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Principal's Message for the 2020-21 School Year

HOWARD B. MATTLIN MIDDLE SCHOOL

PLAINVIEW-OLD BETHPAGE CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT     



100 Washington Avenue

Plainview, NY  11803

(516) 434-3050

 

September, 2020

 

As we continue to prepare for the opening of school, we welcome you to the 2019-2020 school year.  We hope that you had a great summer! The District adopted the theme We Move Mountains for this upcoming school year.  At Mattlin, we will focus on the importance of team, and together with your support we will move mountains this year! 

 

We will continue to celebrate the diverse and talented students and hope to nurture and enrich our school environment on a daily basis.  We strive to provide an example of respect for the educational process and the dignity of all individuals. 

 

Beyond developing a learning environment that challenges students, we believe in our common language - PRIDE.  The result is a positive and humanistic interaction among staff and students. 

 

We embrace the philosophy of the Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District to provide an academically challenging yet stimulating environment for all students, and enable students to realize their full potential to be happy, ethical and analytical citizens of the world.  

 

We demonstrate inclusion, acceptance, respect, honesty and kindness, and provide high expectations for all students and our community.  Our goal is identifying each student's academic, social-emotional, aesthetic and physical needs, and striving to meet those needs.  

 

We encourage communication between and among students, teachers, parents, administrators, and community members.  

 

During this journey, we recognize the right of each student to learn to their potential, to grow in intellect, to mature emotionally, to develop an aesthetic appreciation of the world and to accept responsibilities to self and to others.  

 

We look forward to your partnership and contributing to our long-standing tradition of excellence as well as providing our students with various opportunities.  

 

A walk through our school reveals a vibrant library/media center with adaptable and flexible seating, classrooms with various learning activities using 1:1 Chromebook devices, cooperative learning activities and hands-on learning.  Our students explore learning in technology, family and consumer science, health, foreign languages, physical education, art, and music.  

 

Mattlin’s art classrooms provide students opportunities to reach for their creative potential under the guidance of their teachers. 

 

The Mattlin auditorium, chorus room and music studio are alive with the sounds of band, orchestra and vocal music students as they prepare for the frequent performances and competitions scheduled throughout the year.  

 

Students have opportunities in a myriad of clubs including drama, music, and robotics to name a few.  The arts are an integral component of our school. 

 

Although the middle school years present developmental milestones and challenges, the partnership between faculty, staff, parents, and community is paramount.  The Mattlin Middle School PTA is a vital part of this relationship.   

 

We hope that you enjoy the beautiful summer days, and we look forward to meeting our students and collaborating with parents in the fall as the 2019-2020 school year begins. 

 

Respectfully,

 

Dr. Coladonato