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 2013. Our graduates distinguished themselves by setting some new benchmarks for academic success: 95% earned Regents Diplomas and 46% earned Advanced/Honor diplomas; almost $2 million in college scholarships were received; and 88% went on to enroll in colleges of their choice. Congratulations to all who graduated or “moved-up”, many of whom were granted notable honors and awards.
A special “welcome” to our newly elected Board Member, John Tulley. He has already contributed to the team planning efforts that will help our district to keep moving in the right direction.
Many thanks for the ongoing support and encouragement we have received from you, the members of our community. The completion of our major bond issue work has been extremely useful this year. New school wings and renovated cafeterias, libraries and classrooms were occupied at both elementry schools. Your affirmative support of our 2013-2014 annual budget has ensured the development of new educational programs and teacher/staff development. With the full use of our new outdoor facilities at Malverne High School, we were able to host several track meets and our first annual interstate Marching Band Competition this year. The Malverne High School Class of 2013 proudly inaugurated our new field and stadium with picture perfect weather and a spectacular graduation ceremony. Our beloved principal, Mr. James Brown, also retired, and his successor, Dr. Vincent Romano, was welcomed by the entire school community.
This year’s overall results for academic achievement have been exceptional. For the first time in school history, Malverne High School students and teachers were recognized by The Washington Post and Newsweek for their outstanding achievements for "college readiness," listed among the top 10% of American high schools. Academic improvement in honor roll and high honor roll achievement continued along with a reduction of students with disciplinary issues. All of our schools are making progress to meet the increasing demands of the new Common Core Learning Standards.
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 ahear. Please visit our website for updated information and feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Marguerite “Peg” O’Connor
Malverne Board Of Education President