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Jackson Avenue School

300 Jackson Avenue, Mineola, NY 11501
Main Office: (516) 237‑2300
Nurse's Office: (516) 237‑2380
Psychologist: (516) 237‑2349
Social Worker: (516) 237‑2347
Transportation: (516) 237‑2080
Fax: (516) 237‑2308

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Catherine Shanahan
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Asst. Principal

Angeliki Loukatos
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Principal's Message

Welcome to Jackson Avenue School!

Jackson Avenue is an exciting place to learn and grow. At Jackson, we value student choice, curiosity, courage and growth! We pride ourselves in giving our 3rd and 4th grade learners opportunities to not only flourish as readers and writers but also set goals, explore their passions, and develop well-rounded skills in art, music, physical education, coding and STEAM.

We also value our home-school partnerships and encourage you to be in communication with your child’s team. Follow us on Twitter @Jackson_Ave to stay up to date on what is happening in our classrooms!

As always, if you have any questions, please call the main office or email me at

Mrs. Shanahan

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Apple Distinguished School
Recognized by Apple as a distinguished school for continuous innovation in learning, teaching, and the school environment.
Jackson Avenue School has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished School for 2022–2025 for its innovative use of technology. Jackson Avenue School’s one-to-one iPad enhances learning through interactive integrated lessons, personalized learning programs, self-guided passion projects, electronic learner portfolios, and transparent and engaging badge assessment system.

Jackson Avenue School News

Learners Honored by BOE

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At the June 6 meeting, the Board of Education was proud to honor learners from throughout the district for their accomplishments in the areas of philanthropy, technology and art. Hundreds of parents and supporters turned out to show their support for these exceptional students.

Congratulations to all our outstanding learners and thank you for always making us #MineolaProud!

Click here to view the photo slideshow.

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Student Visionaries of the Year Nominee
Justin Spera

National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT)

Affiliate Winners:
Julia Manevitz
Skylah Azeharie

Honorable Mention:
Fatimah Shaikh
Michaela Quinn
Devin Steiner
Makayla Apter-Quinn
Eunice Lee
MaryEllen Steiner
Isabella Kaiser

Rising Star:
Kaela Lui
Kaitlyn Consalvo
Dajana Hernandez
Brooke Marek
Faith Kelly
Kylie Wen
Nicole Liu

National Cyber Scholarship Foundation

Richard Davidson
Besian Husiq
Benjamin Dong
Timothy Granados
Jun Xiang (Tony) Yu
Dylan Hsiu
Robert Ely
Kashfiya Islam

Jordan Chaver
Lily Ryan
Devin Steiner
Andre Galea
James Ricardo
Julia Manevitz
Manuel Escobar
Michael Sanchez
Anthony Brooks

Gia Kourmousis
Aaron Cerbelli
Joe Malone
Jayden Bodson
Vanessa Antunes

FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics

Justin Kim
Eunice Lee
Wesley Tam
Skyla Azeharie
Nicole Liu
June Bang
Arnav Shah
Jaden Hsiu
Joanna Peitler
Joseph Meehan  
Kimberly Sandoval
Melody Chen
Rachel Fogarty
Zalen Parekh

FIRST Robotics Competition

Makayla Apter-Quinn
Skyla Azeharie
June Bang
Matthew Chen
Igor DeSouza
Robert Ely
Joe Gloria
Eunice Lee
Nicole Liu
Julia Manevitz
Nathan Padinha
Andrew Pereira
Noelia Quintao Lazaro
Logan Regueiferos
Julianna Reilly
Haroune Sarhghni
Arnav Shah
MaryEllen Steiner
Devin Steiner
Matthew Valente
Nicholas Yokaitis
Dylan Hsiu

Mineola Middle School Hackathon Teams

5th grade:
Clark Adell
Chrissy Au Yeung
Ronald Chang
Nathan Hu
Emmett Jung
Aaron Khan
Chris Konstantatos
Jillian Powers

6th grade:
Dominic Caceres
Travis Chang
Liam Leiter
Kaeson Lui
Colm Murray
Rhett Pace
Xander Schwetz
Kaydence Taing

7th & 8th grade:
Grant Adell
Rachel Fogarty
Jaden Hsiu
Joseph Meehan
Zalen Parekh
Alex Monsalve Rodriguez
Charlotte Ruyle
Kimberly Sandoval

