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A Message from the Superintendent Re: Lindy Cares Survey

 CLICK HERE to review and important message from the Superintendent of Schools regarding a recent Lindy Cares survey.

April My Lindy E-Newsletter

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FIRST Robotics Heading to Championship

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The Lindenhurst High School FIRST Robotics Team 533, the PSIcotics, recently competed in the FIRST/SBPLI Long Island Regional Competition #1 at Hofstra University in Hempstead. The team was ranked second overall with a record of 14-5-0, named regional finalists, and won the Excellence in Engineering Award sponsored by Delphi. Additionally the PSIcotics were awarded a wildcard entry position to the FIRST Championship in Detroit, Michigan, on April 25, 2018.

The robotics program consists of students in grades nine through 12 who successfully implement STEM concepts as they construct a robot to achieve a specific task outlined in a global competition.

A West Gates Wax Museum

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Second-grade students at West Gates Avenue Elementary School recently held their annual Wax Museums of historical figures. Upon researching figures throughout history and creating biography posters, students dressed the part and hosted an exhibit for their parents and peers.   

Students took on the role of historical figures such as Marie Curie, Albert Einstein and Amelia Earhart; sports figures, such as Babe Ruth and Mario Lemieux; and others, including Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Walt Disney, Steve Jobs and Coco Chanel.

VIDEO: Lindenhurst Dance

Dressing Up History

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Students in Gina Krumholz’s and Caitlin Farrell’s fifth-grade classes at Harding Avenue Elementary School recently worked together to research important figures from the Civil War. They took part in projects such as the creation of biographical pamphlets, poems and the painting of historical scenery which served as a backdrop for the “wax museum” they created. Additionally, students wrote persuasive letters to the U.S. Stamp committee in an effort to have their chosen figure's image on a stamp. Students dressed up as Civil War characters and classes throughout the school took turns visiting the exhibit.

Harding Avenue’s fifth-grade students also took part in the “Abraham Lincoln: From Rail Splitter to President” presentation with actor, singer and story maker Lou DelBianco. Dressed as President Lincoln, Mr. DelBianco shared stories of Lincoln’s life, acting out anecdotes and reading from historical documents. “My hope is that the students recognize the perseverance needed by Abraham Lincoln to not only educate himself but to become a legislator, a lawyer and then president of the United States.”

Goldilocks On Trial in West Gates

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Fifth-grade students of West Gates Elementary School recently participated in the “Trial of Goldilocks,” a curriculum-based cultural arts program written and directed by Hofstra law professor Glen Vogel. The program introduces students to the basic elements of the legal system, strengthens developing skills such as higher order thinking, sequencing and public speaking and improves the students reading and writing skills.

After a series of push-in lessons and preparation, the students, donned the costumes of familiar fairy tale characters and took to the courtroom, a gymnasium in which they acted out a scene in which Goldilocks is on trial, charged with criminal mischief, trespassing and petit larceny.

The judge, a member of the West Gates staff, and members of the fourth-grade jury heard evidence from the prosecution and defense and delivered a verdict.

Goldilocks On Trial

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Fifth-grade students of West Gates Elementary School recently participated in the “Trial of Goldilocks,” a curriculum-based cultural arts program written and directed by Hofstra law professor Glen Vogel.

The program introduces students to the basic elements of the legal system, strengthens developing skills such as higher order thinking, sequencing and public speaking and improves the students reading and writing skills. After a series of push-in lessons and preparation, the students, donned the costumes of familiar fairy tale characters and took to the courtroom, a gymnasium in which they acted out a scene in which Goldilocks is on trial, charged with criminal mischief, trespassing and petit larceny.

The judge, a member of the West Gates staff, and members of the fourth-grade jury heard evidence from the prosecution and defense and delivered a verdict.

An Evening of Dance

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On March 28, members of the district community enjoyed the 14th annual “Evening of Dance” performances held at Lindenhurst High School. The evening was filled with beautiful music, dancers and costumes. Members of the inaugural middle school dance program took to the stage this year joining the high school dancers for the first time. The Lindenhurst dance program is one of the few on Long Island taught by an accredited dance teacher, Kristine Lyons, and attracts serious dance students.

Donning colorful costumes, and playing popular music, the students demonstrated dance genres including ballet, modern, lyrical, jazz, hip-hop and more. The dancers worked hard to present a show that was a varied representation of dancing styles. With close to 20 performances, they did just that.

“I am in awe of these students and their talent,” said Ms. Lyons, who also serves as the director of choreography. “Watching them grow as dancers has been a transformation of love for me every day.”

 

Changes to School Health Examination Requirements

CLICK HERE to review a letter from Assistant Superintendent for Special Education and Pupil Personnel Services, Bret Kearney regarding the upcoming changes to the New York State requirements for school health examinations.

2018-19 NYS & NYC Screening & Health Examination Requirements Chart

5th to 6th Grade Residency Verification

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Board of Education meetings held at McKenna

Please be advised that Lindenhurst Union Free School District Board of Education Community Forum meetings will no longer will be held at district schools. Effective immediately, all business meetings and community forums will be held at the Margaret McKenna Administration Building located at 350 Daniel St., Lindenhurst. 

April 23, 2018