Farmingdale High School alum and newly sworn Assemblyman, Michael LiPetri visited various senior government classes on Monday, April 15, 2019. He screened a short video tour of the NYS Capitol in Albany, explained how a bill becomes a law, and answered questions about his agenda for the 9th District. This visit complements the district’s initiative to connect active civic participation to education.
The Photographic Federation of Long Island (PFLI) recently held its 10th annual Youth Showcase. Fourteen Long Island High Schools participated, and five Farmingdale High School students placed in various categories. All first-place winners were awarded fifty dollars.
The Saltzman East Memorial Elementary School Drama Club staged two performances of The Wizard of Oz on Tuesday, April 16th. Younger grades were treated to a morning performance, and the older grades—plus parents—were invited to an afternoon show.
Farmingdale High School’s fourth annual S.M.I.L.E. Day, hosted by the S.M.I.L.E. Club, took place on Friday, April 12, 2019. S.M.I.L.E. stands for Something More In Life’s Experiences. The club—made up of nearly seventy 9th-12th grade students—meets twice a month to participate in activities like Twister, basketball, and karaoke.
The 10th annual American Sign Language Honor Society Induction Ceremony was held at Farmingdale High School this past Thursday, April 11th. Forty-four new members from grades 9th-12th were inducted! “It’s an honor to teach American Sign Language at Farmingdale High School. We are not just a class, we are a family!” said teacher Gilda Logan.
Joshua Marino, a third-grade student at Albany Avenue Elementary School was presented with his National School Bus Safety Week Poster Award at the New York Association for Pupil Transportation’s (NYAPT) annual joint meeting—held Thursday, April 11, 2019 at the Hofstra University Club in Hempstead.
Seven Farmingdale High School students from the Interact Club—along with advisors, Ms. Haniquet and Ms. McDonough— spent Friday, March 29, 2019 working on a Habitat for Humanity house in Bellport. Geared in protective clothing and masks, they taped down every seam of insulation in a five-room house. They also painted a boiler room, broke up cement and concrete pavers, and learned how to make a home more energy efficient.
Third grade students were very excited to participate in a Skype video conference with world-renowned scientist, Dr. Jane Goodall. Students from Ms. Scheiner’s, Ms. Alexander’s, and Ms. Barthel’s classes listened to Dr. Goodall speak about the importance of taking care of our planet and making the world a better place for people, animals, and the environment.
On Friday, March 22, 2019, twenty-eight Farmingdale High School art students from Mrs. Steffen’s and Ms. Capasso’s classes participated in the Long Island Media Arts Fair at Five Towns College. Students exhibited their digital photography, computer graphics, and films to be adjudicated. The Farmingdale students received twenty "Best in Show" awards!