay Contests. The student essays reflected the themes, “America, Our Hope for the Future.”A ceremony was held at the VFW Post in Lindenhurst honoring the students. Local politicians attended the event to applaud the students’ efforts as students were awarded with medals, certificates and monetary awards.             

Lindenhurst High School students Jack Burton and Efrain Laguna took second and third place, respectively, for the 2017-18 Voice of Democracy competition.            

The district congratulates all of these patriotic students.

VIDEO: Lindenhurst Dance

Changes to School Health Examination Requirements

CLICK HERE to review a letter from Assistant Superintendent for Special Education and Pupil Personnel Services, Bret Kearney regarding the upcoming changes to the New York State requirements for school health examinations.

2018-19 NYS & NYC Screening & Health Examination Requirements Chart

5th to 6th Grade Residency Verification

Click here to review the 5th to 6th grade residency verification forms
May 21, 2018