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  • Grammy Award Winner and Farmingdale Alumni Tim Kubart Performs Concert at Elementary School

    Grammy Award winning musician Tim Kubart returned to his hometown elementary school—Woodward Parkway in Farmingdale— to give a very special performance to the K-1 student body. “This is the best thing we do all year,” said Mr. Kubart. “It’s an absolute party and everyone has such a good time.” All the young Dalers were super excited to see him, and danced and sang along to his songs with great enthusiasm.

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  • Last Wishes Honored for a Farmingdale High School Class of ’84 Alum

    Retired FDNY Captain John Moschella had two wishes for his funeral procession. One, that it would pass by his childhood home, and two, that he would pass by his beloved high school—Farmingdale High School— one last time.

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  • FHS Technology Department Holds 2018 Holiday Sale

    The technology department of Farmingdale High School hosted their 2018 Holiday Sale in the school lobby this past week.

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  • Long Island Holiday Sports Heroes Video Challenge

    Farmingdale needs your vote in the L.I. Holiday Sports Heroes Video Challenge!

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  • Farmingdale School District’s Human Resources Department Bakes Everyone’s Day

    The clever and talented bakers of the Human Resources Department at Farmingdale School District served up their 3rd Annual Holiday Cookie Social last week. It was a baking extravaganza, with a staggering number of cookies to pick and “chews” from.

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  • 127 Farmingdale High School Students Inducted into National Honor Society

    On the evening of Tuesday, December 4, 2018, 127 Farmingdale High School juniors and seniors were inducted into the National Honor Society (NHS). Selection into the National Honor Society is based on fidelity to the four tenants of the society: scholarship, service, leadership, and character. All students must have a 90 or above unweighted average to be admitted.

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  • FHS Boys Varsity Volleyball Team Wins 2018 Nassau County Sportsmanship Award

    The Farmingdale High School boys varsity volleyball team was awarded the 2018 Nassau County Sportsmanship Award at their end of the season awards ceremony—held at East Meadow High School on November 14, 2018.

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  • Farmingdale Student-Musicians Perform Tuba Christmas at Rockefeller Center

    Sixteen tuba/baritone student-musicians from Howitt Middle School and Farmingdale High School performed in the 45th annual Tuba Christmas concert—held on The Rink at Rockefeller Center on Sunday, December 9, 2018. They were joined by three FHS alumni and over 500 tubists from across the country, all assembled under the famous tree to play Christmas carols in a performance conducted by Chris Wilhjelm.

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  • Farmingdale Seniors in the Zone

    Two Farmingdale High School seniors— Erin Byrnes & Ryan Hynes— were presented with the Nassau Zone 2018-19 Outstanding Physical Education Student of the Year Award at a dinner held Monday, December 3rd at the Crest Hollow Country Club. Each year, the dinner— presented by the Nassau Zone of the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (NYS AHPERD) —honors one male and one female from the senior class of every high school in Nassau County.

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  • STEAM Night at Northside Elementary School

    Northside Elementary School’s Shared Decision-Making Committee planned and facilitated the school's first ever STEAM Night, which was attended by more than 170 students, each with a parent or guardian to share in the night's activities.

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  • Farmingdale High School Hosts Volunteer Fair

    A Volunteer Fair was held in the commons of Farmingdale High School on Wednesday, November 28, 2018—organized by the Guidance Department and facilitated by counselors Lisa Jensen and Jackie Verre.

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  • FHS Fall Varsity Teams Achieve Scholar-Athlete Status

    For the 28th consecutive season (nine years), all Farmingdale High School Varsity Teams have achieved scholar-athlete status.

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  • Two Farmingdale Seniors Named Semifinalists in Coca-Cola Scholars Program

    Two Farmingdale High School seniors have been named semifinalists in the 2019 Coca-Cola Scholars Program. Brandon Carbone and Anthony Malizia are among 1,896 seniors—selected from a pool of 95,715 applications from across the country—who will move to the next round of the selection process, with the hope of becoming one of 150 students ultimately chosen to receive a $20,000 college scholarship.

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  • Sixteen Farmingdale High School Athletes Sign Letters of Intent

    Sixteen student-athlete seniors at Farmingdale High School signed their letters of intent on December 3, 2018 to signify their commitment to college sports teams.

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  • Farmingdale Elementary School Student Wins State-Wide Photography Contest

    Joshua Marino, a third-grade student at Albany Avenue Elementary School, attended the New York State PTA Convention this past November in Saratoga Springs, NY, where he was presented with his 2017-2018 NYS Reflections Award, for his winning art submission in the primary-division photography contest.

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  • Shark Tank in the Classroom

    Fourth and fifth grade students at Albany Avenue Elementary School participated in an innovative lesson project that was patterned after the television series Shark Tank—geared towards teaching students the basics of business.

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  • Much Ado about Stuffing

    The first annual Farmingdale Central Administration Stuffing Competition took place in the board room at Howitt Middle School on Friday, November 16, 2018, with seven contestants vying for the top honor of 2018 Stuffing Champion. Each dish was anonymously labeled, then presented at lunchtime for staffers to sample and vote on. Among the contenders were Mary Rogers, Marie Lovisa, Michelle Fitzpatrick, Diane Pedicini, Samantha Black, Theresa Morante, and Liz Isleman.

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  • Nautical Achievements

    Farmingdale High School swimmers Shannon Danulevith and Lauren Mehta just wrapped their final lap of the season. Shannon finished in the top 40 of the public school 50 Free, and Lauren Mehta was 18th overall in the 1-meter dive at States. Both girls earned All-County, All-Conference, and All-Division honors, and were individual division champions this season. Lauren also broke Farmingdale’s 20-year old diving record and earned Newsday Athlete of the Week honors.

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  • Meteorology meets Innovation

    Third-grade Innovation Lab students at Woodward Parkway Elementary School got the opportunity to interact live with Nelson Vaz, a meteorologist from the National Weather Service. He spoke with the students from his office in the Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, New York.

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  • A Day of Thanks

    Kindergarten students at Northside sang Thanksgiving songs for their families.

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  • Saltzman East Memorial Principal Honored at NMEA Dinner

    Saltzman East Memorial Elementary School Principal Patricia O’Regan was recognized at the Nassau Music Educators Association: Honor your Administrator Night—held Tuesday, November 13, 2018, at The Milleridge Inn Cottage.

