Hands-On Science @ Countrywood

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The students are generating many questions and observations about organisms and learned how to compare and contrast.

Ms. Gray & Ms. Fischer's class is hands-on and hands-deep in soil and water creating their own aquariums and terrariums as part of the science curriculum about organisms. The children built a terrarium and, over the next few weeks, observed pill bugs, millipedes and plant life as well as studying snails, guppies and plant life in their aquarium. The students learned about the different organisms and what it takes for them to sustain life. They are creating relationships between the aquariums, and terrariums, and their own lives. The students are generating many questions and observations about organisms and learned how to compare and contrast. They truly enjoyed these hands on science experiences and are very excited to watch the organisms as they move on in their life cycles. 

 

Whitman Sailors to Compete

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Left to right: Whitman freshmen Jenny Duclay and Elliott Trester practice on Hobie Waves in the Great South Bay.
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Jennifer Duclay, (right) and good friend Elliott Trester are ready to set sail on the Hudson River in front of the backdrop of New York’s iconic harbor and landmarks.

Not since 1920 has the America’s Cup been in New York harbor. But this weekend the world’s fastest sailboats are back and for the very first time, America’s Cup will be bringing stateside its non-profit AC Endeavour program for partnerships with three area youth sailing organizations. In the middle of all the action, Walt Whitman freshmen Elliott Trester and Jenny Duclay will be representing Sail Ahead: Healing Wounded Veterans through Sailing, and Oakcliff Sailing Center.

Way to go guys!!


Celebrating Earth Day @ Countrywood

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The idea for a national day to focus on the environment came to Earth Day founder Gaylord Nelson, then a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, after witnessing the ravages of the 1969 massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California.

In honor of Earth Day, kindergarten students in Mrs. Lamorte’s class learned about the importance of taking care of the environment. The concepts reuse, reduce and recycle were introduced through a variety of classroom activities.

Children reused their school milk and juice cartons, and turned them into easy-to-hold planters, filling each carton with soil, and carefully transplanting a healthy herb to bring home to replant in their garden. They learned that reusing everyday items can be fun and also helps reduce the amount of trash we create.  Students reduced electricity usage by turning off the lights when leaving the classroom throughout the day.  They reduced the amount of water used by turning off the faucet immediately after washing our hands.  Plastic water bottles and paper were recycled by placing the items in our school recycling bin instead of just throwing them out.

By celebrating Earth Day with these simple, sustainable practices that will be continued in school and at home, children learned that making small changes in our everyday lives helps to make the world around us a happier, healthier place to live!

VanGostein & Vaughan Take Silver at DECA International

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Joseph VanGostein and Rachel Vaughan secured a second place win out of 180 teams in Buying & Merchandising Operations Research Event.
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Left to right: Ilana Desmond, Epi Ramirez, Rachel Vaughan and Joseph VanGostein grab some downtime in Nashville.
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Epi, Rachel, Joseph and Ilana put Walt Whitman back on the DECA map with their exceptional results at the international competition.

DECA’s Annual International Career Development Conference (ICDC) was held April 23-26 in beautiful Nashville, Tennessee. The Junior team of Ilana Desmond and Epi Ramirez and Sophomore team of Joseph VanGostein and Rachel Vaughan were accompanied by DECA advisor Ms. Deanna Kluepfel to this international competition in music city. The long weekend was full of fun, excitement, and tough competition as 18,000 students from around the world competed for top honors awarded at the Bridgestone Arena.

Thanks to the help of Whitman business teacher Ms. Deanna Kluepfel and the Business Department, Sophomores Joseph VanGostein and Rachel Vaughan secured a second place win out of 180 teams in Buying & Merchandising Operations Research Event. Joseph and Rachel’s hard work really paid off and put Walt Whitman back on the DECA map!

Walt Whitman High School DECA was extremely successful in all of their competitions this year. Many thanks to everyone who helped make Whitman DECA epic!

 

PTA Clean Your Closets for Scholarships

“CLEAN YOUR CLOSETS for SCHOLARSHIPS” USED CLOTHING DRIVE and Community Veterans Project (collecting toiletries and food for local veterans in need)

DATE:             Saturday, May 14th

TIME: 8 am – 3:30 pm (rain or shine)

WHERE:          Walt Whitman HS, 301 West Hills Rd, Huntington Station

 

See Attached Flyer for additional information.

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Suffolk Summer Youth Connection

 
Suffolk County Summer Youth Connection will once again be back at Walt Whitman High School this summer. Please see the attached flyer for details on registration.

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Brennan and O’Hara Lead Wildcats

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Senior goalie Shane Brennan stares-down his oncoming opponent and comes up with a big save.
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Finishing strong, senior midfielder Colin O’Hara came up with a big game.

From Newsday: Senior goalie Shane Brennan made 22 saves, but none were bigger than a point-blank stop with less than 10 seconds left to preserve a win for Whitman (5-3) in Suffolk League I. Colin O'Hara (4 assists) scored with 3:46 left in the third quarter as Whitman led 9-6. However, Hills West rallied with two goals in the fourth quarter. Matt Stockfeder and Ryan Glidden each had three goals for the Wildcats. 

40-Year Whitman Reunion Set

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Calling All 1976 Graduates!

The 40th Walt Whitman High School reunion date is Saturday August 6th, 2016. The reunion will be held at Coindre Hall, 101 Browns Rd, Huntington NY 11743. The reunion starts at 6pm - 10pm on Saturday but an icebreaker get-together will be held at Finley's in Huntington at 7pm on Friday August 5th.

Ticket price per person is $130 ticket price per person (not drinking is $100)

For additional information and tickets please contact Liz Lowery at: elowry421@msn.com

Brookhaven STEM Prep Summer Institute Takes 4 from Whitman

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Front row left to right: William Valle, Saul Molina Vasquez, Jefferson Orellana, and Wilmer Valle are congratulated by l-r: Dr. Scott Muller, John Murphy and Mr. Marcus Maddy.

Congratulations to Walt Whitman 9th-graders William Valle, Wilmer Valle, Jefferson Orellana, and Saul Molina Vasquez who are among 22 Long Island students selected to attend the Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) STEM Prep Summer Institute in July and August.  This highly selective four-week program provides outstanding students who belong to underrepresented minorities in the sciences with a unique opportunity to engage in hands-on research activities and instruction with the Brookhaven research staff.  The students will work in four weeklong modules covering each area of research conducted at BNL: physics, biology, chemistry, scientific computing, and environmental science. The program provides invaluable mentoring and experience, and positions the students to continue their work when they return to Whitman in the fall. Congratulations to our aspiring researchers, their families, and their teachers!

