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Middle school PTSA and Superintendent advocate for extended hours for crossing guards to cover “zero period”

Feb 9, 2022 | Schools

Since late November, Superintendent of Schools Robert Banzer and the Northport Middle School Parent Teacher Student Association (NMS PTSA) have advocated for the safety of students who walk to school for “zero period.”…

Girls indoor track and field team takes home county championship

Feb 8, 2022 | Schools

The Northport High School girls indoor track and field team secured its first county championship in over a decade last weekend thanks to the combination of senior Allison Reid’s big wins and an overall team effort. Allison…

Social Justice Ambassadors Program aims to connect and empower students

Feb 7, 2022 | Schools

An innovative partnership between the Suffolk Y Jewish Community Center (SYJCC) and the Huntington Anti-Bias Task Force (HABTF) is aiming to connect and empower local high school students, including students from Northport…

District superintendent: Masks in schools optional “until further notice”

Jan 25, 2022 | Schools

Last night, at 10:53pm, Superintendent of Schools Robert Banzer sent district parents an email stating that the district had “received conflicting information” about mask wearing in schools but that in compliance with…

Northport High School varsity wrestling wins League II championship

Jan 14, 2022 | Schools

Northport High School’s varsity wrestling team took home a 43-16 win over Commack High School this past Wednesday, January 12, to secure the Section XI League II championship. Led by coach Robert “Thad” Aliberti, the team is…

District providing weekly Covid-19 testing to Northport-East Northport community members

Jan 5, 2022 | Schools

Last week, the Northport-East Northport UFSD offered Covid-19 testing for the school community at Bellerose Avenue Elementary School, a building mothballed after the board of education voted in favor of its closing in April…

New festival seeks to engage local high school students in the arts/theater

Dec 30, 2021 | Schools

A Young Playwrights Festival, presented by the Northport Arts Coalition (NAC) and the John W. Engeman Theater, has put out a call for submissions open to all Huntington township high school students. It’s the first year of…

Chromebooks set to come home in the event district or individual schools go remote

Dec 22, 2021 | Schools

A rise in Covid-19 cases both nationally and in the community has got school district officials thinking proactively and today, December 23, they’ll be sending all students home with their Chromebooks in the case that the…

“Disturbing trend” continues as threats to high school, hateful messages shared in chat room

Dec 22, 2021 | Schools

A violent threat against Northport High School, made in a gaming chat room by Northport High School students, was reported to the community by Superintendent of Schools Robert Banzer this past weekend, just days after a viral…

TikTok challenge causes concern nationally and locally; threats deemed “non-credible”

Dec 17, 2021 | Schools

A nationwide TikTok “challenge” gone viral has caused concern among school employees, parents and students this week, as today, December 17, has been labeled “National Shoot Up Your School Day” on the social media platform…

Elementary school students raise over $1,000 to purchase gifts for families in need

Dec 14, 2021 | Schools

Fifth Avenue Elementary School students helped brighten the holiday season for families in need this past month, raising over $1,000 to purchase gifts for numerous families, thanks to an initiative led by the school’s SHARE…

Middle school playgrounds designed to give a new and active outlet to students in grades 5-8

Dec 8, 2021 | Schools

Playgrounds recently installed at both Northport Middle School and East Northport Middle School will be ready for students to use this week and may be used by all students in the buildings, grades 5-8, confirmed school…

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