Earth Day

In celebration of Earth Day, Ms. Mark’s class at Davison Avenue Intermediate School did a project surveying the endangered, threatened or extinct animals on every continent of the world. The theme for their project was “Save It or Lose It: Animals We Love, Conserve We Must.”

SEPTA Stays Safe

On April 9th, the Malverne SEPTA hosted a unique event during their scheduled meeting. Detective John Venture and Detective Denis Browne of the Nassau County Police Department held a sign up session for  R.E.A.C.H. The R.E.A.C.H. program which stands for "Return Every Adult and Child Home" is a safety initiative that keeps the photographs, contact information, medical background, and other pertinent details of registrants diagnosed with a cognitive disorder. If someone registered on the database gets reported as missing, the Nassau County Police Department can instantly send out all information to every precinct, squad, and patrol car. Malverne parents had the opportunity to bring their children to HTH to have their photo taken by the detectives and to register for the program. "I'm glad we were able to provide the registration right here in Malverne", said Meredyth Martini, Director of Special Education. "But, may our families never need to call upon their services".

For more information about R.E.A.CH, please visit:
https://www.nassaucountyny.gov/agencies/countyexecutive/NewsRelease/2010/5-19-2010.html

Board Recognition Program

At the April 8 meeting of the Board of Education, numerous students were recognized for their outstanding achievements. Honored students included College Poster Contest winners from HTH, All-County Artists, VRC Tournament participants from High School, Robotics Regional Champions, All-Conference Bowling team, the Boys Winter Track Team, the Boys Basketball team, and the Girls Varsity Basketball. Also honored was Marguerite Izzo, who received a plaque from the Board for being selected for induction into the National Teachers Hall of Fame.

College Bulletin Board - Updated

Malverne UFSD is proud to announce that our seniors have been receiving their College acceptance letters in the mail. We have already been selected to attend 82 prestigious colleges and universities, and the letters keep coming in daily. Check out our "College Bulletin Board" to see where our MHS graduates of 2014 will be going. We will keep you posted as we add new schools to our board of acceptance. Congratulations to all those who have already been accepted!

Adelphi University, Albright College, Alfred University, Anna Maria College, Arcadia University, Baruch College (CUNY), Berkeley College, Binghamton University (SUNY), Boston University, Briarcliffe College, Brooklyn College (CUNY), Buffalo State (SUNY), City College (CUNY), Clark Atlanta University, Clark University, Cobleskill (SUNY), College of New Rochelle, College of St. Rose, Cornell University, Cortland (SUNY), Delhi (SUNY), Drexel University, Duke University, Farmingdale State College (SUNY), Genesee Community College, Hampton University, Hartwick College, Hofstra University, Howard University, Hunter College (CUNY), Johns Hopkins University, Johnson & Wales University, Lehigh University, Lehman College, Liberty University, LIU -Brooklyn, LIU-Post, Loyola University Maryland, Manhattan College, Mercy College, Merrimack College, Molloy College, Monroe CC, Morrisville State College (SUNY), Mount St. Mary College , Nassau Community College, New York Institute of Technology, Northeastern University , Old Westbury (SUNY), Oneonta (SUNY), Onondaga Community College, Oswego (SUNY), Pace University, Penn State- University Park Campus, Point Park University, Purchase (SUNY), Queens College (CUNY), Quinnipiac University, Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), Rowan University, Sienna College, Spelman College, St. Francis College, St. John's University, Stony Brook University (SUNY), Syracuse University, Temple University, University at Albany (SUNY),University of Connecticut, University of Hartford, University of Massachusetts - Amherst, University of New Haven, University of Pennsylvania, University of Rochester, University of Scranton, University of Virginia, Virginia State University, Wagner College, Winston-Salem University, Wittenberg University , Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), York College of Pennsylvania

Kyle Richard is an eleventh grader at Malverne High School

He is heavily involved in the school's peer mentoring program which helps incoming freshmen fulfill their academic and social potential. Kyle is an outstanding student who consistently exhibits respect and acceptance among his peers.

Most Challenging High School

Malverne High School has been ranked No. 102, up more than 10 spots from last year, in New York State on a list of America’s Most Challenging High Schools. This ranking puts the school in the top 6 percent nationally of the most challenging high schools in the United States. The Washington Post’s Jay Mathews has been ranking the most challenging public and private schools in the country for 16 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 more than 2,025 public high schools nationwide. This is the second year that Malverne has been included on this prestigious list.

Best Communities for Music Ed.

For the second year in a row, the Malverne School District has been selected as one of the Best Communities for Music Education in America.This designation was given to only 376 districts nationwide by the National Association of Music Merchants Foundation, which measured districts across curricular and programmatic criteria, as well as through public support of their music programs. Only the top-rated districts in the country were chosen. The district congratulates its entire music staff on this incredible honor.

