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PUBLIC NOTICE - SPECIAL BOARD MEETINGS SCHEDULED FEBRUARY 28, 2024 AND MARCH 27, 2024

Special Board of Education meetings are scheduled for Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at 7:15 p.m. and Wednesday, March 27, 2024 at 7:00 p.m. It is anticipated that the meetings will be Executive Session only with no actions taken during these meetings.

Date Added: 2/23/2024

Knights Capture First Basketball League Championship in 16 Years

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Elwood-John H. Glenn High School’s boys basketball team recently captured their first league championship in 16 years, finishing the season 17-3 overall and going 14-2 in League V play. On Feb. 14, the Knights defeated Sayville, 50-47, in an especially intense contest, with Jason Mascia scoring seven points in the fourth quarter.

“Congratulations to our team and the coaching staff,” Athletic Director Dave Shanahan said.

Date Added: 2/21/2024

Elwood Senior Fencer Mattias Weber Captures Gold Medal in Saber

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Elwood-John H. Glenn High School senior Mattias Weber, a member of the combined fencing team with South Huntington’s Walt Whitman High School, won the gold medal in saber at the Suffolk County Individual Championships, held on Feb. 10 at Ward Melville High School in Setauket.

In his junior year, the nationally-ranked Weber earned first-team All-Long Island honors and anchored his saber team to the gold medal at the prestigious Alan Kuver Memorial Relay fencing tournament, and prior to this season, was named one of Newsday’s top 10 boys fencers for 2023-2024.

“Congratulations to Mattias, what an outstanding career he has had,” Athletic Director Dave Shanahan said.

Date Added: 2/19/2024

Public Hearing - March 7, 2024 BOE Meeting

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Education of the Elwood Union Free School District shall hold a Public Hearing on the 7th day of March, 2024, at 7:30 p.m., in Elwood Middle School regarding the partial real property tax exemption for senior citizens and partial real property tax exemption for persons with disabilities to be considered for adoption by the Board of Education.

Please be advised that the March 7, 2024 Work Session has been updated to a Regular Business Meeting of the Elwood Board of Education which will immediately follow the Public Hearing.

Mary Lou Marx, District Clerk
Elwood Union Free School District

Date Added: 2/16/2024

Elwood Recognizes Polar Plunge Participants for Exceptional Community Service

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At the Elwood School District Board of Education’s Feb. 8 meeting, participants in the Polar Plunge were recognized for taking home the trophy and raising over $5,700 to benefit the Special Olympics. In the school’s first ever time attending the Polar Plunge, held on Dec. 10 at Crab Meadow Beach in Northport, John Glenn was named the official 2023 Cool School Champion, an honor given to the top fundraising school.

In addition to National Honor Society adviser Diane Locascio, who organized Elwood’s participation in the Polar Plunge, participants honored for their community service were Assistant Superintendent for Special Education and Pupil Personnel Services Eileen Kelly-Gorman; Elwood-John H. Glenn High School Assistant Principal Trish Sihksnel; teachers Jessica Kennedy and Deidra O’Brien; and Elwood-John H. Glenn High School students Anthony Bell, Peter Bell, Colin Bible, Aidan Hanratty, Mary Fratarcangeli, Logan Demianczyk, Madelyn Katzman, Haley Katzman, Ava Hopkins, Madeline Hechler, Nidhi Kamatkar, Erin Kenny, Lauren LaMena, Megan LaMena, Morgan Levy, Aidan Lohan, Brianna Lauro, Brianna Navon, Meghan McGowan, Caroline Mullman, Ella Mule, Grace Oliveri, Jack Smith, Audrey Paterniani, Grace Paterniani, Kennedy Piacentini, Isobel Rees, Sierra Roizman, Benjamin Ross, Angie Ruiz, Maria Ruiz, Charlotte Spoto, Andrew Tartaglia, Caroline Weiss, Vanessa Weissberg and Rosalee Zino.

“Over the summer, I was diagnosed with cancer, and now I can say that I’m in remission,” LoCascio said. “And one of the major components that helped me was coming back to Elwood. I knew I needed Elwood to get back to the person I wanted to be, and I wanted to give back to the community and engage in something outside of my comfort zone. I wanted to include the kids in that, and to be able to have fun and do something that is so meaningful for the Special Olympics. I think that it was a great thing for us to do together, and I’m hoping that this becomes an annual tradition.”

Date Added: 2/12/2024