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Investment in Knowledge Pays Off as DP Takes Third in Stock Market Game

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Prior to their recent graduation, high school seniors Deana DiPreta, Tanzina Haque and Sana Nadeem attended a special luncheon ceremony at Hofstra University to recognize their third-place finish out of nearly 1,000 teams participating in the spring 2019 Stock Market Game.

“The Lady Falcons demonstrated a shrewd knowledge of investing,” said teacher Matthew Murphy.



Summer Schoolers Love the Luau

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Students in Deer Park’s summer school program, facilitated by district teachers, administrators and student volunteers, enjoyed their seventh annual Luau event in July, held in the JFK gym. At the Luau, teachers plan out educational activities such as building volcanoes and circuits, creating fun books, and working on math and writing activities, complemented by games like fishing and a sweet treat of Italian ices.

“Our students come off the bus on the first day of summer school all excited about the Luau and counting down the days to this exciting event,” said teacher Phyllis Senia, who organizes the program.  

“Mrs. Senia creates an environment to learn in a fun way and is truly dedicated to these students,” said volunteer Debbie Leon, who has worked with the program since its inception. “It has been my honor and pleasure year after year to watch these children’s experience a summer education, maintaining and enhancing their skills acquired during the school year through fun with education and inclusion in the community.”




Students Get Creative with Portraits at Paint Night

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The SEPFC recently sponsored a Paint Night for district students, held in the high school cafeteria. Participating students had the opportunity to create beautiful portraits on canvases, showcasing their creative skills and abilities.

Frost Band Takes First at Music in the Parks

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The Robert Frost Middle School Band recently attended the Music in the Parks festival at Dorney Park, earning the designation of first place with a superior rating. The ensemble, led by Director Michael Livorno, also received a trophy for best middle school band.


Alcalde Hired as Associate Principal for JQA and May Moore

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Tammy Alcalde has been named the new associate principal for John Quincy Adams and May Moore Primary Schools.

Alcalde previously worked for the past 15 years in the Longwood Central School District in Middle Island as a general education teacher in kindergarten and first grade as well as an instructional support teacher.

A Middle Island resident, she earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Dowling College, her master’s degree in library and information science from St. John’s University and an advanced certificate in school building/district leadership from St. John’s University.

“I am very excited to become a part of the John Quincy Adams and May Moore school communities,” Alcalde said. “As an associate principal, it is my goal to support our earliest learners in their educational journey by providing them with a safe, fun and nurturing learning environment. Our primary students deserve to be given the strongest foundation possible and I look forward to working with the students, staff and community of Deer Park to provide them with all the best opportunities.”

Deer Park School District