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Click on the link below to access information regarding Farmingdale High School's 2021-2022 school year. New to the link is the information regarding the Class of 2022's Graduation and Senior Events. 


Farmingdale High School is a RULER School!  


Parents/Guardians of current 8th grade students are invited to attend the Incoming Freshman Parent Orientation Meeting to be held at Farmingdale High School on Tuesday, November 23, 2021, beginning at 7:00 pm. Details regarding the event can be found by accessing the link below.

Farmingdale High School has once again been nominated for Best High School Spirit 2022 with Best of Long Island! Voting is now open through December 15th at You can vote once a day, every day, from October 1 to December 15th. Check out the other nominations including Best High School Principal and Best Psychologist. Please show your true Daler spirit by voting for Farmingdale High School in the Best High School Spirit category. GO DALERS!!!


October Student of the Month - Congratulations to the following students.


Lifetouch/Prestige Portraits took makeup photos for 9th - 11th grade students on November 8th in the Auditorium.  Visit their website at: to order these photos.


Attention Seniors: Meet with an admissions counselor virtually from local colleges and find out on the spot if you are accepted to the college of your choice! Seniors can to to Guidance to sign up for the college on-sites of their choice beginning October 25th. Specific details will be given at that time. Application fees are waived for all colleges except: Nassau and Suffolk CC, SUNY Farmingdale and SUNY Old Westbury.


2021 On-Site College Registration Information


POWER Time meets every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 2:20 to 3:20 pm in the Library.

2021-2022 SAT Exam Dates:
March 12, 2022
May 7, 2022

Farmingdale Public Schools 2021 Nassau Boces Regional Summer School Handout


Parents:  Click here to buy a Yearbook



February 23rd's Virtual College Essay Workshop for Juniors and Families


Current News

Why We Tell The Story


Welcome to the Caribbean! The Farmingdale High School Playcrafters proudly present their rendition of Once on This Island. An exciting one-act musical based on My Love, My Love: or The Peasant Girl by Rosa Guy, inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid. A story about a peasant girl falling in love above her class, told around a fire by a group of Caribbean peasants as they wait out a terrible storm.

“Once on This Island is one of my favorite musicals of all time,” said Farmingdale High School Director Ms. Jessica Mischke. “This beautiful story of how one seemingly insignificant girl becomes myth and hope for those she left behind demonstrates how the good we do echoes and continues long after our lives are over.”

The standout cast, which featured several NYSSMA honored all-state musicians, kept the audience engaged throughout the entire one-act musical. Juniors Molly Keena and Makai Jones performed the starring roles of fearless peasant girl Ti Moune and her affluent love interest Daniel. The powerful island gods, Erzulie (Trinity Babino), Asaka (Raniyah Elguerouat), Papa Ge (Rebecca Kenjesky), and Agwe (Matthew Murrell), guided Ti Moune on a remarkable quest to reunite with the man who captured her heart. Ti Moune’s adoptive mother and father were played by seniors Riley Leahy and Ben Hoffman. Sophomores Ryan Sweeney and Ava Monteleone had the roles of Daniels’s father and fiance. Rounding out the cast, playing the part of the little girl, was Albany Avenue Elementary School fourth-grader Stella Levenson.

“We are so grateful to perform our annual musical,” said Farmingdale High School Director, Ms. Jessica Mischke. “Once on This Island demonstrates that by giving love and sharing our stories, we can bring everyone together toward the greater good.”

No musical production would be complete without a reliable, talented production staff. Pit Conductor Mr. Ed Kozlowski led the orchestra, assisted by Mrs. Pat Facchiano, while Ms. Jamie Capasso and Mr. Erik Chocianowski headed design and construction. Lastly, Mr. Joseph Hasset, Mrs. Cherie Dreyfus, and Mr. Corey Sterler managed lighting and sound.

Director Jessica Mischke and Assistant Director/Choreographer Erik Mischke’s presentation of Once on This Island was a colorful tale of inspiration and hope. A beautiful gift from the Farmingdale Playcrafters to our community as we enter the holiday season.






Junior Class Ring Ceremony

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The class of 2023 celebrated a milestone at Farmingdale High School, the Junior Ring Ceremony. This ceremony is special for the juniors, as it recognizes all the hard work they’ve done, thus far. Family and friends gathered together to commemorate their progress through high school. The rings are a reflection of all the memories and hard work students have achieved at Farmingdale.

Junior year is one of the hardest and most stressful years, but this ceremony is a celebration of the junior’s character and strength. It serves as a reminder for the class of 2023 to work together and not let the upcoming years divide them in competition as they take standardized tests and apply for college. The junior ring is a keepsake that these young men and women will keep forever and symbolize their years as a Daler.

