2017-2018 Division Avenue High School News
Accolades abounded as Division Avenue High School seniors from the Class of 2018 were recognized in front of administrators, board of education members, faculty and loved ones during the school's annual Senior Awards Night on June 5.
A total of 32 seniors from both Division Avenue High School and General Douglas MacArthur High School made their college commitments on May 29 to play their sport of choice at the collegiate level.
The theater class at DAHS, taught by Mrs. Alison Sellars, recently explored the world of puppets.
Senior Paul Englander from Division Avenue High School was recently presented with a four-year Army ROTC Scholarship from the Department of the Army for his academic studies, extracurricular and athletic activities and his desire to serve as an officer in the United States Army.
For the 29th consecutive year, the American Chemical Society recognized outstanding high school chemistry students in Nassau, Suffolk, and Queens.
Division Avenue High School junior Sabrina Manos was recently presented with the Rensselaer Medal Award for academic excellence in math and science.
Division Avenue High School senior Dylan Chase was recently recognized as a News 12 Long Island Scholar Athlete, sponsored by Bethpage Federal Credit Union.
The Division Avenue High School music department recently traveled to Hersheypark in Hershey, Pennsylvania where they shared their musical talents at theMusic in the Parks Festival.
Division Avenue's Science Research students, under the advisement of Mr. Gerard Marzigliano, earned 2nd Place in Nassau County at the Long Island Envirothon competition.
On April 6th Division Avenue junior, Brandon Smith, was honored by the American Legion for his Americanism. As part of his Eagle Scout Project, Brandon will be building two bocce ball courts at Levittown Memorial, including benches and a scoreboard
More than 200 high school students throughout the Levittown Public Schools gathered with administrators, staff and family members for Division Avenue High School and MacArthur High School's annual Night of Honor. Division Avenue held its ceremony on April 11, while MacArthur held its ceremony on April 12. Students were inducted into various honor societies, with some being sworn into more than one organization.
During the course of just one week, Division Avenue High School junior Brandon Smith competed in the New York Science Olympiad C Division State Tournament at Le Moyne College and the New York DECA State Career Conference in Rochester, earning medals in both.
The Levittown community filled the seats of Division Avenue High School's auditorium during the school's production of Mary Poppins from March 22-24. The cast and crew brought the classic Disney story to life on stage.
Levittown's Division Avenue High School DECA team recently attended the New York DECA State Career Conference in Rochester where students participated in role play activities in front of judges in their business areas of choice.
Sophomore J.D. Moore from Division Avenue High School recently competed in the New York State Wrestling Championships, receiving All-State honors by securing third and fourth place in the New York State Public High School Athletic Associationand Federation tournaments, respectively.
Varsity cheerleading teams from both Division Avenue High School and General Douglas MacArthur High School had an impressive season this year recently making their way to the Universal Cheerleading Association's National Competition in Orlando, Florida
Charlie Mauro, a senior at Division Avenue High School, recently accomplished the exceptional feat of earning every available merit badge, a total of 138, from the Boy Scouts of America Theodore Roosevelt Council of Nassau County.
Two swimmers from Division Avenue High School have recently qualified to compete at the 2018 New York State Public High School Athletic Association Boys Swimming and Diving Championships on March 2 and 3.
A total of 10 senior student-athletes from Levittown Public Schools' Division Avenue and General Douglas MacArthur high school recently made college commitments to play their sport of choice at the collegiate level.
For the first time in the Levittown Public Schools' history, Science Olympiad teams from both Division Avenue and General Douglas MacArthur high school scored top spots at the 2018 Science Olympiad Nassau East Division C Regionals.
Division Avenue High School students in Laura McCue's Current Legal Issues class received a special visit from MacArthur High School graduate and current Oyster Bay Cove Police Officer Ted Mergel on Jan. 12.
Division Avenue High School senior Joy Kim was recently selected as a semifinalist in the 2018 Coca-Cola Scholars Program, for her exceptional leadership skills, academic abilities and community service.
Varsity Baseball Coach Tom Tuttle hosted a Coaches Clinic at Division Ave High School on December 10th.
On Tuesday December 12th, DRAGON Pride awards were presented to 8 students that embody the attributes of DRAGON Pride.
