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2024

  • Dear Parent/Guardian,

    The Orion Program is a gifted and talented program for elementary students designed to cater to the unique learning needs of children who demonstrate exceptional abilities in various domains such as academics, creativity, or specific intellectual aptitudes. This program goes beyond the standard curriculum, offering enriched and accelerated learning experiences that challenge these students and support their advanced cognitive development.

    The Orion Committee is beginning preparations for the 2024/25 school year.  We have an enhanced screening process beginning with an IQ exam which assesses a variety of skills including verbal comprehension, perceptual reasoning, working memory, and processing speed. It aims to provide a holistic understanding of an individual's cognitive strengths and weaknesses, offering insights that are crucial in tailoring educational and developmental support for gifted and talented students.

    The general description of a child who would qualify for a gifted and talented program is a student who exhibits high-performance capability in an intellectual, creative, or artistic area.  They should possess an unusual capacity for leadership and excel in various academic fields.  A child who performs at, or shows the potential for, performing at a remarkably high level of accomplishment when compared to others of the same age, experience, or environment would be a candidate for the Orion Program.

    Please note the following:

    • The exam is given in a large group setting.  There is no individual testing.
    • The exam will be computer-based.  Students will take the test on the computer. 
    • The exam is approximately 2 ½ hours long. 
    • The exam is administered during the school day and your child is responsible for making up any missed classwork.  
    • The exam is open to current 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade students only.
    • Students are required to attain or surpass a specified benchmark score as a prerequisite for admission into the program.
    • If your child is already in the ORION program, they are automatically enrolled. They do not take the exam again.

    We ask that you consider all of the factors before completing the attached permission slip. If you feel your child exhibits these qualities and

    would like him/her to take the exam, please register your child for the exam by completing this permission slip. Forms are due by no later than April 19, 2024.

    Sincerely,

    Dr. Kimberly Nuñez-Boccanfuso
    Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction

    Ms. Jennifer L. Freedman Assistant
    Director of Instructional Technology & Innovation

     

  • Students Take a Trip to the Lindenhurst Fire Department, Get Hands-on Lessons in Firefighting

    Lindenhurst, NEW YORK (February 2024)—A group of Lindenhurst Middle School students recently took a trip to the Lindenhurst Fire Department. The visit allowed the students to see first hand how these volunteers keep the community safe.
    The Lindenhurst firefighters led students of a tour of their firehouse, where they were able to get up close and personal with the department’s fire trucks. The students also had the chance to try on some of the firefighting gear, and see how it is used in everyday firefighting work.

    The visit helped the students build community connections and provided them with real-world insights in order to foster a sense of appreciation for the valuable services these local heroes provide. The experience was organized in part by Michael Degregorio, from the Lindenhurst security department.

    For more information about the Lindenhurst Union Free School District, please visit the District’s website. Exciting activities happening throughout the District and programs celebrating student achievement can also be found on the District’s Facebook page and on Instagram.

    Date Added: 3/8/2024

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  • Winners of Annual Loving Lindenhurst Contest to Take Part in Various Village Affairs

    Lindenhurst, NEW YORK (March 2024)—The Lindenhurst Union Free School District is proud to announce that 28 students have been named winners the annual Loving Lindenhurst contest. As part of winning this long-running competition, the students were sworn in as Junior Mayors at the latest Village of Lindenhurst meeting, and will be attending various village events as dignitaries.

    The students were tasked with creating a piece of artwork or writing an essay showing off their love of Lindenhurst. Then, a committee of staff members from each building selected five submissions to send to the Village Board of Trustees for final judging. The winners will take part in various village events, including the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 23. The winners are:

    Albany Avenue Elementary School
    - Pia Parikh
    - Mateo Baisley
    - Charlotte Esquenazi
    - Emily Wachs
    - Scarlett Keller

    Alleghany Avenue Elementary School
    - Dylan Bisciello
    - Katie Goodwin
    - Kennedy Pugh
    - Adele Novotny

    Daniel Street Elementary School
    - Brenda Garcia
    - Mamadou Bathily
    - Matthew Kuzmenko

    Harding Avenue Elementary School
    - Michael Dahroug
    - Arianna Savva
    - Jack Kogut
    - Veronica Belluomo
    - Dylan Zee

    West Gates Elementary School
    - Zulal Sumer
    - Eilene Gonzalez
    - Katelyn Schmitt

    William Rall Elementary School
    - Sophia Persuad
    - Connor Curran
    - Madison Palmer

    Lindenhurst Middle School
    - Dev Parikh
    - Deandre Barrath
    - Giuliana Cesarani

    Lindenhurst High School
    - Kailey Lokshin
    - Allison Spiess


    For more information about the Lindenhurst Union Free School District, please visit the District’s website. Exciting activities happening throughout the District and programs celebrating student achievement can also be found on the District’s Facebook page and on Instagram.

    Date Added: 3/8/2024

     

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  • The Lindenhurst High School Thespian Troupe and Music Department will be performing Little Shop of Horrors at the High School on Friday, March 15th and Saturday March 16th at 7:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at their website.

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    Date Added: 3/6/2024

  • STEAMfest
    March 26, 2024
    6:30p - 8:15p
    Lindenhurst High School

     
    Join us for an evening of innovation, creation, and collaboration!
    Students in grades K-5 and their adult are invited to attend this evening of STEAM where they will participate in three workshops.  Required registration is capped at 200 students and will close when that number has been reached or on March 18.

    Register Here.

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  • Dear Senior Families,

    Graduation will be here before you know it! It is time to place your cap and gown order. You will be placing your order, with appropriate measurements, using the Google Form below. There is no charge for the caps and gowns. You will only be able to make one submission. If you make a mistake or want to change your color choice, please contact Mrs. Ramonetti in the Main Office. Her number appears at the end of this message.

    Students will choose whether they prefer to wear a white cap and gown or a green cap and gown. Please be aware that all gowns of the same color will sit together on the same side of the field at graduation. You also need to indicate your height for your size to be determined accurately.

    Your cap and gown must be ordered by Tuesday, March 26th. Please be sure to fill out the form by then. For questions about Caps and Gowns, please call Karen Ramonetti at 631-867-3700.

    GOOGLE FORM

    Looking forward to an exciting time of year!!

    XOXO
    Dr. Brodie

  • This event was a huge success and we thank all students and their families for attending and for your generosity in supporting The Breast Cancer Research Foundation and Student Athlete Senior Scholarships.Our staff members did an amazing job and battled to the very end to crown this year's champions !!!

    A special thank you to the local vendors below who generously contributed to our WALL OF SPONSORS !!!

    Looking forward to next year and congratulations again LINDENHURST MIDDLE SCHOOLS!!!

    Muni's Coffee Joint INC

    Mikes Dunrite Garage Doors 

    All County Pavement Maintenance 

    LIB Ryan Anthony's Heating Service, Inc.

    Long Island MMA

    Island Kava

    KNMP Plumbing & Heating Inc

    Long Island Golf Co

    Tony's Meat Market

    Street Image Motorsports

    Lindy Deli

    Breslau Brewing Company

    Abbott's Frozen Custard

    Board of Education

    Katherine Matthews M.D.

    Anna Star Realty

    Lindy Women in Business

    Simply Payneless

    CS Law Offices

    Suffolk Transportation

    Lung Hing Kitchen

    MZ Strategies - The Retirement Center

    Classic Touch Design & Renovations Inc.

    Insignis Financial Group

    The Holy Black

    The Color Palette Art Studio

    Pita Bowl

    American Gentleman Barber Shop

    The Pizzaria

    Bobby Tees

    CUSMOS

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  • A group of Lindenhurst Middle School students, as a part of their social skills program led by the Social Work Dept., recently had the incredible opportunity to explore the workings of our local fire department. The visit included an engaging tour of the firehouse, where students had the chance to get up close and personal with the trucks and even try on some firefighting gear. The experience left our students feeling inspired and grateful for the warm welcome extended by the Lindenhurst Fire Department.

    We extend our sincere thanks to the Lindenhurst Fire Department for their hospitality and for igniting a spark of curiosity and inspiration in our students. These types of community connections contribute significantly to our students' educational journey, providing them with real-world insights and fostering a sense of appreciation for the valuable services our local heroes provide.

    Thank you to our local firefighters for their dedication and for being such wonderful hosts! And special thanks to Michael Degregorio, from our Security Dept. for arranging this experience for us!

    Date Added: 2/26/2024

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  • Congratulations on an excellent showing and best of luck in the future!

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    Date Added: 2/26/2024

  • Students in Ms. Bottachiari's Human Anatomy and Physiology class gather around the Anatomage Table after conducting a virtual dissection of a human cadaver. What better way to explore the human organ systems than with an interactive dissection table? Ms. Bottachiari frequently uses this technology to look deep into the human body, uncovering its mysteries in a hands-on, minds-on way that students find exciting.

    Technological advancements like the Anatomage Table have brought science education to a new level of discovery. Complex, dangerous, or otherwise impossible scientific phenomena are now easily visible in the classroom.

    Date Added: 2/26/2024

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  • Students Create their own Mars Rover Designs Inspired by the Book A Rover’s Story

    Lindenhurst, NEW YORK (February 2024)—Fifth grade students at Harding Avenue Elementary School recently embarked on a mars rover-themed project inspired by the book A Rover’s Story. The activity tasked students with creating their own mars rovers and documenting their rovers’ various accomplishments. The activity was part of the 2023 Global Read Aloud initiative, in which students across the world read A Rover’s Story and took part in various activities related to the book.

    A Rover’s Story, by Jasmine Warga, chronicles the mission of the mars rover Resilience, a fictional rover modeled after NASA’s real Perseverance and Curiosity rovers. Throughout its construction, Resilience develops a design quirk, giving it human emotions, which it brings with it on its mission. Throughout, Resilience contends with the harsh Martian environment while seeking to accomplish its mission of science and research.

    In addition to designing their own rovers, the Harding Avenue students created graphic organizers detailing their rovers’ feelings regarding the various tests they undertook on the surface of mars. The students also created short videos about their rovers’ accomplishments during their missions. Parents and staff were invited to visit the “Harding Avenue Museum,” which displayed all of the students’ works.

    For more information about the Lindenhurst Union Free School District, please visit the District’s website at www.lindenhurstschools.org. Exciting activities happening throughout the District and programs celebrating student achievement can also be found on the District’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/LindenhurstUFSD/ and on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/lindenhurstufsd/.

    Date Added: 2/23/2024

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  • Ancient Art and Fashion Serve as Inspiration for CTE Students

    Lindenhurst, NEW YORK (February 2024)—Lindenhurst High School students in Ms. Reismiller’s World of Fashion class recently visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art to see its famed ancient Egypt exhibit. The students, who are studying fashion for their career and technical education classes, used the experience for inspiration for their own future fashion design work.

    The class is one of the many career and technical education classes at Lindenhurst High School that give students valuable trade experiences while still in high school. In Ms. Reismiller’s class, students are looking to pursue a career in fashion design, and they have been recently studying the culture and traditions of ancient Egypt. The art and fashion from this period have served as inspiration for generations of fashion designers; this exciting trip gave the students to see it in person and derive their own inspiration.

    In addition to Ms. Reismiller, business teacher Joanne Williams and Lindenhurst CTE Coordinator Tom Scarola helped organize this special trip.

    For more information about the Lindenhurst Union Free School District, please visit the District’s website at www.lindenhurstschools.org. Exciting activities happening throughout the District and programs celebrating student achievement can also be found on the District’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/LindenhurstUFSD/ and on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/lindenhurstufsd/.

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  • Anthony Papa Wins Best in Suffolk in Mixed Media Category

    Lindenhurst, NEW YORK (February 2024)—Under the direction of their teacher AnneJeannine Cuozzo, Lindenhurst art students had a strong showing at the Suffolk County Art Leaders Association All County and Senior Scholarship Show, held on February 10th. Student Anthony Papa won first place in the county for mixed media at the show, while both Brittany Mobayed and Arianna Iannotti had pieces on display.

    The exhibit and competition took place at the Old Town Hall in Babylon Village. Anthony, Brittany and Arianna competed against high school art students from across Suffolk County. Anthony won a $50 prize for his win in the mixed media category, Brittany had three pieces on display, and Arianna had one.

    “We are very proud of our students for representing Lindenhurst with distinction at this art exhibition,” said Dr. Robert Lombardo Director of Fine and Performing Arts. “Congratulations to Anthony for this wonderful recognition.”

    For more information about the Lindenhurst Union Free School District, please visit the District’s website at www.lindenhurstschools.org. Exciting activities happening throughout the District and programs celebrating student achievement can also be found on the District’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/LindenhurstUFSD/ and on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/lindenhurstufsd/.

    Date Added: 2/23/2024

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  • Students Get Special, Circus-Themed Physical Education Lessons

    Lindenhurst, NEW YORK (February, 2024)—Physical education students at Alleghany Avenue Elementary School were recently treated to special, circus-themed lessons for the school’s Circus Week celebration. Instructors and performers from the National Circus Project visited Alleghany during physical education classes and demonstrated different circus arts, including juggling, stilt walking, plate spinning, object balancing, flower sticks and diabolos.

