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Weldon E. Howitt Middle School

 


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Important Information

Parents: please take some time to review the district Attendance Policy, Code of Conduct, and Emergency Planning Guide as well as other notices in this folder: Important Policies and Notices

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updates

The Creative Writing Story Club w/Ms. Muscatello & Dylan Delatorre is meeting in the library after school today.

ENL Extra Help w/Ms. Rapinat is CANCELLED for this afternoon.

 

announcements

 

TODAY IS FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2023, AND IT IS AN “A” DAY


Sports

Boys’ Swimming is away at Uniondale HS @ 5:00 pm

 

Students who lost or broke their ID badge and/or lanyard should request a replacement by completing the "ID/Lanyard Replacement Form" in ClassLink. The first replacement is free and will be delivered to the homeroom teacher's mailbox 2-3 days after the form is submitted. In the meantime, students should ask for a green name sticker from their homeroom teacher or the front desk every day until they receive their new ID.

6th and 7th grade students not attending Morning Rec should go to either the East Cafeteria to eat breakfast or the auditorium to wait for the 7:55 am bell.  8th grade students should go to the West Cafeteria to eat or wait until homeroom begins.
  
Yearbooks may be pre-ordered for $60 by using the following link: https://yearbookforever.com/ 
 
Do something extraordinary this holiday season and donate a toy to a child in need. Student Council’s toy Drive for local Farmingdale families will continue until Wednesday, December 13. All toys need to be new, unwrapped, and appropriate for any age group and may brought to the drop box outside the Main Office. Toys collected from December 13 to December 18 will be used for “Birthday Wishes,” which provides local families with presents to give their children for their birthday. Faculty and staff members may choose to donate gift cards instead and may bring them to Mrs. Mulligan, Mrs. Merlo or Ms. Whorlow. Please be generous and give others a reason to smile this holiday season.

 

The first meeting of the Wildlife Warriors Club w/Mrs. Marzillier will be held on Monday after school in the Multi-Purpose Room next to the West Cafe.  Students interested in learning how to protect animals, habitat conservation, and environmental issues, should attend this meeting to see what it is all about.

 

Reminder that Mrs. Tucker’s full Chorus rehearsals are being held today and next week. Students are asked to check their schedule for the day and time.

 

I “AM” Ready Club w/Mrs. Neary & Mrs. Cammarata will meet Monday morning in room 708.

 

The following will be held after school TODAY: 
Chess & Checkers Club w/Mr. Kirby in room 316
The Future Corp Club w/Mrs. Cammarata in room 510
Work Out with Baffo Club in the East Gym Fitness Room
CANCELLED ENL Extra Help w/Ms. Rapinat
CANCELLED 7th Girls’ Volleyball practice

 


 

 

Incoming 6th Grade Parent Orientation Slide Presentation

Click here to view the slide presentation

 

SPORTS

Family ID registration

 

ID BADGES & LANYARDS

Lost or broken IDs or lanyards can be replaced by submitting the form that can be found on the student's chromebook under FD BOOKMARKS. Students will be asked to bring their payment to the Library before the replacement card is completed. (Lanyard Only: $3.00, ID card Only: $3.00, Both: $6.00)

 

LOST & FOUND

Water bottles, books, clothing, sweatshirts, shoes/sneakers are placed in the back of both cafeterias. Eye glasses, jewelry, pocketbooks, cell phones are in the Main Office.

 

PROGRAMS & CLUBS

  • AFTER SCHOOL EXTRA HELP: Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays
  • MORNING REC PROGRAM: Students who arrive early at Howitt may go to the East or West Gyms from 7:20 am to 7:50 am.
  • SPIRIT CLUB: With Ms. Pliszak, Ms. Higgins & Ms. Robertson in room 217.  The club will be working on promoting PINK OUT DAY in October and creating Daler spirit throughout the school year.
  • STUDENT COUNCIL: Students can fundraise, help families in the Farmingdale community, collect donations for people in need, and to other fun things.

 

yearbooks

Yearbooks may be pre-ordered for $60 by using the following link: https://yearbookforever.com/

 Graphic with text: 'Students of the Quarter'

STUDENTS OF THE QUARTER

The Student of the Quarter award is given to students chosen by their teachers.

Students selected demonstrate excellence in leadership, participation, attendance, work ethic, and citizenship. Click here to see the full list of recipients.

 

 


Current News

WINTER CONCERT SEASON

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All concerts this holiday season will take place in-person, with no need for tickets to attend. Additionally, all concerts will be recorded. Links from each performance will be made available here a few days after the performance.

  • December 05, 2023—HMS 6,7,8 Gr. Orchestra 7:30 pm
  • December 11, 2023—HMS 7,8 Gr. Chorus 7 pm
  • December 12, 2023—FHS String Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra, Symphonic Band 7 pm
  • December 13, 2023—HMS 7,8 Gr. Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble 7 pm
  • December 14, 2023—FHS Treble Chorus, Mixed Chorus, Wind Ensemble 7 pm
  • December 15, 2023—SEM Concert for families 7 pm
  • December 18, 2023—AA Concert for families @ FHS 7 pm
  • December 19, 2023—WP Concert for families @ FHS 7 pm
  • December 20, 2023—HMS 6 Gr. Band and Chorus 7 pm
  • December 21, 2023—NS Concert for families @ HMS 7 pm
  • NOVEMBER DALER DIGEST

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    The Daler Digest is here! Your monthly digital newsletter.

    Check out November’s Issue Now!

    COUNT ME IN

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    Howitt Middle School's sixth grade came together to share projects they created that carry out the #dalerstrong message. These projects were inspired by Varsha Bajaj's novel, Count Me In, which all sixth graders read this year. In the story, a family experiences a tragedy. In response, their entire community comes together to show their support. When tragedy simultaneously struck Farmingdale on September 21st, we all saw real-life examples of how a community can come together in a time of crisis. The impact of kindness, love, and friendship is tremendous, and the students' projects carry that message.

    More Photos & Video HERE!

    Watch News12's Coverage HERE!

     

    SIGNIFICANT MILESTONE ACHIEVED

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    Howitt Middle School's National Junior Honor Society Welcomes New Members

    On November 13, 2023, Howitt Middle School's chapter of the National Junior Honor Society proudly inducted 161 outstanding new members, each of whom embodies the virtues of scholarship, service, leadership, citizenship, and character. These students are not only enrolled in rigorous classes, but they also manage to participate in various clubs, sports, and extracurricular activities. We extend our warmest congratulations to these remarkable students and their families on a job well done.

    CELEBRATING DIVERSE LEARNING ABILITIES

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    In October, students from all of our school buildings gathered together to participate in All Abilities Walks, where they enjoyed the beautiful weather and showed their support for diverse learning abilities.

    Then, on Sunday, October 8th, the Farmingdale community came together at Jones Beach for the annual Autism Speaks Walk. This walk is the largest global fundraising event that is aimed at improving the lives of those with autism and developing solutions for the future. The event unites individuals with autism, their families, friends, and caregivers, as well as providers who offer support. The funds raised from this event go towards innovative research and lifelong services. We are proud to say that our Daler team participated in this event, and that Farmingdale High School senior, LiBretto, designed this year's shirt.

    See more pictures HERE!

    By The Numbers