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Farmingdale Observer - Schools

Farmingdale Art Students Selected For Exhibits

Thursday, 20 March 2014 00:00

All across Long Island, talented Advanced Placement Art students are invited to exhibit their work. One venue takes place at Long Island University CW Post called “Advanced Visions: High School Artists of Excellence” the exhibition highlights the superior talent and creativity found among high school Advanced Placement artists. Two Farmingdale High School art students were chosen to represent Farmingdale’s art program taught by Ms. R Nicholas.  Kaitlyn Russo and Brooke Yakkey had their work displayed at the Hillwood SAL Gallery from Dec. 20, 2013 through till the end of January 2014.  


‘Silver Key’ Award For Artwork

Thursday, 20 March 2014 00:00

Farmingdale High School senior Alecia Fuschetto was recently awarded with the Silver Key Award from the Scholastics Art and Writing Awards program for her artwork.  Alecia’s portfolio, which consisted of eight original works, was selected from more than 255,000 applicants.  Only 40 percent of the student-artist portfolios that were submitted were awarded with the Gold Key, Silver Key or Honorable Mention distinction.  


 Alecia is currently enrolled in her school’s advance placement art and drawing and painting courses. 


— Submitted by the  Farmingdale School District


National Merit Scholarship Finalist

Thursday, 13 March 2014 00:00

Farmingdale High School student Minhal Ahmed has been named as a finalist in the National Merit Scholarship competition. Minhal is one of 15,000 students across the country to receive this honor. This accomplishment recognizes Minhal for his academic achievement as well as his success beyond the classroom. 


The National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships based on high school student’s scores on the Preliminary SATs and the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Tests. Students are also assessed on their volunteer participation, teacher recommendations, their grades in high school courses and rigor of courses taken.


— Submitted by the Farmingdale School District


Farmingdale High School Means Business

Written by Rebekah Sherry Thursday, 13 March 2014 00:00

Farmingdale High School’s DECA club recently competed in the New York State DECA conference in Rochester. The competition lasted for three days, from March 5-7, and was attended by over two-thousand students from across the state and Long Island, including twenty-four Dalers who competed at the conference.


DECA—previously Distributive Education Clubs of America—was established in 1946 with the goal of preparing students for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management around the globe. The organization prepares future business leaders by providing students with an opportunity to learn real-world business skills and allows students to demonstrate their skills, either as a team or alone, in competition.


Saltzman Students Study Vocabulary With Book Bingo

Thursday, 06 March 2014 00:00

The Farmingdale School District’s Saltzman East Memorial Elementary School recently hosted a Book Bingo event, as students played games that incorporated some of their favorite books. The special night helped students enhance their vocabulary and reading skills with help from their families and teachers. The event was held in conjunction with the school’s Parents as Reading Partners (PARP) program, which encourages students to continue reading books outside the classroom.


— Submitted by the Farmingdale School District


Sochi Olympics Come To Farmingdale

Thursday, 06 March 2014 00:00

Northside Elementary School students celebrated the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, with their own weeklong olympics. 


Throughout the week, Northside students got to experience the games through creative modified events that emphasized teamwork and physical skills such as running, jumping, muscular endurance and hand-eye coordination. 


Farmingdale High School Artists Meet A Master

Written by Farmingdale Observer Editorial Staff Thursday, 27 February 2014 00:00

Two Farmingdale High School art students were selected to participate in a special workshop and exhibit with the famous graphic designer, Louise Fili.


Fili is a world renowned graphic designer who has created over 2,000 book covers, numerous logos, packaging and signage for restaurants and companies around the globe. Her exhibit, “Elegantissima” was recently showcased at Farmingdale State College and featured some of her design and typography work. 


Local Student Honored In Gallery Show

Written by Farmingdale Observer Editorial Staff Thursday, 27 February 2014 00:00

Meghan Paola of Bethpage High School recently received the Go APE Award from the Art League of Long Island.


Paola’s soft pastel work, “Untitled, was honored as one of the top 14 works in the Art League’s Advanced Placement Student Exhibition. Now in its seventh year, the program celebrates exceptional artwork of AP art students in Long Island high schools, as selected by their teachers. 


Farmingdale Schools Lobby Albany

Written by Farmingdale Observer Editorial Staff Thursday, 20 February 2014 00:00

The Farmingdale School District’s Legislative Action Committee recently traveled to Albany to present the district’s legislative proposals for the 2014-2015 school year, which include a request for more state aid. Based on the preliminary state budget figures, the Farmingdale School District will receive $746,419 more than last year—an increase of 2.74 percent. However, school officials say it isn’t enough.


Northside Family Literacy Night

Thursday, 20 February 2014 00:00

The students from Northside Elementary School celebrated family literacy at the Farmingdale Public Library on Monday, February 10, 2014. Students enjoyed listening to stories read by Children’s Librarian Elena Jannello, as well as winning prizes for answering literature trivia questions from their teachers.


To find out what other great events are happening at the library, visit our website at


— Submitted by the FarmingdalePublic Library 


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