Wildcats Get Tested

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Matt Stockfeder (15) had a huge game and seemed unstoppable from start to finish.
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Never giving up, even when he runs out of real estate, Scott Manning (6) finds a way to surprise the goalie with a well-placed shot.
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Goalie Shane Brennan (1), while getting challenged by West Islip, sprints all the way up field delivering the ball to his attack.
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It was a well-earned win, with the team playing as one.

It’s that mid-way time in their season when teams have to dig deep and find ways to overcome better teams…and win. Easier said than done in the fiercely competitive, and ultra physical Suffolk County varsity boys lacrosse. That test was presented to the Wildcats on their home turf this past Friday evening and those in attendance were treated to a fast-paced physical match between Whitman and West Islip.

The Wildcats Junior Goalie Shane Brennan made 18 saves against a quality team that Whitman hadn’t beaten in close to twenty-years.  Freshman face-off specialist Joseph Neumann went 12-for-14 to set a controlling pace that enabled his teammates to spread out the offense and look for quality shots. Down 2-3 at the beginning of the 3rd period, Whitman tied the score with a shot from Ryan Glidden, and a few minutes later Scott Manning would be heard from with a beautiful behind-the-back shot that stunned the Lions goalie.

With 2 minutes left in the 3rd period junior midfielder Spencer DeRosa stepped up, grabbing a feed from his attack and using his screens, fired a rocket into the back of the net. Matt Stockfeder scored three goals with the final coming with 6:32 left in the fourth quarter. “Matt stepped up big and played his game today,” said Coach Bob Howell. But the Lions we’re not out, not by a long shot, and fought back for 2 goals of their own.  Late in the 4th period, down by 1 goal West Islip mounted a fierce attack with the remaining minutes ticking away.

Whitman would find their way, and pass a critical test in those remaining minutes. Tough gritty defense from Brennan, Addison Bermudez, Joseph Esposito, and Angelo Gervasio shut down the Lions attack for a well-earned 6-5 win. “The guys hustled every ground ball, they checked every stick, they never gave up,” said Coach Howell. “We worked hard for this win, they earned it.”

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Wildcat Commits to Bearcats

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Shamar signs his commitment to Binghamton, proud dad Lanzel Powell and Principal Kathie Acker congratulates their high achieving senior.

We are happy to announce that senior speedster Shamar Powell has signed an NCAA National Letter of Intent and will run track for the Binghamton Bearcats in the fall. Powell set a new school, and new county record in the 800 meter with a time of 1:52.27 this past winter.  

Shamar has clearly excelled in track while at Whitman, but there’s a side to him you may not be aware of. “I’m looking forward to the classes at Binghamton, because in my second year I get to take integrated Neuroscience and get into all the research part of what really interests me,” said Shamar, who will be a Neurosurgeon some day.  “It’s the people here at Whitman that have made the whole experience so positive for me,” said Shamar. “They have influenced me and I’m glad about that.”

Ranked among the elite public universities in the country, Binghamton University offers students a broad, interdisciplinary education with an international perspective and one of the most vibrant research programs in the Nation.

Congratulations Shamar!

Double Trouble for the Competition

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Left to right: Sean and Aiden Smyth bring home medals in the Mile run, both posting the exact same time of 4:50.

Two young freshman track members are turning heads and as the Smyth boys progress, they could greatly add to Coach Rob Conroy’s arsenal of talent. This past Saturday at the Smithtown Track & Field Invitational, Walt Whitman freshman twins Aiden and Sean Smyth both ran incredible twin times of 4:50 and 4:50 in the mile run.

Congratulations Aiden and Sean!

Suffolk County Boys Basketball Awards Feature Someone Special

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Randy Pawlyk, center, with left to right: Jordan Aiken, Coach Tom Fitzpatrick, Coach Ray Eatmon, and Matt Kleet.
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Randy, with Matt and Jordan at the 2015 Suffolk County Boys Basketball Awards Dinner.

The annual Suffolk County Boys Basketball Awards Dinner was held recently and several players from Walt Whitman were in attendance.  Our players were there to not only collect awards, but also, along with Coaches Tom Fitzpatrick and Raymond Eatmon, there to help cheer on an awards winner who was one of the evening’s highlights. 

The Frank Mackwich Award is for individuals who go well and above, from the goodness of their heart…with nothing in return. This award goes to an individual who volunteers countless hours to players, coaches, and to a basketball program.

The Frank Mackwich Volunter Award winner in Suffolk County  - our very own Randy Pawlyk   “We are very fortunate at Whitman to have somebody like Randy for the last 15 years in our athletic program,” concluded Coach Tom Fitzpatrick in his speech before congratulating Randy.

Three Walt Whitman athletes garnered awards for their play on the court this past season:  All-League - Andre Harris - not pictured – All-Conference Captain Jordan Aiken; All-Academic - Matt Kleet. 

Congratulations to Randy, Andre, Jordan and Matt, and thank you Coaches Fitzpatrick and Eatmon.

Want to know more about Randy Pawlyk? Click on the link below:

http://www.shufsd.org/News/Story.aspx?id=20723

 

Huntington Youth Writes Contest Winners

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Left to right seated: Whitman juniors Emma Kongevold, Sonia Bartolomeo, and Gabrielle Ramirez. Standing left to right: Whitman English and Creative Writing teacher Kimberly Latko, Principal Kathie Acker, and English and Creative Writing teacher Joseph Pipolo.

Winners in the 16th Annual Huntington Youth Writes Contest have been announced and we are proud to hear the three Walt Whitman writers and poets won awards in the 2015 Huntington Youth Writes competition! Gabrielle Ramirez won 2nd place in the Poetry Division and Emma Kongevold received an Honorable Mention in the Poetry Division.  Additionally, Sonia Bartolomeo received 3rd place in the Essay Division!  Congratulations, Gaby, Emma and Sonia on your talent and creativity!

Skills & Drills Youth Conference

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Left to right: Claude Cajuste, Gary Harris, Coach ‘Fitz,’ Albert Martinez, D’Brickashaw Ferguson, Jordan Aiken, and Sean McEntee.

This past week, a group of Walt Whitman senior athletes were invited to attend a unique youth conference sponsored by the D’Brickashaw Ferguson Foundation. If D’Brickashaw Ferguson sounds familiar, it should for a couple reasons. First is that ‘Brick’ Ferguson is the New York Jets leading Offensive Left Tackle, and the second is that ‘Brick’s’ foundation was at Maplewood Intermediate school this past fall with their ‘Build A Bike’ Program.

