The folks who operate the Huntington School District’s website would like to acknowledge important behind-the-scenes assistance they have received this year. As a result of this help, four new stories, additional postings and photos have been able to appear each morning of every school day since September.
Acquiring the background information and photos necessary for the site has required the help of many individuals. Without this assistance it would be impossible for the website to feature the variety and depth of stories that have appeared.
Huntington sophomore Katherine DeGennaro and Brown University freshman Emma DeGennaro have both interned in the district’s Office of Public Information this year. Their assistance has proved to be invaluable as each has deftly handled a variety of tasks, from copy editing and photography to running down information and fact checking.
We’d also like to acknowledge the assistance provided by Huntington seniors Anna Gulizio and Camille Stafford, who served as sources, provided contact information and helped generate story ideas. Ms. Gulizio will be attending Syracuse University while Ms. Stafford is headed to the University of Southern California.
Huntington High School art teachers Heather Swan and Pamela Piffard-Williams continue to provide their professional expertise whenever it’s needed, from taking photos during the school day to collaborating on stories and helping fill our YouTube channel with interesting videos. The pair is unmatched in their willingness to help.
District parents and Huntington High School graduates Mike Connell and Darin Reed volunteered countless hours to photographing Blue Devil athletic games and other district events. Their work has graced the website throughout the school year. Mr. Reed’s videos have also lifted our hearts and minds and filled us with pride and warm feelings, reinforcing our belief that the Huntington School District is the best in the state.
Our appreciation is extended to the district’s principals, department directors and chairs, teachers, club advisors, parents and students who have contributed photos, story ideas and background information. Thanks also go to the district’s computer technicians for responding to our periodic calls for hardware, software and network support.
Superintendent James W. Polansky and his administrative team are dedicated to providing as much information as possible about the district’s educational initiatives and financial operations. Mr. Polansky regularly facilitates our acquisition of the documents and other materials that we need to file daily stories.
The Huntington School Board is completely committed to doing whatever it can to provide the community with the finest school district website in New York. Trustees are united in their support of transparency in district operations, including the posting of an audio file and detailed minutes immediately following each of its meetings.
The website would also like to acknowledge the extensive cooperation and assistance of Georgia D. McCarthy, district director of athletics, for providing team reports and other materials that have been used to create hundreds of stories.
We appreciate the cooperation of PTA Council and individual school building PTA officials throughout the district in facilitating event coverage. The Huntington Foundation, Booster Club, SEPTA, Huntington Drama Parents Assn. and the Band Parents Assn. have extended a great deal of support and assistance whenever it was needed.
A detailed review of every website section and its more than 10,000 pages will be made this summer. The site will be updated and readied for the new school year. Be assured of the district’s commitment to providing the community with the most comprehensive website possible. Every effort will be made during the 2017/18 school year to continue to publicize the accomplishments of the school community, its talented young people and the professionals who work with them each day.
Please note that with the close of the regular school year, the website will move to a summer posting schedule. There will be new stories every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Special announcements will be posted as needed.
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You can subscribe to the district’s YouTube page by visiting https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0zcXOH1XMeRvEgoo1aX7jg. You can follow Huntington’s Instagram page by visiting https://www.instagram.com/hufsd_ny/.