Thursday, 16 January 2014 00:00
The Farmingdale High School’s 2012-2013 Girls Lacrosse Team was recently honored by New York State Senators Kemp Hannon and Charles Fuschillo for winning the 2013 New York State Class A Championship. Members of the championship team, including Class of 2013 Alumni, were in attendance to accept their awards from the senators.
“The students have worked hard all year and we’re very pleased to see that their hard work has paid off,” said Farmingdale High School Superintendent John Lorentz. “Their diligence and dedication in the classroom and on the field has made them terrific role models within our community.”
The Lady Dalers posted a 16-3 record on the way to their State Championship. The team went on to defeat Baldwinsville High School by a score of 8-5 to win the title at SUNY Cortland.
“We are extremely proud of our Lady Dalers Lacrosse team and their accomplishments,” said Glen Zakian Farmingdale High School Principal. “It was an honor for them to be included in this ceremony and I know these young ladies will only continue to succeed in the future.”
The Farmingdale School District congratulates the student-athletes on their remarkable season:
Jillian Alonso, Brescia Samantha, Paige DeVine, Mirella Despot, Karlee Dessel, Emily Dwyer, Kayleigh Escamilla, Maggie Fleming, Laura Fullam, Shannon Gaghan, Nadine Hadnagy, Kate Hess, Christine Kelly, Olivia Kirk, Sarah Konchalski, Johnna Leone, Emily Marlow,
Courtney McPartland, Paige Nelson, Diana Prendergast, Lindsay Ramos, Lindsey Rzempoluch, Shannon Sullivan, Jenn Thompson, Sara Tolson, Amanda Turturro, Tara Wahl, Brenna Weill, Bridget Weill and Zoe Zebersky.
— Submitted by the Farmingdale School District
Friday, 07 March 2014 00:00
On Feb. 27, parents in the Farmingdale, East Meadow, Massapequa and Levittown school districts came together for an informal panel discussion on the New York State Education Department and the implementation of the state Common Core Learning Standards.
Panelists included New York State Assemblyman Thomas McKevitt, Jeanette Deutermann of the Long Island Opt Out Facebook page, and former public school teacher David Greene, who came to the Farmingdale Public Library to talk with local parents about key concerns and questions with the curriculum.
An outspoken parent and founder of the Long Island Opt Out movement, Deutermann delved into some of the factors behind what led to the state’s adoption of the Common Core, and how the state education department cites High School graduation rates as its reasoning behind the curriculum.
Thursday, 06 March 2014 00:00
With the quest to craft the Farmingdale Schools’ 2014-2015 spending plan underway, the Board of Education met on Feb. 26 to discuss the financial well-being of the District; a topic that the support—or lack thereof—from New York State will have a very direct impact upon.
Superintendent of Schools John Lorentz discussed how New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposed budget for the 2014-2015 fiscal year is slated to include additional financial support for school districts; however, Lorentz said the increase in aid is still far short of what Farmingdale needs to ensure its standards of learning are kept intact going forward.
Thursday, 06 March 2014 00:00
On an uncharacteristically beautiful, Feb. 23, the local running community responded in a big way. Between 450 and 500 people showed up at the Runner’s Edge in Farmingdale for the annual Winter Fun Run co-sponsored by the Runner’s Edge and the Greater Long Island Running Club.
Thursday, 27 February 2014 00:00
Oyster Bay Town Councilman Anthony D. Macagnone (center) recently attended the Farmingdale Firehawks Football Luncheon at Carlyle On The Green in Farmingdale. The Farmingdale Hawks players ages 5 to 13, along with their coaches, parents and team moms all attended the luncheon to show their support and receive annual awards. Pictured behind the players from left to right are Board Members Bob McCormic and Tim Greco, Village Trustee Patricia A. Christainsen, Village Trustee Cheryl Parisi, Nassau County Legislator Michael Venditto, President Bob Dentato, Councilman Macagnone, Vice President Regina Mott, and Board Members Mike Ippolitti, Andrew Frigerio, and Steve Licata.
— Submitted by The Town of Oyster Bay