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Farmingdale School District Honors Contributions

The Farmingdale School District recently honored the outstanding contributions made by Northside Elementary School Principal Elizabeth Garavuso, who will be retiring at the end of the 2013-2014 school year. 

 

During her 20 year tenure as the school’s principal, Garavuso helped ensure more than 3,000 students have received the highest quality education possible during that time. 

 

“Liz Garavuso is a tremendous leader, role model, and teacher, and has set the highest standards for her students, staff and friends to follow at the Northside Elementary School,” said Farmingdale School District Superintendent John Lorentz. “All of us in the Farmingdale School District community will miss Liz in the years to come as we wish her a happy and well-deserved retirement.”

 

Garavuso played a vital role in assisting her staff teach the District’s curriculum to the students in a positive and encouraging learning environment. Over the years, Garavuso has recommended 67 teachers, 54 teacher aides, 12 custodians, two secretaries and one nurse for hire. In addition, she has worked for three district superintendents and more than 25 school board members. 

Garavuso and her husband Gary say they plan to settle in upstate New York for their retirement.

 

 

— Submitted by the Farmingdale School District


News

Over Labor Day Weekend, from Aug. 29-Sept. 1, the American Airpower Museum in East Farmingdale, treated Long Island locals to a once in a lifetime experience, taking visitors high above the clouds during its Warbird Weekend: Salute to Airpower. 

 

To kick off the celebration, on Aug. 28, tens of thousands of Long Islanders who worked in local defense plants, but were never given an official “thanks” for a job well done, were honored by the Museum. 

Sometimes when you do a job for a customer, you really have to expect the unexpected. 

 

In the case of German Cabral and Jason Galvin, energy efficiency advisors with the Farmingdale-based Green Homes Long Island, this was just the case. Who could have imagined that while trying to figure out the best way ot lower a client’s energy bills they would solve a 20-year-old mystery? 

 

On Aug. 20, certified energy efficiency experts did a home energy audit for Plainview resident Seymour Bosworth, with the goal of lowering the homeowner’s energy use by 25 percent or more. 


Sports

 

The 2014 Farmingdale Flag Football season kicked off with a blast on Sept. 7.

 

3rd Grade Division

 

The Texans and the Jets played a great opening weekend game, with the Texans getting the victory.  For the Texans, touchdown pass from Joseph Spano to Jaxon Parisi with 20 seconds in the half broke a tie that the Jets never came back from.  The Jets were led by Brendan O’Keefe, who had two rushing touchdowns and Jimmy Caputo, who picked off a pass at the goal line.

 

Farmingdale State College’s women’s tennis team opened the 2014 season with an 8-1 victory over John Jay College (0-1) on Sept. 3. The Rams (1-0) held a 2-1 advantage after doubles play before sweeping the singles matches.


Calendar

Board of Education - September 17

A Taste of the Town - September 18

Car Free Day Rally - September 18


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