Mixing in some athletic fun along with workshop sessions, senior athletes came together to attend workshops designed to help make their upcoming college experience more successful. “The topics in the workshops included financial information, educational tips and campus life,” said Whitman Coach Thomas Fitzpatrick, who led the Whitman delegation. The seniors were eager to learn helpful tips about what to expect in their freshman year of college, and attend workshops that provided useful tools to navigate the changes they are about to experience.

One of the highlights of the day was when the athletes got to stretch their muscles at the indoor football facility on the campus of Hofstra University. “The day concluded with the Brick Bowl Flag Football game,” said Mr. Toby Elmore, a Freeport PE teacher and D’Brickashaw Ferguson Foundation Board Member.  “Teams were created by teaming up students from various schools and getting them to come together in fun competition. The winning teams received signed footballs from ‘Brick’ himself.”

Congratulations Albert Martinez, Gary Harris, Sean McEntee, Jordan Aiken, and Claude Cajuste for representing Walt Whitman and South Huntington and making your community proud. A big thanks goes out to Coach Tom Fitzpatrick, Mr. Toby Elmore and the D’Brickashaw Ferguson Foundation.

Girls Spring Track News

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Medal winners left to right: Zenab Ojibe, Payal Multini, Elisabeth Auguste, Shelbi Wuss and Allysia Jones.
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Shelbi Wuss is on her way to a personal best and first place finish in the Steeple Chase.

We hear from Mr. Rufus Shepard, Walt Whitman’s girls track coach, that the team recently competed in the 2015 Steeple Fest at Copiague High School.

Congratulations to Shelbi Wuss who ran a personal best of 8:26 in the 2000m steeple chase and finished in first place.

Other medal winners included:

Zenab Ojibe: triple jump - 1st place; Long Jump - 3rd place;

Payal Multani: Discus - 3rd place;

Elisabeth Auguste: Long Jump - 2nd place;

Allysia Jones: Long Jump - 1st place, Triple jump - 3rd place

Come out and support the team at the upcoming Senior Meet, scheduled for Thursday, 5/7 at 4pm.

Poetry for the HART Selects Six from Whitman

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Left to right sitting: Linda Powell, April Fallon, Shayna Pehel, and Nicole Grennan. Standing left to right: Principal Ms. Kathleen Acker and Mr. Joseph Pipolo. Not available for photo: Emily Biederman and Ken Miyaguchi.

On Thursday, April 30th at 7PM, the Huntington Town Board will recognize teen poets from the community selected as winners in the town’s 2015 Poetry for the HART public art initiative. The winning teen poets will receive certificates and reproductions of how their poem will appear on the HART buses during an award ceremony.  Immediately following the conclusion of the award ceremony, there will be a poetry reading. After the reading there will be a brief reception honoring the teen poets. The award ceremony, reading, and reception are free and open to the public.

Fittingly, the awards reception will be held at the beautiful Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site and Interpretive Center. In 1819, Walt Whitman was born at this farmhouse in West Hills, built by his father circa 1810. The birthplace is the only New York State historic site on Long Island listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

This year, there were six winners from Walt Whitman High School. Congratulations to Emily Biederman for her poem titled:  By a Thread. To April Fallon for her poem titled:  A Rumble of Thunder. To Nicole Grennan for her poem titled: Just Before When I Was in the Shower. To Ken Miyaguchi for his poem titled:  Hah, Good Luck! To Shayna Pehel for her poem titled: Killing Time, and to Linda Powell for her poem titled: Unbreakable Bond. 

Congratulations to our six winning students and the creative learning culture, both at Whitman and in their homes, that helps foster the creativity so abundant here in South Huntington.

Town Officials Honor WWHS

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Representing South Huntington, left to right: Dr. Joseph T. Centamore; Dr. David P. Bennardo; Mr. Nicholas R. Ciappetta, J.D.; Ms. Lisa R. Brieff; Ms. Jacqueline S. Harris; and Walt Whitman Principal Ms. Kathleen Acker.

On Tuesday, April 21, elected officials at Town Hall honored several high schools in the Town of Huntington who were awarded top in the State. Along with Cold Spring Harbor, Harborfields, Half Hollow Hills East and West, and Commack, Walt Whitman made the list in Niche.com’s top 100.

Niche ranks more than 100,000 public and private schools and districts based on dozens of statistics and 27 million opinions from 300,000 students and parents.

“This is a unique ranking because it compiles the survey responses of parents and students from the district,” said Superintendent Dr. Dave Bennardo in his weekly newsletter to the community.  “The survey places us in some fantastic company with the area’s finest schools and reflects beautifully on the students, teachers, and parents that comprise our learning family.” 

https://k12.niche.com/rankings/public-high-schools/best-overall/s/new-york/

15th Annual Tulip Festival to Feature Two from South Huntington

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Left to right: Ms. Maribeth Hickey, Rena Shapiro, Reyha Mete, and Ms. Jenna Kolm.

Ms. Peggy Low, the Arts-in-Education Coordinator at the Huntington Arts Council is please to announce that two South Huntington students were chosen to have their work displayed at the Heckscher Museum of Art as winners in the Annual Town of Huntington Tulip Festival School Art Contest. 

Chosen to participate at the 15th Annual School Art Contest were Reyha Mete, a Stimson 8th grader and Rena Shapiro from Silas Wood Sixth-Grade Center. Congratulations to both these fine young artists as well as their art teachers Ms. Jenna Kolm and Ms. Maribeth Hickey.

An awards reception at the Heckscher Museum will be held on Friday, May 1st at 5:30 pm. Refreshments are usually served and the public is welcome.

A Spring Tradition Blooms for Oakwood Second-Graders

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Thank You Heckscher Museum for helping us learn about the importance of Art.
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Oakwood’s second-graders were thrilled to hear that maybe one day their very own creations could possibly be chosen as Long Island’s Best: Young Artists at the Heckscher Museum.
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Every year, the Heckscher Museum opens up its doors and their new displays and exhibits to our budding second-grade artists.
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Inspired by world-famous artists, our Oakwood second-graders settle in for some creating of their own.

