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Introducing Lindenhurst’s 2024 Valedictorian and Salutatorian

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Veronica Rusnak and Broc Brown are at the Top of their Class

Lindenhurst, NEW YORK (March 2024)—The Lindenhurst Union Free School District is proud to announce that Veronica Rusnak and Broc Brown are Lindenhurst High School’s Class of 2024 valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively.

Veronica has a weighted GPA of 104.17. She has served on the executive board of the computer club and taken part in the symphonic band, Varsity Cheerleading team, Interact Club, and Environmental Club. She is looking to major in computer science in college. “It is rare to find someone like Veronica who combines incredible intellect, the ability to connect with others, and a genuine passion for making a difference in the world,” said her guidance counselor Mathew Ward. “Veronica's academic achievements are nothing short of remarkable. However, what truly sets her apart is her unwavering determination and ability to maintain a positive attitude, even in the face of adversity.”

Broc has a weighted GPA of 104.06. He has served as National Honor Society president, Student Council board member, DECA Club president, captain of the Varsity Tennis team, Peer Leadership program member, and as a volunteer youth flag football coach. Broc is also active in charity work, raising funds to donate football equipment to underserved communities. Broc plans to major in sports management at the University of Alabama. “Broc is a gifted student and a strong minded, extremely mature individual,” said Ward. “When I think of Broc, I honestly cannot think of one negative characteristic. He is an incredibly bright, kind, caring, and respectful person.”

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: 4/10/2024

Lindenhurst Students Take a Trip Through Jazz History

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High School Jazz Band Goes on Educational Tour and Workshop, Perform Concert at the Jazz Loft

Lindenhurst, NEW YORK (April 2024)—The Lindenhurst High School Jazz Band recently spent a day at the Jazz Loft, a famous museum located in Stony Brook Village. This educational field trip gave our talented student musicians the opportunity to tour the museum, take part in a music workshop, and play a concert for a full house at a storied venue.

The Jazz Loft is dedicated to the preservation of jazz history. Contained in a historical building dating back to the 1700’s, the Jazz Loft contains vintage performance spaces from the 1940’s and invites a number of local, national and international artists to play.

Through the visit, the jazz band students were able to learn about the genre’s history and develop important skills. They also had the opportunity to perform in an authentic jazz venue.

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: 4/10/2024

The Lindenhurst UFSD is proud to announce the 'Dollars for Scholars' Scholarship!

Lindenhurst UFSD Faculty and Staff have fundraised throughout the 2023-2024 school year to establish a scholarship to award a selected Lindenhurst senior graduate who is pursuing any form of higher level education through various pathways, including college/university, trade school, civil service, or military personnel. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to support our Lindy Bulldogs in the next step of their journey as they approach graduation.

See the attached flyer for further information regarding the application criteria and process. Paper copies of this flyer can be found in the Lindenhurst High School Library and/or Guidance Office.

Date Added: 4/2/2024

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Orion Program Testing Application Opens April 2, 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

Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction


Ms. Jennifer L. Freedman

Director of Instructional Technology & Innovation