Thursday, 13 February 2014 00:00
This year, the Science Olympiad team traveled to Yale University for another invitational competition. Teams from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Georgia competed against the Levittown students in 21 science categories. Division Avenue High School Class of 2011 valedictorian Karolina Ksiazek helped to organize the science events and gave the students a personal tour of the campus.
Last year, Division Avenue High School’s science research and technology students placed third at the invitational Science Olympiad competition at Islip High School. This competition challenged participants to compete as a team in 25 individual science events.
Under the direction of technology teacher Robert Flauto, the students earned first place in six of seven building events. Science teachers Sarah LaBonte and Gerard Marzigliano also guided the students to wins in six academic lab events.
Yale University Invitational Award Winners:
Boomilever – Nicholas Fuchs, Anthony Montoya and Savvas Papadopoulos – 4th place
Compound Machines – Bobby Evans and Savvas Papadopoulos – 4th place
Geologic Mapping – Bobby Evans and Kristin Schmidt – 5th place
MagLev – Alfredo Esposito and George Hores – 3rd place
MagLev – Danielle Kramer and Jason Tiemer – 6th place
Scrambler – Zack Kuller and Megan Oliveri – 4th place
Islip High School Invitational Award Winners:
Boomilever – Nicholas Fuchs and Anthony Montoya – 1st place
Bungee Drop – Christopher Giorlando and Michael McGarvey – 4th place
Compound Machines – Christian Magorrian and Fatima Maqsood – 1st place
Elastic Launch Glider – Christian Magorrian and Morgan Ward – 1st place
Elastic Launch Glider – Savvas Papadopoulos and Gabriela Pereira – 2nd place
MagLev – Danielle Kramer and Jason Tiemer – 1st place
MagLev – George Hores and Diana Pretter – 2nd place
Mission Impossible – Eric Beller and Christopher Thompson – 1st place
Mission Impossible – Krysten Garcia and Anthony Montoya – 2nd place
Scrambler – Bailey Gribben and Alexandra Sorbello – 1st place
Scrambler – Krysten Garcia and Michelle Pedreros – 2nd place
Scrambler – Zachery Kuller and Megan Oliveri – 4th place
Dynamic Planet – Anthony Montoya and Jason Tiemer – 4th place
Experimental Design – Haniya Abbasi, Sophia DeFranco and Bobby Evans – 2nd place
Experimental Design – Diana Pretter, Alexandra Sorbello and Brittany Voboril – 4th place
Entomology – Haniya Abbasi and Anna Yoo – 1st place
Entomology – Sally Phan and Melanie Popovitz – 4th place
Food Chemistry – Christopher Giorlando and Christian Magorrian – 3rd place
Forensics – Shannon Nadolny and Anna Yoo – 1st place
Technical Problem Solving – Eric Beller and George Hores – 5th place
— Submitted by the Levittown Public School District
Saturday, 25 October 2014 00:00
Firehouse Subs announces the grand opening of its first Long Island location in Levittown on Oct. 17. The award-winning fast casual restaurant chain is famous for serving premium meats and cheeses steamed piping hot and piled high on a toasted sub roll, which is served “Fully Involved” with fresh produce and condiments. Founded by former firefighting brothers, the restaurant’s firehouse décor is based on the founding family’s decades of fire and police service, and the new location is decorated with firefighter memorabilia from the Levittown Fire Department.
Friday, 24 October 2014 00:00
Despite the national media attention about Ebola in recent weeks, there is one virus that is actually affecting Long Islanders, Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), with one of the first cases identified in North Hempstead on Sept. 18 and a recent case on Oct. 15 in Suffolk County, which school officials called for the closing of school, as a health precaution.
The Levittown School District has been vigilant with the increase of cases in general. “We are continuing to implement the precautions provided by the health department and the CDC,” said Levittown School District Assistant Superintendent for Administration and Personnel Darlene Rhatigan. “We are also reminding students and staff to be mindful of the importance of proper hygiene including frequent hand washing.”
Thursday, 23 October 2014 11:36
Four Division Avenue High School seniors have signed national letters of intent to play baseball at local universities next fall. All four players were instrumental in winning the 2014 Nassau County Championship.
Friday, 17 October 2014 08:32
The Island Trees Squirts Rockets U-6 team met with town officials, Supervisor Kate Murray and Councilman Gary Hudes at the 2014 Island Trees Soccer Club Opening Day Parade and Ceremony held at Stokes Elementary School. Pictured also with the Rockets U-6 team is President Joe Badolato, Event Coordinator Keri Cinelli, Equipment Commissioner Chris Blum, Travel Commissioner Mike Rich, Vice-President Brian Fielding and Rockets U-6 Coach Gina Weyland.