District News

photo of teacher Kristen Drury

Kristen Drury, an Advanced Placement chemistry teacher at William Floyd High School, has been selected as one of just five New York State finalists for the 2021 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) for grades seven through 12. The PAEMST award is one of the most prestigious honors in the nation for teachers and recognizes exemplary teaching in mathematics and science education. Ms. Drury is one of just three statewide finalists for science and the only one hailing from Long Island. 

Peconic Bay Medical Center Vaccination Event: July 31 & August 21 at WFHS

The Peconic Bay Medical Center will be providing an opportunity for members of the local community ages 12 and up to receive a free COVID-19 Pfizer vaccination on Saturday, July 31 from 9 am to 5 pm at William Floyd High School. The second dose will be administered on Saturday, August 21, from 9 am to 5 pm. There are 225 slots available.

lacrosse players and coach

William Floyd was well represented in this year’s rising senior Long Island Lacrosse Showcase game (Class of 2022) as student-athletes Connor Murtha and Nick Taiani represented William Floyd following great junior seasons. Joshua Sutherland was also selected for this prestigious honor as a first alternate. With the help of strong play from the Colonials, the Suffolk rising seniors defeated Nassau 15-11 this year to earn Long Island lacrosse bragging rights. Nick, Connor and Joshua have been invited to play at New York State Regional Championship tournament next week at the University at Albany.

WFHS Unified Basketball Finishes Fun & Successful Season

This past school year, the William Floyd School District in collaboration with the Special Olympics of New York, held its fifth season of unified basketball, a program that provides students with special needs the opportunity to participate in a team sport setting. The Colonials finished their season with four wins and a lot of great memories.

picture of blue face masks

The New York State Department of Health shared updates to the 2021 summer school session pertaining to masks, Although strongly encouraged, masks will no longer be mandatory for students and vaccinated staff members for summer school. Please note that these updates only apply to summer school for 2021 and the NYSDOH has stated that additional information regarding the 2021-22 school year will be shared soon.

art teacher and student at art portfolio day

The William Floyd Art Department recently hosted an in-district “Portfolio Adjudication” with more than 65 students from grades two through 12 participating in this exciting event. Students had the opportunity to present several pieces of their artwork for evaluation by the district’s art teachers who served as the judges. Students were tasked with articulating their artistic process and presenting their work in a professional portfolio. More than 50 students received the highest rating of “Distinguished with Mastery” for their efforts.