Dear Parents, Students and Members of the Malverne School District Community,
On behalf of the Board Of Education and Administration, I would like to welcome you back to the beginning of a new school year!
In June, we concluded a very successful school year which culminated with our traditional moving-up ceremonies and a memorable commencement ceremony for the Malverne High School Class of 2012. Our graduates distinguished themselves by setting some new benchmarks for academic success: 96% Regents Diplomas set a new record; almost $400,000 in college scholarships were received; and 88% went on to enroll in colleges of their choice. Congratulations to all who graduated or “moved-up”, with several notable honors and awards for each school.
A special “welcome” to our two newly elected Board Members, Josephine Bottitta and Michael Taylor. They have already contributed to the team planning efforts that will help our district to keep moving in the right direction.
Thanks to the ongoing support and encouragement we have received from you, the members of our community, the long-term work on the bond projects at all of our schools has proceeded according to plan. With a new classroom wing, the Davison Avenue Intermediate School will open its doors to grades 3, 4 and 5 in September. The Maurice W. Downing Primary School will also add new classrooms to accommodate grades K, 1 and 2. Overall, we are very pleased with the “accelerated” progress toward the completion of the new educational facilities for our children. Appreciation to all who participated in the record (60.1%) affirmative vote for the 2012-2013 budget—the lowest budget increase in 14 years!
This year’s academic results have continued to validate overall improvement of our students through the record number who achieved honor roll status in grades 5-12. Our Character Education Program has also produced overwhelming student participation in numerous school/community service activities. And, certainly not least, the Malverne High School “Pride of Malverne” Marching Band has established themselves as the “Cream of the Crop” in New York State as Champions for the second time in four years!
As your “new” Board Of Education, we are determined to dedicate our united efforts to support the school district’s primary mission—The Total Success Of Every Child. Please continue to join us at Board Meetings and school events throughout the coming year. We encourage your active participation and anticipated partnership in a united effort to make this a banner year ahead. Please visit our website for updated information and feel free to contact us at email@example.com.
Marguerite “Peg” O’Connor
Malverne Board Of Education President