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Parkway Classes Take Responsive Approach

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Classes at Parkway Elementary School showcased the district’s initiative of “responsive classrooms” on the morning of Sept. 18 by holding morning meetings between the teacher and students.

Inside the kindergarten class of Mrs. Krystal Mancuso and first-grade class of Ms. Amy DePaulo, students gathered on the classroom carpet to greet one another while also engaging in a sharing discussion, a group activity and a morning message. In Mrs. Mancuso’s class, students made eye contact before shaking each other’s hands. Students also had the opportunity to share stories of a recent activity as well as some students telling a joke. 

The emphasis of the morning meeting is to allow the students to gather as a community while merging social, emotional and intellectual learning in addition to creating a climate of trust and respectful interactions. 

East Meadow Students Named National Merit Semifinalists

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Two students from the East Meadow School District were selected as National Merit Semifinalists in the 64th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. The district congratulates East Meadow High School senior John Meah and W.T. Clarke High School senior Jonathan Melkun.

A total of 16,000 U.S. semifinalists have been identified out of an initial pool of 1.6 million U.S. students who took last year’s PSAT/NMSQT, a qualifying test. Now, they will each contend for finalist titles, with the prospect of eventually earning one of the 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $31 million. 

This year’s semifinalists scored in the top one percent nationally on the exam. Winners of the National Merit Scholarships will be named this spring.

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Important Notice for All Secondary School Students/Parents

Important Notice
Please note that school times for all secondary schools have been modified based on new state regulations. The times are as follows:
W.T. Clarke MS: 8:10 a.m.-2:54 p.m.
Woodland MS: 8:04 a.m.-2:49 p.m.
W.T. Clarke HS: 7:31 a.m.-2:10 p.m.
East Meadow HS: 7:31 a.m.-2:15 p.m.


Welcome Back to East Meadow Schools

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East Meadow students, teachers and other staff members completed day one of the 2018-19 school year on Sept. 5. They were greeted in the morning by district and building administrators, who also showed up at afternoon dismissals to express congratulations on a successful opening. 

District level administrators welcomed students back to school in each of the schools in the morning and helped to dismiss students at each of the district’s schools in the afternoon.  Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kenneth A. Card, Jr. welcomed students at East Meadow High School in the morning and helped to dismiss students at Meadowbrook Elementary School in the afternoon.

The district wishes an exciting school year to all students, teachers and staff members and encourages them to show how “Great Happens Here!”

East Meadow Brings New Administrators Aboard

East Meadow Brings New Administrators Aboard photo
Throughout the summer months, the East Meadow School District appointed six new administrators for 2018-19 academic year. Many are familiar faces around the schools, having been promoted from other roles in the district, while others come to the team as new members. All have extensive backgrounds in education and are dedicated to student learning and success. 

Welcome and congratulations to the following individuals:
- Demetrios (Jim) Mendonis – Director of Social Studies and 21st Century Learning
- Leonard Minvera – Assistant Principal, McVey Elementary School
- Drew Genoino – Chairperson of Social Studies, East Meadow High School
- Crystal Mello – Chairperson of Math and Science, Woodland Middle School
- Jessica Shenker – Chairperson of Music, W.T. Clarke High School and Middle School
- Louis Stellato – Chairperson of Math, East Meadow High School

The district looks forward to an excellent school year with these administrators on board! 

District hosts Superintendent’s Conference Day

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The East Meadow School District held its annual Superintendent’s Conference Day on Sept. 4 in preparation for another successful school year. The day began in the auditorium of W.T. Clarke High School, where Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kenneth A. Card, Jr. welcomed staff and faculty members from all nine district buildings for an opening day convocation.  

“As we start a new school year, I wanted to let you know how proud I am to be part of the East Meadow School District and community,” Dr. Card expressed to the audience of administrators, teachers and staff. “Last year I witnessed the hard work each of you do for our students and families and that is why ‘Great Happens Here.’”

The day also included a presentation by Mandy Habib, Psy.D., a professor from the Institute for Adolescent Trauma Treatment and Training at Adelphi University. Dr. Habib presented on “Mental Health and Schools” and discussed ways in which those in attendance can support students.

The day was rounded out with teachers convening in their respective buildings to discuss and learn effective strategies for helping every student reach his or her highest potential the upcoming school year.

Welcome Back Video from Dr. Card

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New Teachers Welcomed into East Meadow

New Teachers Welcomed into East Meadow photo
The East Meadow School District was happy to welcome 38 new staff and faculty members to the Leon J. Campo Salisbury Center on Aug. 29 as part of an annual new teacher orientation.

Assistant Superintendent for Personnel and Administration Anthony Russo started the day by greeting the new group before going over policies and procedures. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kenneth A. Card, Jr. as well as Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Dr. David Casamento also addressed the new members of the district. 

Following the meetings and information sessions, Barnum Woods Elementary School Prinicipal Gregory Bottari accompanied the cohort on a bus tour of the district’s nine buildings. 

2018-2019 Transportation Pilot Program