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Garden City Life - Schools

Reversal Of Fortunes?

Written by Michael Scro, gardencity@antonnews.com Friday, 15 March 2013 00:00

Board considers creating

tax certiorari reserve fund

The Garden City school board held a budget session on Tuesday, March 5, where a presentation on the district’s tax certiorari was held by Superintendent of Schools Dr. Robert Feirsen.

The meeting’s topic came as a result of the Nassau County Appellate Court’s decision to reverse Nassau County’s tax certiorari shift of liability for settlements to schools districts.

 

Two More Merit Finalists

Friday, 15 March 2013 00:00

Jacquelyn Seskin and Neil Quigley became the latest Garden City High School students to be elevated to finalist status of the National Merit Scholarship competition. With the addition of these two scholars, Garden City High School has had 17 finalists and 40 commended students named in the highly competitive program since the 2009 school year.

 

 

Advance In The Challenge

Friday, 15 March 2013 00:00

Garden City High School has advanced to the second round of MSG Varsity’s, The Challenge, and took on Valley Stream North on Sunday, March 10. Garden City was joined by 15 other Nassau County schools as they progressed through the Regional Rounds in trying to qualify for the Tri-State Championship Playoffs. Host Jared Cotter, of MSG Varsity’s Talent Show, was moderator. The Challenge includes 192 high schools from the entire tri-state area, with Long Island being represented by 32 high schools from Nassau County and 32 high schools from Suffolk County. A new match-up can been seen every Sunday through Friday at 6:30 pm, on MSG Varsity, Cablevision’s Optimum Channel 14. 

 

Students Art at Post

Friday, 08 March 2013 00:00

Garden City High School seniors Anne Foxen and Tiffany Liang were selected for the ‘Advanced Visions’ exhibition for high school art students at LIU Post in Brookville, said Advanced Placement (AP) art teacher Shawn Uttendorfer

The Advanced Visions exhibition of AP art works took place through January 30 at the Hillwood Commons Student Art League Gallery, C.W. Post. This year, 35 high schools throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties submitted drawings, paintings and photographs created by Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and Portfolio Preparation art students.

 

Waldorf School Book Drive

Friday, 08 March 2013 00:00

The small oceanside city of Long Beach has been steadily recovering since Hurricane Sandy smashed into this south shore Long Island community on Oct. 29. In the Long Beach School District alone, hundreds of thousands of book were lost and destroyed due to the storm. Enter the Waldorf School’s Parent Association and PA Co-Chair Nina Justman-Wozniak who wanted to help as well as engage the entire Waldorf school community at the same time.

“This was a terrible thing and I wanted to find a way for our children to help our neighbors in a meaningful way,” said Justman-Wozniak. “Many of our children have old books that are no longer read and I had a friend who told me that the Long Beach schools needed books.”

So for a week, families at Garden City’s Waldorf School collected over 1,000 books and donated them to the Long Beach Public School District. “We asked our families to donate their gently used children’s books that were suitable for children ages 5-18 years of age,” said Justman-Wozniak.

 

Two For Twos-2 Begins

Friday, 08 March 2013 00:00

The Garden City Community Church Nursery School (CCNS) is announces Two for Twos- 2 programs for 2-year-olds: PlaySchool and Next Steps.

PlaySchool is a program that meets on Wednesdays for two hours in the morning. It’s designed for the two-year-olds to have a positive first school experience to be shared with a parent or caregiver. As the year progresses, the program offers gradual, optional separation. Children need to be two by Dec. 1, 2013.

New for the 2013-14 school year is Next Steps, which meets on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons for two hours in the afternoon. It is a separation program for the older two-year-olds who are ready to be independent. Next Steps is open to all children who will be two-years-old by June 1, 2013.

Registration for either program started on March 4, either by phone 516-746-1756 or in person at the CCNS office. Info: Cathie McCullough, CCNS Director or visit the website at www.GCCCNursery School.com.

 

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