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  • FHS Student-Musicians Perform at Prestigious Long Island String Festival

    Five Farmingdale High School student-musicians performed at the prestigious Long Island String Festival—hosted by the Long Island String Festival Association (LISFA)—on November 16-17, 2018, at Wisdom Lane Middle School in Levittown. The students selected to perform include: Julianne Malanowski, Julia Sohl, Abigail Faber, Juliana Young, and Antonio Castano.

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  • Student Council Elections at Albany Avenue Elementary School

    The fourth and fifth grade classes at Albany Avenue Elementary School assembled in Heritage Hall last week to listen to the speeches of fellow students running for Student Council. The fourth-grade voted on the offices of secretary and treasurer, and the fifth-grade cast ballots for vice president and president. Each student took a turn at the microphone to share their accomplishments and explain what initiatives they would push for it they won the position.

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  • FAME

    The Farmingdale Playcrafters put on a stellar performance of Fame, the Musical, this past weekend at Farmingdale High School. It tells the story of aspiring students at New York City’s High School of the Performing Arts in the 1980’s.

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  • Northside Elementary School Students Salute Local Veterans

    The fifth-grade class at Northside Elementary School performed a Veterans Day Salute on Friday, November 9th in their school auditorium.

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  • Farmingdale Administrators Attend Community Meeting on Opioid Crisis

    In late October, Superintendent Paul Defendini and Farmingdale High School Principal Dr. Samuel Thompson were invited to participate in a community conversation about Farmingdale’s response to the opioid epidemic.

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  • Northside's Salute to Veterans

    Northside's Fifth Graders honored our USA's heroes as we celebrated Veteran's Day.

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  • HMS Students learn about Day of the Dead Celebration

    Howitt Middle School teacher Patricia Caracappa introduced her Spanish language students to the fiesta called Día de los Muertos—Day of the Dead—widely observed from October 31-November 2 in Mesoamerican cultures.

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  • Friends and Angels: The Tracy Vicere Foundation

    Newsday featured Woodward Parkway Elementary School teacher Tracy Vicere and her mission to improve the quality of life for children battling cancer.

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  • Middle School Students Learn Interviewing Skills

    Howitt Middle School students enrolled in the class Modern Careers received a valuable life skills lesson during a recent assignment. They learned what it takes to go on a job interview.

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  • Looking Fa-BOO-lous at Northside

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  • Halloween Celebrations at Farmingdale School District

    Farmingdale School District certainly knows how to “creep it real” when it comes to Halloween. And this year, the costumes were simply spook-tacular!

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  • A Boo-tiful Halloween at Farmingdale School District

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  • News 12 Long Island airs Scholar-Athlete segment on Farmingdale High School Senior Patrick Smyth

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  • SEPTA’s Pajama Day

    Tuesday, October 23, 2018 was the day for the Special Education Parent Teacher Association’s (SEPTA) annual district-wide Pajama Day. Grades K-8, teachers, and administrators, were invited to wear their pajamas to school—and donate $1—to help raise funds for SEPTA initiatives.

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  • Portfolio Prep for Farmingdale High School Student-Artists

    To help student-artists navigate the steps necessary to advance their educational opportunities in the arts, the fine arts department of Farmingdale High School brought in admissions counselors from SUNY Farmingdale, Hartford Art School, and Adelphi University.

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  • Girls Varsity Volleyball Teacher Recognition

    The Farmingdale High School Girls Varsity Volleyball seniors held a teacher recognition ceremony on Thursday, October 18th, to honor the teachers who have made a difference in their lives.

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  • Farmingdale High School Senior Named News 12 Scholar Athlete

    Farmingdale High School Senior Patrick Smyth has been named a News 12 Scholar Athlete for the 2018-2019 season. The weekly award program—which recognizes outstanding ability shown by Long Island high school seniors in athletics, academics, leadership and service to others—honors only thirty students in any given school year.

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  • Farmingdale Rocks the 2018 Newsday Marching Band Festival

    The Farmingdale Marching Band—along with the Dalerettes—performed in the 2018 Newsday Marching Band Festival on Thursday night, October 18, 2018. Held annually at the Mitchell Field Athletic Complex in Uniondale, the festival features bands from high schools throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties.

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  • Howitt Middle School Hosts LISTEMELA Educators

    Farmingdale School District hosted an island-wide training session for the Long Island Science, Technology, English, and Math Educators Leadership Association (LISTEMELA) on Tuesday, October 16, 2018.

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  • Halloween Safety Program for Kindergarteners at Albany Avenue

    With Halloween fast approaching, Albany Avenue Elementary School brought in a representative from the American Automobile Association (AAA) to present a thirty-minute Halloween safety program to their kindergarten students.

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  • Howitt Middle School Breaks Ground on Sustainable Schoolyard Habitat

    Howitt Middle Schools’ gardening committee broke ground in early October on a sustainable schoolyard habitat. The committee—a mix of students, teachers, and administrators—gathered in the interior courtyard with gloves, rakes, shovels, and hoes to dig out all the non-native plants and prepare the area for fall planting.

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  • Farmingdale High School Students Learn about the Dangers of Vaping, Alcohol, and Drugs

    Farmingdale High School hosted a presentation by the Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (LICADD) this past Wednesday for all its students. Principal Dr. Samuel Thompson made it a point to reference the increasing popularity of vaping, and the fact that little is known about its long-term effects.

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  • Cold Weather Daler Gear

    The Daler Store is open for cold weather attire! Long sleeve t-shirts, pull-overs, hoodies, jackets, vests, hats & more. The store closes on Sunday November 4, 2018. Click on the link below to access the store. The delivery address should be the school where you work—all orders will be delivered there.

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  • Farmingdale Schools go Pink

    Farmingdale’s 5th annual district-wide Pink-Out Day was held on Friday, October 12, 2018. The initiative, championed by Mia Smith—an 8th grader at Howitt Middle School—raised money for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation by selling hot pink t-shirts via an online store.

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  • Phase One of Farmingdale Schools’ Sports Complex Complete

    Phase One of Farmingdale’s community-focused, public school sports complex and aquatic center is complete, and students have already put the eagerly anticipated multi-purpose field to use. Located on the property of Weldon E. Howitt Middle School, the field borders Van Cott Avenue and Secatogue Avenue. An adjacent parking lot has also been completed.