Two Division Avenue High School seniors were recently matched through the QuestBridge college placement program.
The Fashion Design and Fashion Illustration students from Division Avenue and MacArthur high schools visited the Manhattan campus of the Fashion Institute of Technology on December 6th.
Division Avenue students Michael Adams, Nicole Devaney, and Jillian Martinson spent 9 days attending summer conferences and seminars held at St. Johns University.
Division Avenue High School's Class of 2018 top achievers attended the school's annual Blue and Silver Luncheon on Nov. 30 to celebrate their hard work and dedication throughout their high school careers.
On October 26th, the Division Peer Leaders took on a new project, one which has never been done by a Division Avenue club in the past. The Peer Leaders decided to organize a LEADD Week Assembly.
Two Division Avenue students were recently honored for their prowess in photography. Kayla Connolly received an Honorable Mention in Black and White, and Kenneth Heim received an Honorable Mention in Landscape.
Two Division Avenue students, Justin Khan and Ryan Alvarez, attended the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders conference presented by the National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists.
Division Avenue High School students in Laura McCue's Advanced Placement U.S. Government and Politics classes had the unique opportunity to speak with students at St. Andrews Secondary School in Glasgow, Scotland via video conference on Nov. 3.
Division Avenue has selected two students from an outstanding sophomore class to represent the school at the Hugh O'Brien Youth Leadership Seminar at Adelphi University in June 2018.
High achieving seniors Heather Bonsignore and Brandon Hagen from Levittown Public Schools Division Avenue High School were recently named Wendy's High School Heisman School Winners.
Under the direction of Michael Bastone, members of the Levittown Public Schools Division Avenue High School competitive marching band recently finished off their season by performing in the Carrier Dome at Syracuse University for the 44th annual New York State Field Band Conference Championships.
Division Avenue senior, Dylan Chase, was the recipient of the Rensselaer Medal Award. Each year, more than 2,500 secondary schools around the world nominate students for this recognition.
Harris Monte, a student chef at Johnson & Wales University, visited the Culinary Arts, Food Investigations, and International Foods classes at Division Avenue on October 11th.
Division Avenue would like to introduce the DAHS Coffee Club. The moto is "We are better than Starbucks!" Every Friday, Mrs. Dawn Skoblicki guides students from the Career Development and Skills program to take coffee and snack orders from staff, make coffee, and deliver it to the customers.
On Monday, October 16th, Division Avenue's Girls Volleyball Team hosted their DIG PINK event.
It was a sea of blue and white at Division Avenue High School's homecoming on Oct. 14 as the Levittown School District's administrators, board of education, alumni, staff, students and families gathered for the celebration.
High school students from the Levittown School District showcased their college readiness as a total of 231 students were recognized by College Board as Advanced Placement Scholars from both Division Avenue and MacArthur high school.
Representatives from over 75 colleges and universities attended Division Avenue High School's three annual college mini-fairs from late-September through early-October.
The Levittown School District invites friends, families and community members to join in Division Avenue High School's annual homecoming festivities on Oct. 14. The Blue Dragons will play the Plainedge High School Red Devils during the school's big football game that evening.
The Division Avenue High School competitive marching band, under the direction of Michael Bastone kicked off their competitive season on Sept. 17 at the Brentwood Home Show with a second place award.
Gerard Marzigliano, a Science Research teacher at Division Avenue, was recently recognized for his extraordinarily positive impact on one of his students. Upon attending MIT this fall, Division Avenue Graduate, Sisam Bhandari '17, named Mr. Marzigliano as a teacher who was especially influential in her development.
Brigid Auer, an 11th grade student at Division Avenue, received the title of Grand Overall International Ambassador at the International Prince & Princess Pageant recently held at the Crown Plaza Hotel in White Plains, NY.
Incoming Levittown ninth-graders at General Douglas MacArthur High School and Division Avenue High School prepared for their new school year with orientation assemblies on Aug. 31.
Hofstra University's David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex was a sea of blue and white caps and gowns as 254 Division Avenue High School graduates from the Class of 2017 took the next step toward new challenges during the 58th commencement exercises.