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2024-2025 Budget/Bond Vote and Board Election

On Tuesday, May 21, our school community will be asked to vote on our annual school budget that will ensure that our students continue to receive a well-rounded education and an engaging learning environment, the election of three board members, and a bond proposal designed to maintain and upgrade our school district’s facilities, while we continue to expand upon opportunities and experiences for every student to reach their true potential.

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Assistant Superintendent Dr. Vaughn Denton Selected as a Champion of Diversity

Longwood School District’s Assistant Superintendent for Pupil Personnel and Community Services, Dr. Vaughn Denton, was recently honored as a special guest of Legislator Caracappa at the April 9 General Meeting of the Suffolk County Legislature for being designated the Fourth Legislative District’s “Champion of Diversity” for his continuous work in recognizing and celebrating our school community’s commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural competence.

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District Hosts Another Successful Annual Technology Showcase!

On Tuesday, March 26, close to 500 community members attended an exciting and interactive Districtwide Technology Showcase.

Our K-12 students and teachers demonstrated more than 100 applications of interactive instructional technologies, including BeeBots coding, i-Ready, FIRST LEGO initiatives, Esports, Book Creator, college and career-based technology pathways in networking, automotive mechanics, drones, competition-level high school robotics, and more!

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Solar Eclipse - Monday, April 8, 2024


On the afternoon of April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will be visible throughout New York State. Although Nassau and Suffolk County are not in the path of totality, residents will be able to see just under 90% coverage between approximately 2:00 and 4:30 pm, with peak coverage occurring at approximately 3:26 pm. 

In preparation for the Solar Eclipse, we have arranged to have eclipse-viewing glasses available for all of our students and staff so that they may witness this natural phenomenon safely. 

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Legislative Committee Meets with Senate and Assembly Officials

As part of Longwood’s long-standing commitment to advocacy for public education, a team of 28 members from our Legislative Committee, including Board President Mrs. Victoria Molloy, Superintendent Dr. Lohman, administrators, students, and community members, traveled to the New York State Capitol to meet directly with representatives from the Senate and Assembly to advocate for critical issues impacting public education.

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Three Longwood Shining Stars Honored by SCOPE Education Services

Three members of our Longwood School community were selected as "Shining Stars" at the 23rd Annual SCOPE Education Services School District Awards dinner held on March 18, which honors distinguished individuals for their exemplary service to public education. 

  • School Board Service Award - Penelope J. Blizzard-McGrath, Esq., Board of Education Member
  • Teacher Service Award - Brian Leyhane, High School Math Teacher
  • Support Staff Award - Tom Murphy, School Lunch Manager 

Congratulations to our SCOPE Award recipients, and thank you for your service to the Longwood Central School District! 

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Longwood Community Connections Committee Hosts Another Successful MLK Unity Walk

In recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the District’s Community Connections Committee hosted a Unity Walk for more than 500 participants on Saturday, January 13, 2024. Longwood Board of Education members, Superintendent Dr. Lohman, central office, directors, faculty, staff, students, community members, and our local representatives gathered at Coram Elementary School to walk together to the Coram Fire Department, symbolizing diversity, peace, unity, and solidarity.

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Little Lion Week Scores Big with Varsity Football Team and Ridge Elementary Students

Ridge Elementary students recently partnered with our varsity football team for Little Lion Week, where students enjoyed question-and-answer sessions with our high school athletes through Google Meet. As a culminating activity, the players visited the students in class, where they read books and enjoyed time together.

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Longwood Schools Honored for Excellence in School Safety and Student Support

At the December 8 meeting, Suffolk County Deputy Police Commissioner Risco Mention-Lewis presented the Longwood Central School District Board of Education with a proclamation for excellence in school safety and student support initiatives, including extending resources for our community and serving as a role model for schools across the county, state, and nation.

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Ridge Hosts Differently-Abled Day

Third and fourth-grade students at Ridge Elementary School participated in a special event to increase their knowledge about disabilities and foster positive attitudes about people who are different. As part of Differently-Abled Assembly Day, students learned about visual, physical, and hearing impairments, learning disabilities, autism, and ADHD.

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Ridge Third Grader Recognized for Winning New York State Science Fair

At today's Suffolk County Legislative meeting, Ridge Elementary School fourth-grader Juliana Gianmugnai was recognized for being named the June 2023 first-place winner not only at the Brookhaven National Laboratory Elementary Science Fair but also at the New York State Science Fair for her experiment, Which One is the Best Filter Feeder: Oysters or Clams?

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Celebrating a New School Year

On Friday, September 1, the Board of Education, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Lohman, central office, administrators, faculty, and staff gathered for Superintendent's Conference Day to celebrate the start of an exciting school year, recognize milestones, and learn about the goals and vision for the year ahead. 

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Longwood Central School District Hosts Technology Showcase

Students K-12 and teachers presented and demonstrated more than 80 interactive instructional technologies, including coding, FIRST LEGO initiatives focused on alternative energy, Esports, Book Creator, the new STEAM lab, college and career-based technology pathways in networking, automotive mechanics, drones, competition-level high school robotics, and more!

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