Martin Luther’s Mid-Winter basketball clinic registration is now open

Martin Luther School in Maspeth, Queens is hosting their Mid-Winter Basketball Clinic from February 19th – 23rd.

The clinic will run from 9AM – 3PM and is open to both boys & girls ages 6-14. All skill levels are welcome.

If interested, contact or call 718.894.4000 ext. 221 to receive registration and other required forms.

The clinic is sponsored by Maspeth Federal Savings Bank and Jim Von Eiff of State Farm Insurance.

Martin Luther School highlights it’s ‘Shining Stars’

Teachers, students, and faculty all play a major role in the culture of each and every high school.

“It is the chemistry between staff and students that separates some schools from others; and Martin Luther school takes pride in the positive chemistry that exists between the student body and it’s faculty,” said Amanda Slinger, Martin Luther School’s Director of Admissions.

Below are three members of the Martin Luther School Family whom have recently shined through grades, attitude, or extracurricular activity:

Dylan Y.Dylan Younghese
Year of Graduation/Current Year (past or expected):
Middle School
City of residence:
Maspeth, NY
Favorite subject & favorite teacher:
Physical Education & Science
Memories of MLS / Current experiences that are most memorable:
Laughing with teachers and friends

Lessons learned at MLS that have helped you grow:
To try new things


AlyssaEileen Maguire
Year of Graduation/Current Year (past or expected):
9th grade
City of residence
Maspeth, NY
Favorite subject & favorite teacher:
Mr. Ciccione and Mandain
Memories of MLS / Current experiences that are most memorable:
Loving all of the new opportunities and people
Lessons learned at MLS that have helped you grow:
Getting to know new people in a new place


PapatsosMs. Papatsos
Current Position at MLS:
Teaches Modern World History, U.S. History, U.S. Honors, and Economics
City of residence
From Baldwin, NY

Memories of MLS / Current experiences that are most memorable:
– Judging the talent show every year
– Decorating her classroom – this year her classroom is decorated into the four
Harry Potter houses
– Finding out how enthusiastic students are to be a part of something fun
College / University attended:
– Iona College
Favorite Things About Students and Staff
– Students : make me laugh and always teaching me new things, even slang
words all the kids are using now
– Staff: everyone is incredibly kind, we’re all always helping each other out, we
make sure everyone is okay – kind of like a family relationship
Lessons learned at MLS that have helped you grow:
– Respect gets respect – always be a kind person, a respectful person, and people
will show it bac to you especially students

Meet the new head boys varsity basketball coach at Maspeth High School

Dan Franchese is the new boys head varsity basketball coach at Maspeth High School. He is replacing former coach Anastasia Bitis, who was recently tapped to coach the York College women’s basketball team.

IMG_9412As the head jv coach and assistant varsity coach for the past 3 years, Franchese has been a vital piece of the winning culture that the Maspeth High School basketball program is known for.

Franchese posted a 16-4 record with his jv team last year, and plans to keep the same consistent winning attitude gonig into the 2017-2018 varsity season.

“Intense focus, family atmosphere, and a positive mindset are the pillars of the winning culture that coach Bitis & I have built over the past few years,” said Franchese.

“We have intense practices and everyone in our program buys in to the system and ‘the process’ of what we’re trying to accomplish,” added Franchese.

Throughout the past 4 years, Franchese has coached most of the boys in the program. He has helped developed the now seniors, and after last year’s season, he helped send 3 graduates to play basketball at the next level.

Nathaniel Nickel is a freshman at SUNY Cobleskill, Derian Puente is a freshman at York College, and Tamer Tamer is a Redshirt Freshman at Lycoming College.

“Franchese is a great coach and an even better person,” said John Sanchez, the varsity coach at Martin Luther High School. “He sent three graduates from last year’s program to play basketball at the college level, so it’s obvious that he knows how to develop college level players.” “I look forward to our December 3rd matchup at MLS,” added Sanchez.

Maspeth High School competes in the PSAL B division. They play opponents such as Academy of American Studies, Eagly Academy III, Martin Luther School (non-league), and McClancy (non-league).

Stay tuned for the posting of their 2017-2018 regular season schedule.

Martin Luther School Harvest Fest & Open House is this Saturday, October 14th, 11AM-4PM

mlsharvestfest2017WEBThis Saturday, join the Martin Luther School community at their annual Harvest Fest & Open house.

The whole community is invited to the School, located at 60-02 Maspeth Avenue in Maspeth, to partake in festivities, including:

Arts and Crafts, Basketball Clinics, Bounce House, Dance Performance (A Place to Dance), Face Painting, Food and Baked Goods (for sale), Games, Mr. Fred’s Wacky Science Experiment, Pony Ride (Available 2pm-3pm), & Raffles.

School Tours (Middle and High School) will be available to all families that want to learn all about the exciting Martin Luther School experience. Attendees will get a chance to see their new look, as the school recently underwent some new modern renovations.

98% of MLS graduates attend college is a statistic that open-house goers will learn this Saturday. Another nice fact is that MLS students can earn up to 36 college credits with MLS’ local college partners.

Join Varsity & JV Basketball Coaches, John Sanchez & Jon Kablack, for a fun basketball clinic from 12PM – 4PM in the gymnasium.

Families will also learn about scholarship and sponsorship opportunities that Martin Luther School has to offer.

Call Amanda Slinger, Director of Admissions, with any questions regarding the Open House / Harvest Fest: 718-894-4000