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Farmingdale Observer - Schools

Bringing A Bard To Farmingdale College

Written by Farmingdale Observer Staff Friday, 17 October 2014 09:01

Home-grown poet to read from collected works

Native Long Islander and current Lynbrook resident Peter V. Dugan will read from his poetry collections as part of Farmingdale State College’s Visiting Writers Program on Thursday, Oct. 16. The program is scheduled for 11 a.m. in the Great Room in Ward Hall. The public is invited and admission is free.


Two Lectures For One World War

Written by FarmingDale Observer Staff Friday, 17 October 2014 09:00

Yale, Farmingdale Professors examine impact of global conflict


World War I, the first global war among industrialized nations, will be the subject of two lectures at Farmingdale State College on Tuesday, Oct.21. The public is invited and admission is free.


The lecture program begins in Gleeson Hall, Room 104, at 3:05 p.m, with a focus on original WWI posters and other war-time art.  The talk, presented by Farmingdale professors George Fernandez and Thomas Germano of the Department of Visual Communications, runs through 4:20 p.m, and will be followed by a reception at 5 p.m. in the Memorial Gallery. 


P-TECH Students Attend Summer Academy

Friday, 19 September 2014 08:40

Last month, students in the inaugural class of Long Island’s Pathways in Technology Early College High School (LI P-TECH) embarked on a diverse educational journey. On August 6, 7 and 8, P-TECH students got a fully immersive crash course in the revolutionary technology of additive manufacturing, more commonly known as 3D printing. For three days, these students came together for an interactive 3D printing project at the Institute for Research and Technology Transfer at SUNY Farmingdale State College.


FHS Plants First Outdoor Classroom

Written by Daniel Offner Wednesday, 30 July 2014 00:00

All summer long, a collective of Farmingdale High School students have been getting down and dirty to construct a sustainable garden behind the school, which they are hope will serve as an outdoor classroom for students in the district. 


Lorie Sheinwald, a Farmingdale High School biology teacher and supervisor of the FHS Environmental Club, said that the club provides students with a new learning experience—one which they would not get in a traditional classroom setting—while also making the school yard pretty before the buses roll in this September. 


“People need nature… some of us spend way too much time inside,” Sheinwald said. “We are learning while we’re doing.”


Woodward Celebrates 5th Grade Moving-Up Ceremony

Friday, 11 July 2014 08:30

The Farmingdale School District’s Woodward Parkway Elementary School recently honored the achievements of its 5th grade graduating class at a recent Moving Up Ceremony event. The program highlighted the students’ personal growth and academic achievements as they will advance to middle school next year.  Attendees were treated to a musical performance from the school’s chorus under the direction of Mr. Eric Hulse, and listened to inspirational speeches from the school’s administration.


— Submitted by the Farmingdale School District 


Woodward Hosts 5th Grade Awards

Thursday, 03 July 2014 00:00

Students Honored For Various Attributes, Including Leadership And Citizenship  

The Farmingdale School District’s Woodward Parkway Elementary School recently hosted its annual 5th grade awards ceremony.  The event recognizes graduating students who excelled both in and out of the classroom. 


Olivia Grace Callahan was awarded with the Dr. Gary E. Karp Community Service Award, for a student who is committed to making the school a better place while honoring the memory of former Board of Education President Dr. Gary E. Karp.   Olivia served as a mentor to kindergarten students, was a valuable member of the school’s Ambassador’s Club and was an active participant in the school’s band and chorus. 


Farmingdale School District Honors Contributions

Thursday, 19 June 2014 00:00

The Farmingdale School District recently honored the outstanding contributions made by Northside Elementary School Principal Elizabeth Garavuso, who will be retiring at the end of the 2013-2014 school year. 


During her 20 year tenure as the school’s principal, Garavuso helped ensure more than 3,000 students have received the highest quality education possible during that time. 


Farmingdale HS Performs at NYSSMA Festival

Thursday, 19 June 2014 00:00

The Farmingdale School District is pleased to announce that 14 performing ensembles went to the NYSSMA (New York State School Music Association Festival) Large Organization Festival for an objective evaluation of their skills.  After months of diligent work, each group performed three musical selections at a specific level of difficulty.  The NYSSMA judges from all parts of New York state scored the groups on rhythm, intonation, phrasing, dynamics, interpretation, tone and musicianship.  Farmingdale’s administrators are very proud of the teachers’  and students’ achievements.


Zoo Stories: Saltzman East Kids Research Animals

Thursday, 12 June 2014 00:00

Third-grade students enrolled in the Farmingdale School District’s Saltzman East Memorial Elementary School recently researched various animals and drafted literature-based reports. 


Northside Visits Brookville BOCES Outdoor Education Facility

Thursday, 12 June 2014 00:00

Nicknamed the ‘Northside Navigators,’ fifth-grade students recently attended a field trip to the Brookville BOCES outdoor education facility, where they were involved in a series of hands-on group exercises designed to develop communication, cooperation, trust, problem-solving skills, and support each other as a team. 


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