Schools: Some Opening Thursday; Parental Tips

Cold Spring Harbor and South Huntington schools will open Thursday for the new school year.

Changes in School Lunch Program

A reminder: The federal universal free-lunch program was not renewed for 2022-23.  A needs-based program is still in effect. Check with your district for more information.

Back to School Tips for Parents

It’s not too late to help prepare your child for school. Here are some tips from the New York State Education Department.


Wrestling Sibs

Twins Taylor and Tommy Aiello, 15, both wrestlers at Elwood-John H. Glenn High School, recently traveled with Team New York to compete in the Fargo National Freestyle Championships in North Dakota.

Taylor won her first match and was winning in her second match when she was injured, eliminating her from the competition.

Tommy went 2-2, eventually losing to a student who won third place.


Language Learners

Forty members of Huntington High School’s Class of 2022 qualified for the New York State Seal of Biliteracy after displaying exceptional proficiency in at least one second language, including Spanish, French, Latin or Italian.

The group includes Cristian Avelar-Romero, Cindy Barahona-Alvarado, Cassidy Casabona, Jazlyn Chapas-Oliva, Lucas Cirlincione, Grace Colavecchio, Morgan Colleluori, Olivia Conte, Kianna Criscuola, Omar Cruz, Jr, Finley Dunn, Elizabeth Elle, Jennifer Escobar, Maria Flores, Erik Flores Reyes, Emily Geller, Ashley Genao, Alexis Kaloudis, Jasjeet Kaur, Lauren Landolfi, Sophie Laserson, Liam Lennon, Michelle Lopez, Christopher Maichin, Sophia Matheus, Allison Neber, Caroline O’Rourke, Tallulah Pitti, Emily Plachta, Keylin Quintanilla Villalobos, Luke Rinaldi, Yanira Rivera Ronquillo, Emily Roberts, Mary Grace Rorke, Abigail Simon, Charlotte Simon, Robert Smith, Nathali Ulloa, Kelly Yanes and Erin Ye.

The applicants included both native speakers and dual language students.  Flores and Ye  showed  proficiency in both Latin and Spanish, effectively qualifying them as being trilingual.

Freshmen Buddies

Freshman Buddies mentors at Elwood-John H. Glenn High School prepared for the
new school year with training in August. Led by  advisers Christiana Dobra and Janine Ferrante, the session focused on understanding the “Do’s and Don’ts” of being a mentor and featured roleplaying activities designed to enhance supporting freshmen as they enter high school.

Elwood school district photo



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