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Elwood Educators Target Training on Superintendent’s Conference Day

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For Superintendent’s Conference Day on May 2, the Elwood School District continued its targeted professional development work in several different areas, including training and planning for the new enVision Mathematics series in grades K-6, , which will be implemented in September 2022; continuing with training for the new EMS Initiatives program including restorative justice, student mentoring, trauma-informed practices and services learning; providing a full day of mental health training through the Health & Safety Connection; continuing the district’s partnership with the LaKretz Creative Support Services agency on working with students with disabilities; taking time to learn about the new SmartBoard technology at John Glenn High School with a representative from Teq; and exploring the OTIS online professional development platform with Elwood integration technology specialist Krista Albrecht. The day also featured numerous sessions for curriculum coordination including realigning curriculum, updating exit outcomes and working on scope and sequence planning.

Date Added: 5/24/2022

Elwood Inducts 37 Into Inaugural Athletic Hall of Fame

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John Glenn High School held its first-ever Elwood Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony on April 28, honoring remarkable alumni from the Class of 1964 through 2012 as well as exceptional coaches. The Hall of Fame was created to recognize the achievements of these cherished individuals associated with the school’s successful athletic programs. A rigorous nomination process culminated with the Hall of Fame Committee selecting 37 highly deserving individuals, some of whom traveled across the country to attend the ceremony, and many of whom had not been back in Elwood in years.

Student inductees included Joe Busi (Class of 1964), Bruce Braciskewski (Class of 1964), Steve Carlson (Class of 1964), Peter Mosca (Class of 1965), William Massaro (Class of 1965), Patrick Favale (Class of 1966), Craig Carlson (Class of 1966), Larry Hill (Class of 1966), Michael Perfit (Class of 1967), Jeffrey Petry (Class of 1968), Arthur Schnepp (Class of 1968), John LoPipero (Class of 1969), Paul Tellarico (Class of 1974), Matt Senk (Class of 1976), Fred Leone (Class of 1978), Chuck Choinski (Class of 1980), James Reilly (Class of 1981), Cynthia Quinlan (Class of 1986), Cindy Spera (Class of 1988), John Garside (Class of 1991), Michelle Casey-Wheeler (Class of 1998), Christopher Miltenberg (Class of 1998), Ony Momah (Class of 2001), Katherine Litras-Brady (Class of 2002), Harmonie Calinda-Sumpter (Class of 2005), Caila Desroches-Kazakos (Class of 2006), Ifeanyi Momah (Class of 2007), Trevor Coston (Class of 2007), Jackie McKenna (Class of 2009), Ryan Reilly (Class of 2011) and Allison McKenna (Class of 2012).

Coaches inducted included Bob Cox (retired 1986), Jack McCormack (retired 1992), Anthony Cerullo (retired 1999), Frank Mammano (retired 2000), Andrew Athanas (retired 2016) and Kevin Harrington (retired 2022).

“What an amazing collection of talent from across the decades,” Superintendent Dr. Kenneth Bossert said.

“John Glenn has a rich history in athletics, and we were pleased to have had a chance to honor athletes from the last 50 years,” said Athletic Director Dave Shanahan, who served as the event’s master of ceremonies. “It really was a stellar night.”

Date Added: 5/23/2022

John Glenn’s Social Justice Ambassadors Learn to Combat Bias

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The Huntington Anti BiasTask Force and the Suffolk Y JCC recently brought Elwood-John H. Glenn High School students together through the Social Justice Ambassadors Program. School social worker Joanna Sepp and foreign language teacher Alessia Franco vetted select students to participate in six meetings that would empower them with the tools and knowledge they needed to be leaders and ambassadors of justice in their school. Students from the Harborfields, Huntington and South Huntington school districts also participated. 

The ambassadors gathered for the meetings at the Suffolk Y JCC  in Commack, exploring topics such as bias, resources and strategies to combat bias and inequality, and worked collaboratively to develop a project to share their knowledge with their school. Guest speaker and Holocaust survivor Werner Reich, ERASE Racism’s Nicole Grennan and community activist Joselo Lucero also addressed the students in attendance.

“Our students have decided to turnkey what they learned and present it to the students at the elementary schools and the middle school,” Sepp said. “The students are working on tailoring the presentations to the age groups and hope to be ready to roll it out in the fall of 2022.”

Date Added: 5/20/2022

Superintendent's Letter of Thanks

Date Added: 5/18/2022


Budget Passes!

The Elwood 2022-2023 budget has passed. Thank you!
Yes – 804
No –396
Congratulations to Deborah Weiss on winning the Board election.
Sean A. Camas – 183
Deborah Weiss – 965
El presupuesto ha sido aprobado. ¡Gracias!
Yes – 804
No –396

Felicitaciones a Deborah Weiss por ganar la elección de la Junta.
Sean A. Camas – 183
Deborah Weiss – 965