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Sex Offender Notification - October 16, 2018


Ward Melville Students Earn National Scholastic Honor

Ward Melville Students Earn National Scholastic Honor photo
Twenty-two Ward Melville High School students have earned the distinct honor of being named Commended Students in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. 

These students are among the approximately 50,000 highest scorers on the PSAT/NMSQT. Commended Students are named on the basis of a nationally applied selection index score that may vary from year to year. Although they will not continue in the competition for National Merit Scholarships, some of those honored will become candidates for special scholarships offered by corporations and businesses.

The Three Village Central School District congratulates the following Commended Students: 

Madeleine Avni
Jack Bertini
Lucia Buscemi
Jeffrey Casey
Benjamin Catalfo
Samuel Catalfo
David Cutting
Yiwen Fu
Steven Holmquist
Victor Jiao
Noah Mond
Priya Mukhi
Boris Nekrasov
Maya Pena-Lobel
Ryan Qin
Robert Rau
Daniel Schwartz
Megan Specht
Albert Tian
Cliffton Woo
Chih Yu Yang
Jason Zou

High School Musicians Honored at County Level

High School Musicians Honored at County Level photo
As a result of their talents, 38 Ward Melville High School student-musicians have been chosen to participate in this year’s Suffolk County Music Educators’ Association All-County Music Festival. Selection into this prestigious festival is based on a student’s score at last spring’s New York State School Music Association solo and ensemble festival as well as teacher recommendation. 

The Three Village Central School District is proud to congratulate this year’s Ward Melville High School All-County Musicians: 

Kian Abbott – Orchestra
Jordan Amato – Treble Chorus
Hayden Aron – Mixed Chorus
Matthew Broadbent – Band
Renee Clairvoyant – Mixed Chorus
Ryan Comerford – Orchestra
Campbell DeMaio – Treble Chorus
Nicolette Filiberto – Treble Chorus
Ben Fogarty – Mixed Chorus
Hannah Forcone – Orchestra
Corrine Gallagher – Mixed Chorus
Jennifer Greek – Mixed Chorus
Katie Greek – Treble Chorus
Max Haegele – Band
Steven Holmquist – Orchestra
Jonathan Huang – Orchestra
Victor Jiao – Orchestra
Varun Jindal – Orchestra
Preeti Kota – Orchestra
Ryan Krug – Orchestra
Denise Lai – Orchestra
Marielle Leiboff – Mixed Chorus
Haley Linden – Treble Chorus
Daniel Ma – Orchestra
Anna Macedonio – Mixed Chorus
Molly Marino – Orchestra
Halle Marte – Treble Chorus
Jack McCoy – Orchestra
Noah Monde – Mixed Chorus
Stephanie Ochei – Treble Chorus
Arianna O’Connell – Treble Chorus
Raquel Paredes – Orchestra
Anushka Rajagopalan – Orchestra
Clara Sullivan – Band
Connor Tweedy – Mixed Chorus
Darren Tung – Band
Meghan Woods – Treble Chorus
Alexandra Woroniecka – Orchestra

Ward Melville Senior to Compete in State Pageant

Ward Melville Senior to Compete in State Pageant photo
Ward Melville High School senior Danielle Wenzler has been accepted into the Miss Teen New York program and is one of the finalists to compete in the pageant for the chance to represent her home state in the Miss Teen USA pageant. 

“[Earning a] spot to compete in the Miss Teen New York pageant is best opportunity I have had in my entire life,” Danielle said. “I want to not only be the representation of Ward Melville but all of Long Island and to be able to inspire others so that they can make their dreams become a reality. Through hard work and dedication, anyone can accomplish [their goals] and prove to others that their capabilities define who they are. Inspiring people of all ages to accomplish their goals will make a difference in this world, and this is what I want to achieve in the pageant. As a finalist, I would like to say that no matter what it takes, I will do my very best to show how far I’ve come through life and in this competition.”

She will now compete in the event, which will be held at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College from Jan. 18-20, 2019. 