Healthy Lifestyles Highlighted

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Tower gardens were a popular new feature this year as students learn the benefits of growing your own.
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Birchwood and Oakwood students teamed resources for a combination blood drive that was administered by the New York Blood Center.
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Deputy Superintendent Jacci Harris gets some assistance from one of Suffolk’s Finest and Whitman student Alex Plaisir at the SHED the Meds Display.

This year’s Health and Wellness Fair, the fourth hosted by the South Huntington School District, provided new and innovative ways to achieve a healthier lifestyle.The attendees at this year’s fair came away smiling and with their arms full of free goodies and resources that will hopefully give them the tools they need to live that healthier lifestyle.

“Thank you to all those who participated in this year's Health and Wellness Fair! It was inspiring to see so many members of our school community working together on behalf of such a worthy cause,” said Deputy Superintendent Jacci Harris.   “We are so very fortunate to have staff, local businesses, government agencies, not-for-profit agencies, and parents who care so deeply about healthy living.”

The fair blended professionals in the areas of physical therapy, nursing, dental health, cancer research, sports medicine and safety, drug and alcohol counseling, psychological services, weight loss, exercise, and many more, with the energy and enthusiasm of our district’s students, who were eager to share why they are up on all the very latest in healthy living.

Birchwood and Oakwood students teamed resources for a combination blood drive that was administered by the New York Blood Center.  Suffolk County “Shed the Meds,” sponsored by Legislator Steve Stern and the Suffolk County Police Department had a successful day as a 33-gallon prescription disposal can gradually became full.

Special thanks to Ms. Marian Raspantini, Ms. Jane Samuels, and the dedicated members of the Health and Wellness Committee, as well as the numerous student and staff volunteers that made this event possible. And let’s not forget the 3rd Annual South Huntington "Miles for Michael" 5K Run/Walk/Kids Fun Run on Saturday, May 22nd. Additional information is on this website.

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Cherished Moments for Sixth-Graders

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Student council officers and representatives joined Principal Toto and teachers Carol Kelly, Kristin Bernard, and Sue Cirillo for a special experience.
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“They were all respectful, compassionate and kind, and represented Silas Wood perfectly’” -Principal Steve Toto
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Silas Wood’s student council made beautiful cards and filled gift bags for the residents of Apex.

Over the course of the last month, Silas Wood students sold raffles and popcorn in the cafeteria to raise money so that they could buy coloring books, word search books, crayons, socks, lotion, and home made glass cases courtesy of Jessica Aragones and our Family and Consumer Science students.  Silas Wood’s student council made beautiful cards and filled gift bags for the residents of Apex.  Recently students visited Apex after school where they had the opportunity to meet and talk with the residents and give them their homemade gift bags.  “It was such a powerful experience for all of us and I am so proud of our students,” said Principal Steve Toto  “They were all respectful, compassionate, and kind and represented Silas perfectly. These are the moments we cherish and serve as a powerful reminder of how important life is.” 

Way To Go Silas Wood!

Whitman School Community Thanked For Their Support

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American Legion Greenlawn Post 1244 and their American Legion Riders, along with Mr. Al Stanten from Northport VA stopped into Walt Whitman the other day to acknowledge and thank our leadership students and their advisor Ms. Liz Kenney.
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Mr. Al Stanten from the United Veterans Beacon House at the Northport VA Medical Center gives a big thanks to Liz Kenney and her Walt Whitman Leadership students.

Representatives from the American Legion Greenlawn Post 1244 and their American Legion Riders, along with Mr. Al Stanten from the United Veterans Beacon House at the Northport VA Medical Center stopped into Walt Whitman the other day to acknowledge and thank our leadership students and their advisor Ms. Liz Kenney for the tremendous effort they put into a drive to collect critical items to help veterans in need.  That drive brought in over 1,762 Food Items, 1,415 Personal Hygiene Items, and 404 Articles of clothing and/or Baby Items to local servicemen and their families.  New York State Assemblyman Chad Lupinacci also helped with the donation drive.

We are incredibly grateful to the numerous Walt Whitman families and staff who came together in a grand display of compassion and generosity for their neighboring veterans and their families. We are all very fortunate to work and live in such a very special place. 

 

A Sacred Space in Manhattan

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AAHC club members and Ranger Sean discuss the design and significance of the symbols used on the monument.
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Club members, guided by Ranger Sean, visit the recreation of a burial scene with wax figures.
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Details from the scrapbook about the discovery.
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Whitman Senior, Alexandra Greaves tests her strength pushing a 400lb barrel just as the slaves did.
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AAHC Club members view the actual spot where the remains are now buried as Ranger Sean explains the size of the original grave site.

From about the 1690s until 1794, both free and enslaved Africans were buried in a 6.6-acre burial ground in Lower Manhattan, outside the boundaries of the settlement of New Amsterdam, later known as New York.  Lost to history due to landfill and development, the grounds were rediscovered in 1991 as a consequence of the planned construction of a Federal office building.

Helping her students to understand and appreciate their rich history, Walt Whitman Teacher and African American Heritage Club (AAHC) Adviser Ms. Cynthia Quinlan took her students on a trip to the National Park's African Burial Ground Museum and Monument in Manhattan. The interactive visitor center, specially commissioned artwork, and outdoor memorial offer an in depth understanding of how, when, and why enslaved and free Africans were using the African Burial Ground during the 17th and 18th centuries.

The African Burial Ground is widely acknowledged as one of America's most significant archeological finds of the 20th century. Our students learned about this once forgotten piece of New York history and how the rediscovery of the burial ground united a community committed to honoring, preserving, and teaching this important history to generations that follow.

Heritage Music Festival Awards

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Thank you to our dedicated directors, Allan Deitz and Steve Altinel, as well as the supportive parents, who helped make this program possible.

Please join in congratulating Derek Lap, who was awarded the prestigious Maestro award for excellence, in the Washington, D.C. Heritage Festival, as well as the members of our 1st Place Jazz Band, and Silver Medal Wind Ensemble and Tour Choir. Thank you to our dedicated directors, Allan Deitz and Steve Altinel, as well as the supportive parents, who helped make this program possible.

