Gift of Writing

Middle Country Central School District’s Jericho Elementary School fourth grade students, in Mrs. Raynoha’s class, recently participated in the annual “Gift of Writing” celebration. Students invited their parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles to tour the classroom’s personal essay writing museum—a collection of literary works that the students have completed in recent months.


During the event, these young authors taught their families how to compose different types of literary works and the literary devices and elements connected to each style. The showcased work was displayed as wrapped holiday presents for family members to unwrap and discover. The District continues to host engaging after-school educational events, providing a platform for students to share their creative accomplishments.


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Students Give Planet Earth a Gift this Holiday Season

Middle Country Central School District’s Unity Drive Pre-K/Kindergarten Center students are spreading holiday cheer this year with gifts to their parents, siblings—and planet earth. At the start of the 2018-2019 school year, Unity Drive implemented Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone’s Pilot School Recycling Program. Over the past four months,   1,385 pounds of paper has been recycled by the students, faculty and staff at the school. The school’s new emphasis on reducing, reusing and recycling has resulted in saving more than eleven trees.


The District, in conjunction with this new initiative, is teaching students of all ages the importance of recycling and its impact on the air we breathe, the animals in our ecosystem and for future generations. The efforts being made by the District’s youngest learners will continue to expand as they advance through the school system and become the leaders of tomorrow.


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Middle Country Student-Athletes Sign Letters of Intent to Play Collegiate Athletics

The Middle Country Central School District recently held a Letter of Intent Signing Day for the 15 Middle Country 12th grade students who have committed to play collegiate-level sports at top-tier universities during the 2019-2020 academic year. The students from Centereach High School and Newfield High School were joined by their families, coaches and school administrators as they formally accepted admission to the college of their choice. The student-athletes, who wore apparel representing the school they will be attending, included:


Centereach High School:

  • Sydney Juvelier – lacrosse at Pace University.
  • Sophie Alois – lacrosse at Cornell University.
  • Jennifer Sommer – lacrosse at Pace University.
  • Emily Timarky – lacrosse at Quinnipiac University.
  • Ryan Mahnke – baseball at Queens College.
  • Jennifer Barry – lacrosse at Boston University.
  • Chris Iguchi – golf at Farmingdale State College.


Newfield High School:

  • Amanda Scarfogliero – bowling at Molloy College.
  • Michael Manzolillo – baseball at St. Joseph’s College.
  • Nina Oddo – lacrosse at Molloy College.
  • Robert Smith – lacrosse at LIU Post.
  • Hailey Grau – lacrosse at St. Bonaventure.
  • Sydney Corley – lacrosse at Mercy College.
  • Erik Worsoe – lacrosse at St. Joseph’s College.
  • Chandler Giovinco – baseball at Hofstra University.


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