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3V Proposed Budget

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At last night’s meeting, the Board of Education adopted a proposed budget for the 2021-22 school year. Please view the following video to better understand various aspects of the proposed budget.

A Message from the Superintendent

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Please view this important message from the Superintendent of Schools

Reminder: NYSESLAT Testing Period

Speaking- April 19- June 9
Reading, Writing, and Listening- May 17-June 9

Students will be notified of their individual testing date and time within the testing period.

Pippin Performance

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Upcoming Parent Workshops Presented by the LI Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network


Three Village Math Scholars Score at Top in National Contests

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Several Three Village Central School District students earned high honors in this year’s American Mathematics Competitions – AMC 10 and AMC 12. According to the AMC website, these competitions are “both 25-question, 75-minute, multiple-choice examinations in high school mathematics designed to promote the development and enhancement of problem-solving skills.”

Ward Melville High School students Amber Luo and Claire Yang scored in the top 5% out of more than 25,000 elite math students worldwide, and P.J. Gelinas Junior High School student Michael Lu scored in the top 1%.

The AMC 10 contest is for students in grade 10 or below and covers the high school curriculum up to grade 10. The AMC 12 covers the entire high school curriculum including trigonometry, advanced algebra and advanced geometry, but excluding calculus. Both contests allow high school students to develop positive attitudes towards analytical thinking and mathematics that can assist in future careers. The AMC 10/12 is the first in a series of competitions that eventually lead all the way to the International Mathematical Olympiad.

Raising Funds for Heart Health

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Setauket Elementary School students participated in the Kids Heart Challenge sponsored by the American Heart Association this February. The students participated in heart-healthy activities and pledged to be heart-healthy students.

As part of their efforts, Setauket Elementary raised over $9,400. This year’s top fundraiser was second grader Carson Lockhart.

Adolescent-Issue Play Takes to the Virtual Stage

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P. J. Gelinas Junior High School’s musical theater company presented its 18th annual adolescent-issue play, “Remote,” to both R. C. Murphy and P. J. Gelinas junior high schools through a virtual viewing platform.

The show depicted the life of 10 students during the quarantine period. This year, a team of teachers met and developed the story for the production, which marked the third World Premiere Production at P. J. Gelinas Junior High School. The team of staff members included Robert De Persio Jr., Brianna Gobetz, Michael Jantzen, Daniel Reickhoff and Pamela Roberts and the production was written by Mr. Reickhoff and Mr. De Persio.

Audiences can view the show by visiting

Powerful Reflections on the Pandemic

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As the world prepared to mark the one-year milestone of the World Health Organization’s declaration of a global pandemic in 2020 – shortly after which schools shifted from in-person to fully virtual instruction – the fifth grade students in Kate Hunter’s class at Minnesauke Elementary School took time to think about all that has happened over the past 365 days.

Each of the students’ written reflections were showcased on a bulletin board outside the classroom, in hopes of encouraging others to reflect upon this past year as well. Included in the students’ words were mentions of gratitude, hope, the power of partnerships, resiliency, empathy and newfound talents.

“When we look back at this historic milestone, we acknowledge all we have lost but, as these students clearly teach us, we also marvel at all that humanity was able to see and become,” Ms. Hunter said.

Board Honors Hometown Heroes

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During its early March meeting, the Three Village Central School District Board of Education honored two individuals for their heroic acts and dedication.

School bus driver Chris Florio was honored for his efforts to help avoid an accident at a student’s bus stop on the morning of Feb. 24. Watching as the student, Hunter, prepared to cross the road, Mr. Florio noticed a motorist that was approaching the intersection and appeared not to be stopping. Using his training, Mr. Florio alerted the student and had him remain safely in place. His efforts were celebrated and applauded for having prevented a potential tragic accident.

Additionally, custodial supervisor and certified EMT Fred Horton was honored for his proactive response and resourceful actions in assisting a seriously injured individual from a motor vehicle collision on Nicolls Road. Mr. Horton had previously completed the six-month voluntary EMT program through the district and used that training to bravely aid the driver who was trapped within her car.

Junior Earns Honors in Oratorical Contest

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Ward Melville High School junior Riley Meckley recently participated in the American Legion High School Oratorical Contest, where she came in first place regionally and moved onto the New York State finals on March 6.

Riley came in third place in New York State, delivering a wonderful and thought-provoking oration about the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Riley’s passion for civics and government, combined with her ability to deliver a clear and persuasive argument, is wonderful to witness as she participates in public-speaking competitions.

T-shirt Fundraiser Sends a Strong Message of Unity

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Several clubs at Ward Melville High School recently teamed up to foster a sense of unity throughout the school community by launching a T-shirt fundraiser to benefit the Erase Racism organization.

