We, the students, staff and parents of Woodland Middle School , are committed to creating and maintaining an environment, through mutual respect and understanding, which contributes to developing maximum learning potential and responsibility to ourselves, our school and our community.
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The district celebrated the academic successes of its four secondary schools during the District Awards Ceremony at East Meadow High School on June 5.
More than 450 students from East Meadow High School, W.T. Clarke High School, W.T. Clarke Middle School and Woodland Middle School gathered to be honored by district administrators for achievements earned during the 2018-19 school year. Highlighted accomplishments included scholar athlete honors, awards for excellence in academic competitions and various other academic distinctions attained over the past 10 months.
“The evening was an outstanding celebration of the academic achievements of our wonderful students,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kenneth A. Card, Jr.
Woodland Middle School’s Third Annual Stuff a Bus effort provided another successful set of donations to the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island.
The Stuff a Bus fundraiser is organized and spearheaded by many of Woodland’s student and service groups, including the National Junior Honor Society. The school held a drive for cleaning supplies, disposable products, pantry items and many non-perishable items to benefit the Ronald McDonald House. Throughout the year, the clubs held fundraisers to help collect the necessities or to raise funds to purchase the products. Parents, faculty and community members also contributed by dropping off goods in the collection bin or by making a monetary donation.
On the morning of May 31, students filled three buses that graciously donated by the Guardian Bus Company. A human chain from the second floor of the building through the main entrance helped to move the collected items into the buses.
Once all of the buses were filled, students and staff filled a fourth bus to transport the collected goods along with a $1,000 donation to the Ronald McDonald House in New Hyde Park for unloading.
“You should all be very proud of the effort that helped to make this year’s Stuff a Bus another success” Assistant Principal Patricia Graham said to the volunteering students. “Thank you to everyone in the community for their support.”
The Board of Education meeting on May 29 was a full showcase of excellence from staff members and students alike as selfless acts, academic success and musical talents were on display.
The W.T. Clarke High School Saxophone Quartet opened the evening’s festivities by performing the Star-Spangled Banner. Following opening remarks from President Matthew Melnick and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kenneth A. Card, Jr., the focus shifted to the honorees.
Bowling Green Elementary School Principal Maria Ciarametaro honored third grade teacher Christine Reiman for her efforts in supporting her student Mahdi Islam as he awaited a heart transplant. Ms. Reiman helped to host a “Super Hero Day” that raised $4,000 combined between the Bowling Green and Meadowbrook Elementary Schools. Additionally, she kept Mahdi involved in classroom activities through webinars and Google Hangouts. Ms. Reiman was presented with a Certificate of Excellence for her endless dedication and devotion.
The selflessness theme continued as Meadowbrook student Emma Vulpi was recognized for supporting the Child Life Program at NYU Winthrop Hospital. Emma decided that instead of receiving birthday gifts this year, she wanted to donate new toys to the hospital program to help those in need. Principal Kelly DiScalfani-O’Brien presented Emma and her parents with a medal and certificate for generously donating $300 worth of toys.
In the area of academic achievement, Director of Social Studies and 21st Century Learning, Jim Mendonis, along with Director of Literacy and Funded Programs, Frank Lukasik, spotlighted academic excellence by honoring middle school students that excelled at the recent Long History Day. W.T. Clarke Middle School students Umme Hani Bootwaia and Mubaraka Ezzi were recognized for receiving the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory sponsored Science History Award. Woodland Middle School’s Maya Del Rosario was applauded for her Latin American History Award sponsored by the Long Island Council for the Social Studies.
Next, attendees were treated to two musical selections by the East Meadow High School String Ensemble. The group opened with a rendition of AC/DC’s “Back in Black” followed by a medley of Queen songs, all to the delight of many in the audience.
Recognitions concluded with the presentation of Terrific Kids from W.T. Clarke Middle School and Woodland Middle School for the months of April, May and June. These awards are sponsored by the East Meadow Kiwanis Club. Kiwanis Club President Gary Fromowitz, along with Principals Stacy Breslin and James Lethbridge, highlighted sixth, seventh and eighth graders who have exhibited a positive attitude, good character, and responsible citizenship while also being exemplary role models for their peers.
Congratulations to all the night’s honorees and presentations, once again demonstrating the great that happens in East Meadow.
WDLD Moving Up Day
Half Day for All Elementary Schools
Elementary Early Dismissal (Gr. K-5)
Elementary Report Cards Distributed