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National Immunization Month – Health Bulletin from Suffolk County Dept. of Health Services

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7-12 Schedules Available on August 14 and August 16

Notice to Secondary Parents and Students:

Schedules will be available in the Campus Portal for viewing as follows:
     

    Three Village Academy and WMHS -  Tuesday, August 14th, after 1:00 p.m.


    Gelinas and Murphy - Thursday, August 16th, after 9:00 a.m.

Please be sure to follow the directions provided by your school regarding questions or concerns.

The schedule can be found in the 'Reports' Module tab.

Sex Offender Notification - August 1, 2018

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Important Update Regarding Printed Calendar/Use of Snow Days

Please note that there is an error on page 30 of the printed version of the district’s 2018-2019 school calendar regarding the use of snow days in the event of inclement weather.  The online and electronic copies contain the correct information. The following accurately explains the process the district will implement should schools close in the event of an emergency. We apologize for any inconvenience.
 
The 2018-2019 calendar provides for three (3) emergency closing days. If none or one (1) is used, there will be no school on May 24 and May 28. Should there be two (2) emergency closings, schools will be in session on May 28. Should there be three (3) closings, schools will be in session on both May 24 and May 28. In the event there are four (4) closings, then schools will be in session on April 17, May 24 and May 28.

Spring Sports Wrap Up

Ward Melville Athletics Spring Recap 2018

241 Scholar Athletes (90 average or above)
66% of our Varsity Athletes

NYS Scholar Athlete Teams
Boys Varsity Lacrosse
Girls Varsity Lacrosse
Varsity Baseball
Varsity Softball
Boys Spring Track
Girls Spring Track
Varsity Boys Tennis
Girls Golf
Girls Badminton
Boys Badminton

Varsity Baseball 15-8
League runner-up/playoffs


Varsity Girls Lacrosse                 14-4
League Runner-up/County semi-finalist
Academic All-American- Shannon Berry, Shannon Couglan, Kate Mulham
All-American Honorable Mention- Shannon Berry, Shannon Brazier, Kate Mulham
Senior Under Armour All-American – Shannon Berry
Selected to try out for the US Women's U19 Team - Shannon Berry, Shannon Brazier, Kate Mulham


Varsity Boys Lacrosse 21-1
New York State Champions
Class A Suffolk County Champions
Long Island Champions



Varsity Boys Tennis 15-3
League Champs/Division Champs/Big Four Semi-Finalist/ #3 seed
Division 3 singles Champion – Matthew Kronenberg
5 County Qualifiers
Doubles- Tyler Ancona/Alex Benanti
Singles- Deven Wackett/Aron Bursztyn/Matthew Kronenberg


Girls Spring Track and Field 4-2
18 Division Qualifiers
800M Division Champ/State Qualifier – Ally Gaedje, Sam Rutt
100M Hurdle State Qualifier Champ – Kiera Hughes
100M Hurdle School Record – Kiera Hughes 14.76
1500M Division/State Qualifier – Sam Rutt
4 x 800 Relay Team-Division Champs/State Qualifier – Ally Gaedje, Sam Rutt, 
Liz Radke, Sam Sturgess


Boys Spring Track and Field
30 Division Qualifiers
3rd place – 4 x 800 Relay – Mike Rippa, Josh Meyer, Danny Ryan, Eric Zulkofske
3rd place mile – Eric Zulkofske

 

High Schooler Selected for National Conference

High Schooler Selected for National Conference photo
Based on her extraordinary talents, Ward Melville High School junior Maya Peña-Lobel was selected to participate in the New England Young Writers’ Conference, a selective program for aspiring writers held at the Bread Loaf campus of Middlebury College in the Green Mountains of Vermont, this past spring.

The New England Young Writers’ Conference is an annual, four-day, writing-focused workshop for high school students from around the country. The days are filled with writing seminars, workshops, readings and opportunities to meet other young writers. 

During the conference, Maya was part of a small workshop group where she was instructed by a published author and worked on her fiction piece, along with her peers. She also attended poetry craft classes and went to daily readings and performances, as well as many other fun activities.

To attend, a student must first be nominated by a teacher and their school. Maya was nominated by Dr. Kelso (her WMHS teacher from a 10th-grade elective course in Writing Fiction and Poetry) and by Dr. Alan Baum, WMHS principal. Second, the student must submit a writing sample. Maya submitted her poem, “The Human Experience” and a short story written in the style of magical realism. Admission to the conference is based on the quality of writing in the submission, which is evaluated by a panel of judges that includes professional writers.


