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Maccarone Sworn In As Board Prez

Glen Cove School Board President Richard Maccarone was officially sworn in at Thursday night’s annual reorganization meeting. After serving as a board trustee for the 2013-14 school year, Maccarone assumed the role of board president, a position he held in the 2011-12 school year before taking a one-year hiatus. Maria Rianna was sworn in as school superintendent, Donna Brady was sworn in as board vice president, and Barrie Dratch and Maureen Pappachristou were sworn in for three-year terms as board trustees.

 

“I was board president two years ago and I’m happy that the board has enough faith in me to re-elect me once again to this position,” said Maccarone. “This is one of the best boards we’ve had in a

long time and I believe our school district is headed in the right direction. I have only one goal in mind and that is to make this school district better.”

 

Maccarone was voted in by a count of 7-0 by the board and Brady was voted in by a count of 6-1; David Huggins was opposed.

Other News:

 

Facilities Committee Chairperson and Trustee David Huggins said that significant progress has been made on the boiler at the Landing Elementary School. Work on the faulty boiler was scheduled to begin before July 1.

 

“The boiler at the Landing School would not have lasted three more weeks if nothing was done about it,” said Huggins. “With the rotting pipes it wouldn’t have made it to the next heating season.”

 

Huggins added that work on the boiler is expected to be completed in four to six weeks, with a completion date targeted for Aug.16. 

 

Superintendent Maria Rianna said she had a busy month in June, attending a total of five graduation ceremonies in the district.

 

“I am proud to say that the numbers are in and that our graduation rate has increased significantly  since the last school year,” said Rianna. “We had over 84 percent of our students graduate this year.”

 

Rianna added that the school district is already preparing for the 2014-15 school year by getting the staffing and supplies ready to go.


News

Sea Cliff author Margaret Gay Malone is one of 11 authors whose short stories have been selected for publication in the Tuscany Press Anthology in 2015. 

 

The story, Jimmy’s Gift, centers around a boy whose generosity and selflessness put him in danger on a brutally cold and snowy day. Malone says it is based on a true story after reading a blurb in Reader’s Digest a few years ago about a 12-year-old boy who walked through the snow to help deliver food baskets to those in need; and it turned out that his family’s name was also on the list of those in need of help in the community.

Members of the Glen Cove Boys & Girls Club and their families will be treated to a scrumptious Thanksgiving meal on Tuesday, Nov. 25, an event that has become an annual tradition for local families. 

 

This will be the 14th year that Andrea Correale, the president of Elegant Affairs Caterers, has donated this festive dinner, which in the past has served more 250 adults and children with a full turkey with all the trimmings followed by the always-fun ice cream bar. 

 

I can’t even believe it’s been 14 years,” says Correale. “And so many of the same people come back year after year.”


Sports

The Glen Cove High School girls basketball team was invited to participate in the prestigious KSA Holiday Basketball Tournament that will be held in Orlando, FL, this December. The tournament brings to the court teams from all over the United States that would otherwise not be competing. It is held in the finest professional and amateur athletic venues around the nation with teams seeded into brackets that will provide an appropriate level of competition. 

The North Shore Women’s Cross Country Team won the Nassau County Class I Championship for the eighth consecutive year. They will be competing in the State Qualifier Competition at Bethpage State Park this month.


Calendar

Annual Shop Glen Cove Showcase - November 19

Native American Feast - November 22-23

NSHS Fall Musical - November 21-22 


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