Regional Robotics Champs

This past weekend the Malverne Robotics team competed with 49 other schools at the SPBLI Long Island First Robotics Regional Competition.  The competition was tough, all the schools involved had just 6 weeks to build a robot to play this year's First Robotics game Aerial Assist.  In this game teams needed to work together with other robots to throw large exercise balls into high and low goals gaining points each time they passed the ball to another robot on their alliance.  Going into the quarter finals the Mechanical Mules were ranked ninth and became an alliance captain.  Through the team's careful scouting they picked Team 329 from Patchogue Medford High School and Team 1156 from Brazil to be on their alliance.  The three schools worked together to make it all the way to the final round.  In order to win the Regional competition the alliance needed to win best out of three rounds.  The Mechanical Mules and the rest of the blue alliance took a devastating loss in the first round with a final score of 88 to 63 but came back fighting in the second round to win 150-110.  Not giving up the Mechanical Mules and their alliance members battled to the very end with a final score of 102-93, in favor of the blue alliance.  For the first time ever the Malverne Robotics Team won the SPBLI Long Island Regional Championship.  The Mechanical Mules can now move forward to compete at the national level in St. Louis on April 24th - 26th with schools from around the world.

National Teachers Hall of Fame

Marguerite Izzo, a fifth-grade teacher at Davison Avenue Intermediate School , is one of five in the nation who has been selected for induction into the National Teachers Hall of Fame. As an annual award given to those with more than 20 years of experience, she will participate in webinars, workshops and a speaker’s bureau, as well as represent and market the NTHF through public appearances and educational endeavors. The mission of the NTHF is to recognize and honor exceptional career teachers, encourage excellence in teaching, and preserve the rich heritage of the teaching profession in the United States. Mrs. Izzo’s announcement came as a surprise to her and the entire Davison school as they attended a Relay for Life pep rally on March 28.

Check out the story as featured on Newsday:  http://www.newsday.com/long-island/towns/long-island-now-1.1732330/lynbrook-teacher-surprised-with-happy-hall-of-fame-news-1.7536980

The 4th Annual Relay for Life of Malverne Information

The 4th Annual Relay for Life of Malverne will be May 2, 2014 from 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM on the MHS track.  The American Cancer Society's Relay for Life is a unique celebration of life in honor and in memory of those lives who have been touched by cancer.  Relay for Life involves teams of people who take turns walking or running around a track.  A festive atmosphere prevails as team members camp out on the surrounding grounds for the duration of the event to enjoy music, food, fun, entertainment, and activities while building camaraderie with fellow teammates and participants.  Money raised through team commitment fees and fundraising endeavors, help support American Cancer Society programs in research, education, advocacy and service - locally, statewide, and nationally.

Our district goal is to raise more than $30,000.

We are looking for several volunteers to be part of this magical event and to help make a difference in our community.

Also, we are looking to form Relay for Life teams.  A team could be any group of three or more. Some examples of teams could be: various sports teams, club members, Board of Education Members, The MTA Executive Board, peer mentors, departments, various staff member groups, teacher and class goups, PTA, other committee members, alumni, student or adult groups of friends/colleagues, families, church/temple groups, dance classes, etc.

Participants can register online at www.relayfolife.org/malverneny.  Cancer survivors who want to participate do not pay a registration fee and should call Sarah Sobel, Relay for Life Specialist at 631-300-3154 to register.

We are looking to form a Team Development Committee and Team sub-committees.

Some of the buildings already have sub-committees, appointed leaders and very committed individuals who have already started the magic.  If you are interested in being part of one of these committees or have already established a committee, please inform me and please keep me abreast of what you are planning.  This way, I will have a point person(s) to communicate important information and to provide you with the many important documents and flyers.  Plus, I will be well-informed when I need to provide feedback to Spiro Colitis.

To learn how to show your support in the fight against cancer, please join us for the KICK-OFF on March 31st from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM in the HTH Auditorium.

Committee Meetings will take place at 3:30 PM in the HS library on the following dates:  February 27, March 13, April 3. April 24.

In advance, thank you for your commitment to the fight against cancer and to saving lives.  I look forward to working with you all.

Laura Pulitano

Relay for Life Team Development Chairperson
lpulitan@malverne.k12.ny.us
516-887-6449

Jack Obiol is a sixth-grade student at Howard T. Herber Middle School

He has a wonderful sense of humor and is a member of the Weight Training and Community Service Clubs. He also enjoys kickboxing, Robotics, and playing both the piano and clarinet. Jack's kindness and compassion are truly inspiring and make him a wonderful person to be around.

College Representative Visiting MHS - The Cooper Union

THURSDAY, MARCH 27th 1:15pm SIGN UP IN THE GUIDANCE OFFICE

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Battle of the Grades 2014

Take Action: GEA

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Jamila Smith is a third-grade student at Davison Avenue Intermediate School

She has been recognized as a class peacemaker and consistently demonstrates RICE (respect, impulse control, compassion and equity).  Jamila can always be counted upon to complete her work and assist her peers with a smile! She has also been chosen as a Literary Lion and is on the school Honor Roll.

The Drowsy Chaperone

Snow Days - Makeup Days

The 3 snow days taken this year will be made up by converting May23, April 21, and April 11 to regular school days.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014