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Parents: please take some time to review the district Attendance Policy, Code of Conduct, Emergency Planning Guide as well as other notices in this folder:

 Important Policies and Notices


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7th/8th grade Technology Club & Technology Honor Society are BOTH CANCELLED for this afternoon.


Student of the Quarter - 2022




 Today is Wednesday, November 30, 2022, and it is a "B" Day


Lost or broken IDs or lanyards can be replaced by submitting the form that can be found on the student's chromebook under FD BOOKMARKS. Students will be asked to bring their payment to the Library before the replacement card is completed. (Lanyard Only: $3.00, ID card Only: $3.00, Both: $6.00) 
This Sunday, December 4, at 10:00 am there will be a Farmingdale football parade marching down Main St. to celebrate the Long Island Class 1 Champion Farmingdale Dalers!  All Howitt football players should meet at Northside Elementary school at 9:15am on Sunday to get their Jerseys for the parade. Any questions, please see Coach Leary in room 502.
A reminder to students to go to the library this week before homeroom or during library recess to fill out a ticket to name the SUPER SILLY Book Return Monster. Submissions are due by Friday, and the winning name and student will be announced on Monday, December 5.
Yearbooks may be pre-ordered for $60 by using the link found on the ANNOUNCEMENT page.
Mr. Szabo's 7th grade Orchestra students should report to the auditorium for concert rehearsal when today’s announcements are finished.
Mr. Gelfer's 8th grade Orchestra students will have rehearsal on the stage during periods 8 and 9 today.
Mrs. Tucker's full Chorus rehearsals begin today. Students are asked to please check their rehearsal schedule for their specific periods. All students must attend these very important rehearsals. 
Ms. Tower’s Thursday Jazz Ensemble is CANCELLED for tomorrow morning.
The Lion’s Den School Store is now open during all lunch periods and has a new location in the East Building near the gym.  
Daler Buddies will be having a game night this Friday.  Interested members should get a permission slip from Room 518 or get a slip at this week's meeting.
Students who love to dance and would like to be a Dalerette should join the Kickline Club with Ms. Kanfer and Ms. Bonilla. Meetings will be held after school in the East Cafeteria on Fridays starting December 2.  Students should be in athletic wear and dance shoes or sneakers. 
The following will be held after school TODAY:
* After School Extra Help on the 2nd floor of the West Building
* 6th Math Extra Help in the Main Library
* Dungeons & Dragons Club w/Ms. Baltch in room 317
* Keep Calm and Carry Yarn Club w/Mrs. Papo & Mrs. Sullivan in room 602
* Daler Buddies w/Ms. Ferguson in West Café
* GSA Club w/Ms. Devine & Ms. Muuss in room 310
* Peer Tutoring w/Mrs. Donnan in room 302
* 3D Modeling Club w/Mrs. Ehrenpreis in the Library
* 7th Fitness Club w/Mr. Neu in the East Gym
7th/8th grade Technology Club and Technology Honor Society w/Mr. Ianne in room 419


Correction: NO GAMES TODAY





Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays 


To pre-order the yearbook ($60.00), use this link:

To upload personal pictures, use the same link above, click on “YEARBOOK SNAP” and use the code “HOWITT”



Water bottles, books, clothing, sweatshirts, shoes/sneakers are placed in the back of both cafeterias. Eye glasses, jewelry, pocketbooks, cell phones are in the Main Office.



Students who arrive early at Howitt may go to the East Gym with Mr. Leary & Mr. Ianne from 7:20 am to 7:50 am. 



Students who arrive at 7:20 am on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays may sign up w/Mr. Scelzo in room 421. Knock hockey, board games & moves will be available.



Mrs. Pietronigro in room 606
The Howitt School Spirit Club offers students many opportunities such as making morning announcements, MCing events, fundraising, creating school activities, Step, Kickline, Cheerleading and helping out with fun Daler events.



Students can fundraise, help families in the Farmingdale community, collect donations for people in need, and to other fun things.


HMS Moving Up Ceremony- June 17, 2022

Current News


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Howitt Middle School sixth grade Principals Cabinet
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Howitt Middle School seventh grade Principals Cabinet
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Howitt Middle School eighth grade Principals Cabinet

To improve student life at Howitt Middle School. That’s the goal of the Principal’s Cabinet. After an application and recommendation process, six students from each grade are chosen for the Principal’s Cabinet. As representatives of their grades, this group shares suggestions and feedback about maintaining and enhancing the school experience for all students with Mr. Gavalas. The Cabinet meets once a month during lunch periods.

The Principal’s Cabinet debuted during the 2021-2022 school year. The first members included: Kaitlyn Pitz, Zaria Canizares, Sarai Mendez, Lucas Tabrys, Jasen Georgilakis, Emily DeRose, Megan Caputo, Logan de Palo, Lily Defendini, Brody Healey, Takoda Polizzi-Rothman, Ella Smith, Ja’nessa Biggs, Ryan Kearney, Ava Vaden, Kailee Smith, William Herbert, and Amber Moustafa.

This year’s group includes Julia Burzynski, Kylie Carr, Mary Carroll, Christopher Kasenchak, Michael LoGerfo, Aidan Zheng, Brenna Agnetti, Lila Edwardes, Keira Hayden, Ryder Kinhackl, Jasmine Koppel, Abigail Montalbano, Timothy Broderick, Jackson Defendini, Braedon Lyons, Sergio Paz, Mark Reo, and Julianne Vazoulas.


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Howitt Middle School's chapter of the National Junior Honor Society inducted 141 new members into the prestigious organization on Monday, November 14th. The inductees exemplify the virtues of scholarship, service, leadership, citizenship, and character. These students are enrolled in rigorous classes but still manage to make time for clubs, sports, and other extracurricular activities. These are remarkable students, and we would like to take this opportunity to congratulate them and their families on a job well done.


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All concerts will be held in person this holiday season! No ticket necessary to attend. Concerts will also be live-streamed, so family members and friends can view them from home. The links will be posted here shortly before the start of each performance.

  • December 6, 2022 | HMS 6, 7, 8-grade Orchestra | 7 pm
  • December 8, 2022 | HMS 7, 8-grade Chorus | 7 pm
  • December 12, 2022 | AA Winter Concert | @ FHS | 7 pm
  • December 13, 2022 | FHS String & Symphony Orchestra, & Symphonic Band | 7 pm
  • December 14, 2022 | HMS 7, 8-grade Wind Ensemble & Symphonic Band | 7 pm
  • December 15, 2022 | FHS Treble Chorus, Mixed Chorus, & Wind Ensemble | 7 pm
  • December 20, 2022 | HMS 6-grade Band & Chorus | 7 pm
  • December 21, 2022 | SEM Winter Concert | 7 pm
  • December 21, 2022 | WWP Winter Concert | @ FHS | 7pm
  • December, 22 2022 | NS Winter Concert | @ HMS | 7 pm


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The Farmingdale School District Wellness Committee hosted a Wellness Fair in the high school commons on November 2, 2022. The event was open to students and families in grades K-12. Farmingdale students and teachers were on hand to teach about mindfulness, healthy snack options, CPR, fitness, and agility. Attendees met with representatives from the school and community to develop their wellness toolbox.

A Wellness toolbox includes strategies, skills, and resources that are accessible at any time to help an individual cope with tough times and improve their mental and emotional wellness.


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Howitt Middle School students enrolled in the district’s summer literacy program worked together to create this beautiful mural to spread awareness and encourage others to Be Kind. Farmingdale School District hung the mural in the west cafeteria at Howitt Middle School last week. All the student artists and the teachers who participated gathered to take a photo, sign a plaque, and admire their hard work.

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