School will resume on Wednesday, September 7th. Classes for grades 6-12 start at 7:45am. Classes for Grades k-5 start at 7:50am. Breakfast is available for grades 6-12 starting at 7:30am. Students are not permitted in the building before 7:30am. Please do not drop your child off before that time. Elementary students will not be allowed into their classrooms until 7:45am.
Below is a the most recent copy of the school calendar. We look forward to seeing everyone Wednesday!
There will be a special meeting of the Board of Education on Friday, August 26th at 7:15 AM to confirm the tax rolls and authorize the tax levy.
IMPORTANT NEWS FROM THE VILLAGE OF GREEN ISLAND
"Notice of Change in Traffic Pattern near Heatly School"
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Fall Soccer Season Information
Girls Varsity practices will start on August 15th at 3:00pm at the Big Field with Coach Brown. Boys Varsity practice will start on August 18th at 9:00 am with Coach Ford. All Athletes must have an up to date physical on file with the school nurse and must hand a green card to the coach or Mrs. Valentine.
Attached is a spreadsheet with all of the classes supply lists. Locate your childs grade on the bottom tabs of worksheet to access their supply list. Please contact your student's teacher if you have any questions or concerns regarding the list.
The State Education Department has informed Green Island Union Free School District that we have received a Focus School designation based on our test scores and on our graduation rate. The District will be working with State Ed to formulate a plan for improvement.
Spring is quickly approaching and the guidance office will be meeting with students to create schedules for next school year very soon. All parents and students are encouraged to look at the attached document which states the most current New York State High School Graduation Requirements.
Any parent requesting transportation to a non-public school for the 2016-2017 school year must hand in written request to Mrs. Erin Peteani by April 1, 2016.
At the January 7, 2016 Board of Education meeting a new administrative structure was put in place. Dr. Teresa Thayer Snyder, who was appointed interim Superintendent in July, was appointed Superintendent. Her position will be a part time position. Erin Peteani remains as Principal and Jodi Mazzeo will assume the role of the Associate Principal. Mrs. Mazzeo has served as a part time administrator and will now be assuming a full time role. She will still serve as the District’s Director of Special Education and the Director of Physical Education. At the February meeting, Brian Ford was appointed as the District’s Athletic Director.
Dr. Teresa Snyder held two assemblies for JR/HS students this week. Please take a look at the attached powerpoint for more information.
Raema Gillam, Grade 8
Raema was nominated as Student of the Month because of the quality of her work, her work ethic, and her friendly attitude. Mr. Manning’s nomination mentioned that in social studies she “can always be counted on to put optimal effort into each assignment while working independently or as part of a group.” She is “internally driven to produce her best and to learn.” Raema currently holds a 95% average in Social Studies 8. Mrs. Michaels feels that Raema is “always positive, polite, and friendly. She genuinely wants to learn and works hard to do her best.” Raema is also dong a great job in PE and French. Mrs. Arasim says she “volunteers and goes the extra mile in PE,” and Mrs. Seney added that “Raema is a conscientious student who has the internal drive to work hard and do her best no matter what.”
Elijah Legault, Grade 11
Elijah’s work in 11th grade was highly praised by his teachers. In Ms. Meglino’s nomination, she noted that Elijah “is always respectful. He isn’t afraid to ask questions and hands in all his work!” Mrs. Starr seconded the nomination and added that “he is a very hard worker in Forensics and is always polite and a pleasure to have in class. He is willing to help others and always participates in class.” Congratulations, Elijah, for being a stand out in 11th grade.
Illiana Rocque, Grade 7
Both Art teacher, Mr. Fong and English teacher, Mrs. Bokor nominated Illiana for her excellent work in 7th grade. Mrs. Boker noted that Illiana is organized and is an active participant in English class. She has continued to work hard all year and has a great work ethic. Illiana is friendly and avoids a lot of unnecessary drama.” Mr. Fong is impressed with Illiana’s artistic ability and her self-motivation.
Derrick James, Grade 11
Derrick was nominated as student of the month by Mrs. Starr. In Chemistry, Derrick is always asking questions to be sure he fully understands the material, and he is willing to help others in class. Derrick is always kind and polite.
Olivia Diaz, Grade 8
Olivia is doing a great job in keyboarding this year according to Mrs. Michaels. She is always interested in doing her best work and isn’t afraid to ask questions to be sure she understands. Olivia is a polite and friendly girl and is respectful to both adults and her classmates.
Marcel Walls, Grade 11
Marcel Walls was nominated by Ms. Meglino, his English teacher. She said, “Marcel has really turned things around this quarter. I’ve seen a huge change in his work ethic and his academic performance. He has been handing in high-quality work and consistently participates in class discussions.”
Razzano, Grade 9
nominatedby several of her teachers. Mr. Manning said she is
“carrying a 99% average in Global History and is very studious when
it comes to all things tied to the classroom.” Mrs. Hildenbrandt
noted that although Morgan is involved in extra-curricular
activities, she still does all her work done, routinely gets the
highest score on tests and always has her homework done. Morgan is
also a standout in math. According to Mr. Grolley, “She is always
striving to do HER best. She is constantly asking questions,
completes her homework and scores well on tests and quizzes. She
doesn’t just rely on her natural ability, she works hard in class .
. .” Mr. Fong added his praise by saying, “Morgan is a good choice
for Student of the Month. She works hard in art and always tries to
go above and beyond with her assignments.”
Devin Lazzaro, Grade 10
Devin was nominated to be November Student of the Month by Mrs. Bokor, his English teacher. In her nomination, Mrs. Bokor said, “He always comes to class prepared; he works hard, does what he needs to do, is polite, and is a hilarious reader!” Devin is well thought of by all his teachers and is known for his excellent work ethic and self-motivation.
Brooke Cornwell, Grade 8
Mr. Manning nominated Brooke for her
work this year in Social Studies 8. He said, "she is very studious,
completes all assignment with a top-notch effort, and she is a great
addition to the class-room.” Brooke is also doing a great job in
Keyboarding. She currently has a 98% average and works hard every
day to perfect her typing technique. Brooke is always polite and
respectful and has a strong work ethic. Congratulations, Brooke, on
the great work you’re doing in 8th grade!
Stephen LaFountaine, Grade 9
Stephen’s teachers are proud of the effort and maturity he has brought to his school work this year. Mrs. Starr commented that Stephen works hard all period in Science and is a pleasure to have in class. Mrs. Michaels is also happy with Stephen’s work in Business Communication. He recently took part in a debate in class and stayed after school several times for extra research time. He put together great arguments and represented his side well. His attitude in class has been positive and polite. Stephen should be proud of the growth he has made over the past year.
Parents can visit www.engageny.org for information.
Dr. Teresa Snyder
171 Hudson Avenue
Green Island, NY 12183
Phone: (518) 273-1422
Fax: (518) 270-0818