Art After Dark Artist Showcase – Nov. 14


Student Stewards Head to Yellowstone

Student Stewards Head to Yellowstone photo
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Ward Melville High School students Elyas Masrour, Maya Pena-Lobel and Ethan Winter were invited to participate in Avalon Park and Preserve’s W.E.Y.E.S. (Western Exploration for Young Environmental Stewards) program this fall. 

As a result of their exemplary participation in the park’s youth programs, the students were granted a scholarship opportunity to explore Yellowstone National Park’s flora, fauna, geology and ecology for a week in late September. Hiking through Yellowstone’s backcountry, Elyas, Ethan and Maya observed wolves, bears, bison, elk, eagles and countless other species. In what participants described as a life-changing week, the young travelers were able to work with world-class guides, biologists, wildlife photographers and other experts in their fields. 

They were accompanied on the trip by Gelinas teacher Doug Elliot, who is also co-founder of the Avalon Outdoor Leadership program, a program that aims to get youngsters into the outdoors and connected to the environment in which they live. 

Focusing on Important Teen Issues

Focusing on Important Teen Issues photo
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Focusing on Important Teen Issues photo 5
P.J. Gelinas Junior High School Theatre Company took to the stage this October to perform the building’s 16th annual adolescent-issue play, “Me, My Selfie and I.”

In what was the New York premiere of the play written by Jonathan Dorf, the cast of 30 ninth-grade students performed a series of scenes and monologues spotlighting a group of teens who are struggling to find the balance between documenting their lives and living them. This thought-provoking, one-act “dramedy” explored the world of social media that we live in. The show left all attendees with the question, “We seem to be recording our every experience, but are we making memories or missing out on them?” 

Gelinas students were treated to a free performance during the school day, and the cast hosted an evening show for the broader community. 

Three Village Celebrates Homecoming in Style

Three Village Celebrates Homecoming in Style photo

The pride of the Three Village School District was on full display on Oct. 6 as the community came together to celebrate homecoming at Ward Melville High School.

The afternoon began with a carnival for all ages that featured games and various activities for the crowd to enjoy. Among the stations was a hair dying tent for fans to add specks of green and yellow to their locks, along with a dunk tank, bounce houses, face painting and many other tables to help support high school clubs.

The high school cheerleading teams also hosted a pregame clinic for the youth of the community on the football field. Dozens of youth cheerleaders took instruction from high school coaches and varsity captains while being split into groups for activities. The clinic ended with a group cheer and picture.

In addition to the football game, both the junior varsity and varsity field hockey teams hosted games on the turf adjacent to the stadium field. Each team hosted Garden City as fans bounced back and forth between both fields to cheer on the hometown Patriots.

Following the entrance of the marching band and the parading of banners by each elementary school in honor of the event, the football team took the field in matchup against Walt Whitman. Nassakeag Elementary School was named the winner of this year's banner contest and the Patriots went on to a 32-10 victory. Senior Trey Berry passed for 108 yards with three touchdowns while classmate Nick Troy ran for 142 yards and two touchdowns.

Members of the football team also supported Breast Cancer Awareness Month by wearing pink in conjunction with their uniform. Each endzone on the field also had a pink ribbon in the corner to demonstrate support.

Murphy Library Observes Banned Books Week

Murphy Library Observes Banned Books Week photo
R.C. Murphy Junior High School students and staff celebrated the importance of the written word during Banned Books Week, an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. 

The week brings together the entire book community – librarians, publishers, teachers and readers – in shared support of the freedom to seek and express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular. The list is generated by the American Library Association and spotlights current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools. 

“Banning books silences stories and discussions,” said Murphy library media specialist Betsy Knox. “Censorship succeeds when no one talks about it.”

Spring 2018 3-8 NYS Assessment Results Now Available in the Portal

The results for the NYS math, science, ELA and ELSAT assessments have been uploaded to the Campus Briefcase for those students that took the exam.

