At its meeting on June 5, 2015, the Sewanhaka Board of Education appointed Kevin Dougherty as Principal of Elmont Memorial High School. The Board of Education and Dr. Ralph Ferrie, Superintendent of Schools, are enthusiastic about his appointment and anticipate that Mr. Dougherty will use his leadership skills and experience in education to ensure his success in this position.
I would like to also extend my sincere appreciation for your support during the recent budget process. As a result of the positive outcome of the budget vote, the District will be able to continue to preserve all the outstanding programs for our students in all grade levels throughout the District.
Last week the first of several electronic signs were activated at the Sewanhaka HS campus. This project was funded by Legislator Carrié Solages allocated as part of a bipartisan effort between Legislators Vincent T. Muscarella, Richard J. Nicolello and Laura Schaefer.
A number of important changes are being planned for implementation next fall with the incoming 7th grade. These changes will assist students with the transition from elementary to secondary school, and will better prepare more students to access advanced level opportuntities when they get to high school.