    The National Circus Project is a local nonprofit that works with schools and gives lessons on how students can combine physical movement and exercise with the arts. Throughout the week of January 22nd, the Alleghany students practiced the various techniques, which culminated in a special performance by the school’s fifth graders for parents and teachers. The students mastered the techniques—much to the delight of an impressed school community! This special Circus Week celebration came courtesy the Alleghany PTA.

    For more information about the Lindenhurst Union Free School District, please visit the District’s website at www.lindenhurstschools.org. Exciting activities happening throughout the District and programs celebrating student achievement can also be found on the District’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/LindenhurstUFSD/ and on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/lindenhurstufsd/.

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  • Districtwide Effort Raises Scholarship Funds for Graduating Seniors.

    Lindenhurst, NEW YORK (January 2024)—Staff and students in the Lindenhurst Union Free School District are taking part in the Lindy Dollars for Scholars fundraiser. Spearheaded by the District’s mental health team and coordinated by the Lindy Social Workers and the Lindenhurst High School Student Council Club, Lindy Dollars for Scholars raises funds for graduating seniors.

    Students have been decorating donation boxes in Lindenhurst green for use by each building’s staff. Each week, staff members are encouraged to donate $1 or $2 while they check their mailboxes at the school main office where the bins are located. The goal of the fundraiser is to create student, staff and community synergy while raising money for a good cause.

    "Just think: If only half of our employees contributed $1 each week, by the end of the year we would be able to provide $12,600 in scholarships to deserving graduating seniors,” said Interim Superintendent Vincent Caravana.

    For more information about the Lindenhurst Union Free School District, please visit the District’s website at www.lindenhurstschools.org. Exciting activities happening throughout the District and programs celebrating student achievement can also be found on the District’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/LindenhurstUFSD/ and on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/lindenhurstufsd/.

    Date Added: 2/16/2024

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  • Please be advised that as a result of inclement weather, Lindenhurst UFSD will be closed on Tuesday, February 13, 2024. This includes all extracurricular activities as well as the previously canceled Board of Education Community Forum.

    Date Added: 2/12/2024

  • Anthony Severino (center) crowned 118 pound CHAMPION and the tournament's MOST OUTSTANDING WRESTLER, as Lindenhurst finishes 2nd overall at the Suffolk County Wrestling Championships, held at Stony Brook University.

    Severino (Sophomore), along with Bryan Aulino (Senior) and Chase Frole (Junior) will go on to represent Lindenhurst at the NYSPHSAA Championships this upcoming weekend, at the MVP Arena in Albany, New York.

    Date Added: 2/12/2024

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  • The AP Seminar program at Lindenhurst High School, headed by Ms. Samantha Berry and Dr. Sean Fox, hosted their 5th annual AP Seminar Consortium on February 8th. Working with Plainedge High School, the consortium hosted several presenters, including Mr. Adam Creglia, Mr. John Savastano, Ms. Eleni Markoutsakis, Mrs. Deb Salitsky, Chief Warrant Officer Christine Glynn, Lindy alumna Jessica Orzelowski, and Mark Whitacre of Coca-Cola Consolidated, as well as visits from Lindenhurst Capstone alumni Hailee Shehu, Sarah Irfan, Brooklyn Ratel, and Alyssa Wronski. A productive day, Seminar students were treated to an exchange of ideas and collaboration with peers that will help them with their upcoming assignments. Thanks to all who participated in making it such a great event.

    Click here to view the photo slideshow.

    Date Added: 2/9/2024

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  • Contest Follows Scripps Rules to Crown Top Spellers

    Lindenhurst, NEW YORK (February 2024)—William Rall Elementary School held its 11th annual spelling bee for students in fourth and fifth grades on January 29th. The contestants were the top three winners from each of their respective classrooms.

    The Rall spelling bee used the Scripps National Spelling Bee contest rules as guidance for this test of spelling skill. Fourth grade student Thomas Stankiewicz took first place and fifth grade student Ava Facilla took second place. Both students have advanced to the next round, in which they will perform in an online spelling and vocabulary competition.

    For more information about the Lindenhurst Union Free School District, please visit the District’s website at www.lindenhurstschools.org. Exciting activities happening throughout the District and programs celebrating student achievement can also be found on the District’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/LindenhurstUFSD/ and on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/lindenhurstufsd/.

    Date Added: 2/9/2024

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  • Competition Marks Second Postseason Appearance for the Athletes

    Lindenhurst, NEW YORK (February 2024)—The Lindenhurst High School girls varsity fencing team recently competed in the semifinals of the Section XI playoffs. The Lady Bulldogs went up against the combined Centereach, Longwood and Shoreham Wading River team.

    This season is the seventh since Lindenhurst launched its fencing program, and 2024 marks the girls fencing team’s second postseason appearance. Congratulations to the Lady Bulldogs and varsity Head Coach Joe Bordonaro and Assistant Coach Blake Heller.

    For more information about the Lindenhurst Union Free School District, please visit the District’s website at www.lindenhurstschools.org. Exciting activities happening throughout the District and programs celebrating student achievement can also be found on the District’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/LindenhurstUFSD/ and on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/lindenhurstufsd/.

    Date Added: 2/9/2024

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  • Please be advised that there will be no February Board of Education Community Forum on Tuesday, February 13th, as it is in such close proximity to this evening's Business Meeting.

    Date Added: 2/7/2024

  • Funds Will Provide for STEAM Materials for Use by Students

    Lindenhurst, NEW YORK (January, 2024)—Albany Avenue Elementary School Librarian Sarah Feder was recently awarded a $1,500 “Full STEAM Ahead” grant from TangerKids. The grant money will be used to accentuate STEAM-related offerings and activities at the Albany school library. Materials purchased will be available for all students at the school, helping them to express their creativity and critical thinking skills while having fun.

    TangerKids is an arm of the shopping mall real estate firm that provides grants to schools nationwide to bolster services and purchase extra materials. Ms. Feder, who runs Albany’s weekly STEAM club, applied for the grant in October 2023 to purchase extra materials for both the club and all students who visit the school library.

    For more information about the Lindenhurst Union Free School District, please visit the District’s website at www.lindenhurstschools.org. Exciting activities happening throughout the District and programs celebrating student achievement can also be found on the District’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/LindenhurstUFSD/ and on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/lindenhurstufsd/.

    Date Added: 2/2/2024

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  • Essay Contest Tasks Students with Examining American History.

    Lindenhurst, NEW YORK (January 2024)—Four Lindenhurst Middle School students earned top places in the Veterans of Foreign Wars Patriot’s Pen contest, a youth essay competition. Nicholas Reub won first place, while Amina Baijnauth, Kameryn Hubschimtt, and Abigail Gianninoto tied for third place in the Town of Babylon.

    The contest encourages young minds to examine America’s history, along with their own experiences in modern American society, and draft a 300- to 400- word essay expressing their views based on a patriotic theme chosen by the VFW commander-in-chief. The theme for this year was: "What Are the Greatest Attributes of Our Democracy?"

    For more information about the Lindenhurst Union Free School District, please visit the District’s website at www.lindenhurstschools.org. Exciting activities happening throughout the District and programs celebrating student achievement can also be found on the District’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/LindenhurstUFSD/ and on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/lindenhurstufsd/.

    Date Added: 2/2/2024

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  • National Art Honor Society Students Visit Alleghany for a Lesson on Color Gradients

    Lindenhurst, NEW YORK (January, 2024)—Lindenhurst High School National Art Honor Society students made a visit to Alleghany Avenue Elementary School on January 25th. The group met with students in Alleghany’s fifth grade art club to work together on a special painting project.

    Under the guidance of Art Honor Society advisor AnnJeannine Cuozzo, the high schoolers chose a sample painting for the group to replicate with their younger peers. The painting, which depicts a snowy landscape with a blue winter sky, gave the students the opportunity to work on a painting technique, known as value, to create color gradients. Together, the students practiced their gradients to make their own versions of the painting.

    “It was a wonderful evening of painting, mixing, learning, and creating,” said Alleghany art teacher and club advisor Kerri Webb. “It was truly special to see the members of Lindenhurst High School Art Honor Society collaborate and work so nicely with our fifth grade students.”

    For more information about the Lindenhurst Union Free School District, please visit the District’s website at www.lindenhurstschools.org. Exciting activities happening throughout the District and programs celebrating student achievement can also be found on the District’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/LindenhurstUFSD/ and on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/lindenhurstufsd/.

    Date Added: 2/2/2024

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  • College Stars Jack Winey and Will Ruckert Recognized by Town, State after Nationals Win

    Lindenhurst, NEW YORK (January 2024)—Lindenhurst High School graduates Jack Winey (class of 2021) and Will Ruckert (class of 2020) were recently recognized for their roles in winning the Division III national football championship for the SUNY Cortland Red Dragons. The Town of Babylon and Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre honored the two local football stars for this major accomplishment.

    While at Lindenhurst High School, Jack and Will played a major part in Lindenhurst High School winning the Long Island Championship and in receiving the Rutgers Cup in 2019. Will has been at Cortland since he graduated from Lindenhurst, while Jack transferred to Cortland this year from SUNY Nassau.

    “Lindenhurst is honored to have cultivated such talented athletes,” said Interim Superintendent Vincent Caravana. “Congratulations to Jack and Will. I know they’ll continue to make their hometown very proud!”

    For more information about the Lindenhurst Union Free School District, please visit the District’s website at www.lindenhurstschools.org. Exciting activities happening throughout the District and programs celebrating student achievement can also be found on the District’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/LindenhurstUFSD/ and on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/lindenhurstufsd/.

    Date Added: 1/19/2024

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  • High School Students Compete Successfully in Island-wide Competitions

    Lindenhurst, NEW YORK (January 2024)—Lindenhurst High School’s Model UN students have been making a name for themselves this year at competitions across the Island. The Model UN is a simulation of the UN General Assembly, and its other multilateral bodies, at which students perform an ambassador role while debating poverty, homelessness, global health, and other global topics.

    Through public speaking, critical thinking and in-depth research, the Model UN experience allows students to cultivate skills to enrich their global affairs knowledge. The Lindenhurst Model UN has competed this year in several Model UN competitions, and have done extremely well taking home several awards. These competitions take place at other schools throughout Long Island.

    The Lindenhurst Model UN students work hard to prepare, meeting up to twice per week to practice their public speaking and research current event topics for these competitions. The Lindy Model UN hopes to soon host its own competition at the high school.

    For more information about the Lindenhurst Union Free School District, please visit the District’s website at www.lindenhurstschools.org. Exciting activities happening throughout the District and programs celebrating student achievement can also be found on the District’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/LindenhurstUFSD/ and on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/lindenhurstufsd/.

    Date Added: 1/19/2024

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  • The Lindenhurst UFSD is accepting interested kindergarten 2024-25 registrants for our Spanish dual-language program at Albany Avenue Elementary School. Please note, that this form does not guarantee placement, interested parties will be contacted via email regarding the program and are encouraged to attend our Dual Language Information Night at 6:30 on May 2nd at Albany Avenue. 

    Click here to view the 2024-25 Dual Language K Interest Form.

    Date Added: 1/16/2024

  • Lindenhurst, NEW YORK (January, 2024)—Students at Lindenhurst High School have been “breaking out” with a fun, new math-related activity available for them to take part in. Breakout Boxes are a recently developed educational game at the school’s library that allows groups of students to engage with a series of math puzzles to open a series of locks and gain access to a box with a prize inside. The activity is designed in the spirit of an escape room.

    A collaborative effort with the school’s librarians, the Breakout Box activities are designed to incorporate a number of different math concepts such as geometric transformations and L’Hopital’s Rule. Each includes five questions and associated sub questions that give students the opportunity to delve deeper into the mathematical concepts and apply their understanding. Each correctly answered question provides part of a code necessary to unlock one of the box’s locks.

    The Breakout Boxes are a collaborative activity, and require teamwork within groups of students to assemble all of the pieces of the code. So far students have enjoyed testing their knowledge, and it gives them a fun, hands-on way to review concepts they have learned in class. The Breakout Boxes are available in the school library.

    For more information about the Lindenhurst Union Free School District, please visit the District’s website at www.lindenhurstschools.org. Exciting activities happening throughout the District and programs celebrating student achievement can also be found on the District’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/LindenhurstUFSD/ and on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/lindenhurstufsd/.

    Date Added: 1/10/2024

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  • 2024-2025 CHILDCARE PROVIDER TRANSPORTATION REQUESTS

    Bus Requests to/from Approved Before or After-School Childcare Providers

    Eligibility: Students in grades K-8 receiving childcare through an approved licensed or private provider. Excludes SCOPE Daycare.

    School Year: 2024-2025

    Application Deadline: 4/1/24*

    Families requesting pick-up and/or drop-off locations for students in grades K-8 for approved childcare providers are required to submit an online application prior to April 1, 2024 (4/1/24) for the upcoming 2024-2025 school year.

    All online applications must be submitted annually. Current applications will not transfer to the next school year.

    *Any applications received after 4/1/24 are not guaranteed and will be subject to bus/route availability.

