At the June 13, 2019 Board of Education Meeting
In recognition of remarkable accomplishments by Sayville students, faculty, staff, and Board members, the following were honored:
(above) Lincoln Avenue First-grader Audrey Leo was recognized for winning First Place at the Brookhaven Science Fair with her project “Knot Again”. Award presented by Dr. Michele LeBlanc and BOE President John Verdone.
Winners in the National Spanish Exam
l-r Middle School Principal Thomas Murray, Silver Winners in the National Spanish Exam: Mia Santana and Gavin Noone, World Languages teacher Kimberly Petrone, Gold Winners in the National Spanish Exam: Michael Pitre, Paige Weber, Bronze Winner in the National Spanish Exam: Karishma Patel and BOE trustee Thomas Cooley.
STEM Invitational Award
7th grade students who received the STEM Invitational Award:James Kieran Rosica, Brendan Meyers, Elle Maslak, Skyler Collins, Ethan Entenberg,
8th grade students who received the STEM Invitational Award: Emma Haas, Adam Burgardt, Aidan Rueb, Riley Lapine, Jordan Carpentieri with teacher Lindsey Loscalzo, Principal Thomas Murray and BOE trustee Thomas Cooley.
Class of 2019 Robotics Award
Class of 2019 members of the Robotics Team: Andrew Jones, Joseph Maher, Timothy Mohrmann, and Connor Sullivan were recognized. Present for Awards was Andrew Jones, pictured with by Robotics Advisor Mr. Bryan Coon and BOE President John Verdone.
Eagle Scouts Honored
Eagle Scouts Liam Reddan, Nicholas Cameron, and Douglas Hunter (not present for photo: Christopher Pitre) were recognized for achieving the highest rank in Boy Scouts of America Since its inception in 1911, only four percent of Scouts have earned this rank after a lengthy review process. High School Principal Ron Hoffer and BOE Trustee Norm deVenau presented
Class of 2019 Salutatorian Nicholas Cameron
Nicholas Cameron with High School Principal Ron Hoffer, BOE President John Verdone, and BOE trustee Maureen Dolan
Varsity Bowling Perfect Score
Varsity Bowling: Noah Horak Bowled a Perfect 300 Game with Coach Peter Gugliotta, High School Principal Ron Hoffer, and BOE Vice President Keith Kolar
Girls Winter Track - New York State Qualifier
Girls Winter Track - New York State Qualifier 3000:Meters: Jenna Newman with High School Principal Ron Hoffer and BOE Vice President Keith Kolar
2019 Varsity Girls Golf New York State Qualifiers:
Pictured above: Varsity Girls Golf New York State Qualifiers: Hannah Rose Niggemeier (and Ceili Howland, not present).
Retiring District Clerk Honored
Soon-to-be-retired Maribeth Demetres was honored at her last Board of Education meeting as District Clerk. Presenting her with flowers, the very grateful and humbled Board Members could not say enough good things about her qualities and character, both as a public servant and human being.
Norm deVenau Receives NYSSBA Lifetime-Achievement Award
On behalf of the New York State School Boards Association, Sayville BOE President John Verdone surprised BOE member Norm deVenau by presenting him with the NYSSBA Lifetime Achievement Award- Level 4. Norm deVenau is a long-term and active Sayville school-board member who continualluy strives to expand his governance knowledge and skills. In his capacity as a BOE member, Mr. deVenau serves both the children in Sayville and in Suffolk County. For his tireless dedication and commitment, he was honored with this NYSSBA's Recognition Program award.
