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Weldon E. Howitt Middle School

Important Flyers and Information








7th grade Girls’ Basketball is away against Seaford Middle School @4:15
8th grade Girls’ Basketball is home against Seaford Middle School @ 4:15


Our school is open for students starting at 7:20 AM every day.  You may go to the West Cafeteria for breakfast, the East Cafeteria for supervised social time, our library for tutoring and completing homework or the Morning Recreation Program in the East Gym.  You will be dismissed in time to go to your lockers and then homeroom.

It looks like most of you forgot to get dressed this morning and stayed in your pajamas! Also, Happy Valentine’s Day! On behalf of Ms. Cuiffo and the Merlo’s, we would like to thank all of you that participated in Spirit Week, as chosen by your Student Council members. Please have a safe and happy winter recess.

Yearbooks may be ordered for $60 by going to the link on the Howitt website.

Howitt’s second annual roller skating fundraiser is coming up on Wednesday, February 26. Don’t forget to get your permission slips and $5 entry fee in as soon as possible. All entry fees will be donated to Saint Baldricks. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Merlo in room 301.

Reminder that today Future Corps will be selling carnations for $2.00 each during the lunch periods.

The first stage crew meeting will be held after the break on Monday, February 24, in the auditorium. Please join Google Classroom for updates over the break.

All Scenery Club members should pick up their permission slip for the in-school field trip from Ms. Doherty in room 316.

The following have been CANCELLED for this afternoon:
CANCELLED After School Tutoring Center in the school library 
CANCELLED 6th Quiet Homework Center in room 603
CANCELLED 7th/8th Quiet Homework Center in the Maker Space


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Current News

7th Annual P.S. I Love You Day

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Farmingdale High School and Weldon E. Howitt Middle School students organized the district’s 7th annual P.S. I Love you Day on Friday, February 14, 2020. Held annually on the second Friday in February, P.S. I Love you Day is a day where everyone is encouraged to wear purple to decrease bullying and bring awareness to the importance of mental health—with the hope that it will prevent suicide. 

The day was created by Brooke DiPalma of West Islip, NY. Her father committed suicide in 2010. His last words to her were, “I love you,” and they inspired Brooke to create a day that would put a spotlight on suicide prevention. 


Wildlife Warriors Club at HMS

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 Middle school students in the Wildlife Warriors club were treated to a “Meet the Animals” program by the Quogue Wildlife Refuge. Children were excited to get up close to some amazing creatures, including a turtle, a chinchilla and a beautiful owl. 

The Wildlife Warriors club is dedicated to the pursuit of environmental and wildlife conservation. 


4th Annual CTE Showcase held at FHS

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The 4th annual Career and Technical Education (CTE) Showcase was held in the Commons of Farmingdale High School on Thursday, February 6, 2020. Each year, the evening showcase is an opportunity for Howitt Middle School 8th graders and their parents to meet and interact with teachers and learn which classes align with their interests. Projects created by the carpentry and woodworking students were put on display, and tasty appetizers—prepared by culinary students, were passed among all the attendees.

Students Meet with Assemblyman

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Prior to the meeting of the Farmingdale Legislative Action Committee, middle school and high school students met with Assemblyman Mike LiPetri to discuss Farmingdale's legislative proposals for the 2019-20 school year. The meeting was led by Assistant Superintendent Dr. William Brennan and Assistant to the Superintendent Michael Motisi. Farmingdale Board of Education Vice President Suzanne D'Amico and Trustee Kathy Lively also participated in the meeting, along with administrators, directors, teachers, parents, and principals.  


Farmingdale Schools Perform All District Chorus Concert

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On Thursday, February 6, 2020, Farmingdale High School hosted the All District Chorus Concert, bringing together 420 students from all six Farmingdale schools—elementary through high school. 

Each year, the All District Concert is a showcase that demonstrates the amazing level of growth that takes place from the elementary to the high school level. It alternates every three years with band, orchestra, and chorus. 

Music teachers Christina Cinnamo and Emilie D’Andrilli conducted the elementary chorus. Danielle Tucker conducted the middle school chorus. The high school women’s chorus was conducted by Edward Kozlowski, and the mixed chorus was conducted by Jessica Mischke. The combined ensemble was conducted by Catherine McLaughlin. 

The grand finale brought all the students together to sing “You Will Be Found” from the musical Dear Evan Hansen. 

You can watch the entire concert by clicking here.

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