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Two John Glenn Football Players Named to All-State Team

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John Glenn football players Chris Franzese and Christian Szokoli were recently named by the New York State Sportswriters Association to the 2021 Class B All-State team. Szokoli, a senior outside linebacker, earned fourth team offense designation. Franzese, a junior quarterback, earned honorable mention.

“It’s an honor to be All-State,” Szokoli said. “You have to just work hard every day, and so I did. That’s what got me All-State.”

“I just want to thank my coaching staff for making it easy for me to succeed,” Franzese said. “Without them, there’s no shot that I’m making All-State.”

“I am really proud of Christian and Chris,” Athletic Director Dave Shanahan said. “They are exceptional players, but more importantly, they are exceptional people and student-athletes.”

Date Added: 1/19/2022

Kindergarten Registration Begins Feb. 7, 2022

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Please note that kindergarten registration for the 2022-23 school year begins Feb. 7, 2022. For more information, please visit the Kindergarten/New Student Registration page:

Elwood Board of Ed Honors Reflections Winners and Assemblyman Stern

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During the Elwood School District Board of Education meeting on Jan. 13, board members and district administration recognized the student winners of the 50th annual PTA Reflections art program from James H. Boyd Intermediate School and Harley Avenue Primary School. The contest provides elementary students with the opportunity to share their talents by expressing themselves in written and visual arts.

Boyd Principal Denise Toscano introduced the accomplished students from Boyd, in the categories of film production (winner Arden Moshos), literature (winner Bekalu Bitew and honorable mention earners Alexander Benavides, Janelle Reyes Garrido and Mikaela Rosa), music composition (winner Sally Ferruzzi), photography (winner Harper Moran and honorable mention earner Brayden Clancy), and visual arts (winner Mia Giacalone and honorable mention earner Johaib Mubeen); and from Harley Avenue, in the categories of photography (winner Kyle Clancy) and visual arts (winner Sienna Boremski and honorable mention earners Mya Campbell and Jolie Roman).

“We had a good number of students participate, and it was very difficult for the committee to go about selecting winners and representatives in each of the categories,” Superintendent Dr. Kenneth Bossert said. “We are very pleased to have those students and their families with us tonight, and to recognize them.”

The board also honored New York State Assemblyman Steve Stern for his contributions to Elwood’s schools.

“Assemblyman Stern has been a great supporter of our schools and our community,” Dr. Bossert said. “Recently he was able to identify a $40,000 aid payment for the district, to use at our discretion. We were exploring ways to help move our instructional technology program forward, and with this $40,000, we are able to start a replacement cycle of Smart Boards within the classrooms. Elwood was one of the first districts to invest in Smart Board technology and many of our boards are original. On behalf of myself, the board of education and the entire community, we want to say thank you to Assemblyman Stern, not only for the $40,000 grant, but also for his constant support of our schools, our community and our students.”
“It’s always my privilege to be supportive of this great school district and our wonderful community,” said Stern, who delivered proclamations recognizing the stellar season of John Glenn High School’s Lady Knights girls varsity volleyball team.

Date Added: 1/18/2022

Glenn Volleyball Coach Kevin Harrington to Be Inducted Into Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame

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John Glenn chemistry teacher Kevin Harrington, who has served as the Glenn varsity girls volleyball coach for the past 20 years, was recently announced as an inductee into the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame’s Class of 2022. The induction ceremony will be held on May 18 at East Wind Long Island in Shoreham.

“Since Kevin was appointed as head coach, our volleyball program has reached unprecedented heights,” Athletic Director Dave Shanahan said.

Boasting an overall record of 504-104, Harrington has guided the team to six New York State volleyball championships, 15 Long Island championships, 18 county championships (including 16 consecutive titles from spring 2001 through fall 2015) and 22 league championships. Every team since 1992 has been recognized as a New York State Scholar-Athlete team.

“It's a great honor and it makes me remember the hundreds of players that I got to coach here in Elwood over the past 35 years,” Harrington said. “I couldn't have done it without having great kids, and we’ve had a lot of great student-athletes here over the years.”

Date Added: 1/18/2022


Elwood's Winter Concert Series Returns!

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Date Added: 1/18/2022