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Prom Dress Drive

Friday, 14 February 2014 10:02

The National Senior Honor Society and Interact clubs at Floral Park Memorial High School are hosting a Prom Dress Drive to support the nonprofit Women of Integrity. The clubs are collecting prom dresses, evening gowns, cocktail dresses, dress shoes, and evening handbags. All dresses must be cleaned and in good condition. Bring donated items to the high school’s library through Friday, March 14.

 

Heroes Of Their Own

Friday, 14 February 2014 10:00

Students enjoyed a visit from DC Comics editor Mike Marts during Catholic Schools Week at Our Lady of Victory School. They create their own comic book heroes.

 

Sewanhaka Tri-M Inductions

Thursday, 06 February 2014 10:22

The Sewanhaka High School Music Department held its annual Tri-M Induction Dinner on Thursday, Jan. 23, accepting 56 students into Chapter 5836. Advisors Debra O’Connor and Christopher Doherty led the ceremony, assisted by officers Robert Myrick, Joseph Mazzeo, Breanna Washington, Selena Thomas and Eden Medina. The Voices of Harmony performed under Rachel Daloia, and Jennifer LoPresti began the ceremony with “The Star Spangled Banner.” The dinner was held at Pompeii in West Hempstead.

— From Sewanhaka High School

 

Our Lady Of Victory School News

Written by Tricia Ganun, floralpark@antonnews.com Thursday, 06 February 2014 10:19

Our Lady of Victory School kicked off it’s Catholic Schools Week celebration with a standing-room only opening mass on Sunday, Jan. 26. Pastor Father John O’Farrell’s homily emphasized the very important relationship between Our Lady of Victory Church and it’s parish school, stating, “OLV School is the heart of the parish – it’s what makes it beat.”  

Floral Park Mayor Tom Tweedy, introduced by OLV School Board President Kerry Boyle, presented OLV School Principal Peg Augello with a proclamation acknowledging Catholic Schools Week.

 

Game Night Honors Lisa Cardalena

Friday, 31 January 2014 00:00

The Floral Park Memorial High School PTSA will hold the first Lisa Cardalena Memorial Game Night on Tuesday, March 18 from 7 to 10 p.m. at Fiore’s Italian Restaurant, 144 Tulip Ave. For $40 per person, you get dinner, games, raffles, silent auction and prizes.

Proceeds will help fund the Lisa Cardalena Community Service Awards and programs for the students of Floral Park Memorial High School.

 

State Aid Decreases For Floral Park

Written by Daniel Offner, editorial@antonnews.com Thursday, 30 January 2014 00:00

New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposed $137 billion spending plan will increase education aid by $807 million for the 2014-15 school year, but school officials say it will still put them up against the wall.

“You listen to the State of the Union address and the state is getting more, but we [Floral Park] are getting less,” said Floral Park School District Superintendent James Opiekun. “We are hoping that the legislature, in the past, has revisited the figures and we hope that they do take a look at ours.”

 

Students Honored For Wounded Warrior Work

Monday, 27 January 2014 00:00

Once again the children of the John Lewis Childs School have risen to the occasion of supporting the Nassau County Fire Fighters Operation Wounded Warrior (NCFF-OWW). They received a special citation from the men at Fort Bragg and it is being displayed in the front entrance of the school.

The citation from Commanding Officer LTC, LG Judson P. Nelson, Jr. to the faculty and students of John Lewis Childs reads, “Thank you for your selfless service to the Soldiers and Families of the Fort Bragg, Warrior Transition Battalion. Your contributions to the Battalion on 5 December 2013 were immense and meant a great deal to all who attended. Your support is a true testament to your commitment, compassion, and dedication to giving back to those who serve. Your service reflects great credit upon your organization and is a superb example for all others to follow.”

- Submitted by Floral Park School District

 

Catholic Schools Week In Floral Park

Saturday, 25 January 2014 00:00

In Floral Park, Our Lady of Victory School’s (OLV) mission is for every student’s Catholic Faith to become alive, conscious, and active through exceptional instruction. OLV School fittingly adjusts itself to the circumstances of advancing times - incorporating the very latest in technology on a daily basis. At the same time, OLV School educates its students in the timeless pursuit of promoting the welfare of all people, while preparing them to serve the advancement of the people of God.

The theme for the National Catholic Schools Week (CSW) 2014 is “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service.” The annual observance starts the last Sunday in January and runs all week, which in 2014 is Jan. 26 to Feb. 1. CSW raises awareness of and celebrate the distinctiveness of Catholic schools.

 

Sewanhaka Appoints New Director

Written by Floral Park Dispatch staff, floralpark@antonnews.com Friday, 17 January 2014 10:15

The Sewanhaka Central High School District Board of Education recently appointed Christopher Nelson to director of instructional technology and student achievement. Nelson will oversee the implementation and coordination of the district’s educational technology programs as well as the collection, management, and oversight of state reporting.

Nelson is presently director of strategic alliances for Teq. Prior to his position at Teq, he served as director of instructional technologies, libraries and computer services at North Syracuse Central School District; and director of instruction and technology at Sherburne-Earlville Central School District.

 

Floral Park Residents Shine On Stage

Written by Floral Park Dispatch Staff Thursday, 16 January 2014 00:00

Three Floral Park residents recently took leading roles in Kellenberg Memorial High School’s drama production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.

 

Kellenberg senior, Thomas Laskowski was a lead in this year’s production. Beauty and the Beast.” Laskowski was chosen from dozens of students to play the supporting role of “Lumiere” where he performed in three shows.

Senior Michael O’Grady was also a lead in this year’s show, chosen to play the supporting role of “Maurice” for more than 2,000 show goers. 

 

Kellenberg junior, Hannah Pipa was a lead in this year’s Kellenberg Memorial Drama Club production of Beauty and the Beast. Pipa was chosen from dozens of to play “Madame de la Garnde Bouche,” the story’s wardrobe.

 

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