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Meadow Drive School

25 Meadow Drive, Albertson, NY 11507
Main Office: (516) 237‑2400
Nurse's Office: (516) 237‑2480
Psychologist: (516) 237‑2449
Social Worker: (516) 237‑2447
Transportation: (516) 237‑2080
Fax: (516) 237-2408

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Principal, Jennie Fahey

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Principal's Message

Welcome to the Meadow Drive website!
Meadow Drive School is one of Mineola’s two early childhood schools. We serve over 350 diverse students in Pre-K through Grade 2!

Through a focus on kindness, teamwork and lifelong learning, we provide child-centered instruction with opportunities for enrichment and support throughout each day. We encourage our young learners to take risks, solve problems, and collaborate as they learn. Every learner tracks their progress and growth through a standards-aligned Badge Book year after year. All of our work centers around the concept of building a growth mindset in our learners, and that even the youngest learners are capable of growing, learning and achieving their goals and dreams. Learners have a packed schedule each day that includes reading, writing, mathematics, art, music, physical education, library, coding, STEAM (science through technology, engineering, art, and math), and time in our learning garden. Each  of our learners receives a 1:1 iPad to support the practice of foundational skills.  We are proud of the amazing accomplishments of our young learners!

Apple Distinguished Schools

Apple Distinguished School Recognized by Apple as a distinguisehd school for continuous innovation in learning, teaching, and the school environment

Recognized by Apple as a distinguished school for continuous innovation in learning, teaching, and the school environment. Meadow Drive School has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished School for 2022-2025. Our learners understand what they need to do to grow and work in partnership with their teachers to determine how they will get there. With 1:1 iPad, learners develop learning styles through opportunities to Apple Distinguished School badgeresearch, explore and share.

For example, learners design presentations about research in Keynote, access applications to practice skills through QR and Camera, use Siri to help understand new vocabulary and facts, AirDrop to collaborate between iPads, practice reading skills with Lexia, engage in interactive learning games with Osmo, and use iPods with VR technology to learn about distant locations around the world.

We have re-imagined report cards and assessments to support learners to be agents of their growth through our innovative, standards-based Badge Books. Rather than earning grades, learners earn badges, which signify deep understanding of a particular skill or concept. Analyzing data from the Badge Books, teachers redesign instruction and learners develop plans to reach their learning targets and goals. Using Apple technology, such as Camera, Calculator, Notes and Keynote, learners earn their badges throughout the year. In addition, teachers and staff are part of the learning at Meadow Drive. Faculty use iPad to analyze data, share curriculum and lesson plans, and to enhance their practice through personalized professional development.

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Meadow Drive School News

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

Dr. Nagler Named COSN EmpowerED Superintendent of the Year

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Congratulations to Mineola UFSD Superintendent of Schools Dr. Michael Nagler on being named the 2024 COSN and AASAHQ EmpowerED Superintendent of the Year!

We are #MineolaProud to have Dr. Nagler as our leader. 

Watch the video below to see Dr. Nagler's reaction to winning this prestigious award.


Date Added: 4/9/2024

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!

Click here to view the photo slideshow.

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

Talent on Display at District Art Show

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Over 200 works of student art were on display at the Mineola School District Art Show, which was held on April 4 at Mineola High School.

Parents, friends and faculty browsed the exhibit, which featured artwork created by Mineola K-12 learners from each of the five district schools. The styles represented included paint, drawing, sculpture and mixed media.

Among the outstanding works on display were items recently selected for the All-County Art Exhibition by the Art Supervisors Association and nature-inspired clay sculptures that will be installed as part of an outdoor “Garden Project” exhibit at Jackson Avenue School.

Click here to view the photo slideshow.

Date Added: 4/9/2024

Best Communities for Music Education Award

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We are proud to announce that Mineola School District has been named one of America’s Best Communities for Music Education from by the NAMM Foundation! 2024 marks the 16th year that the district has be honored with this designation.

We are #MineolaProud of all our music educators and student musicians for always striving to be the best and for filling our schools with beautiful music!

Date Added: 4/2/2024