Superintendent Visits Special Forces

A select group of fifth-graders at Davison Avenue Iare chosen each year to head up the school’s Special Forces. These school leaders, who work under the direction of social worker Eileen Duffy, organize a host of community service and civic activities, including Red Ribbon Week. Most recently, the group invited Superintendent of Schools Dr. James Hunderfund to visit and offered thoughtful suggestions for improving their school. In addition, they asked Dr. Hunderfund various questions on his career and how he became a superintendent.

High Shcool Heating System Issue

The high school has experienced a failure with the heating system. Until the permanent solution is implemented, a temporary trailer-mounted boiler will be installed at the north end of the building to provide uninterrupted heat to the high school. There will be no disruption to the educational process during this period.

Band Awards

To celebrate the culmination of another successful season, the Pride of Malverne Marching Band recently held its annual Marching Band Dinner Awards. Throughout the evening, each member was recognized for their contribution to the band. The night also offered an opportunity for the group to discuss its ideas and goals for the next season.

Reading Buddies

Second-graders at MWD paired up with kindergartners for the Reading Buddies Program, which promotes a love of reading and builds the self-esteem of studentss. The program also offers the opportunity for second-graders to be mentors to their younger peers.

Distinguished Educator

Congratulations to Rachel Gross, Common Core Chairperson for K-6, has been named a Renaissance Distinguished Educator, an honor reserved for educators who have achieved optimum student growth and are dedicated to helping all students learn, grow, and achieve. She was nominated by Renaissance Learning, a company that provides educators with deep insight into what students know, what they like and how they learn. The program recognizes outstanding educational leaders who have led students to success with data strategies and effective implementation of products designed to differentiate instruction and personalize student practice in reading and math.

Thankful for Veterans

An annual tradition in its 22nd year, third-grade students at Davison Avenue honored local veterans with a special choral presentation and ceremony. Under the direction of music teacher Deanna Vitola, students sang a medley of patriotic favorites, including “One Wish,” and “Thankful for the USA.” Peter F. Zullo, past commander of American Legion Post 44, also spoke on behalf of the veterans as part of the celebration. Local politicians and district administrators were also present to commemorate the day.

Bryanna Williams is a third-grade student at Davison Avenue Intermediate School

She is a hard-working and conscientious student, who is a good role model for all of her peers. Bryanna is a member of the Culture Club and is a Peacemaker for the 2015-2016 school year.

Honoring Veterans

In honor of Veterans Day, students at HTH learned about the significance of the poppy. The students studied its history in Social Studies and explored the symbolism through poetry in ELA. During the Dream Team meeting on Nov. 6, each student designed their very own poppy in honor of our nations's servicemen and women. A "field of poppies" is now displayed in the first floor hallway for all to enjoy.

Honoring Veterans

In honor of Veterans Day, Kathleen Smyth’s kindergarten class at MWD has been creating holiday cards to send to troops overseas. In addition, the students have been making various crafts, which were used to decorate the Lynbrook VFW hall during a fundraiser event to benefit the Wounded Warriors program.

Malverne Pride Newsletter - Fall 2015


Pumpkin Dissection

In the spirit of the season, kindergartners at MWD dissected pumpkins. Throughout the process, which utilized math and science skills, students learned about the various parts of a pumpkin.

Educational Garden

A groundbreaking was held for an organic garden on the grounds of Malverne High School. Sponsored by the district, in conjunction with the Malverne Rotary and Crossroads Farm, the garden will provide assistance in the education of students at both the high school and Howard T. Herber Middle School.

Malverne High School 2014-15 4th Quarter Honor Roll Students


Howard T. Herber Middle School 2014-15 4th Quarter Honor Roll Students


Teacher Appreciation Video

Rewards from Rotary

In June, students at Davison Avenue were challenged by members of the Malverne Rotary to complete a summer word scavenger hunt. In an effort to enhance students’ reading skills, the Rotary promised prizes to those who completed the scavenger hunt in the fall. Recently, President Kathi Monroe visited the school to distribute the prizes, and congratulate those who accepted the challenge.

Brain Challenge

As part of the district’s Red Ribbon Week activities, students at Downing participated in a game show that focused on academic and anti-bullying questions. As part of the program, students also had to work together in team-building exercises to gain points for their team.

Halloween Fun

Districtwide, students and staff dressed up to celebrate Halloween on Friday, Oct. 30.

Astronaut Ice Cream

After finishing a unit on astronauts and the solar system, second graders in Mrs. Bridget Jelovcic's class at MWD got to try astronaut ice cream. They loved it!

Service to a Shelter

Mr. Rosen and a group of students from the HTH Community Service Club recently visited the North Shore Animal League. The club coordinated a fundraiser where students and staff collected boxes of needed items for the shelter, including newspapers, towels, comforters, blankets, brushes and leashes. Seven members of the club brought the items to North Shore and went on a comprehensive tour of the facility.

Skyping with Author

Sixth-grade students at Howard T. Herber Middle School were treated to a special Skype session with New York Times best selling author, Lynda Mullaly Hunt. As the writer of Fish in A Tree, which the students read over the summer, they were excited to "meet" her. Dressed in their Fish in A Tree-themed Project Dream shirts, the students were treated to Ms. Hunt's stories about finding her own grit, writing books and following her dreams.

"Think long term" was her overall message, telling the students how important it is to keep their eye on the prize. Howard T. Herber Middle School has been in contact with Ms. Hunt through social media and hopes to continue the conversation throughout the school year.
Wednesday, November 25, 2015