Education Foundation Awards Grants
School District students First in Lincoln Society Contest
High Student Takes First in Art Show
Lakeland School District Teams Qualify for Destination
ImagiNation State Competition
Lakeland School District teams performed exceptionally
well at the Eastern Regional tournaments of Destination ImagiNation.
Teams from Lincoln-Titus Elementary School took first
place in Eggsploration and Fruit Roller Coaster. A team from Thomas
Jefferson Elementary School placed second in Fruit Roller Coaster and
a team from Lincoln-Titus placed second in If Music Be the Food of Life...Play
These teams are invited to compete at the Destination
ImagiNation state competition to be held in Buffalo in March.
The teams and their members were: Lincoln-Titus - Fruit
Roller Coaster: Ryan Ingram, Daniel Bachelet, David Marino, Katelyn
Keesler, Casey McGovern, Mollie Little, Sarah Huvane Lincoln-Titus -
Eggsploration: Karla Santagata, Elizabeth Cherchia, Diana Rotundo, Katherine
Carlson, Natasha Velichko, Jonny Hittman, Stephen Bond Lincoln-Titus
- If Music Be the Food of Life…Play On!: Katie O'Connell, Lauren Carlson,
Adam Cohen, Shawn Cohen, Ben Santagata, Matthew Ferri, Angelo Lamberti
Thomas Jefferson - Fruit Roller Coaster: Victoria Ackerman, Rory Rosten,
Benjamin Glassman, Emily Gomez, John Bosco, Avery Kestenberg, Michael
Although they did not qualify for the state competition,
Lakeland also had four third place finishes. Placing third in Instant
Pudding Improv were Ben Franklin (elementary) and Van Cortlandtville
(intermediate). Van Cortlandtville teams also took third in It's Not
Impastable! and in the Fruit Roller Coaster. Other finishers in the
competition included: Instant Pudding Improv: George Washington, fifth
place, elementary; Thomas Jefferson, fifth place, intermediate. Mixing
Apples and Oranges - Lincoln-Titus, fifth place; Van Cortlandtville,
sixth place Eggsploration - Lincoln-Titus, fifth place, Van Cortlandtville,
High Teachers named to Who's Who Among America's Teachers
Debra Hauser, a business teacher at Lakeland High School,
Lindi Gessin, an art teacher at Lakeland High School, and Robert Cappelli,
a special education teacher at Lakeland High School, have been nominated
for inclusion in the 4th Edition of Who's Who Among America's Teachers.
For Ms. Hauser, it is her second such nomination to this
prestigious honor. Teachers are selected for the honor by being designated
as "the teacher who made a difference", by one of their former students.
Former student Matthew Schuessler, Lakeland High 1998, nominated Ms
Hauser. Former student Robert DiToma nominated Mr. Cappelli while Dennis
Best nominated Ms. Gessin.
Nominations are only made by students who themselves
have been recognized in Who's Who Among American High School students.
Only 5% of the nation's teachers are honored in each edition of Who's
Who and less than 2% are included in more than one edition.
Foundation Awards Grants
Lakeland Education Foundation has announced recipients of six grants
totaling $10,750 as part of its annual program. This amount represents
the Lakeland Education Foundation's largest single semester grant cycle
award since its inception in 1994. The grants are:
Technology For Music Education" $3,000 was awarded for this grant submitted
by Nancy Semcken, Music Teacher at Van Cortlandtville Elementary School.
To Learning For The New Millennium" $2,000 was awarded for this grant
submitted by Pauline Halim, Art Teacher at Thomas Jefferson Elementary
America - You Are There" $250 was awarded for this grant submitted by
Kelly Seeley, 4th Grade Special Education Teacher (Collaborative Program)
at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School.
Elementary School Literary Magazine" $1,500 was awarded for this grant
submitted by Jill Peters, Parent and Site-Based Team Member at Van Cortlandtville
Of Geometry And Motion - An Integrated Study" $2,000 was awarded for
this grant submitted by the 6th grade team at Lincoln-Titus Elementary
School-Laura Armstrong, Cathi Schultz, Carol Verrino, Art Instructor
Judy Pietruska, Technology Specialist Becky Carcova, and Florence O'Connor
-Lincoln-Titus Elementary School Principal.
- Linking Art And Learning" $2,000 was awarded for this grant submitted
by Judy Pietruska, and Florence O'Connor.
Education Foundation provides financial support for worthy projects
that enhance the educational experience of students in the Lakeland
School District. Earlier this year, the Foundation awarded five grants
to a variety of projects. Since 1994, the Lakeland Education Foundation
has awarded 24 grants totaling more than $23,000.
Lakeland School District students First in Lincoln Society
School district students have placed first in the Art Category at the
recent 2000 Lincoln Essay/Poster Contest.
a tenth grader at Walter Panas High School in Croton Avenue, Cortlandt
Manor, was first for her parchment-like scroll containing sketches and
information about Abraham Lincoln.
a third grader at Lakeland's George Washington Elementary School, Lexington
Avenue, Mohegan Lake, was first for her LEGO construction of the Lincoln
Memorial. An awards ceremony was held in Peekskill February 12.
KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION SET IN LAKELAND SCHOOLS
Kindergarten registration for the 2000-2001 school year
will be held at all five Lakeland School District elementary schools
the week of February 28-March 3.
Any child who will be five years old on or before December
1, 2000 is eligible to attend kindergarten beginning in September 2000.
If you have a child or know of a neighbor or friend who has a child
eligible for kindergarten in the Lakeland School District, please call
your local elementary school so a registration information packet can
be sent home. Registration will run from 9 am to 12 noon.
The elementary schools and their phone numbers are: Benjamin
Franklin, 245-7444 George Washington, 528-2021 Lincoln-Titus, 528-2519
Thomas Jefferson, 245-4802 Van Cortlandtville, 528-1354.
Lakeland High Student Takes First
in Art Show
Lakeland High School's Stacy Salmeri took first place
in the recent Northern Westchester Center for the Arts Show in Mount
Kisco. Salmeri placed first in the viewer's choice category at the exhibit,
"Visions and Voices."
A total of eleven students had their work exhibited at
the show. They included Danielle Susi, Laura Sanchez, Kara Ross, Gwen
Moyer, Michelle Mormino, Annette Karlin, Katie Hardman, Aimee Freundlich,
Elizabeth Deagan, Joe Baffuto.