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  • Seeking Nominations for the Wall of Fame

    Farmingdale High School is seeking nominations for their 22nd annual Wall of Fame Induction. The Wall of Fame—located in the FHS lobby—was established to honor distinguished Farmingdale High School alumni. It displays plaques of all honorees for future generation to admire and reflect.

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  • Dalers Win 2018 Homecoming Game

    The Farmingdale Dalers won their homecoming game against the Syosset Braves by a score of 28-0 last Friday night. Spirited Farmingdale football fans reveled in the beautiful autumn evening to watch the game and the halftime performances—which were nothing short of spectacular.

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  • Crazy Hat Day Parade at Saltzman East Memorial

    Saltzman East Memorial Elementary School held their annual Crazy Hat Day Parade, which brought out some impressively creative handmade headgear.

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  • Howitt’s Summer Fun Bunch Receives Certificates of Appreciation for Community Service

    Twenty Howitt Middle School students, who participated in community service projects over the summer, received certificates of appreciation at Howitt’s first PTA meeting—held September 27th, 2018.

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  • Sewing Options

    Home and Career Skills students in Ms. Linda Ciccone’s 7th grade class at Howitt Middle School are learning how to sew by hand—and their latest lesson was a twist on how this age-old skill can be applied to various careers.

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  • Art in the Park

    Student artwork from Farmingdale School District went on display at Art in the Park—the Village of Farmingdale’s annual art exhibit—held on the green at the gazebo on Sunday, September 16th. This was the eighth year for the show, and the third year that Farmingdale School District has participated.

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  • Albany Avenue Elementary School Presented with School of Excellence Banner

    The Albany Avenue PTA presented Principal Joseph Valentine with a School of Excellence Banner and a proclamation at their September 20th meeting. Superintendent Paul Defendini and Board of Education members Suzanne D’Amico, Arlene Soete, and Kathy Lively also attended the ceremony.

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  • Sixth-Grade Meet & Greet

    Farmingdale School District’s Weldon E. Howitt Middle School held its annual “Meet and Greet” on Thursday, September 27th. Sponsored by the Howitt Middle School PTA, it was an evening of music, games, food, and activities, designed to help students make the transition from elementary school to middle school.

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  • Farmingdale High School Announces Valedictorian and Salutatorian for the Class of 2019

    Farmingdale High School has announced the valedictorian and salutatorian for the Class of 2019. Kunj Patel has earned the top spot of valedictorian, having achieved the highest cumulative GPA out of 450 students, and Jessica Finkel has earned the ranking of salutatorian.

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  • Three Farmingdale High School Music Students Chosen for NAfME

    The Farmingdale School District is proud to announce that three of their student-musicians have been selected to perform in the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) All-National Honor Ensembles (ANHE), scheduled to be take place at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, Florida this November.

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  • 17 Farmingdale High School Music Students Chosen for NYSSMA All-State Conference

    Seventeen music students at Farmingdale High School have been chosen as participants and alternates for the upcoming NYSSMA (New York State School Music Association) All-State Winter Conference to be held November 29th through December 2nd in Rochester, New York.

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  • Let Me Hear You ROAR!

    The student body of Albany Avenue Elementary School had a great time participating in Let Me Hear You R.O.A.R. (Respecting Others and Accepting Responsibility), their first multi-grade assembly of the new school year.

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  • Two FHS Seniors Named Commended Students in 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program

    Farmingdale High School Principal Dr. Samuel Thompson announced this week that seniors Maria Pigal and Frederick Planz have been named Commended Students in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program.

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  • Farmingdale School District Nominated in 3 Categories of Best of Long Island

    Farmingdale School District has earned 3 nominations in the Best of Long Island competition.

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  • Farmingdale Veteran Dad Surprises Daughters at Woodward Parkway Elementary School

    Three young students at Farmingdale’s Woodward Parkway Elementary School got the gift of a lifetime this past Friday. Their dad, Captain Anthony Telesca of the Army National Guard—just home from Iraq after a nine-month deployment—paid a surprise visit to each of their classrooms at the end of the school day.

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  • Farmingdale High School Students Perform American Music Abroad

    Twelve student-musicians from Farmingdale High School toured Europe this past summer to perform American music in outdoor venues across Italy, Croatia, Austria, Germany, and Switzerland.

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  • The NED Show Comes to Saltzman East Memorial Elementary School

    The NED Show made a stop at Saltzman East Memorial Elementary School this past week. Packed with positive imagery and fun illustrations, the character education program featured NED, a loveable cartoon whose name is an acronym for Never give up, Encourage others, and Do your best. It was hosted by the PTA.

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  • Three Farmingdale Students Win NYS School Bus Safety Poster Contest

    Three Farmingdale students who placed in the top three of their division of the Nassau County Chapter of the New York Association for Pupil Transportation’s (NYAPT) School Bus Safety Poster Contest have advanced to win at the state level.

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  • Howitt Middle School Students Learn Internet Safety

    Students at Howitt Middle School received a valuable lesson about internet safety from Floral Park Police Officer John Groshans during a school-wide assembly program held Thursday, September 20, 2018 in the auditorium.

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  • Farmingdale High School Senior Alexander Felker Named 2019 Scholar-Artist by the LIAA

    Farmingdale High School Senior Alexander Felker was named a Class of 2019 Scholar-Artist by the Long Island Arts Alliance (LIAA) during a ceremony held Wednesday, September 12th at the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at LIU Post.

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  • Dalers Catch A Wave

    Farmingdale School District’s Special Education Parent Teacher Association (SEPTA) participated in their 6th annual Surf For All day this past summer in Long Beach, NY.

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  • Meet the Superintendent

    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.

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  • FHS Teacher Diana Rossi Named Teacher of Influence by 2018 Valedictorian

    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.

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  • Farmingdale High School Alumna Awarded Carey Gabay Scholarship

    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.

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  • Back to School Week for Farmingdale School District

    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.

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  • Farmingdale High School Receives Award of Excellence from NYSPHSAA

    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.

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  • Albany Avenue Elementary School and PTA Named National PTA School of Excellence

    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.

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  • Woodward Parkway Elementary School Receives Backpack Donation from Local Business

    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.

