There was both tension and excitement in the air as Washington Primary School’s second grade spelling bee played out last Friday afternoon in the gym. After a series of pressure filled rounds, Charles Nottingham emerged as this year’s champion after correctly spelling the word “mechanical.”
Washington Primary School third graders enjoyed a real treat when a guide dog recently visited the building. The youngsters learned about how such animals are trained and for what purpose and they were able to interact with the friendly pooch.
Washington Primary School Principal Marsha Neville was just as happy as all the honorees when the veteran educator presented dozens of students with a pair of coveted awards one recent afternoon.
Kids have always loved science. It captures their imagination and intrigues and inspires them. This year’s Washington Primary School Science Fair saw dozens of fourth graders submit individual projects along with class projects that were developed by youngsters in kindergarten through third grade.
Washington Primary School celebrated the good work of dozens of students last Friday afternoon when Principal Marsha Neville announced the latest recipients of a pair of coveted awards.
Principals everywhere enjoy recognizing students for a job well done and Marsha Neville is no different. Washington Primary School’s educational leader loves to congratulate the youngsters studying in her building whenever they give her even the slightest reason to single them out.
Tina Balducci has lots of friends. One of them is US Army Captain Christopher Capasso. The Washington Primary School teacher has invited the solider to visit with students in the past and she thinks it’s mutually beneficial if the youngsters keep their connection with him intact.
A visit to Washington Primary School by local business owner Jonathan Dawson fit perfectly into a third grade unit on “communities” one recent afternoon.
Washington Primary School students crowded into the gymnasium earlier this week for dual presentations of November’s Washington Ways Awards and Featured Artists of Month honorees. There was even a skit and role-playing on proper bus behavior. All in all, it was a lot of fun for everyone.
Some of Washington Primary School’s leading students were recognized during an all-grades assembly in the gymnasium this past Monday morning.
Washington Primary School’s fourth grade leadership team was joined after school last week by Huntington High School Interact club members for a joint activity.
The first month of the new school year has flown by in the proverbial blink of an eye at Washington Primary School. It took only minutes for the more than 400 youngsters studying in the building to settle into their classroom routines, roll up their sleeves and get down to the tasks at hand.
It must be the music teacher in her. Washington Primary School starts off each day with Principal Marsha Neville singing a patriotic song over the building’s public address system. It doesn’t take long for the more than 400 students spread across grades K-4 to learn the words and sing right along.
Washington Primary School’s fourth grade student leadership team enjoyed another great year, closing out its activities with a party and fun games. The youngsters are now headed to fifth grade, but the group’s advisors are hopeful they will retain most of the skills they developed over the course of many months.
Since Washington Elementary School's doors first swung open in 1954, thousands of students have received an excellent academic education within its confines. The same tradition continues today for more than 450 youngsters enrolled in grades K-4.
Washington boasts a highly educated professional teaching staff, each with outstanding strengths, and a caring and knowledgeable group of aides, secretaries and support personnel. Faculty members participate in regular professional development activities to stay abreast of innovations in curriculum and classroom education.
Every student receives a comprehensive education, including an intensive program to develop strong reading, writing and arithmetic skills. Children also have regularly scheduled music, art, physical education and library classes.
Students receive instruction in the use of the computer as a teaching and learning tool. Each classroom, as well as the library, is equipped with computer stations. Children learn basic computer literacy and important skills concerning how to use computers to conduct research and organize a report.
Classroom teachers spend hours planning exciting lessons and special events to help make learning fun. Visits to local farms, scientific institutions, art galleries and historical sites provide an opportunity to hear from experts across a wide range of fields and backgrounds.
Washington's Parent Teacher Association is very active in the school and works closely with the principal and teachers to supplement and enhance the education offered to students at every grade level.
There is a place for every child at Washington regardless of their current level of academic achievement or knowledge. A complete range of educational services and a highly competent team of teachers help assure the academic and social development of each child.
The building is maintained in excellent condition and is kept spotless throughout the day. Faculty and staff strive to provide a safe and secure environment for each child, each day. Parents of Washington's students can rest assured their children are receiving the very finest education possible.
Washington Primary School Principal Marsha J. Neville came to Huntington in September 1988. She worked as an elementary grade level classroom music and chorus teacher in the district for 17 years.
Mrs. Neville served as dean of students at Huntington Intermediate School for one year prior to being named Washington's educational leader in July 2006. Over the years she gained a reputation as a fine teacher and was deeply involved in a range of school initiatives and interdisciplinary activities.
Mrs. Neville graduated Houghton College in 1983 with a bachelor's degree in music education and obtained a master of science in elementary education at Dowling College in 1990. She earned a professional diploma in educational administration at Dowling in 2005 and has also received training in social and emotional learning and Horizons SRA corrective reading teaching.
During the year she spent working as Huntington Intermediate's dean, Mrs. Neville served as faculty advisor to the student government organization. As a music teacher she was one of the best and gained Level I/II certification in the Orff-Schulwerk approach to music education. She was a guest conductor for the Suffolk County Music Educators Association all-county chorus and was a clinician at the Nassau Music Educators Association PEAK Festival.
Prior to coming to Huntington, Mrs. Neville taught classroom music, chorus, instrumental lessons and band at West Sayville Christian School for four years. She maintains membership in various professional organizations.
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