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A Message from Dr. Mary T. Kelly, Superintendent of Schools

Dr. Kelly photoStudents in the Amityville Union Free School District continue to make great strides in all areas, from academics to athletics. Their accomplishments are a tremendous source of pride for their families and for the district.
        
At our elementary schools and middle school, we are continuing to see growth in literacy as a result of the Teachers College Columbia University Reading and Writing initiative. Our principals, assistant principals, instructional coaches, and teachers have all received extensive training to implement this personalized approach to literacy instruction. Children beam with excitement when they share their completed stories at publishing parties. Students are becoming more engaged readers and enjoy the freedom to choose literature that matches their interests.

We continue to expand our course offerings at the high school level. Our Advanced Placement program, which totals more than 20 courses in art, English, math, music, science, social studies, and world languages, earned the district a place on the AP District Honor Roll, a noteworthy recognition from the College Board based on the district's increased participation and proficiency levels. The district is committed to the implementation of engaging, meaningful, and challenging courses designed to prepare students for the future.

Our student-athletes represent the district and community so well, for their performance on the field, for their excellent sportsmanship, and for their outstanding scholarship. Amityville is sure to have more championship teams in the near future

We are continuing to implement the five-year Strategic Plan, “Putting Amityville on the Map.” There is much more work to do, but we already see results. This student-centered plan is a community effort.

Work continues at all of the buildings as a result of the bond passed by the community in March 2016.  Completed projects include new windows at Northeast and Northwest elementary schools and the repair of the stonework at Park Avenue Memorial. By the end of the school year, we hope to break ground on the addition to Amityville Memorial High School. It will include new classrooms, science laboratories, and a new sports complex, and will allow us to return our ninth grade students to the high school.

Please continue to visit our website to learn more about the many great activities taking place in our classrooms and for upcoming events. Don’t forget to like Amityville Union Free School District on Facebook, and to follow us on Twitter @AmityvilleUFSD.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018