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Lindner Place is now Acorn Way

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As Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said: “The time is always right to do what’s right.”

On Jan. 26, history was finally set right as Malverne’s Lindner Place was renamed Acorn Way.

This change was due to years of hard work by high school students who pushed the village to change the name of the street which was originally named over 100 years ago for a village founder who was also a Ku Klux Klan leader.

The street is home of to our very own Maurice W. Downing School, which was formerly called Lindner School prior to a name change. However, the street has remained named for the KKK leader, much to the dismay of the diverse Malverne community. Following a groundswell of support, including impassioned pleas from students and a public petition, the Malverne Village Board unanimously voted in September 2022 to rename Lindner Place as Acorn Way.

Today, with some of our current and former students who championed the change present to witness the historic moment in local history, the sign was replaced, and the street is officially named Acorn Way, a testament to the Malverne's motto, “Oaks from Acorns.”

Now that it has been removed, the original Lindner Place sign will be displayed in the Maurice W. Downing School library to preserve the past to remind people of what happened.

Learn more by watching this short video that was shown to all Malverne students today to give them history and context about the street renaming.

Click here to view the slideshow.

Date Added:1/27/2023

Parent Academy

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Help Your child “Stand Out” Through Their College Admissions Process with help from the MHS Counseling Department.

During the January 18th Parent Academy sessions, we shared details that will give your student the best chance of success when applying to colleges, including how to being the process as early at 9th grade.

* Essential components of a college application – what do college admissions teams prioritize?
* Extracurricular activities – how are they relevant and vital on college applications?
* Leadership – why is it important?
* ACT/SAT/PSAT – The COVID impact on your college process.
* Financial aid and scholarship tips.

Find out more on the Counseling page: http://malverneschools.org/departments/counseling

Date Added: 1/24/2023

HTH Presents: Seussical Jr.

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Congrats to the #Unstoppable cast and crew from Herber on their amazing production of “Seussical Jr.” that wowed audiences on Friday and Saturday at the HTH auditorium!

Under the direction of Mr. Coonan, the colorful cast sang and danced their way through this fantastical musical extravaganza and, most importantly, the world of the Whos was saved!!!

The crew handled the lights and sound perfectly and the stage design was world-class! 

As an added bonus, on Friday morning the students from Davison and Downing were treated to a preview of the show and had the chance to ask questions to the cast and crew. We look forward to seeing them on the stage at HTH in the coming years!!!

Click here to view the slideshow.

Date Added: 1/23/2023

Portrait of A Graduate

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The district is unveiling a visual representation of our graduates which highlights the exemplary characteristics that ensure our alumni are “life ready” as they embark on their future and prepare to forge ahead as our next generation of leaders, innovators, achievers and problem-solvers.  

Malverne’s Portrait of a Graduate highlights the pillars that are the foundation of our educational priorities at all levels, focusing on the seven elements that are essential for excelling in college, career and life in the 21st century. We look forward to sharing more about this philosophy and how each student will be given the tools to successfully navigate the every-changing world through inclusivity, collaboration, critical thinking and community engagement…THE PORTRAIT OF A MALVERNE GRADUATE!

Added: 01/17/23

Spirit of MLK Shines on Malverne

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Congratulations to all who made the annual Malverne Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration a spectacular success, including the incredible members of the community to joined together in strength and solidarity to honor the life and legacy of MLK!

Our night got off to a rousing start thanks to the soaring voices of Faith Eliely and Lauren Barrett.

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Lewis told us about Dr. King’s passion and sacrifice and how his actions on May 12, 1965 opened the doors to racial integration in the Malverne and Lakeview community and changed our district forever.

The Herber Video Production Class put together an amazing video tribute to MLK, complete with historic footage of Dr. King’s visit to Malverne in 1965 and interviews with faculty and students telling us how MLK’s works impact their life each and every day.

The Lions Cheerleaders showed what freedom means to them with an exciting dance routine and the Davison Avenue Glee Club and Downing Performers closed out the evening with their amazing voices that filled the air with love and hope!

Special congratulations go out to our MLK Jr. Humanitarian Award honorees Dr. Vincent Romano and Coach Tyrell Wilson who both contribute so much to the Malverne community with their words and actions. We are so grateful for your service to our students!

Click here to view the photo slideshow.

If you were not able to join us, you can watch the entire celebration here:



Date Added: 1/13/2023