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Upcoming Musical

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MHS will be presenting The Mel Brooks Musical: Young Frankenstein on Feb. 28 for senior citizens and March 2 and 3 for all. The musical is based on the 1974 comedy film of the same name and is a parody of the horror film genre.

The Feb. 28 show will be at 4pm and tickets will only be sold at the door. Entry is free for senior citizens and $10 for all other guests. The presentation on Friday, March 2 will be at 7:30pm, and Saturday, March 3 will be at 1:30pm and 7:30pm. All performances will take place in the Howard T. Herber Middle School auditorium.

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Zaid Quereshi is a seventh-grade student at Howard T. Herber Middle School.

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He is an energetic young man who takes ownership of his learning each day. Zaid is ambitious and hardworking.

Snow Make-Up Schedule

Due to use of snow days, March 23 is now a regular day of school.

Schools will remain closed on March 29, which was previously announced as a regular day of school for snow make-up.

As an alternative to using this day, we will follow the schedule below.

May 3
School is in session full day. (Early Dismissal Cancelled)
Parent/Teacher Conference Times: 3:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

April 26
School is in session full day. (Early Dismissal Cancelled)
Parent/Teacher Conference Times: 3:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.

March 8
School is in session full day. (Early Dismissal Cancelled)
Parent/Teacher Conference Times: 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

March 15
School is in session full day. (Early Dismissal Cancelled)
Parent/Teacher Conference Times: 3:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.

MHS an Odds-Beating High School

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Malverne High School is one of only eight schools in New York State, and the only one on Long Island, being featured for its exemplary records of success in a University at Albany NYKids study of odds-beating high schools. The study is a qualitative report that focuses on the methods the district utilizes to achieve success for all students.

“We strive for an atmosphere of excellence and equity,” said Principal Dr. Vincent Romano. “Everyone here embraces that – the teachers, students, support staff, counselors, librarians you name it – and that’s what makes the difference for us. Everyone plays a role and everyone gives 110 percent.”

The mission of NYKids is to inform educators about school performance in comparison to other schools in the state, to inspire educators through case studies and reports of promising practices in odds-beating schools, and to improve schools through professional development.

“Everyone here in Malverne has really embraced the culture of success,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. James Hunderfund. “The fact that we are a smaller district only enables us to devote more personal attention to making sure that every student has the resources they need to achieve their maximum level of success.”

A comprehensive report on the eight model schools will be featured on the University at Albany NYKids website,, in the coming weeks.

Sweet Treats

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In honor of Valentine’s Day, the Davison Avenue PTA hosted a Bake Shop. Classes visited the decorated STEM lab to frost and decorate their very own cupcake. What a “sweet” treat! 

District Adopts New Mission Statement


100th Day

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In honor of the 100th day of school, kindergartners at MWD wore shirts decorated with 100 different items. Each one was unique and exciting to capture the spirit of the 100th day of school.

Inaugural AP Class

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The district’s first group of CollegeBoard AP Capstone Seminar students took a portion of their AP exam this week as they submitted their Individual Research Reports and delivered their Team Multimedia Presentation and Oral Defense. The research examined and sought to solve issues of Child Labor Policies in China, Opioid Addiction and Treatment, Deradicalization and Counter-Terrorism, The Implications of the Death Penalty, and Gun Control. Next, the students will begin work on their individual research and prepare their presentation and defense. Congratulations to Halle, Jose, Amanda C., Brianna, Savannah, Hannah, Josh, Jasia, Aly, Olivia M., Jason, Amanda N., Stuart, Conner, Christian, Kyle and Olivia T., as well as teachers Ms. Caputo and Mr. China.

Spelling Success

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Congratulations and best of luck to Howard T. Herber Middle School’s seventh-grader Makayla Caesar. After winning the school bee and qualifying for regionals, Makayla will be participating in the Scripps Spelling Bee regional final round on Sunday, Feb. 11 at Hofstra University. The district wishes her the best of luck in the competition.

Opening the Olympics

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In honor of the Winter Olympics, each class at Davison Avenue is representing a country and participating in schoolwide activities. To kick-off the celebration, each class marched in an opening ceremony led by administrators, members of the school’s Special Forces, and Olympic Gold Medalist and Malverne alum Derrick Adkins. Each class took an athlete’s oath and then participated in Global Play Day, rotating from class-to-class with their “passports” to play games from around the world. 

MapToons at MWD

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Second-grade students in Bridget Jelovcic’s class at MWD have just finished learning about map skills. As a culminating activity, students used MapToons to locate local stores, landmarks, and the school, on the map.

First Place Cheers

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Congratulations to our Varsity Cheerleading Team on placing first at the Division High School Cheerleading Competition this weekend.

Egg-stra Math Fun

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As part of the Math/Science Club, first-graders at MWD shook-up egg cartons for a fun game that allowed them to practice adding and subtracting.

Lifestyle Art

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Fifth-graders in Stella Crawford’s social studies class at Davison Avenue have been studying the people of the Pacific Northwest Coast. To represent the environment and lifestyle of this group, the students created totem poles which served as written records and were often used as house pillars by those in the Pacific Northwest Coast.

Honoring MLK

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Please see below for a slideshow of photos from the district’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration on Friday, Jan. 12. This year, Superintendent of Schools Dr. James Hunderfund and community leader Sheila Lake were honored with the MLK Humanitarian Award.

Snowballing for STEAM

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Second-graders in Bridget Jelovcic's class at MWD took part in a unique STEAM lesson. Using popsicle sticks, rubber bands and a spoon, students created Snowball Launchers and then tested them out by seeing who could launch a marshmallow the farthest.

Transportation Application Deadline

New York State Law requires that transportation applications be filled out and submitted to the District on or before April I, 2018 in order to be eligible for transportation for the 2018-2019 school year. Please be advised that April 1, 2018 falls on a Sunday; the district, including offices, will be closed on Friday, March 30, 2018 and throughout the following week of April 2 - 6, 2018. Therefore, applications dropped off to the office need to be delivered to the Malverne Administration Building no later than Thursday, March 29, 2018. We will accept applications with postmarks up to and including April I, 2018. There will be no one to accept applications in our office during the week we are closed. Please be aware that if applications are not received in a timely fashion, your transportation request will be denied.

High School Honors

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At its Jan. 9 meeting, the Board of Education honored several high school students for their exemplary work. Honored this month were National Merit-recognized students and the inaugural group that participated in Malverne High School’s Project Lead the Way program. Congratulations to all!

Building Blocks of Technology

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Davison Avenue School’s technology teacher Debra Pirro showed students how to build their own video game using Bloxels. Students had fun while learning this new skill.

In Memoriam

In Memoriam
It is with a heavy heart that we honor the passing of former Superintendent of Schools Dr. James Tolle. He served as superintendent of Malverne from 1979 to 1992 and had been inducted into the New York State Public High School Athletic Association’s Hall of Fame in 2010. The Board of Education and administration would like to extend its sincerest condolences to the family. 
Saturday, February 24, 2018