Congratulations To The PMCT 2011 Retirees!!
- May 7, 2011
Pictured from left to right... Teresa Reilly and Shawn Hirst.
In addition, PMYCS also maintains a food pantry and accepts donations of gently used clothing and books to distribute to community members in need. For more information about the programs the PMYCS offers or to donate items, please call 631-758-4100 or visit their website at PMYCS.org.
Sachem Rally Pictures - Thanks to All Who Attended!!
Waiting For Superman - Please Explore The Links Below
Congratulations PMHS Class of 2010
The Senior class president, Mike Fishers Graduation Speech - He rewrote the lyrics to the Jay-Z and Alicia Keys song Empire State of Mind as his graduation speech and performed it at graduation!
Charleston, S.C.- February 2009
Charleston, S.C.- February 2009
New Teacher-Mentor Luncheon - January 2008
P-M Graduates Choose Careers in Education - December 2007
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk - October 2007
PMHS Graduate - Lt. Michael Murphy: Awarded Medal of Honor - October 2007
PMCT Backpack Drive - September 2007
Opening Day - a new year with new challenges - September 2007
2007 PMCT Retirees - June 2007
2007 Student Citizen Awards - May 2007
PMHS Art Students Enter AAA Contest - March 2007
PMHS Art Students Exhibit in Southampton - March 2007
River Teachers Host an ESL Parent Night - December 2006
PMCT Blood Drive - November 2006
Speak Out - December 2006
Breast Cancer Walk 2006 - November 2006
Fall 2006 Connection - November 2006 - The community communication publication of the Patchogue-Medford Congress of Teachers.
PMHS Alumni Baseball Game - October 2006
PMCT Welcomes Our New Teachers - September 2006 - New teacher orientation.
Backpack Distribution - September 2006 - For the sixth year PMCT in conjunction with the Patchogue Lions Club and Mission Foods donated 120 backpacks filled with school supplies to the PM School district's elementary schools.
PMCT 2006 Retirees - June 2006
Joe Baglio's Inspirational National Honor Society Speech - May 17, 2006
PMHS Social Studies Teachers Spend Their Summer Learning - May 2006 - Colonial Williamsburg was the site of the summer colloquia sponsored by the Patchogue-Medford School District, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and the National Council of History Education. The seminar was held from August 7th through the 12th, 2005. Many members of the PM Social Studies staff attended the 6-day event.
2006 Student Citizen Awards - April 2006
Tuition Tax Vouchers: A Misplaced Priority - April 2006 - Gov. Pataki has proposed tax credits vouchers for parents with family incomes under $90,000 in districts with at least one school in need of improvement, with the biggest beneficiaries of these funds being the parents who already have the money and send their children to private or religious schools....read more....
Jim Beagan Returns From Iraq - January 2006 - Gov. Pataki has proposed tax credits vouchers for parents with family incomes under $90,000 in districts with at least one school in need of improvement, with the biggest beneficiaries of these funds being the parents who already have the money and send their children to private or religious schools....read more....
2005 Breast Cancer Walk at Jones Beach - December 2005 -PMCT led the way with the highest amount of donations collected totaling $8,044.00 and also the highest percentage of membership turnout for the event.
PMCT Members Participate in A.L.S. Golf Fundraiser - November 2005
J.R.O.T.C. at PMHS - September 2005 - A Positive Approach to Building Better Citizens. Click her to learn about the Junior ROTC program at PMHS that has been actively educating our students for 31 years.
PMCT Honors Sandra Feldman - September 2005 -Sandra was an advocate for all as she worked tirelessly for both teachers and students throughout her career.
PMCT Joins Hurricane Katrina Relief Effort - September 2005 -PMCT members donated generously as we started our new school year.
PMCT Welcome Our New Teachers - September 2005
Social Security: Is there a Crisis? - April 2005 -we must contact our representatives to fight against privatizing Social Security. Our future and the future of our children and our students, depends on it. Read this article to find out more.
Patchogue-Medford High School Robotics Team - March 2005 -This year the team will compete in the Long Island Regional held at Hofstra University from March 17 to 19 with hopes of attending the Nationals in Atlanta from April 21 to 23.
The Benefits of Smaller Classes - February 2005 -Former President Clinton has been quoted as saying “recent research confirms what parents have always known-children learn better in small classes with good teachers.
ESL Parent Night at River Elementary - January 26, 2005 The ESL teachers at River Ave. Elementary School hosted a special parent workshop for all the families of English Language Learners in the River Ave. school program.
JIM BEAGAN Serves in Iraq - December 2004 - Patchogue-Medford High School math teacher, Jim Beagan, is currently serving in Iraq. Click here to find out more about his tour of duty.
PMCT Executive Board - Click here to put a face to the name of your PMCT Executive Board.
Newly Expanded High School Opens - October 20, 2004 - Click here to learn more about the opening of the expanded building and see before and after images of Patchogue-Medford High School.
2004 PMCT New Teachers Page - September 3, 2004 - The Patchogue-Medford Congress of Teachers welcomes over forty new teachers to our union.
2004 PMCT Retirees Page - June 23, 2004
Patchogue-Medford Teacher Mentoring Program - May 2004
Jane Conetta receives NYSUT award - March 2004 - "Not for Ourselves Alone" Outstanding Leadership Award for 2004.
