Highlights from a Busy Board of Education Meeting

On the forefront of STEAM education on Long Island, Board of Education members, administrators, faculty and students make a perfect picture of success.
On the forefront of STEAM education on Long Island, Board of Education members, administrators, faculty and students make a perfect picture of success.
Stimson 8th-grader Liana Haug, a member of Girl Scout Troop 889 made a presentation to the Board about her Silver Award project.
Stimson 8th-grader Liana Haug, a member of Girl Scout Troop 889 made a presentation to the Board about her Silver Award project.
It’s only fitting that Ms. Brieff, a long supporter of the Arts in South Huntington, gets serenaded by senior Ifedayo Balogun.
It’s only fitting that Ms. Brieff, a long supporter of the Arts in South Huntington, gets serenaded by senior Ifedayo Balogun.
Thank you, Ms. Lisa Brieff, for your service to the South Huntington community and students!
Thank you, Ms. Lisa Brieff, for your service to the South Huntington community and students!

At last evening’s Board of Education meeting (5/9/17) the district had the opportunity to recognize the participants in this year's Farmingdale University STEAM Diversity Fair. This beautiful ceremony highlighted the fine work of talented students who have distinguished themselves in critical thinking, practical applications, and skills necessary for success and innovation in the 21st-Century world. Congratulations to: Silas Wood:  Dylan Long – 1st Place, Elizabeth LaRegina – 1st Place, Nicole Wittleder – 2nd Place Stimson:  Saul Ramos – 4th Place.

Also on hand were our principals from Birchwood and Maplewood Intermediate Schools, Mr. Anthony Ciccarelli and Dr. Vito D’Elia respectively, as well as principal of Silas Wood Sixth Grade Center, Mr. Steve Toto, Assistant Principal of Stimson Middle School, Mr. Anthony Sansotta, and Walt Whitman High School Principal Mr. John Murphy, to receive awards for their school’s distinction in the areas of Science Technology Engineering, Art, and Math- STEAM.

The evening also highlighted a touching celebration in thanking retiring BOE Member, Ms. Lisa Brieff, who has served the past six years as a Board Trustee, actively involved in virtually every aspect of making our district an exceptional place to live and raise a family. After several heartfelt speeches by Board members, and a serenade by senior Whitman chorale standout Ifedayo Balogun accompanied on the piano by Stimson music teacher Mr. Modelewski, the packed boardroom enjoyed a slice of the celebratory cake for this special occasion.

Congratulations to our students and faculty on an exceptional year of STEAM advancements, and thank you, Ms. Lisa Brieff, for your service to the South Huntington community and students!