Lyrick Sammuel is a student at Maurice W. Downing Primary School

Lyrick Sammuel is a student at Maurice W. Downing Primary School. As an athlete, he has been chosen for an all-star football team and recently earned three medals. Lyrick is also an oustanding student.

Chopping Up the Summer

As part of the district’s Summer Athletic Enrichment Program, a culinary arts chef taught students how to prepare a healthy post-practice meal. Chef Ron Ledger from Meditating Chef guided students in preparing and cooking cilantro lime chicken tacos. The program has also featured health-related presentations, as well as discussing the financial and law-related aspects of sports and athletics.

Camp Read-A-Lot

Currently in its third year, Camp Read-A-Lot caters to second through fifth-graders to keep them connected to reading over the summer. Utilizing technology, teamwork, music and games, campers learn strategies and SAT-style vocabulary that will help them become more successful as they move forward in their education. New this year, the camp features a music and art center, as well as a sports research center to increase student interest and engagement. In readers theater students are working on an adapted presentation of Roald Dahl’s Matilda.

Hall of Fame Nominations


Congratulations Graduates!


MWD Moving-Up


Congratulations to all of the second-graders on their moving-up.


Davison Takes the Next Step


Photos from the Moving-Up.

HTH Moving-Up


Congratulations eighth-graders!


Exploring Italian Culture

Three ninth-grade students at Malverne High School were recognized with honorable mentions in the 2015 Essay Contest for Secondary Students sponsored by the Center for Italian Studies at Stony Brook University. The contest asks students to explore the culture of Italian Americana through the works of Italian-American writers. Ninth-graders in Gina Cappellino’s Italian class were offered the opportunity to participate in the contest, and three students were chosen to receive honorable mentions for their submissions. Congratulations to Tiffany Hernandez, Angie Luna-Menjivar and Olivia St. John on their notable essays.

Carnival Celebrations

As part of their moving-up celebrations, second-grade students at Maurice W. Downing Primary School were treated to a carnival. Hosted by the school’s PTA, the event rewarded three years of hard-work with games, funhouse mirrors and snowcones for the students. At the conclusion of the carnival, students were able to chose a reward for playing and participating in the festivities.

Dictionary Donations

Third-grade students at Davison Avenue Intermediate received a special gift from the Malverne Rotary. In an effort to enhance students’ summer reading skills, the Rotary donated dictionaries to each of the students. President Kathi Monroe and member Richard Governale visited the school in June to distribute the gift, as well as a sheet with a fun “word scavenger hunt” to all of the classrooms.

Reading Buddies

As part of the school’s Reading Buddies program, second-grade students mentored the kindergartners at Maurice W. Downing Primary School. Together, they read books and shared in the importance of reading.

Flag Day

First-grade students at Downing put on an exceptional performance to honor Flag Day. Together, the students sang spirited songs and honored the American Flag.

Senior Awards Slideshow

Congratulations to all of the senior award recipients!


Newsday Prom Photos

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Power of Music

Jared Campbell performed for students at Davison Avenue Intermediate School. His Blue Project presentation used the power of music to reinforce messages on overcoming obstacles, anti-bullying and respect, as well as focused on the importance of having an overall positive attitude. Students were captivated not only by the music and lyrics but also by the videos that were projected during the presentation. Jared’s songs and humor encouraged students to never stop dreaming and to continue pushing forward to make their dreams come true.

Julian Abell is a kindergarten student at Maurice W. Downing Primary School

Julian Abell is a kindergarten student at Maurice W. Downing Primary School. He is involved in Tae Kwon Do, was a peacemaker of the month, loves to be kind and helpful, and is always making good choices.

Celebrating Success


At the June 9 Board of Education meeting, many notable achievements and student successes were celebrated by administration, the Board and the community. Those honored include: MHS School of Opportunity Gold Award; Middle School Valedictorian & Salutatorian; Class of 2015 Academic Leaders; Music Honors from HTH and MHS; SKILLS USA Competition Awards; Korean Spirit Essay Award Honorable Mentions; Spring Season Scholar-Athletes; Relay for Life fundraisers/volunteers; and MEFF Teacher Mini Grants.


Davison 3rd Quarter Honor Roll Students


Maurice W. Downing 3rd Quarter Honor Roll Students


Musical High Notes

The HTH Middle School Class Six Rhythmix and seventh- and eighth-grade Select Choir traveled to Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey for the Music in the Parks at Great Adventure. The Select Choir, directed by Rachel Trevor, won first place in the Mixed Chorus category and received an overall rating of “excellent.” The Class Six Rhythmix, directed by Deanna Vitola, won first place in the Treble Choir category with a rating of “excellent” as well as a trophy for Best Overall Middle School Choir.

The High School Select Choir, directed by Ken Zagare and performing under Alyssa Rizzuto, traveled to Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, Virginia, where they won first place in their division with a rating of “superior” and the award for Best Overall High School Choir. Brandon Joseph won the Best Soloist award.

Selected for Showcase

Two seniors had artwork selected into the National Photographer’s Society of America Youth Showcase. Congratulations to Sidra Khan and Jeremiah Caban for having their pieces selected into this prestigious showcase. Both were selected for their photography skills under photography teacher Maura Minor. Sidra’s piece is entitled Cat Nap and Jeremiah’s is entitled Tuck No Bro. Jeremiah’s also won second-place in the Photographer’s Federation of Long Island Youth Contest.

Spring Scholar-Athlete Teams


See Our Mention in The Washington Post

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Monday, August 03, 2015