This fall marks the beginning of a new chapter in Paul Defendini’s life as he assumes John Lorentz’s position of Superintendent of Schools. The Farmingdale Observer sent Defendini a questionnaire about his goals for the future of the school district as he takes on his new role.
Farmingdale High School English Teacher Diana Rossi has been named a teacher of influence at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Each academic year, freshman students at MIT are asked to share the name of a teacher who has been especially influential in their development.
Daniella Levanti, a graduate of Farmingdale High School’s Class of 2018 is a recipient of New York State’s Cary Gabay Scholarship, which honors exceptional students from disadvantaged backgrounds with full scholarships to SUNY schools. She is among only five winners in the state, and the only student to be chosen from Long Island.
New Superintendent of Schools Paul Defendini kicked-off the start of 2018-19 school year with Superintendent’s Conference Day—held Tuesday, September 4th at Farmingdale High School.
Farmingdale High School received an Award of Excellence from NYSPHSAA (New York State Public High School Athletic Association) for their exemplary display of sportsmanship, ethics, and integrity.
Albany Avenue Elementary School has been named a National PTA School of Excellence for their commitment to building an inclusive and welcoming school community where all families contribute to enriching the educational experience and overall well-being for every student. The school is one of only nineteen chosen in New York State—and one of 278 PTA’s nationwide to be recognized as a 2018-2019 School of Excellence.
Twenty-four backpacks were donated to Woodward Parkway Elementary School by the Credentialing Department of CareCentrix’s in Melville. Principal Patrick Klocek was delighted to meet with the team members who contributed to the school supply drive and was thrilled to receive the donation on behalf of his students.
During the last week of August, Farmingdale School District hosted its 8th annual One-to-World Summer Technology and Learning Institute at Farmingdale High School. All K-12 teachers were invited to participate in the three-day program, which gives both new and veteran educators the opportunity to advance their classroom technology skills and develop innovative practices for the incoming school year.
Approximately two thousand new Chromebooks are in the process of being distributed to select grades in the Farmingdale School District for the 2018-19 school year. Grades 10-12 were given the opportunity to pick up their computers prior to the start of classes, and all elementary students (grades 3-4) will receive their Chromebooks during the first week of school.
Howitt Middle School 7th-grade science teacher Jessica Finnerty and student Aaliyiah Taylor received the trip of a lifetime this summer. In association with Farmingdale School District, they were sponsored by the Northrop Grumman Foundation to travel to Huntsville, Alabama to attend an incredible week of Space Camp.
8:15 AM - 9:45 AM FHS Mini College Fair - Commons
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM FYC Teen Rec @ Howitt West
9:15 AM JV FB @ Home vs. Massapequa
1:00 PM Varsity FB @ Massapequa