Minnesauke Runs for Fun

Minnesauke Runs for Fun photo

Minnesauke Elementary School students, staff and community members came together this fall to take part in a fun-filled Color Mile run on the school grounds.

More than 360 individuals took part in the event, which aimed to raise funds to support school initiatives geared toward promoting activity and wellness at the school. These include such things as a new basketball hoop to make a full court.  

Trick or Treat Street - NEW DATE

This year's Ward Melville High School Trick-or-Treat Street has moved from 10/31 to 10/26 (4-7pm) at WMHS.

Student Artwork Shines at International Exhibit

Student Artwork Shines at International Exhibit photo

Three Village Central School District students showed their creative talents and artistic capabilities during this year’s International Interdependence Hexagon Project, a visual arts opportunity for students worldwide.

The event encourages students to create art within the infinitely interlinking shape of a hexagon, a metaphor for interconnectedness. Within the shape, students made connections to the world around them through shapes, words and other artistic representation. The 2018 theme was “Transforming Conflicts,” and was a call to promote global citizenship. 

Congratulations to the following Three Village winners:  

Most Effective All-Over Interpretation: (Minnesauke Elementary School)
Khizer Hasson
Devon Larsen
Isabella Rowett

Most Creative Expression: (Minnesauke Elementary School)
Hazel Cohas
William Goode
Althea Grubb-Aubrecht

Honorable Mention: (Minnesauke Elementary School)
Josslyn Appel
Emily Mills
CeJae Reynolds

The Living Book Project: (A collaborative project between art teachers Maria Maritato and Christine Sacco)
Minnesauke Elementary School: Nicole Dimech and Soraya Masrour
Setauket Elementary School: Francis Kelly and Olivia Surette
Mount Elementary School: Christian Tyler and Kyle Reye
Arrowhead Elementary School: Sabrina Zheng
Nassakeag Elementary School: Mallika Singh, Alexander Song, Vivian Wang and Aimee Yang 

National Mental Health Awareness Week

In recognition of National Mental Health Awareness Week, Oct. 7–13, 2018, community partners, working in tandem with by Suffolk County Health Department’s Division of Community Mental Hygiene, are presenting a series of workshops throughout this month. Below is a listing of events compiled by the Association for Mental Health and Wellness.

Upcoming Events
Mental Health 101 – Tuesday, October 2, 10:00 a.m.
Presented by the Comsewogue Public Library
Learn the signs and symptoms of mental illness.
Location: Comsewogue Public Library, Community Room, 170, Terryville Road, Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776
Contact: 631-928-1212

Impacted by Suicide – Thursday, October 4, 5:30 p.m.
Presented by the Riverhead Free Library and Family Service League
Robyn Berger-Gaston will discuss Family Service League’s Joe’s Project, a program that responds to schools, organizations, and families impacted by suicide. Ms. Berger-Gaston will review myths and facts about suicide, risk factors, and how to help those who have lost a loved one to suicide.
Location: Riverhead Free Library, 330 Court St., Riverhead, NY 11901
Contact: Laura La Sita, Senior Services Coordinator, 631-727-3228 Ext. 119,

“22 Every 22” Challenge
Monday, October 8, 11 a.m. and Wednesday, October 10, 11 a.m.
Presented by the Joseph P. Dwyer Veterans Peer Support Project:
Participants will do 22 push-ups every 22 minutes in honor of veterans who fall to suicide every day. The event will include sharing of personal stories, resource tables and an explanation of the concept of a buddy check; it will serve to dispel misconceptions of talking about suicide, and remove the stigma about asking for help.
Location: Suffolk County Community College, Ammerman Campus, 533 College Road, Veterans Plaza, Selden NY 11784
Wednesday, October 10, 11 a.m.
Location: Suffolk County Community College, Grant Campus, Captree Commons, Brentwood, NY 11717
Contact: Marcelle Leis, Program Director, 631-853-8345,