    Please visit the Transportation Tab on the Lindenhurst District’s Website for detailed information regarding the Childcare Guidelines and to submit a 2024-2025 Online Application for each child prior to the deadline.

    For questions, please contact the Transportation Department at (631) 867-3050.

    Important Links:

     

    Date Added: 1/9/2024

  • Third Graders Receive a Special Visit from the Mayor of Lindenhurst

    Lindenhurst, NEW YORK (December 2023)—This December, third graders at Albany Avenue Elementary School received a special visit from the Mayor of Lindenhurst, Michael Lavorata. The visit gave students an extra opportunity to learn about local government and the way its operations affect everyday life.

    The students, who are currently learning about government in the classroom, gained a deeper understanding about how the levels of government operate thanks to Mayor Lavorata’s visit. In particular, students learned the ins-and-outs of local governments such as a village like Lindenhurst. As part of the visit, Mayor Lavorata discussed his responsibilities and duties as mayor, and students had the opportunity to ask specific questions about the village and the mayor’s role in leadership. Together, they talked about how local governments help make a community a safe and orderly place where citizens and work and live together.


    For more information about the Lindenhurst Union Free School District, please visit the District’s website at www.lindenhurstschools.org. Exciting activities happening throughout the District and programs celebrating student achievement can also be found on the District’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/LindenhurstUFSD/ and on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/lindenhurstufsd/.

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  • First and Second Grade Students Learn about World Cultures, Different Holiday Traditions

    Lindenhurst, NEW YORK (December 2023)—First and second grade students at West Gates Avenue and Harding Avenue elementary schools took a trip around the world this December to learn about how different countries and cultures celebrate the holidays.

    As part of the lesson, students created suitcases and passports in preparation for their “trips.” They learned about different holiday cultural traditions, including dance, decorations, dress and food. The students used what they learned in these lessons to make connections to their own holiday traditions at home.

    The lessons were organized through ENL teacher Ms. Rhodes, with help from teachers Ms. Grasso and Ms. Crowley at West Gates and Ms. Mazza at Harding.


    For more information about the Lindenhurst Union Free School District, please visit the District’s website at www.lindenhurstschools.org. Exciting activities happening throughout the District and programs celebrating student achievement can also be found on the District’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/LindenhurstUFSD/ and on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/lindenhurstufsd/.

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  • Dear Lindenhurst Community,

    The Lindenhurst Union Free School District is happy to announce the Universal Pre-K lottery for the 2024-25 school year. Applications will be accepted from Tuesday, January 2nd, 2024 through Friday, February 9th 2024. Applications received after the February 9th deadline will automatically be placed on the waitlist.

    This will be a full day program Monday through Friday. Most programs run between the hours of 9:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. There is NO COST to participate in this program; however, you are responsible to provide your own transportation.

    Seats are limited and students will be selected for the program on a lottery basis. The lottery is not on a first-come, first-served basis. Once all seats are filled, children will be placed on a waiting list.

    Eligible candidates must meet the following criteria.

    • Be a Lindenhurst resident
    • Be 4 years of age on/or before Dec. 1, 2024


    Click here to print an application for the UPK lottery or you can pick up a copy at the McKenna Administration Building, 350 Daniel St. Once fully completed, the form should be mailed to:

    Dr. Kimberly Núñez-Boccanfuso
    Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction
    Lindenhurst UFSD 350 Daniel St.
    Lindenhurst, NY 11757

    Students who are selected through the lottery process will be notified of their acceptance and will be required to complete the registration process at that time. Students on the waitlist will also be notified. Please contact 631-867-3087 with any questions.

    Kindly,
    Dr. Kimberly Núñez-Boccanfuso
    Assistant Supt. for Curriculum & Instruction
    upk@lufsd.org

2023

December 2022

  • First grade students at West Gates Elementary School were recently joined by a family member to work together to craft beautiful holiday wreaths for this holiday season.

    Click here to view the photo slideshow.

    Date Added: 12/23/2022

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  • Holiday cheer spread wide throughout Daniel Street Elementary School as fifth grade students participated in a day filled with creative holiday crafts.

    As part of the day’s festivities, students worked at five different stations to create different crafts that showcased their creativeness and holiday spirit.

    Date Added: 12/23/2022 

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  • The Lindenhurst High School National Art Honor Society participated in National Wreaths Across America Day on Dec. 17 at Long Island National Cemetery, where students held a wreath-laying ceremony to honor the lives of veterans during the holiday season for the seventh consecutive year.

    Wreaths Across America is an organization that annually hosts wreath-laying ceremonies at more than 3,400 cemeteries throughout the United States. The National Arts Honor Society was able to get 206 wreaths sponsored.

    Click here to view the photo slideshow.
    Date Added: 12/23/2022

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    West Gates Elementary School students in Shaina Fischer’s third grade class led a community service effort to collect gloves, mittens and hats for those in need this winter.

    The students were inspired by Candace Christiansen’s book, “The Mitten Tree.” The students worked to construct their own mitten tree and created posters to ask the school community for donations. Through the generous donations of West Gates families and staff members, an impressive number of donations were collected to help members of the Lindenhurst community.

    Date Added: 12/23/2022

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  • First grade students at Daniel Street Elementary School recently participated in Gingerbread Day. Students were led through a collection of gingerbread man-themed activities where they rotated through several stations to create gingerbread playdough, houses and glyphs.

    Date Added: 12/23/2022 

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  • West Gates Elementary School student musicians recently hosted a performance for their peers to show off a collection of holiday songs.

    As part of the performance, the fourth and fifth grade band and orchestra performed several songs together, and the chorus performed to close out the impressive musical display.

    Date Added: 12/22/2022

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  • A collaborative effort at Harding Avenue Elementary School recently produced a plethora of heartfelt messages to be shared with service men and women overseas this holiday season.

    Students in second grade and fifth grade worked together to write letters and assemble care packages for soldiers deployed overseas. In addition to being an uplifting gesture by the students, it also served to enhance the students’ letter writing skills.

    The letters and care packages will be distributed to the members of the armed forces through the Stocking for Soldiers organization.

    Click here to view the slideshow.

    Date Added: 12/22/2022

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  • Second grade students at West Gates Elementary School recently participated in a festive hands-on activity, crafting centerpieces for the holidays.

    The activity has been a tradition in Karen Garguilo’s class for more than 20 years and is a collective effort between students and parents that produces beautiful centerpieces to be enjoyed at the holiday season.

    Date Added: 12/21/2022

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  • Third grade students at Daniel Street Elementary School in Mrs. Buffa’s class recently made Candyland Forests using ice cream cones and green frosting for the trees.

    As part of the holiday-themed project, students created a forest using gummy bears, Dots, mini pretzels, marshmallows, Sour Patch Kids and other candies.

    Date Added: 12/22/2022

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  • Lindenhurst Middle School students in Mrs. Booth and Mrs. Korsen’s seventh grade art classes were recently visited by artist David O. Miller. Students learned from the artist and used his artistic style to create a Tim Burton-inspired monster.

    As part of the project, students first chose an animal, mythical creature or a plant as a starting point. Students used the ¾ view for the faces taught by Miller to make their creatures come to life. They also used shading to add a three-dimensional look to their piece of art and added a symmetrically designed frame to complete their masterpieces.

    Date Added: 12/21/2022

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  • West Gates Elementary School students in Jenn Crowley’s first grade class recently participated in an activity exploring different cultures facilitated by English as a New Language teacher Ms. Rhodes.

    As part of the lesson, families worked with their child to discuss their family traditions and decorated a bag about their tradition. Students then shared their bags with the class, wrote about their tradition and created homes to show different cultural traditions.

    Date Added: 12/20/2022

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  • Lindenhurst High School senior Heather Neumar and Musical Stage Director and teacher Tyler Smalling recently received nominations for BroadwayWorld’s Regional Awards.

    The nominations were for two summer productions they each participated in at a Lindenhurst theater called South Shore Theatre Experience. Heather received a nomination for Best Actress in a Play for her role in a black box production of “Afflicted,” and Mr. Smalling received a nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Play for his role in a different black box production, “The Scarecrow and Mrs. Gale.” Winners of the awards will be announced in January.

    Date Added: 12/19/2022

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  • Lindenhurst High School students in Matt Guillet’s 11th grade English class spent a recent weekend raking leaves for four senior citizens in the Lindenhurst community as part of a service project connected to their study of “A Christmas Carol,” by Charles Dickens.

    Teams of two or three students showed up at designated times to examine the questions, “Is it better to give than to receive?” and “Does doing something for others make us feel better about ourselves?”

    Date Added: 12/16/2022

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  • Students and staff at Daniel Street Elementary School have recently been collecting donations for their annual Angel Tree toy and clothing drive facilitated by school social worker Samantha Cundari.

    As part of the buildingwide effort, teachers, students and staff gather toys and clothing items to donate to members of the Lindenhurst community. Staff members choose an angel to adopt, and every child from each family in need receives toys and clothes.

    Date Added: 12/16/2022

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  • Career and technical education computer science teachers Glenn Habibi and Keri Kelly recently organized Hour of Code activities at Lindenhurst High School for any student who was interested in learning about the intricacies of coding. As part of the day’s activities, staff from CodeHS visited the high school and challenged students to code their own music beats in one hour.

    Date Added: 12/15/2022

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  • Holiday cheer recently radiated from Lindenhurst Middle School as students in the Family and Consumer Science Club and the sixth grade Activity Club worked on gingerbread houses provided by the Gingerbread University.

    The activity that was facilitated by family and consumer science teacher Rosanne Giugliano included a visit from a representative from the Gingerbread University who assisted students in the building process.

    Date Added: 12/15/2022

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  • Lindenhurst High School recently hosted an athletic signing ceremony to celebrate 10 seniors who have signed letters of intent to continue their athletic careers on the collegiate level.

    These distinguished student-athletes were recognized for their outstanding athletic achievements during their time as Lindenhurst students and are wished the greatest success as they continue on to their collegiate athletic careers.

    The district congratulates these students on this tremendous accomplishment.

    Aaron Boccio - Kean University - Lacrosse
    Chris Carson - Stony Brook – Baseball
    Thomas Charlwood - St. Thomas Aquinas - Baseball
    Max Frank - SUNY Plattsburg – Baseball
    Kaylee Lamar – Shenandoah University - Soccer
    Kayla Lipscomb – Molloy - Field Hockey
    Kristi Santos – Hofstra - Field Hockey
    Amanda Thompson - UMass Dartmouth – Soccer
    Thomas Walker – Molloy – Baseball
    Donald Whalen - SUNY Old Westbury - Baseball

    Date Added: 12/15/2022

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  • Lindenhurst High School recently hosted its annual JROTC Symposium where veterans visited the school to share their experience as members of the armed forces with social studies classes. During the symposium veterans from different branches of the United States military visited classes where they spoke of the various aspects of being a member of the military and also held question and answer sessions where students could ask questions they had prepared.

    Date Added: 12/14/2022

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  • As part of a recent Hour of Code activity at William Rall Elementary School, students in Mrs. Contorno and Mrs. Pelo’s classes received a certificate in CodeMonkey Jr., a website where they learned about algorithms and sequences.

    The activity, facilitated by library media specialist Taylor Lynch, served as an exciting introduction to the world of coding.

    Click here to view a photo slideshow.

    Date Added: 12/14/2022

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  • Alleghany Avenue Elementary School fourth and fifth grade students gained expert insight into the creative writing process during a visit from author Cristina Worgul and illustrator Andrew Traficante.

    As part of the visit Worgul read her books to students and answered questions about the writing process and how she became an author and made her books. Additionally, Traficante drew caricatures of students to showcase his impressive artistic abilities.

    Date Added: 12/13/2022

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  • Students at Lindenhurst Middle School recently participated in several coding activities as part of the weeklong Hour of Code initiative, which aims to further student interest in computer science and coding.

    In the school library, students worked with Cubelet robot blocks, made binary coding bracelets, played video games and designed objects to be 3D printed using Tinkercad.

    Date Added: 12/13/2022

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  • Lindenhurst Middle School students in Mrs. Sutera’s, Mrs. Mansfield’s and Mrs. Giugliano’s family and consumer science classes recently received a visit from two Ridgewood Savings Bank employees to discuss the Smart Savers School Banking Youth Program with the students.

    As part of the visit, students were given a packet from the bank with all the information necessary to open a savings account and discussed the importance of saving money with the employees. The visit served as a valuable introduction to money and budgeting and aims to inspire students to make savings an important and routine part of their lives.

    Date Added: 12/12/2022

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  • At the Dec. 7 meeting of the Lindenhurst Union Free School District Board of Education, Coordinator of Career and Technical Education Tom Scarola delivered a presentation to the Board on the district’s career and technical education program and alternative pathways to graduation.

    The informative presentation outlined the current program, recent additions to the CTE program and plans for continued growth in the future.

    As part of the presentation, four current students enrolled in CTE classes shared their experiences in the classes they take and the positive impact it has had on their educational experience in Lindenhurst.

    Date Added: 12/12/2022

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  • William Rall Elementary School third grade students in Mrs. Rollman and Mrs. Bressi’s classes participated in a science experiment investigating the phenomenon of weather and weather-related hazards such as floods.

