October Peacemakers

Each month, Maurice W. Downing honors students who have exhibited exemplary character and kindness towards others in a Peacemaker Assembly. October’s honorees were recognized in a ceremony that also featured songs about Red Ribbon Week.

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Seniors Say Goodbye

The girls varsity volleyball team said goodbye to four seniors as they played their final home game at Malverne High School. Sydney Witowski, Kadeah Mott, Taiye Ajayi and Kehinde Ajayi will be missed greatly.

Michael-Allen Clarke is a second-grade student at Maurice W. Downing Primary School

Michael-Allen Clarke is a second-grade student at Maurice W. Downing Primary School. He won first place in a Relay Race for his track team and is an exceptional student.

Pumpkin Patch

Third graders at Davison had the opportunity to visit the pumpkin patch. Students found their perfect pumpkin and brought it home to share with family and friends.

All Mixed Up

Third through fifth graders at Davison Avenue celebrated their differences as part of Mix It Up Day. A national campaign launched by Teaching Tolerance over a decade ago, Mix It Up at Lunch Day encourages students to identify, question and cross social boundaries. Students came to school dressed “all mixed up” and were encouraged to swap their usual seats at lunch for another.



HTH Open House - October 30, 2014


Football Spirit Tour

In the spirit of Malverne Pride and with the Homecoming parade and game coming up, select football players from the MHS Mules visited with students at Davison Avenue. The players brought artifacts and spoke to their younger counterparts about the world of football. Before leaving, they also signed autographs for some fans.

Spirit Week

In anticipation of Homecoming on Saturday, everyone at the high school is celebrating spirit week. Join students and staff on Oct. 18 for the Homecoming fair at 11am, parade at 12 noon, and game at 2pm at the high school athletic complex.

Thank You BOE

In honor of October as Board Recognition Month, each of the schools gave thanks to the Board of Education at the Oct. 14 meeting. Utilizing the district’s latest iPad technology, many of the schools created videos which they shared with the community and, dressed as chefs, students from HTH’s home economics classes presented everyone with homemade cupcakes.

Supporting the Pink

In support of October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the girls volleyball teams will be selling, and wearing, pink tee-shirts. All proceeds from the shirts will be donated to the Strides Against Breast Cancer walk in October. Coached by Michael Pelan, the athletes will be donning the shirts at all home games this month. Show your support and join them at a game.

‘Hosey' Helper

Kindergarten students at Downing went on a walking trip to the fire station to learn about community helpers as part of their reading/social studies unit. As an added bonus, the students got to check out some of the fire equipment, sit in the trucks and use the hose.

Seeing Stars

As part of their new unit of study on the solar system, second graders in Mrs. Jelovcic's class at Downing created and designed their own constellation of stars.

Apples for All

In honor of the fall season, kindergarten students in Mrs. Susi's class at MWD have been reading a unit on apples and pumpkins. As a culminating activity, all of the kindergarten students followed instructions to make applesauce from scratch.

Responsibly Rewarded

Students who exhibited responsible behavior during the month of September at Davison Avenue earned attendance at a Responsible Behavior Reward Party. Those who were invited received one ticket good for a special treat, in addition to a DVD movie.

Blue Star School

For the fifth consecutive year, MHS has been named a Blue Star School by the W!SE organization, the company that runs the financial literacy program. This award is given to schools in which 75 percent or more of the students have proven to be financially literate. The financial literacy program at Malverne is taught by teachers Nick Moreno and Mike Whalen as part of the Economics course for seniors.
Thursday, October 30, 2014