Education

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Back to School Bash marks start of 2022-23 year

Students and families from throughout the Bethpage Union Free School District gathered for an evening of fun during the Bethpage PTA Council’s annual Back-to-School Bash on Sept. 16. Held outside under the lights of Bethpage High School’s athletic complex, PTAs from the different schools were stationed at tents where they sold Bethpage apparel and other fun items. Attendees also enjoyed […]

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BHS kicks off school year with activity fair

Bethpage High School hosted its annual activity fair on Sept. 15 in the school’s lobby. The after-school event allowed students to browse the various clubs and organizations that Bethpage High School has to offer. Student representatives stood by their posterboards and spoke to their peers about their club. Among those on display were Cultural Club, French Club, Italian Club, Literary […]

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Homecoming is a hit at Division Avenue High School

It was a grand affair as the Division Avenue High School community participated in the annual homecoming parade and game against Valley Stream North on Sept. 17. Students, teachers, administrators and staff began at Northside Elementary School and proceeded to march to the high school. Grand Marshall Debbie Rifkin led the charge along with Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction […]

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Bethpage HS student recognized by NYSSMA

Junior Ryan O’Connell from Bethpage High School in the Bethpage Union Free School District was recently selected as an alternate for the New York State School Music Association’s All-State Winter Conference. He plays the bass clarinet and was chosen as an alternate for All-State’s symphonic band. This year’s conference will take place at the Eastman Theatre in Rochester from Dec. […]

Bethpage Hall of Fame inductees announced

The Bethpage Hall of Fame has announced its inductees for 2022: Anne Marie Marrone Caliendo, Bethpage High School, Class of 1989  Terrence Clark, Superintendent of Schools/Social Studies Teacher, Retired  Dr. Philip Coniglio, Bethpage High School, Class of 1992  Sal Greco, Bethpage High School, Class of 1956  Anna Israelton, Board of Education Trustee  Lt. Colonel, Michael McCaffery, Bethpage High School, Class of 1984  Cary […]

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Division Ave. HS dedicates auditorium to former superintendent

The legacy of former Levittown Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Tonie McDonald will forever be a part of Division Avenue High School, now both in name and spirit. On Sept. 2, district administrators and building leaders dedicated the high school’s auditorium to Dr. McDonald, honoring her long-lasting service toward the Levittown community. Dr. McDonald, a graduate of the Levittown district, served […]

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Levittown students kick off new school year

It was a celebratory day in Levittown Public Schools as students and staff returned to their respective school buildings on Sept. 6 ready to tackle a new year of learning. Despite rainy weather, bright moods never faltered as students gathered with their peers and teachers and acclimated to their new routines. Sixth graders at Wisdom Lane Middle School, for example, […]

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At Division Avenue HS, a warm welcome for freshmen

Ninth graders beginning their high school careers were welcomed to Division Avenue High School in the Levittown Public School District on Aug. 25. Building administrators, staff and volunteer seniors ushered the new high schoolers into the auditorium, where tips and expectations for the upcoming year were shared. Students were introduced to the team of guidance counselors who will assistant them […]

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Sixth graders get acclimated at Salk, Wisdom Lane Middle Schools

Incoming sixth graders at Jonas E. Salk and Wisdom Lane middle schools in the Levittown Public School District stepped into a new chapter at their respective orientations on Aug. 24 and 29. The students started the day with an assembly where they heard from Salk principal John Zampaglione and Wisdom Lane Principal John Avena, as well as staff members. While […]

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New Levittown teachers get prepared for school year

New teachers in the Levittown Public School District were welcomed during new teacher orientation at Levittown Memorial Education Center on Aug. 29-30. Coordinated by Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Dr. Beth Zirogiannis, the newcomers spent the day speaking with administrators, board members and department directors on their educational strategies. At the start of the event, the group was welcomed […]


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