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Farmingdale Observer - Schools

Outstanding Academic Achievements

Friday, 29 March 2013 00:00
Students at Howitt Middle School celebrated academic success through a pizza party provided by the school’s Shared Decision Making Committee. Students who had increased their grade point average by three or more points, or had an average of 92 or higher were rewarded for their achievements. 
 

Hip Pickles At Northside

Friday, 29 March 2013 00:00
Hip Pickles, a critically-acclaimed drum ensemble that has been performing in schools and libraries for over 15 years, delivered an awe-inspiring, interactive set at Northside Elementary School that captivated the imagination of students and teachers alike. With the interactive performance concept in mind, Hip Pickles invited students on stage to tap on the drums and shake to the beat of their percussions. The Hip Pickles Band came to show the children through music how important reading is to them. The children sang and talked about their favorite books while enjoying songs. The Northside PTA sponsored the assembly.
 

Appointed To West Point

Friday, 22 March 2013 00:00

Patrick Lively and John Ragno, both students at Farmingdale High School, each received a Congressional nomination to the United States Military Academy. U.S. Representative Peter King congratulated them both.

 

Happy Chinese New Year

Friday, 15 March 2013 00:00
Saltzman East Memorial Elementary School rang in the Chinese New Year with a special cultural celebration. Students learned about the Chinese New Year celebration by reading about the Year of the Snake, the Red Dragon, and Chinese lucky red envelopes. There was a feast of authentic Chinese cuisine as well as arts and crafts.

 

Virginia Awards Farmingdale Grad

Friday, 15 March 2013 00:00

The William and Mary Alumni Association Botetourt Chapter recently presented Samantha Rozakis, a 2003 graduate of Farmingdale High School, with the Teacher of the Year Award from Mathews County in Virginia. Rozakis is a grades five through eight self-contained special education teacher at Thomas Hunter Middle School in Mathews, VA, who works with students with multiple disabilities. As part of her curriculum, her students cook weekly and run the school’s coffee shop. They also take care of the school’s greenhouse and have started a successful spice business selling their herbs at the farmer’s market and Mathews Welcome Center. 

 

SEPTA Valentine Dance

Friday, 08 March 2013 00:00
On Feb. 7, Farmingdale students were invited to a Valentine’s dance at Massapequa High School. Each year, Massapequa SEPTA, Best Buddies and Berner Buddies host the dance. This is the third year Farmingdale Special Education students have been invited. 

 

All Aboard For Reading

Friday, 08 March 2013 00:00
“All Aboard for Reading” is the theme of this year’s Parents as Reading Partners (PARP) program at Northside Elementary School. Each student was handed a train ticket where they wrote their name and the titles of their favorite books on it. The school’s lobby was then decorated with all the personalized train tickets. The Northside PTA sponsors the school’s PARP program, a popular reading initiative that is celebrated in elementary schools across the nation. PARP is a program designed to foster the love of reading in children by asking parents to set aside 15 minutes daily to read with their children. Students and parents are asked to hop aboard the reading express this year in support of this exciting event.
 

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