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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.

 

Floral Park PTSA Named Nassau Region Winners

Written by Floral Park Dispatch Staff, floralpark@antonnews.com Thursday, 21 November 2013 00:00

At the recent Nassau Region PTA Spring Conference at the Melville Marriott, the Floral Park Memorial High School PTSA was recognized as the winner of the Nassau Region Growth in Membership — High School Award. The unit that achieves the highest membership growth in each region receives $50 from NYS PTA.

The PTSA received the “Focus on Fathers Award Certificate” as well. This is presented to every PTA unit in which 25 percent of the total membership are men. This award is offered with the hope that more men will join in PTA’s commitment to children.

 

Floral Park PTSA Named Nassau Region Winners

Written by Floral Park Dispatch Staff, floralpark@antonnews.com Thursday, 10 October 2013 00:00

At the recent Nassau Region PTA Spring Conference at the Melville Marriott, the Floral Park Memorial High School PTSA was recognized as the winner of the Nassau Region Growth in Membership - High School Award. The unit that achieves the highest membership growth in each region receives $50 from NYS PTA.

The PTSA received the “Focus on Fathers Award Certificate” as well. This is presented to every PTA unit in which 25 percent of the total membership are men. This award is offered with the hope that more men will join in PTA’s commitment to children.

The PTSA thanked the families, friends and faculty for their membership support. Beth Choisez is the Membership Chairperson.

 

Floral Park Student Honored At Pathfinder Awards

Written by Donna Duffy Thursday, 15 August 2013 00:00

Supervisor Kate Murray and members of the Hempstead Town Board honored ten women who live or work in the Town of Hempstead for their outstanding contributions to the community at the town’s Annual Pathfinder Awards ceremony, as well as presenting a posthumous award in recognition of the dedication of a past Town of Hempstead employee. 

 

An inspiring keynote speech was delivered by East Meadow resident Randi Shubin-Dresner, President and CEO of Island Harvest. She has taken a respected relief charity and grown it into a powerhouse philanthropic organization.

 

Local High School Student Attends ‘Med School’

Written by Stephen Levine Thursday, 15 August 2013 00:00

This summer camp includes X-rays and a visit to the morgue

For Floral Park resident Hirra Arain, the field of science has always seemed promising. As the 17-year-old’s senior year at Sewanhaka High School approaches, she is already looking at medical school programs, and during her summer vacation she got a week-long close-up view of her future field of study.

 

Arain, along with 23 other area high school students, recently took part in a Medical School/Camp Program sponsored by Adelphi University and Winthrop-University Hospital. 

 

“It was amazing,” Arain said as her week at the Adelphi campus came to a close. “I learned a lot about college for next year.”

 

Building For A Better World

Written by Christopher Gavin Thursday, 13 June 2013 00:00

High school club receives check to construct school in Nicaragua

The idea that superheroes do not wear capes seems true for people at Floral Park Memorial High School. In this case, superheroes may be wearing backpacks. 

 

On June 3, the school’s buildOn club was awarded a $5,000 grand prize check from Madison Square Garden Varsity and Optimum cable’s Power To Learn “Charity Champions” Contest Program to help build a school in a Nicaraguan village this summer.

 

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