2017-2018 Jonas E. Salk News
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.