April showers may bring flowers, but at Oakwood there is a lot more blooming for our second grade students.  And those students (and teachers too) will take April showers over the snowy winter we had any day!  Now that spring is in the air, it can only mean that it is time for one of Oakwood’s annual second-grade traditions –our trip to the Heckscher Museum.  Every year, the Heckscher Museum in Huntington, opens up its doors and their new displays and exhibits to our budding second-grade artists. 

This year was no exception! The students were given tours of several exhibit rooms where they could look at art pieces up close.  They learned about Mr. Heckscher and were able to placed a face with the name when they saw his portrait hanging in the lobby.  The students also learned about the beautiful marble fountain in the main lobby featuring replicas of Mr. Heckscher’s grandchildren.  And although our students probably had plenty of wishes to make at the fountain, they learned why it was no longer a working structure.

One of this year’s really exciting exhibits was called Long Island’s Best: Young Artists at the Heckscher Museum.  This collection featured works from some of Long Island’s best young men and women.  The pieces selected to hang in the gallery came from high school students who delivered a variety of artwork good enough to be considered professional.  Oakwood’s second-graders were thrilled to hear that maybe one day their very own creations could possibly be chosen for this honor. 

Before leaving the museum, the students were given the opportunity to create masterpieces of their very own using a variety of techniques and media.  We thank Heckscher Museum for always welcoming Oakwood to their wonderful gallery and allowing our students to experience art first hand!

Varsity Baseball Earns Thrilling Come From Behind Win

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Freshman Jared Restmeyer pitched a great game.
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Jeremy Dalimonte drove in the first run in the bottom of the 7th inning.
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Whitman senior Julian Kleberg came in for relief keeping his team in the game and giving the bats a chance to break through.
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Joe DiPiero (4) playing third base is about to catch the Copiague runner trying to steal.
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After a slow start to spring, the boys of summer are finally back.

It was the rubber match of a 3-game series against evenly matched teams. Senior captain Sean McEntee opened the scoring after Copiague walked Whitman’s #9 hitter allowing McEntee, one of the Wildcats strongest hitters, to smack a 2-RBI single.  Freshman pitcher Jared Restmeyer was solid on the mound and Copiague resorted to bunting to get some base runners into scoring position to tie-up the game 2-2. A controversial play at home allowed Copiague the go-ahead run. Senior Julian Kleberg came in for relief and was solid allowing only 1 run keeping it close for the Wildcat hitters.

The team trailed 4-2 going into the bottom of the 7th and Joe DiPiero came to the plate. “Joe’s been great this year, hitting close to a 400 batting average on the season,” said Head Coach Steve Greco. Copiague walked DiPiero, setting up the Wildcats #1 hitter in Josh Shapiro who promptly moved DiPiero to third base on a well placed single.

Jeremy Dalimonte, a Whitman junior, drove in Joe DiPiero for the 1st run of the inning and then, Ryan McAllister had a pinch-hit, walk-off two RBI double to give the Wildcats the win. “I know Ryan hasn’t played a lot but I know he has a good bat and I have confidence in him,” said Coach Greco. “I brought him in and he hit a nice little double in the gap to give us the win. I had the feeling we weren’t done, we had been leaving guys on base, so it was just a matter of time when we broke through.”  Julian Kleberg and Jared Restmeyer combined for 9 strikeouts in the 5-4 win.

Congratulations to the whole team on a great win!

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Plenty of Talent at Countrywood

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If you have ever wondered where our wonderfully talented students may get their spark from? You didn’t have to look much further than Whitman’s Performing Arts Center this past Friday night. Countywood’s Got Talent featured 44 second-graders who all performed with incredible talent and poise on the big stage.  Thank you Countywood music teacher Adam Slawitsky for all your work inspiring and cultivating our students.

Performers from the following classes included:

From Mrs. Zisel's Class- Sienna Leaver, Sienna Long, Isabella Weber, and Theo Martinez. From Mrs. Merola's Class- Natalie Harrison, Grace Davis, Giuliana McGuigan, and Stephanie Shef. From Mrs. Burr's Class- Rachael Masaya, and Christina Thayil. From Mrs. Kapps/Ms. Winkoff's Class- Grace Saks. From Mrs. Covington/Mrs. DiNorcia's Class- Jack Marr, Lily Brown, Jackson Dillon, Julia Dean, Marisa Castillo, Leah Linsner, Lillian Fleischer, Nathan Goldberg, Nathan Lublin, Bianca Recinos Romero, Delmy Garcia, and Aaron Cimadevilla. From Mrs. Wright's Class- Brantlin Fliedner, Brianna Boyce, Delia Miles, Samantha Green, Anjanelle Hall, and Brooke Werle. From Mrs. Nicolino/Mrs. Sullivan's Class- Ava Hedstrom, Tatiana Cote, Kylie Koo, Danny Vasquez, Sam Lipson, and Anna Sabellico. From Mrs. Wilcox's Class- Joseph Maye. From Mrs. Crocco's Class- Sara Duffy, Ayeesha Alam, Sofia Reichhold, Leah LaMay, and Amy Arteaga.

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Dance at the Heckscher Museum

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Highlighting artists who have pushed the boundaries of photography in myriad ways, Whitman’s dancers created a piece to compliment the museum’s photography exhibit.
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Ms. Susan Radin, left, and her talented dancers spent some time with the audience at a reception closing the current exhibit Modern Alchemy: Experiments in Photography.

Congratulations to the Walt Whitman Dance Program who performed at the Heckscher Museum on Sunday, April 19th. The students performed a piece they created in conjunction with the Heckscher photography exhibit Modern Alchemy: Experiments in Photography.

Way to go Ms. Susan Radin and her talented dancers: Gary Cisneros Campos, Taylor Greco, Sarah Haller, Kelsey McDonald, Delaney Mena, Rebecca Nardelli, Sabrina Philippe, Luke Smith, Marielle Hammond, Karizma Ingram, Jenna Kilkenny, Marina Kilkenny, Rachel Kilkenny, Corina Lambraia, Elizabeth Mercurio, Pam Pulvirenti, and Victoria Rosa.

