Balboni to Host 'Long Island Firefighters Summit'
Senator Michael Balboni announced that he would host a "Long Island Firefighters Summit" beginning in January. The summit will consist of a series of regional roundtable discussions that will provide an opportunity for fire officials from across the Island to showcase the lifesaving work they perform and to discuss issues crucial to the fire system.
Middle School Moves One Step Closer to Achieving Full Accreditation
Nearly four years ago, Garden City Middle School began a middle level philosophy restructuring process to move the school further into best practice education. The implemented best research changes found their foundation within the New York State Education Department's Essential Elements of Middle Level Education. After the fundamental changes were made, the faculty - led by Principal Peter Osroff, welcomed the opportunity for the school to have its programs independently evaluated by the most respected accreditation agency for the region - the Commission on Secondary Schools of the Middle States Association. Even though no other Long Island public middle school (sixth-eighth) had earned accreditation, it was felt that the bold step of accreditation would validate for the Garden City community that the restructured progress programs were the best practice in education.
Ping Pong Club at High School on Fridays
On Friday afternoons at 3 p.m., members of the High School Ping Pong Club, along with its sponsor Doug Sheer, challenge each other in some very intense matches. The club also has tournaments with Herricks High School throughout the year.
Garden City Recreation Department News
Due to the popularity of the recreation department's roller hockey leagues, the department is beginning a floor hockey program for the winter months. This five-week program will begin this Friday, Dec. 2, according to the following schedule:
Village Should Quit Leaf Collection Business
From the Mayor's Office