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R. C. Murphy Junior High School ninth-graders in Emma Domino's International Foods class had the chance to learn about the intricate process of making sushi when Satoko Mathews, a chef from Suffolk Community Culinary College, visited. The class was pleasantly surprised to learn how easy the sushi was to prepare and how delicious and healthy California rolls are to eat.

The following is a list of participating schools that donated cookies for the Sagtikos Manor annual holiday house tour. 650 individual bags were packed to give people at the end of the tour. In addition, over $200 was raised by selling bags of cookies to take home. This money will be used for much needed restoration efforts. THANKS to all who participated!!


Babylon Junior/Senior High School, Bay Shore Middle School, Commack Middle School,Connetquot High School, Copaigue Middle School

Deer Park Middle and high School, East Moriches Middle School, H. Frank Carey High School, Hauppauge Middle School, Herricks Middle School, Levittown High School, Locust Valley High School, Longwood Middle School, Mt. Sinai High School, Oldfield Middle School in Greenlawn, Selden Middle School in Centereach, Sewanhaka Middle School, Turtle Hook Middle School, West Babylon High School

Wisdom Lane Middle School in Levittown, Woodland Middle School in East Meadow

The Fashion Design/Fashion Illustration students from Division Avenue and MacArthur high schools of the Levittown School District visited the Manhattan campus of the Fashion Institute of Technology on November 17 via the LIRR. Students viewed an exciting and inspirational fashion exhibit at the Costume Museum at FIT . The students enjoyed a guided tour of Fashion Underground: The World of Susanne Bartsch, which explores the creative links between Susanne Bartsch’s 30 years of fashion self-expression and its influence on the global fashion scene. Students enjoyed shopping at the student store for FIT logo items and a relaxed lunch at the student cafeteria. The Fashion Design and Fashion Illustration courses are taught at Division by Joanne Galterio and Nikki  Kessler respectively and Randi Nuara and Tammy Mayer at MacArthur.

On November 4, 2015, Joanne Galterio and Randi Nuara’s Culinary students from Division Avenue and MacArthur high schools in the Levittown school district traveled to Nolita in Manhattan for a food tasting guided tour with City Food Tours. The groups walked the historic streets of Nolita and Little Italy stopping to taste delicious treats which included prosciutto bread from Parisi  Bakery and focaccia bread with peppers and herbs from Maman French Bakery. 

      On to Greecologies Greek Yogurt lab for traditional and strained yogurt topped with delicate preserves as well as honey and walnuts. This was a crowd pleaser as well as the Banh Mi chicken and pork sandwiches, garnished with shredded vegetables at Saigon Vietnamese Shop. Di Palo’s Italian Deli featured a selection on cheeses, meats, and crackers for students to enjoy. Finally, students made their way to Ferrara’s Italian Bakery where chocolate and raspberry cookies were served and students treated themselves to gelato.

Chef/Student Kathryn G. Boccanfuso of Johnson & Wales University visited the Culinary Arts and Food Investigation classes at Division Avenue High School of the Levittown School District on October 9. Kathyrn gave an informative presentation on the Culinary Program as well as other extensive programs, sports, and clubs offered at Johnson & Wales. She prepared delicious "Caramel Apple Ramen Waffles", a recipe of her creation, with the help of the culinary students. 


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6th grade students at the Plainedge Middle School showed off their culinary skills by teaching their parents the art of "pasta making". Thirty-five families participated in these evening sessions and each went home with fresh pasta to share.

Students demonstrated many of the skills learned throughout the year including measurment and equivalencies as well as food safety and sanitation procedures. They even impressed their parents by washing and drying their own equipment and utensils.

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