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10 Armstrong Rd
Garden City Park, NY 11040
Phone: (516) 237-2600
Fax: (516) 237-2608

Principal: Whittney Smith, Ed.D.
Assistant Principals: Lisa Downey, Ed.D., Heather Dvorak, Jennie Fahey

  

Important Phone Numbers

Attendance Office: (516) 237-2610
Athletic Office: (516) 237-2630
Fine & Performing Arts Office: (516) 237-2625
Guidance Office: (516) 237-2650
High School Fax: (516) 237-2608
Main Office: (516) 237-2600
Nurse's Office: (516) 237-2680

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Drive-Through Graduation

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Although a formal graduation ceremony has currently been postponed until Aug. 8, the district has been doing all it can to honor this year’s graduating class in nontraditional ways.

The week of June 8 marked Senior Week and held many fun virtual and socially distanced events for students and their families to commemorate their final weeks at the high school. In addition, the district held a drive-through graduation for seniors, where they could drive up to the school building at designated times, receive their diploma from Superintendent of Schools Michael Nagler, Ed.D. and take a picture in front of the mustang with Principal Whittney Smith, Ed.D.

Along the drive-through, families were encouraged to jump out and take pictures along several designated photo areas which provided photo opportunities, and a staff member to snap for them.

Contributing Positively

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Chris Morandi, a junior at Mineola High School, has been putting his time at home to good use. After his mom saw a post on the Mineola Moms and Dads Group Facebook page offering a 3D printer for use, Chris jumped on the opportunity to get creative and provide relief to health care workers.

As a student in the Mineola-Farmingdale Computer Science program, he downloaded Cura, the software needed to access the plans to an ear relief strap, which provides a great relief to health care workers who need to wear masks all day, every day. After experimenting with the design and scaling it to fit the 3D printer he was working with, Chris made his first 40 straps that he donated to Operation PPE, a group of Mineola families dedicated to helping health care workers. To date, Chris has donated more than 300 of these straps and will continue as long as there is a demand.

The district is #MineolaProud of Chris as he is living the mission of contributing positively to a global society. 

Siblings Create Care Packages

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Abbey Ahamed, 2019 graduate of Mineola High School and freshman at St. John’s University, along with her brother Abraham, a current sophomore at Mineola High School, are focused on helping our healthcare workers during this unprecedented time. Their mom, Yvette is a Nurse Manager, on the front lines at NYU Winthrop Hospital and she described to them the mental health issues healthcare workers face as well as skin breakdown from continuous hand washing and mask use. As a result, together they are creating care packages for healthcare workers that will include hand lotion, lip balm, scented candles, adult coloring books and more.

 Abbey and Abraham said, “In a time when many businesses and organizations have focused on feeding our healthcare workers, we wanted another way to help acknowledge the dedication of these heroes.”

"We are #MineolaProud of the way our students always step up and seek ways to help the community that they live in. Abbey and Abraham are shining examples of the tight knit, caring, and compassionate community that we have here,” Mineola High School Principal Whittney Smith, Ed.D. said of the pair.

If you are able to donate during this time, please reach out to Abbey through email: abbey.ahamed19@stjohns.edu or to donate directly via Venmo: Abbey-Ahamed.

Grand Prize Winner in Follett Challenge

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Mineola High School was named the grand prizewinner in the 2020 Follett Challenge for changing the traditional methods of teaching and learning. According to its website, the Follett Challenge was started in 2010 as a library advocacy contest that has evolved into a program designed to help all K-12 educators empower innovation.

Mineola won based on a questionnaire completed by Mineola High School’s librarian Jeff Appelbaum and its video submission, “Empowering Students: Preparing Students for the 4th Industrial Revolution,” which highlighted its student-directed learning and ability to prepare students for the future. Submissions were judged on how well the highlighted program encouraged communication outside of a traditional library setting, how well it engaged higher-order skills and how well the program encourages students to create and innovate using a variety of tools to convey their own ideas, interpret the ideas of others and produce new works which address contemporary 21st century challenges.

Mineola joins nine semifinalists and 10 people’s choice winners who were announced in March. As the grand prizewinner, Mineola High School will receive $30,000 in Follett products and services. The video can be viewed on the homepage below.

National Writing Medalist

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Congratulations to Catherine Winski, a junior at Mineola High School who was named a 2020 Scholastic Awards National Medalist by The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. She also have several submissions place with regional awards, including the Silver Key, Gold Key and Honorable Mention.

More than 110,000 students submitted nearly 320,000 works of art and writing to the 2020 Scholastic Awards and Catherine’s work was selected by some of the foremost leaders in the visual and literary arts for excellence in originality, technical skill, and the emergence of a personal voice or vision. Only 3,000 works received a National Medal, which means her work was in the top 1% of all submissions.

Since 1923, the Awards have celebrated teen artists and writers from across the country. Catherine now joins the ranks of notable alumni, including Tschabalala Self, Stephen King, Kay WalkingStick, Charles White, Joyce Carol Oates, and Andy Warhol—all of whom won Scholastic Awards when they were teens.

Catherine’s work will be published in their Online Galleries at artandwriting.org in June and her name will be listed in the Yearbook 2020, a companion publication to The Best Teen Art and The Best Teen Writing anthologies which feature a selection of work by National Medalists.