Three Village Central School District
|Three Village Central School District|
|Type and location|
|Location||East Setauket, New York|
|Students and staff|
|Colors||Green and Yellow|
Three Village Central School District is a school district located in Long Island, New York. It serves Setauket, East Setauket, Stony Brook, Poquott, Head of the Harbor, Old Field, and small portions of Port Jefferson, Saint James and South Setauket/Centereach. Its name came from the older, original "Three Villages" of Setauket, Stony Brook and Old Field after the merger of the Stony Brook and Setauket school districts in the 1960s. Ward Melville, a local philanthropist, was a proponent of the Three Village school district, and contributed land for its new schools.
The school district is renowned for its InSTAR program, a three-year science research program which produces record numbers of Intel Science Talent Search semifinalists. In 2008, the district's program produced 13 semifinalists, the most semifinalists from a single school in the entire nation. The district's Intellectually Gifted (I.G.) program is housed at its William Sidney Mount Elementary School.
The current Superintendent of Schools is Cheryl Pedisich.
Notable alumni of Ward Melville High School include:
- Marco Beltrami (Class of 1984) - professional film composer (Scream)
- Andrew Scheps (Class of 1984) - Grammy winning record producer/engineer (U2, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Johnny Cash)
- Howard S. Berger (Class of 1982) - avant garde film-maker
- Greg Cattrano (Class of 1993) - MLL goalie for the Baltimore Bayhawks
- Frances Conroy (Class of 1971) - actress (Six Feet Under)
- Eric Corley (Class of 1978) - Writer, founder of 2600: the hacker quarterly, Director of freedom downtime
- Chris Dieterich (Class of 1976) - NFL lineman for the Detroit Lions, 1980–86
- Michael R. Douglas (Class of 1979) - worldwide leading string theorist
- Brooke Ellison (Class of 1996) - the first quadriplegic to graduate from Harvard University
- Mick Foley (Class of 1983) - professional wrestler and author
- John Fugelsang (Class of 1987) - host of America's Funniest Home Videos, 1997–2000
- Jarrod Gorbel (Class of 1993) - indie singer-songwriter
- Kevin James (Class of 1983) - comedian/actor (The King of Queens).
- Brian MacDevitt (Class of 1973) - world renowned tap dancer and four-time Tony Award-winning lighting designer
- R.A. The Rugged Man - hip hop artist and filmmaker
- Todd Sauerbrun (Class of 1991) - retired NFL punter who played for the Chicago Bears, Kansas City Chiefs, Carolina Panthers, and then finally the Denver Broncos 1995–2007.
- Joe Silipo - Former professional football player
- Gary Valentine (Class of 1979) - comedian (The King of Queens)
- Joyce Yang (Class of 2004) - Concert Pianist; Silver Medalist, 2005 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.
- High School (Grades 10-12):
- Middle Schools (Grades 7- 9):
- Robert Cushman Murphy Junior High School
- Paul J. Gelinas Junior High School
- Elementary Schools (Grades K-6):
- Arrowhead Elementary School
- Minnesauke Elementary School
- Nassakeag Elementary School
- Setauket Elementary School
- William Sidney Mount Elementary School
Cheryl Pedisich is currently the Superintendent of Schools.
- Mrs. Cheryl Pedisich, Assistant Superintendent for Education Services
- Mr. B. Allen Mannella, Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources
- Mr. Jeffrey Carlson, Assistant Superintendent for Business Services
- Mr. Robert Hanson, Director of Maintenance & Operations
- Mr. Ken Bossert, Executive Director of Elementary Education
- Mrs. Mary Castiglie, Executive Director of Secondary Education
- Ms. Laurie DeVore, Director of Pupil Services
- Ms. Jean P. Ecker, Director of Child Nutrition
- Mr. Scott Stapp, Director of Music Education
- Ms. Catherine Taldone, Director of School/Community Partnerships and SACC
Board of education
Current Board of Education members (with term expiration dates in parentheses) are:
- Mr. John K. Diviney (2012), President
- Mr. Jonathan Kornreich (2013)
- Ms. Susanne Mendelson(2013),
- Ms. Carol Leister
- Mr. Frank McIntosh (2011)Vice President
- Ms. Diane Peritore (2011)
- "Three Village CSD Administration". Retrieved 30 December 2012.
- Konig, Susan. "L.I.'s Biggest Export? Try Standup Comedy", The New York Times, November 14, 1999. Accessed October 27, 2007. "Mr. James was born in Mineola, but his family soon moved to Stony Brook, where he graduated from Ward Melville High School."
- "COLLEGE FOOTBALL; Booming Success For Losers", The New York Times, August 29, 1994. Accessed October 24, 2007. "It was a great day for the 6-foot, 200-pound kicker from Setauket, L.I., who averaged 60.1 yards in his nine attempts.... Sauerbrun, a senior, was a soccer player until the ninth grade, when he tried kicking at Ward Melville High School."