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PTA-CLEAN YOUR CLOSETS for SCHOLARSHIPS

"CLEAN YOUR CLOSETS for SCHOLARSHIPS" - USED CLOTHING DRIVE 
& Community Veterans Project ***
***collecting toiletries & food for local Veterans in need, see below
DATE:   Saturday, May 2nd  
TIME: 8 am to 3:30 pm (rain or shine)
WHERE: Walt Whitman HS North Gym parking lot 
301 West Hills Rd, Huntington Station
           
For the 9th year the PTA clothing drive is collecting:
ALL GENTLY USED CLOTHING (men’s, women’s & children’s), stuffed animals & soft household items, strollers & car-seats. Including : SHOES, BOOTS,SNEAKERS,  BELTS, HANDBAGS, BACKPACKS, BRIEFCASES,BEDDING, CURTAINS, TOWELS, small AREA RUGS, TIES, HATS, SCARVES, GLOVES, STUFFED ANIMALS, DOLLS AND SMALL HARD TOYS (no bigger than 24" x 24"), baby strollers
  * Please put items in well tied plastic bags. * 
 
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***ITEMS FOR OUR VETERANS 
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A request has been made by a veteran on behalf of homeless local veterans and their families in need of assistance. In honor of our Veterans during each clothing drive we will be collecting items listed below. Donations will be distributed thru the Salvation Army Shelter at the Northport VA Hospital.

 

Please note:  We will have designated tables for the veteran donations next to the clothing drive; drop-off will be outside the north gym at Walt Whitman HS.  Items for veterans can be in boxes or bags.

 

Requested Items (for men & women):

·        Toiletries: ( hotel & travel size items welcomed)

o  Deodorant/antiperspirant

o  Shaving cream

o  Shampoo/conditioner

o  Alcohol free mouth wash

o  Razors

o  Soap / body wash

o  Shower shoes / flip flops (size M & L)

FOOD: 

·        Coffee

·        Canned protein ( ie tuna, chicken , spam etc)

·        Peanut Butter

·        Jelly

·        Soup

·        Macaroni & cheese

·        Rice / Pasta/ potatoes (boxed)

 

Thank you for your assistance in helping the veterans in ourcommunity. 

Iron Man Free At Last!

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After eating 10lbs of fish per-day during his rehabilitation, Iron Man is ready to resume life in the wild.
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Already good friends, Iron Man and his friends at the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation take a moment to say goodbye.
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Knowing just which way to go, Iron Man heads to familiar territory

When they found him he weighed only 43 pounds and was suffering from dehydration, pneumonia and seal pox. But with help from a group of Stimson 8th graders and the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation, this rescued harbor seal was rehabilitated for the past 3 months, and over the Spring recess, Iron Man was set free in his natural habitat on Long Islands East End.

Thank you Stimson and thank you Stimson community for your hard work and generosity. The next time you’re in the vicinity of Shinnecock Bay in Hampton Bays, that harbor seal you’re looking at may just be Iron Man thanking you.

New York Press Association Finds Best Columnist @ Whitman

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Walt Whitman English Teacher Matt Kindelmann with Principal Kathie Acker.

We are very fortunate in South Huntington to have a faculty and staff that nurtures our children and practices their crafts both in and out of the traditional classroom walls.  It is with this understanding that we congratulate Walt Whitman English Teacher, Matt Kindelmann, who was named as Best Columnist by the New York Press Association in their 2014 Better Newspaper Contest.

“This award means a lot to me as an English teacher as well as moving back to Smithtown where I was born and raised,” said Mr. Kindelmann. “Being able to write for my hometown paper and being a journalism and creative writing teacher means I get to share my experiences with my students about my writing process and what it’s like to be published.”

Mr. Kindelmann is often published in Long Island newspapers and writes a regular column for The Smithtown News called "Road Less Traveled.” Interestingly, this award-winning writing is often based on experiences associated with our journalism, creative writing, and media-analysis classes. “Many times I show my creative writing students my drafts and stress the importance of rewriting. I often tell them there is no such thing as good writing, only good rewriting.”  

Congratulations Matt Kindelmann. It is really a pleasure to know that such a talented professional is teaching our South Huntington children.


PTA Reflections Reception

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Clockwise from upper left; performances from Madelyn Crocco, Leanne Haddock, Max Eidinoff, and Julia Rinaldi highlighted the amazing talent in our district.
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This year’s reflections theme was “The world would be a better place if…” Stimson 8th grader Sarah Choudhary could have not been for prophetic with her answer.
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Special thanks to our Reflections Chairpersons Melinda Long and Jennifer O’Connor, and to our PTA Chair Representatives for making this wonderful activity possible: Sharon DePalo, Nicole Giacoponello, Laura Palmieri, Laurel Addis, Josie Todaro, Darshna Katwala, and Barbara DellaCarpini.

Congratulations to the talented students who were honored this week at the annual district-wide Reflections ceremony. This special program, sponsored by our PTA and hosted by the South Huntington Public Library, offered a wonderful opportunity to applaud the outstanding work of our creative children. We were also blessed to hear and see beautiful performances from Leanne Haddock, Max Eidinoff, Julia Rinaldi, and Madelyn Crocco. 

We congratulate all of our Reflections participants and their dedicated parents for fostering a special love of learning in their homes. Special thanks to our PTA representatives for making this wonderful activity possible.

OAKWOOD: Harpreet Rattu, Aiden Dearborn, Grace Blaney, Abigail Mejia, Ella Fischer, Samantha Creighton, Katherine Nodell, Gabriella Avella, Heather Kowalczyk, Holly Chase, Sophia Luebker, Demi Botta, Riley LaRegina, Julia Rombaldi, Bryan Santander, Swraj Patel, Morgan Franz, and Carter Phillips.

COUNTRYWOOD:  Madelyn Crocco, Lyla Long, Monica Katwala, Caitlin Hyers, Brooke Striga, Sienna Long, AJ DePalo, Analia Cimadevilla, Grace Davis, Gwendolyn Carfora, Lindsay Alms, Sofia Filler, Lillian Fleischer, Maria Petkovits, and Sofia Reichhold.

BIRCHWOOD:  Adelrhany Georges, Akash (Alex) Joshi, Julia Crapanzano, Kate O’Phelan, Emily Lewin, Jadelyn Cho, Isabelle Minero, Jordan Logue, Kaitlyn Barraco, Suzanne Phillip, Lillian O’Phelan, Edward Pena, Madeline Franz, and Gabriella Finochio.

MAPLEWOOD:  Olivia Martinez, Angelina Todaro, Dylan Long, Ryan Davis, Alexandra Fullerton, Abigail Tavera, Aidan Hamilton, Hailey Crocco, Roselyn Vardales, Colton Kraese, Haley Sahadeo, Luka Schwarz, Sabina Terriche, Alexa Rapacciuolo, Jeffrey Velasquez, Alyssa Katwala, and Bradley Rosen.