CRAZY: A Documentary Feature Film – Monday, October 8, 6 p.m.
Presented by Recovery Center East of the Association for Mental Health and Wellness in collaboration with the Riverhead Free Library, Crazy is a film that will prompt viewers to think deeply about society’s 'forced treatment' of people diagnosed with psychiatric disorders, and whether it violates their fundamental rights as citizens.
Location: Riverhead Free Library, Stage Room, 330 Court St., Riverhead, NY 11901
Contact and RSVP: Robbie Lettieri, Outreach and Training Peer Specialist, 631-471-7242 ext. 1323,

Illuminating the H. Lee Dennison Building -- Tuesday, October 9, 5 p.m.
In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Week, County Executive Steve Bellone has arranged for the H. Lee Dennison Building to be illuminated in green, the official color of mental health.
Location: 100 Veterans Memorial Hwy, Hauppauge, NY 11788

Suicide Prevention Basics: What to Say and Where to Turn, Tuesday, October 9, 3:30 p.m.
Presented by the Association for Mental Health and Wellness and the Suicide Prevention Coalition of Long Island (SPCLI), the event will highlight what's happening in suicide prevention, intervention and post-intervention. Hear from the co-chairs of the Suicide Prevention Coalition of Long Island about new trends in the field, as well as training and educational opportunities on the horizon.
To participate on Facebook, go to:
Location: Association for Mental Health and Wellness, 2040 Ocean Avenue, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
Contact: Meryl Cassidy, 631 751-7620,

Run to Recover – Tuesday, October 9, 6 p.m.
49 Main Street, Sayville, NY 11782
Presented in collaboration with Sayville Running Company
The event will feature a two-mile walk or a three-mile run intended to raise awareness about the benefits of exercise and mental health! There will be vendors, giveaways, and refreshments!
Location: Sayville Running Company, 49 Main Street, Sayville, NY 11782
Contact: Melissa Callis, 631-369-0022 x1140 for information.
No pre-registration required.

"Don't Call Me Nuts" Talk by a Peer Specialist – Tuesday, October 9, 7 p.m.
Presented by the East End Mental Health Awareness Initiative of East Hampton & Southampton Towns
Tory Masters will speak about her journey from despair to health, that mental illness is highly treatable, and that with the right therapeutic, holistic, and peer support, a meaningful recovery is achievable.
Location: St. Ann's Parish House, 2463 Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton, NY 11932
Contact: Ellen Tollefsen, Committee Chair, 631-728-3082

Opioid, Substance Use, and Aging – Wed., October 10, 1 p.m.
Presented by Families in Support of Treatment, Thrive Recovery Center, Kenneth Peterson
Representatives from Families in Support of Treatment, Thrive Recovery Center, Kenneth Peterson Center, Long Island Center for Recovery, and the Association for Mental Health and Wellness will discuss the increasing use of opioids and other substances on the aging and its impact on individuals, families, and communities. Help is available for all.
Location: Thrive Recovery Center, 1324 Motor Parkway, Suite 102, Hauppauge, NY 11749
Contact: Kathy Garneau, LCSW, RN, 471-7242 x 1332,

The Effects of Social Media on Children and Adolescents Wednesday. October 10, 1 p.m.
Lecture and discussion hosted by Mercy Haven, Inc. and presented by Northwell Health
Living in an age with so many advances in technology and media has presented a myriad of opportunities that were previously unheard of. The information will be presented by a Child and Adolescent Outpatient Program Supervisor.
Location: Mercy Haven, Inc., 104 Second Avenue, Brentwood, NY 11717
Contact: Ciara Jensen, Director of Development, 631-277-8300,

Long Island Kick-Off for Mental Health Education in New York Schools Act
Thursday, October 11, 8:30 a.m.
Co-Presented by the Patchogue-Medford School District, the Association for Mental Health and Wellness, the event will feature an informative panel discussion on the new Mental Health Education on Schools Act. New York is one of only two states in the nation to now require that mental health be a part of schools' health curricula.
Location: Saxton Middle School, 121 Saxton Street, Patchogue, NY 11772

