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Levittown Tribune - Schools

Merit Honors For Levittown Seniors

Thursday, 23 October 2014 11:34

The 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program recognized MacArthur High School seniors Grace Shin (center) and Eduardo Sandoval (right) as commended students. 


Hispanic Program Scholars Named

Thursday, 23 October 2014 11:33

Division Avenue High School seniors Krysten Garcia, Alexandra Sorbello and Karla Zabala and MacArthur High School senior Eduardo Sandoval were selected as 2014 National Hispanic Recognition Program (NHRP) scholars. 


Friendship And School Rules

Friday, 17 October 2014 08:33

Fall is a busy time for the Pre-K five-day students in Ms. Milteer’s class at St. William the Abbot School. They started the new school year focusing on friendship and school rules.

“It was fun to watch the children greet friends and make room for new relationships to develop,” said Ms. Milteer. 


Dragons Homecoming

Friday, 17 October 2014 08:32

Prior to the homecoming game, Division Avenue High School students John Genzale, Dmitra Tzanis, Matt Brzezinski, and Kara Burke led the Levittown 

community in the singing of the national anthem.


(Photo provided by the Levittown School District)


A Commitment To Community Service

Thursday, 02 October 2014 00:00

In observance of Patriot Day, Lee Road Elementary School students pledged to engage in community service during the 2014-15 school year. 


Patriot Day is an annual observance on Sept. 11 to remember those who were injured or killed during the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City. 


These Levittown students were not yet born, but the Eileen Vogel’s fifth-grade class commemorated the historic event by studying the bombing of the World Trade Center Towers and the subsequent building of the Freedom Tower, thus acquiring a better understanding of Patriot Day. The students also wrote community service pledges on hearts decorated like the American flag and posted their commitments to help others on the bulletin board. 


Bus Etiquette

Thursday, 02 October 2014 00:00

In an effort to continue keeping children safe as they arrive and depart from school, the Levittown School District provided bus safety training by district drivers. At Lee Road Elementary School, students learned about proper behavior, as well as procedures in the event of an emergency. The drivers then demonstrated how to safely exit from the rear of the bus during an emergency. Lee Road teacher Pamela Smith and bus driver Alu Zuardi helped students exit from the back of the bus, a skill they need to learn in case of an emergency.

(Photo provided by Levittown Schools)


Opt Outs Impact Testing

Written by Dan Offner, Thursday, 25 September 2014 13:36

As children all across Long Island head off to school, kids in grades 3-8 brace themselves for a new round of the New York State Common Core English Language Arts and Mathematics exams.

In response to concerns from school officials, parents, and teachers regarding the level of testing administered to children in grades 3-8,  U.S. Rep. Steve Israel joined 12 of Long Island’s school district superintendents, on Sept. 8, to present new legislation that would reduce the number of tests taken by students in grades 3-8.  


Marching Band Ranks Fourth In State

Thursday, 25 September 2014 00:00

The Division Avenue High School competitive marching band, under the direction of Michael Bastone and student drum majors Anthony Montoya and Jason Tiemer, placed second at the first competition at Brentwood.

A score of 64.60 places the Levittown band fourth in the state out of the 12 bands in their class.

The band will be working hard throughout the season to improve their show in preparation for the final competition at Syracuse University this fall.

— Submitted by the Levittown Public School District


High Note For Levittown Students

Friday, 19 September 2014 08:31

The Levittown School District is pleased to announce that student-musicians Matthew Brzezinski from Division Avenue High School and Whitney Sun and Jenna Thomas from MacArthur High School have been selected by the New York State School Music Association to participate in All-State ensembles at the annual NYSSMA Winter Conference to be held at the Eastman Theatre in Rochester, N.Y. from Dec. 4-7. 


Thousands of students auditioned for this honor during solo and ensemble festivals throughout the state.

Brzezinski will sing in the All-State Mixed Chorus, Sun will play the viola in the All-State string orchestra and Thomas will play trombone in the All-State symphonic band.


In addition, Division Avenue High School students Kara Burke (alto II), John Genzale (bass I) and Jillian Power (snare drum) and MacArthur High School students Paul An (violin),

Brianne Giuliano (double-bass) and Whitney Sun (violin) have been selected as NYSSMA alternates. Although these students will most likely not attend the Winter Conference, being named an alternate is a prestigious honor and indicates that they are among the top musicians in the state. 


— Submitted by the Levittown Public School District


ITHS Alumni & Rising Star Winner Returns

Written by Donna Duffy Friday, 19 September 2014 08:31

Island Trees High School students were recently treated with a surprise visit from Jesse Kinch, a 2012 Island Trees High School graduate and recent winner of the ABC reality television show Rising Star. 


After visiting with his former principals and school teachers, Kinch spoke to a small group of Island Trees high school music students about his experience on Rising Star.  


Kinch talked about how the producers of Rising Star saw his performances on YouTube and called him to see if he could audition for the show.  


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