Dear Parents, Students and Members of the Malverne School District Community,
Once again we come together to begin another successful school year with our students. As a long-time resident of Malverne, former officer in the MWD and HTH PTAs and one of the founding members and first president of the Malverne Education and Fitness Foundation, I am filled with pride to see our schools and students thrive.
Each year, our schools are excelling higher and our students are achieving more than the year before. The 2014-15 school year was marked with many momentous occasions, including our high school’s designation as the only one on Long Island to receive the School of Opportunity Gold Award from the National Education Policy Center. This award culminated a year of noteworthy achievements, including: being ranked nationally by The Washington Post as one of the Most Challenging High Schools in America, being ranked No. 30 on Long Island in a list of the nation’s Top High Schools for 2014 by The Daily Beast, being named one of the Best Communities for Music Education in America by the NAMM Foundation for the third consecutive year, MHS boasting 22 Advanced Placement Scholars, several teachers receiving National Board Certification, and the district hosting its fifth extremely successful Relay for Life fundraisers.
Success is not only measured by awards. Despite having its lowest tax levy increase on record this year, Malverne schools and students have been flourishing. This past year, Malverne dramatically increased the number of club offerings for students, as well as its STEM-related offerings and iPad initiatives across all grade levels. Our artists and singers were recognized in many competitive showcases, our robotics team and engineering students stood out at the national level, and our student-athletes excelled both on the field and in the classroom.
Please join me and the Board of Education in taking PRIDE in our school community. I urge you to participate in our monthly Board meetings and budget workshops, which are detailed in this calendar. Stay informed via the district’s robust website, which highlights student activities with photos and videos, includes all presentations made at Board of Education meetings, and remains up-to-date with school closings and event happenings. As always, you can reach out to the Board directly via firstname.lastname@example.org
. I hope to see you at the various school functions throughout the year.
Jack Tulley, President
Board of Education