Jazz Band:  Matthew Cusumano, David Grey, Derek Lap, Tyler Malone, Megan Neuman, Isaac Renderos, Michael DiMaulo, Max Eidinoff, Emily Ferrante, Jefferson Hector, Matthew Kaputa, Leila Perry, Brittany White, Joshua Devaraj, Alec Gonzalez, Joonho Ko, James Reilly, Benjamin Barton, Nicholas Miata, Colin Sherland, Jack Zuckerberg

Wind Ensemble:  Dan Alivio, Lila Amin, Keya Bartolomeo, Benjamin Barton, Joshua Berger, Zachary Bruno, Kristy Campana, Kayla Campana, Steven Ciravolo, Kathleen Clark, Matthew Cusumano, Elena Davis, Michael DiMaulo, Neyda Diaz-Vilorio, Max Eidinoff, Emily Ferrante, Alec Gonzalez, David Grey, Matthew Haddock, David Hamilton III, Natalie Hayes, Jefferson Hector, Matthew Kaputa, Ariel Khatchatourian, Joonho Ko, Derek Lap, Catherine Ledbetter, Casey Leonick, Miles Lewis, Jillian Leydon, Tyler Malone, Brenda Mendez, Ariana Monterroso, Alyssa Morisco, Megan Neuman, Kelly O’Neill, Misha Patel, Correy Pearlman, Jessica Persaud, Omar Ramos, James Reilly, Isaac Renderos, Kaitlyn Riha, Samantha Ruotolo, Amina Sadiq, Gabrielle Safian, Austin Salas, Umaimah Saleemi, Melissa Shaiman, Colin Sherland, Lily Soares, Joseph Thyer, Paige Tortorice, Brittany White, Natalie Zakrzewski, Jack Zuckerberg

Tour Choir:  Heather Aadal, Lauren Giglio, Sarah Heppler, Liora Hyman, Jess Menditto, Ifedayo Balogun, Julia Bellontine, Keara Shea, Jeanine McNulty, Megan Montemurro, Megan Neuman, Marco Chiriboga, Delaney Guiliano, Sam Hoffman, Brandon Scott, Justin Thorne, Patrick Canniff, Derek Lap, Max Morris, Carlos Villatoro, and Tyler Zeoli.

Softball Rolls Into Playoffs

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Noelle Brygmann went 4-4 with two stolen bases and two runs scored.
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Hailey Khatchatourian was able to limit Central Islips tough offense and keep Whitman in the game.
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The teams record improves to 8-2 in league, which qualifies them for a spot in the playoffs.

Nice win yesterday, April 19th, by varsity softball over Central Islip 11-5. Hailey Khatchatourian was able to limit Central Islips tough offense and keep Whitman in the game. Ariel Khatchatourian went 3-4 with four runs scored. Noelle Brygmann went 4-4 with two stolen bases and two runs scored. With their latest win the teams record improves to 8-2 in league, which qualifies them for a spot in the playoffs. Keep up the great work girls!

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March Athletes of the Month

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South Huntington Athletic Director Dr. Jim Wright and Whitman Principal John Murphy congratulate their March Athletes of the Month, Anthony Palazzolo and Cheyenne Madrid.

Hard work both on and off the field highlight or March Athletes of the Month. As a junior Anthony Palazzolo is entering his second year as a midfielder on the varsity Boys Lacrosse team. “Working hard during practice, helping to keep the team motivated is important for a winning season,” said Anthony. “You play like you practice, so I take practice seriously.” While not an official captain, Coach Howell feels Anthony has tremendous potential and wants to acknowledge all of his hard work. The Wildcats currently have a 5-2 overall record. Come out and support the team as they host Brentwood on Thursday, April 28, at Noon.

Cheyenne Madrid is a senior and her Girls Badminton team is doing well this spring. Whatever she does she gives 100% and it’s her consistent dedication to the sport and hard work that has earned her Athlete of the Month for March. “I’ve got some decisions to make as far as where I go to college next fall,” said the PawPrint Social Media Editor. “I’ve gotten into my two top schools, so I’m deciding if I want to major in Biology or Psychology. Cheyenne and her Wildcat teammates are currently at 4-3 in the standings. Come out and support the Badminton teams when they host Stony Brook, Wednesday April 20th at 4:30PM

Hairspray Sets The Bar Higher

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Tyler Zeoli as Edna Turnblad, took on one of his most challenging roles to standing ovations.
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Ifedayo Balogun, playing the role of Motormouth Maybelle, put her talent front and center in the song ‘Big, Blonde And Beautiful.’
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Prudy Pingleton, played by Megan Montemurro (left), and daughter Penny, played by Pam Carey, go back-and-forth in ‘Mama, I’m a Big Girl Now.’
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Corny Collins, played by Marco Chiriboga, leads an all-star cast of talented ladies in ‘The Nicest Kids In Town.’
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Julio Taku (left) steps into the spotlight. Teaming up with Patrec Alexander Jones Brown for several song/dance numbers, this was Julio’s first big role on Whitman’s Center Stage.

Just when you think you’ve seen the best high school musical production ever, along comes the next year of incredibly talented students, and they set the bar even higher. If you were one of the lucky ones to get a ticket to this past weekend’s Center Stage production of ‘Hairspray,’ you probably walked away amazed at the talent residing within our district.

From the opening number ‘Good Morning Baltimore,’ and the ageless ‘Mama, I’m a Big Girl Now,’ the South Huntington cast left it all on the stage. Ifedayo Balogun’s rendition of ‘Big, Blonde And Beautiful,’ was nothing short of spectacular, and Tyler Zeoli and Delaney Guiliano could not have been better in the always touching  ‘You’re Timeless To Me.’ Lauren Giglio in the lead role nailed it, pairing perfectly with Sam Hoffman’s Link Larkin.  Mother-daughter teams Caitlin Dermody and Samantha Ruotolo, along with Megan Montemurro and Pam Carey, stirred things up in 1960’s Baltimore as the times were changing, and you ‘Cant Stop The Beat.’

The Pit Orchestra led by Allan Deitz set the perfect tone, and our sound, lighting and backstage crew executed flawlessly. A big thanks to director Susan Turner Radin, who continues to push for the best, and if ‘Hairspray’ was any indication, she achieved her goal.

