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From the desk of Superintendent Paul Defendini

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Messages from Superintendent Paul Defendini - December 2018 through June 30, 2021

 

End of the 2020-2021 School Year Ceremonies

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Photos from Moving Up Ceremonies and Celebrations:

AAE Moving Up

NSE Moving Up

SEM Moving Up

WWP Moving Up

HMS Moving Up

FHS Academic Awards

FHS Athletic Awards

FHS Senior Banquet 

 

Livestream links for all Farmingdale End of the Year Ceremonies

June 22, 2021--Farmingdale Senior High School Graduation 2021 - 7:00 PM

June 21, 2021--Albany Avenue Elementary School Moving Up Ceremony 2021 - 7:00 PM

June 21, 2021--Albany Avenue Elementary School 5th Grade Awards Ceremony 2021 - 10:00 AM

June 17, 2021--Weldon E. Howitt Middle School Moving Up Ceremony 2021 - 6:00 PM

June 16, 2021--Weldon E. Howitt Middle School 8th Grade Awards Ceremony 2021 - 3:00 PM 

June 16, 2021--Saltzman East Memorial Elementary School Moving Up Ceremony 2021 - 7:00 PM

June 16, 2021--Saltzman East Memorial Elementary School 5th Grade Awards Ceremony - 9:30 AM

JUNE 15, 2021--Woodward Parkway Elementary School Moving Up Ceremony

JUNE 15, 2021--Woodward Parkway Elementary School 5th Grade Awards Ceremony

JUNE 14, 2021--Northside Elementary School Moving Up Ceremony

JUNE 14, 2021--Northside Elementary School 5th Grade Awards Ceremony

JUNE 10, 2021--Farmingdale High School Athletic Awards

JUNE 8, 2021--Farmingdale High School Senior Awards

JUNE 8, 2021--Farmingdale High School ASL Senior Send Off

JUNE 7, 2021--Farmingdale Thespian Honor Society Induction Ceremony

JUNE 7, 2021--Farmingdale High School Band Senior Send Offs

JUNE 7, 2021--Farmingdale High School Orchestra Senior Send Offs

JUNE 4, 2021--The Beckies Theater Showcase at Farmingdale High School

JUNE 3, 2021--Farmingdale Tri M Honor Society Induction Ceremony

MAY 24, 2021--Farmingdale High School Business Honor Society Induction Ceremony

Farmingdale School District Director Resigns After Impressive Tenure

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Following an extensive career in public education, Ellen Krammer has announced that she will be leaving the district at the school year’s conclusion. She has worked as an elementary teacher, a middle school math teacher, a teacher of alcohol prevention, and a central office administrative director. Ellen Krammer will have served as the Farmingdale School Districts director of Universal Pre-K for twelve years upon her retirement. The Farmingdale School District is grateful for your devotion to our students and our Daler family for the past 60 years.

“I am the luckiest person in the world, and I want to thank everyone who has made it possible,” said Ellen Krammer. “Thank you to the parents for your trust and support. Thank you to all the amazing teachers and staff I worked with who challenged me to keep moving forward. Thank you to my friends and neighbors, but most importantly to the children who allowed me to share in their lives, laughter, and learning.”

For more information about the Farmingdale Union Free School District, please visit the district’s website at https://www.farmingdaleschools.org and like our Facebook page: @FarmingdaleSchoolDistrict.

Farmingdale High School Digital Photography Students Take Focus

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"Farmingdale High School digital photography students participated in both a local and national contest," said photography teacher Laura Steffen, "Despite the challenges my students have faced this year with hybrid learning and working remotely during the pandemic, they have still managed to achieve great success in these two photo contests. Locally, with PFLI (Photographic Federation of Long Island), they competed against 18 other high schools from Long Island. Next, all of the original entries were sent to PSA (Photographer's Society of America), where they competed against 85 other high schools from around the country! Farmingdale students won several awards again this year! I am very proud of their hard work."

Winning Pictures

Farmingdale Middle School Students Shine in National PTA Art Program

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(from L-R) Willandie Loannes Presnard, Howitt Middle School Principal Mike Gavalas, Earl Jones III, Chloe Corrigan, and Madeline Ortiz,  thumbnail184765
(from L-R) Willandie Loannes Presnard, Howitt Middle School Principal Mike Gavalas, Earl Jones III, Chloe Corrigan, and Madeline Ortiz,

They say that art is a window into the soul. At Howitt Middle School, several young artists took the opportunity to show why they matter through various artistic mediums during the annual national PTA competition, Reflections. This year’s theme, “I matter because..,” allowed students to create works representing who they are and why they matter. Whether through film, literature, photography, or other visual methods, the students’ works afforded those who viewed them access to some of the most talented young artists in the country! Among those artists include Howitt’s Madeline Ortiz, Chloe Corrigan, Earl Jones III, Alexandra Goench, Willandie Loannes Presnard, and Sydney Luckman. Our Howitt artists continue to remind us all why art matters and why we all matter through their incredible works of self-expression!

Each year, over 300,000 students in Pre-K through Grade twelve create original works of art in response to a student-selected theme. This 50 plus year-old program helps students explore their thoughts, feelings, and ideas, develop artistic literacy, increase confidence and find a love for learning to help them become more successful in school and life.

Entries are judged at the school level, and winning entries advance to Nassau Region. Winning entries at Nassau Region advance to New York State PTA. New York State PTA selects winners to advance to National PTA.

The 2020-2021 theme was “I Matter Because….” The Weldon E. Howitt Middle School PTA had six entries chosen to advance to Nassau Region PTA and of those six entries, four were selected to move onto New York State PTA. Those four entries were created by: Chloe Corrigan, Madeline Ortiz, Willandie Loannes Presnard, and Earl Jones III. At the New York State PTA level, Earl Jones III received an Award of Merit.

PTA is the oldest and largest child advocacy association in America. Today’s PTA is comprised of more than four million parents, teachers, grandparents, caregivers, foster parents, and other caring adults who share a commitment to improving the education, health, and safety of all children.

For more information about the Farmingdale Union Free School District, please visit the district’s website at https://www.farmingdaleschools.org and like our Facebook page: @FarmingdaleSchoolDistrict.

By The Numbers

5,523

Students Enrolled

1,775

Honor Roll Students

1,200

Student Athletes

4,278

Student Artists

19

AP Courses Available

1475

Students in After-School Activities