Huntington School Briefs
Flower Hill Primary School first grader Marcus Argaman was thrilled to serve as the building’s Principal for the Day in June. The youngster was able to enjoy the experience after winning a contest sponsored by SEPTA.
Mr. Argaman took on many responsibilities, including leading the building in the Pledge of Allegiance over the public address system, proclaiming various morning announcements, distributing new pencils to students who will celebrate summer birthdays, handing out moving-up ceremony flyers to fourth grade parents and calling bus numbers at the end of the day along with the students who walk home.
“It’s a lot of work handing out programs to every parent,” Mr. Argaman said. The youngster was especially excited to be able to hold the microphone while making announcements over Flower Hill’s PA system and giving himself a birthday pencil.
Washington School June Award Recipients
On the final day of the school year, Washington Primary School Principal Marsha Neville announced the names of June award recipients.
Jenny Campos-Amaya, Vanessa Iraheta-Enamorado, Danny Cabrera Zelaya, Shaquan Wilson, Gemma Bedell, Jaylin Barguero-Garcia, Rebecca Stone, Owen Gordo, Adrian Munoz, Isabella Curley, Jamyn Husselbeck, Manuel Guardado, Brandon Watts, Marilyn Santamaria-Galdamez, Robert Giordano, Valerie Ferreira, Michael Ambrozy, Ezebella Oddoye, Samuel Cirlincione, Bryan Lizama and Devin Lopez Hernandez were honored as June’s Washington Ways Award winners.
The entire classes of first grade teacher Miriam Engle and fourth grade teacher Vivian Joseph were also recognized for their fine efforts in and out of the classroom.
Superintendent Writes to Staff
Huntington Superintendent James W. Polansky wrote to staff members before they headed off for their summer vacations. “I’d like to take a moment to share my gratitude for a terrific 2015/16 school year,” the district chief said. “What you have contributed daily in support of our Huntington children has been remarkable. Each of you has played a significant role.”
Mr. Polansky told teachers on every grade level to take pride in the role they played in the success achieved by members of Huntington’s Class of 2016.
“While the challenges in education these days seem to surface so regularly, we all know that the rewards outweigh them considerably,” Mr. Polansky said. “The looks on the faces of the kids and their parents at year-end events and ceremonies across the district truly say it all. Make no mistake - the efforts that you have all put forth on their behalf have made a genuine difference.”
Math Olympians at Suffolk Math Tournament
The Huntington School District was represented by 20 scholarly fifth and sixth graders at the ninth annual Suffolk math tournament at Stony Brook University.
“They represented their families, themselves, the Woodhull and Jack Abrams Math Olympiad teams and their respective schools,” said Maryann Daly, the district’s SEARCH teacher-chairperson, who coaches the Math Olympiad teams.
The group included fifth graders Nick Barretta, Nicholas Cesario, Aislyn Franciscovich, Leigh Hepworth, Kieran Husselbeck, Cecilia Kye, Rachel Morina, Mikah Schueller, Nikolai Sefarian and Stephanie Wickey and sixth graders Jake Burton, Caelan Clayton, Alex Frawley, Sophia Knutson, John Marziliano, Max McCarthy, Christian Palios, Luke Palios, Noah Wekstein and Erin Ye.