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Levittown Students Receive Irish Cultural Society Essay Award

MacArthur High School students Brianna Abatelli, Mary Cervantes, Clare Del Grosso, Amanda King and Alex Philbin received certificates of merit in the Irish Cultural Society of Garden City’s annual writing contest. In addition, Cervantes was a second-place winner. The five students’ essays were selected from among the submissions of 425 talented writers from 24 schools across Long Island.

Sponsored by the H.W. Wilson Foundation, the writing contest required participants to write a dialogue between two characters in James Joyce’s “A Painful Case.”
Not only were the students required to demonstrate their writing skills, but also an understanding of the depth and context of Joyce’s work.

Principal Kathleen Valentino congratulated the students on their achievements and wished them continued success in their writing.

— Submitted by the Levittown Public School District


News

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.”

Audrey Zhang, a sixth grader at Island Trees Memorial Middle School, took home first place in the Long Island Arts Alliance (LIAA) on Sept. 17. Zhang was honored at the Cradle of Aviation Museum for her work and was presented with a $500 check and an iPad Mini. Many dignitaries were on hand, including State Education Department Regent Roger Tilles.


Sports

 

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. 

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.



Calendar

Board of Ed Meeting - October 22

League Of Women Voters Talk - October 23

Lecture - October 24


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