SILAS/STIMSON: Olivia Gorecki, Maximo Vasquez, Jordin Castillo, Beck Goed, Diana Saravia, Jose Maldonado, Brianna Ruotolo, Sarah Choudhary, Alex Coletti, Priya Katwala, Gunnar Kraese, Aidan Luebker, Julia Rinaldi, Romeo Callison, and Alexia Rivera.

WHITMAN:  Farrell Blum, Sabrina Rosero, Eliza Wong, Leanne Haddock, Max Eidinoff, YuQing Weng,  Nadia Lubrano, Yoshitomo Kawasaki, Olivia Banting, Jessica Barahona, April Fallon, Nicole Grennan, Emily Biederman, Maryam Choudhary, Rebecca Sansotta, Zarmeen Mussa, Anali Nanavati, and Maureen Rossero.

Wildcats Ground Eagles 19-1

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Whitman junior Scott Manning (6) had three goals and four assists.
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Even goalie Shane Brennan found himself in scoring position and lets one fly.
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Senior Jaron Batts eyes his spot and fires a shot past Copiague’s goalie.
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Midfielder Matt Stockfeder (15) kept the ball moving and posted 1 goal and 1 assist on the day.
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Junior Attack Colin O’Hara (23) posted 5 assists and one goal.

Whitman’s Varsity Boys Lacrosse team sought revenge after their 12-5 loss against Hills East and exacted it upon a winless Copiague team on Thursday afternoon. Whitman scored at will and spread the scoring around so almost everyone had their shot. Copiague had their chances, but were unmatched against Whitman’s on-their-game defense and stellar goal keeping from junior Shane Brennan.

The Wildcats season now sits at 4-2 in Suffolk League II play as they head into the second half of their season. League I rival Commack will be at Whitman on Monday, April 20th at 6:45 and then the Wildcats will travel to League II powerhouse Smithtown West on Wednesday April 22nd for a 5PM showdown. This team has their work cut out for them to make the playoffs, and they possess the talent to get it done.

In the Copiague win, Whitman freshman Joseph Neumann went 23-for-24 on face-offs for Whitman, and Scott Manning had 3 goals and 4 assists, with Ryan Glidden adding 3 goals of his own. Colin O'Hara posted 5 assists and 1 goal; Jaron Batts had 1 goal and 1 assist; Chris Senecal posted 2 goals; Matt Stockfeder had 1 goal and 1 assist; Addison Bermudez added 2 assists; Willie Petro had 1 goal and 1 assist; Craig Stockfeder had 2 goals; Anthony Palazzolo had 1 goal; Sam Zakow added an assist; and Spencer DeRosa, Joseph Neumann, Quinn O'Hara and Matt Havecotte each scored a goal.

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Lets Go Wildcats!

Girls Varsity Badminton Ranked #1 in Suffolk

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Congratulations Girls Varsity Badminton: The Team defeated Smithtown West 7-2 yesterday, April 16th. All Wildcat singles players won including MaryRose Stone, Eliza Wong, Heydi Ponce, Elisabeth Silverman and Casey Leonick.

Double players Nikki Smith, Heather Kurasch, Abigal Daniels and Jen Agell avenged early season losses to lead the Lady Wildcats to victory. The team is currently 7-1 and ranked 1st in Suffolk County. 


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Guess Who’s Back at Oakwood

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Spring is a good time for bear-centered activities that kept Ms. Borland’s students busy.
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As the bears emerged from their very own dens, their friends were waiting to great them.
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This dice roll coloring activity was especially fun.
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This young student may be thinking about having a Gummy Bear treat.

We hear that Oakwood Kindergartners in Ms. Borland’s class started the new spring season by waking up their bears.  The bears had been hibernating in their classroom for three months!  The children were excited to open up the dens and take out their bears!   The rest of the day was spent completing fun activities with bears by their sides.  The students completed Gummy Bear graphs, wrote Wake Up Bear stories, and played a Dice Roll coloring activity with a partner.  Needless to say, everyone had a “beary” good day!  At the end of the school day, Ms. Borland’s kindergartners happily got to take their bears home!

The Budget Process: BOE Adopts Budget for 2015-16

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The State budget numbers are finalized and our budget calculations and numbers for the 2015-16 school year are in the 4-15-15 Budget Adoption presentation attached below.  Our fiscal conservancy over the past has put us in a good position going forward.  

Please see the talking points attached below from each budget workshop that were discussed at the latest BOE meeting. The community is encouraged to join us at these informative and frank discussions so that all voices may be heard as we move forward for the 2015-2016 school year.

All future BOE meetings are posted below:

 

Monday            April 20            5:00 p.m.

Deadline for Filing Candidate Petition

District Clerk’s Office

Room 109, Administration Building

60 Weston Street, Huntington Station

 

Tuesday            April 28             7:30 p.m.

Regular Business Meeting

(BOCES Budget Vote/Elections)

Conference Room B, Administration Building

 

Wednesday            May 6            7:30 p.m.

Meet the Candidates Night

South Cafeteria, Walt Whitman High School

301 West Hills Road, Huntington Station

 

Tuesday            May 12            7:30 p.m.

Public Hearing of Budget

Regular Business Meeting

PAC, Walt Whitman High School

301 West Hills Road, Huntington Station

 

Tuesday            May 19            3-10 p.m.

Budget Vote/Elections

Regular Business Meeting

South Gym, Walt Whitman High School

301 West Hills Road, Huntington Station

 

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Suffolk All-County Wrestling Awards Dinner

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Left to right: Coach Cardella, Coach Salvaggio, Josh Roiland Coach Altebrando, Vin Feola, and Tehron Robinson.

Congratulations to three of our wrestlers who were celebrated this past Wednesday night at the Suffolk County Awards Dinner. Vincent Feola received his County Champion and Scholar Athlete awards; Josh Roiland received his Scholar Athlete award, and Tehron Robinson received his All-County award.

Career Day at Stimson Draws From Our Talented Community

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Mr. Southard, a facilities Engineer shows students various electrical testing that he needs to know to help a building pass inspection.
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Mr. Calandra works for ABC Network TV Creative Services and had students interested in a video presentation with behind the scenes footage.
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Nassau K-9 Police Officer Mr. Shaikh, with his trusty companion, talked about his work and the satisfaction he gets from his job.