NCLB: The High Cost of Broken Promises - February 2004 - When it comes to the No Child Left Behind Act, a promise is worth more than $9 billion--and counting....
Special Olympics - November 2003 - Long Island Region Special Olympics
Breast Cancer Walk - October 2003 - Thousands of New York State United Teachers members participated in this year's American Cancer Society fund-raiser on October 19th. Despite poor weather the turn-out was even greater than in previous years. A total of nearly $50,000 was raised by Suffolk locals.
Special Education Inclusion - Making it Work - September 2003 - When the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) mandated that children with disabilities be educated with children who do not have disabilities, education in the United States changed. Education World writer Wesley Sharpe, Ed.D., looks at the characteristics of effective inclusion. Included: Answers to such questions as "How does inclusion benefit kids who have disabilities?"
WELCOME TO OUR 38 NEW TEACHERS!! - 2003 New Teacher Orientation.
8/29/03 - New Scoring Chart Issued for Regents Math A Exam New scoring chart based on the recommendation of the independent Math A panel appointed by the Board of Regents.View Conversion Chart
Commissioner Mills Admits Mistake on Math A - June 24, 2003 - Offers solutions for students who failed the exam and further evaluation procedures.
The Math A Controversy - June 23, 2003 - Click here to see a letter sent to the State Education Department written By Several Long Island Mathematics Directors. There is also a link to a page to contact your local/state legislators and NY State Education Department Officials.
2003 Student Citizen Awards - May 5, 2003
Pro-Education Rally - May 3, 2003
Helping Children to Understand and Cope With the War in Iraq - April 2003 - With a quarter of a million troops deployed and endless war talk consuming media outlets and dinner tables alike, children can’t help but worry and ask questions. For parents and caregivers, answering these questions and calming these fears is a difficult, but vital task.
No Child Left Behind Legislation and Impact - April 2003 - Issues that must be addressed and the challenges ahead.
State Aid Cuts Would Raise Local Taxes - March 2003 - Contact your State Officials to help SAVE OUR SCHOOLS.
Jane Conetta - Elected to the NYSUT BOARD - March 2003
A 40 Year Friendship Across the Ocean - January 2003 - In this age of cell phones, e-mails, instant messaging and palm pilots, a friendship based on writing letters is perhaps a thing of the past. But high school Math teacher, Chris Paino has done just that for the past 40 years!!
Patchogue-Medford Retired Educators Website - PMRE.ORG - Keep up to date with retiree information and news.
PMHS Class of 69 - November 2002 - Find out who never left Patchogue-Medford Schools
Tips to Avoid Abduction - September 1, 2002 - CNN and other news sources have focused on a number of cases involving young girls missing and found dead. These widely publicized incidents have placed new emphasis on child safety. Link to our very informative article which includes a link to Susan Stein's website on Protecting Children from Strangers
Ten Ways To Nurture Tolerance, Fight Hate, Promote Tolerance. - September 1, 2002
In Remembrance of September 11th - Susan Stein put together a wonderful site with ways to remember 9-11. The site shows ways to study the history of the flag, Betsy Ross, the Pledge of Allegiance and its meaning, Francis Scott Key, Uncle Sam, and many patriotic songs. Then she gives suggestions for writing poetry about our current feelings concerning 9-11 and links to related sites. She hopes this site will inspire some of you to teach a little bit about our country and what has happened. Heroes do exist and our children should learn about them, too.
A Parent's guide to Internet Safety - An online pamphlet on the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Website. This is a very important article for all parent to read if their children are using the internet.
2002 PMCT Retirees - June 21, 2002 - We wish health and happiness to all the wonderful PMCT members who are retiring this month. Enjoy reading some of their goodbyes or contacting them through the email links on this page.
Tooter4Kids.com - This site is created and maintained by Canaan Elementary school teacher, Susan Stein. It has a wealth or resources for new and experienced teachers. Bookmark it and check back often for updates. Spend some time this summer enjoying the site.
Pro-Education Rally - April 13, 2002 - PMCT members attended the education rally held Half Hollow Hills HS East.
Winter Gathering For New Teachers- Jan. 2002 - PMCT Executive Board members, District Administrators and New Teaches had an informal gathering at the High School library to catch up on the years events. Click to see pictures.
A Father's Tribute - Eric Stahlman- Jan. 2002 - Sam Stahlman's tribute to his son Eric who was lost on September 11th in the WTC tragedy.
Teach Tolerance...Fight Hate - Jan. 2002 - Every hour in America someone commits a hate crime. When bias motivates an unlawful act, it is considered a hate crime. Read this article to learn more about the ten principles developed by Teach Tolerance, for fighting hate.
Media Literacy - Jan. 2002 - In the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attack, Americans need to be particularly mindful of messages which contain bias. In this article you will learn how to teach your children to question and to reflect upon words and images to which they are exposed.
Flag Etiquette - Nov. 2001 -With so many Americans wishing to display the American flag as a sign of their support for those affected by recent acts of terrorism and as a show of support for our military engaged in combat, PMCT offers a guide to flag display.
My Dad's Life Before His Eyes - Nov. 2001 - Student Walter Warkenthien's personal story about the events on September 11, 2001.
Helping Our Children Cope - Nov. 2001- Tips for Addressing the Needs of Children in the face of Terrorist Attacks
Click Here To Meet Our New Teachers -Sept. 2001 - Learn about and see photos of the Patchogue-Medford Schools New Teacher Orientation.