District News

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The spring varsity sports season is back in full swing and student-athletes and their teams have already started competing against schools from across Long Island. The Colonial student-athletes and their coaches have spent months in preparation and all aim to put together competitive seasons filled with hard work and sportsmanship with the ultimate goal of coming out on top at season’s end!

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It was an electrifying day at Moriches Elementary School as fourth-grade students recently welcomed Bill, a lineman with PSEG Long Island as part of their Touch-A-Truck presentation! Students learned about the importance of electrical safety and the crucial role that lineworkers have in keeping society running on a daily basis.

photo of Lauryl Byrnes in a science classroom

Lauryl Byrnes, a seventh-grade physical science teacher at William Floyd Middle School, has been selected to participate in the Teacher Innovator Institute (TII) at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., this summer! At TII, middle school educators will learn how to bring the museum experience into their classrooms by exploring connections between informal STEAM education and authentic learning. Ms. Byrnes, who was selected out of a pool of nearly 200 exemplary STEAM educators from across the country, is the first teacher on Long Island selected for this honor!

Youth and Government students in Albany's state legislative chambers

The William Floyd High School Youth and  Government program continued its tradition of success and dominance at the 88th annual New York State YMCA Youth and Government conference held March 22-24 in the state’s legislative chambers in Albany. This was the largest conference in the program’s history with nearly 700 students students participating from across New York State. William Floyd students continued to outshine their peers by garnering election to seven elected state leadership positions including the governorship, as well as securing numerous awards.

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The William Floyd Counseling Center is hosting its annual "College Fair & Career Expo" on Thursday, April 11 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the high school gymnasium. This event is open to all families in the district, K-12, as it is never too early to start planning for the future! 

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The William Floyd School District has once again partnered with SCOPE Enrichment Services to offer FREE summer enrichment for elementary school students of the William Floyd School District Mondays through Fridays this summer (July 15 - August 9)! Turn it into a full day of fun and learning with the morning Elementary Summer School program!

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The William Floyd school community is cordially invited to attend the K-12 STEAM Symposium on Thursday, April 18, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the William Floyd High School west gym! Come and join us for an evening of fun and excitement as we showcase interactive and engaging presentations in the areas of STEAM - Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics!

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For the second consecutive year and the eighth time in district history, the William Floyd School District Music Department has been named a “Best Community for Music Education” by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) for its outstanding commitment to music education. William Floyd earned this prestigious national designation previously in 2004, 2006, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2023 and now 2024! This designation, earned by just 975 school districts from all across the nation, recognizes efforts by teachers, administrators, parents, students and the community, who have contributed to making music education an important part of a well-rounded education.