HHS Named One of the Best in the Nation!

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U.S. Secretary of Education, John B. King, Jr., announced today that Harborfields High School has been named a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School!

Schools are nominated for the award by the State Department of Education, and then complete a comprehensive application about school practices. Harborfields High School was recognized as an Exemplary High Performing school—among the top schools in New York State. “I am extremely proud and congratulate Harborfields High School’s students, staff, and administrators for being awarded the ‘Blue Ribbon School of Excellence’ designation by the U.S. Department of Education,” said Diana Todaro, Superintendent of Harborfields Central School District.

Harborfields High School joins Oldfield Middle School and Thomas J. Lahey Elementary School as winners of the National Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence Award. “We are so proud of the work of our students, teachers, support staff, administrators, school Board members, and parents as we continue to earn recognition on the local, state and national level. Our students thrive in our rigorous academic environment with guidance from our outstanding faculty and our supportive community. The strong home-school relationship that exists in the Harborfields Central School District creates a nurturing environment where our students can be at their best each day,” said Dr. Rory Manning, former high school principal.

Dr. Rory Manning, assistant superintendent for administration and human resources, Timothy Russo, high school principal, and Dr. Francesco Ianni, deputy superintendent, will represent Harborfields High School at a two-day awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. to celebrate this prestigious recognition.

Harborfields High School’s faculty, staff, and students will be recognized at a school Board meeting on October 19, 2016 at 7:45 pm at Oldfield Middle School.

For more information about the National Blue Ribbon Schools program, please visit http://nationalblueribbonschools.ed.gov/.