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  • Innovative Back to School Days for Teachers at Farmingdale School District

    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.

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  • New Chromebooks for Farmingdale School District Students

    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.

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  • Farmingdale School District Welcomes New Teachers

    Farmingdale School District held a three-day New Teacher Institute at Howitt Middle School this past week to welcome fifteen newly-appointed teachers to the district.

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  • Dalers in Space

    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.

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  • Administrative Promotions at Farmingdale School District

    The Farmingdale School District’s Board of Education has promoted three staff members to fill vacancies created by Mr. Paul Defendini’s advancement from Assistant Superintendent for Business to Superintendent of Schools. All three positions were established within existing budgetary guidelines, with no additional positions created.

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  • Summer Curriculum Writing at Farmingdale School District

    Thought all schools shut down in the summer? Think again. Beginning on the first Monday after classes ended, the directors of Farmingdale School District’s science, social studies, math, and English language arts departments began collaborating with teachers on the district’s summer curriculum writing in preparation for the 2018-19 school year.

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  • Farmingdale High School Named 2017-2018 School of Distinction

    Farmingdale High School is among only thirty New York State schools to win the prestigious 2017-2018 Scholar-Athlete School of Distinction Award. The New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) announced that this year’s figures represent the highest number of NYSPHSAA member schools to be recognized for their academic achievements.

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  • Farmingdale High School Receives 2018 Community Service Award from NYSPHSAA

    Farmingdale High School was presented the New York State Community Service Award at the NYS Public High School Athletic Association’s Recognition Luncheon—held July 24, 2018 in Lake Placid, NY.

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  • Two Assistant Principals at Farmingdale Elementary Schools Receive Doctorate Degrees

    Farmingdale School District has two more doctors in the house. Jennifer DeHayes—Assistant Principal at Woodward Parkway Elementary School— and Christopher Peterson—Assistant Principal of Northside Elementary School—have both received their Doctorate Degrees of Education in Administrative and Instructional Leadership from St. John’s University. After two-and-a-half years of coursework, and many months spent writing their dissertations, they received their diplomas during the graduation ceremony, held May 15, 2018.

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  • Summer Night Music at Howitt Middle School

    On Thursday evening, July 12, 2018, the Farmingdale Youth Council performed their Summer Music Program in front of a live audience assembled inside the Howitt Middle School Courtyard.

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  • Farmingdale High Schools’ WLAX Team Competes at Shootout for Soldiers Tournament

    The Farmingdale High School Girls’ Lacrosse Team played against Island Trees High School in the Shootout for Soldiers Long Island Tournament, held July 12-13, 2018 at the Field of Dreams in Massapequa.

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  • Albany Avenue Students Take Final Fifth-grade Walk

    On the last day of school, the graduating fifth-grade class of Albany Avenue Elementary School took their final walk through the familiar hallways, slapping high-fives with the younger students who lined up to say goodbye.

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  • Valedictorian Britney H. Pham

    Britney H. Pham is the valedictorian of the Farmingdale High School Class of 2018 with an established GPA of 105.904. She is the Treasurer of the National Honor Society and the Student Council and has been inducted into both the National Honor and Italian Honor societies. She has earned the position of Captain of the Science Bowl. She pursued her diverse interests in a number of extracurricular activities, notably studying particle physics at Columbia’s Science Honors Program and competing at Long Island Science Congress with her work on Physarum polycephalum where she was awarded Honors. Britney tutors fellow students, plays soccer, and has volunteered for political campaigns. She will be attending Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the fall.

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  • Salutatorian Becky Petrou O’Rourke

    Becky Petrou O’Rourke is the salutatorian of the Farmingdale High School Class of 2018 with an established GPA of 105.542. She is an Advanced Placement Scholar with Distinction and a Merit Award Winner for the research she conducted in soil microbiology. Becky is on the Executive Board of the Smile Club and is the Treasurer of the Art Honor Society. She’s also a member of both the American Sign Language and the National Honor Societies and actively participates in the Environmental Club by maintaining the outdoor classroom and promoting in-school environmental practices. After school, she competed in the Science Olympiad, Envirothon, and Mathletes competitions as well as dancing ballet. She has been a volunteer Teacher’s Assistant at her religious school for five years. This fall Becky will be attending Boston University.

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  • Farmingdale Students Create Winning Posters for the New York Association for Pupil Transportation

    Nine students from Farmingdale School District placed in the top three in three divisions of the Nassau County Chapter of the New York Association for Pupil Transportation’s (NYAPT) School Bus Safety Poster Contest.

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  • Farmingdale Elementary School Students Move up to Middle School

    Farmingdale’s four elementary schools—Albany Avenue, Northside, Saltzman East Memorial, and Woodward Parkway—all held moving up ceremonies for their fifth-grade class during the last week of the 2017-2018 school year.

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  • The Class of 2018 Graduates from Farmingdale High School

    The Commencement Ceremony for Farmingdale High School’s Class of 2018 was held on Tuesday, June 19th at 6 p.m. at Hofstra University.

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  • Metamorphosis

    Kindergarten students in Mrs. Garcia-Romano’s class at Northside Elementary School studied the lifecycle of butterflies and their metamorphosis from caterpillars. The young students put their classroom iPads to use, accessing a variety of apps to showcase their learning. They used digital technology tools like Flipgrid, Chatterpix, and a green screen technology called Do Ink to create butterfly scenes and short video presentations. It was an innovative collaboration of research, writing, communication, and 21st century digital literacy skills. The children especially enjoyed the culmination of the lesson, which was the release of butterflies on the school playground.

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  • Farmingdale Fifth-Graders Honored with Elementary Awards

    It was a big week for the fifth-grade students at Farmingdale’s four elementary schools. Albany Avenue, Northside, Saltzman East Memorial, and Woodward Parkway all hosted their annual 5th grade award ceremonies to acknowledge students who excelled in academics, sports, music, art, and community service during the 2017-2018 school year.

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  • Farmingdale High School Selected 2018 Community Service Challenge Champion

    The New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) have chosen Farmingdale High School (Section VIII) as the 2018 winner of the Community Service Challenge. Established in 2010, the program encourages students to get involved in their local community and beyond.

