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.
Career Day at Woodhull School provided interesting experiences for hundreds of fifth and sixth graders. Sixty parents and community members participated in the event, discussing their respective professions with the excited youngsters.
The Huntington Foundation’s Reach for the Stars gala will be held on Thursday, March 2 at historic OHEKA Castle. Proceeds from the event will fund the organization’s efforts to enhance education, the arts and athletics in the Huntington School District.
New York State Assemblyman Chad A. Lupinacci visited health classes at J. Taylor Finley Middle School and Huntington High School to speak about heroin and opioid abuse.
Washington Primary School introduced the Artist of the Month Award during an October assembly in the gymnasium. Principal Marsha Neville introduced the first group of recipients to the more than 400 students attending classes in the building.
Parents of elementary grade level students in the Huntington School District are being encouraged to create a Parent Portal account as soon as possible. Such an account will allow parents to view online their child’s report card and various types of additional information and data at their leisure.
Huntington High School’s Safe Halloween program offers all the desired fun associated with the day, but without any of the worry for parents. The annual event is sponsored by the school’s student government organization and the participating teenagers go out of their way to bring smiles to the faces of the participating youngsters. This year’s program will be held on Monday, October 31 from 4–6 p.m.
Acclaimed social media safety expert Josh Ochs is coming to Huntington High School on Thursday night (October 20) for a presentation about how to protect kids from online dangers and how to use digital tools to help young people shine.
The Huntington School District continues to pursue its mission with gusto, as teachers and students kicked off the new school year with a palpable degree of energy and enthusiasm. The official mission statement was adopted nearly three decades ago during tenure of Superintendent Richard B. Stock’s, but it remains a timeless document, school officials said.
Parents of Huntington School District students are invited to attend “Meet the Teacher Night” in each of the district’s eight buildings beginning Thursday, September 15. The evening programs will provide parents with an opportunity to meet teachers and learn more about school policies, course curriculum, educational resources and teacher philosophies.
Huntington School District’s eight individual buildings swung open their doors on Wednesday morning and welcomed back more than 4,500 students for the 2016/17 school year. Classrooms were buzzing all day as teachers reviewed their policies and procedures and taught their first lessons.
The new school year will see the Huntington School District continuing to offer an interactive calendar, filled with important dates, event listings and even athletic games. The calendar is linked to the district’s website. There’s even a mobile app for the calendar.
The Huntington Public Schools’ website, www.hufsd.edu has been completely revamped. This marks the fourth revision in the lifespan of the district’s storied website.
“Recognizing the strengths of our district’s traditions, its history of community support, the diversity of our population and our commitment to educational excellence, the mission of the Huntington Union Free School District is to educate students by effectively teaching an enriched body of knowledge through the active participation of all students, building upon their unique talents and abilities to produce creative, self-assured, responsible citizens who are capable of critical thought and action.”
The Huntington School District’s technology infrastructure and equipment is maintained by a team of technicians. The district-wide computer network along with thousands of individual desktops, laptops, iPads, printers, scanners, SMART Boards, projectors and the hardware and software that drives each of the pieces has been installed and tested by this skilled group of professionals.
Huntington prides itself on providing teachers and students will cutting edge technology that enhances classroom instruction. The district’s commitment has led to annual improvements in all eight school buildings
The district complements its own staff of technicians with outside contractors and consultants as needed to keep its extensive system of equipment operating effectively to benefit faculty members and students on every grade level.