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Cast: Lauren Giglio, Marco Chiriboga, Tyler Zeoli, Pam Carey, Caitlin Dermody, Sam Ruotolo, Sam Hoffman, Julio Taku, Addie Balogun, Ifedayo Balogun, Delaney Guiliano, Megan Montemurro, Carlos Villatoro, Leah Cozart, Mr. Joseph Claps, Mr. Brian Dreher, Shealyn Naughton, Patrec Alexander Jones Brown, Shadae Graham, Jayda Rosene, Mr. John Murphy, April Carmine, Max Fisher, Summer Levinsky, Colin Budzitowski, Deanna Tabibzada, Alex Siegel, Max Morris, Samantha Carey, Mr. Jon Varlamos, Quinlan Sellars, Mrs. Colleen Grady, Dr. Scott Muller, Miss Melissa Scafa

Ensemble: Vocals: Taninna Oukacine, Katie Clark, Sam Hartig, Melissa Konokali, Amy Chan, Sofie Hibler, Michael Pinelli, Brianna Ruotolo, Keara Shea, Quinlan Sellars

Dancers: Trevor Gunderson, Gary Cisneros, Franklin Clase, Kelsey McDonald, Madison Repetti, Caroline Tomaselli, Taylor Greco, Jenna Kilkenny, Rachel Kilkenny, Sonia Bartolomeo, Lizzie Mercurio, Mavia Ashraf, Pam Pulvirenti.

Pit Orchestra-Conductor/Music Director/Keyboard I Allan Deitz, Paige Tortorice, Jillian Leydon, Matt Cusumano, David Grey, Derek Lap, Isaac Renderos, Matt Haddock, Jefferson Hector, Matt Kaputa, Brittany White, Alec Gonzalez, Brenda Mendez, James Reilly, Cozzette Brazeau, Jaycee Cardoso, Quinn Cortese, Sarah Tabibzada, Abie Yaeger, Kentaro Matshushima, Margaret Pigliacelli, Keya Bartolomeo, Mike Readinger, Max Eidinoff, Nick Miata, Alex Gallina, Robby Deitz, Jillian Leydon, Umaimah Saleemi

Backstage Crew: Amina Sadiq, Kamrin Haynes, Mollie Korn, Nick McNulty, Jessica Delaney, Josh Berger, Saskia Dormeus, Zoey Bianco, Mariela Suarez, Erika Rivas, Samson Grimm, Ben Barton, Joseph Miraglia, Dan Abruzese

Set Decorating: Ben Barton, Mariela Canales, Jessica Delaney, Saskia Dormeus, Zoey Guiliano, Mollie Korn, Adrianna Padinha, Erika Rivas, Jared Saget, Leanna Vergis

Lighting Crew: Sean Conklin, Brittany Roche, Leanna Vergis, Lina Weingarten

Sound: Hans Bas, Michael DiMaulo, Mariela Canales

Makeup and Hair Design: Haley Tract, Sabrina Greenberg, Leila Ozkiral, Alexis Cummings, Tina O’Donnel, Jessica Menditto, Julie Prisco.

Multigenerational Fun at Whitman's Annual Spring Fling

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Alex Plaisir brought a lot of fun to our senior ladies encouraging them on the dance floor.
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Whitman GLO Officers Verdelle Saint Jean, Milly Le Claire, Noelle Brygmann and Emma Kongevold flank GLO Advisor Ms. Elizabeth Leogrande at Saturday’s Spring Fling.
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Meeting new friends, or getting caught up with good friends our seniors have come to look forward to the annual Spring Fling.

If you entered Walt Whitman High School's main drive this past Saturday, you immediately noted the aroma of roast chicken, baked potatoes, and fresh spring peas mixing with the sounds of Benny Goodman, Frank Sinatra, and the Andrews Sisters. As you followed your senses a little further back into the Whitman campus, to the south cafeteria, you saw that South Huntington's senior citizens had their dancing shoes on and had brought their appetites for the annual Spring Fling.

This event was hosted by Walt Whitman students, who served up music, lunch, raffles, and dancing for an afternoon that has become a local favorite for all who attend. Organized by Whitman GSO advisor Ms. Elizabeth Leogrande, this day of food and fun is a real hit. With more than 200 local senior citizens in attendance, by midafternoon there was little room on the dance floor.

To the delight of South Huntington’s senior community, the Spring Fling celebration has grown into a much-anticipated annual event. With an all-you-can-eat hot lunch, raffle prizes, and lots of dancing, this event was the place to be on a beautiful Saturday afternoon in April. And if our local seniors felt the urge, precisely at 2:00 PM they were escorted down the hall to the Performing Arts Center and enjoy the student-led musical Hairspray. Whitman students provided an excellent example of why they possess so much community spirit.

Congratulations to our GSO officers and student volunteers for this wonderful event: Milly Le Claire, Emma Kongevold, Verdelle Saint Jean, Haley Tract, Noelle Brygmann Kristen Coletti, Brooke Decker, Epi Ramirez, Grace Kongevold, Liliana Pelliccia, Gerson Perez, Juan Hernandez Perez, Willie Petro, Kiara Brown, Lauryn Rows, Hapi Morancie, Dylan Diamond, Ally Wirth, Wendy Lopez, Alyn Calzada, Alex Leon, Woris Barakzai, Umainian Saleemi, Natalie Migliore, Anastasia Astudillo, Jennifer Velasquez, Marcos Sorto, Kiran Usmani, Alicia Litt, Elizabeth Plaisir, Lodyina Jean Pierre, Cindy Richard, Zac Dougherty, Kyle Davis, Alex Plaisir, Sabrina  Greenberg, Leslie Hidalgo, Jared Rosenthal, and Haley Tract.

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Messengers of Peace @ Stimson and Whitman

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Walt Whitman leadership students take a group photo after being recognized for their incredible effort of promoting and participating in the SCCBSA Crew 821 community service project.

Congratulations to our local students of the Suffolk County Council, Boy Scouts of America, Venturing Crew 821, from Stimson Middle School and Walt Whitman High School. These exemplary students have been working on a community service project in conjunction with the Guardian Brain Foundation.

Our students have been creating Butterfly Kisses.  These brightly colored works of art are given to those suffering with a brain disorder or disease, many of which are local children. These beautifully colored butterflies serve as a reminder that there are many community members who are thinking of them and wish them well.

Thank you South Huntington students for helping our Suffolk County Council, Boy Scouts of America, Venturing Crew 821 support the Guardian Brain Foundation and CJD Awareness by making a positive difference for someone in needs life.

Your commitment and enthusiasm promotes the idea of Culture of Peace amongst Scouts and the communities of the world. Together, we are creating a Better World.