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  • Class of 2018 Senior Walk

    Over 400 Farmingdale High School seniors—dressed in their green and white graduation gowns—returned to their elementary schools for the Districts’ second annual Senior Walk. The nostalgic procession took place at all four Farmingdale elementary schools— Albany Avenue, Northside, Saltzman East Memorial, and Woodward Parkway.

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  • Recycled Raft Challenge at FHS

    Students from Farmingdale High School’s AP Physics 2 class hit the school pool with rafts they designed in science teacher Joanne Schwager’s class. The mission: to see whose boat would float.

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  • 4th Grade Parent Meeting Presentation

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  • Girls’ Lacrosse Team Pay It Forward with Surprise Donation to Young Cancer Survivor

    Farmingdale High School Girls’ Lacrosse Players Forgo Scholarship to Donate over $2,000 to Support Local Four-Year-Old Battling Brain Cancer

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  • National Merit Scholarship for Farmingdale High School Senior

    Farmingdale High School senior Aidan Piraino has been recognized as a National Merit Scholarship Recipient for the 2017- 2018 school year. He will graduate this June with an Advanced Designation with Honors Diploma and earn the Mastery Endorsement in both Math and Science. This fall Aidan will be attending Northeastern University in Boston to major in computer science.

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  • First Annual Beckie Awards for Theatre Students at Farmingdale High School

    The first annual Beckie Awards were held at Farmingdale High School on Friday, June 1, 2018. English and theatre teacher, Glen Beck—who named the award as a play on his last name—handed out “Beckie’s” in a variety of categories including Best Actress, Best Actor, and Best Villain.

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  • Middle School Students Create “Tasty” Videos

    Food-prep videos have become all the rage on social media. Shot from an overhead point of view, these instructional videos are sped up to show viewers how to prepare a variety of recipes in mere seconds—and they sparked a lesson plan for Family and Consumer Science teacher Dr. Jeanne Kuhner.

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  • FHS Students Adopt a Survivor

    The Ambassadors’ Club at Farmingdale High School hosted an assembly in the Lecture Hall on May 29, 2018, as the culminating event of a program called Adopt a Survivor. The program brings educators, adopters, and survivors together for the purpose of having students become "ambassadors" to Holocaust survivors and act as surrogates to keep their oral histories alive.

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  • History Comes Alive at Albany Avenue Elementary School

    This May, Thomas Alva Edison came to life for the K-2 students at Albany Avenue Elementary School. The costumed portrayal and energetic performance of one of the world's greatest inventors captivated the elementary school audience as they learned about Edison's early childhood and career.

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  • Flipgrid’s Student Voice Bus Tour rolls into Woodward Parkway Elementary School during Teacher Appreciation Week

    When Farmingdale School District’s Instructional Coach for Digital Learning, Bonnie McClelland, was introduced to Flipgrid—a video discussion platform for students—she, well… flipped! She immediately saw its potential to grow student engagement and promptly reached out to its creators to develop new ways to use it at the district.

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  • Daler Ducks Hatch at Saltzman East Memorial Elementary School

    The third-grade at Saltzman East Memorial Elementary School welcomed four Daler Ducks into the world this spring! Beast, Lucky, Crackers, and Fluffy.

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  • Howitt Middle School Hosts District Art Show

    Farmingdale School District’s 2018 District Art Show was held in May at Howitt Middle School. Open to the public, it featured artwork from all six schools in a variety of mediums, including: oil, sculpture, mixed media, drawing, watercolor, fashion, and photography. The purpose of the show is to recognize and honor students with talent in the arts.

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  • First-graders at Albany Avenue Elementary School get into Character

    Character Day was held at Albany Avenue Elementary School this past May, with first-graders picking out their favorite character from a beloved book and bringing them to life in the classroom.

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  • FHS Students Receive Awards from the LI Business Teachers Association

    At a luncheon held on Thursday, May 17th, at Carlyle at the Palace, business students from Farmingdale High School received awards from the Long Island Business Teachers Association’s (LIBTA) Spring 2018 Contest. The competition—hosted on April 19th at Farmingdale High School—saw two-hundred and thirty-five students from 18 schools participating.

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  • Bubbles the Goldfish visits Saltzman East Memorial Elementary School

    Just before the unofficial start of summer, students at Saltzman East Memorial Elementary School gathered in the gym for an assembly on water safety. They were especially delighted to meet Bubbles, the guppy-eyed mascot from Goldfish Swim School in Farmingdale.

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  • Howitt Middle School Art Displayed at LIU Post Exhibition

    Ten students from Howitt Middle School’s eighth grade Studio Art classes were selected to display their work in LIU Post’s Fifteenth Annual 12 x 12 High School Art Exhibition. While the Farmingdale students are technically middle schoolers, the Studio Arts class is a high school accredited course. Over one hundred students from fifteen regional high schools participated in the exhibit.

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  • Howitt Art Student Wins Silver Medal

    Erin Magrane, a studio arts student at Howitt Middle School is the recipient of a silver medal in Blick’s 2018 Mixed Media Contest. The national competition—now in its 4th year—is judged by a panel of art educators. This year they received over 2,500 submissions and awarded 45 medals.

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  • Daler Student-Athlete to Attend and Play Soccer at SUNY Geneseo

    Farmingdale High School senior, Julia Dell Aquila has signed her Letter of Intent to attend and play soccer this fall at SUNY Geneseo. Julia played soccer on the girls’ varsity team for four years and was team captain for two years. She received an All-State player award in her senior year and has won several awards at the county level.

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  • FHS Student Builds Food Pantry at Howitt Middle School for Eagle Scout Service Project

    To earn the rank of Eagle Scout, Farmingdale High School senior Michael Dortz has built a much-needed food pantry at Howitt Middle School. With money raised from hosting a carwash, he took an existing walk-in storage closet— redesigned it—and installed shelving to turn it into a functional food pantry.

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  • Daler Student-Athlete to Attend Adelphi University and Compete in Track and Field

    Farmingdale High School senior Madison Sturm has signed her Letter of Intent to attend Adelphi University this fall and compete on the Women’s Track and Field Team. She is an All-Conference track captain who competes and excels in the 100m high hurdles, 400m intermediate hurdles, and 4x100m relay. She has competed at many invitational track meets including the Elite Meet, two Conference Championship Meets, two County Championship Meets and two State Qualifier Meets.

