Howard T. Herber Middle School 2012-13 3rd Quarter Honor Roll Students
Malverne High School 2012-13 3rd Quarter Honor Roll Students
Dr. Vincent Romano Appointed Principal
Vincent A. Romano, Ed.D., currently serving as assistant principal of Malverne High School, will take the helm as principal, effective July 1, 2013. Appointed to the position at Malverne School District’s May 14 Board of Education meeting, he will follow the retirement of current principal James Brown. Dr. Romano is a nine-year veteran of the Malverne School District, having served in his current role for the last four years and serving as an assistant principal at Howard T. Herber Middle School and as the districtwide chairperson for social studies in years prior.
“I am excited to have the opportunity to lead an incredible team of educators and professionals who genuinely love and care about the children they serve,” Dr. Romano stated on his appointment.
Alyssa McDaniel is an eighth-grade student at HTH
Alyssa McDaniel is an eighth-grade student at HTH. She goes above and beyond in everything she does and she is always prepared for class. Alyssa is a member of the National Junior Honor Society, lead writer for The Herber Pride Newspaper Club, was a presenter at the "Dare to Dream" assembly, and serves as a tutor for the seventh-grade math class. Alyssa works tirelessly in every aspect of her life, and is currently working on her Silver Award for Girls Scouts.
Malverne Ranked Among Newsweek’s Best U.S. Schools
For the first time in history, Malverne High School has been featured on Newsweek’s list of the Best High Schools in America. The ranking, which pegs the district at No. 1,682, features only 2,000 high schools across the entire United States and approximately 200 from New York State. The high schools were ranked based upon those which best prepare their students for college, with the determining factors including graduation rate, participation in college-level courses and student acceptances to college.
This ranking places Malverne in the top 10 percent of New York high schools.
Malverne's First Meet
On April 29, Malverne High School hosted its first track meet in more than 15 years. Malverne had not been able to host a meet due to the condition of its track, but with the new athletic complex completed, the school was able to re-enter the ranks as a host for future meets. On the 29th, the girls track and field team, coached by Florence Balay and Franci Marcelin, ran the first 400, 200, 100, 4x1, shot put and discus events for the school.
May Newsletter - Academic Achievements
Stuart Oats is a Student at Davison Avenue School
Stuart Oats is a student at Davison Avenue School. He has a zest for learning, is an active participant in the classroom and has a passion for art. Stuart recently won an art contest for Davison's Relay for Life T-shirt design, illustrating the theme “Fishing for a Cure.” He was also honored as an All–County artist and a piece of his work was displayed at Adelphi University on March 17. Stuart also was also recently a peacemaker of the month.
Students of the Month - March 2013
SEATED: Destiny Glenn, Nicolas Gomez, Awa Diop, Romina Pardo-cardenas
STANDING with Mr. Brown and Dr. Romano: Emmaline Seide, Tahid Glenn, Sonia Hernandez-Torres, Tanaja Brown, Jesse Pace, Le’Shea Jones, Halle Johnson, Eric Mejia, Tenola Olafuyi
NOT PICTURED: Brian Donald
Downing’s Teacher of the Year
Marguerite Robles was recently named Maurice W. Downing Primary School’s PTA Teacher of the Year. She was honored with the award at the annual Ladies Night Out fundraiser on March 21 and was chosen based upon her commitment to the students and community of Malverne over the last 22 years.
An early childhood educator for more than 35 years, Ms. Robles has also received the Malverne Afterschool Center Director’s Award, designation as the New York State Lottery Educator of the Month, the Lynbrook Elks Teacher of the Year award and the Dowling College/News 12 Educator of the Week award.
Alexander Dacosta is a Seventh-Grader at Howard T. Herber Middle School
Alexander Dacosta is a seventh-grader at Howard T. Herber Middle School and he is a very hard working and conscientious student. He is always kind and respectful to everyone around him and can often be found helping others in class. Alex's character is a great example of our “Future Four!” He is also a highly accomplished musician who plays two instruments, the flute and piano, and is a member of the Jazz Ensemble. Alex had a 100 average for the second quarter and is a high honor roll student here at Herber.
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National Ranking for HS
Malverne High School has been ranked No. 122 in New York State on a list of America’s Most Challenging High Schools. The Washington Post’s Jay Mathews has been ranking the most challenging public and private schools in the country for 15 years through an index formula that compares the number of Advanced Placement tests given at a school each year and the total number of seniors who graduated that same year. The list includes a total of more than 1,900 public high schools nationwide. This is the first year that Malverne has been included on this prestigious list.
Photography students at Malverne High School participated in the Photographic Federation of Long Island’s 4th Annual High School Youth Showcase and placed first in three of the six categories. Seniors Philip Leiton and John Verhun and junior Zaria Jefferson each placed first in their categories and will have their work published on the Photographic Society of America’s website, as well as in its magazine. Each of their pieces is now entered into the Photographic Society of America’s Nationwide Youth Showcase.
Students of the Month - February 2013
STANDING: Dr. Romano, Le’Shea Jones, Lyndsey Tapley, Mr. Brown, Tyler Zimmerman and Bryan Rung
SEATED: Isaiah Babb, Adam Ciccarello and Amanda Santoro
NOT PICTURED: Nieshawn Bazil, Efrain Figuero, Kym Danns, Michael Lamarche, Andres Torres and Heena Shukla
Jasmine Ma is a sixth-grade student at Howard T. Herber Middle School
Jasmine Ma is a sixth-grade student at Howard T. Herber Middle School. She is a member of various clubs and is an active member of our school community. Jasmine eagerly participates in every fundraiser, food drive or opportunity to help others and is the first to offer assistance to a new student. Not only is Jasmine on the honor roll here at Herber, but she is an accomplished dancer, pianist and member of Chinese Cultural society.
2012-2013 District Safety Plan