Additional information about Scouting’s Messengers of Peace project can be found at: https://www.scout.org/node/174501

 

A long time ago, in a galaxy not so far away…

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The runway was the place to be for the annual Walt Whitman PTA Fashion Show Fundraiser.
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The force was strong with our Administrators as they donned their best Star Wars costumes for a great cause.
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Thank you Bloomingdales, Lord and Taylor, Francine’s Fashion Boutique, Men’s Warehouse, Francesca’s, Max and Gino’s, Old Navy and Soccer Magic.

The WWHS PTA Fashion Show, the largest Whitman PTA fundraiser for the school year, was the place to be this past Friday night. Whitman junior and senior students shed their ID badges for casual and formal wear courtesy of Bloomingdales, Lord and Taylor, Francine’s Fashion Boutique, Men’s Warehouse, Francesca’s, Max and Gino’s, Old Navy and Soccer Magic.

Posing as Jedi and Sith Lords, Mr. Tom Donlon, Mr. Brian Dreher and Mr. Robert Graziano emceed the evening. Dr. Bennardo showed his support, modeling an elegant tuxedo from Men’s Warehouse.  The force was strong with our Administrators as they donned their best Star Wars costumes for a great cause. Thank you to Principal Mr. John Murphy and Assistant Principals: Jon Varlamos, Colleen Grady and Dr. Scott Muller, as well as Administrative Deans Khali Murrell and Christopher Patronaggio.

DJ Jake Cartisano of Whitman and DJ John Andreoni of Silas Wood did an amazing job providing music for the night.  Special thanks to Ms. Tinucci and the Art Honor Society for the beautiful Death Star and Galaxy murals that helped transform the PAC.

There was something for everyone, with the proceeds supporting the PTA’s cultural arts programs and scholarships.  Thank you to all who came out to show your support!

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Lighthouses on Display at Walt Whitman Birth Center

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The Walt Whitman Birth Center frequently holds interesting art exhibits and poetry readings, and has a beautiful courtyard that’s a great place to grab a break.
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Lighthouses hold such rich history, especially here in the Northeast.
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Oakwood art teacher Ms. Noreen Erickson had an especially fun time teaching our young artists how to create waves crashing on the rocky shore.

Second-grade students at the Oakwood Primary Center created lighthouse collages during art class.  Some of them were on display at the Walt Whitman Birth Center for a kindergarten through eighth grade exhibition.  Students learned how to use tissue paper to create these unique collages using warm and cool colors.  The children had a wonderful time creating them.  It was very nice that the community got to see their artistic work first hand.

Our Weekly Video Blog

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The latest edition of the South Huntington Video Blog is now posted on our YouTube channel.
You can view it on the web at https://youtu.be/57yweOv8xY0.

St. Baldrick's Sets New Record

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Maplewood Intermediate School teacher Mr. James Metzak has a cringe-worthy moment as one of his winning students get their turn with the shears.
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Fresh out of the barber’s chair Michael Jackson, left, gets hearty congratulations from fellow student Julio Taku.
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Three generations of the Rogers family (Jaime on left), step-up for the cause.

Perhaps this will go down as one of the most successful St. Baldrick’s fundraising events in South Huntington. They were still counting the donations, weeks after the barber shears rested.

Whitman’s St. Baldrick’s co-coordinators Mr. Jaime Rogers and Ralph Miranda are please to report that the tally could exceed $40,000 for this year.

As part of the annual event held at Walt Whitman High School, South Huntington’s Maplewood Intermediate School pooled their resources and made a big showing. Teachers received donations that allowed students to shave their teacher’s heads. Students couldn’t resist, and of course the winners are the many children battling cancer that the donations will go to.

This year, Whitman formed a special administrators group aptly named the ‘Baldicats’ and solicited the support of Superintendent Bennardo, SHTA President Dennis Callahan, Whitman Principal John Murphy, Stimson Principal Eddie Smith, Whitman Assistant Principals; Dr. Scott Muller and Team Captain Colleen Grady, as well as Colleens husband Roy Scarlett and Whitman staffers Chris Patronaggio, and John Smykowski.

Congratulations to the South Huntington Community for making this one of the most successful St. Baldrick’s events.

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South Huntington Students Take Awards in Multiple Categories at Stem Diversity Summit

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3rd place winner Amanda Smuss with her winning project.
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Dylan Symons, Joshua Alms, and Giovanni Cartisano accept their awards from Dr. Veronica Henry and Dr. Bahar Zoghi, while Dr. Gay Bullock looks on.
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Aaron Jurrist with his award.
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Dean Mirissis with his award.
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4th place winner Rolando Adamovicz with Mr. Maddy back at Whitman after the event.
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Ryan Gannon, Alyssa Katwala, and Mathew Maldonado receive their awards from Dr. Veronica Henry and Dr. Bahar Zoghi of Farmingdale University. Dr. Gay Bullock from South Huntington looks on.

It gives us great pleasure to congratulate the dozens of our South Huntington students who participated in last week’s Farmingdale University STEM Fair.  These talented young men and women represented South Huntington with distinction, demonstrated the intelligence, creativity, and commitment to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math required for 21st Century success. Special congratulations to the many award winners, who earned special praise and recognition, in this high level contest. 

Bronze Medal - "Kids vs. Sugar" - Amanda Smuss

Silver Medal - "Deflate-Gate" (Effect of temperature on a football) - Dean Mirissis

Bronze Medal - "Solar Energy Production" - Aaron Jurrist

Gold Medal - Solving Rubric's Cube" - Ryan Gannon

Gold Medal - "What Drinks are Good for You?"- Alyssa Katwala

Gold Medal - "Pop Rocks Expander" - Mathew Maldonado

Silver Medal - "Osmosis" - Dylan Symons

Silver Medal - "Strength and Stretch: Analyzing potential injury to the UCL” - Joshua Alms 

Silver Medal - "Dribbling a Basketball Takes Energy" - Giovanni Cartisano 

4th Place - Music's effect on heart rate - Whitman's Rolando Adamovicz

Special thanks to all of the teachers in Birchwood, Maplewood, Silas Wood, Stimson and Walt Whitman who helped to prepare our students and make this successful day a reality. 

2016 Valedictorian Announced

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“We have a great school community at Whitman” – Misha Patel

Congratulations to the 2016 Walt Whitman Valedictorian Misha Patel. Working hard at everything she does has always been characteristic of Misha.  From as early as she can remember, her parent’s strong work ethic, coupled with passionate teachers’ have been strong influences. “This award is a real honor and important because it’s a good representation of how hard I’ve worked,” said Misha.

