Schools: Reading Visit; Athletic Recognition

Students from the integrated co-teaching program at Oldfield Middle School paid a special visit on Nov. 27 to read to younger students at Washington Drive Primary School.  programs feature two teachers within the classroom, one special education teacher and one general education teacher. The event was organized by Casey McGrath.

Northport’s Women in Tech

Four Northport High School students participated in Women in Technology, a
program run by BAE Systems Electronic Systems sector.

Dora Fields, Karen Stehlik, Ashley Jimenez and Lily Eagen each participated in the 12-week program that exposed them to various facets of engineering including software, mechanical, electrical, and systems engineering. Participants also had opportunities to work on presentation skills and network with BAE Systems engineers.

BAE Systems describes Women In Technology as giving female high school students
with an aptitude in math and science “a practical, hands-on opportunity to explore careers
in various technical disciplines.” Women who participate and go on to major in engineering are also encouraged to apply for summer internships through BAE Systems.

Elwood Board Special Meeting
A Special Board of Education meeting is scheduled for 5 p.m. Wednesday (Dec. 20)   in the District Office Conference Room. The meeting is expected to be executive session only, with no action taken.
Half Hollow Hills Registration

Resident children of the Half Hollow Hills Central School District who will turn 5 years old by Dec. 31, 2024 are eligible for kindergarten in September 2024. If already attending the HHH Universal Pre-K program, registration for kindergarten isn’t required.

Online registration for incoming kindergarten students will begin Jan. 2. The application and requirements are available on the Half Hollow Hills website at If you have any questions about kindergarten registration, please call your elementary school main office.

For children born in 2020, the Universal Pre-K application will also be available as of Jan. 2 at The district is anticipating a daily, 5-hour program for the 2024-2025 school year. For questions regarding Universal Pre-K, call 631-592-3072.

Abatement in Northport

Materials containing asbestos will be removed from the gym at the Brosnan meeting. A notice posted by the school district said the work would go on between Saturday and Dec. 31.

Harborfields Athletes Recognized

Harborfields High School student-athletes and coaches were recognized at a Harborfields Central School District Board of Education meeting.

Junior Olivia Eusanio, a member of the varsity field hockey team, was honored for being selected as an All-Region player by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association. Eusanio’s coach, Lauren Desiderio, was also honored for her dedication and

The 2023-2024 boys varsity cross-country team – Aiden Hansen, Ronan Leonard, Nolan Means, Joseph Purpura, Rufus Rathbun, Luke Ricci, Connor Rowland and Hartley Semmes – and coach Brian Manghan were recognized for winning their second consecutive Suffolk County Class B and League V championships. The team finished the season 6-0. Representing Harborfields and Section XI, the Tornadoes finished fifth overall in the state.

Several Harborfields High School coaches also were honored:

James Delevante was named Section XI Girls Tennis League I Coach of the Year; Daniel Greening became the winningest coach in Harborfields boys soccer program history and was named Section XI League VII Coach of the Year; Manghan was named as Boys Cross-Country League VI Coach of the Year and Suffolk County Class B Coach of the Year, as well as Harborfields October 2023 Coach of the Month; Erin Tyrie was named Girls JV Soccer Coach of the Year; and Scott Wallace was named to the New York
State High School Girls Soccer Hall of Fame.

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