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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

Driving rain and cold temperatures could not keep Long Islanders from coming out to support the first annual DogFest Walk ‘n Roll, a fundraiser for Canine Companions for Independence. Held for the first time at Marjorie Post Park in nearby Massapequa, dogs of all breeds and sizes came with their humans with one goal in mind; to raise funds for CCI.

 

Event organizer Yvonne Dagger, past president and now board member, discussed the importance of the event. 

It’s been more than 50 years since the Farmingdale High School class of 1964 roamed the halls of their beloved high school, but that doesn’t mean that the memories have faded. The class—the first to graduate from Farmingdale High—came together on Saturday, October 18 at the Marriott in Islandia to celebrate all of the good times past and make new memories as a class.  


Sports

3rd Grade Division

The Giants and Jets met for the 2nd time this season, with the Giants again getting the victory over the Jets.  Jalen Gordon scored late into the 1st half for the Giants, which turned out to be the only points in the half.  The Giants shut the Jets down for both halves, keeping the offense off the board.  The Jets strong point this weekend was the defense, with Kyle June and Jake Kuller picking up the weekly William June Foundation awards.  In what is turning into a rough offensive season for the Jets, these awards continue to remind the boys of the perseverance and determination of the award’s namesake and his “never say quit” attitude.

 

—Submitted by Paul Caputo


William Merola, a member of the Farmingdale School District’s wrestling program, was recently selected to attend the third annual U.S. Marine Corps Summer Leadership and

Character Development program, which is limited to 150 sophomores and juniors throughout the nation.

 

Over the summer, from July 20-26, Merola attended the third annual Marine Corps recruiting command summer leadership and character academy at the USMC base in Quantico. 

 

The SLCDA (Summer Leadership and Character Development Program) educates high school leaders about Marine Corps Officer Programs by participating in classroom academics, ethics training, accelerated college prep, physical fitness training, a field exercise, a community service component and a field trip to Washington, D.C.


Calendar

Networking Event - October 29

Halloween Parade - October 31

Holiday Craft and Vendor Fair - November 2


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