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Farmingdale High School




January 2021


GSA will have their first meeting of 2021 as a Google Meet on Wednesday, January 13th at 3:15 pm.


National Honor Society Induction Ceremony - December 1, 2020, 6:00 PM - Live stream Link  


November's Student of the Month - Congratulations to the following students.


Attention Juniors:

The date for the Ring Ceremony has been changed to January 27th. Please check Schoology for details.


Attention Seniors: 

Preparations for graduation have begun, and if have not yet ordered your cap and gowns, you may send your payments directly to Jostens by completing their flyer and mailing it along with a check or money order. The flyer is available on the Virtual Backpack link (below) in the 2020-2021 School Year, Class of 2021's Senior Events folders and on the Class of 2021's Classroom page.  


Virtual POWER Time meets on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Look for QR codes on the flyers posted in the building to request a meet for extra help. 


Parents:  Click here to buy a Yearbook / Yearbook Ad

PLEASE NOTE:  The price of the yearbook will increase on December 1st.


Attention Juniors: You can still order your class rings online at:

A $50 deposit is required. Catalogs are available in the Main Office.



FHS Virtual Backpack

Click on the Virtual Backpack link above to access information regarding the Farmingdale High School 2020-2021 school year. 

Current News

We are the ASL Honor Society

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We Are The ASL Honor Society

Welcome Back Dalers!

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A Few Highlights From Our First Week Back

Holiday Cheer for All to Hear

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Holiday Cheer for All to Hear

Farmingdale, NY (December 15, 2020)-- Twenty-Three Farmingdale student musicians from Weldon E. Howitt Middle School and Farmingdale High School, along with four alumni and eight members of staff and administration, performed in the 47th annual Tuba Christmas concert, held at the Howitt Middle School courtyard.

“We were thrilled to be able to continue the Tuba Christmas tradition in Farmingdale during a year that so many special events have been canceled”, said band director Erica Hartman. “It is always an honor to be able to play with your students and colleagues. Next year we hope to be back on the ice at Rockefeller Center but if not we will be right back here at Howitt!”

In years past, as is tradition, the performance would take place under the famous tree in Rockefeller Center and would include a collaboration with approximately 400 other musicians from across the country. The need to remain responsible and socially distant didn’t stop Dalers from spreading holiday cheer for all to hear! The Tuba Christmas concert consisted of three songs, performed live in the courtyard. Band members played “Deck the Halls'', “Jingle Bells''and finished strong with “We Wish You A Merry Christmas”. Many band members dressed inofficial Farmingdale Tuba Christmas hats with their instruments adorned with tinsel and lights. Even Superintendent Paul Defendini joined the band for this festive performance.

“It was such an honor to perform with such a dedicated group of teachers and students”, said Superintendent, Paul Defendini. “Tuba Christmas was another example of our amazing staffmaking the best of a difficult situation.”

Tuba Christmas was conceived by tuba virtuoso Harvey Phillips to honor his late mentor and teacher, William J. Bell —born Christmas Day, 1902. The first Tuba Christmas at Rockefeller Center was performed in 1974, and the tradition is held annually in over two hundred cities around the world. Past musical performances done by Farmingdale’s student-musicians have received high praise. Most notably, Farmingdale’s Symphony Orchestra was recently recognized by Rolf Anderson, son of renowned “Sleigh Ride” composer Leroy Anderson, for their remarkable 2018 performance of “A Christmas Festival”.




Howitt Middle School

Alessandro Chavarria-Fuentes 

Andrew Adamo 

Zachary Commike 

Luke Ferraiolo 

Nicholas Agrillo 

Angel Aguilar 

Ava Vaden 

Gavin Frank 

Mason Schwimmer 

Christian D'Amico 

Jackson Defendini 

Farmingdale High School

Hayden Bailey 

Nicholas Maltese 

Jabari Wellington 

Ariana Diaz 

Kevin Piranio 

Aidan Kelly 

Ashton Jonak 

Will Bany 

Olivia Espinosa 

Sean Ramirez 

Charlotte Rutkowski 

Joe Sancetta 


Gio Maraboli: Julliard 

Jason Lensky: Crane School of Music

Alex Felker: Ithaca University

Aiden Timko: Crane School of Music 

Staff & Administration

Jennifer Tower 

Erica Hartmann 

Gina Pellettiere 

Barbara Liberman 

Matthew DeMasi 

Phil Scanze 

Greg Warnokowski 


Holiday Cheer for All to Hear

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Below you’ll find several links to all of the festive performances our Daler community has orchestrated this Holiday season. Enjoy!

Albany Avenue Elementary School's Senior Band & Orchestra Holiday Greeting 2020

Farmingdale High School Hallelujah Chorus

Tuba Christmas

Farmingdale High School Mixed Chorus: Deck the Halls

Farmingdale High School Marching Band & Dalerettes Wish You A Happy Holiday Season

Saltzman East Memorial Elementary School: Holiday Entrance Music 2020

Daler A Cappella - Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays

Farmingdale High School's Jazz Chorus performs Silent Night

Northside Senior Band Winter Concert 2020

Symphony Orchestra

String and Symphony Orchestras December Collaboration



Farmingdale High School’s ‘Winning Woman’

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Standout Senior Selected To Attend Leadership Conference

Farmingdale, NY (December 3, 2020 )--Farmingdale High School business honor society student, Aniqa Khan, was selected by her advisors Stacy Cabrera and Donna Wright to attend a virtual Winning Women Leadership Conference hosted by Virtual Enterprises. The Winning Women Leadership Conference is an early career development program for high-potential female leaders. Students attending had the opportunity to engage with and learn from inspiring women business professionals about the skills needed to develop successful careers. 

“Aniqa was chosen by Mrs. Wright and myself to represent Farmingdale High School at the Winning Women's Conference,” said business teacher Stacy Cabrera. “Aniqa has demonstrated initiative and drive by seeking out leadership opportunities inside and outside of the classroom that she knows will open doors for her future.”

The virtual conference included a panel of dynamic female business leaders, who shared their experience, guidance, and helpful tips on building a personal brand, establishing a professional presence, and developing effective communication skills. In addition, leaders guided students through themed activities on leadership, teamwork, and presentation skills.

“It was a great experience; I was able to speak with some women in fascinating positions who had valuable advice for myself and the changing times we are a part of,” said Farmingdale High School senior, Aniqa Khan. “I also learned a lot through the group activities I took part in, where we brainstormed ideas on personal branding, professionalism, and communication. I hope to be able to do more of these events in the future.”

Virtual Enterprises provides a solution for schools to offer all students meaningful skills-based career experiences. Through our hands-on, task-based curricula, students test drive potential careers and develop in-demand skills and competencies that post-secondary institutions and employers are seeking. By managing the day-to-day operations of a company, students not only develop business skills and an entrepreneurial mindset, they also identify career pathways that align with their interests, talents, and aspirations.


By The Numbers


Students Enrolled


Honor Roll Students


Student Athletes


Student Artists


AP Courses Available


Students in After-School Activities