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Port Jefferson’s Earl L. Vandermeulen High School Students Visit Power Station, Gain Valuable Insight into Industry

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Port Jefferson’s Earl L. Vandermeulen High School students recently embarked on a fascinating field trip to National Grid Venture’s power generation station, located in Port Jefferson. The purpose of the trip was to provide students with a firsthand look at the skills, jobs, and facilities involved in supplying electricity to homes and businesses in the area. 

 

“The field trip was a valuable opportunity for our students, as it allowed them to gain practical knowledge and insights into critical infrastructure that powers our community,” said John Ruggero, Principal of Earl L. Vandermeulen High School.
“By interacting with industry professionals and learning about the diverse career opportunities available, our students become better equipped to make informed decisions about their future career paths. Thank you to National Grid Ventures for hosting this awesome field trip for our students.”

 

During the field trip, students had the opportunity to engage with recruiting representatives from the power generation company. They learned about the job application process and explored various positions that align with their skill sets, offering potential career pathways.

 

More than 40 students from Earl L. Vandermeulen High School participated in the power station tour in Port Jefferson as part of Engineers Week. This experience exposed the students to the inner workings of power generation and allowed them to envision themselves pursuing rewarding careers in the industry.

Board of Education Meeting Notice

The regular monthly business meeting of the Port Jefferson School District Board of Education will be held on Tuesday, March 12, 2024, 7:30 PM, at Edna Louise Spear Elementary School LGR. Call to order will be 6:30 PM for the purpose of entering executive session to discuss legal and personnel matters.

A special meeting of the Port Jefferson School District Board of Education Is anticipated for Tuesday, March 26, 2024 @ 6:00 PM in the Library at Edna Louise Spear Elementary School for the purpose of entering executive session to discuss a personnel matter. There will be no public session.

Public Meetings are livestreamed and can be accessed as follows: go to the District website at www.portjeffschools.org; click on BOE tab and click on BOE Meeting Livestream. Meeting agendas are available on the District’s website the day prior to the meeting.

Port Jefferson School District Student-Athletes Qualify for NYSPHSAA Championship

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The Port Jefferson School District is proud to announce that several students have qualified for the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) Championship. These talented student-athletes have demonstrated exceptional skill, dedication, and perseverance in their respective sports, earning them a spot in this prestigious competition.

“We are beyond thrilled to see our student-athletes represent our school and community at the NYSPHSAA Championship,” said Adam Sherrard, Director of Health, Physical Education, Athletics, and Nursing. “Their dedication and passion for sports serve as an inspiration for their peers and the entire Port Jefferson community.”

The district extends its congratulations to everyone who qualified for the NYSPHSAA Championship and wishes them the best of luck.

Wrestling: February 23-24, MVP Arena, Albany

Preston Biedenkapp (County Champion), 12th grade, Earl L. Vandermeulen High School
Chris Lotten (County Champion), 11th grade Earl L. Vandermeulen High School
Chase Davis (County Champion), 10th grade, Earl L. Vandermeulen High School
Frank D'Elia, 12th grade, Earl L. Vandermeulen High School
Nick Rodriguez, 9th grade, Earl L. Vandermeulen High School

Swimming: March 1-2, Ithaca College

Colin Veit, 11th grade, Earl L. Vandermeulen High School
Ryan Sommerstad, 11th grade, Earl L. Vandermeulen High School

Track: March 2 Ocean Breeze, Staten Island

Alexa Jacobs (County Champion in 55m and 300m), 10th grade, Earl L. Vandermeulen High School
Evan Monaghan (Small School champion in 55m hurdles), 11th grade, Earl L. Vandermeulen High School

Click here to view the photo slideshow.

Date Added: 2/27/2024

Earl L. Vandermeulen High School and Port Jefferson Middle School Observes P.S. I Love You Day

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PORT JEFFERSON, NEW YORK (FEBRUARY 2024)—Earl L. Vandermeulen High School and Port Jefferson Middle School recently came together to participate in a meaningful event to promote mental health awareness. The schools joined forces to observe P.S. I Love You Day created by a non-profit organization in New York State dedicated to eradicating the stigma surrounding mental health.

P.S. I Love You Day’s mission is to instill hope in those affected by mental illness and foster a supportive environment. This year’s theme, Love is Meant to be Given resonated with students in the Port Jefferson School District who wholeheartedly embraced the cause.

Students arrived at school clad in vibrant purple clothing, symbolizing unity and support for mental health. Throughout the day, various classroom lessons and activities were organized. One of the highlights of the day was the activity where students wrote inspirational messages on purple hearts. This exercise not only allowed students to express themselves but also served as a reminder of the power of love and unity.

The Port Jefferson School District is committed to supporting its students’ mental well-being and providing them with a safe and nurturing environment. By actively participating in initiatives like P.S. I Love You Day, the district aims to create a community that promotes mental health, social-emotional well-being and encourages open conversations, and offers support to those in need.

 

Date Added: 2/20/2024

Information regarding Nominating Petitions for 2024-2025 School Year-Board of Education

 To elect three (3) members of the Board of Education for a three (3) year term commencing July 1, 2024, and expiring on June 30, 2027 to succeed TRACY ZAMEK, RENE TIDWELL and, RYAN WALKER whose terms expire on June 30, 2024.

Deadline for filing petitions:   Monday, April 22, 2024

Please see the District Clerk starting March 1, 2024 to pick up a BOE packet. 

Petitions are to be filed in the District Clerk's office in the Administration Building, 550 Scraggy Hill, Port Jefferson, NY 11777.

Contact the District Clerk for more information:

Sharleen Quartararo
District Clerk/Secretary to the Superintendent of Schools
Port Jefferson Union Free School District
550 Scraggy Hill Road
Port Jefferson, NY 11777
(631) 791-4221
squartar@portjeffschools.org