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Huntington School Briefs

Lauren Desiderio was the first Huntington High School teacher to join the school's PTSA this year. She is a tenured social studies teacher and also serves as the faculty advisor to the National History Day club.

Attention Parents of HHS Freshmen

The Huntington High School guidance department has scheduled a "9th Grade Parents' Night" for Wednesday, October 5 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium.

Topics will include student scheduling, transition to high school, understanding transcripts, meeting graduation requirements on time, etc.

"It's important that parents attend this evening event," said Kitty Klein, director of guidance. Counselors will meet with parents in small groups explain how they can help maximize a student's success.

Call Ms. Klein at 673-2101 for more information.

Make a Note

The Huntington School District's annual Chamber Concert was accidentally omitted from the 2011/12 calendar sent to residents. The concert will be held on Monday, April 30 at 7 p.m. in the J. Taylor Finley large group instruction room, as the auditorium there is known.

The students who perform in the concert are enrolled in grades 5-12. "They play small ensemble pieces in preparation for their New York State School Music Assn. adjudication," said Joan R. Fretz, district director of fine and performing arts. The program usually runs about 90 minutes. Admission is free.

Parrett Sings at Ducks Game

Nicole Parrett, a Huntington School District classroom teacher, was scheduled to sing the national anthem at the Long Island Ducks playoff game at Bethpage Park on Thursday night.

Ms. Parrett is a fourth grade teacher at Jefferson Primary School this year. She has performed prior to Ducks' games many times in recent years and has always been well-received by fans.

Huntington High School PTSA Meetings

The Huntington High School PTSA will hold its next meeting on Tuesday, October 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the School Heritage Museum. All parents are invited to attend and learn more about PTSA and school district programs.

The PTSA will hold a joint meeting with the J. Taylor Finley PTA on Wednesday, November 16 at 7:30 in the School Heritage Museum. Parents from both schools are welcome to attend.

Budget Update

The Huntington School District projects it will receive $10,918,014 in state aid during the 2011/12 school year, a significant drop from last year's budget amount of $12,125,052. Miscellaneous revenues are projected to amount to $1,866,100, much less than the $2,766,100 in the 2010/11 budget.

The district is considering appropriating $2.245 million from the fund balance, $330,000 more than last year's appropriation of $1.915 million. The amount collected in property taxes is projected to fall from $94,258,187 last year to $94,008,187 during 2011/12.

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