Plainedge in the News
Tenure Appointments for 2013
At the May 9th Board of Education Meeting the following staff members were award tenure:
Tonie McDonald - Assistant Superintendent for Business & Administration
Courtney Aiello - Teaching Assistant, High School
Nicole Cardonna - Art Teacher, Middle School
Eileen McCann - Teaching Assistant, Middle School
Melissa Perez - Guidance Counselor, Middle School
Michelle Sergio - Teaching Assistant, Schwarting
Solar Energy in Our Schools
Plainedge Public Schools are proud to announce the introduction of a new technology tool for the community to view the energy savings realized from the installation of solar panels at the Plainedge Athletic Community Center. We look forward to using the data produced by our solar panels as an important component of our “Going Green” Initiative in our K-12 Science Curriculum districtwide in the coming months. For more information on how to access this resource click here…..
Mr. Vitale named Nassau County Middle School Teacher of the Year
Congratulations to Mr. Vitale on being named the Nassau County Middle School Mathematics Teacher of the Year! This distinction has been bestowed upon him by the Nassau County Mathematics Teachers Association. Mr. Vitale's talents have long been recognized within the Plainedge School District by students, parents, fellow teachers and administrators and this county-wide honor confirms what we have known and witnessed over his many years of service. His commitment and dedication to all of his students, his relentless belief that all children can succeed, and his ability to differentiate information for each individual student so that they can master mathematics in their own unique ways are but a few of the qualities that make him a very special teacher. Mr. Vitale will be honored at a county-wide dinner and ceremony on May 16th.
An Important Message about Student Safety from the Superintendent
I would like to inform you that our district has received information from two neighboring school districts about a matter related to student safety. Elementary and Middle School Students received a letter in their backpacks today for their parents to review with their child(ren) and High School Students received an email from their Principal explaining the matter and our concerns.
For more information about this matter please click here.
Dr. Edward A. Salina Jr.
December 17, 2012
A letter to the community from the Superintendent. Please CLICK HERE for more info.
Plainedge High School Designated a Reward School By NYS Education Department
New York State Education Commissioner John King has announced that Plainedge High School has been designated a Reward School for the 2012-2013 academic year. This prestigious statewide designation classifies Plainedge High School among the highest achieving in the state, as it represents one of only 67 schools throughout Long Island and 250 schools throughout the state. The New York State Department of Education bestowed the award based on high student performance on state assessments and overall academic progress.
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
On Sunday October 21st Plainedge Teachers, Staff and Community members participated in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Walk at Jones Beach. Hundreds of particpants from Plainedge walked and raised thousands of dollars for the American Cancer Society and their fight against this disease.