Schools: Solar Project Underway in South Huntington

The  South Huntington school district’s long-planned solar carport program is underway. Construction going on in the parking lots at Walt Whitman High School, Stimson Middle School, Silas Wood Sixth Grade Center, Birchwood Intermediate School, Countrywood Primary Center, and Oakwood Primary Center. Maplewood Intermediate School and Read More …

Nassau Educator to Succeed Polansky as Superintendent

Christian Bowen, an educator in Valley Stream, was named superintendent of the Huntington school district on Tuesday, succeeding the retiring James W. Polansky. Bowen, who is currently the assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction of the Valley Stream Central High School District,  will become deputy 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 …

Barbarajean Douglas, Lacrosse Coach, Dies

Barbarajean Douglas, a teacher and a lacrosse coach in the South Huntington schools, died Dec. 27. She coached lacrosse at both Stimson Middle School and Walt Whitman High School at different points in her career,including twice serving as head lacrosse coach at Whitman. She was Read More …

Maplewood Students Make Their Mark at National Tree Celebration

South Huntington students whose artistic efforts became part of the National Christmas tree celebration showed off their illustrationsThursday. The third-graders’ designs were converted into ornaments that were then hung on the New York State tree, one of 58 representing the US states and territories surrounding Read More …

D’Elia Named Superintendent in South Huntington

Dr. Vito D’Elia will succeed Dr. David Bennardo as superintendent of the South Huntington school district, the Board of Trustees announced Wednesday night. Currently assistant superintendent for business and district operations for the district,  D’Elia will move into the district’s top job when Bennardo retires Read More …

South Huntington School Board to Name New Superintendent

The South Huntington school board will name the successor to Dr. David Bennardo at its meeting Wednesday. Bennardo, who became South Huntington’s superintendent in 2012, announced his retirement in September.  He came from the Harborfields school district, where he had been the high school principal Read More …

South Huntington Covid-19 Testing Draws Hundreds

A free Covid-19 testing program run by the South Huntington school district drew hundreds of participants, yielding a positivity rate of 7.8 percent, Dr. David Bennardo reported Sunday morning. The program, which provides free testing to students, their families and staff,  began running Saturday morning Read More …

Huntington Schools Going Full Remote Next Week

The Huntington school district will go fully remote three days next week as the quarantining of students and staff because tracing Covid-19 cases has reached a critical point, Superintendent James W. Polansky said Thursday. This Friday’s schedule is unaffected by the decision to go remote. Read More …

S. Huntington Schools to Go Remote for Week in January

South Huntington schools will switch to a full-remote schedule for a week in January, superintendent Dr. David Bennardo  said Thursday. The Board of Education voted Wednesday night for the buildings to be closed Jan.4-Jan.8. Bennardo said the decision was based on an expected increase in Read More …

Wrestling Festival Set to Honor Coach Altebrando

An outdoor wrestling festival on July 7 will honor the late Vincent Altebrando, the coach of Walt Whitman High School’s varsity wrestling team. The coach died in April at age 51 of an autoimmune disease. The competition at Walt Whitman High School will be open to Read More …

Temple Grandin Keynote Speech to Be Livestreamed

NOTE: livestream link updated Dr. Temple Grandin, a leading advocate for those living with autism, will keynote an information fair on special education issues  Thursday at Walt Whitman High School. Her speech will be livestreamed, Susan Schiavone, parent liaison for at risk students in South Read More …