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FREE BREAKFAST AND LUNCH NOTIFICATION

The USDA has extended the free breakfast and free lunch offerings for all school districts participating in the National School Lunch Program through June 2022. Therefore, all students remain eligible for breakfast and lunch at no cost for the entire 2021-2022 school year. Please note that a' la carte items are not considered "meals" and do not qualify as free, but are still available for purchase. THESE ITEMS INCLUDE INDIVIDUAL CARTONS OF MILK, INDIVIDUAL JUICE, BEVERAGES, SNACKS, INDIVIDUAL FRUIT. For additional information, please contact Child Nutrition at 631-382-5000.

MOVING UP FROM GREAT HOLLOW MIDDLE SCHOOL!

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Great Success At Great Hollow
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All Smiles!
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Moving Up day!

Congratulations Great Hollow Middle School students!

It was another successful "Moving Up" day as 315 graduation certificates were proudly handed out today at Great Hollow Middle School.

Assistant Superintendent Kevin Simmons was on hand along with Great Hollow Middle School Principal John Scomillio, Assistant Principal Peter Russo and Assistant Principal Jonathan Macaluso.

Well done everyone!

Date Added: 6/23/2022

TORCH AWARD RECIPIENTS!

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SMITHTOWN TORCH AWARD WINNERS

The Smithtown Central School District has named its 2022 Torch Award recipients!
The Torch Award is presented to Smithtown teachers who have significantly contributed to the growth and professional development of their teacher colleagues.
The teachers gathered Monday at St. James Elementary School for an awards presentation and Superintendent Dr. Mark Secaur lauded them for their achievements.
The 2022 Torch Award recipients are:
Clara Antunes (HSE), Eileen Creutz (Takan Elementary), Steve Jenkins (Smithtown Elementary), Jennifer Keller (HSW), Amanda Kinnear (HSW & HSE), Catherine Masrour (HSW), Donna McGoldrick (Great Hollow Middle), Lesley McGovern (Great Hollow Middle), Scott Miller (Accompsett Elementary), Tim Needles (HSW), Katherine Neumair (HSW & Accompsett), Donna Janouskovec Renahan (Saint James Elementary), Jeannine Roberts (Great Hollow Middle), Susan Ryan (Accompsett Middle School) and Jennifer Solomon (Smithtown Elementary)

Congrats to all and thank you!

Date Added: 6/13/2022

GREAT ART AT GREAT HOLLOW!

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GREAT ART AT GREAT HOLLOW
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GREAT ART AT GREAT HOLLOW

Check out this cool colored pencil mural students completed at Great Hollow Middle School!

Eighth graders Lila Kurek, Clodagh O'Rourke, Isabella Scioscia and Michela Stallone met for six afternoons and each painted beautiful colored pencils on the wall while taking turns painting the mandala in the corner of the doorway.

Date Added: 6/7/2022

PICTURE PERFECT FOR GREAT HOLLOW MIDDLE SCHOOL GIRLS LAX!

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GIRLS LACROSSE A PERFECT 9-0

For the second year in a row, the girls lacrosse team at Great Hollow Middle school has gone undefeated!

Congratulations to Mrs. Daly, Mr. Klee and the 7th and 8th graders on going 9-0! 

SMITHTOWN CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT LEADING THE WAY!

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Smithtown SD honored

Project Lead The Way has recognized all of Smithtown Central School District’s elementary and middle schools as 2021-22 PLTW Distinguished Schools!

For the fourth consecutive year, all seven of our elementary schools have been designated as Distinguished Launch Schools based on our PLTW Launch program in the 2019-2020 school year. The Smithtown Central School District elementary schools represent seven of only 11 in New York to be recognized. Across the United States only 374 schools have received this distinction for 2020-2021.

For the third consecutive year, all three of our middle schools have been designated as Distinguished Gateway Schools based on our Gateway program in the 2019-2020 school year. Our middle schools represent three of only four in New York to be recognized. Across the entire United States only 158 schools have received this distinction for 2020-2021.  

Smithtown School District superintendent Mark Secaur says, "I’m very proud to hear that all 10 of our Elementary & Middle Schools were named Distinguished Schools by Project Lead the Way! Allowing ALL students access to engage in this program paved the way for this great honor!”

Date Added: 5/23/2022


GREAT AT GREAT HOLLOW!

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GREAT HOLLOW EIGHTH GRADERS
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GREAT HOLLOW SIXTH GRADERS
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SAM EISEN AND MADELINE MCCULLOUGH
Sixth and eighth grade students at Great Hollow Middle School had great success in this year’s Scholastic Challenge.
The Challenge is an online competition with sixth and eighth grade students from other schools.
With 6th grade advisor Chris Andolina and 8th grade advisors Rachel Delaney and Katerina Skandalakis at the helm, the students earned certificates of achievement which they were presented with today.
In addition, special shout out to 6th grader Sam Eisen who took home the State championship and 8th grader Madeline McCullough who was recognized as school champion!

MAKE WAY FOR DARCY!

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Darcy the therapy dog's first day
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Darcy the therapy dog's first day

New employee alert!


Darcy is the first official therapy dog in the Smithtown School District.


Monday was her first day working at Great Hollow Middle School.


