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William Floyd in the News – December 2018 Edition

Please click the photo to see some of the positive news stories featured about the William Floyd School District from November 9 through December 31, 2018. You can also view it by clicking here! To view previous recaps, click here!
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William Floyd Elementary ‘Girls on the Run’ Complete 5K

Fourteen William Floyd Elementary School students recently participated in “Girls on the Run,” a 10-week program for girls designed to allow each participant to recognize her inner strength. Led by teachers Brinna O’Hara and Kimberly Mina, lessons are focused on positive social, emoti
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Immunizations for Students Entering 6th Grade

Per New York State law, students who are entering 6th grade for the 2019-2020 School Year will require additional immunizations: Tdap (described below) 2nd dose of Varicella—all students regardless of age—A health care provider’s signed medical record indicating the student had varice
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William Paca Middle School Italian classes welcomed guests from Italy.

William Paca Italian Classes Welcome Visitors from Italy

William Paca Middle School foreign language students in Natalie Ferraro’s Italian classes recently had the opportunity to welcome two of Ms. Ferraro’s cousins from Italy – Emilia and Francesco De Cicco – who conversed with students in Italian and shared with them about their family, t
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Aspiring WFMS Authors to be Published in Sci-Fi Book

Nine aspiring sixth-grade authors at William Floyd Middle School recently had their work selected for inclusion in a new book, Stranger Sagas – Stories from New York, a writing contest for middle and high school students held by Young Writers USA, an organization dedicated to encourag
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Courtney Murphy – 2019 Athletic Hall Fame Individual Recipient

No one could ever tell Courtney “you can’t.” With a work ethic that was second-to-none, Courtney was a four-year varsity player for the Colonials. She was captain of the lacrosse team three times and over the course of her tenure at William Floyd, amassed 252 goals and 55 assists. In
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Steve Murphy – 2019 Athletic Hall Fame Individual Recipient

Steve Murphy played every day with the tenacity of a pit bull. Coach Paul Longo once said, “Steve not only works hard every day, but expects everyone to perform at their best every day.” Coach Megna described Steve as “a ferocious leader whose motor knows no bounds!” There have been v
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Ginine (Lucarello) Duda – 2019 Athletic Hall Fame Individual Recipient

Ginine (Lucarello) Duda graduated from William Floyd High School in 2002, and was a member of the varsity cross country and track and field teams from seventh through 12th grade. She qualified for the New York State Cross Country Championships in 1998, 1999 and 2001 and won the Suffol
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Joe Passaro – 2019 Athletic Hall Fame Individual Recipient

Joe Passaro had an outstanding career as a student-athlete at William Floyd High School. He was a true scholar-athlete with an 89 overall average earning him the New York State Gold Key Award, Suffolk Zone Award and 1978 Outstanding Male Athlete of the Year Award for William Floyd. In
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Joe Smith Jr. – 2019 Athletic Hall Fame Honorary Award Recipient

Joe Smith Jr. graduated from William Floyd High School in 2007. He began boxing at age 13, going to local gyms after school to work on his craft, with the goal of one day becoming a world champion. Smith balanced his school work with his boxing, helping him build up a very respectable
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