    As part of the hands-on activity, students needed to design an environment that included a river, and pour water into the river so it overflowed to see which of four houses flooded. Students then revised the model so all houses were safe from the flood.

    Date Added: 12/12/2022

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  • Alleghany Avenue Elementary School first grade teacher Katherine Furchert was awarded a grant for flexible seating earlier this year from DonorsChoose, a nonprofit organization where teachers create projects that request resources and experiences for their students and individual donors can choose a project they want to fund.

    Furchert’s project was called “Flexible Seating and More!” The project was fully funded and the class received the materials that were a part of the project. It included seat cushions for flexible seating, STEM magnet movers, magnet tiles for STEM projects and magnetic ten frame boards.

    Date Added: 12/9/2022

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  • Students at William Rall Elementary School recently participated in their 7 Habits for Healthy Kids Pep Rally where students celebrated the habit to be proactive and its importance in their everyday lives.

    Students across grade levels gathered in the gymnasium to participate in the assembly program that revisited what being proactive means before they played a game in which they reviewed things that are inside or outside of their control.

    Additionally, throughout the school year students will participate in activities to reinforce the importance of being proactive.

    Date Added: 12/7/2022

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  • The assistant animal shelter supervisor from the Islip Animal Shelter recently visited the Paw Patrol club at Lindenhurst High School to share interesting facts about the shelter and the different jobs that are there.

    As part of the visit students were able to ask questions to gain a greater understanding of how an animal shelter operates.

    The Paw Patrol club’s goal is to raise money and supplies for shelters and rescue groups. Multiple members of the club volunteer their time at the Islip Animal Shelter on weekdays or Saturdays and also host a yearly holiday toy drive for the animals.

    Date Added: 12/7/2022

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  • Section XI recently announced five athletic teams from the Lindenhurst Union Free School District that were named Suffolk County’s Fall Outstanding Sportsmanship Team Award winners. The following teams and coaches were recognized with this honor: boys cross-country led by varsity head coach Dave Carlson; varsity football led by varsity head coach Nick Lombardo and assistant coaches Mark Frole, Ron Frole and Damon Sinicropi; Middle School white football led by Dennis Spinelli and Dan Perez; Middle School boys white soccer led by Dave Figalora and Middle School girls green soccer led by Mike Severson.

    Date Added: 12/6/2022

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  • Reminder: Board of Education Business Meeting

    Wednesday, December 7 - 8 PM McKenna Administration Building
    Meeting begins at 8 p.m.

    (Executive Session anticipated at 6:30 p.m.)

    Please be advised that the meeting will also be live streamed on our YouTube page at LUFSD Board Meeting 12/7/2022 (https://youtu.be/yjvp8rsw4Oo).

    Date Added: 12/6/2022 

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  • This fall at Tanner Park there was a Remembering Hurricane Sandy event hosted by Town of Babylon Supervisor Rich Schaffer.

    As part of the event community members and first responders were recognized, and under the direction of teachers Candice Rice and Kathleen Reilly, nine members of the Lindenhurst Middle School eighth grade chorus performed two songs during the candlelight vigil at the end of the program. They sang “Let it Be” and “The Water is Wide.” The nine members were Emalee Alford, Samantha Baum, Juliana Chambers, John Delio, Sabrina Disla, Camryn Ferriso, Lizzie Gereta, Katerina Rueb and Felix Turcios.

    Date Added: 12/5/2022

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  • Thirteen Lindenhurst Middle School students were recently recognized as winners of the Town of Babylon “Littering is Trashy” Poster Contest at a ceremony at Town Hall on Tuesday, Nov. 29.

    The following students’ posters were chosen earlier this year to be printed out and made into signs that were placed around the Town of Babylon: seventh graders Brianna Cabrera, Emmalynn Capriola, Kailyn Cave, Lia DeLucia, Ava Hale, Nicholas Kreutzberg, Alani Mancia, Jazmyn Ortiz, James Patrick, Alexandra Pietrola and Amelia Przyborowski and eighth graders Nicola Chrzanowski and Cassandra Herrador.

    Date Added: 12/2/2022

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  • Albany Avenue Elementary School fifth grade students recently received an exciting virtual visit from Emmy-winning screenwriter and author Tom Rogers, who spoke with students about his novel “Eleven” and shared firsthand perspective into his creative process.

    The fifth graders began the school year reading Rogers’ novel, and the virtual meeting with Rogers served as an excellent opportunity to discuss the book in a unique way with its creator. As part of the visit Rogers shared how he develops ideas, his writing process and how he became an author.

    Date Added: 12/1/2022

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November 2022

  • Third grade students in Shaina Fischer’s class at West Gates Elementary School recently completed a project which brought together cultures from around the world and showcased the diversity in the food people consume globally.

    As part of the activity, students began learning about various cultures and traditions. Students then worked with their families to learn about a cultural family recipe. The class then came together with their recipes and compiled the recipes to make a class cookbook.

    The activity served as an excellent opportunity for students to learn about the cultures of their peers as they shared various aspects of their culture, such as holiday traditions and things that are important to them and their families.

    Date Added: 11/30/2022

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  • At the Nov. 2 meeting of the Lindenhurst Union Free School District Board of Education, Bret Kearney was appointed as the districts’ new assistant superintendent for human resources and personnel.

    Mr. Kearney held the position of assistant superintendent for special education and pupil personnel services at Lindenhurst Union Free School District since July 2016. In this position Mr. Kearney was responsible for the coordination, hiring, evaluating and tenuring of all special education and pupil personnel services employees, including administrators, teachers, nurses and related service providers. Additionally, he served as the CSE chairperson, assessed and adjusted district staffing needs for pupil personnel services and special education, created and implemented the special education budget and coordinated professional development for staff.

    Prior to his time as the assistant superintendent for special education and pupil personnel services Mr. Kearney served as the assistant principal of Lindenhurst High School for two years. He also served as a special education integrated co-teacher at Lindenhurst Middle School for one year and was a social studies teacher at Lindenhurst High School from 2004 to 2013.

    “Over the past 19 years I’ve been afforded many rewarding opportunities in the Lindenhurst school district and have been fortunate to work with great people,” Mr. Kearney said. “I’m very excited for my new role as the assistant superintendent for human resources and personnel and thankful for the opportunity to continue to serve the Lindenhurst community.”

    Mr. Kearney holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Nazareth College of Rochester, a Master of Arts degree in liberal studies from Stony Brook University and is completing a Master of Science degree in educational psychology at The College of Saint Rose. He also holds a professional certificate in educational leadership, a school building leader professional certificate, a school district leader professional certificate, a students with disabilities 7-12 professional certificate and a social studies 7-12 professional certificate.

    Date Added: 11/29/2022

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  • A Lindenhurst High School alumna recently returned to share her success on the soccer field, but with an educational twist.

    Class of 2015 graduate Claudia Cagnina visited Andre Dattero’s Italian class to share her experiences as a member of the Peruvian Women’s National Soccer Team and playing soccer internationally in Finland, Iceland, Italy, Spain and Switzerland, all while speaking Italian and answering questions from students in the language. Additionally, Spanish students joined in the visit and were able to ask Claudia questions in Spanish as well.

    As part of the fun visit, Claudia brought the classes outside to teach them some soccer drills while continuing to expand the students’ knowledge of the Italian language.

    Date Added: 11/29/2022

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  • At the annual Cross-Country All-County Dinner, Lindenhurst High School senior Matt Remsen received the Ronan Guyer Memorial Scholarship.

    The prestigious accolade is given to only one male and one female runner each year in Suffolk County. The award is in memory of Ronan Guyer who ran for the Southold cross-country team and tragically passed away at the 2012 State Meet in Buffalo, New York. The award recognizes athletes who stand out for both service to the team and their community.

    Matt is a key participant in a multitude of local charitable organizations such as Lindy Cares Coalition, church meal delivery and the Christina Renna Foundation for pediatric cancer. He dedicates time as a volunteer at the local Kiwanis, Civic Association and Fire Department events.

    Date Added: 11/28/2022

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  • Harding Avenue Elementary School first grade students in Leighann Hollweg’s class recently participated in an activity fueled by fall spirit that shared students’ favorite book characters.

    As part of the activity, students chose their favorite book character and recreated that character using a pumpkin. Additionally, students completed a book report about their character where they shared information they learned during their reading with their peers.

    Date Added: 11/22/2022 

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  • First grade students at West Gates Elementary School recently performed a Thanksgiving play for an excited audience of family and friends.

    First graders have been learning about Native Americans, Pilgrims and the first Thanksgiving through several classroom activities and utilized their newfound knowledge in their play. Prior to their performance, students rehearsed their lines in school and at home and learned a collection of Thanksgiving-themed songs for the play in Ms. DiSimones’ music class.

    Date Added: 11/21/2022

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  • Alleghany Avenue Elementary School recently hosted a Thanksgiving food drive in an effort to collect food to benefit those in need. Members of the student council assisted in the organization of the donations preparing boxes for distribution.

    Date Added: 11/21/2022

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  • A collaborative effort at Lindenhurst Middle School recently produced an impressive community service effort as numerous student organizations came together to collect and organize food donations prior to Thanksgiving.

    As part of the food drive, students from the honor society, student council, Leaders Club and the Lindy Cares Club collected food during the two-week food drive and separated and packaged it before it was to be donated to local families in need.

    Date Added: 11/18/2022

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  • At the conclusion of the 2021-2022 school year, the College Board recognized Lindenhurst High School junior and senior students as Advanced Placement Scholars for their extraordinary performance on Advanced Placement Program exams.

    At the Nov. 16 meeting of the Lindenhurst Union Free School District Board of Education, 58 of the Advanced Placement Scholars who are now seniors at Lindenhurst High School were recognized for their outstanding achievement on the challenging exams.

    The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program offers academically excelling students an opportunity to enroll in college-level courses while still in high school to earn college credit. The College Board recognizes varying levels of achievement based on students’ performance on the course exams.

    Twenty-one students were recognized as AP Scholars, receiving a score of 3 or higher on three or more AP exams.

    Having attained an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP exams taken and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams, 10 students were named AP Scholars with Honor.

    Fourteen students were recognized as AP Scholars with Distinction for achieving an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams.

    Nine students were recognized as students receiving the AP Seminar and Research Certificate for earning scores of 3 or higher in both AP Seminar and AP Research, and four students were recognized for receiving the AP Capstone Certificate for earning scores of 3 or higher in AP Research, AP Seminar and on four additional AP exams.

    Additionally, three students named National Merit Commended Students were honored at the meeting.

    Date Added: 11/18/2022

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  • Students at West Gates Elementary School recently participated in a Turkey Trot where donations for a local food pantry were collected, inspiring community service while boosting physical fitness.

    The after-school event, facilitated by physical education teacher Joe Calderone, had approximately 60 participants across grade levels collect nonperishable food items to benefit local families prior to Thanksgiving.

    Date Added: 11/17/2022

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  • Last month students at William Rall Elementary School participated in fire prevention week, when the North Lindenhurst Fire Department visited to present its annual fire prevention assembly.

    Students could crawl through a smoke house that simulates a fire emergency in addition to learning about a fire truck that was brought to the school. Additionally, students in grades three through five walked over to the North Lindenhurst Fire House where they had the chance to see and learn about multiple apparatus that are used by the fire department to support the community.

    Date Added: 11/16/2022

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  • The Lindenhurst High School Key Club recently worked on a Habitat for Humanity build in Huntington Station. As part of the volunteer effort students assisted in hanging sheetrock, among other construction tasks.

    Click here to view the slideshow.

    Date Added: 11/9/2022

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  • On Nov. 6, the Lindenhurst Marching Band capped off its most successful season in recent memory as the newly crowned New York State Champions traveled to Allentown, Pennsylvania to participate in the USBands Class A National Championship weekend, which included 68 bands, representing seven states.

    At the competition, Lindenhurst was awarded the USBands silver medal, scoring a 93.1, the band's highest score in over 30 years. In addition, the band won the caption award for Best Music. Congratulations to all of the members of the Lindenhurst Marching Band!

    Date Added: 11/8/2022

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  • Lindenhurst High School hosted its annual College Fair today that welcomed more than 50 representatives from colleges across the country to share important information about their schools with Lindenhurst students. Juniors and seniors attended the fair during designated periods, and sophomores and freshmen were able to attend upon request.

    Date Added: 11/3/2022

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  • The Lindenhurst High School Marching Band recently held an informative presentation for Lindenhurst Middle School music students on the marching band and the plethora of opportunities it provides.

    As part of the presentation the marching band performed this year’s routine and then several members of the band spoke to the students about joining the band and the positive impact it has had on them.

    Date Added: 11/3/2022

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  • The Lindenhurst occupational therapy department recently began their training in the use of the PuzzleArt Therapy System with Alli Berman.

    This innovative therapy system can be applied to teach the eyes and brain to look for connections, paths and ways to solve problems by unifying physical movements with visual tracking to develop and strengthen neural pathways. The program encompasses guided relaxation and breathing techniques as well as whole-body movements.

    The staff was excited to combine perceptual learning and oculomotor, binocular and sensory therapy with hands-on abstract art.

