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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 residents are being urged to use caution when answering the doorbell due to ongoing concerns of imposters posing as utility workers. On Aug. 19, officials with the South Farmingdale Water District—covering the Farmingdale, Bethpage, Seaford, North Massapequa and Massapequa Park communities—sent out an advisory warning customers not to let anyone into their homes claiming to be a water district employee without first showing photo identification. The advisory was sent as a safety precaution, instructing residents to immediately contact the police if they are suspicious of anyone identifying his or herself as a “water district” employee.

According to the South Farmingdale Water District Commissioners, it is rare for any water district employees to show up at a home or business unannounced in order to read a water meter or confirm a leak, as most, if not all, residential visits are done by appointment.

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman recently announced that 258 campus police officers at 12 SUNY schools—including SUNY Farmingdale State College—are being armed with naloxone, an extremely effective heroin antidote that can instantly undo the effects of an opioid or heroin overdose.

The antidote, more commonly known as Narcan, will be provided as part of Schneiderman’s Community Overdose Prevention Program, which uses funds seized from drug dealers and other criminals to reimburse local police departments for the cost of naloxone kits.


Sports

It will be difficult to top the exhilaration of being crowned Nassau County Champs, but the 2014 Farmingdale Dalers will begin their defense of the title on Sept. 13 at rival Massapequa—whom they beat to claim the crown.

“The attitude is that we have to prove it again,” said Head Coach Buddy Krumenacker, who has been at the helm since 1993. “But I think we’ll be okay,” he added.

Register now as classes fill up quickly and you don’t want to miss out on the chance to join in trapeze workshops at Eisenhower Park’s I.FLY this fall.

 

“I.FLY was designed to give kids and adults the ability to fulfill their dreams of being in the circus,” says instructor Anthony Rosamilia.  “Flying through the air never gets boring.  At I.FLY, we help people create lifelong memories.” 


Calendar

Board of Education Special Meeting

Wednesday, Aug. 27

Movies on the Green: The Nut Job

Thursday, Aug. 28

Warbirds Legends Weekend

Friday, Aug. 29



Columns

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