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PJ’s and hot chocolate spell a comfy day at Lynbrook South Middle

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Students arrived at Lynbrook South Middle School on Feb. 16 dressed in their pajamas, ready for a comfy and relaxing start to their day.

The PTA annually sponsors Warm and Fuzzy Day before the winter recess, giving students the opportunity to get cozy and enjoy a movie in the general purpose room. PTA volunteers handed out hot chocolate and bagels for all to enjoy a delicious morning.

Date Added: 2/27/2024

Community members honored by PTA for Founders’ Day

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Several members of the Lynbrook Schools family were honored during the Council of PTA’s 2024 Founders’ Day. Honorary Life Membership honorees included:

Mrs. Andrea Michielini (Lynbrook Council of PTAs)
Dr. Danielle Longo and Mr. Charles Vessalico (Lynbrook High School)
Mrs. Maria Raynor and Mrs. Anne Marie Brandstetter (South Middle School)
Mrs. Deirdre Haunss and Mr. Zachary Rifkind (North Middle School)
Dr. Sharmin Hakim and Mr. William Toscano (Marion Street School)
Mrs. Erica Ruvolo and Mrs. Susan Deery (West End School)
Mrs. Dawn C. Sahakian and Mrs. Melinda Raymar (Waverly Park School)
Mrs. Elizabeth Famiglietti and Mrs. Alyssa Aksionoff (Lynbrook SEPTA)

Additionally, Mrs. Patricia Schroeder is the first recipient of the Lynbrook Kindergarten Center Foundations Award. #OwlProud


Date Added: 2/26/2024

Lynbrook North Middle reviews safe social media practices

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In preparation of a relaxing winter recess on Feb. 16, students at North Middle School in the Lynbrook School District reviewed a key phrase that helps maintain a mindful social media habit: Words have power.

Principal Marianne Healy, social studies teacher James O’Hara and support staff visited classrooms to encourage safe and all-welcoming social media practices. Students were reminded that biased words, even when unintended, can cause hurt, pain and harm to young people and can also lead to more consequential impacts like acts of bias, discrimination or bullying. Classrooms explored what biased language looks like, its impact and how to address it when faced with or witnessing it.

#OwlProud

Date Added: 2/23/2024

Students share their expert knowledge in non-fiction museum

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As a culminating project for their non-fiction reading unit, second graders at Waverly Park researched a topic of their choice. Using multiple sources, they spent weeks becoming experts, learning facts about their topics and vocabulary that went along with it. They practiced their presentation skills and shared what they learned in an Expert Museum on Feb. 8! #OwlProud #OwlLearns

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Date Added: 2/23/2024

Lynbrook High School announces 2024 valedictorian and salutatorian

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Lynbrook High School is proud to announce two exceptional students as its 2024 valedictorian and salutatorian. Seniors Caiden Lung and Nora Kane have excelled in both academic and athletic pursuits throughout their educational careers in Lynbrook schools.

Lung, Lynbrook High School’s valedictorian who has achieved an impressive grade point average of 104.75, takes pride in both his academic and athletic accomplishments. Lung has been an active and passionate lacrosse player since the age of 4 and has successfully taken up the defensive position of goalie since the eighth grade. His lacrosse career will continue at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he will follow in the footsteps of his older brother who also plays as a lacrosse goalie. For his science research course, Lung performed college-level research regarding treatment for Covid-19 utilizing artificial intelligence, which he presented at the Long Island Science & Engineering Fair. Lung is the vice president of the National Honor Society, a role that connects him with fellow and younger peers to provide tutoring in math and science. Lung helped organize their recent cheesecake fundraiser, which proved to be a popular event. Although his specific area of study has yet to be determined, Lung said he is leaning toward computer science or artificial intelligence.

“I’m looking forward to meeting new people – to collaborate and work with them on projects that can benefit the world,” Lung said.
Kane, Lynbrook High School’s salutatorian who holds a grade point average of 104.52, also performed professional level experimentation for her science research course. At Brookhaven National Laboratory, Kane studied machine learning in stabilizing high energy particle accelerators. Her findings were presented at LISEF, for which she advanced to the second round. She hopes her research can be implemented in similar laboratories around the world. Shortly before being named salutatorian, Kane learned that her research paper for previous studies was published in the Journal of Scientific Research. Additionally, Kane was named a finalist in the prestigious 2024 National Merit Scholarship Program. As a member of the National Honor Society, Kane helps her peers in their physics studies. Kane serves as head captain of the swim team, which she credits as an influential aspect of her student career. Kane has yet to make a final decision on where she will continue her studies.

Lung and Kane are no strangers to working closely together. Aiming to become more fierce competitors, Lung approached Kane about starting a club for the Science Bowl, for which a team competes every year. The two joined forces to co-found the Science Bowl club to practice alongside peers for upcoming competitions. The hard work paid off as they boasted a better performance this year. Lung and Kane are also both captains of the Mathletes team, which attends competitions every two weeks.

“We know each other’s work ethic,” Lung said. “I’m very proud of her.”
“I’m very proud of Caiden too,” Kane said. “It’s very well deserved!”
Both valedictorian and salutatorian thanked their family members, coaches, teachers, advisors and the entire community for their unyielding support. The district congratulates both seniors on the well-deserved achievement.

#OwlProud

Date Added: 2/21/2024