Alicia Konecny
Principal

(631) 274-4460

 

Christopher Molinelli

Associate Principal

Dignity Act Coordinator

(631)274-4460


 

 

                   

 

Important May Dates:


May 4th – Falcon Club


May 4th – May 6th – MM PFC Plant Sale


May 11th – Newspaper and Falcon Club


May 17th – District-wide School Budget Vote at DPHS (7 a.m. – 9 p.m.)


May 18th – MM PFC Meeting and Elections at 7:00 p.m.

Falcon Club


May 20th – MM Family Fun Luau Night (6:00-8:00)


May 23rd – Mrs. Steinman’s MM Class of the Month Ice Cream Social


May 25th – Field Day!


May 26th – MM Spirit Wear – Wear Red, White & Blue to School!


May 27th – May 31st – Schools are closed for Memorial Day Weekend!


 


 

Click here for a listing of School Supplies required:

 

Pre-K Supply List 2015-2016

 Kindergarten Supply List 2015-2016

 First Grade Supply List 2015-2016

Second Grade Supply List 2015-2016

 
 

 



         

Honoring Student Talent at Fine and Performing Arts Awards

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Deer Park honored outstanding student talent at the district’s annual fine and performing arts awards ceremony, held at the high school auditorium during the Board of Education meeting on April 19.

As their proud families watched, Bradley Murphy, the district’s curriculum associate for fine and performing arts, and Superintendent Eva J. Demyen presented the attending artists and performers with certificates and congratulations.

The musicians recognized included Joseph DeNoyior (NYSCAME All-County, All-State Mixed Chorus), Rebecca Fox (LISFA, SCMEA All-County Ensemble), Gianna Giffone (LISFA), Kalvin Guyer (NYSCAME All-County, All-State Orchestra, LISFA), Alaina Lin (LISFA, SCMEA Recorder Day), Jacie Matera (NYSCAME All-County), Ryder Min (LISFA, SCMEA Recorder Day), Michael Strenta (NYSCAME All-County, SCMEA All-County Jazz Ensemble), Catherine Wilkonski (LISFA) and Alec Winters (NYSCAME All-County, All-State Mixed Chorus).

Other SCMEA All-County Ensemble members honored were Valerie Alfaro, Megan Bush, Makenzie Caldone-Koury, Katherine Cho, Isabella Coon, Alexandria Costanza, Carolyn Do, Sara Felipe, Isabella Giglio, Kylie Kuhn, Josephine LoGrande, Nolan Maggio, Alia Naqvi, Christina Russell, Emanuel Saladino, Kailey Tenn and Michelle Xuan.

Other students recognized for participating in SCMEA Recorder Day were Giana Giffone, Erica Hughes, Paulina LoGrande, Sarah Naqvi, Dimitra Pavlatos, Damian Saladino, Gianna Sanchez, Theresa Tiernan, Angelina Winters and Megan Zhang.

Students who attended the New York State Theatre Education Association Conference were honored, including DeNoyior and Winters as well as Alleigha Brady, Samantha Colon, Tori DiTomasso, Anthony Henkel, Averi Lacoff, Alexandra Lane, Nolan Maggio, Jasmine Martin, Destiny Parsons, Danny Saturne, Bianca Taipe and Alejandro Villa-Vasquez.

Visual artists who were honored for their achievements included Regina Ambrosio (Babylon Hispanic Heritage Festival, LIU-Post Advanced Visions, Long Island’s Best at Heckscher Museum), Peighton Steiger (Colors of Long Island), Sean Thiesen (Colors of Long Island), Alex Troisi (LIU-Post Advanced Visions) and Jaelyn Voigt (Long Island’s Best at Heckscher Museum).

Also honored were participants in the SCALA art show, including Ambrosio and Graceann Almonte, Milton Ayala, Santos Barahona, Kristina Console, Gianna DelVecchio, Brianna Edouard, Oswald Greene, Maria Mitac, Kristina Kerr, Grace Oliveri, Adithan Omprakash, Alejandro Pino, Anthony Schiaffo, Taylor Sinclair, Emily Smith and Victoria Wheby.