Deciding what you want to be when you grow up can be daunting for many. That’s why students at Stimson Middle School were treated to presentations from a vast array of local professionals who fielded questions and talked about what it’s like to be a Carpenter, an Accountant, a Court Reporter or even a Cosmetologist.

Whether their interests are in public safety, IT management, personal training, carpentry, television production, or the law, local professionals whet students’ appetites for making career choices.  Students were invited by their teachers and coordinators of the program, Ms. Engels and Ms. Zamow, to "Dress for Success" to meet these professionals.  It was a great day for the 7th grade Home and Career students!

We would like to thank the following community members for volunteering their time at Stimson Middle School’s Annual Career Day: Ms. Fogel, Mr. Goldsmith, Ms. Greene, Ms. Thomann, Ms. Garden, Mr. Coleman, Ms. Barnett, Mr. Bamberger, Mr. Murphy, Mr. Calandra, Ms. Murphy, Mr. Southard, Ms. Lindsey, Mr. Iuzzini, Officer Shaikh, Mr. and Ms. Slansky, Ms. Akram, Mr. Blank, Mr. Fuchsman, Mr. Smith, Ms. Graff, Mr. Tuony, Ms. Scaturo, and Mr. Kellerman.

Thank You Ms. Engels and Ms. Zamow!

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The Definition of Leadership

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Whitman Principal Kathie Acker is super proud of senior Alexis Darrow.

The Suffolk County High School Principals Association is proud to announce that their Principal Leadership Awards have been given to seven distinguished students in Suffolk County. One of those seven is Whitman’s Alexis Darrow. “I was really excited to nominate Lexi, because when I think of her, her name is synonymous with leadership,” said Whitman Principal Kathie Acker. “She’s at every event, whether she’s running it or participating, or both, and she was a key component of our successful Compassion Without Borders last year.”

Alexis or ‘Lexi’ as she prefers, is a senior at Walt Whitman and has several colleges she is looking at for next fall where she will continue her interest in Political Science. “My involvement in the School Based Management Team, Student Government, and Compassion Without Borders has helped me mature more into a leader,” said Alexis.  “She has such passion for Whitman and through her caring, has grown into a really phenomenal leader,” said Principal Acker.  Alexis still finds time for other Whitman co-curricular activities and was a contributing member of the field hockey team this past fall. “I was honored to be nominated for this leadership award and it’s really rewarding to be acknowledged for something that I love to do,” said Alexis.

The acknowledgements keep coming for this high achieving senior. We have just learned that Alexis is 1 of 200 students in the nation to be chosen for the Bank of America Student Leaders Program. This prestigious program has only a 3% acceptance rate and Alexis will now receive an eight-week paid summer internship that includes a week-long fully paid leadership summit in Washington D.C.

Way To Go Lexi Darrow!

Math Night at Birchwood

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Students found many new and fun math apps on the ipads.
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Checking in to help ensure they were in the running for prizes, these young students were set for a night of math missions.
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Ready for the competition.
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Birchwood’s special agents, completed all 3 missions full of mathematical fun and won prizes, too!
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Students shared a mathematical learning experience with family members as well as teacher volunteers as they engaged in a fun and exciting event!

Birchwood’s School Based Management (SBM) Team hosted its first annual Mission: Math Night event on March 31st.  The mathematical energy was adding up as Birchwood students and families played math games, explored math apps on the iPads, and completed grade level mathematical challenges. 

The Mission Impossible theme music added to the fun while students and families rotated to their next mathematical mission. The missions consisted of participants rotating among three rooms specific to their grade level; 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade, to play mathematical games including topics such as place value and multiplication.  Students shared a mathematical learning experience with family members as well as teacher volunteers as they engaged in a fun and exciting event!  Birchwood students, or special agents, completed all 3 missions full of mathematical fun and won prizes, too! 

Congratulations to our March Athletes of the Month Sabrina Phillipe and Vincent Feola

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Whitman Principal Kathie Acker congratulates our March Athletes of the Month Vincent Feola and Sabrina Phillipe.

Vincent Feola is a gifted heavyweight wrestler who has powered through local and regional competition since joining the varsity squad. Vince has been a New York State tournament finalist for two consecutive years and has a long, promising future ahead. “The competition was definitely much harder this year,” said Feola.  “My finals opponent was ranked 5th in the nation at the time, I’ve wrestled him before and he’s a really good wrestler.” One of the moments at the state championships that Vince savors was a rematch of the Suffolk County Championships against Anthony DiMatteo. “We had beaten each other once, so this was the last time we would meet and it was nice to end our competition with a win.” Vince finished his senior season of Wildcat Wrestling with a 40-3 record.

Vince will be wrestling at North Dakota State University next year and is looking forward to the challenges as well as the family atmosphere that being on a wrestling team embodies. “My time here at Whitman has been great, I’ve really enjoyed my Wrestling teammates and coaches,” said Vince. “Whitman has a young and talented team with a great future.

Sabrina Philippe is a leader of our talented Cheerleading squad, which brought Whitman its first national ranking in school history. “We worked really hard for 10 months to perfect a two minute and thirty second routine, and we went out there and just did it,” said the Whitman senior.  “It’s a true team effort. It’s all about dedication and working hard for it to all come together.”

Sabrina has helped elevate our cheerleading program to a place of athletic prominence and provided us with a wonderful foundation for the years to come. “It’s such an accomplishment and honor to be on the team that was the first in Whitman history to bring home a national ranking,” said Sabrina. “We all worked so hard and to be on this team of girls, who have all been like family to me, is great.” Sabrina will be attending Lock Haven University in Pennsylvania in the fall. She will be studying health sciences, with her eye on becoming a physical therapist and hopes to run track for the Lady Eagles.

Body Electric Lights Up The PAC

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Writers reading their prose, clockwise from upper left: Lizzie Cruz, Isabel Sakarin, James Reilly, and Mahum Siddiqui. Center: Eve Metzger.
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Danerah Pierre, a senior at Whitman, performed two acts showcasing her talent.
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Sabrina O'Dette, Arianna Carlson, Amanda Moletz, Ashley Corcoran, Katie Cox, Corina Lambraia, Marina Kilkenny, and Rachel Kilkenny performed together and then in smaller groups to the delight of the audience.
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Tyler Zeoli is a multi-talented junior who easily fits in a group performance, and is equally at home center stage.
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Melanie Olinsky, a recent winner at WGT, soars off the screen.
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Whitman English teacher Ms. Kimberly Latko perfectly emceed the evening that included reading some of her own literary works.

