On the final day of another great school year, nearly two dozen Washington Primary School students were presented with awards for their stellar performance in the classroom and around the building.
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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Principal: Marsha Neville
1-631-673-2090 Main Office
School Hours: 9:20 a.m. - 3:40 p.m.