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347 William St, West Hempstead, NY 11552
Phone: (516) 390-3130

Principal: Michelle Notti





The West Hempstead Union Free School District recognizes the unique value of each student. It is dedicated to the success of each student based on the highest standards of excellence in education. Each student will be challenged to achieve mastery in all subject areas in an educational atmosphere that strives to build positive self-esteem, mutual respect for others, and a life-long quest for learning.


Back-To-School Letter


Moving-Up Ceremony Information


Summer Reading 2017

Letter to Parents and Guardians

Reading Challenge Required Steps (English) (Spanish)


Spring Concert Photos

Human Growth and Development - Grades 4 and 5

Spring Concert - Grades 4 and 5

Parent University Flyer - April 5, 2017

NYS Assessments Information

Middle School Awaits

Fifth-graders from Cornwell Avenue and George Washington elementary schools culminated their experiences in their respective schools with moving up exercises on June 21. The celebratory ceremonies included musical performances, presentations of distinguished awards and words of wisdom from administrators as the Class of 2017 proceeds to middle school.

At their commencement ceremonies, the graduates were lauded by parents, central administrators, Board of Education members, Superintendent of Schools Patricia Sullivan-Kriss and faculty for their five years of academic achievements.

Opening the festivities, fifth-graders performed songs reminiscing about their shared learning experiences, laughter and memories over the years as well as the anticipated excitement for their next adventure.   

Cornwell Avenue Principal Deanna Sinito commended the Class of 2017 for their remarkable accomplishments and encouraged them to use the lessons they’ve learned at Cornwell throughout their life journey.

“To be successful in this world you have to learn to navigate the unexpected,” she said. “You have so much to offer and it is my deepest wish that you use the gifts you’ve been given and continue to grow to make your positive mark on this world.”  

At George Washington Elementary School, Principal Michelle Notti offered words of advice inspiring the students to succeed in middle school.

“As you move on to middle school, please continue to build on your repertoire of knowledge, strive for excellence and take advantage of every opportunity,” Mrs. Notti said. “Like the great thinker Aristotle once said, ‘Excellence is never an accident. It represents the wise choice of many alternatives. Choice, not chance, determines your destiny.’”

A highlight of both of the ceremonies was the presentation of awards including subject area, character and Presidential Awards for Educational Excellence, which are bestowed upon students who demonstrate outstanding academic growth and excellence, achieve highly on the New York State reading and mathematics assessments, and continuously improve in all subject areas.

Cornwell Avenue’s and George Washington’s moving up ceremonies served not only as celebrations of students’ accomplishments thus far, but also precursors to the continuation of their academic careers at West Hempstead Middle School.

For more pictures visit Cornwell Avenue’s and George Washington’s pages for a slideshow of each moving up ceremony.

George Washinton Moving Up


Fluttering Around The Classroom

Fluttering Around The Classroom Photo

Coinciding with their study of insects, first-graders at George Washington Elementary School learned about butterflies by creating their own butterfly marionettes with the help of the Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta, Georgia.

The students participated in a videoconference with the Center’s Distance Learning Puppeteer and Presenter, Brian Harrison, who discussed the anatomy of insects, the life cycle of butterflies, and how insects use camouflage to protect themselves from predators. Harrison also showed the students a few species of butterflies, including monarchs, swallowtails and Acadian Hairstreaks.

Working with an array of colored construction paper, the students followed step-by-step instructions given by Harrison to assemble their own butterflies.

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