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St. Aloysius CYO Tryouts

Saint Aloysius of Great Neck C.Y.O. announces tryout dates for both girls and boys basketball travel teams for the 2012-13 season. The teams compete in the C.Y.O. Nassau/Suffolk League. Tryouts are open to all residents of Great Neck.

The Girls tryout schedule and location: fourth grade, St. Aloysius gym, 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, May 15; fifth grade, St. Aloysius gym, 7 to 9 p.m., Monday, May 14; sixth grade, St. Aloysius gym, 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, May 8; seventh grade, St. Aloysius South Middle School, 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday. May 9; eighth grade, St. Aloysius South Middle School, 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday, May 10.

The Boys tryout schedule and location: fourth grade, St. Aloysius gym, 7 to 9 p.m., Monday, May 21; fifth grade, St. Aloysius gym, 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, May 22; sixth grade, St. Aloysius gym, 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, May 29; seventh grade, St. Aloysius South Middle School, 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, May 23; eighth grade, South Middle School, 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday, May 24.

St. Aloysius is located at 5 Breuer Avenue in Great Neck.

The South Middle School pool gym is at 349 Lakeville Road in Lake Success.

For additional information call Sal Bonavolonta at 829-9574 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

News

The recent adoption the Common Core Learning Standards, a rigorous series of teacher and student assessment testing, and the potential sharing of confidential student information with third parties have resulted in a radical change in the educational landscape in New York State—one that many parents have been concerned about.

To address these growing concerns, the Great Neck School District’s United Parent Teacher Council recently hosted a question and answer session at South High School with New York State Regent Roger Tilles, a Great Neck resident who has been outspoken with both his support of content the Common Core and his disapproval in how the new set of learning standards have been implemented.

At a meeting last week, after almost four hours of back and forth between Clover Drive residents, the attorney representing builder Frank Lalazarian’s controversial Old Mill II project and members of the Village of Great Neck’s Planning Board, there was very little progress, no vote taken and far more questions than answers.

The subdivision plan, a project under discussion for the last five years and recently approved by the village’s Zoning Board of Appeals, calls for 11 houses to be built in the area behind the Old Mill Apartments, with sole access from Clover Drive. Complicating the builder’s efforts to gain approval to start building is the fact that one of the lots is within the boundaries of Great Neck Estates and will require that village’s approval also.  Additionally, Lalazarian’s project must gain the approval of several Nassau County agencies, including its department of public works, department of health and planning commission.


Sports

The Bears team before a recent game at the Andrew Stergiopoulos Ice Rink with Coach Dan Marsella.

Great Neck’s Ayal Hod is the proud coach of Great Neck’s winning Top Gun sixth grade team in the Island Garden Fall League. Hod puts together the team every season, mixing local youngsters from Great Neck and children son Dillon’s AAU Jamaica Queens team. The league is very competitive and challenging and it teaches the children many valuable lessons: “how to be great teammates by sharing the ball, how to compete hard on every possession and what you put in is what you get out.”

Hod says that the main challenge is for every child to bring their individual talent to the team and collectively they have something special. an ex-player, he says that “basketball was very good to me, it helped pay my college education and it  paid my-bills for many years to come via several basketball commercials ... basketball also opened many doors for me and it helped me tremendously in my business career.”

Hod enjoys sharing his basketball journey background with his son and his friends and having them learn lessons too.


Calendar

Park District Swim

Saturday, Dec. 7

Board of Education Meeting

Monday, Dec. 9

Peter Max Exhibit Presentation

Tuesday, December 10



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