2018-2019 PTA RECOGNITION
[Present for the award: Nancy Clark, Kim Lopez-Czajkowski, Rachel Polidoro] SALLY PERALSKY - President, Cherry Avenue PTA RACHEL POLIDORO - Co-President, Lincoln Avenue School KIM LOPEZ-CZAJKOWSKI - Co-President, Lincoln Avenue School TARA BABCOCK - President, Sunrise Drive PTA NANCY CLARK - President MS/HS PTA SARAH ORLANDO - Co-President SEPTA KIM LAGONIGRO - Co-President SEPTA LORRAINE NEUMEYER - President, PTA Council LILLIAN SCHWEIKERT - Co-President, SMBA JACKIE MADDEN - Co-President, SMBA
Teachers Who Received Tenure in 2019
Photos (top to bottom) MS Science Lindsey Loscalzo, MS Home & Career Andrea Cacciatore, MS Guidance Cortney Culkin, HS English Tisha Werner
Class of 2019 Valedictorian Sohum Sheth
Sohum Sheth with High School Principal Ron Hoffer, BOE President John Verdone, and BOE trustee Maureen Dolan
Varsity Wrestling Joseph Lopresti
(above) Varsity Wrestling: Joseph Lopresti New York State Qualifier,League VI Champion at 182 LBS Joseph Lopresti with Coach Pesko, BOE Vice President Keith Kolar, and High School Principal Ron Hoffer;
(below) Varsity Wrestling Coach Gary Pesko acknowledged for 200th career win.
Boys Winter Track -New York State Qualifier
Boys Winter Track - New York State Qualifier Triple Jump: Michael McKillop with High School Principal Ron Hoffer, Coach Tom Duffy and BOE Vice President Keith Kolar
Softball Coach Tiffany Rowan Acknowledged for 200th Career Win
Class of 2019 – Anticipated Military service
Class of 2019 – Anticipated Military service to our country: Maria Sanabria, Maximus Maizus, Anthony Musorofiti, and
Christopher Hlavaty, with BOE trustee Norm deVeanu and High School Principal Ron Hoffer
Varsity Cheerleading- New York State Team Qualifiers, Small School Division II Champions, Ranked 7th in New York State, Finished 16th in National Competition in Disney World:
Caitlyn Cea, Alexandra Coia, Tabatha Crowe, Hailey Anna Cutrone, Laura Eichele, Gianna Ferrara, Mackenzie Koster, Gillian Levy, Ashley McFadden, Amanda Passin, William Pelletier, Carmella Perrone, Brooke Schick, Jaden Sconzo, Emily Steffens, Rachel Volpe, Ava Walsh, Samantha Yost with Coaches Kaytie Ferremi and Stephanie Flynn.
2019 Varsity Softball
Varsity Softball: Suffolk County Class A Champions, League V Champions, Overall Record 23-1, Long Island Finalists, Long Island Championship
Amanda Acker, Sarah Blaskiewicz, Kylie Buck, Maria Buffardi, Angelina Capuano, Simone Carniaux, Rhyan Christiansen, Marissa Dionisio, Catherine Doyle. Lauren Flaumenhaft, Kerri Gunther, Julia Kaczmarek, Mallory Kinahan, Juliet Mesloh, Madeline Recker, Dominique Rinaldi, Brooke Scheibe, Hailey Votino, Lauren Weber, Elizabeth Yoskowitz with Coach Tiffany Rowan
Varsity Girls Golf:
Varsity Girls Golf: - Long Island Finalists,Suffolk County Champions, Undefeated League II Champions
Lilia Bartolotta, Hannah Blaskiewicz, Karah Castagna, Jayna Catalina, Caelan Chichester, Tabatha Crowe, Kyla Fitzsimmons, Kellyn Gregory, Alyssa Hald, Sarah Hinteman, Ceili Howland, Sarah Keane, Elizabeth Kieran, Ava Niggemeier, Hannah Rose Niggemeier, Lauren Schutte, Alexa Vargas, Lindsay Walker, Elizabeth White, Nadia Yajadda, Natalie Young, Samantha Young with Coach Timothy Dillon, Hich School Principal Ron Hoffer, and BOE Vice President Keith Kolar.
(BELOW) Varsity Baseball: Suffolk County Class-A Champions, First Suffolk County Championship in School’s History, Overall record of 20-6-1 Long Island Finalists, Long Island Championship
Nicholas Buffardi, Jack Davis, Patrick Delaney, Eric Foster, John Gaconnier, Evan Geffner, Kevin Gross, Kevin Lederer, Jake Mangino, Scott McFadden, Craig Messina, Alex Millwater, Brock Murtha, Thomas Nielsen, Christopher Pilutik, Jack Quinlan, Mark Radzewsky, Lucas Rhodes, Thomas Schilling, Connor Smalley
(The team was unable to attend the June 13, 2019 Board Meeting because they had already headed upstate for the semifinals next day.)