2017-2018 Jonas E. Salk News
There is a Finch loose at Jonas E. Salk Middle School! But it's not a bird, it's a robot! This year Salk has introduced computer science topics to the one semester Computer Literacy class for sixth graders.
Jonas E. Salk Middle School eighth-graders are now ready to take on the academic challenges of high school.
To kick off Levittown Public Schools' annual Summer Reading Extravaganza, students in grades 6-8 at both Jonas E. Salk Middle School and Wisdom Lane Middle School gathered for an engaging literacy launch assembly to introduce the middle school's new summer reading book, "Because of Mr. Terupt" by Rob Buyea.
Five students from Jonas E. Salk Middle School participated in the Mathematics Tournament by the Sea at Long Beach Middle School on May 18, earning sixth place out of 35 teams across Nassau and Suffolk counties.
Two programs that promote character education at Jonas E. Salk Middle School were recently recognized by Character.org as recipients of the 2018 Promising Practices award.
The Spanish Club and the ENL students accompanied by Mrs. Miller, Mrs. Anderson and Mrs. Ortega visited the United Nations on May 17th 2018.
The Salk Connections and Builders clubs, advised by Mrs. Papach and Mrs. Welsch respectively, teamed up to host parent/child bingo night.
Salk's annual Recreation Night was a huge success. On Wednesday, March 7, 2018Salk hosted 18teams, approx. 75, 7th and 8th graders for a 3 v 3 March Madness basketball tournament.
Students from Jonas E. Salk Middle School and Wisdom Lane Middle School recently received a red carpet experience during the Levittown Public Schools first Lights!
Three seventh-grade students from Levittown's Jonas E. Salk Middle School were recently selected to have their artwork displayed at the Long Island Children's Museum in Garden City this June.
The Salk Wrestling Team has completed their 5th consecutive undefeated season. Not only did they win every A Mat match, but also won the overall matchups.
Jonas E. Salk Middle School students celebrated International Day on Feb. 16 by participating in a scavenger hunt on different countries in the school's library.
The Big Sister-Little Sister Club is a cross-building mentoring and friendship program for MacArthur High School girls to act as role models to Salk Middle School girls offering self-esteem activities and games.
The Salk National Junior Honor Society and their families raised over $1,000.00 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation and braved the frigid waters of the Atlantic Ocean for this great cause.
Jonas E. Salk Middle School students in the school's new archaeology club, established in Sept. 2017, merged ancient Greek god and goddesses into modern day society through their own digital stories on Jan. 23.
The Salk Connections Club, advised by Mrs. Papach, recently visited The Arbors Assisted Living in Westbury.
The MacArthur High School Wrestling team hosted the 3rd annual Sumo fundraiser that raised money for one of their own, The Dougherty family. Mrs. Dougherty, a parent battling cancer, currently has three boys on the wrestling team, a daughter that graduated last year and an older son who also wrestled at MacArthur.
On Friday January 12, 2018, 24 Jonas E. Salk Middle School students competed in the National Geography Bee sponsored by the National Geographic Association.
Salk had its very first Holiday Jamboree on the Friday before the break. Mrs. Welsch and Mrs. Papach had a vision of a fun and festive holiday atmosphere where students could enjoy themselves as well as do something to "pay it forward."
Salk's National Junior Honor Society members volunteered at the Island Harvest warehouse on December 21st.
Seventh-grade students at Jonas E. Salk Middle School in Michele Witte's class recently decided to pay it forward by selling colorful teddy bears as part of the school's movement, Tyler's Teddies, after a 10-month-old named Tyler died due to a defective juvenile product.
Eighth-grade students in Jonas E. Salk Middle School's Respect and Responsibility, Integrity, Safety, Staying Healthy and Empathy Program recently put their acting skills to the test through the school's push-in program "Middle School 101."
Seventh-graders Jonas E. Salk Middle School recently learned about Flag Etiquette from members of the Nassau County United Veterans Association.
Jonas E. Salk Recreation Club hosted it fourth annual, Turkey Bowl on Monday, November 6, 2017 under the supervision of Mr. Agovino and Mrs. Tuccillo.
The Salk Connections Club hosted their 4th annual Faculty/Student game day on Nov. 6.
On October 12th and 13th Salk's 7th Grade Science Classes went on their yearly excursion to the Sunken Forest, Fire Island.
In honor of Character Education Month, Jonas E. Salk Middle School's junior leaders in the school's Respect and Responsibility, Integrity, Safety, Staying Healthy and Empathy Program participated in a video conference program with HEC-TV on Oct. 5, which focused on the importance of kindness. In 2016, Salk Middle School was named a National School of Character for showcasing strong character development.
English classes at Salk recently participated in a Mystery Box activity centered around the summer reading novel, Pay It Forward. Mrs. Anderson, Salk librarian, created seven mysteries for the students to solve related to the content of the book.
Parents and faculty welcomed Salk Middle School students with great pride as they entered the gymnasium for the annual moving up ceremony. After class officer Julie Magliano led the salute to the flag, the eighth-grade chorus, under the baton of Lisa Levenberg, sang the national anthem.