But it’s not all academia for this high-achieving senior.  Misha is an award-winning DECA officer, as well as an officer in Mathletes. She also plays varsity tennis and badminton. “What I like about sports is that I have to work really hard to do well. Academically I work hard too, but the understanding comes naturally. With sports when I work hard at something that doesn’t come naturally, and I see the results, that’s the reason why I like sports.”

Misha is undecided where she will attend college next fall, but a couple things are definite. “I would like to major in engineering or computer science,” said our soft-spoken Wind Ensemble Flutist.  “But no matter where I attend, I will make the most of my opportunities.”

While not committing to what her top college choices are, we do know that Misha’s been accepted into several of them already and will be visiting their campuses to see which one has the best fit.

“We have a great school community at Whitman,” answered Misha when asked about what she likes best about her high school years. “I’ve made great friends both with fellow students and teachers, all the events and everything we do as a school bonds everyone together.” 

2016 Salutatorian Announced

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“Walt Whitman High School and Huntington Station are very welcoming and open communities, and that’s what I’m going to miss the most.” – Gabby Ramirez

“This award means a lot, not just for myself but for my family too,” said Gabrielle Ramirez, our 2016 Walt Whitman Salutatorian. “My parents came here as immigrants wanting to create a better life for me and my sister Epi, and they have always told us to take advantage of all the opportunities here in America, and that’s always been my mantra these past thirteen years in school, so to reach this point really means a lot for my family.”

Gabriella is not resting on her laurels; she sets the bar even higher as she begins the next step to become a doctor. “I’m considering pediatrics but I’m flexible at this early stage,” said Gabby.  Looking ahead five-years she sees herself in medical school working really hard to fulfill her dream.

Gabby has been a three-sport athlete, playing soccer in the fall, and winter track and spring track. “I’ve always like sports, and the varsity track team is like my second family.” She is Vice President of the World Language Honor Society, a member of the National Honor Society, and is also the Spanish editor for PawPrint. When she’s not immersed in a GLO activity, she is working with the Speech and Debate Club.

Reading memoirs is a passion for Gabby and the sisters created a nonprofit called “Eye Partners Inspire” (E.P.I.) that puts gently used eyewear in the hands of those in need.

 “It wasn’t until I moved here from out east that I was exposed to all the diversity that this community offers,” said Gabby. “Walt Whitman High School and Huntington Station are very welcoming and open communities, and that’s what I’m going to miss the most.”

Maplewood Hits a Homerun

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After some tuning-up in an auxiliary locker room, Maplewood music teacher Ms. Melillo had her students ready for their big spotlight singing the National Anthem.
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After some tips from starting pitcher Matt Harvey, Maplewood Principal Dr. Vito D’Elia fires the first pitch to Mets catcher Kevin Plawecki.
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As our Maplewood group moved thru the tunnel leading to the field, Mr. Met gave everyone high-fives.

Congratulations to our Maplewood Family on their weekend Met Game appearance this past Sunday. Our Maplewood community took to the stadium with 1,300 strong, as proud students illuminated the field with their rendition of the National Anthem. We also had the opportunity to watch Dr. D’Elia relive the high school glory days by throwing out the first ball at Sunday’s game. There was really an amazing feeling in the air as students, parents, and staff demonstrated the community spirit and family atmosphere that makes our district shine.

“I would like to congratulate all the students who participated in the singing of the National Anthem at Sunday’s New York Mets game,” said Dr. D’Elia.  “This was the largest coordinated school event in Citi Field’s history and we look forward to continuing our partnership with the Mets next year.”

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Countrywood’s Got Talent

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Left to right: Arianna Petkovits, Kate Sabellico, Maria Petkovits, and Brooke Striga give it their all in ‘Candyman.’
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Left to right: Jack Vollmer, Jordan Churchman, and Nicolas Castillo perform the ‘General’s Mandate.’
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Left to right: Alyssa Vozza, Taylor Kasny, and Paige Knesich get it together for their rendition of ‘Hello.’

It may have been April 1st, but the students gathered on Whitman’s Performing Arts Center Stage were no joke. It was time for the annual Countrywood’s Got Talent (CGT) and thirty-six of Countrywood’s most talented sang and danced their way into the hearts of the packed audience. This undertaking is the work of Countrywood music teacher Adam Slawitsky and his dedication to our littlest performers paved the way to a memorable evening. “Mr. Slawitsky and his talented students set the perfect tone for the new month, reminding us all that hope springs eternal in the sweet voices of primary school children,” said Superintendent Bennardo in his weekly newsletter.

Who could forget the evenings opening performance of the Star Spangled Banner by AJ, or Noor and Alison performing ‘Had Me at Hello.’ Mei performed ‘Water Lilies,’ Sarah and Shay performed ‘What Does The Fox Say,’ and Brianna gave her rendition of ‘Party In The USA.’

Antonia, Makayla, Sabrina and Diana performed ‘Whip/Nae Nae,’ and Tatiana did a great job with ‘Roar.’ Jordan, Nicolas and Jack gave us the ‘General’s Mandate,’ and Stephanie sang ‘Let It Go.’  ‘Ex’s And Oh’s’ was sung by Maddy to open the 2nd half of the performance, and Emelia, Eva, Sofia and Loren performed ‘Light The Candles All Around The World.’

Lucy performed ‘Ode To Joy,’ followed closely by Julia and Hanna performing ‘Fight Song.’  Nikolette sang ‘Rotten To The Core,’ and Taylor, Paige and Alyssa got everyone’s attention with ‘Hello.’ Kate, Arianna, Maria, and Brooke performed ‘Candyman,’ and Brody, Cormac, Andrew, and Brian closed the evening with the ‘Evolution Of Dance.’

The evening was perfect and these talented students are sure to be in the spotlight many times in the future. Congratulations Countrywood’s Got Talent!

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Stimson Student Wins Best in Grade

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Art teacher Ms. Jenna Kolm congratulates Stimson 8th-grader Isabella Rombaldi on her ‘Best in Grade’ award in this year’s Huntington Tulip Festival School Art Contest.

We hear from art teacher Ms. Jenna Kolm, that Stimson 8th-grader Isabella Rombaldi as won the ‘Best in Grade’ award at this year’s Huntington Tulip Festival School Art Contest. Isabela will be presented her award, including a gift card from event sponsor Astoria Bank, at a reception on April 29th at Heckscher Museum. “Isabella was very creative in her piece depicting springtime at Heckscher Park,” said Ms. Kolm. Using color pencils, Isabella recreated a scene of one of the bridges in Heckscher Park. “The project took several days,” said Isabella. “I researched the park and created one piece from the different scenes that I liked.”