Darcy is a golden retriever who is owned by school counselor, Nicole Kerins.


Darcy "works" Mondays and Thursdays for students and staff and helps to improve student's mental health and attendance.


You never know, Darcy may stop by your school next!

Date Added: 5/5/2022

Great Hollow MS Sixth Grader Wins Walt Whitman Poetry Contest

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Great Hollow Middle School sixth grader Alicia DiGiambattista is getting recognition for her poetry skills.

DiGiambattista earned first-place honors in the Long Island-wide Walt Whitman Poetry Contest for her poem entitled, “Realization and Renewal.”

DiGiambattista now has been invited to read her poem aloud at the birthplace of Walt Whitman, in Melville on May 15.

Date Added: 4/28/2022

2022 Retirees, Newly Tenured Staff Recognized at Reception and Board Meeting

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Retirees attending Tuesday's Board of Education meeting are recognized.

The Smithtown Central School District celebrated its newly tenured staff and this academic year’s retirees on Tuesday night.

Prior to the Board of Education meeting during which formal approval took place, the honorees gathered in the multipurpose room at the District’s New York Ave. offices to celebrate.

The 25 newly approved tenure recipients: Catherine Abbott, Dara Brachfeld, Samantha Buttice, Kristin Campisi, Jessica Castoro, Mark Cimino, Lindsay Clifford, Kevin Colon, Julianne DeSilva, Christopher Elsesser, Erika Farruggio, Jennifer Fazzio, Eileen Flynn, Jacqueline Harden, Nicole Kerins, Joseph McFadden, Jennifer McGlone, Louis Mincieli, Melissa Minerva, Shannon Moore, Alyssa Patrissi, Maaria Syska, Taylor Walsh, William Weinstein and Renee Weltsch.

And the 35 retiring staff members: Donna Atkinson, Lynne Barry, James Berger, David Bestenheider, Debra Calabza, Vincent Campagna, Kathy Coffin, Olga Crnosija, Claudine DeCoteau, Eileen DiCristofaro, Doreen Downes, Tina Dray, Regina Dunne, Allison Edwards, Diana Feirstein, Cheryl Glick, Mary Pat Grafstein, Jane Groneman, Peggy Knudsen, Virginia Kohilakis, Mary Grace Lynch, Marlene Mitchell, Lisa Molano, Alexis Nagowski, Sharon Nilson, Cindy Nocero, Laura Persichilli, Patricia Petrucelli, Teresa Russo, Patrick Smith, Donald Wallace, Beth Woods, Jeff Woodward, Linda Wurtz and Barbara Zemcik.

The retirees were each individually honored at the Board of Education meeting.

Date Added: 4/12/2022

Long Island Authors Inspire Great Hollow MS Sixth Graders

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Author and local resident Jennifer Klein addresses students.

Great Hollow Middle School sixth grade students celebrated National Library Week being inspired by some accomplished Long Island authors on Wednesday.

Local authors Jason Edwards, Linda Marua Frank, Brian Heinz, Jennifer Klein, JoAnn Vergona Krapp, Liz Macchio, Jerry Mikorenda and Linda Taylor each shared details from their young person’s books and encouraged students to write on what was dubbed “Long Island Author Day.”

“All of you have it in you to be great authors,” Edwards told the ELA students. “…. All of you already know how to tell great stories.”

Authors told students about the importance of researching topics and visiting sites so that the writing can be as detailed as possible with flavor details including the smell and feel of the location.

Klein, whose younger son attends High School West, is author of “An Ancient Truth,” in which two crimes, committed eight centuries apart, are linked by a gifted, young scribe.

Klein, who works in the Harborfields Central School District, teaches about Mesopotamia and used that setting as her inspiration.

“When you write, take a lot of time and get to know your characters,” Krapp told the students.

Date Added: 4/6/2022

Great Hollow Students Genetically Engineer Bacteria to Glow

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Great Hollow Middle School science students are learning about genetic engineering from an expert in the field this week.

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory frequently hosts students at its science labs and museum at its DNA Learning Center. There, the students perform hands-on experiments.

On Wednesday, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory’s Elina Gottlieb visited Great Hollow Middle School eighth graders to perform a similar experiment in their own science classrooms.

Students performed genetic engineering, taking DNA from a glowing jellyfish and transplanting it into a bacteria cell. Then, the students placed the altered bacteria in a petri dish using an eyedropper. As the bacteria reproduces in coming days, it will take on the jellyfish’s green glowing trait when placed under ultraviolet light.

The students learned all sorts of practical applications for genetic engineering, including how strawberries have been engineered to be more resistant to cold weather.

The students came away understanding the value of DNA research performed at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. Genetic disorders such as cancer, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s can be researched through the study of DNA.

Date Added: 4/6/2022 

Great Hollow Addresses, And Dresses As, Alexander The Great

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Students in Mary Ellen Nelson’s social studies classes at Great Hollow Middle School aimed to answer the historical question: Was Alexander the Great a hero or a villain?
As part of the project, the students created tribute and wanted posters with details supporting their claims.
One student in each class even dressed as Alexander the Great, the ancient Macedonian ruler, who built an expansive empire during his reign from 336 B.C. to 323 B.C.
Date Added: 4/5/2022