PTA Reflections Art Competition

Hampton Street:
Alexa Sevdinoglou - Literature Finalist
Vivienne Bond - Visual Arts Finalist
Vikhyat Huliya - Visual Arts Finalist
Jocelyn Parangan - Visual Arts
Angelo Pierdipino - Visual Arts
Joanna Escaleira - Visual Arts
Livia Hysi - Visual Arts
Tatiana DeVasconelos - Visual Arts
Ava Fischman - Visual Arts
Antonino Pierdipino - Visual Arts

Meadow Drive:
Fiona McHugh – Nassau Region Finalist and Certificate of Merit at the State Level
Ethan Finn - Visual Arts
Brooke McCormack - Visual Arts
Eddie Spies - Visual Arts
Avaneet Singh - Visual Arts

Mineola Middle School:
Audrey Zameryka - Film Production
Prashasti Huliya - Visual Arts
Vanessa Kraljev - Photography

Date Added: 6/13/2024

BOE Recognizes Admins & Educators for Tenure

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At the June 6 meeting, the Board of Education was #MineolaProud to honor 18 outstanding members of our administration and faculty who were recommended for tenure.

Congratulations to all!

Ann Aguila

Steve Benner

Jimmy Bulva

Julia Dawber

Stefanie Eden

Jack Fenty

Maggie Lucito

Jenn Maichin

Kayla McKeveny

Sarah Miller

Anna Paulik

Erin Regan

Gabriel Rivera

Leigh Shaw

Brenda Silverman

Corinne Stannard

Nicole Vella

Tim Wienclaw

Watch the video below to see what our learners have to say about these amazing members of our team!


Date Added: 6/10/2024

#MineolaProud: A Showcase of Innovation

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Congratulations to everyone who took part in the amazing #MineolaProud: A Showcase of Innovation on May 21.

Our Pre-K through 12th grade learners put their best on display for the community as they showed off their STEAM and STEM projects, the incredible innovations coming out of Creation Stations and Genius Hour and much more. Interactive lessons presented at the event ranged from a worm habitat designed and built by our Pre-K learners, a solar energy project at Jackson, Rube Goldberg contraptions in the middle school and high-tech fabrication at the high school.

In addition, the MHS Science National Honor Society demonstrated their STEM Exploratory Projects in Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

We are also #MineolaProud of our learners who took the stage for entertaining and inspiring TedEd talks.

The district is grateful everyone who put their time, energy and creativity into this special event and to all the members of the community to came out to show their support for our learners!

Click here to view the photo slideshow.

Date Added: 5/31/2024

Jackson Avenue "Learning Garden" Grand Opening

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On May 21, learners and teachers from Jackson Avenue were joined by administrators and BOE members as they celebrated the grand opening of their new “Learning Garden” outdoor classroom.

The “Learning Garden” is a collaboration between the Art and STEM departments led by art teacher Ms. Gallina and STEM teacher Ms. Castello. This versatile learning environment includes a pond with goldfish and turtles, elevated garden beds, a vertical garden and a composting area where school food waste will be transformed into rich soil for the flowers and vegetables that the students are planting.

In addition, the space will feature seasonally curated exhibits of student artwork. The current display features hundreds of creative and colorful ceramic creatures that cover the fences, hang from trees and adorn the rocks around the pond.

Furniture for the “Learning Garden,” including the entrance arch, were designed, constructed and installed by learners from the MHS “Fab Lab.”

Following the ribbon-cutting, the learners treated their guests to poems inspired by their new outdoor space and gave tours of the artwork and amenities.

Date Added: 5/24/2024

Learners Lauded for Phys Ed Achievements

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Eight Mineola learners have been honored with the Outstanding Physical Education Elementary and Middle School Award by the Nassau Zone of the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (NYS AHPERD).

Students recognized with medals and certificates at the May 2 event include Joanna Escaleira and A.J. Parente from Hampton Street School, Audrey McHugh and Logan Molen from Jackson Avenue School, Lianna Sanchez and Frankie Gatzonis from Meadow Drive School and Marcello Patron and Daniella Porcelli from Mineola Middle School.

In addition, Meadow Drive School physical education teacher Ms. Christine Gayson was recognized at the event as a nominee for NYS AHPERD Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year. The winner of this award has yet to be announced.

This recognition is awarded annually to exemplary elementary and middle school students who demonstrate exceptional leadership skills, responsible personal and social behavior and outstanding achievements in physical education programs.

Date Added: 5/7/2024

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