Glen Cove BOE Budget Discussions Continue
A spirited meeting of the Glen Cove Board of Education was held on Monday, March 18 in the high school library. Discussions of the budget for the 2002-2003 school year are in high gear, with two months to go before the May 21 vote. Assistant to the Superintendent for Business Larry Blake continued his line-by-line explanation of how the proposed $51 million budget will be spent. Monday night's discussion revolved largely around special education, the Reading Recovery program, technology and transportation.
NS Board of Ed Grapples With Budget
The North Shore Board of Education met on Monday, March 18, to continue its review of the proposed 2002/03 school budget. Items in the 2000 code, covering instruction, summer school and continuing ed., library and audio visual, and technology, were reviewed and discussed. The proposed budget includes an additional seven position for an elementary school language program which would cover 15 minutes of instruction three times per week for kindergarten and first grade. Discussions continue as to whether the program would be better started in fifth and fourth grades. In the Middle School, an additional three position has been proposed to allow for the addition of Italian to the curriculum. Staff for new electives at the high school, including Italian, math and social studies, will be added if enough students show interest in them for next year.
North Shore Men's Baseball: The Inside Pitch
For just one second quit moaning over your shattered NCAA tourney brackets (Go Cincinnati Bearcats-wooooo!). Contemplate the arrival of spring this week. No phenomenon heralds the coming season more appropriately than batting practice, pepper drills and exhibition games. This community is no exception. On Saturday, March 16, the men's baseball teams of North Shore and Glen Cove squared off in a "friendly" intersquad game at Glen Cove High School.
GC Starz Win Big in Season Opener
The Glen Cove Starz, our girls U13 travel soccer team, opened their spring season with a commanding win over division rival, Albertson Ablaze, defeating them 4-0 on Sunday, March 10. This impressive win was the first round game of the Waldbaum/Vytra Challenge, a single game elimination tournament run by the Long Island Junior Soccer League. The game was played on a sunny but cold and windy day. The Starz used the weather to their advantage as the first and winning goal was scored less than a minute into the game. Molly Silvestri scored on a kick from deep in the corner that swerved with the wind into the far end of the net. The score stood at 1-0 for the rest of the first half due to strong goal keeping from Allie Sydor and tight defense by fullbacks Samantha Feigman, Bridget Parker, Adriana Alexatos and Mariel Frederickson.
A Letter to My City
Thanks, It Was a Ball