Davison Avenue Fourth Quarter Honor Roll

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Celebratory Singing

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In celebration of Constitution Day, fifth-graders at Davison Avenue celebrated with a Constitution Day Song. Click here for a VIDEO sampling of the historical number.

Malverne High School 2015-16 4th Quarter Honor Roll Students

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HTH Fourth Quarter Honor Roll

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A Birthday Donation

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Farah Sadik, a fifth-grade student at Davison Avenue, donated her hair to the Pantene Beautiful Lengths charity, which has partnered with the American Cancer Society. This is the third time Farah has donated her hair to the charity, and it was done this year in observance of her 10th birthday.

All-State Musicians

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Congratulations to seniors Kayla Mascall and Christina Sangeniti who have been selected to perform in the All-State Music Festival of the 2016 NYSSMA Winter Conference. They were chosen for this honor based on the proficiency they each demonstrated at NYSSMA auditions last May. Kayla will be performing in the Mixed Chorus and Christina in the Women’s Chorus. They are both under the guidance of vocal teacher Ken Zagare.

Record Number of AP Scholars for MHS

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It is another record-breaking year for Malverne High School’s Advanced Placement students who excelled on the 2016 AP Exams taken in May. In total, 83 percent of those who took the exam scored a 3 or higher on at least one of their exams – this number is up from 66 percent last year and is 18 percent higher than the NYS average.

As a result of these stellar results, 44 past and present seniors will be recognized this fall as AP Scholars. This number includes one National AP Scholar, five AP Scholars with Distinction and eight AP Scholars with Honor. The students will be recognized at the Sept. 13 Board of Education meeting.

Samantha Murphy is now a seventh-grade student at Howard T. Herber Middle School.

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She is a very responsible and conscientious student who had an excellent attendance record last year. Samantha is a role model who gives 100% effort in everything that she does.

Board Recognition

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As part of the Board Recognition Program, the Board of Education honored three groups for their recent achievements. Honorees included AP Scholars, All-State Musicians, and tenured staff. Congratulations to each of these groups.

Buy a Commemorative Brick

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Bond Vote Nov. 16 - Info

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Back to School BBQ

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Davison Avenue hosted a Welcome Back BBQ for all students and their families. Coordinated by the school’s PTA, the event featured food and games, as well as an opportunity for the Malverne families to come together at the start of a new school year.

First Day of School

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Snapshots from around the schools on Sept. 6.

Staff Success

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A tradition in Malverne, Superintendent’s Conference Day concluded with celebratory remarks and recognition of teachers and staff members who have achieved notable milestones and accomplishments. Just as the district itself had much to celebrate, these individuals were recognized by administration for going above and beyond.

Congratulations to the following individuals who were honored this year:

Outstanding Support Staff Member
Anthony Simmons – Howard T. Herber Middle School

Outstanding Staff Member
Debra Pirro – Maurice W. Downing Primary School

30 Years of Service Plaque
Doris Sherr
Barbara Clifford
Pietrina Toti
Cinthia Thorp
Allen Butler

35 Years of Service Plaque
Diana Covington-Vani

40 Years of Service Plaque
Forrest Farrell

New Faces of Malverne

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New teachers in the were welcomed in an orientation at the high school prior to the start of the 2016-17 school year. The purpose of the orientation was to acquaint the new teachers with the expectations and core values of the district, as well as introduce them to the technologies and resources available to them and their students.

Congratulations and welcome to the following individuals:


Michael Alvarez

Chemistry @MHS (Leave Replacement)

Martine Laventure

Social Worker @ DAV

Deris Mangini

ENL Teacher @ MHS

Karina Blackstone

Science Teacher @ HTH

Heidi Kenny

.75 Speech Teacher @ DAV & HTH

Brittany Kloepfer

Special Ed.Teacher @ HTH

Catina Sementini

Elementary Teacher @ DAV

Bruce Beck

Science Teacher @ MHS

Sarah Mikhail

Phys. Ed @ MHS/HTH

Amanda Loschiavo

Psychologist (District-Wide)

Andrew Biscardi

.4 Special Ed. Teacher/.6 TA @ HTH

Richard Mirabito

.4 Social Studies Teacher@HTH

Courtney Nespola-Galakis

.33 Elementary Teacher @ DAV

Rachel Amper

Teacher Assistant @DAV

Nancy Dillon

Teacher Assistant @MWD

Megan Kelly

Teacher Assistant @HTH

Kaitlin Fehn

Teacher Assistant @DAV

Arielle Sandler

Teacher Assistant @HTH

Malverne Bond Vote Set for Nov. 16

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At the Aug. 23 meeting of the Malverne Union Free School District’s Board of Education, the Board approved a proposition to present the community with a bond that would expand facilities to accommodate curriculum needs.

The bond proposition will include a small theater, music wing, STEM labs and baseball field upgrades at the high school; bathroom and cafeteria upgrades at the middle school; music and art upgrades and air conditioning in the cafeteria at Davison Avenue; and a multipurpose room extension and ventilation, cafeteria and bathroom upgrades to Maurice W. Downing Primary School. A full list of projected projects, as well as renderings of the music wing and theater expansion at the high school, will be available on the district’s website at www.malverne.k12.ny.us.

The bond’s projected cost is $19.7 million, of which 40% is reimburseable from the state.

“In the past ten years, this Board has really made an effort to prioritize its infrastructure and protect the community’s investment in its schools and students,” said Board of Education President John Tulley. “We need to keep that momentum going and this bond will really take the curriculum we can offer our students to that next level and provide us with the facilities to match their growing potential.”

Residents will be asked to vote on the proposed bond on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016 at the Howard T. Herber Auditorium between the hours of 7am and 9pm. More information on registering to vote, where to vote, and all up-to-date-information on the bond can be found by visiting www.malverne.k12.ny.us.



There's No Place Like Camp Read-A-Lot

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The fourth season of Camp Read-A-Lot came to a close on Thursday, Aug. 18. In front of parents and special guests, students presented a final Reader's Theatre performance of the "Wizard of Oz" and honored outgoing Assistant Superintendent RoseLinda Ricca. The presentation showcased the culminating projects designed by the campers in our new enrichment component entitled, Camp Challenge!

Booking It

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Davison Avenue School has been hosting a Summer Book Club, designed to encourage a love of reading and promote reading growth. Students have been working with teachers to reinforce reading and writing skills, as well as, explore new and exciting books. The purpose of this program is to help students enjoy reading and achieve success throughout the summer.
Sunday, September 25, 2016