At its Nov. 13 meeting of the Board of Education, the Levittown Public Schools honored and recognized not just students, but local organizations of service to the students in its community.
The evening began with a sneak preview of General Douglas MacArthur High School's musical production of Into the Woods. Members of the cast performed three top songs from the show, which is open to all community members Nov. 22 and 23.
The night then focused on an academic presentation from both Division Avenue and MacArthur High Schools regarding their extracurricular activities and offerings. Advisers from several clubs and more than a dozen students spoke on the purpose of the club they are a part of, as well as the impact it has had on their life. Each of the school's Commended Students and National Hispanic Scholars were also recognized.
Also part of the evening, the board of education and administration recognized local service organizations - the Levittown Kiwanis Club and Nassau County Crossing Guards who serve the school community every single day.
"Thank you for the countless hours you have dedicated to others," Assistant Superintendent for Instruction Todd Winch said in announcing the Kiwanis Club members.
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Tonie McDonald echoed the sentiment with regard to the crossing guards.
"Thank you for all you do. We know you are there to keep us safe every day."
Each of the honorees received a special certificate, and Levittown Kiwanis Club even presented Dr. McDonald with a plaque for her dedication and service to the organization.