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  • Farmingdale High Schools’ Technology Honor Society Builds Training Props for the Miller Place FD

    The technology honor society students at Farmingdale High School needed a project to build, and Farmingdale technology teacher Kyle Matura’s hometown firehouse needed training props—so he came up with an idea that would be a win-win for everyone.

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  • Farmingdale High School Varsity Spring Teams Achieve Scholar-Athlete Status

    For the 27th consecutive season, the Farmingdale High School varsity teams have achieved scholar-athlete status. At the end of each sport season, the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHAA) honors teams that excel in the classroom.

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  • Woodward Parkway Elementary School Cuts Ribbon on New Sensory Garden

    It was a busy week for Farmingdale High School senior George Frontino. He decided on a college, submitted his Eagle Scout paperwork—and on the day he turned eighteen—had the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the sensory garden he’s been working on since 2016 for his Eagle Scout Service Project.

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  • 2018/19 Budget Presentation Meetings

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  • Farmingdale School District 2018-2019 Budget

    The Board of Education of the Farmingdale School District adopted the budget for the 2018-2019 school year during a recent Board of Education meeting.

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  • Farmingdale High School Inducts Three Distinguished Dalers into the Wall of Fame

    Three new members of the Farmingdale community now grace the walls of Farmingdale High Schools’ Wall of Fame. They were inducted during an early evening ceremony and reception at the high school on Monday, April 30, 2018.

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  • Farmingdale Woodshop Students Team up with AHRC to Build Beds for Homeless Pets

    Farmingdale High School was among seven Long Island schools chosen to participate in Altice USA’s Charity Champions, a program that promotes volunteerism and provides $250 in seed money for fundraising events, as well as a $1,000 donation to the charity of their choice. This marks the third year in a row that Farmingdale has been selected, and named AHRC Nassau as the recipient of their donation and volunteer project.

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  • Diabetic Alert Dog enrolls in Fourth-Grade at Woodward Parkway Elementary School

    Mrs. Leff’s fourth-grade class at Woodward Parkway Elementary School welcomed a new student this week. His name is Rufus and he’s a Diabetic Alert Dog who will be the companion of Emma Brussell, an elementary student with Type 1 diabetes.

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  • Farmingdale Robotics Team Finishes in Top Half of their Division at VEX Worlds

    The Farmingdale Robotics Team returned from the 2018 VEX Robotics Worlds competition in Kentucky, coming in 280 out of 11,217 teams in the world and finishing in the top half of their division.

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  • Columbia Journalism Student Profiles Farmingdale High School teacher Jim Hughes on NYC Lens

    Every student taught by Jim Hughes at Farmingdale High School may remember his wisdom and his free-spirited attitude for the rest of their lives. He remembers his many students too. But not their faces.

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  • Challenge Day Reunion at Farmingdale High School

    Students at Farmingdale High School who participated in Challenge Day last November had an after-school “reunion” to check in with one another and have some fun.

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  • Farmingdale High School Students Take Home Multiple Art Honors

    Student-artists from Farmingdale High School took home multiple awards at the Island-Metro Cultural Arts Luncheon, held March 12, 2018 at Domenico’s Restaurant in Levittown. Submissions were coordinated by the Junior League Women’s Club of Farmingdale and the Women’s Club of Farmingdale—and independently judged by experienced, local artists.

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  • Farmingdale Elementary School Students Stretch Their Imaginations

    The Farmingdale School District’s Woodward Parkway Elementary School recently organized an opportunity for students to stretch their imaginations by designing buildings from scratch using classroom materials.

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  • Farmingdale High School Junior Prom

    On Saturday, April 22, 2018, Farmingdale High School held their junior prom at Leonard’s Palazzo in Great Neck. They decked out the venue with a New York theme, with Playbills, street signs and quintessential skylines.

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  • Howitt Middle School Students Fold A Thousand Cranes for Peace

    Beginning in October of 2017, a group of dedicated students at Howitt Middle School gathered at lunchtime and after school to fold one thousand pieces of rainbow colored paper into origami cranes. Their club, “Cranes for Peace” was inspired by a recent visit that social studies teacher, Lynne Kennedy-Johnston made to Japan.

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  • Music in Our Schools Month

    The music teachers at Albany Avenue Elementary School take Music in our Schools Month very seriously—as in seriously fun! Designated by the National Association for Music Education, Music in Our Schools Month began as a single state-wide advocacy day in New York in 1973 and has since grown into a month-long national celebration of school music.

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  • Farmingdale School Districts’ Music Education Program Receives National Recognition

    For the fifth year in a row, Farmingdale School District has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) for its outstanding commitment to music education.

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  • STEM AT SEM

    Fourth-grade students at Saltzman East Memorial Elementary School helped the second-grade classes with their owl pellet exploration lab. Together they sorted the bones into separate groups using a bone chart, drew illustrations, and described the physical attributes of the owl pellets.

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  • Daler’s attend Stony Brook’s WLAX Game

    Farmingdale High School’s girls’ varsity lacrosse team—and their coaching staff—were the special guests at Stony Brook’s Women’s Lacrosse game on Friday, April 13, 2018. It was the Stony Brook Seawolves vs. the Johns Hopkins Blue Jays.

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  • All-County Art Exhibition

    Farmingdale State College hosts Art Supervisors Association’s 14th Annual Nassau All-County Art Exhibition

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  • Daler’s recite Italian Poetry at Competition

    On Friday, April 13th, twenty-three Italian language students from Farmingdale High School competed in the American Association of Teachers of Italian (AATI) Poetry Contest at SUNY Old Westbury.

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  • Save Me A Seat

    Woodward Parkway Elementary School teacher Christine Breuer wanted a book about compassion that would bring her class of second, third, and fourth-graders together. She found it in Save Me A Seat, a novel by Sara Weeks and Gita Varadarajan. Told in the alternating, first-person narrative of two fifth grade boys—one American, one Indian—it addresses themes of loneliness, bullying, friendship, and cultural differences.

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  • Portraits of Courage

    Woodward Parkway Students Paint Local Law Enforcement Officers

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  • Howitt Middle School Student-Musicians perform at the New York State Capitol in Albany

    Over one hundred and fifty Howitt Middle School student-musicians and their parents traveled to Albany in March for Music in our Schools Month. The trip is an annual event that promotes music education and lobbies for school funding.