In her letter of congratulations, Huntington Arts Council Coordinator Ms. Peggy Low invited Isabella’s family to join in the awards celebration, and reminded everyone that the Huntington Township Tulip Festival will take place on Sunday, May 1st in Heckscher Park. 

Curling Up With a Good Book

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What a great way to spend some time on a rainy day.
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Students enjoyed reading books while relaxing on the cozy couches.
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The students were so excited to learn about all they could do and expressed a lot of interest in the summer reading program.
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Ms. Lisa, from the South Huntington Library, told our students about all of the programs, books, CDs, computers, etc. available to them.

Oakwood students from Mrs. Milo's dual language class, along with a number of other second grade ENL students in Mrs. Banegas and Ms. Mennella's classes enjoyed an informational excursion to the South Huntington Library. Students were first read a book by Ms. Lisa and were then told about all of the programs, books, CDs, computers, etc. available to them at the library.

The students were so excited to learn about all they could do and expressed a lot of interest in the summer reading program. Students who didn't have library cards were presented with one and then they were given a tour of the library and time to search for books to check out. Students enjoyed reading books while relaxing on the cozy couches. After students received museum pass information, a bookmark and a library brochure, they were allowed to check out their books before boarding the bus back to Oakwood. The students seemed to thoroughly enjoy this experience and are eager to return to the South Huntington Library with their families. It was a great way to spend some time on that rainy day.

Achieving Self-Reliance

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Way to go students in Mrs. Columbano and Mrs. Gillan's class.

Mrs. Columbano and Mrs. Gillan's third grade class at Maplewood was so inspired by a story they read this year called, ‘Beatrice's Goat,’ that they decided to take action. Beatrice is a young African girl who wants nothing more than to go to school. Unfortunately, Beatrice's family is poor and can't afford to buy her a uniform. Through Heifer International, her family receives a goat and is able to sell the milk and purchase a uniform for Beatrice. Heifer International's mission is to work with communities to end world hunger and poverty and to care for the Earth. Our third grade class was so touched by her story that they decided they wanted to help another family in need. So, they were able to raise $175 through recycling, and purchase a goat and one biogas stove for a village in need. 

Congratulations!

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A couple of surprise guests showed up to congratulate Walt Whitman’s March students of the month (can you find them?) and to remind everyone about this evenings Whitman PTA Fashion Show.

Whitman Principal Mr. John Murphy, (back row left) and Assistant Principal Jon Varlamos (back row right), along with a couple of surprise guests, congratulates their March students of the month.

We wish to congratulate our March Students of the Month from Walt Whitman High School. These talented individuals have distinguished themselves in academic classes, earning the praise of the teachers and administrators alike. “I want to personally thank each of you for everything you do for Whitman, not only for your academic and numerous co-curricular endeavors, but also for your contributions to the dynamic and inclusive environment within the school.” said Principal John Murphy at a presentation on Friday morning. “We congratulate all of our winners, as well as the teachers and dedicated parents who have contributed to your success.”

March Students of the Month:

ART: Cassandra Eaches, Meaghan Liegey, Megan Richter, Bijan Tabibzada

SCIENCE: Gabriella Cipriano, Katherine Gotard, Alec Gonzalez, Chloe Zakarin

BUSINESS/HOME & CAREERS: Ellysandra Monegro, Kimberlyn Moreno, Dylan Sobina, Brynn Vaher 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION: Lila Amin, Eileen Carmichael, Britney Clarke, Scott Manning

ENGLISH: Kashaf Duja, Elias Hernandez, Sophie Markell, Gabrielle Safian

SOCIAL STUDIES: Timothy Blackman, Jason Devaraj, Felicia Flammia, Taylor Fox 

MATHEMATICS: Gabriella Cipriano, Sarah Gemunder, Jesse Morra, Brenda Uceda Alfaro

 WORLD LANGUAGES: Jason Devaraj, Christie Franz, Joshua Joseph, Gabrielle Ramirez

MUSIC: Ilana Desmond, Derek Lap, Anthony Ohr, Vishal Rattu

ATHLETES OF THE MONTH: Anthony Palazzolo: Boys Lacrosse and Cheyenne Madrid: Girls Badminton.

Spark Celebration Showcases Healthcare Careers

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Whitman Business teacher Mrs. Stueber (left), with Ricky Hauser, Sudhakar Sood, Mark Meneses (in hospital gown), Huma Ilyas, Krystal Lloyd, Danielle Wechsler, Casey McKenna, Christina Bogdani, Desi Kirina, Liz Fernandez, Kashaf Duja, Gabby Nardelli, Tiffany Chuen, Destinee Felder, and Rachel Vaughan at the Cradle of Aviation.
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Left to right: Gabby Nardelli, Sudhakar Sood, Destinee Felder, Krystal Lloyd with their presentation on rehabilitative medicine.
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Left to right: Desi Kirina, Ricky Hauser, Huma Ilyas with their presentation on the importance of Language Assistance Coordination in health care.
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Left to right: Liz Fernandez, Danielle Wexler, Casey McKenna, Christina Bogdani, and Kashaf Duja with their presentation on occupational therapy in a mental health care setting.
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Casey, Christina, Danielle, Kash, and Liz begin their presentation.
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Mark Meneses, Rachel Vaughan, and Tiffany Chuen with their mentors from the Office of the Chief Information Officer at Northwell Health.
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Left to Right: Ricky Hauser, Sudhakar Sood, Mark Meneses (in hospital gown), Huma Ilyas, Krystal Lloyd, Danielle Wechsler, Casey McKenna, Christina Bogdani, Desi Kirina, Liz Fernandez, Kashaf Duja, Gabby Nardelli, Tiffany Chuen, Destinee Felder, and Rachel Vaughan at the Cradle of Aviation.

Fifteen Whitman students traveled to the Cradle of Aviation on Wednesday, April 6 to participate in the second annual Spark! Challenge Celebration, where they presented health care projects and participated in a variety of healthcare career panel discussions.  Sponsored by Northwell Health and the Long Island Stem Hub, the Celebration provided an opportunity for Long Island districts to showcase the work they are doing to spark student interest in 21-century healthcare careers.

Although Whitman did not win the day's competition, our students gave strong presentations in each of their fields.  Most importantly, students had the opportunity to meet and network with the impressive researchers and administrators in the Northwell Hospital System and preview the Cradle's cutting-edge neurodome which projects three-D brain images on the planetarium dome.