Lastly, the district recognized student helpers from the high school’s Art and Literary Club, including Regina Ambrosio, Renee Ambrosio, Victoria Clark, Andres Colon, Megan Hammond, Karsten Scoggin and Troisi.

Deer Park’s Arts Shine with Another Best Music Designation

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Deer Park has once again been awarded with a Best Communities for Music Education designation by the NAMM Foundation, honoring the district’s strong commitment to music education.

The annual survey, now in its 17th year, highlights school districts which place exceptional emphasis on maintaining music education as part of the schools’ core curriculum and highlights music’s crucial role in students’ academic skills and success. The BCME’s Best Communities award is decided on a variety of metrics reviewed by the University of Kansas-affiliated Institute for Educational Research and Public Service, including student enrollment in music courses, Advanced Placement or honors weighted music courses offered, the number of minutes per week devoted to both classroom music and performing ensembles, and the appropriate districtwide staffing of certified music teachers.

“We are proud that NAMM has named us again to the Best Community for Music Education program, as it recognizes outstanding efforts by teachers, administrators, parents, students, community organizations and community leaders who work together to assure access to music learning for all students as part of the school curriculum,” said Bradley Murphy, the district’s curriculum associate for fine and performing arts. “It is through the diligent work ethic and talent of these parties that Deer Park continues to shine in the arts.”


Teddy Tale Takes Over Primary Schools

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Author Kathleen Bart recently visited both of the district’s primary schools for presentations on her 2005 book “A Tale of Two Teddies.” Students at JQA and May Moore were excited to hear Bart speak as they debated where the first teddy bear was created. The children were also given an opportunity to create their own teddy bear drawings, and were encouraged to create their own teddy bear story.

High Schoolers Ring in the New-trition at May Moore

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High school students in the child development program visited May Moore on March 21 to deliver a lesson on making healthy food choices for National Nutrition Month.

The high schoolers prepared a tasty yogurt parfait with the May Moore classes, giving the younger students a chance to experiment with healthy foods that they may not have tasted before.

“It was rewarding to see our high school students interact and teach the lessons they have learned about healthy eating and making good choices to the youngsters in our district,” said Heather Stewart, the district’s curriculum associate for family and consumer science and social studies. “The real-world application of learning provided a rich experience for all our students. 

May Moore Second-Graders Draw Big Crowds for Amazing ‘Annie’

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The district’s youngest student actors spent six months rehearsing for the May Moore production of “Annie,” presented in the school’s gymnasium. The 44 second-graders involved in the musical put on two shows for their schoolmates on April 7, then wowed enthusiastic audiences of close to 200 people for two April 8 evening performances.

Set in 1933, “Annie” is an adaptation of the acclaimed 1977 Broadway musical written by Martin Charnin, Thomas Meehan and Charles Strouse. The original Broadway production, which won the Tony Award for Best Musical, was itself adapted from the “Little Orphan Annie” comic strip originated in 1924 by Harold Gray.

The cast included Kendall Lopez as Annie, Olivia Corrado as Molly, Jaidyn Schabe as Pepper, Madelise Rosa as Duffy, Kayla Tyson as July, Rebeckah Garrow as Tessie, Alexis Borowski as Kate, Gabriella Mongelli as Miss Hannigan, Jack Hayden as Bundles, Madison Griffin as Apple Seller, Olivia Russo as Sandy, Charles Offiah as Lt. Ward, Aaron Smith as Rooster Hannigan, Kayla Cruz as Lily St. Regis, Johnny Holland as Oliver Warbucks, Nicola Cespe as Drake, Delaney Whatley as Star-to-be, Arianna Diaz as Usherette, William Fox as Bert Healy, Dillon Jefferies as Pres. Roosevelt and Shahidul Azam as Louis Howe.

“These children were so enthusiastic and motivated for anything I asked them to do,” said director Kristen Lombardo. “We had so much support from the staff and parents, and I couldn't have done it without my assistant director, teaching assistant Jeremy Smith, who volunteered his time.” 

The impressive sets for the musical were designed by May Moore’s new art teachers, Briana Nussbaum and Michele Sarco. Cheryl Lema served as stage manager.

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