450 County Line Road, Amityville, NY 11701
Phone Number: 631-565-6500
Grades: 1-3

Principal: Mr. Vincent Todisco

Assistant Principal: TBD



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HS Students Are Reading Buddies at Northwest

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Members of the 10th-grade student council at Amityville High School dropped by Northwest on March 25 to read their favorite children’s books to second-graders.

Gathered in the school’s library, students in Tom Siegel’s second-grade class sat at the round tables with the bigger kids, listening to the stories and asking questions. The high school students spent the better part of the morning volunteering their time with the youngsters.

The Amityville student council is led by president Madison Daly, who read to the students along with fellow council members Fajeann Charles, Meghan Jacobsen, sisters Kiana Kearse and Kiara Kearse, Lezly Preza and Ariana Sims. High school teacher Kelly Morenus accompanied the 10th-grade reading buddies.

Northwest Builds Crystal Rainbows

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In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, students in Dana Herz’s third-grade class at Northwest School created rainbow-colored crystals using Borax and other common materials.

During this three-day project, students applied the scientific method and a host of mathematical skills to grow the crystals.


Northwest Celebrates Dr. Seuss’s Birthday

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In celebration of Dr. Seuss’s birthday, Maria Cottone and her second-grade students at Northwest learned about the measurement of tablespoons and cups.

The class had the chance to cook real green eggs and ham. It was a great opportunity for vocabulary development and text comprehension as Ms. Cottone’s students experienced one of the great classics of children’s literature, “Green Eggs and Ham.”

Character Counts at Northwest

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Northwest Celebrates Black History Month

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Northwest School held its Black History Month celebration on Feb. 26. First-, second- and third-grade students, along with parents, teachers, administrators and fellow students, packed the gymnasium for an evening of songs, drumming, choreographed dance and step routines, and African American-influenced food and beverages.

Northwest Principal Vincent Todisco emceed the event, delivering opening remarks about the importance of Black History Month. He introduced singers in teacher Melissa Asbell’s class, who sang “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” He also introduced a full cast of students who had researched and composed biographical readings about prominent African-American figures in history, from President Barack Obama and Rosa Parks to Harriet Tubman and George Washington Carver. The presenting students added to the flavor of their readings by dressing up as their assigned historical figure.

The audience was also treated to a step and dance routine from high school students in the 21st Century Dance Group and the Interact Club under teacher Brenda King. Students in music teacher Roxanne Tannenbaum’s choir closed out the evening with songs and drumming. Browse the photo gallery to relive all the action.




Thursday, April 02, 2015