    Date Added: 11/2/2022 

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  • The Lindenhurst High School Student Council recently hosted a Safe Halloween event for the children of the Lindenhurst community to enjoy. The fun-filled event featured a collection of tables set up by different clubs and a variety of games.

    Lindenhurst Student Council Hosts Safe Halloween 2022 Slideshow.

    Date Added: 11/1/2022

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October 2022

  • In recognition of “National Red Ribbon Week” from Oct. 24-28, students throughout the district took part in activities that emphasize the need to make healthy choices and live a drug free life.
    The national campaign also serves as a visual reminder that together, school communities stand united against drug use.

    Students at Daniel Street Elementary School had the option to participate in an optional activity at home that will help to remind them of the importance of healthy decision-making. The activity involved decorating a ribbon and pledging to make healthy choices. Each student that returned the activity was eligible to enter a contest to win a prize from a grade-level drawing at the end of the week.

    The students’ work now lines the Daniel Street hallways to continue to spread awareness and acknowledge the pride they share in their pledge to make healthy choices

    Date Added: 10/31/2022

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  • The After School Recreational Program recently participated in its inaugural Safe Trick or Treating event which was hosted at Daniel Street Elementary School.

    The event provided a safe environment for students to practice life and social skills and the importance of safety when trick or treating on Halloween.

    Over 20 members of the Daniel Street staff, including building principal Mrs. Boccanfuso, stayed after school to participate in this joyful event for the students of the district.

    Date Added: 10/28/2022

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  • Be advised that as of Tuesday, 11/1/22 the hours of our community open swim will change to 7:00pm -9:00pm Tuesdays & Thursdays.

    Date Added: 10/28/2022

  • Lindenhurst Middle School students and staff recently celebrated Unity Day in a collective effort to eliminate bullying in their school community and beyond.

    Unity Day is a worldwide initiative with the goal of preventing bullying through active social change and ensure that all youth are safe and supported in their schools, communities and online. Students and staff wore orange to raise awareness of the issues associated with bullying.

    Date Added: 10/27/2022

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  • On Sunday, Oct. 23, the Lindenhurst Union Free School District hosted the USBands New York Regional Championships at Lindenhurst Middle School.

    Nine bands totaling well over 500 students took to the field in competition. As the host school, Lindenhurst took the field last and put on a fiercely energetic and flawless performance that earned them first place in Division III-A with a score of 87.9, winning the caption awards for best music, best visual, best overall effect and best color guard. In addition, they won best individual music in the entire show.

    The students have worked tirelessly to perfect their program and are looking forward to one more major competition in Allentown, Pennsylvania, on Nov. 6, when they compete in the USBands A Class National Championships.

    Date Added: 10/24/2022 

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  • First grade students in Jennifer Crowley’s class at West Gates Elementary School recently learned how to make apple sauce as part of a hands-on lesson. Students brought in their own apples and followed the steps of the recipe until they made delicious apple sauce.

    Date Added: 10/21/2022

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  • Three Lindenhurst Union Free School District seniors have been named commended students in the 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program.

    At the end of September, about 34,000 of the approximately 50,000 highest scorers were chosen for this honor based on their PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test results. All three students boast impressive academic résumés, including enrollment in numerous Advanced Placement courses, integral involvement in clubs and memberships in a plethora of honor societies.

    The students selected to receive this honor are Raymond Fleury, Mikolaj Pankau and Lauren Walker.

    The selected students received letters of commendation in recognition of their outstanding academic performance and are candidates for special scholarships sponsored by corporate businesses.

    Date Added: 10/20/2022 

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  • Students in the Albany Avenue dual language classes recently celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month by reading “Three Pockets Full,” by Cindy L. Rodriguez.

    Students learned about a guayabera, which is a shirt worn during traditional Mexican occasions. After learning about the traditional shirt, students designed their own guayabera and wrote about what they would put in their pockets. Students learned this lesson in English with Mrs. Cognato and Mrs. Ferro. They were also taught this lesson in Spanish with Senora Portillo, exposing students to the lesson in both languages.

    Date Added: 10/20/2022

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  • Lindenhurst High School recently hosted a club and activity fair where students could explore the plethora of extracurricular activities available to them. Students visited the club fair, which was facilitated by assistant principal Daniel Royle, to learn about the expansive offering of clubs at the high school, which include the robotics club, esports, dance club and many more.

    Date Added: 10/19/2022

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  • Lindenhurst Hosts Dedication Ceremony in Honor of Beloved Teacher and Coach

    On Oct. 14, prior to the Lindenhurst High School pep rally, the Lindenhurst Union Free School District hosted an unveiling and dedication ceremony for Mrs. Wish’s Walkway, a beautiful walkway built in honor of beloved Lindenhurst Middle School teacher and high school varsity cheerleading coach Anne Wishniak.

    The walkway, which is located at the Middle School Stadium, will serve as a constant reminder of the incredible teacher and coach who meant so much to the Lindenhurst community.

    Date Added: 10/18/2022

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  • School spirit was on display as the Lindenhurst school community showed emphatic support for the varsity football team during the annual Lindenhurst Union Free School District homecoming festivities.

    The events began on Oct. 14 with the middle school pep rally where student-athletes from all teams showed their Lindy Pride, donning green and white and cheering from the bleachers.

    The homecoming festivities continued into the evening as the high school pep rally brought together all sports teams, the marching band, dance teams and the cheerleaders to further demonstrate the immense amount of Lindy Pride that looked to propel their team to victory. To conclude the high school pep rally, homecoming queen Kayla Lipscomb and king Jake Grigo were announced to the loud applause of their fellow schoolmates. The student council and athletic department coordinated the weekend’s activities.

    The parade on Oct. 15 began at Fireman’s Park, made its way down Wellwood Avenue and ended at Lindenhurst Middle School. Each class and school building float represented different countries from around the world.

    At half time, there were special performances from the school’s marching band, cheerleading squads and dance team. At that time, it was announced that the senior class won the float competition with their incredible float that was USA-themed.

    In the end, the Bulldogs reigned victorious as they defeated West Babylon 20-6.

    Slideshow

    Date Added: 10/17/2022

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  • During the Oct. 12 meeting of the Lindenhurst Union Free School District Board of Education, the eight esteemed members of the Board were recognized for their tireless efforts representing the students, staff and members of the Lindenhurst community as part of Board Appreciation Week.

    As part of the recognition, students from West Gates Elementary School performed a song for the Board led by teachers Shaina Fischer and Maria Ierardi, Harding Avenue students showed a video created by Dawn DeNatalie and Melanie Inzirillo to the Board thanking them for all they do and thank-you cards were also presented to them by Leighann Hollweg and Brenna. High school technology teacher Frank LoCascio designed name plates and, with assistance from technology teachers Ms. Ibrahim, Mr. Spinaris and Mr. Zembryzycki, students cut them out using new scroll saws. Each name plate was then sanded and given a clear coat. Hanging name signs were also gifted to the Board members, created by students with help from middle school technology teachers Ms. Sleezer and Mr. Severson using the new Glowforge laser cutter. 3D-printed bulldogs were created using the new Ultimaker 3D printer.

    Additionally, two talented student-musicians from Lindenhurst High School, Sinead Buckley and Aurelia Cacace, were recognized for their selection to perform in the 2022 New York State School Music Association’s All-State performance, which will take place this December in Rochester, New York.

    Board trustee Josephine Martino also received the Level 2 Board Excellence Award from the New York State School Boards Association for her continued effort to expand her school board knowledge and skills for enhanced board governance.

    Date Added: 10/17/2022

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  • On Oct. 8, the Lindenhurst Marching Band performed at MetLife Stadium in the USBands competition, where they finished in third place out of 10 schools competing in Division III-A.

    The band posted a score of 78.7, only .10 out of second place and one point out of first place. Additionally, they were awarded Best Ensemble Music and scored highest in Individual Music.

    Date Added: 10/13/2022

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  • Reminder: Board of Education Business Meeting

    Wednesday, October 12 - 8 PM McKenna Administration Building
    Meeting begins at 8 p.m.

    (Executive Session anticipated at 7:00 p.m.)

    Please be advised that the meeting will also be live streamed on our YouTube page at: LUFSD Board Meeting 10/12/2022 (https://youtu.be/Ihj_J-pD5k0)

    Date Added: 10/11/2022

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  • William Rall Elementary School recently welcomed new assistant principal Kristina Moon. Ms. Moon was welcomed into her role at the building on Sept. 28.

    Prior to her appointment at William Rall Elementary, Ms. Moon most recently served as the assistant principal and district instructional technology administrator for the Mattituck-Cutchogue School District, where she was responsible for daily building operations in collaboration with the building principal, the facilitation of a building-level technology committee and professional development in the area of instructional technology. Before her time in the Mattituck-Cutchogue School District, Ms. Moon spent 13 years working as a literacy coach at Oquenock Elementary School in the West Islip Union Free School District.

    Ms. Moon holds a Bachelor of Science degree in childhood education from the State University of New York at Cortland, a Master of Science degree in literacy from Dowling College, a Master of Science in curriculum development and instructional technology from University at Albany and an advanced graduate certificate in educational leadership from Stony Brook University.

    "I am both proud and grateful to be joining not only the William Rall community, but the entire Lindy family,” Ms. Moon said. “I look forward to working in a family oriented, close knit community with wonderful students, families and staff members."

    Date Added: 10/11/2022

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  • What does it mean to be a Digital Citizen?

    A digital citizen is a person who develops the skills and knowledge to safely and effectively use the internet and other digital technology.

    Digital Citizenship Family Night is a free event for 5th & 6th grade families designed to open avenues of dialogue between children and parents, help families identify their values and priorities as digital citizens, and empower participants with new knowledge and tools that can help them reach their agreed upon goals.

    Through conversations between family members, we'll talk about social media, failing forward, managing device time, information privacy, and more!

    This night is held on Wednesday, October 26 at the MS and will begin in the auditorium at 6:30pm.

    Registration is required and is available on a first come, first serve basis. Please use this link to sign up.


    Click here to view the Registration

    Date Added: 10/11/2022

  • A recent activity provided insightful perspective into the history of American territories for fifth grade students at Daniel Street Elementary School and William Rall Elementary School as they engaged in an educational journey in which they experienced key areas of Native American life. The activity was part of a program by Journeys into American Indian Territories, a group that provides curriculum-based learning experiences for elementary students.

    Students learned about important Native American values such as self-discipline, community cooperation and listening. Students also learned about hunting, cooking and the myriad ways Native Americans utilized animal resources in their daily lives.

    Additionally, students viewed items used during these times such as clothing, utensils and shelters and concluded the activity by creating an animal-inspired design for a shield.

    Date Added: 10/7/2022

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  • An exciting addition to a hallway in Daniel Street Elementary School had students jumping for joy as they recently completed a sensory hallway, a colorful pathway with various prompts which encourage the development of motor skills, balance, hand-eye coordination and spatial awareness. The fun, new markers that line the hallway include things such as hop, skip, spin and crab walk.

    Date Added: 10/6/2022 

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  • High-flying skills were recently on display for students at West Gates Elementary School as they enjoyed a BMX bike show performed by the Dialed Action Sports team, which taught students the importance of bicycle safety and protective equipment.

    As part of the presentation, students enjoyed the riders showcasing a variety of exciting tricks and in the process learned about important elements of bicycle safety, protective equipment and positive character development.

    Date Added: 10/4/2022

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  • A recent field trip provided up-close insight into native species of Long Island waters as Lindenhurst High School marine biology students in Gavin Costanzo’s class took a field trip to Venetian Shores to collect specimens for study.

    As part of the trip, students learned about local geological history and, using nets, collected several types of fish which will be held in fish tanks within the classroom for further study over the school year.

    Concluding the visit, students also participated in a beach cleanup where they collected and disposed of harmful garbage found on the beach.

    Date Added: 10/3/2022

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September 2022

  • Students across grade levels at Albany Avenue Elementary School recently participated in art activities, led by library media specialist Sarah Feder, celebrating creativity as part of International Dot Day, inspired by “The Dot,” by Peter H. Reynolds.

    The worldwide celebration of art is renowned for the positive message it shares about the teacher-student connection and how creativity and confidence in a student’s life are key.

    Date Added: 9/30/2022

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  • Due to a school swim meet today 9/29, community swim is canceled.

  • Students at William Rall Elementary School recently participated in a plethora of activities aimed at fostering a love for literature in celebration of International Literacy Day. As part of those activities, students participated in “Read My Shirt” day where students wore shirts with words to encourage others to read.

    Date Added: 9/29/2022

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  • West Gates Elementary School third grade teacher Shaina Fischer was recently awarded a $735 grant from Tanger Outlets through the TangerKids Grant Program, which provides grants and scholarship opportunities to teachers and students in the areas they serve.

    Ms. Fischer submitted a grant proposal for flexible seating for her students outlining the immense benefits of the additional seating options and the impact it would have on the learning environment within her classroom.

    Date Added: 9/28/2022 

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  • An inspiring collaborative effort spanning grade levels at Daniel Street Elementary School resonated throughout the halls recently as teachers led activities combatting social isolation for Start With Hello Week as part of the Sandy Hook Promise.

