Superintendent's Report – January 21, 2020 BOE Meeting and District Happenings Directly Related to Our Goals!
From RoseAnn Mercado, FRC Director:
- The Pre-K has been focusing on the word of the month – Kindness; they have bulletin boards displaying ways to be kind and also read books about how unkind words hurt.
- On January 27th at 7 pm there will be an information night for parents about our Pre-K 4 program at Miller
- This holiday season 57 students received gifts from the FRC! This wouldn’t have been possible without the help from the following group/people:
- Dragon’s Den
- River Church
- Jewish Center: Erica Kohl
- Alumni family: Kathleen Nolan
- Nanuet Family: Alice Improte
- Nanuet principals: Anne Chen, Maryellen Griffin
- Girl Scout troop: Leader-Delana Peralta
- Boy Scout Troop: Organizer – Heidi Silverstein
- Superintendent: Kevin McCahill
- School Board Members
- Administration staff
We are truly blessed to have these wonderful people support our children in Nanuet.
From Maryellen Griffin, Miller Principal:
- In collaboration with the FRC, HW Club has started at Miller for 2nd graders. Ms. Fizzinoglia is working with the high school volunteers who helped last year as well as students from the Today’s Students, Tomorrow’s teacher program. Students are completing homework, receiving additional reading support, socializing, and listening to a read aloud.
From Nancy Bonner, Highview Principal:
- Highview’s before school AIS program is off to a great start! This week marks the end of our second week of the ten week ELA and Math Academies. Although it’s an early start to the day, the attendance has been very good. We are grateful to the teachers who are teaching the program and to the parents for the early drop off.
From Anne Chen, 5-6 Academy Principal:
- We recognized our fifth grade DARE graduates with our annual graduation celebration. Students shared essays, most important things they have learned, and honored Officer Norm as he celebrates his final year as our DARE Officer. Congratulations to these students and their families!
- We are in the process of completing the winter administration of the AIMSWeb ELA and Math assessments. Our ELA and Math teachers are preparing to review the results in order to make any mid-year educational adjustments if needed.
From Roger Guccione, Barr 7-8 Principal:
- Congratulations to Barr Middle School’s Alismeidy Contreras Hernandez for winning the Achieve 3000’s Make the Break Contest! Alismeidy was selected among thousands of students in NY State who continued to use the literacy platform during the holiday recess. The eighth grader successfully completed five thought provoking lessons that tied into her wide range of interests. Alismeidy’s hard work and dedication earned her this recognition and a new pair of Sony Extra Bass headphones. Congratulations to her and all who participated as our students continue to Raise the Barr!
From Mike Mahoney, HS Principal:
- Lisa Svara shared that Nanuet’s DECA chapter competed at the regional competition at RCC on January 7. Our region now includes 14 different high schools and almost 300 students competed. Across 31 different individual and team role-play events, Nanuet brought home medals in a total of 21 different events, including four first-place medals, four second-place medals, and seven third-place medals, along with five fourth- and fifth-place medals. Additionally, based on our high number of first, second, and third place medals, and the number of competitors we fielded, Nanuet as a chapter placed third overall for the whole competition. (This is the inaugural year for this school-wide recognition. Ardsley placed first, and Blind Brook placed second.) All of the 24 students who won medals at the event now qualify, if they choose, to compete at the state DECA conference in Rochester from February 26-28.
- Special recognition for our first place medalists:
- Ally Chun and Ashley Gibs in Travel & Tourism Team Decision Making
- Robert Hartnagel in Business Finances Services
- John Kiernan in Sports and Entertainment Marketing
- Liam Le in Principles of Business Management and Administration
Congratulations to all of our students!