Team Glen Cove-Nassau Opens Headquarters
It was "Team Time" for Glen Cove Democrats last Friday as Mayor Mary Ann Holzkamp and County Executive Tom Suozzi hosted the opening of Team Glen Cove-Nassau headquarters at 20 Glen Street. Mayor Holzkamp, the first woman elected to that position in the history of Glen Cove, is seeking a third term.
GC School Opening smooth; fifth grade move flawless
"Smooth," said Dr. Larry Aronstein, superintendent of schools, when discussing the opening of the 2005-2006 school year in the Glen Cove School District. "That would be the right word. The only glitch occurred at Deasy School where the new principal had tried to make changes in the procedure for lining up for buses. There was some confusion, and parental concern that the children were losing about 10 minutes of time at the start of the day. But we're back to the old way, with no lost time." He added that the high school opened in a quiet and orderly manner, he was told it was the best middle school opening in years, and Connolly and Landing had no problems integrating the new fifth grades back into the elementary schools. Calling the restructuring move "flawless," the superintendent attributed much of the success to "the fourth- and fifth-grade students, who know school rules already and know exactly how the schools run." Dr. Aronstein commended all staff and students for the impressive beginning, "especially in a district with 11 new administrators and supervisors." He also complimented the custodial and maintenance staffs for the condition of all the schools on opening day.
Runners Give Their All at Run for Heroes
There are times when an athletic competition means more than who won. One such time is the annual FDNY Deputy Chief John Paolillo Memorial Scholarship Run for Heroes, held this weekend in Glen Head.
North Shore Viking Sports
The North Shore girls cross-country team has many new and young faces this season. The team has tripled in size since last year and looks to make an impact in the county. Leading the team is returning eighth grade superstar Brianna Welch who was All-State last year. Other young additions include freshmen Marissa Dussel, Ilana and Jessica Rotberg, who all bring a fresh enthusiasm to the program. Several of the team's top performers from the track season have decided to give cross-country a try and should contribute nicely to the team's standing. They are sophomores Debbie Gilbert, Sophia Pappas, and juniors Kirsten Oertle, and Amanda Schefer. Transfer student and senior Tilly Schefer looks to surprise the conference with great times and performances as a new cross-country athlete. The team's first competition took place this past weekend as Welch took up where she left last year by winning the freshman race at the Ursuline Invitational at Van Cortland Park by one minute and a half. She set a meet record in the process. In their debut race, the Rotbergs both medaled and gained a valuable experience in the process.
GC Receives Tree City Congratulations
A Special Thank You