The project was conceptualized during an initial discussion at a Muslim Student Association meeting and then sparked collaboration among the Diversity Club, Hebrew Culture Club, Patriot League and Students United in Faith student groups. Club members met via Google Classroom to create T-shirt designs that promoted their mission, voted on which idea to move forward with and ultimately finalized their design plans to ensure all of the clubs were presented and included. The final shirts were imprinted with the names of the participating clubs on the back and the words “Diversity is our Strength, Unity is our Power” on the front.

Through word of mouth, the club members then sold the T-shirts and raised over $1,000. Students and staff have been wearing the shirts on designated days to help further spread the notion that “together we rise, divided we fall.”

1,000 Days and Counting

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Nassakeag Elementary School fifth graders marked their 1,000th day of school by crafting handmade keepsakes for those in the community. The students used their creativity to design and create 1,000 cards for individuals in nursing homes and those at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital. The students hoped that the cards helped to brighten the recipients’ day.

Students’ Philanthropic Project Brushes Up Large Donations

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To help give back to the community, Ward Melville High School students Jean Chung, Neil Mehta, Riya Sangwan, Claire Yang and Mikaeel Zohair recently delivered over 1,200 hygiene supplies to the Welcome Friends Soup Kitchen of Greater Port Jefferson.

The volunteer project, Mission: Toothbrush, was spearheaded by Mikaeel and involved several donation drives held within the Three Village School District over the past year. The goal of the initiative was to promote the importance of dental hygiene by providing people who lack the ability to obtain dental and other hygiene products with the necessary supplies. Items such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, dental floss, mouthwash, shaving cream and diapers will go directly to people in need in the area.

Donations Do More Than Mark 100th Day of School

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Setauket Elementary School students continued the tradition of acknowledging the 100th day of school by hosting a food drive to benefit the district’s food pantries and the St. James Food Pantry.

Each class donated 100 nonperishable items in recognition of the milestone, and the students in Michelle Gunning’s kindergarten class collected and sorted the donations prior to delivery. This was the 11th year the school has celebrated in this manner, and this year’s food drive yielded 85 large boxes of donations.

Raising Funds While Staying Virtually Connected

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Earlier this winter, Three Village Central School District’s fully remote elementary school students participated in a monthlong Kids Heart Challenge to help raise awareness for heart health and funds for the American Heart Association.

During the course of the month, the district’s remote elementary physical education teachers Alaina Maletta and Jennifer Balzan spoke with the students about the importance of physical fitness and heart health. In addition, students participated in a variety of physical activities and were provided with the appropriate tools needed to remain active while at home.

The students collected sponsors to pledge donations to support their cause and ultimately raised $4,104.38 for the American Heart Association.

Important Bus Stop-Arm Camera Program

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Click here to read an important message from the Superintendent of Schools regarding the district’s participation in Suffolk County’s School Bus Stop-Arm Camera program.

Taking a Virtual Look Into Animal Adaptations

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Nassakeag Elementary School kindergarten students attended a virtual assembly this March to learn about animal adaptations. The program, provided by the Science Museum of Long Island, showed the students different animals and discussed the ways that the animals adapt to their environments, their habitats and the foods that they eat.

Virtual Read Aloud With Jefferson’s Ferry

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Setauket Elementary School first grade students in Eileen Biamonte’s class participated in a virtual Read Across America celebration with residents at Jefferson’s Ferry, a local retirement community in Setauket.

In honor of the event, the residents sent a video of the Jefferson’s Ferry residents reading Dr. Seuss’ “The Cat in the Hat” aloud to the class. The facility also sent Cat in the Hat-themed headbands for the students to wear for Read Across America Day on March 2.

Ward Melville Junior Named St. Baldrick’s Ambassador

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Alexa Moore, a Ward Melville High School junior and member of the Student Government Board, has been chosen to be a St. Baldrick’s Ambassador this year.

Every year St. Baldrick’s – an organization dedicated to conquering childhood cancers – chooses five ambassadors to represent the thousands of children whose lives have been affected by childhood cancer. In addition to being one of the faces of the St. Baldrick’s Foundation this year, Alexa is working to organize a St. Baldrick’s event, which will likely be virtual in observation of COVID-19 restrictions.

“It is an honor to serve as a 2021 Ambassador for St. Baldrick’s, which is an organization near and dear to my heart,” Alexa said. “As a cancer survivor myself, I feel it is important to continue to spread awareness and to raise money to find a cure for this horrific disease. Together, we can all make a difference.”

As part of her work as an ambassador, Alexa participated in a live interview with the CEO of St. Baldrick’s, Kathleen Ruddy. During the piece, Alexa discussed her journey with clear cell sarcoma of the kidney and her passion for fundraising to help others. To view the interview, please visit
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