Recovery in Action: Moving Forward – Friday, October 12, 8:30 a.m.
Suffolk Community College, Grant Campus, Sagtikos Theatre
Presented by Pilgrim Psychiatric Center:
Two nationally acclaimed speakers speak on how they are Raising the Recovery Bar in their personal and professional life. The audience will be invited to respond with feedback, experiences, and ideas.
Location: Suffolk County Community College, Grant Campus, Sagtikos Theatre, 1001 Crooked Hill Road, Brentwood, NY 11717
Contact: Kelly Lane, 631-761-2296,
This conference is free of charge.

Depression Out of the Shadows - a Documentary – Friday, October 12, 7 p.m.
235 Herrick Road, Southampton, NY
Presented by the East End Mental Health Awareness Initiative of East Hampton & Southampton Towns
Depression Out of the Shadows is a PBS documentary that is combination of personal stories, professional insights and scientific research and discovery. The goal is to reduce stigma through education and empathy.
Location: Parrish Memorial Hall, 235 Herrick Road, Southampton, NY 11968
Contact: Ellen Tollefsen, Committee Chair, 631-728-3082,

Wellness Day Focusing on Mind, Body, and Spirit – Saturday, October 13, 2:30 p.m.
Presented by St. Francis Community of Faith for All People, "A Sanctuary for Spirituality"
This Wellness Day is focused on Mind, Body, and Spirit health. Each of us needs to learn or re-learn ways to cope with stress. The event features techniques to enhance your wellness spiritually, mentally, and physically.
Location: Old Presbyterian Church of Sweet Hollow, 95 Old Country Road, Melville, NY 11747
Contact: Pastor Kenneth Corbin, (631) 416-4308,

Health and Wellness Fair -- Saturday, October 20, 2018, 11 a.m.
Presented by the Town of Brookhaven and JVC Broadcasting,
1 Independence Hill, Farmingville, NY 11738
Location: Brookhaven Town Hall, 1 Independence Hill, Farmingville, NY 11738
Contact: 631-451-9100

Walk For Beauty


Ward Melville Teacher Pioneers New Reading Resources

Ward Melville Teacher Pioneers New Reading Resources photo
Ward Melville High School speech pathologist Theresa Blumenthal has taken her passion for teaching outside of the classroom to develop several exceptional products that will aid students in building reading fluency and vocabulary. 

Building upon the success of her two digital applications, “Clue Catcher: Strategies for Using Context Clues” and “Clue Catcher: Idiom & Expressions,” Ms. Blumenthal recently published a book, “The Big White Hen.” The story, which is geared toward a broad audience, is about two hens who need to find a new home. The vocabulary is rich, and the book provides strategies for comprehension just like her previously launched app does and serves as an excellent read aloud book. It also offers strategies to help the curious child understand what some of the more sophisticated vocabulary means, empowering them and teaching them how to problem solve as well as increase comprehension. 

“The Clue Catcher apps and ‘The Big White Hen’ were originally developed to help bridge the gap between what happens in the speech therapy room and what happens in class or at home,” Ms. Blumenthal said. “Educators and parents can now easily access these strategies, which will help them to better support children as they begin to generalize these skills and use them in daily life.”

Three Village Focuses on Safety and Security During Interactive Forum

Three Village Focuses on Safety and Security During Interactive Forum photo
The Three Village Central School District hosted an interactive forum for parents and residents this September to maintain an open line of communication about the proactive steps the district is taking to protect the safety and security of its students, staff and schools. 

Led by the district’s Coordinator of Safety and Security Jack Blaum, the event focused on the protocols and procedures implemented, as well as the training and social and emotional support provided districtwide. 

The presentation focused on how the district has hardened building infrastructure and tightened access to buildings through such mechanisms as security vestibules, a default lock-out posture, and single-key lockable doors, as well as the technologic systems in place. Those include an extensive surveillance system, hidden panic buttons and identification scanning databases. A key part of the presentation also focused on the preparation sessions that the district has held for staff, including incident command training based on the National Incident Management System, EMT training and participation in the “Stop the Bleed” program. 

