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Scholar-Athletes & MLK Honorees

Scholar-Athletes & MLK Honorees
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Congratulations to the four New York State Scholar-Athlete Teams honored at the district’s Dec. 11 Board of Education meeting. Also recognized that evening were this year’s MLK honorees, Assistant Principal Stephen Benfante and community member and student activist Dr. Patrick Coonan.

Kionna Henry is an eighth-grade student at Howard T. Herber Middle School.

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She is working hard and is very diligent with her schoolwork. Kionna has been doing well so far and has made the first quarter honor roll.

All-County Honors

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Congratulations to Mason Richard, Jovani Duran, Malachi Thomas and Donovan Ishmael on their All-County awards from the Nassau County Coaches Association.

AP Honor Roll

Once again, Malverne High School was placed on the College Board’s Annual AP District Honor Roll for Significant Gains in Student Access and Success in Advanced Placement Courses. Malverne was the ONLY district named from Nassau County for the honor this year and is one of 373 school districts in the U.S. and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the 9th Annual AP® District Honor Roll. To be included, MHS had to, since 2016, increase the number of students participating in AP while also increasing or maintaining the percentage of students earning AP Exam scores of 3 or higher.   More specifically, Malverne experienced a 23% increase in enrollment while increasing the percentage of students scoring a 3 or higher by 15%!

“This is an award not only recognizing our AP program, but our entire school community.  This recognition could not be possible without the collective effort and support of the entire school community from parents, counselors, staff, central office, administration, and most importantly our students and teachers,” Dr. Romano said. “Thank you to the Board of Education for supporting all our initiatives to provide students with abundant support.”

Soccer Stars

Soccer Stars
Congratulations to our student-athletes who received awards from the Nassau County Boys Soccer Association.
Mackensdy Dormeus – Senior Scholar-Athlete
Bradley Dorcant – All-Conference
Evis Mejia – All-Conference

Outstanding Phys-Ed Students

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Congratulations to Breyana Moore and Christian Morgan who were selected as recipients of the Nassau Zone Outstanding Physical Education Students of the Year Award. Sponsored by the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, this award recognizes one male and one female Nassau County high school senior from each school district who exemplify outstanding scholastic ability, physical education performance and leadership qualities.

Monthly Bond Update


Award-Winning Athletes

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Congratulations to these student-athletes who received awards from the Nassau County Girls Volleyball Association last night:
Alanna Jacelon - All-Conference
Ayeka Fibleuil - All-Classification
Breyana Moore - All-Classification

Commended Students

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Congratulations to seniors Nelson Chow and Monique Rampersaud who have been named Commended Students in the 2019 National Merit Program. Commended students place among the top 50,000 scorers of the 1.6 million students who entered by taking the 2017 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). They are among the top 3%, representing only 34,000 nationwide, who are recognized with this honor.

November Newsletter – Now Available


National Hispanic Scholar

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Congratulations to senior Jack Cecere who has been named a 2018-2019 National Hispanic Recognition Scholar by the College Board. The National Hispanic Recognition Program honors Hispanic and Latino American students who score in the top 2.5% by region. Jack received this honor based upon his completion of the 2017 PSAT/NMSQT as a junior.

Traditional Activities

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Kindergartners at MWD dressed up as Native Americans and participated in traditional activities from years past. Such activities included sifting for cranberries, archery, making jewelry, building homes, making butter, weaving and more.

Photography Exhibit

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Ten photography students from MHS had work selected for inclusion in a juried exhibit at the Freeport Memorial Library. The show, called Kaleidoscope: Long Island Students Point Of View Photography, is sponsored by the Long Island Arts Council at Freeport. The pieces were selected by juror Dave Lyons who is a photo editor at Newsday. The show will be on display until November 30, 2018. Congratulations to: Talha Amray, Alexandria Delligatti, Saradia Diegue, Morenike Iyageh, Javett Jowhill, Daanish Khan, Victoria Matheos, Daniel Parfait, Tamaira Smalls and Gabriela Varela.

Band Honored

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At its Nov. 13 meeting, the Board of Education and administration honored the Pride of Malverne Marching Band for its first place win in Syracuse at the New York State Field Band Championship. Congratulations to all of the students, as well as the directors and staff members who played a role in the band’s success this season.

Honoring Local Veterans

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A tradition at Davison Avenue, students hosted a Veterans Day Assembly on Friday, Nov. 9. In this 25th annual event honoring local veterans, the third-grade chorus performed many patriotic songs, including “Armed Forces Pride of America.” This year, the school received a special Proclamation from Nassau County Executive Lauran Curran’s office for all that the school does to welcome and honor our nation’s heroes.