Top Three Village Speller Earns New Honor

Top Three Village Speller Earns New Honor photo
P.J. Gelinas Junior High School ninth-grader Ryan Himmelsbach has amassed a number of impressive spelling accolades over the past several years, including competing in the National Scripps Spelling Bee for two consecutive years. This summer, he added another impressive accolade to his résumé – placing third in the North America Spelling Champion Challenge.

During the challenge, Ryan competed against 100 students across North America and China. 

“Most of the words he got, he did not know but was able to figure them out based on all his knowledge,” said Allison Himmelsbach, Ryan’s mom. “It was also a good social connection and he will have the opportunity in the coming years to volunteer at this bee and at the National … [and] will also be tutoring some kids next year for the National.” 

Summer Newsletter Now Available

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Screen Time Tips for Parents

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Wondering how much screen time is too much? Parents may find information compiled in this flyer useful in finding a good balance.

Screen Time Tips for Parents

18-19 Student Placement for Grades 1-6 Available on July 16

Student placements will be available in the Campus portal beginning Monday, July 16 for students in grades 1 through 6 following the schedule below:

 8:00 am  - Nassakeag Elementary
 9:00 am  - Setauket Elementary
10:00 am - Minnesauke Elementary
11:00 am - Arrowhead Elementary
12:00 pm - WS Mount Elementary

Kindergarten placements will be made available at the end of August.

Board Begins New Year

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The Three Village Central School District Board of Education commenced the 2018-19 school year during its annual organizational meeting at the North Country Administrative Center on July 11.

During the meeting, William F. Connors, Jr and Deanna Bavlnka were sworn in for their new three-year terms of office. Mr. Connors, Irene Gische and Inger Germano were reappointed to serve as Board President, Vice President and District Clerk Pro-Tem, respectively.
 

Sex Offender Notification - July 10, 2018

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Ward Melville High School Graduation

Ward Melville High School Graduation photo

Musicians Capture Honors at Festivals

Musicians Capture Honors at Festivals photo

Three Village students across grade levels showcased their musical talents at a number of festivals and competitions this spring. The students were the ultimate professionals and represented the school district with pride and prestige. Below are the results of these coveted competitions.




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R.C. Murphy Junior High School Moving Up Ceremony

R.C. Murphy Junior High School Moving Up Ceremony photo

P.J. Gelinas Junior High School Moving Up Ceremony

P.J. Gelinas Junior High School Moving Up Ceremony photo

Ward Melville Athletes Named Under Armour All-Americans

Ward Melville Athletes Named Under Armour All-Americans photo
Ward Melville High School student-athletes Shannon Berry and Alex Mazzone have been named to the 2018 Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Team. 

The two seniors will represent Ward Melville High School on June 30 at Johns Hopkins University where 44 of the nation’s best senior boys and girls will compete in the 13th annual Under Armour All-America North vs. South All-Star Games. The games will be televised live on ESPNU. 

Alex will attend Georgetown University and Shannon will attend Princeton University, where they will continue their athletic careers.

Commending Top Students in Ward Melville’s Class of 2018

Commending Top Students in Ward Melville’s Class of 2018 photo
After 13 years of hard work, dedication and scholastic commitment, Ward Melville High School seniors Ethan Li and Michael Lu have been named the Class of 2018 valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively.  

Ethan has maintained a challenging academic schedule throughout his career at Ward Melville, including nine Advanced Placement courses in the areas of science, computer science and mathematics alone. He is an Advanced Placement Scholar, a National Merit Scholarship finalist and a 2017 Scholar-Chess Player, and was named to the All-America Chess Team from 2016-2018. He is the founder of the Ward Melville Chess Team, and a member of the Science Bowl, Math Team and school newspaper. As a dedicated community member, he regularly gives back to the local area as a volunteer chess instructor and as the organizer of Mission: Toothbrush, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that organizes donation drives for various charities and soup kitchens. 

Michael has also boasted an impressive academic record throughout his academic career. He is highly involved in the district’s science research program and was named a Regeneron Science Talent Search Scholar based on his research on heart health. He was elected vice president of the school’s Chess Team, served as the defense attorney for the building’s Mock Trial Team and was named a National Merit Scholarship finalist. Michael has also been a dedicated volunteer at Mather Hospital. 

Nassakeag Says No More Straws

Nassakeag Says No More Straws photo
Nassakeag Elementary School sixth-graders in Robyn Weinstein’s class took action to help protect the Earth through a letter writing campaign to reduce the use of plastic straws. 