Highlights from Jr Class Ring Ceremony

Orchestra Director Receives University of Chicago Outstanding Educator Award

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Therese Mannino, Orchestra Director at Farmingdale High School, received the University of Chicago Outstanding Educator Award.

An Outstanding Educator shapes young minds in meaningful ways—thoughtfully approaching instruction, sharing an infectious love for learning, and caring for students both inside and outside the classroom. Each year, newly admitted UChicago students have the opportunity to reflect on their time in school and nominate an educator who played a significant role in their education, made a positive impact in their lives, and whose influence has brought them to where they are today. Mrs. Mannino was nominated by Farmingdale High School’s class of 2021 Salutatorian, Antonio Castano. Castano, an AP scholar, was also a member of the Farmingdale High School’s symphony orchestra as a viola player and the pit orchestra for play productions. He was also a member of the Italian Honor Society, Science National Honor Society, Science Honor Society, JV/varsity football team, and varsity track and field. Castano was also named a National Merit PSAT/NMSQT Commended Student and PSAT 10 National Hispanic Scholar.

The University of Chicago is honored to recognize excellence in teaching and sincerely congratulates this year’s Outstanding Educator Award winners, exceptional in their field, and role models for all students. The University deeply appreciates the lively minds who thirst for knowledge that these educators have nurtured and inspired. We thank them for going above and beyond the call of duty every day and leaving an impression that will be carried over a lifetime.

All award winners receive a commemorative award, certificate, and letter that includes details from the student they were nominated by. Principals and superintendents of award winners will also receive communications notifying them that their employees have received the award.

Additional information regarding the University of Chicago Outstanding Educator can be found on our website at the following link: educators/outstanding-educator-awards. Any further questions can be directed to Justin Klein at


Farmingdale High School’s Spooktacular Halloween Parade

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Farmingdale High School seniors made the half-mile trek to Woodward Parkway Elementary School for the district’s annual Halloween parade. A long-standing tradition in Farmingdale, students from both schools look forward to the celebration every year.

FHS Halloween Parade--PART 1

FHS Halloween Parade--PART 2

WWP Band performing at the Halloween Parade

FHS Safe Halloween

Bright Future for Decorated Students

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AP Capstone award winners are required to conduct, present, and defend academic research on topics they are passionate about. AP Capstone is a diploma program first introduced in 2014. Capstone consists of two courses: AP Seminar, taken in the 10th grade, and AP Research, which can be taken in either 11th grade or 12th grade. Both courses must be taken to be eligible to receive the AP Capstone designation. To earn the Capstone diploma, students must score a three or better in both of these courses and a three or better in four additional AP courses. If a student earns greater than a 3 in the additional courses, they will graduate with an AP Seminar and Research Certificate.

Eight students were awarded the AP Capstone Diplomas. Brianna Budhram, Emma Duffy, Ayla Irvine, Sherin Joseph, Ariana McGuinness, Kevin Piraino, Gabriella Sferlazza, and Sean Zaletel. Twelve students were awarded the AP Seminar and Research Certificate. Shayden Bernas, Elijah Bjarnson, Ricardo Castillo, Vanessa Espinosa, Steven Grannis, Brian Joos, Michelle Kontomanolis, Amy Lin, Nadiye Pinarli, Isabella Procida, Jenna Raczka, and Tasnim Rauzat. Thirteen of these students were graduating seniors from the class of 2021.

“Congratulations to the students who participated in the AP Capstone Diploma program at Farmingdale High School,” said Farmingdale High School principal Dr. Samuel Thomson. “They demonstrate competency in managing long-term projects, collaborating with teams, and delivering effective presentations which will accelerate both their academic and professional careers.”

This is the fourth year AP Seminar is being taught at Farmingdale High School and the third year for AP Research. AP Seminar is a yearlong course in which students investigate real-world issues from multiple perspectives. Students learn to synthesize information from different sources, develop their perspectives in research-based written essays, and design and deliver oral and visual presentations, both individually and as a team. AP Research lets students deeply explore an academic topic, problem, or issue of interest to them. Students design, plan, and conduct a yearlong research-based investigation to address a research question, documenting their process with a portfolio.

“We are extraordinarily proud of our students and the dedication and passion with which they approach their research,” said Nilfur Kelley, AP Research teacher. “They graduate from Farmingdale High School with skills they can and will use in their post-secondary studies and beyond.”

AP Capstone is a diploma program provided through College Board. Students who complete the two-year program can earn one of two AP Capstone awards, the AP Capstone Diploma or the AP Seminar and Research Certificate, which colleges value across the United States and worldwide.

For more information about the Farmingdale Union Free School District, please visit the district’s website at and like our Facebook page: @FarmingdaleSchoolDistrict.

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