English Language Arts


    “That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you're not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong.” 

    ― F. Scott Fitzgerald


    Dr Chowske with elementary students


    Dr. Rebecca Chowske

    District Coordinator English Language Arts and Reading

    (516) 267-7582


English Department Announcements

  • Two Manhasset Teachers Honored at New York State English Council Awards Ceremony


    Picture #1: Mr. Michael Koondel (far right) accepts the New York State English Council's Program of Excellence award on behalf of the Peer Responder Mentor Program. The awards ceremony took place on October 19th in Albany.

    Picture #2:  Dr. Rebecca Chowske, K-12 English & Reading Coordinator, Mr. Michael Koondel (Middle School ELA Instructor), Ms. Candyce Pelfrey Kannengieser (High School ELA Instructor), and Dr. Charles Leone, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction at NYSEC.  Ms. Pelfrey Kannengieser presented her excellent workshop, "Every Poem is a Problem: Teaching Argument with Poetry" to an enthusiastic and large audience.

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  • The Phoenix Magazine Wins First Place

    Manhasset Secondary School's literary magazine, The Phoenix, won the first place award from the American Scholastic Press Association. Congratulations to ELA instructor Ms. Candyce Kannengieser and all of our talented student writers and artists who contributed to the Phoenix.


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  • Manhasset Secondary Students Excel Once Again at The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

    The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, one of the oldest and most prestigious national competitions, announced their Northeast Regional awards this past week. Students in bold have won two years in a row:

    Regional Winners (54)

    1. John Aspinall
    2. Haley Attard
    3. Eunice Choi
    4. Ryan Derasse
    5. Gia Efstathopoulos
    6. Connor Gibbons
    7. Noemi Gomes-Jourdan
    8. Roselyn Ho
    9. Alexandra Hong (13)
    10. Sanjna Kedia
    11. Lucas Kim
    12. Sophia Kim
    13. Ava Klissouras
    14. Isabella Knapp
    15. Alissa Kopsidas
    16. Alyssa Lam (8)
    17. Brianna Li
    18. Elizabeth Medzhibovsky
    19. Benjamine Mo (2)
    20. Kate Moroney
    21. Caroline Owen
    22. Jessica Postiglione (2)
    23. Gwendolyn Seto (3)
    24. Ava Shu
    25. Sophia Vlahakis
    26. Nita Wanchoo (2)
    27. Emma Wang
    28. Dylan Wu
    29. Elizabeth Wu (2)
    30. Melina Zarboulas


    Gold Key Winners (14)

    1. Haley Attard
    2.  Eunice Choi
    3.  Connor Gibbons
    4.  Alexandra Hong(2)
    5.  Lucas Kim
    6.  Ava Klissouras
    7.  Alyssa Lam (4)
    8.  Gwendolyn Seto
    9. Elizabeth Wu
    10. Melina Zarboulas

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