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Fall 2017 Continuing Education Brochure Now Available

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Summer Learning Students Enjoy Complimentary Concert

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Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, the students attending this year’s Three Village Extended School Year program had the chance to sing along to a free concert by renowned performer Laurie Berkner of the Laurie Berkner Band.

Berkner has released 11 best-selling, award-winning albums and has been featured both in person and through animation on TV stations Nick Jr. and Sprout TV, among others. She also wrote the music and lyrics for three off-Broadway children’s musicals and has authored an number of children’s books.

Patriots Honored by Legislator

Patriots Honored by Legislator Photo
The state-championship Ward Melville High School Boys Lacrosse team was recently commended and honored for their outstanding season and presented with a proclamation by Suffolk County Legislator and Ward Melville graduate Kara Hahn.

Student Affects Positive Change Statewide

Student Affects Positive Change Statewide Photo
The Three Village Central School District proudly commends Ward Melville High School incoming junior Ben Catalfo for his tenacity and unparalleled advocacy for all students in New York State, as his efforts have resulted in the state agreeing to discount a flawed question on this year’s Geometry Regents. Ben, a mathematically talented scholar, uncovered that the response choices for question 24 of this year’s exam did not contain a correct answer and that students were being penalized as a result. After consultation with P.J. Gelinas Junior High School Principal and former Ward Melville High School math chairperson William Bernhard, and with the support of math experts from around the country, Ben advocated on behalf of those students who took this exam and were unjustly scored as a result of this flawed question.

On Tuesday, July 25, the district was notified that the State Education Department has recanted their previous decision to uphold the original scores and that this question would now be rescored to give all students credit. This decision is one that we are exceptionally proud of and believe that Ben’s efforts will positively impact many students throughout New York State.

Newsday Coverage on Ben:

Public Notice: August Board of Education Meetings


District Commended For Proactive Approach to Drug and Alcohol Education

Read more about the district’s efforts in this week’s Village Times Herald news article:

Summer 2017 Newsletter Now Available


WMHS Student Finds Error on Geometry Regents

Click here to read the Newsday article

Board Begins New Year

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The district’s Board of Education convened for its annual reorganization meeting on July 12 and commenced the official start of the 2017-18 school year.

During the meeting, William F. Connors Jr., Irene Gische and Inger Germano were reelected to serve as Board President, Vice President and District Clerk Pro-Tem, respectively. Ms. Gische, Ms. Germano and incumbent Board trustee Dr. Jeffrey Kerman were also officially sworn in and began to serve their new three-year terms of office.

Bleeding Control/Hands-Only CPR Training for the Community

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Summer Math Review

Parents and Guardians,
Ward Melville High School will be offering a voluntary three-week summer review class for any student who is scheduled to take an Algebra 2/Trigonometry course for the 2017-2018 school year. These classes will review various algebraic topics already covered in both Algebra 1 and Geometry, but are important for student success in Algebra 2/Trigonometry. Classes will be held Monday through Thursday from 9 AM to 11 AM at Ward Melville High School beginning on July 24th and continuing through until August 10th.
If you are interested in having your child participate in these summer review classes, please contact Mr. Finnerty's (730-4960) office to register for this review course. Should you have any questions regarding these review classes, please email Mr. Ambrose at

Ward Melville High School Class of 2017!

Ward Melville High School Class of 2017 Photo

Celebrating Educational Milestones

Celebrating Educational Milestones Photo

Sixth and ninth-grade students from throughout the district marked the end of their journey through elementary and junior high school during celebratory and commemorative moving-up events this June.

Teachers, administrators and esteemed guests gathered to celebrate the students’ educational milestone and cheered proudly as they walked across the dais to receive their moving-up certificates. 

Below are photos from several of the ceremonies. 

R.C. Murphy JHS

P.J. Gelinas JHS

Minnesauke Elementary School



Celebrating Achievements

Celebrating Achievements Photo

During the district’s last meeting of the 2017-18 school year, the Board of Education celebrated a multitude of student and staff achievements.

W.S. Mount Elementary School students were honored for their successful participation in the National History Bee, a competition that four students qualified to take part in. P.J. Gelinas and R.C. Murphy Junior High School’s award-winning Science Olympiad teams were honored for their placement at the national and state levels, respectively. Gelinas’ talented speller and National Spelling Bee contestant Ryan Himmelsbach was celebrated for his talents and successes and Gelinas ninth-grader William Sun was honored for receiving a perfect score on the ACT. Furthermore, Gelinas English teacher Doug Elliot was recognized for being awarded by the New York State Bar Association the Educator Emil Zullo Distinguished Service Award. Additionally, 12 members of the district’s faculty were honored with tenure.

Several athletic accomplishments were celebrated during the meeting. The members of the boys swimming and diving team were honored for their participation in the New York State swimming championship. The five members of the Ward Melville High School girls track team were celebrated for their successful participation in the New York State Track and Field Championship. The boys varsity lacrosse team was also commended for being named New York State champions. 

Lastly, the district proudly accepted the donation of five pediatric trauma kits from the local Kiwanis Club. 

Kindergarten Celebration

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Minnesauke Elementary School kindergarten students celebrated the end of the school year during a colorful event.

During the celebration, the students dressed in colors and hats to represent each season. They sang songs they learned throughout the year and remembered all the fun they had season by season.  

The students participated in designing the program, painting props, holding props and signs, as well as speaking at different points during the show to introduce the songs. Members of the Minnesauke music staff played guitar, piano and violin for several songs. Highlights included the students performing sign language for one song and for the finale all the students wore sunglasses and sang a song to celebrate all the friends they met and achievements of kindergarten.

Track Stars Named All-Americans

Track Stars Named All-Americans Photo
Ward Melville High School girls track team members Allyson Gaedje, Sam Rutt, Liz Radke and Sam Sturgess have been named All-Americans as a result of their third-place finish in the New Balance National Outdoor Championship in North Carolina. The 4x800 team finished the race with a time of 9:05.41, the second fastest time in school history.

Celebrating Flag Day

Celebrating Flag Day Photo

Students from throughout the district celebrated the nation’s stars and stripes at commemorative Flag Day events this June.

During ceremonies held at the respective elementary schools, the students sang a number of patriotic songs, shared patriotic themed essays and donned clothing items and artistic creations in the nation’s colors – red, white and blue.

At W.S. Mount Elementary School, the raising of the American flag was an exceptionally special one this year. Thanks to a successful cookie drive fundraiser for servicemen and women, local Girl Scout Troop 337 received a flag that was flown by the United States Army over Afghanistan. In turn, the troop presented that flag to the school and assisted the building’s boy scouts and girl scouts with the traditional raising of the flag at the start of the ceremony. This particular flag flies on each Flag Day at Mount for as long as the scout members are students.

SBU Basketball Team Visits Setauket

SBU Basketball Team Visits Setauket Photo
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Setauket Elementary School third-grade classes celebrated their love of literacy when several members of the Stony Brook University women’s basketball team visited the school.

During the event, the basketball team members read aloud to each class and answered questions about their college experiences and athletic careers.

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