Company Buys Huntington Coach

Transportation company Huntington Coach has been purchased by Beacon Mobility, which operates 17 other brands in 22 states, according to th the websie Mergers & Acquisitions. Huntington Coach was founded in 1927, transported workers in World War II, and expanded into school transportation over the years. Read More …

Schools: Girls Flag Football Program Expanding; Interns Wanted

Four more schools in Huntington will participate in the girls flag football program, joining Walt Whitman High School, which won the Suffolk County title last year. Joining are Huntington, Harborfields, Northport and Half Hollow Hills. Northport High School senior Ella Piscatello earned  three recognitions from Read More …

South Huntington School Board Approves 29 New Courses

The South Huntington Board of Education recently approved the addition of 29 courses for Walt Whitman students next school year. New courses range from fashion to social media and digital citizenship to history of the Earth. Read More …

Guards in Place to Protect South Huntington Schools

Security officers whose hiring was just approved last week began working Monday at South Huntington schools. The guards, who work for Upfront SecurityAssociates, are stationed outside each school building in the district, and carry concealed weapons. Four leaders of the agency, including president Philip C. Read More …

South Huntington Schools Name Teachers of the Year

South Huntington schools honored educators from each of its buildings at the Board of Education meeting this week. Chosen Teacher of the Year for the district was Shaka Williams, for his dedication to students as a social worker at Silas Wood Sixth Grade Center. He Read More …

South Huntington Board Approves Armed Security on Campuses

The South Huntington school board voted unanimously Wednesday night to hire armed security officers to patrol outside all of its school buildings. The 6-0 vote–one trustee was absent–will bring experienced current or retired law enforcement officers to school grounds provided by the Melville firm Upfront Security Read More …

South Huntington Schools Consider Adding Armed Security

The South Huntington school board will consider adding armed security guards at schools at its meeting Wednesday night. The issue will come before the board in the wake of multiple school shootings around the country in recent years, most recently, in May, where 19 students Read More …

Girls Find Route to Athletics Through Wrestling

The door to more athletic opportunities has been thrown open a little wider with the addition of girls wrestling teams this year at schools in Huntington. Four schools –John Glenn, Harborfields, Huntington and Walt Whitman–have combined to form  the TOH team. They will participate in Read More …

Schools: Huntington’s Math Society Inducts 52

Huntington High School’s chapter of Mu Alpha Theta, the national Math Honor Society,  inducted 52 new members last week. The ceremony marked the 26th annual induction since the founding of Huntington’s Nathan Hale chapter of Mu Alpha Theta. To be eligible for membership, students must Read More …

Polansky Announces Retirement as Huntington Schools Superintendent

Huntington Schools Superintendent James W. Polansky will retire  this year after 11 years as leader of the district. Polansky previously served as principal of Walt Whitman High School in the South Huntington District for more than six years, and was named 2010 New York State Principal Read More …

Schools: Device-Free Nights; New Assistant Superintendent

South Huntington schools will be participating in several device-free nights this year. The district is asking students to avoid  electronic devices on those nights so that families can use the evenings to spend time together. There will be no homework assigned and no expected assessments Read More …

Schools: Trivia Contest, Letters to Santa

Students at West Side Elementary in Cold Spring Harbor participated in a Jeopardy-style trivia challenge focusing on subjects including history, geography, math problem-solving, spelling challenges, hula hoop competitions, tug of war, Simon Says and more. Known as Hollyrocks, the contest was created by Hollyrocks Entertainment, Read More …

Schools: Physics Lessons, Art Installation

Students found a connection between footwear and physics during a Next Generation Science Standards lesson developed by Northport High School physics teacher  Karyn Libretto. The new lesson is the first that Libretto and fellow high school physics teacher Dr. Gillian Winters, are piloting for publication Read More …