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  • Art Adventures

    Farmingdale High School and Howitt E. Middle School students joined forces via the Art Adventures Club for an educational and community building experience at Jump into the Light in downtown Manhattan.

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  • Daler Student-Athlete to Attend and Play Football at Utica College

    Farmingdale High School Senior, Vincent Delia, has signed his Letter of Intent to attend and play football this fall at Utica College. Vincent was an All-Conference player during the 2017-18 season and a team captain who led the team in tackles.

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  • The Albany Avenue Avengers compete with The Woodward Parkway Warriors to raise money for Farmingdale’s 9th Annual St. Baldrick’s Day Event

    The Farmingdale School District and greater local community came together to participate in Farmingdale’s 9th annual St. Baldrick’s Day event—held at The Nutty Irishmen on Sunday, March 18th. Every year, the event raises money to fund pediatric cancer research and provide care for kids going through cancer treatment. It was an extraordinary day, with wonderful, giving people shedding their locks for a great cause.

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  • Farmingdale Public Schools Hosts 5th Annual Long Island Connected Educators Summit

    Educators from throughout Long Island visit Howitt Middle School for a day of Innovative Learning

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  • Farmingdale High School’s Playcrafters Perform The Matchmaker

    This past weekend, the Farmingdale High School Playcrafters put on a student performance of The Matchmaker. It’s the story of a merchant who uses a matchmaker to find himself a wife, and is the play version of the musical, Hello Dolly.

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  • Students Host A Traditional Irish Tea at Howitt Middle School

    The unexpected snowstorm delayed St. Patrick’s Day celebrations at Howitt Middle School this past week, but Irish eyes were smiling for everyone who made it down for the rescheduled two-day student-hosted Annual St. Patrick’s Day Tea.

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  • Genre Con Starts a New Chapter at Howitt Middle School

    The library staff at Howitt Middle School hosted its first-ever Genre Con for the eighth-grade class. It was a celebration of books and reading, where students learned about a variety of genres and created reading wish-lists. QR Codes were hung throughout the school library, giving students quick and easy access to book lists and fun websites.

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  • Farmingdale High School Theatre Students compete in Monologue Competition at Nassau Community College

    Six theater students from Farmingdale High School participated in the Nassau Community College Honors Program’s Monologue Competition on March 23, 2018. Tenth-grader John Doty was awarded second place in the 9th-10th grade division. He performed a monologue from The Matchmaker, very recently performed at the high school.

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  • Silver Key Awards for Student-Artists at Farmingdale High School

    Noah Kramer and Andrew DiVittorio, students in Ms. Nicholas Advanced Placement Art program at Farmingdale High School, were selected to receive Silver Key Awards from the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.

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  • Farmingdale School District Goes Green for Disability Awareness Day

    The Farmingdale Special Education PTA (SEPTA) sponsored a district-wide initiative on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 to bring unity and acceptance of all disabilities by inviting faculty, staff, and students, to wear green for the day.

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  • Quaker Jack Visits Albany Avenue Elementary School

    Quaker Jack, the mascot for the Long Island Ducks, sent students at Albany Avenue Elementary School home this week with high-fives and a white-gloved wave. The visit was planned to get children excited about their upcoming school sponsored game night at the ballpark, scheduled for May 4, 2018.

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  • An Important Update Regarding 2017/18 Calendar Revisions


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  • Cinderella Takes the Stage

    In March, Howitt Middle School presented Cinderella to a packed house of Farmingdale residents. It was an incredibly polished show, with Mia Smith performing the role of Cinderella, and Quinn Bunting playing the Prince. It was directed by Howitt teacher, Susanne Ferguson, a teacher at Howitt.

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  • Farmingdale High School Art Students Create Charcoal Portraits with Visiting Artist Edgar Jerins

    Farmingdale High School welcomed renowned artist, Edgar Jerins, to lead a collaborative lesson with art teacher, Regina Nicholas. The instruction focused on realism in portraiture and the art of the narrative—pre-dating the Renaissance. Students used charcoal to create their multi-dimensional drawings and came away with completed pieces of art to add to their college portfolio’s.

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  • Farmingdale High School’s History Club Participates in Hofstra University’s Model United Nations Competition

    Farmingdale High School’s History Club participated in Hofstra University’s 7th annual Model UN competition—along with 250 students from 20 schools. The Model UN conference provides an opportunity for students to address complex global issues and develop resolutions that solve some of the world’s most pressing concerns and crises.

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  • Farmingdale High School’s DECA Chapter Makes Top 10 at the 2018 New York State Career Conference

    Students in Farmingdale High School’s Distributive Education Club of America (DECA) attended the State Career Conference in Rochester, New York on March 7-9, 2018. This was the next level of competition for students who attended the Nassau County Regional Role Play, recently held at Molloy College in Rockville Centre.

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  • Dr. Samuel Thompson honored with the Outstanding Educator Award from the University of Chicago

    Farmingdale High School Principal, Dr. Samuel Thompson, was chosen by the University of Chicago to be among this years’ recipients of the Outstanding Educator Award. Every year, the University of Chicago invites first-year students to identify educators who have literally changed the course of their lives through excellent teaching and mentorship. The student who wrote the letter to nominate Dr. Thompson was Farmingdale alumni, Matthew Pinna.

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  • Farmingdale High School Junior Performs at the New York State Capitol

    Farmingdale High School Junior, Alex Felker, was selected to perform with the All State Jazz Ensemble in Albany on Monday, March 5th. The ensemble performed throughout the day at the Empire State Plaza at the New York State Capitol.

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  • Howitt Middle School Art Students Doodle 4 Google

    Eighth grade Studio Art students at Howitt Middle School have entered their unique creations in Doodle 4 Google’s 2018 competition. Held annually, the contest invites students K-12 to design their own Google doodle for the chance to have it featured on the Google homepage. The contest also offers a chance to win scholarship money

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  • Farmingdale High School Students Medal at the 2018 Nassau East Science Olympiad

    Three teams of students from Farmingdale High School competed in the Nassau East Division C Science Olympiad Regionals 2018—held at Wantagh High School on February 3, 2018. They placed top ten in the categories of: Astronomy, Ecology, Forensics, Game-On, Microbe Mission, and Write It Do It.