Conservation Capers

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Third- and fourth-grade students at Davison Avenue attended a special assembly called The Conservation Caper. Presented by The National Theatre for Children and sponsored by Long Island’s local PSEG, the free program reinforced what energy is, how it works and how we use it. The presenters used a series of comedic and education sketches, along with student participation, to discuss the important topic of energy conservation. The show was presented by performers Maddie Ripperger and Jakob Gomez.

Selected for Math Skills

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HTH student Owen Brennan is among only 85 students chosen Island-wide for the Institute of Creative Problem Solving for Gifted & Talented Students at SUNY College at Old Westbury. To qualify for this honor, he competed against more than 500 of the top ranking students across Long Island. Owen will spend a total of 20 Saturday mornings – more than 50 classroom hours - tackling mathematical areas such as algebra, geometry, discrete math and number theory. The program focuses on problem solving skills and challenging students beyond their typical course of study.

Upcoming Playoff Game

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Come Support the Varsity Football Team on Saturday, November 3rd at East Rockaway High School at 2pm in the Quarter Final Playoff round of Nassau County Football. Go Mules!

Pride Places First

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Congratulations to the Pride of Malverne Marching Band which has, once again, placed first in their division at the New York State Championships. The band placed first in the elite Small School I Division at the New York State Field Band Competition held at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, NY this past weekend.Led by Drum Majors Alex Mendez and Subhadra Debnath, the band left the competition with the highest score of any Long Island band (91.65) and the sixth highest score out of the 53 bands across the entire state. This is the first time in NYSFBC history that a Long Island band has won the Small School I Division.

The band is directed by Glen Johnson and assistant director Alyssa Rizzuto, under the direction of Music and Fine Arts Chairperson Michael Messina. This year’s show was called “The Uninvited,” which wove a story about a family who doesn’t know their new house is haunted. The Pride of Malverne had also been crowned New York State Champions in their division in 2006, 2010 and 2011.

Senior Volleyball Players

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Girls Volleyball Senior Night honored this year’s senior athletes at the completion of their season. Sean Ajirotutu, Subhadra Debnath, Alexandria Delligatti, Veronica DeSantis, Ayeka Fibleuil, Jasmine Ma, Victoria Matheos and Breyana Moore will all be greatly missed next year.

District Named Top Workplace

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Malverne has been identified by Newsday as a Top Workplace for 2018. To earn this designation, the district had to be nominated and then undergo a rigorous interview process with feedback coming directly from its teachers and staff members. Qualifying factors included organizations where employees felt their work is appreciated, identifying with the company’s vision and goals, and employees’ confidence in the organization’s leadership.

“We always knew Malverne was a special place to work and it is great for our district to have qualified for this recognition,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. James Hunderfund said. “On behalf of the Board of Education and administration, I thank all of those who participated in this process, and I thank each and every one of you for making Malverne such a special place to work. Without the dedication and commitment of our staff to our students, none of our successes would be possible.”

The district was honored with the award at Newsday’s Celebration Dinner this past weekend.

Flu Prevention

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Dr. Ranekka Dean, Director of Infection Prevention at NYU Winthrop Hospital spoke with second-graders at MWD on how to best protect themselves from catching the flu this season. The interactive demonstration included showing kids the proper way to sneeze into their sleeve or tissue, as well as how to practice good hand hygiene. At the conclusion of her visit, each student received hand sanitizer, a face mask and a pack of tissues.

Board Operations Update – Oct. 2018


Davison Makes Strides

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Led By Ms. Laventure, Davison Avenue’s Special Forces worked hard from October 1st-18th collecting donations and selling bracelets all for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. Special Forces members raised $1,056 for the American Cancer Society.

Making Strides

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Schools throughout the district participated in the annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk fundraiser. While some in the community signed up for the Making Strides of Long Island walk on Sunday, Oct. 21, Malverne High School hosted a walk for students and interested staff members on Thursday, Oct. 18 at the track. Each of the schools raised money for the cause and Maurice W. Downing, pictured here with the school’s lead coordinator, Marguerite Robles and Principal Edward Tallon, contributed more than $200. MWD held its own walk at the school on Oct. 18 to honor the fundraiser.

2018-19 Captains Club

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The Captains Club is a 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, any athlete can be part of this club and enhance their leadership skills.

Five Senses

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Kindergartners at MWD are using their five senses to learn all about pumpkins! Students in Mrs. Russo’s and Ms. Pereira’s classes smelled, touched, looked at, tasted and even listened to pumpkins to log as many observations about the fall favorite as they could.
Wednesday, December 12, 2018