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NJAHS 6x6 Collaborative Exhibit

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Congratulations to our seventh and eighth grade National Junior Art Honor Society learners who were featured at the 10th Annual National Art Honor Society 6x6 Collaborative Exhibit held at the Heckscher Museum on April 11.

This is the first time that the Mineola High School and Middle School NJAHS has been involved with this exciting art collaboration with eleven Long Island schools.

#MineolaProud of our outstanding NJAHS students!!!

MMS 7th graders:
Penny Ambrose
Adrienne Cabutin
Ryan Elqorchi
Prashasti Huliya
Amaya Matos
Alex McCarthy
Sophia Meola
Alex Monsalvo Rodrigues
Ariya Patel
Peter Ruyle
Christian Wharton
Nicki Zhang

MHS 8th graders:
Brooke Conlin
Alysa Curiel
Stephanie Hernandez
Hailey Meyer
Tatiana Molina
Devan Parekh
Michael Perro
Joanna Peitler
Hayet Reyes Reyes

We are so thankful to NJAHS advisors Ms. Antonelli and Ms. Lapertosa for their guidance and support of these talented learners and for their efforts that made this opportunity possible.

Date Added: 4/19/2024

Learner Wins Award For Science Research

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MHS senior MaryEllen Steiner was recently recognized with an award for her science research presentation at the New York State Science and Engineering Fair (NYSSEF) at the New York Hall of Science in Queens.

In the category of Engineering Technology: Statistics and Dynamics, MaryEllen received second place for her research project entitled “Tracking Crowd Densities and Dynamics to Develop Software to Assist Mobility Disabled Individuals.”

Her project included collecting and analyzing data from New York Department of Transportation traffic cameras to find patterns and density dynamics to develop a proof of concept for an application that will help people with disabilities travel in less populated areas or at less populated times. To compile this data, she manually counted pedestrian traffic 24 hours a day for seven days at the intersection of 34th Street and 7th Avenue in Manhattan. From this data, she categorized traffic volume into the most ideal times for physically disabled individuals to travel.

“MaryEllen's ability to present her ideas and field questions, at all levels of the competition, made her a strong contender,” said Mineola High School research teacher Ms. Jessica Carlson. “The purpose and application of her project was unique, practical and very moving. She married strong STEM and research skills with empathy for an underserved population. Our greatest measure of success, as educators, is to see our students applying their knowledge and skills to create a better world for all members of society."

The NYSSEF is an affiliate of the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), the world’s preeminent international science project competition for high school students and largest pre-college STEM competition.

Date Added: 4/15/2024

Video: Mineola Hosts League of Innovative Schools

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On March 19, the national spotlight shined on Mineola as the district hosted the League of Innovative Schools 2024 Convening, a conference attended by over 300 educational leaders and researchers from throughout the country.

During the visit, attendees got a firsthand look at Mineola’s unique instructional curriculum in action and heard from the learners and educators who are engaged in these programs every day.

Here are some highlights from that amazing day!

Date Added: 4/15/2024

Skidmore Jazz Institute Summer Program

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The district is #MineolaProud to congratulates tenth grader Shayan Dhar on his acceptance to the Skidmore Jazz Institute summer program with a full scholarship.

This summer, Shayan will pack up his baritone saxophone join 65 fellow aspiring young musicians for the prestigious two-week program which is held at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY. The program offers attendees the opportunity to immerse themselves in an intense curriculum led by the faculty of top jazz practitioners and educators. It is designed to inspire appreciation and understanding of the traditions of jazz, while focusing on improvisational, rehearsal and performance skills.

Mineola High School Band and Jazz Ensemble Director Mr. Marc Ratner expressed his excitement and pride over Shayan’s acceptance. “To be accepted to a program of this caliber, applicants must display exceptional musical aptitude, as well as an appreciation for the jazz that sets them apart,” said Mr. Ratner. “I am thrilled for Shayan and confident that he will have a rewarding and meaningful experience that will enhance his passion for jazz performance and provide him with essential connections for the future."

Date Added: 4/12/2024

Learners Recognized By Board of Education

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At the start of the April 4 Board of Education meeting, Mineola administrators and Board of Education members recognized learners from throughout the district who have recently been honored with awards for their accomplishments in academics, art and athletics.

We are #MineolaProud to highlight each of these amazing learners for their achievements!

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IACS Challenge at Stony Brook
Julia D’Amico
Valerie D’Amico

SUNY Old Westbury Gifted & Talented Program acceptance
Nicole Hysi
William Klauck
Kaeson Lui

FLL Robotics “Mineola Monkeys”
Matthew Ahlfeld
Gaetano Bonetti
Jackson De Cillis
Caio DeSouza
Prashasti Huliya
William Klauck
Daniel Luning
Andre Palhete
Charlotte Ruyle
Peter Ruyle
Darren Zhang

FLL Robotics “Cyber Mustangs"
Brandon Chen
Janely Dubon
Luke Faisca
Gavin Hurd
Nisha Parekh
Bella Portillo Pimentel
Rebecca Portillo

NYSATA Middle School Flag Design Honorable Mention Awards
Brooke Conlin
Prashasti Huliya

Art Supervisors Association (ASA) All County Art Exhibit selection
Penelope Ambrose
Skyla Azeharie
Catherine Baker
Samantha Caetano *Senior Scholarship Award Recipient
Brianna D’Alleman
Joanna Escaleira
Thomas Farmer
Eunice Lee
Penelope Lin
Logan Look
Brooke Marek
Maria Martinez
Amaya Matos
Matilde Miranda Vieira
Vanessa Rosiak
Jason Shevlin
Peyton Tighe
Julian Wharton

New York State Art Teachers Association (NYSATA) Legislative Art Exhibit selection
Konstantinos Argyros
Mariantonia Castro Guzman
Ava Fischman
Alexa Granados
Adyson Laffey
Logan Look
Ava Murphy
Ariya Patel
Adrian Pollak
Yannis Tam
Brianna Voyer
Christian Wharton

Boys Basketball
Andrew (AJ) DeRose – All Conference and Conference Scholar Athlete
Ioannis (Yianni) Molos – All Conference
Joseph O’Connell – All Conference

Boys Bowling
Nicholas Grotheer – All League
Nicholas Morgan – All League
Christopher Tercynski – All Conference

Girls Bowling (County Champions)
Emma Foley – All League
Kelsey Morrison – All County
Michaela Palumbo – All Long Island

Boys Winter Track
Josiah Bracken – All County 300m, 55m and All Stat- Intersectional Relay

Joseph Keesee – All County
Steven Kelly Kostulias – All Conference
Matthew Lisboa – All Conference
Isaiah Rivera – All Conference
Manuel Rivera – All Conference
Christopher Stalzer – All-Conference

Girls Basketball
Liliana DeCollibus – All Conference
Caitlin Kenney – All County, Player of the Year
Elizabeth Kenney – All County
Emma Powers – All Class
Brianna Robinson – All Class

Date Added: 4/12/2024