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Woodward Hosts 5th Grade Awards

Students Honored For Various Attributes, Including Leadership And Citizenship  

The Farmingdale School District’s Woodward Parkway Elementary School recently hosted its annual 5th grade awards ceremony.  The event recognizes graduating students who excelled both in and out of the classroom. 

 

Olivia Grace Callahan was awarded with the Dr. Gary E. Karp Community Service Award, for a student who is committed to making the school a better place while honoring the memory of former Board of Education President Dr. Gary E. Karp.   Olivia served as a mentor to kindergarten students, was a valuable member of the school’s Ambassador’s Club and was an active participant in the school’s band and chorus. 

 

Ronald “Ronny” E. Broadman III was presented with the school’s Board of Education Scholarship and Citizenship Award. The award is presented to students who demonstrate scholastic achievement, discipline and leadership.  Ronny is an avid reader who enjoys mathematics, science and history.  He was active in the school’s Odyssey of the Mind program, a member in the school’s orchestra and jazz band and a participant in the school’s Ambassador’s Club.  In addition, he mentored his younger peers as part of the school’s Friendship Club.

 

The Woodward Parkway Elementary School congratulates the following students who were additionally recognized at the 5th grade awards ceremony: Julia Badalamenti, Stephen Gerard Kessler, Olivia Grace Espinosa, Ritchy Alexis, Taylor Lewy, Natasha Pineda and Mathew Grieshaber.

 

— Submitted by the Farmingdale School District 

News

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman recently announced that 258 campus police officers at 12 SUNY schools—including SUNY Farmingdale State College—are being armed with naloxone, an extremely effective heroin antidote that can instantly undo the effects of an opioid or heroin overdose.

The antidote, more commonly known as Narcan, will be provided as part of Schneiderman’s Community Overdose Prevention Program, which uses funds seized from drug dealers and other criminals to reimburse local police departments for the cost of naloxone kits.

Oyster Bay Town officials are mulling an override of the state’s 2 percent property tax cap for the second consecutive fiscal year. On Aug. 12, the town held a hearing to approve local legislation, giving the Town Council authority to pierce the cap.

 

However, according to Marta Kane, a spokesperson with the Town of Oyster Bay, Supervisor John Venditto and the members of the Oyster Bay Town Council are not certain if they will entertain a repeat of last year, when the board adopted a $277 million budget, increasing the tax levy by $15,964,647—or 8.8 percent. 


Sports

Register now as classes fill up quickly and you don’t want to miss out on the chance to join in trapeze workshops at Eisenhower Park’s I.FLY this fall.

 

“I.FLY was designed to give kids and adults the ability to fulfill their dreams of being in the circus,” says instructor Anthony Rosamilia.  “Flying through the air never gets boring.  At I.FLY, we help people create lifelong memories.” 

After more than a month of group play, on Aug. 16, fourteen teams went head-to-head for a shot at the 2014 Farmingdale Baseball League’s 9/11 Tournament Championship. Here are some highlights from Saturday’s championships. 

 

8U Finals

Long Island Rangers 8 - Farmingdale Greendogs 9


Calendar

Board of Education Special Meeting

Wednesday, Aug. 27

Movies on the Green: The Nut Job

Thursday, Aug. 28

Warbirds Legends Weekend

Friday, Aug. 29



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