    As part of the expansive week, students participated in various activities that included “Meet and Greet Day,” where students made name tags they wore throughout the day and were encouraged to introduce themselves to students and staff they encounter throughout the building; “Upstander Tuesday,” where students learned about the importance of being an upstander and how it helps others; and “Wear Green Wednesday,” where students and staff were encouraged to wear green as a symbol of unity and solidarity with Sandy Hook Promise.

    Date Added: 9/23/2022

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  • Lindenhurst Superintendent of Schools Mr. Anthony Davidson recently met with New York State Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre to discuss district initiatives and ways to continue to improve the educational experience for all Lindenhurst students.

    Additionally, Mr. Davidson continues similar conversations with other local politicians who represent the Lindenhurst area such as Presiding Officer of the Suffolk County Legislature Kevin McCaffrey and Babylon Town Supervisor Rich Schaffer. He has also met Lindenhurst Mayor Michael Lavorata on several occasions and looks forward to their meeting together next month.

    Date Added: 9/22/2022

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  • On Sept.17 the Lindenhurst Marching Band competed at the USBands Marching Band Competition held at Falcon Field at Francis T. Maloney High School in Meriden, Connecticut. Check out the video to see our talented student-musicians perform!

     


     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Wednesday, September 21 - 8 PM McKenna Administration Building Meeting begins at 8 p.m.

    (Executive Session anticipated at 6:30 p.m.)

    Please be advised that the meeting will also be live streamed using the following link:
    LUFSD Board Meeting 9/21/2022 -https://youtu.be/eqVZoGzEAK8

    Date Added: 9/20/2022 

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  • On Sept. 18 Lindenhurst students and student-athletes gathered at Lindenhurst Middle School for the Christina Renna Walkathon, an event that raises funds for childhood cancer research.

    Christina Renna is a former Lindenhurst student who passed from childhood cancer several years ago. The Renna family hosts this annual walk as a fundraiser where Lindenhurst students and athletes collect and make donations for childhood cancer research through Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.

    Date Added: 9/20/2022

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  • Lindenhurst Middle School eighth grade math students in Mrs. Duryee and Mrs. DeGennaro’s classes completed several “get to know you” activities this week that fostered problem-solving skills while working collaboratively with their classmates.

    Date Added: 9/13/2022

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  • Two talented student-musicians from Lindenhurst High School were selected to showcase their musical mastery during the 2022 New York State School Music Association’s All-State performance, which will take place this December in Rochester, New York.

    Sinead Buckley has been selected as an alto 2 to perform in the mixed chorus, and Aurelia Cacace has been selected to play bass trombone in the symphony orchestra.

    “We are honored in Lindenhurst to have students selected year after year to participate in NYSSMA’s All-State Ensembles,” said Director of Fine and Performing Arts Jon Trapani. “It is a true testament to the work our music teachers do from kindergarten through 12th grade. It is a particular honor to have two students selected for two different performing ensembles. Congratulations to our music teachers and Aurelia and Sinead on this tremendous achievement.”

    The competitive selection process for selecting an All-State musician includes teacher recommendations, audition scores during NYSSMA solo evaluations and exemplary participation in other performing organizations. Approximately 7,000 students audition for the eight All-State performing groups and just under 900 are selected to participate annually.

    Date Added: 9/12/2022

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  • New York State has released the scores and parent reports for last year's grade 3-8 ELA and math, and grade 4 and 8 science exams. You can access the results by logging into the Parent Portal at https://parentportal.eschooldata.com/.

    Instructions for accessing the scores and parent reports can be found here.

    Date Added: 9/9/2022

  • School Days - Tuesdays & Thursdays (6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

    Date Added: 9/8/2022

  • Reminder: Board of Education Business Meeting

    Wednesday, September 7 - 8 PM McKenna Administration Building
    Meeting begins at 8 p.m.

    (Executive Session anticipated at 7 p.m.)

    Please be advised that the meeting will also be live streamed using the following link: LUFSD Board Meeting 9/7/2022 - https://youtu.be/Mrs3ESFbKUo.

    Date Added: 9/6/2022 

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  • Rainy skies couldn’t stop the bright shining smiles of Lindenhurst students as they were welcomed back to school on the first day of the 2022-2023 school year. Wishing all students a wonderful school year!

    Lindenhurst Welcomes Back Students on the First Day of School Slideshow.

    Date Added: 9/6/2022

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  • Fall Swim Registration

    When: September 10th, 2022

    Where: HS Pool

    From: 8am-10am

    $50.00 per child

    **Check or Money order accepted. No Cash.

    ***Must be a Lindenhurst resident. Please bring proof of residency, proof of school attendance, & birth certificate.

    ***Kindergarten through 8th grade.

    Date Added: 9/6/2022

August 2022

  • The Lindenhurst Union Free School District recently hosted a new teacher orientation during which it welcomed more than 25 teachers to the district, ranging from elementary to high school. Teaching areas include elementary education, math, ENL, music and special education.

    As part of the two-day orientation, the educators were introduced to district administration and reviewed expectations for student achievement, instructional focus areas and educational technology.

    The orientation program allowed the educators to familiarize themselves with district policies and procedures, while engaging in informative conversations with fellow faculty members and staff.

    Date Added: 8/31/2022

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  • Date Added: 8/30/2022

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  • Today, incoming Lindenhurst High School ninth grade students attended their freshman orientation where they were introduced to the school building and learned important information to support them in their transition to high school.

    As part of the orientation, students were introduced to building administrators and learned about the various resources available to them throughout the building. Additionally, senior peer leaders led building tours and assisted students in finding classes and their lockers.

    Date Added: 8/29/2022

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  • Click here to view the calendar.

    Date Added: 8/29/2022

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  • Date Added: 8/24/2022 

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    Date Added: 8/11/2022

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  • The Lindenhurst High School Marching Band concluded their weeklong training camp on Friday, Aug. 5.

    Parents were treated to a preview performance of this year's show, "Rise of the Machines." The students and staff are looking forward to an exciting competitive season.

    "We've almost never been this far along with a show this early in the summer,” remarked band director Kevin Pike. “This is a great group of students. They really love working together."

    Jon Trapani, director of fine and performing arts, agreed. "We are thrilled with the accomplishments of the students and staff this week,” he said. “They are going to make us very proud this season."

    Along with the band’s busy competitive season in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, the district is excited to host the USBands New York Regional Championships on the middle school field on Sunday, Oct. 23.

    Date Added: 8/9/2022

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  • Pool is open on Tuesday and Thursday night from 5-8pm during the summer. Pool passes may be purchased on My School Bucks webpage. No cash is accepted.

    Starting August 23, 2022 Summer Swim hours will be 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Additionally, the last day for Summer Swim will be September 1, 2022

    Date Added: 7/6/2022

July 2022

  • Today, Superintendent of Schools, Mr. Anthony Davidson hosted the first Coffee and Conversations in the Courtyard where community members joined the Superintendent to engage in conversations focused on the future of Lindenhurst Schools.

    There will be three additional events held this summer on July 26, and August 9 and 23 at 9:30 a.m. at the McKenna Administration Building.

    Date Added: 7/19/2022 

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  • The Lindenhurst Union Free School District Board of Education held its annual reorganization meeting on July 13, where new Board trustee Philip Renna and reelected trustees Linda Aniello and Ed Langone were sworn in to office to begin their three-year terms. Donna Hochman was elected as the Board of Education president and Ed Langone was elected vice president for the 2022-23 school year.

    Additionally, Mr. Anthony Davison was sworn in as the district’s superintendent of schools.

    Date Added: 7/14/2022

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  • The A.R.M.S. Club of Lindenhurst Senior High School has compiled many backpacks with school supplies to be donated to families in the community who need the support. Please note that supplies are received as donations and may be gently used.

    If you are interested in receiving school supplies for your child, please fill out this Request Form by Tuesday, July 19. In addition, if you are interested in donating school supplies to the A.R.M.S. Backpack Club, please fill out this Donation Form.

    Date Added: 7/13/2022

  • Wednesday, July 13 - 8 PM McKenna Administration Building

    Meeting begins at 8 p.m.

    (Executive Session anticipated at 7 p.m.)

    Please be advised that the meeting will also be live streamed using the following link: https://youtu.be/61Y5Hc4SIUg

    Date Added: 7/12/2022

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  • Date Added: 7/8/2022

    Attachments

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June 2022

  • Smiles and cheers from family and friends welcomed a distinguished group of graduating seniors on June 24 to a sun-covered field for the Lindenhurst High School commencement ceremony honoring the Class of 2022 and celebrating their collective accomplishments.

    As “Pomp and Circumstance” carried through the air, the excited graduates took the Edward F. Kienle Memorial Field for the last time as students of the Lindenhurst Union Free School District. The commencement exercises then began with the national anthem performed by the senior music students under the direction of Charles Pramnieks.

    Valedictorian Atahan Yetimoglu then took the stage and reflected on what his fellow classmates have overcome and the great things they will achieve next in life. “Together we will persevere through all of the obstacles that life has in store for us because I know the Class of 2022, and I know that we are all destined for greatness. I am proud of what we have accomplished in such unprecedented times, and I am proud of us for what we will achieve in the future.”

    Continuing the ceremony, Salutatorian Randy Ramsuchit delivered an insightful speech, sharing the importance of being present and appreciating the moment. He wished his classmates well as they move on to their next steps in life.

    “We, the Class of 2022, are capable of accomplishing anything we put our minds to,” he said. “Our journey as high schoolers ends here, but a new, unique path will be shaped for each one of us. I am proud to be a part of this class, and to all my classmates, we made it.”

    Superintendent of Schools Daniel E. Giordano then shared a message with students about the importance of gratitude and practicing it each day. “I hope that as you move on throughout your lives,” he said, “you do so with gratitude in your heart. Be grateful for your families who have worked so hard to give you every opportunity. Be grateful for your friends who were there to listen and laugh and cry or even just sit by your side when you needed someone. Be grateful for your talents and all of the things that make you who you are because they are yours alone and nobody can take them from you.”

    Principal Dr. Candice Brodie began her address by recognizing several students who would be entering the armed services following graduation. As she continued, she spoke to the great hopes she has for this outstanding class and their future as she reflected on her favorite book from her childhood, “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle.

    “You are about to break out of the cocoon of high school and become, what will you become?” she asked. “The answer is, whatever you want to be. I know enough about you to know that is the truth. You have perseverance, grit, tenacity, strength, heart and knowledge. All of these years and all of that hunger made that true. Out of that cocoon will fly doctors, urban planners, teachers, construction workers, auto mechanics, fashion designers, you name it. They are sitting before us.”

    Members of the Board of Education then began the presentation of diplomas. After the final diplomas were presented, cheers and applause echoed across the field as students emphatically threw their caps to the sky, exiting the field as alumni of the Lindenhurst Union Free School District.

    Annual Commencement Celebrates Lindenhurst High School Class of 2022 Slideshow.

    Date Added: 6/28/2022

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  • Date Added: 6/27/2022

  • Lindenhurst Middle School’s eighth grade students celebrated their moving up on June 23 with a ceremony that celebrated their accomplishments as middle school students and offered encouragement as they prepare to take the next step in their academic journey.

    The celebratory event included words from Principal Frank Naccarato and Superintendent of Schools Daniel E. Giordano who spoke to students about the importance of gratitude and exercising gratitude throughout one’s life.

    Additionally, the top 10 students were acknowledged for their accomplishments, and students were recognized for various awards and achievements, such as perfect attendance. Awards included the New York State Comptroller Awards, Attorney General Awards, Outstanding Physical Education Awards and the Suffolk County Executive Public Service Award.

    As a highlight to the ceremony, the middle school eighth grade chorus sang a beautiful rendition of John Lennon’s “Imagine.”

    Lindenhurst Middle School Moving-Up Ceremony Slideshow.

    Date Added: 6/24/2022

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  • On June 15, the Lindenhurst Union Free School District Board of Education held its Community Forum at the McKenna Administration Building. During the meeting, numerous displays of excellence in the arts were on display and several awards were presented recognizing community members, students, staff and administrators.

    The night began with a performance by members of the sixth grade band under the direction of Mrs. Rosequist. Additionally, artwork from the students of Daniel Street and William Rall elementary schools were on display for visitors to enjoy.

    The Pride of Lindenhurst Award is presented annually in several categories by the members of the Board of Education and the Superintendent of Schools in recognition of an outstanding contribution that inspires pride in the Lindenhurst Union Free School District. This year’s Pride of Lindenhurst in the Community category was given to Jeremy Ruckert. Nancy Bracht in the district’s special education department was recognized as the staff recipient of the prestigious award.

    Also, a student recipient will be recognized with a Pride of Lindenhurst Award later this month.

    During the meeting, the Kiwanis Club of Lindenhurst and Suffolk County Police Officer and Lindenhurst Resource Officer Jeannie Osias were recognized with the Yale Award for their tremendous contributions to the Lindenhurst Union Free School District.
    Additionally, Coordinator of Instructional Technology and Library Media Specialists Jennifer Freedman, Assistant Superintendent for Special Education and Pupil Personnel Services Bret Kearney and Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Elementary Instruction Dr. Lisa M. Omeis received the Harvard Award.

