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Huntington School Briefs

The Suffolk County Board of Elections has notified Huntington School District officials that it will need to utilize school facilities on Tuesday, April 24 for the presidential primary election. Schools will remain open and all regularly scheduled classes will be held.

The polls will open at 6 a.m. and close at 9 p.m. Election officials will need to be on the premises at 5 a.m. to set up the voting machines, which will be delivered several days in advance. Officials will remain on the scene reporting results until 10 p.m.

Finley/HHS PTA Fashion Show

This year's J. Taylor Finley Middle School/Huntington High School fashion show promises to be a delightful evening of food, fashions and fun. The event will be held at the Huntington Crescent Club on Thursday, March 29. More than 25 faculty members from the two schools are expected to model the fashions.

There will be fine fashions, dining, dancing and raffles. The exclusive fashions shown will come from Marshs of Huntington and Francine's Fashion Boutique with accessories by My Inheritance.

The event will run from 6:30-10:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale for $50. A delicious meal sure to satisfy everyone's taste buds will be served. There will be a cash bar.

To obtain tickets, send a check payable to the Finley PTA or Huntington HS PTSA to Laurene Napurano (23 Cameron Drive, Huntington, NY 11743) or drop it off in a sealed envelope for the PTA at either Finley or Huntington High School. An RSVP by March 22 is required.

Finley Principal John Amato and Huntington High School Principal Dr. Carmela Leonardi are both expected to be among the faculty models. Students from the high school fashion program will exhibit their designs throughout the Crescent Club during the evening. Local DJ Richard Signorelli will be spinning tunes and enticing guests to head out onto the dance floor.

Contact Mrs. Napurano (laurenen@optonline.net or 988-0949) for more information.

Eagle Scout Court of Honor

An Eagle Scout Board of Review has determined that Huntington High School senior Joseph Straub has fulfilled the requirements necessary to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout.

An Eagle Scout Court of Honor will be held at Huntington High School on Friday, April 20 at 5 p.m. Superintendent James W. Polansky plans to attend the special ceremony. Those who also plan to attend should RSVP by April 1 to Mr. Straub at Joseph.Straub.COH@gmail.com.

Mr. Straub is a member of Troop 877 of the Boy Scouts of America.

SEPTA Bike Clinic

The Huntington School District's Special Education PTA is holding a two-hour bike clinic on Saturday, April 21 from 12-2 p.m. at J. Taylor Finley Middle School. The session is designed for district students of all ages who are having difficulty transitioning from a bike with training wheels to one without them.

Participants should bring their own bike and bike helmet, along with knee and elbow pads. Training wheels should be removed from the bike prior to the clinic. Parents and guardians are required to stay during the entire program. In the case of rain, the program will be offered on Sunday, April 22.

Registration for the program is required. A registration form is posted on the Huntington School District's website at www.hufsd.edu. To access the form, click on the links for Resources, then Special Education and Student Support and finally SEPTA. Scroll down to the form and print it out.

Call Christine Biernacki at (631) 427-2133 for more information.

Western Suffolk BOCES Meeting

Western Suffolk BOCES Board of Education will hold its annual meeting on Tuesday, April 3 at 8 p.m. in the organization's administrative offices located at 507 Deer Park Road in Dix Hills.

The meeting agenda includes a discussion of the tentative proposed 2012/13 annual Western Suffolk BOCES budget and transaction of regular business. The session will also include a segment to "meet the candidates" for the BOCES Board of Education positions currently held by Sydney Finkelstein and Salvatore Marinello, whose three-year terms are expiring June 30, 2012.

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