ASSET Awards ‘Bright Lights’ to Recognize PMHS Red & Black Advisors

On Thursday January 11, 2019, Patchogue-Medford Red & Black advisors, Ms. Alison McKeough and Ms. Michele Sullivan, were recognized with a very prestigious ASSET Bright Lights 2019 Award. The Red & Black is the PMHS online newspaper. Ms. Sullivan and Ms. McKeough were honored and recognized as recipients of this Award for their innovative work with the online newspaper.

Please check out this award winning publication at http://pmhsredandblack.com/

Distinguished Teacher, Amy Vario, Recognized by Rochester Institute of Technology

PMHS Math Teacher Amy Vario was recognized at Rochester Institute of Technology’s(RIT’s) Outstanding Undergraduate Scholar Awards as a Distinguished Teacher on, Thursday March 22, 2018, in Buffalo, NY.  Mrs. Vario’s former student, Nicole Pannullo, nominated her for this recognition.  Students recognized at the awards ceremony have at least a 3.85 average. Nicole was a 2015 graduate of PMHS and Valedictorian of her class.  Nicole was a student in Mrs. Vario’s 7th grade Accelerated math class at Saxton Middle School.

Nicole is persuing a BS in biochemistry. She is a member of the Honors Program at RIT as well as a recipient of the Women in Science Student Ambassador Award and the Undergraduate Research Award form the American Chemical Society. Nicole completed a research internship at the National Institute of Health. On campus, she conducted research on energy transfer between organic matter and tannic acid, and on proteins found on gram-negative bacteria. Nicole plans to pursue a Ph. D. in regenerative medicine.

In the photo below you can see the nomination essay Nicole wrote about Mrs. Vario’s outstanding dedication as a teacher.

Congratulations to Mrs. Vario on this great recognition and to Nicole for all her amazing work at RIT!!

Mrs. Amy Vario, Nicole Pannullo and the President of RIT, Dr. David C. Munson Jr.


Mrs. Amy Vario, Nicole Pannullo

PMCT Float at Patchogue’s Annual Parade – Saturday, November 25, 2017

On Saturday November 25, 2017 the beautiful PMCT Twelve Days of Christmas sleigh made it’s way down Patchogue’s Main Street at the village’s annual Christmas Parade.   The PMCT Sleigh was designed and created by the PMCT Outreach Chairpeople, Nadine Scalzo and Kerri Simeone.  A crew of talented executive board members and PMCT members helped hammer, nail, paint and decorate the float.  The final float was a holiday hit at the parade.   PMCT members, along with PMHS Key Club members, handed out pencils to children along the route while some of their own children rode on the float.  Thanks to all our members who joined in to help celebrate our amazing community and kick off the holiday season.

PMCT Family BBQ 2017

PMCT’s first Family Barbecue on, September 30, 2017, was a great event.  Attendees didn’t let weather get in the way of their fun.  There were burgers, drinks, henna tattoos, cotton candy, “water” slides, and great camaraderie.  As you can see in the pictures below everyone had an enjoyable day.  Thanks to PMCT Membership Chairperson, Cheryl Baker, for all her planning to make this such a memorable event.

 

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Congratulations and Thanks to the Class of 2017 PMCT Retirees

American Historian, Henry Adams, once said, “A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.”  PMCT would like to thank the Class of 2017 retiring teachers for their hard work and dedication in teaching the students of the Patchogue-Medford School District throughout the years. We know their influence and legacy will live on in their students’ minds and throughout the school district. Our deepest congratulations on your retirement!

The 2017 retirees are:  Donna Bartolomeo, Robert Borowski, Victoria Brown, Barbara Cioffi, Stuart Cohen, Laura Ann Davis, Theresa Dolan, Elizabeth Galligan, Mary Lou Giacobbe, Maria Grimaldi, Kathleen Kay, Stephen Molinaro, Kevin Ray, Patricia Stavdal and Paula Tito

 

PMCT Express a Holiday Delight at the Patchogue Christmas Parade

On Saturday November 26, 2016 the beautiful PMCT Express Float made it’s way down Patchogue’s Main Street at the town’s annual Christmas Parade.   The PMCT Express was designed and created by the PMCT Outreach Chairpeople, Nadine Scalzo and Kerri Simeone.  A crew of talented executive board members and PMCT members helped hammer, nail, paint and decorate the float.  The final float was a holiday hit at the parade.   PMCT members, along with PMHS Key Club members, handed out pencils to children along the route while some of their own children rode on the float.  Thanks to all our members who joined in to help celebrate our amazing community and kick off the holiday season!

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Thanks to the PMHS Key Club for their help handing out Candy and Pencils!

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PMCT Float at Patchogue’s Annual Parade – Saturday, November 26, 2016

Patchogue-Medford teachers are excited to get into the holiday spirit with their beautiful new float at Patchogue’s Village’s 54th Annual “Christmas Parade”.    We can’t wait to see all our students and parents on the parade route.   Below you can see some of the pictures from the float construction process.  Thanks to all our float builders!!

The parade is on Main Street from 6-8PM on Saturday, November 26, 2016.

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Making Strides for Breast Cancer Walk – Sunday Oct. 23, 2016

Sunday, October 23, 2016
at Suffolk County Community College – Riverhead Campus.
Walker check-in: 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Walk begins: 8:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Please check in at the NYSUT Suffolk table when you arrive.

Proudly wear your Patchogue-Medford Breast Cancer T-shirt.
(To receive a T-shirt your $10.00 donation and T-shirt order form must be given to your Building Outreach Rep. by Friday, September 30th.)
You can also wear your PMCT T-shirt/apparel
or Pat-Med colors!


DIRECTIONS FOR ON-LINE DONATIONS
1. Go to: www.makingstrideswalk.org
2. Go to: DONATE
3. Enter: PMCT Outreach
4. Click on: DONATE (in green)

Donations can be made online, or if you prefer, you can give
your donation to the Outreach Rep. in your building.
Checks made payable to the American Cancer Society.

A Making Strides Walk will also be taking place on Sunday,
October 16, 2016 at Jones Beach. PMCT Outreach Chairs will be present at this event. Please stop in to say hello and join us for snacks.
(You will also have the opportunity to hand in cash donations at the NYSUT tent on this date.)

http://patmedteachers.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Making-Strides-Walk-Flyer-.pdf – Click to see the flyer

Patchogue’s Four Corners Turned RED FOR ED – Thurs. Sept. 17, 2015

A large group of parents, teachers, administrators and local Assemblyman, Dean Murray, held a rally to protest the Common Core curriculum and the high stakes teacher evaluations imposed on public schools by Governor Cuomo in the last legislative session. These rallies were held simultaneously in 17 communities across Long Island on Thursday September 17, 2015. Rallies and forums like this will continue as the parents in New York State love their schools and will fight for local control of their children’s education.