    Superintendent of Schools Daniel E. Giordano was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award for Academic Excellence by the Board of Education, honoring his 25 years of dedicated service to the district and his profound impact on the students, staff and community of Lindenhurst.

    Lindenhurst Honors the Achievements of Students, Staff and Community Members Slideshow.

    Date Added: 6/23/2022

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  • Second grade students at Daniel Street Elementary School recently participated in Camp-Read-A-Lot and were happy to share their love of reading with our Superintendent of Schools.

    Date Added: 6/22/2022

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  • The varsity athletes and coaches of Lindenhurst High School were recently honored at the annual Athletic Awards Ceremony held in the high school gymnasium. The celebratory evening recognizes the outstanding effort, dedication and achievement of district athletes and coaches.

    The banquet began with the grand procession of the Most Valuable Players for each team. Outstanding athletes were chosen for the Lindenhurst Hall of Fame and the Gold Key awards. Individual scholarships and recognition were presented to players throughout the evening.

    Lindenhurst Student-Athletes Honored at Awards Ceremony Slideshow.

    Date Added: 6/21/2022

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  • Lindenhurst High School recently hosted its annual Tri-M Music Honor Society Induction Ceremony and Recital where talented student-musicians were inducted into the prestigious group.

    As part of the ceremony students performed seven songs, further demonstrating their commitment to excellence in the arts and their immense talents.

    Date Added: 6/21/2022

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  • Click here to view the Graduation Livestream

    Date Added: 6/21/2022

  • Lindenhurst High School student Tabitha Dreher-DeRiggi was recently selected to have her artwork from Long Island’s Best: Young Artists at The Heckscher Museum placed on display at Mitchells in Huntington from June 1-30.

    Tabitha’s artwork was selected as one of 22 pieces to be featured in Mitchells out of 79 students displaying at The Heckscher Museum from across Long Island.

    Date Added: 6/16/2022

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  • On June 3, Lindenhurst students took part in the 2022 Nassau County Games for the Physically Challenged at the Mitchel Athletic Complex in Uniondale.

    Forty student-athletes and 38 buddies from kindergarten through 12th grade took to the fields to participate in a series of events where they competed against students from across Long Island. Parents, teachers and administrators were in attendance to cheer on the student-athletes as they achieved their goals.

    Date Added: 6/15/2022

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  • The Lindenhurst department of fine and performing arts recently presented its annual All-Lindy Concert at the Lindenhurst High School auditorium.

    Students selected for the All-Lindy performance groups played a number of songs to a crowd of family, friends and distinguished guests and showcased their exceptional musical abilities and dedication to their love of music.

    Date Added: 6/14/2022

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  • Students at Daniel Street Elementary School gathered outside of their school building dressed in red, white and blue on June 14 to honor the flag of the United States of America as part of a celebratory Flag Day event.

    As part of the event, students sang a collection of patriotic songs and enjoyed music performed by members of the school’s band. The flag was raised with the assistance of the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, and the ceremony concluded with fifth grade students sharing inspiring paragraphs and poems about what the flag means to them.

    Date Added: 6/14/2022

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  • Date Added: 6/13/2022 

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  • The Lindenhurst High School Student Council recently hosted its dramatized production “Shattered Dreams” that demonstrates the consequences of drinking and driving and promotes responsible decision-making.

    The event included a mock accident scene in which a student was seriously, and in one case, fatally injured as a result of a student’s decision to drive home while intoxicated after a party. The junior and senior classes looked on as various community entities, including local fire and police, responded to the mock scene behind the high school. They watched as police officers tested and “arrested” their classmate whose decision to drive impacted the lives of so many others.

    As a culmination to the program, Certified Speaking Professional Bobby Petrocelli spoke with students and shared his experience with a drunk driver. The experience claimed the life of his young wife and changed him forever. He explored with students the power of each decision they make. He also encouraged them to recognize all of the ways in which they matter.

    Date Added: 6/9/2022

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  • On May 13, Harding Avenue and West Gates elementary schools’ library media specialist Theresa DelOrfano was named Western Suffolk BOCES School Library Media Specialist of the Year.

    DelOrfano was recognized for her unwavering commitment to the profession and to the students of Harding Avenue and West Gates elementary schools.

    Date Added: 6/1/2022

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May 2022

  • Spiders, caterpillars, bees and more were recent topics of discussion for first grade students at West Gates Elementary School as students participated in a lesson led by the Long Island Science Center.

    As part of the activity, which aligned with their recent unit on life cycles and habitats, students learned about various types of insects, ways to identify them and where they are found around the world.

    Date Added: 5/26/2022

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  • Please see below for an important message from Superintendent of Schools Daniel E. Giordano and resources for parents.

    Date Added: 5/25/2022 

    Attachments:

  • Three Lindenhurst High School students recently won first place in the DECA Sales Pitch Competition at The College of Saint Rose.

    Christina Khuikha, Emily Lin and Erica Lin placed first out of eight participating schools in the competition. Through their work, led by DECA adviser Regina Murnane, the talented team of students created a sales pitch for a product and described the ways it could help improve a particular business.

    Date Added: 5/24/2022

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  • Lindenhurst High School recently hosted an athletic signing ceremony to celebrate 15 graduating seniors who have signed letters of intent to continue their athletic careers on the collegiate level.

    These distinguished student-athletes were recognized for their outstanding athletic achievements during their time as Lindenhurst students and are wished the greatest success as they continue on to their collegiate athletic careers.

    Jairo Caceres – Wrestling, Saint Thomas University

    Kevin Conway – Baseball, St. Elizabeth University

    Owen Craker – Lacrosse, SUNY New Paltz

    Michael Golaszewski – Volleyball, St. Joseph’s University

    Sean Gordon – Boys Soccer, St. Joseph’s University

    Devin Lanzer – Baseball, Mount Saint Mary College

    Adam Lesniewski – Boys Soccer, Molloy College

    Nicoletta Longhitano – Field Hockey, Molloy College

    Brennan McNeilly – Lacrosse, Hartwick College

    Nick Pensavalle – Boys Soccer, St. Joseph’s University

    Brandon Reybok – Baseball, SUNY Purchase

    Igor Rzasa – Football, Wilkes University

    Christopher Sarnicola – Volleyball, St. Joseph’s University

    Matt Star – Boys Soccer, Molloy College

    Jake Trovato – Football, Hobart College

    Date Added: 5/19/2022

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  • Summer STEAM introduces incoming grade 3-6 students to various STEAM disciplines. Students work collaboratively to create, build, solve, and program hands-on projects in robotics, forensic science, engineering, computer science, art and math. Students gain an understanding of how to fail forward, bring knowledge and skills to solve problems, make sense of information, and gather and evaluate evidence to make decisions. Students will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis through June 24, 2022.

    The program runs Monday - Thursday, July 11 -22 from 9am - 12pm at Albany Avenue Elementary School.

    Click here to register online.

  • The Budget Has Passed.

    Yes 1566

    No 793

    The proposition to utilize the capital reserve fund to finance projects for the purpose of expanding educational and/or vocational programs passed.

    1636 Yes

    686 No

    Congratulations to Linda Aniello, Edward Langone and Philip Renna on winning the Board election.

    Linda Aniello 1146

    Janine Egan 1108

    Jacquelyn Herig 1151

    Edward Langone 1185

    Heather Reado 392

    Philip Renna 1173

    El presupuesto ha pasado. Gracias.

    1566 Sí

    793 No

    Se aprobó la propuesta de utilizar el fondo de reserva de capital para financiar proyectos con el fin de expandir los programas educativos y/o vocacionales.

    1636 Sí

    686 No

    Felicitaciones a Linda Aniello, Edward Langone y Philip Renna por ganar la elección de la Junta.

    Linda Aniello 1146

    Janine Egan 1108

    Jacquelyn Herig 1151

    Edward Langone 1185

    Heather Reado 392

    Philip Renna 1173

    Crino Sesto 698

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  • BOE Community Forum and School Budget Results Meeting TUESDAY, May 17 - 9 PM McKenna Administration Building

    Meeting begins at 9 p.m.

    (Executive Session 7 p.m.)

    Please be advised that the meeting will also be live streamed using the following link: LUFSD Budget Meeting - 5/17/2022: https://youtu.be/j9ZE7AIqP1Q

    As such, any home viewers interested in asking questions regarding the Board of Education’s agenda and/or wish to address the Board of Education may do so by e-mailing their questions and/or comments to boardofedquestions@lufsd.org by 4 pm, Monday, May 16.

    To the extent possible and permitted by applicable law, rule, regulation and District policy, the Board of Education will endeavor to address each question and/or comment during the public participation portion of the meeting.

    5/13/2022 - BOE Community Forum and School Budget Results Meeting TUESDAY, May 17 - 9 PM McKenna Administration Building ?

  • The district is please to announce that Lit Camp will return for the 2022 summer. This program was a great success last year, serving over 200 students. The program will run from July 11 through August 11, 2022 at the William Rall Elementary School from 9am-12pm.  Transportation is not provided.   

    If you would like to sign your child up, please click the link below OR print and return the form below to your child’s school.  Enrollment is on a first come-first served basis.  

    We are looking forward to another great summer program that promotes literacy as well as elements of positive social interaction and character traits like friendship..  

    Please note that lunch will not be served this year and students should bring their own snack.

    CLICK HERE to register online. 

    Haga clic aqui para imprimir el formulario en espanol.

  • Meeting begins at 8 p.m.

    (Executive Session 7 p.m.)

    Please be advised that the meeting will also be live streamed using the following link: https://youtu.be/una2XFCmSx4

    As such, any home viewers interested in asking questions regarding the Board of Education’s agenda and/or wish to address the Board of Education may do so by e-mailing their questions and/or comments to boardofedquestions@lufsd.org by 4 pm, Tuesday, May 3.

    To the extent possible and permitted by applicable law, rule, regulation and District policy, the Board of Education will endeavor to address each question and/or comment during the public participation portion of the meeting.

April 2022

  • Second grade students at Daniel Street Elementary School in the Lindenhurst Union Free School District recently culminated a math unit on April 25 in a unique and fun way. After weeks of learning about the value of each coin, counting on using coins, and giving back change, the children created their very own stores.

    They worked in groups to create store names, priced the items to sell, created receipts, store slogans, and used “cash registers” to store the coins. Play money was used to "purchase" items such as pencils, glow sticks, bouncy balls, erasers and so much more.

    Parents of the class graciously donated the items to be sold.  

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  • The Lindenhurst Union Free School District held a successful dual-language family event on April 26 at Albany Avenue Elementary School.

    There were over 120 participants from our K-2 program and parents continue to be very supportive of the programs’ growth.

    Students and their families participated in three spring themed stations, including a Yoga at which students learned different poses and techniques; a Planting station where they were able to decorate a pot and plant a small seedling and a craft station where they made their own bug jar and bug mask.The Lindenhurst Public Library was in attendance and students ended the night with some educational games that were raffled off while everyone enjoyed light refreshments and snacks.

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  • Fifth grade students of Alleghany Avenue Elementary School recently took part in the National Circus Project’s Circus Week as an extension of the school’s physical education program.

    National Circus Project professionals, Joyce Kung and Rob Loc, worked with the students throughout the week and prepared them for a culminating performance in which they would demonstrate the skills taught. The fifth graders practiced circus skills such as walking on stilts, spinning plates and frames, and juggling diablos and devil sticks. They were able to fine tune their hand-eye coordination and motor skills while having fun.  

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  • The Lindenhurst Middle School gymnasium was transformed into a gallery of research as the school hosted its annual science fair. Sixth- and seventh-grade students presented their projects using the scientific method – including their hypotheses, findings, research, data and conclusions – in a variety of interesting topics.

    This year, in addition to the most innovative category, the school added video categories for Best Academic Film, Best Representation of NGSS Phenomenon and Best Animated Feature Film.The district congratulates all of this year’s winners at the science fair.

    Sixth-grade winners:

    1st Place – Shawn Hart – Organic Power

    2nd Place – Kyra Peckholdt – Germs? You Bread-er Believe It

    3rd Place – Tristan Olivio – Riding the Wind

    Most Innovative – Joseph Connell – Vehicle Aerodynamics

    Best Academic Film – Daniel Lemmermann – May the Magnetic Force Be With You

    Best Representation of NGSS Phenomenon – Jonathan Kahana – Crow Intelligent Study

    Seventh-grade winners:

    1st Place – Anthony Posillico – Error_Request_Time Out: How Stroop Effect Makes Your Brain Work Harder

    2nd Place – Nicholas Innamorato – Winds of Change

    3rd Place – Katerina Rueb – Water Cleaning Machines

    Most Innovative – Maciej Lewicki – The Amazing Plant Maze Race

    Best Academic Film – Alexandra Gervasio – Nuclear Explosions

    Best Animated Film – Eowyn Wang – The Life of a Helper T Cell and a Regulatory T Cell 

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  • On May 4, the Lindenhurst High School will host the LHS Union Trades Fair 2022.

    The event is open to grades 10 through 12 and registration is required. This is not a drop off event. Parents and students should travel together. During the event which will be held from 4 pm to 7 pm at the Lindenhurst High School, students will have the opportunity to explore career path in skilled trades and speak with members of the trades.

