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Open House - Nov. 1

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Homecoming & Field Dedication Ceremony

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Team Leaders

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The Captains Club is just a small way for student-athletes in Malverne to explore the different roles, responsibilities and expectations of what it takes to be a team leader. It doesn’t matter if you’re a captain, a bench player or anything in between. Be ready to enhance your leadership skills, because being a part of this is a step towards getting better, not only as an athlete, but as a student.

Pep in Their Step

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Malverne High School Varsity Football and Cheerleading Teams visited Davison Avenue Intermediate School and Downing Primary School for a Homecoming Pep Rally.  Homecoming game is this Saturday at 2pm, with the field dedication taking place at halftime.
  

Board Recognition Video

Ella Kelch is a first-grade student at Maurice W. Downing Primary School.

Ella Kelch is a first-grade student at Maurice W. Downing Primary School.
She raised $21 (Downing Dollars) for the hurricane victims by making bookmarks and selling them for the cause.

Greentree Teachers

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Two teachers were accepted into the 2017 Greentree Foundation Teachers’ Ecology Workshop. In July 2017, Anita Heinz and Karina Blackstone participated in the 10-day professional development course designed to immerse teachers in Long Island’s natural world and encourage teaching outdoors, while providing connections to Next Generation Science Standards.  Both teachers will be implementing what they learned into their classrooms at Malverne High School and Howard T. Herber Middle School.

Commended Student

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Endy Beltran, senior at Malverne High School, has been named a Commended Student in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, was presented by the superintendent, principal, and guidance counselors to this scholastically talented senior. In addition to this accomplishment, Endy has also been selected by The College Board as a National Hispanic Scholar. He scored in the top 2.5% among Hispanic and Latino PSAT/NMSQT test takers in the region.

The NED Show

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Students at Davison Avenue participated in a special character education program. The NED Show featured a loveable cartoon character whose name is an acronym for Never give up, Encourage others, and Do your best. The interactive program reinforced the character traits of focus, persistence, kindness, diligence and excellence.

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MHS Fourth Quarter Honor Roll

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Dictionary Donations

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Fourth-grade students at Davison Avenue received pocket dictionaries from the Malverne Rotary. Past President and current member Joe Canzoneri distributed the dictionaries to classes and explained the significance of the gift.  
 

Fourth Quarter Honor Roll Students from HTH

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Blue Star Streak

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For the eighth consecutive year, Malverne High School has been named a Blue Star School by the W!SE organization, the company that runs the financial literacy program. This award is given to schools in which 85 percent or more of the students in the financial literacy program have proven to be financially literate via the financial literacy exam. The Blue Star School banner, which will hang in the school’s main lobby, will be presented to the district during the Money POWER Conference for Financial Literacy in New York City in November.

Davison Avenue’s 4th Quarter High Achievers

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National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist

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Last October, over 1.6 million high school juniors took the PSAT exam, which serves as an initial screening for program entrants into the National Merit Scholarship competition.  This week, approximately 16,000 of these students  were named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists.  This nationwide pool of Semifinalists, represents less than 1% of U.S. high school seniors, including the highest-scoring entrants in each state.  Malverne High School’s very own Roshni Shukla is one of those Semifinalists.

School Counselor Mrs. Nicole Beauford describes Roshni as, “A shining example of everything Malverne High School has to offer.  She has taken advantage of our challenging courses and incredible academic and extracurricular opportunities, clubs, and athletic teams.”  She has excelled in all of her Advanced Placement (AP) and College Level classes.  Roshni has been designated as an AP Scholar with Distinction, based on her performance on AP exams.  By the end of this year, she will be eligible to graduate with approximately 30 college credits.  Roshni also participated in the competitive BOCES Doshi STEM program in 9th and 10th grade, and is a member of the Model U.N. Club, and Varsity Girls Tennis Team.  As a flute player, Roshni is an active member of the Award-Winning Marching Band, and has somehow managed to find the time to be a member of the MHS Newspaper and Community Service Clubs.

Although undecided on her major, Roshni is excited about the next step in her academic career.  While still adding schools to her list, she plans to apply to Columbia, NYU, CUNY Macaulay Honors Program, Fordham University, and St. John’s University.  

As a Semifinalist, Roshni has the opportunity to continue in the competition for approximately 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million that will be awarded next spring.  Merit Scholar designees are selected on the basis of their skills, accomplishments, and potential for success in rigorous college studies.  Finalists will be notified of their standing in the spring of 2018. 

Congratulations Roshni Shukla! Malverne High School is proud to have you as one of our shining stars.
 

Record AP Scholars

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At its Sept. 12 meeting, the Board of Education and members of administration honored the district’s 2017 Advanced Placement Scholars. With 52 total current and past students earning the distinction, this sets a new record for Malverne High School. Congratulations!

First Day Faces

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Staff Successes

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An annual tradition, 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
Deborah Sandorfi – Malverne High School

Outstanding Staff Member
Christine Gilmore - Malverne High School

35 Years of Service Plaque
Linda Buckridge – Maurice W. Downing

30 Years of Service Plaque
Patricia Medley – Davison Avenue
Erica Ebbets – Maurice W. Downing
Robin Carucci – Maurice W. Downing

25 Years of Service Plaque
Michele Korber - Malverne High School
Marguerite Robles - Maurice W. Downing
Claire Gallo - Maurice W. Downing
Margaret Corace - Malverne High School
Michael Bralla - Davison Avenue

Welcome New Teachers

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New teachers were welcomed in an orientation at the high school prior to the start of the 2017-18 school year. During the program, Steven Gilhuley, assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction, spoke to the teachers about the most effective ways to impact students and led discussions about responsibilities, expectations and elements of instruction. 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.

Prestigious Nomination for Director

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District Director of Special Education Meredyth Martini was nominated for Special Education Administrator of the Year, a prestigious distinction bestowed upon one individual in the state by the New York Council of Administrators of Special Education (NYCASE). Ms. Martini, who was honored in Saratoga Springs, New York at the organization’s Summer Institute, was among a select pool of highly qualified and highly regarded nominees. She was nominated by the district’s Superintendent of Schools Dr. James Hunderfund. “She is an advocate for every child, ensuring that they receive the education and support that they need and deserve,” Dr. Hunderfund said of Martini. “She has served the children of Malverne with grace and excellence.”

Solar Eclipse

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Davison Avenue Principal Rachel Gross hosted a Solar Eclipse Viewing at the school on Aug. 21. More than 20 students gathered on the school field to learn about the eclipse and watch it with their principal, teachers and peers.

STEMming Through Summer

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Rising eighth-graders at HTH participated in a STEM Camp with science teacher Shannon Kelly. Students delved into the intricacies of the scientific method by learning how to develop hypotheses, differentiate between independent and dependent variables, and analyze data in order to support or refute hypotheses. Throughout the week, students experimented on Gummy Bears (What happens when Gummy Bears are placed in water?), Oreo cookies (Do DoubleStuf cookies actually have double the "stuff"?) and paper airplanes (Which airplane design is best for maximum flight distance?). On the last day of camp, students developed and conducted an experiment to determine the efficacy of different sunblocks.

Thursday, October 19, 2017