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Huntington School Briefs

Former Huntington English teacher Robert Klumfuss passed away peacefully at Stony Brook University Medical Center. He was 87 years old and had been residing in Ridge in eastern Long Island.

Mr. Klemfuss began his career in Huntington in September 1949 when he was hired to teach English at Robert K. Toaz Junior High School. He was on the Toaz faculty through June 1968 and was the English department chairperson from 1958-60. During the 1968/69 school year, he taught English at J. Taylor Finley Middle School and served as the district's adult education program director.

Mr. Klemfuss earned a BA degree at Adelphi University in 1948 and obtained a master's degree at New York University in 1949. He was certified to teach English, social studies and physical science.

Mr. Klemfuss was a career aviator and worked as a Federal Aviation Administration flight examiner at various Long Island airports. During World War II, he was the G.I. editor of The Daily Pacifican newspaper.

A wake was held at Alexander-Tuthill Funeral honme in Wading River. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Mark's Roman Catholic Church in Shoreham, where Mr. Klemfuss served as an usher. Interment was at Calverton National Cemetery.

Woodhull School Play

The Woodhull Intermediate School drama club will present "Aladdin, Jr." this week. Performances are scheduled for Thursday and Friday, February 9-10 at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. on both days. Allison VonVange serves as the club's faculty advisor.

Juli Coraor Congratulated

Huntington High School senior Juliana Coraor received congratulations from New York School Boards Association Executive Director Timothy G. Kremer on the occasion of the teenager advancing to the final round of the 2012 Intel Science Talent Search competition.

Mr. Kremer reached out to Ms. Coraor through Huntington Superintendent James W. Polansky. "Please extend my congratulations to Juliana," Mr. Kremer wrote in an e-mail message. "She is an inspiration to all."

Huntington Coach Receives Grant

Huntington Coach Corp. is the official bus carrier of the Huntington School District. The company recently received a $50,000 grant from the National School Transportation Assn. and Zonar Systems for state of the art, best practice fleet management technology. The company said it will use the grant to finish GPS installments on its fleets.

Huntington Coach received the grant at NSTA's mid-winter meeting in Maui, Hawaii, January 21-25. "Huntington Coach put forth an excellent proposal," said Don Carnahan, Zonar's vice-president of business development for pupil transportation. "Zonar is confident about awarding this grant to a company that runs a high-quality operation with an outstanding reputation."

Next BOE Meeting

The next meeting of the Huntington School Board is scheduled for Monday, February 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the Jack Abrams School auditorium. The public is invited to attend and will be given a chance to address trustees.

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