Another concept Mr. Blaum promoted was the interagency partnerships the district has forged with organizations and establishments, including local fire departments and the Suffolk County Police Department, and the confidential planning meetings that occur regularly to prepare for large-scale events and emergency incidents. Speaking to the connection the topic has on district residents’ mental health and well-being, Mr. Blaum discussed the Targeted Violence Prevention program – a nationally recognized program developed by the Secret Service – that the district has introduced to empower key members of the school community to become the “eyes and ears” on the ground as part of the district’s intervention efforts. 

“No one program or strategy can be successful without the support and partnership of all stakeholders,” Mr. Blaum said. “Our district and community are an integral part in maintaining a safe and secure environment. Collectively, we are committed to continuing to assess our protocols and make adjustments when necessary to create a strong and robust system.” 

During the meeting, attendees also learned about some of the district’s future safety and security efforts. From the expansion of the district’s already advanced surveillance system using SMART Schools Bond monies to the installation of perimeter gate houses at Ward Melville High School and an automated classroom-door locking system, Mr. Blaum explained that the district continues to explore all options.  

Building upon Mr. Blaum’s message, several other guest presenters also shared their expertise. Colby Rowe, M.S., EMTP, CIC Trauma Center education and prehospital outreach coordinator at Stony Brook Medicine, along with Dr. James Vosswinkel, the Trauma Medical Director for the Stony Brook Trauma Center and Chief Division of Trauma, Emergency Surgery and Critical Care, Department of Surgery at the Stony Brook University Hospital, spoke about the district’s partnership in the “Stop the Bleed” program. Keith Murphy, Suffolk County school resource officer, spoke about how the police department is working to strengthen its relationship with local schools and how officers will be conducting site visits throughout the year to become more familiar with building staff and students. Bethany Riddle, Ph.D., assistant director for training at Counseling and Psychological Services at Stony Brook University, also spoke about the importance of such programs as the Targeted Violence Prevention program. 

Debbi Rakowsky, licensed school social worker at R.C. Murphy Junior High School, reminded those in attendance that the district’s social workers maintain an open-door policy for those in need, as well as discussed the types of presentations the district has offered to students in recent years to help bridge conversations and support social and emotional well-being. 

Ward Melville High School Musicians Selected for All-State Festival

Ward Melville High School Musicians Selected for All-State Festival photo
As a result of their exceptional musical talents, 21 Ward Melville High School students have been selected to perform in the All-State Festival of this year’s NYSSMA Winter Conference.
“Thousands of students auditioned for this honor last spring at solo and ensemble festivals throughout the state, and I’m proud to say that Three Village has the largest representation in Suffolk County,” said district Director of Music Anthony Pollera. “This is not only a result of the students’ hard work and dedication, but a direct reflection of our music teachers’ commitment and perseverance towards excellence.”

Students are selected to this exceptional festival based on teacher recommendations as well as proficiency demonstrated during last spring’s NYSSMA solo and ensemble festival, where they were required to perform a Level VI solo.

The district congratulates the following All-State student-musicians:  
Jordan Amato
Hayden Aron
Campbell DeMaio
Corrine Gallagher
Marielle Leiboff
Noah Mond        
Arianna O’Connell  

Maximillian Haegele
Jonathan Huang
Denise Lai
Alexandra Woroniecka
Molly Marino
Kian Abbott
Benjamin Fogarty
Jennifer Greek
Kevin Henry
Varun Jindal
Daniel Ma
Anna Macedonio
Greyson Nekrutman
Meghan Woods

Town of Brookhaven – Fall 2018 Program Overview


Ward Melville Seniors Earn National Honor

Ward Melville Seniors Earn National Honor photo
In recognition of their outstanding academic promise, 21 Ward Melville High School seniors have been named semifinalists in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. 

These students are among only 16,000 nationwide to be recognized with this honor and now have the opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $31 million that will be offered next spring. 

