Football Team Wins LI Championship!


The high school varsity football team capped off an incredible season (11-1) on Nov. 25 by capturing the Long Island Class I title with a 28-14 win over the William Floyd Colonials at Hofstra University. The Red Devils scored all of their points in the first half, and won their fifth Class I title in seven appearances.

“It never gets old, and this is just as exciting as the first one,” said Coach Russ Cellan. “The kids worked extremely hard since the spring, and everything worked out. Nothing is guaranteed and there’s no substitute for hard work, and I am thrilled for our players to be able to experience this.”

Giblyn’s Drive


In November, Giblyn held its annual Thanksgiving Spirit Week and Food Drive, encouraging students to bring in donations for Freeport Outreach to help families throughout the community.

The presidents and vice presidents of the fourth-grade classes helped organize and pack up all of the donations, and each day had a different theme: students and staff displayed their spirit on Neon Monday, Twin Tuesday, Western Wednesday, Team Thursday and Superhero Friday.

The week ended with the theme of superheroes to reinforce that each and every one of Giblyn’s students is a superhero for their altruism and helpfulness. In total, Giblyn students brought in 3,438 items to be donated.

Giblyn’s Summer Readers

Giblyn students were honored at the November PTA meeting for their participation in the Summer Reading Club at the Freeport Memorial Library. Their hard work and dedication to reading earned a trophy for Giblyn for the second consecutive year. The district extends its congratulations to Giblyn’s top readers, Arianna Persaud and Ethan Francois.

Giblyn Celebrates Writing

Second-graders at Giblyn culminated their unit in narrative writing with a shared class reading. Students in Ms. Corbo’s and Ms. Correnti’s classes paired up, as well as students in Ms. Moloney and Ms. DeFranco’s classes. Over the course of 10 weeks, the students worked through the writing process by adding craft moves, revising, and editing to their small moment stories. Each student also brought a published piece of writing to share in a group and enjoyed receiving feedback from their peers.