Superintendent of Schools' Message to the Community
Last year at this time, I used the words "Exhilarated. Energized. Enthused!" after my first month in the superintendency. People now ask me, "is the honeymoon over?" to which I respond, "Yes, but the marriage is a good one." A year later, my enthusiasm has only increased as I have grown to know all about the four corners of our community and school district. The people of our community, across the board --- staff, parents, others --- have shown themselves to be caring, devoted to families and community, highly supportive of education in general and the Great Neck school district specifically. Last year was a very good one for our school district and children. All year long, I was gratified that our supportive Board of Education had the backing of a caring and encouraging community, along with a professional, loyal and competent staff, to work together to handle our challenges and to grow our educational program in the best interests of our youngsters in our schools and our adults in our adult programs.
North Hempstead Day Sept. 23
Supervisor Jon Kaiman, Town Clerk Michelle Schimel and Councilman Angelo Ferrara are inviting everyone to come and celebrate the past with the first annual North Hempstead Day on Friday Sept. 23. This year's festivities will include a series of educational and fun activities, music, and games for the entire family.
Stars, Stripes and Skates Talent Search Sept. 14
The New York/Long Island area's best young figure and hockey skaters between the ages of 4 and 19 can audition for the chance to perform on the ice at Nassau Coliseum with the world's top skaters, including Olympic Champion Sarah Hughes, at the Stars, Stripes & Skates Future Talent Search to be held at The Rinx (660 Terry Road in Hauppauge) on Wednesday, Sept. 14, at 7:30 p.m.
Teamwork Pays Off for the Great Neck Thunder
Last spring, the Great Neck Thunder Boys U-13 (now U-14) soccer team saw their investment of hard work and dedication bring them their second Division Championship in four years. The Spring '05 season was their strongest yet, with the team going undefeated in league competition, scoring a total of 39 goals while letting up only seven all season and winning four of their nine games with shutouts. This success has been rewarded with a 2-division jump into Division 3.
Welcome Back to School!