Clarkstown Central School District

A Legacy of Excellence

News

Superintendent's Blog

  • Festa Recognizes Excellence for Italian Examination

    Posted by Martin Cox on 7/3/2018

    Clarkstown students district-wide were recognized for multiple awards in June, including performance on the National Italian Exam.

    Felix Festa Middle School students were recipients of awards following results of the exam based on the following sections of Italian Language Competence:

    **Grammar Knowledge - the knowledge of lexis, morphology, and syntax.

    **Pragmatic Competence - the ability to use the language effectively in a contextually appropriate fashion and involves the functional use of the language.

    **Sociolinguistic Competence - the ability to use the language effectively in a social context and involves a sensitivity to social norms and customs.

    Italian Teachers Cosimo Mazzaferro and Ivana Seminelli, along with Department Chair of World Languages Karen Roselle, presented students with the awards during a celebratory breakfast.  Principals Jon Schatz, Dr. Diane Mitchell, Dr. Michael St. John and Assistant Principal Dr. Max O'Casey were on hand for the event.

    The student recipients were the following:

    Gold Medal and $50 check - Karen Sabile and Tony Wang

    Silver Medal - Joseph Carello, Aydan Coughlin, Mia Faddah, Erin Teasdale, Jack Lawlor, Ella Maex, Delaney Novotny, Michael Puthumana and Nadia Roy

    Bronze Medal - Thea Bencivengo, Andrew Daly, Joseph Digiacomo, Joseph Iorio and Grace Keywork

    Achievement Certificate - Michael Konefal

    Congratulations to our students for their excellence in Italian and to our teachers for providing them with the curriculum and instruction to be successful in this world language!

     

    Italian Awards

    Italian awards

    Italian Awards

    Italian Awards

     

    Italian Awards

     

     

    Comments (-1)
  • North Celebrates Creativity at Annual Art Show

    Posted by Martin Cox on 6/18/2018

    Talent aplenty was on display at the Clarkstown High School North Art Show.

    The annual event began with an Opening Reception on June 6 at New City Public Library under the leadership of North's Art Department Chairperson Nancy Diamond.

    With a large crowd comprised of students, parents, teachers, administrators, a Board of Education member, and friends of the community, Ms. Diamond provided insight about the numerous accomplishments of the North High School students. 

    Visitors watched a video that showed pictures of North students who were recognized for their artistic accomplishments.  Honors included Art2 - Double Vision; The Warhol Society and the Edward Hopper House Scholarship for Artistic Curiousity which was awarded to Eric La.

    Several students were honored for contests and course awards.  The Principal's Showcase included the following students: Emily Cahill, Judy Cassidy, Hope Cohen, Michelle Cowen, Peter Deak, Danielle Dominianni, Eric La, Anna Lopez, Grace McInerney, Olivia Russo, Vicknesh Shanmuganathan, and Jordan Whidbee.

    In addition to watching the video, visitors were able to roam the gallery while observing sketches, portraits, photographs, sculptures and more.

    Ms. Diamond was joined at the show by her colleagues, North High School Art Teachers that included Shaina Dunn, Margaret Keuerleber, Erin McNally, Meredith Rickli, and Ron Wolfson.

    North Principal Dr. Harry Leonardatos and Board of Education member Walter Litvak were in attendance for the event.

    Congratulations to the North teachers and administration for developing the artistic talents of students and for sharing their work with the school community!

    Art

    Art

    Art

    Art

    Art

    Art

    Art

    Art

    Art

    Art

    Art

    ARt

    Art

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Comments (-1)


Be The Inspiration!

  • INSPIRE Heading
    The Laurel Plains Samaritans365 club adopted a local family for the holidays through People to People’s “Project Joy”. They wrote get well cards to children receiving treatment at MSKCC. They also learned from a local nutritionist about how to maintain a healthy lifestyle and understand how it is important to take care of yourself before taking care of others. They were visited by Hi-Tor Animal Shelter and learned what they could do to help the shelter and animals. The Samaritans have also discussed projects for next year regarding raising money for buddy benches and adaptive equipment for the recess areas.

    Laurel Plains Students

CLOSE
CLOSE