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  • Farmingdale High Varsity Winter Teams Achieve Scholar-Athlete Status

    For the 26th consecutive season, the Farmingdale High School Varity Teams have achieved scholar-athlete status. At the end of each sport season, the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHAA) honors those teams that excel in the classroom.

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  • Farmingdale High School Robotics Teams Qualify to Compete at the 2018 VEX Robotics World Championship!

    On Sunday, March 4th, all three Farmingdale High School Robotics teams competed in the Southern New York State VEX Championships at the Harvey School in Katonah, NY. They finished in second place out of 50 teams in both Match Play and Robot Skills categories—and earned a spot to compete in the 2018 VEX World Championship this April in Louisville, KY.

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  • Howitt Middle School Jazz Band Visits the Legendary Apollo Theatre

    Eighty-four students from the Howitt Middle School Jazz Band took a field trip to the legendary Apollo Theatre in Harlem. Their tour was given by Billy ‘Mr. Apollo’ Mitchell, the theatre’s official historian.

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  • Honorable Mention for Daler Art Student in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

    Farmingdale student-artist Jessica Beriloff has earned an Honorable Mention in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards—the nation’s longest running and most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in grades 7-12.

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  • A Daler Uniform for Bella

    The Farmingdale women’s senior lacrosse captains and coaches presented Bella Inzerillo with her 2018 honorary uniform. She was given #6, the legacy number for the girls’ team.

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  • Important Announcement from the Superintendent of Schools

    March 9, 2018



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  • Green vs. White at Albany Avenue Elementary School

    Albany Avenue Elementary School kicked off winter recess with the much-anticipated Green vs. White basketball game.

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  • Makey Makey at Woodward Parkway Elementary School

    Fourth-graders at Woodward Parkway Elementary School unveiled an imaginative array of musical instruments that they created during recess. Under the direction of music teacher, Emilie D'Andrilli, they used an invention kit called Makey Makey-that tricks your computer into thinking that everyday objects are keyboards-to design instruments out of cans, boxes, and fruit.

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  • Positive Post-it Week at Albany Avenue Elementary School

    All last week, Albany Avenue Elementary School was adorned with colorful Post-it notes scribbled with expressions of positivity. Designated as Positive Post-it Week, the idea was introduced by Principal Joseph Valentine. The concept stuck-literally-and this is the second year for what they anticipate will be an annual event.

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  • The STEAM Museum Inspires Children at Albany Avenue Elementary School

    Last week, the gym at Albany Avenue Elementary School was turned into an interactive children's museum with exhibits that focused on STEAM education (science, technology, engineering, art, and math).

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  • Author of the Biscuit Storybook Collection Visits Albany Avenue Elementary School

    Author Alyssa Satin Capucilli spent a day with Albany Avenue Elementary School students to talk about her work writing children's books. Held annually, Author Story Day was introduced by the librarians at Albany Avenue to coincide with Pick A Reading Partner (PARP). Presented to the entire school and adjusted for every grade level, it's a chance for students to learn directly from authors what it takes to write a storybook.

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  • P.S. I Love You Day

    Farmingdale High School Joins Nationwide Initiative for Suicide Prevention

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  • All District Strings Concert Draws Packed House

    Farmingdale High School hosted the All District Strings concert, bringing together student musicians from all six Farmingdale schools—elementary through high school.

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  • No One Eats Alone Day

    Making New Lunch Buddies at Northside Elementary School

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  • Farmingdale High School Hosts Elective Fair & Career and Technical Education Showcase in the Commons

    The Commons at Farmingdale High School was abuzz last week with students attending both day and evening showcases to learn about the elective classes available to them as students of the Farmingdale District.

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  • Bringing New Vision to Howitt Middle School

    Howitt Middle School has a new student of the four-legged kind. A black Labrador Retriever puppy named Skipper.

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  • Farmingdale Ethics in Action

    On Saturday, February 3, 2018, the Farmingdale High School History Club participated in the Ninth Annual Long Island High School Ethics Bowl at Hofstra University.

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  • Farmingdale Legislative Action Committee Heads to Albany

    On February 6, 2018, 24 members of the Farmingdale Legislative Action Committee traveled to the New York State Capitol in Albany, to discuss the impact of pending and future legislation on public schools.

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  • Farmingdale Elementary School Students Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.'s Life and Legacy

    Students at Farmingdale’s Northside Elementary School were taught about the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther and his significance to American culture and history.

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  • Farmingdale High School Hosts VEX Robotics Competition for the First Time

    For the first-time ever, Farmingdale High School hosted the nationally renowned VEX Robotics Competition.

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  • Farmingdale’s Busy Bees

    The Farmingdale School District’s Northside Elementary School hosted its first ever school-wide spelling bee.

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  • 121 Farmingdale Student Selected for All County Music Festival

    Farmingdale School District sent 121 of their top student musicians to this year's All County Music Festival. It was held at the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, and hosted by the Nassau Music Educators Association. The festival brings music students together from schools throughout Nassau County.

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  • Howitt Middle School's MINDcraft Club Draws Music

    Imagine tasting the color blue, seeing music, or feeling numbers. That's how the brains of people with a condition known as Synesthesia make sense of the world.

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  • The Great Escape at Howitt Middle School

    On Wednesday, January 17th, the district wellness committee held an Escape the Room - Wellness Edition evening to promote healthy living

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  • Teens for Jeans Campaign

    Inspired by the nonprofit website DoSomething.org, the Howitt Middle School Student Council has collected 145 pairs of gently-used jeans for the national campaign, Teens for Jeans. Turns out-jeans are the most requested item for homeless teens, who often enter a shelter with little more than the clothes they're wearing.

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  • QR is the new FYI at Howitt Middle School

    There's a new way for students to keep up to date on the STAY AFTER agenda at Howitt Middle School. It's a Dynamic QR (Quick Response) Code-the two-dimensional barcode that's been gaining popularity world-wide.

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  • Health Care Career Fair comes to Howitt Middle School

    The eighth-grade class at Weldon E. Howitt Middle School received some valuable face time with local health care professionals at the first-ever Health Care Career Fair. The program, hosted by the Guidance Department in conjunction with Northwell Health, introduced students to the variety of paths available to them in the field of health care.

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