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Huntington School Briefs

Huntington School Board members have been invited to participate in the semi-annual meeting of the Nassau-Suffolk School Boards Assn. on Tuesday, November 29 at the Applied Science Foundation for Homeland Security; The Morrelly Center in Bethpage.

The site of the semi-annual meeting is Long Island's emergency preparedness central command facility. Trustees will district school district emergency preparedness, building security and disaster response along with the utilization of technology and collaboration for cost savings and efficiencies.

Guided tours of the facility will be available to all participants.

Science Honor Society Officers

This year's slate of Huntington High School Science National Honor Society officers include Daniel McQuade (president), Jason Chisolm (vice-president), Brielle Blatt (secretary), Samantha Greenidge (treasurer), Amber Lindner (historian), Lauren Boyce (recycling coordinator) and Justin LoScalzo (tutoring coordinator). Dame Forbes and Lori Kenny are the faculty advisors.

Bids Awarded

Huntington School Board members awarded bids for surplus equipment during a meeting of the trustees held Monday, October 24.

S. Abraham bid $50 on three different pianos. "She wanted the Finley Everett piano, which had a minimum bid of $100 that she is willing to pay as there were no other bidders for that piano," said David H. Grackin, assistant superintendent for finance and management services.

R. Giarraputo made the only bid of $75 for the black Spinet piano. J. Malone was the only bidder for 17 band instruments at $1 each. He was also the only bidder on four plow items that total $5.

"The bidders are responsible for pick up and removal of the items," Mr. Grackin said.

HHS Sophomore Student-Parent Night Set

All Huntington High School sophomores and their parents are invited to a special night presentation on Tuesday, November 15 at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Tenth Grade Student & Parent Night will focus on academic planning and college preparation.

"It is essential that tenth grade students accompany their parents/guardians," said Kitty R. Klein, district director of guidance. "A great deal of relevant information will be provided and there will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions."

The agenda will include graduation requirements and diploma options, scheduling timeline, PSAT, SAT and ACT exams and accommodation forms, the college process and when it begins and NCAA eligibility including how and when to file.

Call 673-2101 for more information.

School Board Dinner

Huntington School Board members have been invited to the Western Suffolk BOCES annual board dinner on Thursday, December 1 at 7 p.m. "Our staff and students are planning a wonderful evening at Wilson Tech's Dix Hills campus to begin the holiday season," wrote Western Suffolk BOCES Board President Jeannette Santos in a letter to Huntington School Board President Emily Rogan.

Students from Western Suffolk BOCES' participating districts will demonstrate activities and skills related to their specific BOCES program. "Following this the students from Wilson Tech's culinary arts program will treat us to a culinary feast," Ms. Santos wrote. "We are looking forward to a relaxed environment to socialize with our colleagues from other school boards."

Next BOE Meeting

The Huntington School Board will meet on Monday, November 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the Jack Abrams School auditorium. The public will be given two opportunities to address trustees in accordance with meeting guidelines. An agenda will be published in advance on the district website at www.hufsd.edu.

HHS Library Report

"The library is functioning well," said Patricia Dillon, Huntington High School librarian. "The student behavior is excellent. We make every effort to keep the noise level down during the lunch hours, but I think more students are going to lunch than they did last year. We do not see the numbers requesting passes for the whole period. No hats are being worn. Cell phones are still a bit of a problem, but nothing compared to last year. The library is bright due to changes in the shelving."

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