Elwood Budget Passes
Thank you to all residents who participated in the 2013-14 budget vote and trustee election. The budget passed by a vote of 970 to 528. In addition, Andrew Kaplan was re-elected as trustee to the Board of Education with 1,135 votes.
NJHS Members Visit the Capitol
The members of the National Junior Honor Society of Elwood Middle School, along with NJHS adviser Diane Locascio and teachers Wendy Braxton and Jim Morris, had the opportunity to experience democracy in action when they traveled to the New York State Capitol in Albany. The students toured the Capitol Building and met with Sen. Carl Marcellino and Assemblymen Chad Lupinacci and Andrew Raia. NJHS members also had the chance to visit the New York State Museum.
Student Artwork Recognized
Congratulations to Elwood Middle School eighth-grader Sarah Weitman on being selected “Best in Grade” in the Town of Huntington’s 13th annual Huntington in Bloom art contest for her respective age group. Only three winners from each grade level were selected throughout the Town of Huntington.
The winners each received a $50 cash prize, as well as a $50 reward for their school’s art department to put towards the purchase of supplies.
Recognizing Talented Writers
Four Elwood Middle School students were recently recognized in the 14th Annual Huntington Youth Writes Writing Contest, which is geared to fourth- through 12th-grade students in the Town of Huntington. Taking second place in the short story category was Eva Sheldon. Isabella Sansanelli and Gavin Farina garnered second-place recognition and an honorable mention, respectively, in the essay category. Cecilia Polvere earned third place in the poetry category. The winning entries were published in a literary journal that was distributed at the Huntington Youth Writes Awards Ceremony.
Shooting Hoops for Healthy Hearts
Students of James H. Boyd Intermediate School raised $4,271.47 for the American Heart Association through the Hoops for Heart program.
The Hoops for Heart experience allows students to take part in heart-healthy basketball activities during physical education classes while raising life-saving funds for the American Heart Association.
Honoring the Earth
Second-grade students of Harley Avenue Primary School took part in the annual Harley Avenue Earth Day Celebration. The program was conducted under the direction of Harley music teacher Christina Long, with piano accompaniment by local piano teacher Marge Margolf.
Throughout the performance, students recited the poem “Happy Earth Day,” written by Harley kindergarten teacher Martha DeMartini, which outlined the environmental issues faced by all and the things that can be done to help save the planet.
Students Raise Nearly $50K for UCP
Elwood Middle School students recently took part in the United Cerebral Palsy's annual trivia challenge. Participants raised over $2,750 in donations for this worthy cause. Students of Elwood Middle School have taken part in this program for many years, having raised $47,762.55 since 1996 for the cause. This year’s winning group of students correctly answered 73 of the 100 questions given.
Immunization requirement for school entrance in September 2013
Dear Parent or Guardian:
The purpose of this notification is to make you aware of an immunization requirement for school entrance in September 2013.
All 6th grade students, who are 11 years old, must receive 1 dose of Tetanus, Diphtheria, Acellular Pertussis vaccine (also known as Tdap).
Please send proof of this required immunization to the Elwood Middle School Health Office by August 27th 2013.
6th grade students, who are 10 years old, are not required to receive this vaccine until they turn 11. However, please schedule your child’s appointment and provide the date to the Elwood Middle School Health Office.
By Law, if proof of this immunization is not received your child will not be able to attend classes.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns at 266-5420 x423.
Lisa McNamara, RN
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