    Scan the QR Code to sign up.

    Date Added: 4/4/2022

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March 2022

  • The community is welcome to attend a special meeting of the Board of Education which will be held tomorrow, Thursday, March 31 at the McKenna Administration Building at 7pm. 

    At this meeting, the Board anticipates that they will appoint and welcome your next superintendent of schools to the district. 

    Additionally, you can watch the meeting via livestream by clicking the link below: LUFSD Special Board Meeting 3/31/2022: https://youtu.be/lYBkX7pUCiU

    Further details will be shared with the community after the appointment is made.

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  • The district is pleased to announce that Mr. Anthony Davidson, of Greenlawn, has been appointed as superintendent of schools, effective July 1, 2022. 

    “With 25 years of experience in education, the Board of Education is confident that Mr. Davidson has the leadership skills, understanding and vision to continue to move the district forward,” said Board President Donna Hochman.

    Throughout the tenure of his career, Mr. Davidson has served students at every professional level. He began his career in education as a teacher of English language arts in the Commack School District and then went on to become the Commack chairperson of English language arts. From there, he held the positions of assistant principal and principal of Commack High School and Commack Middle School, respectively.In 2018, Mr. Davidson accepted the position of assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction in the Locust Valley Central School District, a role he currently holds. Additionally, Mr. Davidson currently serves as an adjunct professor at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

    Mr. Davidson has enhanced the school communities he’s worked with in myriad ways that demonstrate his leadership, such as the expansion of the career exploration program in Locust Valley CSD to include externships, nearly tripling the number of dual-enrollment opportunities; creating, staffing and overseeing the district’s K-6 remote learning academy; leading the K-5 implementation and grade 6 exploration of the Teacher College Readers and Writers Program Framework (TCRWP); initiating and guiding the expansion of special education services to include integrated co-teaching in Locust Valley; and supervising the creation and design of curricula in serving as the IB Head of School in Commack for the first Middle Years Program on Long Island and one of the Largest in North America.

    “Throughout the search process, the more I learned about Lindenhurst, the more enamored I became,” said Mr. Davidson. “I've learned that the people of Lindenhurst surround and support each other and have great pride in their town and schools.  I am grateful for the confidence and commitment the Board has extended tome and am excited for the opportunity to lead in a community where people genuinely care about and demonstrate a commitment to each other and to making their district the best it can be for all children. I look forward to many years together as we build upon the long-standing tradition of excellence in Lindenhurst." 

    Mr. Davidson has been honored with a number of professional recognitions, including the Commack Middle School Teacher of the Year, PTA Advocate-in-Action Award and Long Island BOCES Fred Podolski Leadership and Innovation Award. He has also presented at several American Middle Level Education National Conferences, as well as the Long Island Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development Annual Conference and the Long Island Technology Summit.

    When not working or shuttling their combined family of six children from the fields to the courts, you can find Mr. Davidson and his fiancé Dr. Christina Moran, principal of Elwood Middle School, enjoying the outdoors with their rescue dog Sammy, at the beach or on the slopes.

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  • BOE Business Meeting and Budget Adoption April 6 - 8 PM McKenna Administration Building

    Meeting begins at 8 p.m.

    (Executive Session 7 p.m.)

    Please be advised that the meeting will also be live streamed using the following link: LUFSD Board Meeting 4/6/2022: https://youtu.be/F7_-Xy0I63E

    As such, any home viewers interested in asking questions regarding the Board of Education’s agenda and/or wish to address the Board of Education may do so by e-mailing their questions and/or comments to boardofedquestions@lufsd.org by 4 pm, Tuesday, April 5.

    To the extent possible and permitted by applicable law, rule, regulation and District policy, the Board of Education will endeavor to address each question and/or comment during the public participation portion of the meeting.

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  • CLICK HERE for the Budget Information page to review important information and presentations pertaining to the 2022-23 School Budget Vote on May 17, 2022.

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  • Reminder: BOE Community Forum will be held at the McKenna Administration Building on Wednesday, Mar. 16, 2022.  

    Meeting begins at 8 p.m.

    (Executive Session 7 p.m.)

    Participants are reminded that any behavior that may be deemed disrespectful could result in ejection from the meeting. 

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  • Lindenhurst High School symphonic band, under the direction of teacher Kevin Pike, recently took part in a virtual clinic led by Staff Sgt. Tyler Hsieh, clarinetist in “The President’s Own” Marine Band.

    Throughout the interactive session, Hsieh explored various practicing techniques to assist the students’ performances and help them to avoid boredom while practicing. He emphasized the importance of setting goals and mastering the fundamentals of the instrument by performing scales, practicing long tones and articulation exercises.

    Additionally, he shared with the students some of his personal experience performing with the “President’s Own,” America’s oldest continuously active professional musical organization, including his performance during the presidential inauguration of 2020.

    Date Added: 3/8/2022

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  • Lindenhurst High School has announced the names of the students with the top 20 highest grade point averages of the Class of 2022. These elite students are to be commended for their dedication, effort and perseverance:
    * Atahan Yetimoglu
    * Randy Ramsuchit
    * Oleksandra Blyshchak
    * Justin Silva
    * Franchesca Rodriguez
    * Taylor Santha
    * Alyssa Wronski
    * Jenni McPadden
    * Everett Hinckley
    * Bevin Gao
    * Michelle Kurianowicz
    * Sarah Irfan
    * Ibelle Madera
    * Meghan Dawnkaski
    * Angela Marie Sessa
    * Samuel Ogunwale
    * Hallie Holzwarth
    * Brenden O’Connor
    * Angelina Mavros
    * Tianna Marti
    Date Added: 3/8/2022

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  • Fifth grade students at Albany Avenue Elementary School in Melissa Arm’s class recently worked with kindergarten buddies in Michelle Dirr’s class to complete a STEM activity designed to reflect the Olympic theme. In small teams, using materials such as cardboard tubes, pipe cleaners, and washers, students created plans and constructed bobsleds.

    While at Daniel Street Elementary School, first grade students worked with the Challenge Island company, combining STEM with a study of penguins and the location, climate and natural habitats of the continent of Antarctica. Students were challenged to design a toboggan that decreased run times by reducing friction and maximizing velocity. Using the scientific method, the students tested their equipment, made modifications and retested until they were confident that they had achieved their goals.

    Date Added: 3/4/2022

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  • Students throughout the district celebrated national Read Across America on March 2 in a myriad of ways. The day honors the birthday of the late Dr. Seuss, author of many famous children’s books including Horton Hears A Who, Oh, the Places You’ll Go and There’s a Wocket in My Pocket. 

    Lindenhurst High School student council members recently organized an virtual event in which the high school student-volunteers gathered in their school library throughout the day and used chrome books to read virtually to the district’s elementary school students.           

    At Lindenhurst Middle School, many teachers and administrators served as guest readers and acted out various stories, essays and poems throughout the day for students. A variety of Dr. Seuss books were read, along with other selections.           

    First grade students in Lisa Cognato and Evelyn Portillo’s dual-language English Spanish class at Albany Avenue Elementary School spent the day working on Dr. Seuss themed activities in both languages to strengthen their skills.

    (Posted 3/4/22)

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  • Reminder: BOE Business Meeting will be held at the McKenna Administration Building on Wednesday, Mar. 2, 2022. 

    Meeting begins at 8 p.m.

    (Executive Session 7 p.m.)

    Participants are reminded that any behavior that may be deemed disrespectful could result in ejection from the meeting.

    (Posted 3/1/22 1:58PM)

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February 2022

  • Please be advised that elementary swim lesson registration will be held on Saturday, Mar. 5 from 8 am - 10 am at the high school pool.

    $50 per child and checks/money orders should be made out to "Lindenhurst Public Schools." Please note that cash will not be accepted.

    Registration is first come, first served.

    Please bring:

    -Child’s birth certificate

    -Child’s school report card

    -Proof of residency (bill, mortgage/rent statement)-Be flexible with times (First come, first served)

    SWIM LESSONS ARE FOR LINDENHURST SCHOOL DISTRICT RESIDENTS ONLY!

    The child MUST also be in grades KINDERGARTEN - 8th grade.

    Classes run on Saturdays. Schedule is as follows: 9 am, 9:45 am, 10:30 am, 11:15 am.

  • While many schools celebrate the 100th day of school, firstgrade students at Daniel Street and Alleghany Avenue elementary schools took a different approach and honored the 101st full day of school as well.

    The day was marked with a celebration in which students, donning black and white to pay homage to Disney’s “101 Dalmatians,” worked diligently at Dalmatian-themed English language arts and mathematics centers. Centers included activities such as creative writing, a number search and the construction of their very own Dalmatian with 101 spots. In same cases, students collected and shared with their classes 101 of their favorite objects from home.

    Date Added: 2/22/2022

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  • West Gates Avenue Elementary School fifth graders together with the school’s social worker Lisa Boticelli, and the Albany Avenue Elementary School COMPACT committee with support from the fifth grade students, organized a “Souper Bowl” food drive event to benefit the local food pantries in Lindenhurst including the Long Island Cares, Inc. Harry Chapin Food Bank.

    The mission was to capitalize on the Super Bowl weekend to help fight hunger and poverty in the community. During the course of their respective collections, the collective efforts resulted in more than 2,000 donations of canned goods from the student body and members of staff.

    Date Added: 2/16/2022 

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  • Students throughout the district recently took part in P.S. I Love You Day.

    The day of awareness and acceptance was established in 2010 when at the time West Islip student Brooke DiPalma lost her father to suicide. His last words to her were “I love you.”

    Throughout the district, students donned purple the color of the movement and spread messages of kindness to show their support for those who feel alone because they do not feel accepted.

    Date Added: 2/16/2022

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  • Here’s to the 100 days of learning!

    100th Day of School Slideshow

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  • Reminder: BOE Community Forum will be held at the McKenna Administration Building on Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022.

    Meeting begins at 8 p.m.

    (Executive Session 7 p.m.)

    Participants are reminded that any behavior that may be deemed disrespectful could result in ejection from the meeting.

    Date Added: 2/11/2022

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  • Students in grades one through three and fourth and fifth-respectively, of William Rall Elementary School recently took part in the school level of the annual Scripps National Spelling Bee. The students qualified to participate in the school-level bee after winning their class bees.

    This year’s events were recorded such that Rall families would have the opportunity to watch as well. Students from both grade level groupings took on many complicated words with confidence.

    After several rounds with their respective age groups, only two contestants remained. The school-level winners were – third-grader Ava Facilla who correctly spelled “dependable” and fifth-grader Katelyn Rynn who correctly spelled “Darwinism.” The runners up for each grade range were siblings fifth-grader Amelia and second-grader Thomas Stankiewicz.

    Date Added: 2/10/2022

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  • Date Added: 2/8/2022 

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  • The Adult Education classes will be held in person.

    Please note that if a class does not have enough participation, it is subject to cancellation.

    Review the spring brochure for registration details.

    Click here to visit the Adult Education Page

    CLICK HERE to view the 2022 Adult Education Spring brochure.

    Date Added: 2/3/2022

January 2022

  • Fifth grade student council members at Daniel Street Elementary School have been busy raising money to help leave behind their legacy as they prepare to move to Lindenhurst Middle School.

    In preparation for Friendship Month, the students have been selling friendship bracelets. They raised more than $500 and plan to use their earnings to purchase a replacement Daniel Street Flag to gift to the school.

    Additionally, the students hope to use the funds to replenish the little library on the playground with new books and more playground balls.

    Date Added: 1/31/2022

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  • Date Added: 1/28/2022

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  • Attention all Lindenhurst High School seniors!

    Please be advised that the local scholarship bulletin is now available.

    Please CLICK HERE to access the bulletin online.

    All applications are due March 4, 2022.

    Please be advised that all applications must be typed with the exception of signatures, which are to be hand-written in ink.

    Should you have any questions please reach out to your guidance counselor.

  • The Lindenhurst Union Free School District is happy to announce the Universal Pre-K lottery for the 2022-2023 year. Applications will be accepted from Monday, Jan. 24, 2022 through Friday, Feb. 18, 2022. Applications received after the Feb. 18 deadline will automatically be placed on the waitlist.

    This will be a full day program, running Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. There is NO COST to participate in this program, however, you are responsible to provide your own transportation.

    Seats are limited and students will be selected for the program on a lottery basis. The lottery is not on a first-come, first-served basis. Once all seats are filled, children will be placed on a waiting list. Eligible candidates must meet the following criteria.

    · Be a Lindenhurst resident

    · Be 4 years of age on or before Dec. 1, 2022

    Click here to print an application for the UPK lottery or you can pick up a copy at the McKenna Administration Building, 350 Daniel St. Once fully completed, the form should be mailed to:

    Dr. Lisa M. Omeis

    Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Curriculum & Instruction

    Lindenhurst UFSD

    350 Daniel St.

    Lindenhurst, NY 11757

    Students who are selected through the lottery process will be notified of their acceptance and will be required to complete the registration process at that time. Students on the waitlist will also be notified.

    Date Added: 1/18/2022 

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