Eduardo Rodriguez is an eighth-grade student at Howard T. Herber Middle School.

He is a superstar both in the classroom and on the soccer field. Eduardo gives maximum effort in all of his classes and holds a 100% homework record!

College Readiness

In honor of PSAT day on Oct. 19, students in grades 9-11 participated in college-based activities. While eighth- through eleventh-graders took the PSAT, twelfth-graders went on a college visit to Adelphi University in Garden City. Upon arrival back at the school, seniors attended an assembly with an admissions counselor from Molloy College. The purpose of the day was to celebrate the college planning process, allow students to explore their options, and prepare students for their future endeavors.

New Information on Special Bond



Upcoming Cyberbullying Workshop


NY Jet Visit

The Varsity and Junior Varsity Football teams were visited by former professional football player Stephen Bowen from the New York Jets. A Long Island native, he shared the importance of good decision-making skills, what it takes to get to the NFL, and his journey to the sport.

Upcoming 5K Run for Education

The MEFF is hosting the 12th annual Malverne 5K on October 16th. The M5K run, starts at 9 am and is preceded by a fun run (300 meters) for kids of age 10 and under. The start of the kids run is at the intersection of Wicks Ln and N. Cambridge St. Kids (and their parents) run on Wicks Ln towards H.T. Herber middle school. Kids should be at the start promptly at 8:30 am. Find more information and register at

Coding Takes Flight

During computer classes at Davison Avenue, students are learning how to code. Under the guidance of teacher Laura Forsyth, the fourth- and fifth-graders have been engaged in some unique activities that encompass aspects of coding into fun and interactive projects. Most recently, students designed paper airplanes that involved understanding key coding concepts, learning to implement those concepts and relating this learning to actual coding.

Can’t Stop the Feeling

Prior to the high school’s homecoming festivities, Maurice W. Downing held its annual Student Council Pep Rally and School Spirit Day. Students dressed in spiritwear and gathered, according to Student Council advisor Marguerite Robles “to celebrate who we are, where we are and how excited we are to be here.” The theme for the rally was “Can’t Stop the Feeling” and centered on feelings of kindness, respect and love for each other and our community. During the rally, Student Council members were sworn in and shared their promise to the school and its students.

MWD Fourth Quarter Honor Roll




Photo slideshow from Saturday, Sept. 24.

Davison Avenue Fourth Quarter Honor Roll


Celebratory Singing


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


HTH Fourth Quarter Honor Roll


A Birthday Donation

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

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

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.

Board Recognition


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


Bond Vote Nov. 16 - Info


Back to School BBQ


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


Snapshots from around the schools on Sept. 6.

Staff Success

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

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
Thursday, October 27, 2016