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Notice of Special Board of Education Meeting - 3/20/23


Business and Family & Consumer Science Students of the Month Recognized by Board of Education

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During the March 16 Board of Education meeting, two students were recognized for work in the fields of business and family and consumer sciences. Chairperson for Business Denise Keenan presented Charles Friedman as the Rotary Student of the Month for Business, while Chairperson for Family & Consumer Sciences Terrence Hinson presented Emily Brunkard as the Rotary Student of the Month for her work in the child development program. Both students were presented to the Board and community during the meeting and presented with certificates. 
Charlie’s business teachers applauded his commitment to his academics as well as his extracurricular work in the department. He is an officer in the Academy of Finance, member of international business competition DECA and committed business student as well as a leader in his classrooms. He plans to pursue accounting or finance in the future. 
Emily’s teachers and counselor acknowledging how her bright and endearing demeanor has an impact on the entire class, including in her childhood psychology and child development classes. As the daughter of a pre-school teachers, she said helping kids is “in her blood” and she wants to pursue a career in social work. 
Congratulations to both Charlie and Emily on their recognition!



Early Childhood Education Program Lottery Now Open

Northport High School’s Early Childhood Education program has 10 available openings for the 3-Year-Old Early Childhood Program for the 2023-2024 school year. The district will be holding a lottery for Northport-East Northport residents to fill these spots. Each child will be paired with a student from Northport’s Family and Consumer Sciences class, where students will be studying Early Childhood Development.

The goal of the program is to introduce the children to a classroom environment, provide an opportunity for them to socialize, to interact with their peers and to participate in developmentally age appropriate activities that will help prepare them for kindergarten. In order to qualify for the program, children must be 3 years old on or before December 31, 2023 and families must be residents of the Northport-East Northport School District. There is no cost for the program. This program is separate from the Universal Pre-K program.

For interested families, the completed Lottery Application Form is due by May 5, 2023.  


For more information, call the office of Assistant Principal, Terrance Hinson at 631-262-6664.

First Official Unified Bowling Season Kicks Off for Northport-East Northport Students

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Following a successful pilot season during the 2021-2022 school year, members of Northport High School’s Unified Bowling team are excited to be back in competition mode.  Now an official Section XI sport, the team will compete against local schools throughout the season. Unified sports include both special education students, referred to as the athletes, and general education students, referred to as partner players, for an integrated experience.  

During their first official week competing as a team, members were excited to be bowling with their peers and enjoying some friendly competition. The team’s captain and district transition coordinator Cassie Reilly emphasized that getting to play an official sport really shows the value of the program.  

Junior Wyatt Fredericks is a partner player on the team who has enjoyed seeing his peers improve their bowling skills, but really sees the program as a time for everyone to have fun as group. He said “From my perspective, I think Unified Bowling and Unified sports is just bringing everyone together, not having any stress, everyone’s having fun. It’s honestly one of my favorite things ever.” 

Fellow junior and partner player Cody Goldner agreed and said “It’s fun just helping them out and helping them improve.” 

For senior athlete Tom McArdle, who is a member of both Unified Basketball and Unified Bowling, he enjoys spending more time with his friends. He said “I like having fun, it’s a really nice experience to go bowling. I get to see a lot of my friends; we get along really well.”  

The team must play nine official games during a match. Whichever team wins more games is named the winner; Northport is currently 1-1. Students are also not allowed to use bumpers and there must be a proper ratio of athletes to partner players in each game. Throughout the season, Northport will compete against Deer Park, Elwood, Islip, Half Hollow Hills, South Huntington and Huntington.  

 The Northport High School Unified Bowling team members: 

Dylan Braun 
Lexington Cobe 
Katy DeBellis 
Wyatt Fredericks 
Brianna Fusaro 
Brandon Garnier Winkler 
Christopher Garnier Winkler 
Cody Goldner 
Amanda Haley 
Victoria Jenkins 
Ryan Louis 
Thomas McArdle 
Brandon Mont 
Emily Regan 
Christian Sloan 
Christopher Vanek 
Charlotte Wagner 
Delaney Wagner 
Nicholas Zakas 

Notice of Policy Committee Meeting - 3/21/23