To be considered for a Merit Scholarship award, semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the finalist level of the competition. Over 90 percent of the semifinalists are expected to attain finalist standing, and about half of the finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar title.

The Three Village Central School District proudly congratulates the following students: 

Kian Abbott 
Dara Berman 
Gregory Bodik
Mark Bodik 
Amanda Cajigas 
Elizabeth Concepcion 
Leah Cussen 
Thomas DiPietro 
Kelsey Ge 
Jessica Guo 
Varun Jindal 
Samuel Kim 
Trevor Leong 
Ziyue Ma 
Adriana Orduna 
Jay Sangwan
Sahil Sangwan 
Elizabeth Wang 
Kevin Xu 
Chih (Alice) Yang 
Katie Zhao

Sex Offender Notification - September 11, 2018


Ward Melville Honors 9/11

Ward Melville Honors 9/11 photo
Ward Melville High School students and staff helped to honor and pay tribute to the victims of the 9/11 tragedy during a beautiful flag display in front of the school and along Old Town Road. 

The patriotic display was put together with the help of teachers Steve Rogers, Mark Suesser and John Williams, and buildings and grounds staff members, as well as students involved with the school’s stage crew and the Iron Patriots robotics team.

Ward Melville Students’ Films Grace the Big Screen

Ward Melville Students’ Films Grace the Big Screen photo
As a result of their creativity and talent, four current Ward Melville High School students and one Class of 2018 graduate recently had their original films chosen for the All-American High School Film Festival. The students will compete against other official film selections for scholarships and prizes.

The 2018 festival takes place the weekend of Oct. 5-7 in New York City, beginning with the Opening Night Party and concluding with the Teen Indie Awards Show, where they will hand out over $400,000 in prizes and scholarships. These films will all be screened at the AMC theater in New York City’s Times Square.

The district congratulates the following students:

“Wanderlust” – experimental film by Ashley Resnick (graduate)
“Her Pale of Water” – drama by Ryan Manuud 
“Envisage” – experimental film by Jamie Nagle 
“Behind the Camera” – documentary by Max Friedman 
“What’s There To Do” – experimental film by Srdjan Bozin 

Welcome Back!

Welcome Back photo

Three Village Central School District students began the 2018-19 school year on Sept. 4. Here are some pictures from around the district.

New Year, New School Buildings

New Year, New School Buildings photo

Three Village Schools Host Summer Orientation Programs for Students

Schools throughout the Three Village Central School District hosted summer orientation programs and social events at their respective buildings this summer to help students become acquainted with their new school buildings. From pre-K and kindergarten playdates to high school orientation for the incoming sophomore class, the events served to ease any first-day nerves. 

At Ward Melville High School, new principal William Bernhard welcomed the incoming class and their parents in the auditorium. Mr. Bernhard introduced those in attendance to the administrative team before guidance chair Linda Bergson provided an overview of the academic scheduling and career planning, and representatives of Student Government and the National Honor Society addressed the crowd. With the assistance of their parents and National Honor Society members, the students then embarked on walking tours of the school building and picked up their district-issued Chromebooks in the library. 


New Teachers Welcomed During Orientation Program

New Teachers Welcomed During Orientation Program photo
In advance of the official start of the school year, the Three Village Central School District proudly welcomed 20 new teachers this August during a two-day orientation program. 

The program, which was facilitated by teacher mentors Dawn Alexander, Brenda Lamiroult and Leanne Perry, consisted of various activities, informational pieces and an introduction to the administration and leadership within the district. 

Over the course of the program, each teacher received a copy of the New Teacher Handbook, participated in hands-on technology training, attended an overview on My Learning Plan and learned about district policies and procedures, including APPR. Additionally, they received an overview on the district’s curriculum and instructional practices, were briefed on the services offered through the pupil personal and special education departments, and learned more about the supports offered through the Three Village Mentor Program.

Letter from the Suffolk County Police Department


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


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