The Body Electric is an annual performance highlighting the incredible talent at Walt Whitman High School. Whether it’s poetry, music, or dance, students and teachers took to the stage to the delight of a packed Performing Arts Center on the last day of March.

Special thanks to: Hans Bas and The Lamplighters for their time and skill; to Liz Plaisir for her invaluable assistance; to Ms. Acker, Ms. Grady, Mr. Varlamos and our custodial staff for their support; to Ms. Radin and the Xanadu staff and advisor Joseph Pipolo for providing innovative media for the sharing of art, music and literature; and to our many teachers and staff who cultivate and nurture our student artists. Excellent job Ms. Latko for emceeing the evening.

Congratulations to the following performers, in order of appearance: Act I:  James Reilly (poetry); Taninna Oukacine (fiction); Lizzie Mercuri (dance); Christine LoNigro (poetry); Mahum Siddiqui (poetry); Leanne Haddock (music and piano); Marina Kilkenny, Rachel Kilkenny, Jenna Kilkenny (dance); Natalie Migliore (poetry); Ellen Tricomi (poetry); Lizzie Cruz (poetry); Danerah Pierre (poetry); Sabrina O'Dette, Arianna Carlson, Amanda Moletz, Ashley Corcoran, Katie Cox, Corina Lambraia, Marina Kilkenny, and Rachel Kilkenny (dance). 

Act II:  David Grey, Joon Ko, Dan Alivio, Greg Pettit (jazz group); Sabrina O'Dette and Arianna Carlson (dance); Emily Biederman (poetry); Danerah Pierre (vocals/guitar); Valerie Abbene (poetry); Nikolette Bellocchio (poetry); Eve Metzger (poetry); Melanie Olinsky (dance); Abigail Daniels (poetry); Rebecca Sansotta (poetry); Tyler Zeoli  (vocals/ piano); Haley Gladitsch (poetry); Ms. Latko (poetry); and Isabel Sakarin (poetry).

Please visit Whitman’s online literary magazine at Xanadulit.com to enjoy more rich and vibrant student writing, art and music.

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Hospital For A Day at Silas Wood

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Our group of Whitman students are ready to greet the sixth-graders for a short introduction before heading to their first assigned ‘hospital rooms.’
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Paramedics get a volunteer and go through the necessary steps based on their initial triage.
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In the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Whitman junior Gabrielle Ramirez instructs Silas Wood students on the safe and proper technique to handle an infant this small.
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Physician Assistant Kathie Alpy, along with Whitman junior Zenab Ojibe explain the difference between a splint and a cast. This young volunteer is about to find out.
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Silas Wood students got some great hands-on experience using high-powered Microscopes and learning how to conduct sample testing.
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Left to right: Kabir Zafar and Russell Kielawa, both Whitman seniors, spent some time at North Shore LIJ’s Cushing Neuroscience Institute as the second part of the LI STEM Hub SPARK! Challenge.
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Willie Walker, Jr., senior neurophysiology lab technician at North Shore, sitting right, joins our students as they wrap up their morning at Silas Wood. College-to-Career Coach Mr. Rob Callahan is standing on the left, and STEM Coach Ms. Mari Scardapane is standing on the right.

In late March, South Huntington’s "Hospital for a Day" program brought our high school science students, under the direction of College-to-Career Coach Mr. Rob Callahan and STEM Coach Ms. Mari Scardapane to Silas Wood for a day of exciting on-site medical activities. The students collaborated with volunteers from local health science agencies, as well as North Shore LIJ and the Long Island STEM Hub to create a remarkable discovery experience.

The middle school’s classrooms were transformed into various healthcare scenarios including a scene paramedics would typically arrive at, complete with stretchers and first aid equipment; a radiology reading room, and a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), among other things. Silas Wood students experienced four of their typical classroom periods in these settings, learning about careers in nursing, child life, neurology and other areas. One room was dedicated as a medial laboratory, another focused on the local group Canine Companions, and still another had our 2nd Precinct Officers Andrew Fiorello and Angela Ferraro, who are medical first responders, show what they need to do since they typically get to a scene before an ambulance does.

Students learned about patient airlift services from PALS, and volunteered to have a cast applied to their arm in a room dedicated to orthopedics. “It’s meaningful to be talking to these students about these careers now so that they’re more aware of what their options are in the future,” said Ann Marie Di Francesca, director of child life at Cohen Children’s Medical Center in New Hyde Park.

Ms. Di Francesca was one of a handful of North Shore-LIJ staff members educating our high school and then our sixth-grade students, including Lana Pinkhasov, administrative director of neurology at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset; Janice Licari, executive office supervisor of neurosurgery at North Shore University Hospital; Gloria Collura, director of patient care services at the Center for Advanced Medicine; Pamela Klatman, director of social work at Cohen’s; Kathy Altner, NP, a member of orthopedics at Syosset Hospital; Thomas Knichel, administrative director of radiology at Huntington Hospital; Betty May, NICU nurse manager at Cohen’s; Franselisa Matulich, clinical laboratory educator at LIJ Medical Center in New Hyde Park; Donna Sidoti, supervisor of point of care testing at Huntington Hospital; Eric Schmeirer, RN, emergency department nurse at Huntington Hospital; Tess DelaPena, RN, talent acquisition specialist at North Shore-LIJ; Kathy Alpy, PA, orthopedic surgery at Syosset Hospital; Ray Smith, paramedic supervisor at the Center for Emergency Medical Services; Richard Nevader, paramedic II at CEMS; and Willie Walker, Jr., senior neurophysiology lab technician at North Shore.

We would especially like to thank Suffolk County Police Officer Angela Ferrara and Officer Andrew Fiorello, Canine Companions, and PALS Airlift Services, as they really added to our program.  A big thank you to Cheryl Davidson and Lauren Pearson from North Shore LIJ who helped us plan this event and brought their wonderful staff members listed above. Our high school students were amazing presenters and our sixth-graders were eager and ready to learn.  One of the wonderful surprises at "Hospital for a Day" was the participation of our new Video Production class at Whitman who did such a great job capturing the event, and specifically senior Nicole Dia who was responsible for all three of the Spark videos. Special thanks to the Silas Wood custodial staff, who prepared not once, but twice (the snow-out back in February) for this event. 

