Marianne Healy announced as next principal for Lynbrook North Middle School

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Marianne Healy, current interim principal at North Middle School in the Lynbrook Public School District, will continue her role as the school’s principal effective July 1.

Mrs. Healy has served as the interim principal since January of this year and has been doing a great job communicating with families, staff and students and has helped move North Middle forward over the second half of the school year. Mrs. Healy was a 6th grade English teacher and the teacher in charge at North Middle before serving as the interim principal. Prior to Lynbrook, Mrs. Healy taught English at Wantagh Middle and High School. Since 2006, she has taught at South Middle, Lynbrook High School and finally North Middle School in the Lynbrook Schools. She has also taught at Our Lady of Peace in Lynbrook, Mineola High School and Junior High School 231Q in Springfield Gardens.

Mrs. Healy received a bachelor’s degree in English at Queens College and a master’s degree in education from C.W. Post University. She received an administration certification from Dowling College.

Date Added: 6/15/2022

Lynbrook North and South Middle Schools hold Mental Health Resource Fairs

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To increase students’ awareness and encourage students to prioritize their mental health, Lynbrook North and South Middle Schools in the Lynbrook Public School District celebrated Mental Health Awareness Month by providing an informational resource fair to students on May 11.

Seven community mental health agencies set up resource tables for students to visit during their lunch periods. Representatives provided valuable mental health education and information to students to build awareness of local supports available to families. School social workers Amanda Cioffi and Sandra Gettenberg also shared important resources.

"Students learned that everyone has mental health, and it is not a sign of weakness to seek help,” Ms. Cioffi said. “Exposure to these resources helps reduce the stigma of accessing supports and we are excited to have had the involvement of our community partners in mental health.”

Date Added: 6/8/2022

Lynbrook North Middle’s Hoot Café Opens For Business

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Students in Bryton Saunders’ Career Development Program at North Middle School in the Lynbrook Public School District showed off their entrepreneurial skills during the opening of the Hoot Café on May 17.
The students surveyed teachers to collect data to develop their plan for the Café. They created a shopping list and a budget for the items needed for the opening. Finally, the students wrote a proposal to advocate for the opening of the café.

While working the Hoot Café, the students develop their communication and finance skills and experience the life skill of having a job. With the support of Principal Marianne Healy and the North Middle community, the students had a grand opening of the Hoot Café complete with a ribbon cutting. They were joined by Superintendent of Schools Melissa Burak, Lynbrook Mayor Alan Beach, Deputy Mayor William Hawxhurst, Trustee Laura Ryder and Lynbrook Kiwanis President Susan DeSena. The students had an unforgettable experience and look forward to the future growth of the Hoot Café.

Date Added: 5/23/2022

Lynbrook Special Education Students Play Together in Kickball Fest

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The Lynbrook Public Schools community once again participated in the Burning Bases Kickball Fest on April 29, which features special education students from across Long Island competing in a kickball tournament.

The Lynbrook team, organized by Annie McKenna and coached by Bryton Saunders, was comprised of students from Lynbrook High School and North Middle School. They played six kickball games and went undefeated. Team members had friends and family in attendance to lend support, including Lynbrook High School students Malachey Cavassa, Jordan Glickman and Jessica Strohofer, who cheered on players throughout the fun filled day. Adam Glickman also designed and donated Lynbrook kickball t-shirts for the event.

The tournament concluded with all teams uniting on the turf field for a dance party. The 12th annual Kickball Fest was held at Long Beach Middle School.

Date Added: 5/13/2022