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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

More than 5,000 carved and lit up Jack-O-Lanterns are being displayed at the Old Westbury Gardens until Nov. 2. People of all ages and abilities can take this easy 15 minute walk and marvel at all the different themed pumpkins carved. 

 

Themes to view include Broadway shows, sports stars, dinosaurs, under sea pumpkins, video game scenes and other ghoulish figures.

 

More information can be found at www.therise.org.


On a beautiful, sunny afternoon, dozens of children donned their Halloween costumes and enthusiastically marched down School Street in Glen Cove to get a start on the upcoming holiday.


Sports

Numerous students, faculty, parents, and community members enthusiastically lined up to kick-off the 10th Annual North Shore Schools Homecoming Parade at Glenwood Landing School. Leading the parade was the American Legion Glenwood Landing Post 336 followed by the NSHS Drum Line directed by David Soto, North Shore Cheerleading team, Board of Education including Superintendent Dr. Edward Melnick, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction Rob Chlebicki, and Assistant Superintendent for Business Olivia Buatsi, the Booster Club, the Viking Foundation, various Parent Organizations, and the Glenwood Landing Fire Department.

The Town of Oyster Bay, in conjunction with the New York Rangers, will once again host a special Try Hockey for Free Program on Sunday morning, Oct. 26 from 8 a.m. to noon at ithe Ice Skating Center located in Bethpage Community Park, 1000 Stewart Ave. 

 

The event will allow youngsters a unique opportunity to sample the sport of ice hockey. Four morning sessions will be available. Session times are 8 to 9 a.m., 9 to 10 a.m., 10 to 11 a.m. and 11 a.m. to noon.


Calendar

Friday Night Wine Tasting - October 31

CPR Class - November 1

Northwinds Band Concert - November 2


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