The students wrote to local food establishments, asking them to reduce or stop using plastic straws, noting that they have been found in the stomachs and noses of deceased sea animals. Citing the many alternatives to plastic – including bamboo, glass, paper or metal – the students encouraged several locations to embrace this initiative and, to date, one agreed to create a new “straws by request only” policy. 

Honoring Students for Service

Honoring Students for Service photo

258 district students were praised and commended for their philanthropic actions and presented with the Presidential Volunteer Service Award this June.

This national award is issued for service hours accumulated during a 12-month period. According to the official criteria, the awards are offered in multiple levels and are designed to recognize each milestone of service. Levels include bronze, silver, gold and the highest honor, the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award, for those who contribute more than 4,000 hours of service in their lifetime. Three Village students accumulated 28,000 of service collectively this year! 

Special thanks to this year’s PVSA Chairs (listed below) and Ward Melville High School students, Zoe Gliganic and Harrison Goldstein, for providing the photos:

Arrowhead: Sallie Culloton & Yolanda Shields
Minnesauke: Deanna Bavlnka
Nassakeag: Inger Germano
Setauket: Andrea Fiorella
WS Mount: Alison Pugliese
Gelinas: Christine Gacovino
Murphy: Ann Marie Pszybylski
WMHS: Lisa Alvarez

For more information about the program and how to apply, please review the guidelines and logs posted on each school district webpage. Information for the 2018/2019 is available. 




Back-to-Back State Champs

Back-to-Back State Champs photo

The Ward Melville High School varsity boys lacrosse team has been named New York State champions for the second consecutive year. The team captured the win against a challenging team from West Genesee at St. John Fisher College by a score of 15-2.

 

Murphy Math Team Wins State Competition

 Murphy Math Team Wins State Competition photo
R.C. Murphy Junior High School students competed in and captured first place during the 2018 MoMathlon Tournament of Champions at the National Museum of Mathematics in New York City, also known as the MoMath Museum. The tournament was sponsored by Con Edison and Brookhaven National Laboratory. 

The tournament consisted of the top 10 middle school teams in New York State: two from Suffolk County, two from Manhattan, two from the Bronx, two from Queens and two from Westchester County. R.C. Murphy team members Matthew Chen, Carolyn Liu, Ashwinaa Vaithianathan, Claire Yang and Ethan Yu comprised one of the top teams representing Suffolk County.

The tournament had four rounds: individual, team, mixed team and team relay. The students were not allowed to use a calculator, only their brains and scrap paper. They were given an iPad to view the problems and submit their answers. The top three teams were awarded medals and a trophy to bring home for the school. 

Alumni Return to the Stage

Alumni Return to the Stage photo

Ward Melville High School welcomed back a cast of talented choir and music alumni this June, who joined members of the senior Class of 2018 on stage for this year’s Alumni and Senior Recall Show/Final Project Showcase Concert.

The production, which was directed and coordinated by music teacher Linda Contino, was a great final project performance by the choirs at WMHS and helped recall some wonderful musical moments, both past and present. 



Award-Winning Ward Melville Athletes

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Ward Melville High School seniors Kate Mulham and Zach Hobbes were nominated for the prestigious Butch Dellacave Award, which goes to the most outstanding senior male and female athlete in Suffolk County who excels on the field, academically and in the community. 

Zach was named the overall male winner for 2018. He is an All-American lacrosse player and All-County football player and has carried a 100 GPA. The dedicated volunteer, who regularly visits veterans homes and runs a church group, will attend Harvard University this fall. 

He is the first Ward Melville athlete to win this prestigious award since Jack Bruckner in 2013. 

Mount Writers Showcase Talents at Charity Celebration

Mount Writers Showcase Talents at Charity Celebration photo

W.S. Mount Elementary School kindergarten students in Dawn McNally’s class recently hosted a Charity Writing Celebration to showcase the informational “how to” books they penned with other classes and parents.

The students began the day by reading their stories to the school’s fifth- and sixth-grade classes, before sharing them with special guests. 

In addition to sharing their stories, the students also showcased their artistic talents during the celebration. The students made over 200 bookmarks, which they sold at the celebration for a dollar each. As a result of the generosity of the attendees, the class raised $650 for The Fred Rogers Center. 

“Fred Rogers has greatly influenced my life as a parent as well as an educator, and I am honored to have made a connection with an organization that is continuing his important work,” Ms. McNally said. 




Celebrating Flag Day

Celebrating Flag Day photo

Students and staff members around the district paused to celebrate the nation’s stars and stripes this June as they marked Flag Day.

 

SACC Talent Show

SACC Carnival

Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine’s Free Dental Screening – Aug. 28 (By Appointment/Walk-Ins if Time Permits)

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