Jefferson Primary School is filled with creative artists. In collaboration with art teacher Maria Mazzola, the artwork of one student from each Jefferson classroom is featured each month. The pieces are hung in the hallway and the students are formally acknowledged with a medal. The group is gathered together for a commemorative photo, too.
November’s featured artists include Ali Brady, Gregory Brandine, Lindsay Campos Saravia, Francesca D’Eloia, Jason Flores Menjivar, Sutter Flynn, Joselyn Gomez Ordonez, Briana Maldonado Acosta, Mabelin Maldonado Licona, Logan Mazure, Hunter Pitney, Ashley Nova Ramirez, Luna Ramirez, Genesis Sorto, Kyle Taylor and Lindsay Zilm.
October’s featured artists were Allison Aguilar Chavez, Roxy Angelica Alfaro, Reina Andrade Ortez, Lucas Biancardo, Emma Boyle, Hannah Boyle, Jemiah Curtis, Brady Duke, Noah Garcia, Daniel Kasindorf, Gabriella LoScalzo, Ashley Martinez Diaz, Diana Quintanilla, Isaac Ramirez, Michael Segovia Ticas and Logan Tine.
Meet the New Flower Hill Principal
The Huntington school community will have an opportunity to meet incoming Flower Hill Principal Lucia Laguarda during a “meet and greet” scheduled for Thursday, November 16 in the Flower Hill cafeteria.
Ms. Laguarda will be on hand to meet community members from 7-8:30 p.m. The new principal will assume leadership of the building on or about November 30. She is currently a central office administrator in Riverhead
Huntington High School has an enrollment of 1,530 according to the latest report compiled by Huntington UFSD officials. There are 407 freshmen, 439 sophomores, 338 juniors and 341 seniors. Five students are studying for their equivalency diploma.
J. Taylor Finley Middle School currently has an enrollment of 725 students, including 352 seventh graders and 373 eighth graders.
The district’s enrollment totals 4,554 students.
Grandfriends Club is Ready for Action
Huntington High School’s Grandfriends club is up and running. The group hosts social events and engages in various intergenerational community-oriented activities. Club members visit nursing homes and assisted living residences. The visits include a variety of activities such as board games, including bingo, baking, craft-making, charades, reading books and magazines, letter writing and just talking, listening and laughing. The year culminates in May when the club hosts its annual senior-senior prom in the school cafeteria.
This year’s slate of club officers includes Jay Ryan Schmitt (president), Samantha Maixner (vice president), Melissa Lopez (vice president), Kaitlyn Smith (treasurer), Shaye O’Beirne (treasurer), Reid Bellistri (secretary), Madeline Flores (secretary), Sophie Dellecave (historian) and Yasmin Khilji-Neal (historian). Business teacher Suzie Biagi and retired librarian Camille DeCanio are the club’s faculty advisors.
HHS Mock Trial Team
During its relatively short history, the Huntington High School mock trial team has proved formidable in competition against some of Suffolk’s finest programs. Local attorneys and Huntington alums Xavier Palacios and Jack Piana will once again serve as the team’s legal advisor. Teacher Suzie Biagi is the group’s faculty advisor.
This year’s team is still being organized. Courtroom action won’t commence until January 2018. Max Robins and Alyssa Befumo are co-presidents of the team with Melissa Lopez filling the post of vice president.