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Levittown Tribune - Schools

Levittown String Musicians To Attend LISFA

Thursday, 20 November 2014 00:00

Eight student-musicians have been selected to participate in the Long Island String Festival Association (LISFA) junior high school and senior high school festivals. This prestigious honor allows students the opportunity to play with Long Island’s most talented string-musicians. The following students will attend the festival at Plainview-Old Bethpage Middle School following two rehearsals.

 

Students Of The Month

Written by Donna Duffy Friday, 07 November 2014 11:01

Students of the Month for October at Island Trees High School are seniors, Morgan Petry and Tucker Hahn.


 

Island Trees Hosts DEA Agent

Written by Emily Cappiello Friday, 07 November 2014 11:01

On Wednesday, Oct. 29, Island Trees High School hosted Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent Charles Bernard who made a special presentation to parents about the influx of drugs on Long Island and signs that every parent should be on the lookout for. Bernard explained that prescription drugs are becoming the most widely abused in the country and the epidemic has already begun to hit Long Island high school students. 

 

“We’ve lost our ability to discern what is helpful and useful,” he explained. “The U.S. consumes more than 70 percent of the world’s opioid and prescription drug overdoses kill more people than heroin and cocaine combined.”

 

Merit Honors For Levittown Seniors

Thursday, 23 October 2014 11:34

The 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program recognized MacArthur High School seniors Grace Shin (center) and Eduardo Sandoval (right) as commended students. 

 

Hispanic Program Scholars Named

Thursday, 23 October 2014 11:33

Division Avenue High School seniors Krysten Garcia, Alexandra Sorbello and Karla Zabala and MacArthur High School senior Eduardo Sandoval were selected as 2014 National Hispanic Recognition Program (NHRP) scholars. 

 

Friendship And School Rules

Friday, 17 October 2014 08:33

Fall is a busy time for the Pre-K five-day students in Ms. Milteer’s class at St. William the Abbot School. They started the new school year focusing on friendship and school rules.

“It was fun to watch the children greet friends and make room for new relationships to develop,” said Ms. Milteer. 

 

Dragons Homecoming

Friday, 17 October 2014 08:32

Prior to the homecoming game, Division Avenue High School students John Genzale, Dmitra Tzanis, Matt Brzezinski, and Kara Burke led the Levittown 

community in the singing of the national anthem.

 

(Photo provided by the Levittown School District)


 

A Commitment To Community Service

Thursday, 02 October 2014 00:00

In observance of Patriot Day, Lee Road Elementary School students pledged to engage in community service during the 2014-15 school year. 

 

Patriot Day is an annual observance on Sept. 11 to remember those who were injured or killed during the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City. 

 

These Levittown students were not yet born, but the Eileen Vogel’s fifth-grade class commemorated the historic event by studying the bombing of the World Trade Center Towers and the subsequent building of the Freedom Tower, thus acquiring a better understanding of Patriot Day. The students also wrote community service pledges on hearts decorated like the American flag and posted their commitments to help others on the bulletin board. 

 

Bus Etiquette

Thursday, 02 October 2014 00:00

In an effort to continue keeping children safe as they arrive and depart from school, the Levittown School District provided bus safety training by district drivers. At Lee Road Elementary School, students learned about proper behavior, as well as procedures in the event of an emergency. The drivers then demonstrated how to safely exit from the rear of the bus during an emergency. Lee Road teacher Pamela Smith and bus driver Alu Zuardi helped students exit from the back of the bus, a skill they need to learn in case of an emergency.

(Photo provided by Levittown Schools)


 

Opt Outs Impact Testing

Written by Dan Offner, levittown@antonnews.com Thursday, 25 September 2014 13:36

As children all across Long Island head off to school, kids in grades 3-8 brace themselves for a new round of the New York State Common Core English Language Arts and Mathematics exams.

In response to concerns from school officials, parents, and teachers regarding the level of testing administered to children in grades 3-8,  U.S. Rep. Steve Israel joined 12 of Long Island’s school district superintendents, on Sept. 8, to present new legislation that would reduce the number of tests taken by students in grades 3-8.  

 

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