Celebrating School Board Recognition Week


In honor of School Board Recognition Week, both staff and students of the district showed appreciation for members of the Board of Education through a number of ways during a recent meeting.

To begin the night’s events, members of the Connetquot High School Concert Choir delivered a breathtaking vocal performance for all in attendance. Under the direction of director Brad Drinkwater, the extremely talented student-musicians performed the numbers “Danny Boy” and “Muie Rendera,” receiving a standing ovation at the conclusion of their performance. 

Connetquot Central School District Director of Fine Arts and Music Jon-Michael Lasher was on hand to speak of the multiple accomplishments that student-musicians throughout the district have attained in recent years. Additionally, he presented the Board of Education with a large sign commemorating the district as one of the Best Communities for Music Education 2018 as named by the NAMM Foundation. 

Sycamore Avenue Elementary School Principal and President of the Connetquot Central School District Principal’s Association Stuart Pollak also addressed the board in an effort to show his appreciation toward all of their efforts in assisting the Connetquot community.  

District Superintendent of Schools Dr. Lynda G. Adams then addressed the crowd to unveil an extraordinary plaque recognizing the renaming of the Central Office Building as the Helen R. Maloney Administration Building. In addition to being a highly loved and respected community member, Mrs. Maloney served as both a member on the board of education for a number of years, along with multiple other roles in community associations and committees.