The SPARK Challenge provides a great opportunity to bring together students with interests in science and in business. STEM coach Ms. Scardapane and Business teacher Ms. Stueber mentored the student teams.

Birchwood-Oakwood Reading Buddies

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Birchwood students from the Springston-Nieroda-Smith class are fully engaged with their Reading Buddies from Ms. Gamonal’s class at Oakwood.
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Mr. Ryan’s 5th graders get together with their Reading Buddies from Ms. Groe’s class for a final group shot.
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When Ms. Rufrano’s 5th graders finished reading to their Buddies in Ms. Molina’s class they decided to draw a picture of the book they read.

On March 29th, Birchwood and Oakwood joined together to celebrate the first Reading Buddies event.  The Birchwood and Oakwood Site-Based Management (SBM) committees partnered to share in a special event where Birchwood fifth graders buddied up with the Oakwood Kindergartners to share in the joy of reading.  Birchwood fifth graders and teachers had the pleasure of visiting the Oakwood Kindergarten classes and spent time together enjoying great reads!  The smiles were abundant during the event where the children created new bonds with their reading buddies, making this day more than memorable!

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Kiara Brown Selected Newsday’s 1st Team All-Long Island

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Congratulations to Whitman’s own Kiara Brown on her selection to Newsday’s 1st Team All-Long Island Cheer Team.
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Whether it’s on the field, on the court or even at Girl’s Sports Night, like in this photo, Kiara always gives her very best.

Walt Whitman Sophomore Kiara Brown spends a good part of her free time practicing on her trampoline at home and making videos of her athletic skills, always looking for ways to improve.  In her first year of competitive cheerleading in 7th grade, she shattered the Long Island Power Four record. The very next year, Kiara went straight up to varsity. This is Kiara’s 3rd year on varsity and her hard work is getting noticed by a lot more than just her fans here at Whitman.

“Kiara's love for the sport is contagious,” said Varsity Cheerleading Coach Tracy Koch.  “Her dedication to the sport is above and beyond the average athlete.” The girls on the team look up to Kiara even though she has always been one of the youngest members on the team. She has won All American for UCA every time she has been at camp. Kiara is an amazing flyer and tumbler and can execute many elite skills.

We are sure to see lots more from this talented athlete in years to come. Congratulations Kiara!

Hospital For a Day Grows

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Walt Whitman Science Students: Front: Sudhakar Sood, Zenab Ojibe, Julianna Pasquarello, Elizabeth Fernandez, Gaby Ramirez. Middle: Tiffany Chuen, Rachel Vaughan, Joanne Nguyen, Huma Ilyas, Desi Kirina, Christina Bogdani, Gabrielle Nardelli. Back: Christian Rozenveld, Ricky Hauser, Danielle Wechsler, Casey McKenna, Nosheib Jadoon, Kashaf Duja, Oivia Poplawski, Megan O'Donnell

The South Huntington School District, in conjunction with Northwell Health (LIJ) and the LI STEM HUB, teamed up for an amazing "Hospital for a Day" experience in mid-March. Twenty-five ambitious Walt Whitman High School students, as well as nurses, technicians, social workers, administrators and professional staff from Northwell Health presented a variety of hands-on workshops to our 6th-grade students at the Silas Wood Career Academy.

Dubbed South Huntington’s "Hospital for a Day," this second-year program brought our high school science students, under the direction of STEM Coach Ms. Mari Scardapane and Secondary Technology and Career Pathways Liaison Mr. Dennis Pettas, to Silas Wood for a day of exciting on-site medical activities.

The middle school’s classrooms were transformed into various healthcare scenarios with Silas Wood students experiencing several of their typical classroom periods in these settings, learning about careers in nursing, child life, rehabilitation and other areas. One room was dedicated as a medical crisis unit, while another focused on the burgeoning field of Health Informatics.

As our high school students begin to fine tune their interests in a career within the vast medical services industry, our sixth-graders were introduced to a variety of career paths, and perhaps a few sparks were set off.

Thank you Ms. Scardapane and Mr. Pettas for making this a highly anticipated event each year. 

The Long Island Musical Theatre Festival is Back!

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This pre-professional training program is proud to present a Master Class with Dr. Rachelle Fleming.  Dr. Fleming is a professor of musical theatre at Catholic University and nationally recognized in the training and vocal health of the contemporary vocal artist.

Monday, May 9 from 6 - 9pm

Walt Whitman High School

Participation Fee: $99

Auditing Fee: $49

Click here to register!

Miles For Michael 5K Run-Walk

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Join us again this year for an unforgettable morning. It all begins and ends at Walt Whitman High School.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

General information can be found at:

http://www.shufsd.org/community/art_and_sole_5k_runwalk

 

Summer Music and Arts Program

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From a file photo, our Summer Music and Arts program may be the best deal out there for arts, music and theater instruction.

Hi All

We are thrilled to announce the return of our dynamic Summer Music and Arts program for the 2016 season. This one-of-a-kind camp provides students with a rich, full experience that includes a sampling of music, theater, and fine arts activity for children in Grade 2 through high school years.

NEW THIS YEAR.... Summer Coding Camp!

The new website is up and running and now taking registrations.  The schedule includes many of our long time favorites, as well as some new and exciting experiences for our campers. All information is on the site, and WE EVEN HAVE ONLINE PAYMENT!!!  This is a wonderful opportunity for our South Huntington learning family.

The NEW site is:  http://shufsd.wix.com/summermusic and we encourage you to register today.

Be well, Dave Bennardo

Wildcat Sports Camp & Wildcat Kids “A-Cat-emy” (grades K-2) SUMMER 2016

Our Wildcat Sports Camp, which is offered to children entering Grades K-8 as of September, 2016, is back by popular demand.. You may download and open the attachment here to register. You will also find info on our Counselor In Training (CIT) camp and Wildcat Kids 'A-Cat-emy."



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2016-2017 Budget Presentations & Adoption

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Please see the talking points attached below from each budget workshop that was discussed at the latest BOE meeting. Thank you to community members who were able to join us at these informative and frank discussions so that all voices may be heard as we move forward for the 2016-2017 school year. 

Details of the 2016–2017 budget plan, which was adopted by the Board on Tuesday, April 19th, 2016, is available below. You can also feel free to contact members of our district office team, or attend the public hearing session on May 10th to learn more about the plan. 


 

BOE Budget Presentation February 24, 2016

BOE Budget Presentation March 16, 2016

BOE Budget Presentation March 30, 2016

BOE Budget Adoption April 19, 2016

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