Thanks so much to everyone for making this event so memorable!

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Summer Music & Arts Camp

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The Best Deal Out There!

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The 2015 South Huntington UFSD Summer Music and Arts Program will begin on June 29th, and continue through July 24th at Walt Whitman High School.  

 

Registration is now open at: http://summermusicandarts.com/

For additional information please contact:

Frank Yolango- Co Coordinator- fyolango@shufsd.org 

Allan Deitz-Co Coordinator adeitz@shufsd.org

631-812-3982

Health & Wellness Fair Highlights

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Deputy Superintendent Jacci Harris gives some last minute sales tips before our cookbook sales force hits the floor at this year’s Health and Wellness Fair.
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Got Blood? Our little doctors from Birchwood and Oakwood were there to assist in their dual effort blood drive.
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Girls track coach Rufus Shepard stopped in after practice to get his blood pressure checked. Track star Elisabeth Auguste keeps an eye on the results.
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Legislator Steve Stern dropped by his SHED the MEDS counter with Deputy Superintendent Jacci Harris to check in on Suffolk 2nd Precinct Officer Nick Naumov and the gradually filling bin.

This year’s Health and Wellness Fair, hosted by the South Huntington School District, proved yet again, that each year new and innovative ways to achieve a healthier lifestyle are available, if you know where to look.

The attendees at this year’s fair knew just where to look, and they came away smiling and with their arms full of free goodies and resources that will hopefully give them the tools they need to live a healthier lifestyle.

“We enjoyed an incredibly successful event, which included a diverse group of professionals and volunteers, all unified behind an important common cause,” said Deputy Superintendent Jacci Harris.  “Our Wellness Fair seems to grow more exciting with each passing year, as we inspire people to consider both their physical and mental health, while availing themselves of important community resources."

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. New this year was a special presentation by Liz Maffe, an Animal Shelter Education Specialist from the Town of Huntington who, along with her trusty companion 'Tyler' demonstrated correct ways to act when approached by a strange dog. Silas Wood students asked if you knew what your drinking in their 'Think Your Drink' booth. Sugar is sneaky and can easily add to our daily intake if were not careful.

Countrywood students formed a successful sales team with their chef hats and South Huntington Cookbooks ready for purchase. Maplewood students ran a popular fruit smoothie taste test, with strawberry/banana the winner of the day.  Also new, and proving to be a big hit, was the first South Huntington Cooks cookbook. Helping to spur sales and making the first issue extra special was a book signing by South Huntington’s Business Administrator Larry Light and Superintendent Dave Bennardo.

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. A few copies of our "South Huntington Cooks" cookbook are still available. If interested, please call or email Ms. Harris at: (631) 812-3150   jharris@shufsd.org

And let’s not forget the 2nd Annual South Huntington "Miles for Michael" 5K Run/Walk/Kids Fun Run on Saturday, May 30th. Additional information is on this website under community.

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Volunteers Needed: Special Olympics New York Spring Games

On Sunday May 3, 2015, Walt Whitman High School will host the 2015 Special Olympics New York Spring Games North. Join us as our athletes compete in Track and Field and Tennis events. They are sure to excite and inspire you!

Volunteers Needed:

Set-up and breakdown sport venues, keep score during competition, help Sport Directors in running the event, stage athletes, and help with our Opening Ceremonies, among other things.

Use the link below to register to volunteer:

http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07eafzqbogd81b01ad&llr=nzwm7kcab

Register for Parent University

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Parent University is just around the corner and April 30th will be here before you know it.

The registration Brochure is attached below or you may use the following link for online registration.

The Parent University is an event where parents come to learn the very latest in a vast array of current topics. There are workshops led by area professionals that deal with everything from Raising a Thinking Child, Community Safety, Adolescent Depression and Suicide Prevention, to College Prep At Its Best, Bullying, and Drugs and Alcohol prevention, and that’s to just name just a few.

These free workshops, conducted in English and Spanish, have created an opportunity to sharpen parenting skills as we work on life’s most important and demanding pursuit:  raising successful children.  The Parent University also offers local business and community service agencies an opportunity to sponsor and/or advertise their services.

Last year this event was well received and this year our goal is to make it even better. The Parent University Committee is preparing the foundation that will provide a truly rewarding experience for all who attend. So whether you’re a parent or resident who would like to attend or volunteer, or perhaps a local business who would like to become one of our sponsors, we welcome your participation and stand ready to assist you anyway we can.

 

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Wildcat Sports Camp/South Huntington Music and Arts Camp

Hi All


Our Wildcat Sports Camp, which is offered to children entering Grades K-8 as of September, 2015, is back by popular demand. Camp brochures are now available on the District’s website. You may download and open the attachment on the Athletic Department’s eboard tab under Sports Camp.

 

Our South Huntington Music and Arts Camp is also back for summer, 2015. The sessions for the Sports and the Music and Arts Camps run from June 29 through July 24. The Music and Arts Camp’s registration information (with some new exciting offerings) will be available through the website, under the Arts tab, for registration early next week. Also, keep an eye out for our full district mailing advertising both of these special camps. Additionally, please spread the word that out-of district campers are always welcome.


Be well,


Dave Bennardo 

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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 30, 2015

General information can be found at:

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

 

Registration forms can be found at:

http://www.shufsd.org/Assets/Purchasing_Documents/RUNSIGN_UP.pdf?t=635602838005330000

Absentee Ballot Information

ABSENTEE BALLOT INFORMATION

2015-2016 BUDGET VOTE 

Walt Whitman High School South Gymnasium, Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 3:00-10:00  PM

If you are planning to be out of the district during the scheduled voting hours you may apply for an absentee ballot.  The first step required is the filling out of the Application for Absentee  Ballot form.  The Application for Absentee Ballot form is available in the District Clerk's Office (Room 109), Administration Building, 60 Weston Street, Huntington Station (Phone: 631-812-3077) or it can be downloaded from the attachment below.

The Application for Absentee Ballot form must be received by Tuesday, May 12, if the ballot is to be mailed in or by Monday, May 18, if the ballot is to be personally delivered and returned. Completed absentee ballots  must be received by 5 p.m. on May 19.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at 631-812-3077.

Judith A. Hammond

District Clerk

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