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Booster Club Newsletter - October 2015


Standout Student: Ashley Akaeze

Book Fair

Davison Avenue School held its annual book fair. Sponsored by the school’s PTA, books are sold through Scholastic, Inc. and set up for students to browse the various titles for purchase. The goal of the fair is to encourage reading by providing opportunities for increased exposure to age-appropriate books.

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Go Math!

Fifth-grade students at Davison Avenue Intermediate School are having fun utilizing the district's new GO Math program. The program provides students with resources such as a workbook, website aides and hands-on activities that offer teachers an engaging and interactive approach with which to cover the new mathematics state standards. The program engages student learning through an iPad app, a workbook and hands-on activities. Pictured here, students are using the interactive whiteboard, while following along in their workbooks, and learning about the importance of estimation.

Homecoming 2015


Christian Atwell is a second-grade student at Maurice W. Downing Primary School.

Christian Atwell is a second-grade student at Maurice W. Downing Primary School. He has been appointed to the Student Council and is an outstanding student. He plays on the Malverne Wildcats football team, as well as the Malverne Mohawks lacrosse team. Christian also plays the guitar.

Summer Reading Book Talk

On September 21st, students and families joined together in the Davison Avenue cafeteria for the first annual Summer Reading Book Talk. Students in grades 3-5 got the opportunity to read, chat, write and share with their families about the theme of unexpected friendships in their summer reading book. Common Core Chairperson K-6 Rachel Gross led the event with the assistance of DA teachers Janis Romanoff, Marguerite Izzo, Deanna Vitola and Kristina Castellano.

Homecoming 2015


AP Scholars

In a new record for Malverne High School, 38 students have been recognized by the College Board as AP Scholars due to their outstanding success on Advanced Placement exams. Students took AP exams in May 2015 after completing challenging college-level courses in the district in a variety of subjects. Of special note this year, it is the first time Malverne has boasted a National AP Scholar.

Congratulations to the following students (* denotes graduated Class of 2015):

National AP Scholar
Nicholas St. John*

AP Scholar with Distinction
Briana Atkins
Antonio Bountouvas
Theordore Agriogianis*
Adwoa Boakye-Yiadom*
Edwin Roman*
Jordan Tyson*

AP Scholar with Honor
Faith Adeyeye*
Ashley Akaeze
Sarah Afzali*
Robert Bach*
Ian Foley
Briana McGovern
Brendan O’Reilly*
Adrian Ortega
Jesse Pace
Heena Shukla*
Tori Thomas*
Justin Williams
Tosin Yeku

AP Scholar
Lauren-Alyssa Bowerbank
Christopher Bowerbank*
Jaelyn Chinchilla*
Valencia Covington*
Kenneth Delos Santos
Maya Downer*
Garny Gauthier
Stephanie Gee*
Bria Hydrick*
Brett McGuinness*
Christopher Meacham
Eric Mejia
Andrew Morgan
Luisa Peralta*
Brian Roman*
Josue Ruiz
Jack Vasquez
India Tutt*

Honored for Tenure

A Board tradition in Malverne, three teachers were honored at the Sept. 8 meeting of the Board of Education for having been granted tenure. Tenure awards were given to Jenna Russo, Shannon Kelly and Jessica Wigdzinski. The district congratulates each of them on this accomplishment.
Friday, October 09, 2015