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Farmingdale HS Performs at NYSSMA Festival

The Farmingdale School District is pleased to announce that 14 performing ensembles went to the NYSSMA (New York State School Music Association Festival) Large Organization Festival for an objective evaluation of their skills.  After months of diligent work, each group performed three musical selections at a specific level of difficulty.  The NYSSMA judges from all parts of New York state scored the groups on rhythm, intonation, phrasing, dynamics, interpretation, tone and musicianship.  Farmingdale’s administrators are very proud of the teachers’  and students’ achievements.

Elementary Schools

 

Erika Felker Saltzman East Memorial Orchestra Level 1 Silver

 

Matt DeMasi Albany Avenue Band Level 1 Gold

 

Katie Duke Northside Band Level 1 Gold

 

Therese Mannino Woodward Parkway Orchestra Level 1 Gold

 

Jen Tower Saltzman East Memorial Band Level 1 Gold

 

Erica Hartmann Woodward Parkway Band Level 1 Gold with Distinction

 

Joan Drewes Saltzman East Memorial Chorus Level 2 Silver

 

Becky Korn Woodward Parkway Chorus Level 2 Gold

Howitt Middle School

Jessica Mischke 6th grade Chorus Level 3 Silver

 

Danielle Tucker 7/8 Chorus Level 3 Silver

 

High School

 

Claire Zatorski High School Women’s Chorus Level 5 Silver

 

Barbara Lieberman High School Symphonic Band Level 5 Gold

 

Jonathan Bley High School Mixed Chorus Level 5 Gold

 

Gina Pellettiere High School Wind Ensemble Level 6 Gold with Distinction

 

— Submitted by Fine Arts Director Rita Padden


News

Farmingdale village officials will be holding a public hearing on Dec. 1, to reexamine school speed zones throughout the village, in order to establish a consistent school speed zone limit. 

Holidays Increase Daily Congestion 

While parking around LIRR train stations is typically a challenge, even on a regular work day, the holidays create more of a struggle for commuters in search of parking spots. LIRR spokesman Salvatore Arena said that ridership between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day increases by at least 10 percent; last year it was by 12 percent. Though the MTA is adding more trains to the schedule, that doesn’t ease the parking situation, which is operated not by the LIRR, but by individual municipalities in each town. 

 

“Every station is different,” Arena said. “A good part of our parking is in the hands of the locality. They set the rules essentially.”


Sports

At a special “wrap up “ meeting for the 2014 Marcum Workplace Challenge, Greater Long Island Running Club Vice President and Event Director Mindy Davidson of Farmingdale, presented a special plaque to Winsome Foulkes, team captain of the Farmingdale-based Telephonics Corporation.  Winsome is retiring from Telephonics after a long and successful career and has led the Telephonics Corporation in the Marcum Workplace Challenge since its inception.  

There is simply no better way for runners and their families to celebrate the Holiday Season than by being part of the fun at the Carter, DeLuca, Farrell & Schmidt Holiday 5 Kilometer Run, and on Saturday morning, Dec. 20, the Run will be celebrating its 27th anniversary edition at the John F. Kennedy Middle School in Bethpage. The run will start at 9:30 a.m. on Broadway in Bethpage.


Calendar

Les Miserables - November 21

The Wedding Singer - November 21

Holiday Parade - November 22


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