August 15, 2018
As the summer draws to a close, we are ready for the return on September 5th of approximately 7,000 of our East Meadow School District children including approximately 460 new kindergarteners. Our professional staff will be returning on September 4th and will be involved in various staff development activities as they excitedly prepare to meet their new classes on opening day.
The summer has been a busy one at the district level and in all of our buildings as well. A number of administrative changes/assignments have been put into place. Mr. Demetrios (Jim) Mendonis is the new Director of Social Studies and 21st Century Learning, Mr. Leonard Minerva is the new Assistant Principal for McVey Elementary School, Mr. Drew Genoino is our new Chairperson of Social Studies at East Meadow High School, Mr. Louis Stellato is the new Chairperson of Mathematics at East Meadow High School, Ms. Crystal Mello is our new Chairperson of Math and Science at Woodland Middle School and Ms. Jessica Shenker is our new Chairperson of Music at W.T Clarke High School/Middle School.
We continue to be on top of infrastructure work in all of our buildings thereby protecting the investment that each of our school buildings is to the community. The opening of schools in a few days should see a number of projects completed or nearly completed, including the following:
I, along with our Board of Education, wish to thank the entire community for its support of our schools, for without your support none of our district’s accomplishments would be possible. This coming year, we’ve chosen the following theme in which to focus our teaching and learning goals: Great Happens Here! Our staff is truly committed to ensuring a world class education for all of the students in the East Meadow School District.
May the upcoming school year be a productive and healthy one for all!