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ESOL & GED at the Adult Learning Center

Thursday, 31 October 2013 00:00

If you are an adult and want to learn English or improve your English-language skills, or if you want to earn a high school equivalency diploma, the Great Neck Public Schools Adult Learning Center at Clover Drive offers a variety of classes days or evenings designed to meet your needs.

A full range of English-language classes are offered from beginning literacy to advanced ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages). In preparation for the General Educational Development (GED) examination, classes are available to improve math, social studies, science, reading, and writing.

 

School Board Recognized

Thursday, 31 October 2013 00:00
In recognition of the dedication of school board members throughout New York State, boards of education are being honored during the annual School Board Recognition Week (this year held Oct. 28 to Nov. 1), as declared by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo. More than 700 school boards statewide are being commended for their devoted service to children. In his official proclamation, Governor Cuomo wrote, “The men and women serving as members of school boards are dedicated to children, learning, and community, and devote many hours of service to elementary and secondary public education as they continually strive for improvement, excellence, and progress in education.”

In the 1790s and early 1800s, New York State passed laws establishing school districts and empowering its citizens to elect school boards. Great Neck established its first board of education in 1894 and it has continued as a proud institution.

 

Stop For School Buses With Red Lights Flashing

Thursday, 24 October 2013 00:00

As part of National School Bus Safety Month, James Popkin, Great Neck Public Schools transportation supervisor, calls attention to the illegal and dangerous practice by motorists of passing a stopped school bus with its red lights flashing and Stop arm extended.

 

When a school bus is stopped with its red lights flashing and Stop arm extended, this is a sign to motorists that children are about to get on or off the school bus. When motorists fail to stop for such school buses, they present a real-time danger to students who ride our school buses, and they are committing a serious crime. 

   

Rising Scientist Award Winner

Thursday, 24 October 2013 00:00

Cristina Lai, a South High School senior, is a recipient of a Rising Scientist Award, presented by the Child Mind Institute, for her outstanding achievements in science. Cristina was one of 10 twelfth-graders in the New York metropolitan area to receive the award. Additionally, the science department of each award recipient’s school received $500 to be used toward supplies, equipment, and books.

 

Young Piano Virtuoso Got His Start Extremely Early

Written by Andy Newman, anewman@antonnews.com Thursday, 10 October 2013 00:00

You might say that 11-year-old Maxim Lando first learned to love the piano even before he was born.    

But North Middle School sixth grader Lando claims that it was just a little bit later on that he realized that he had a passion to play the instrument, even though his mother, Pippa Borisy, an accomplished pianist, and father, Vadim Lando, a classically trained clarinetist, were the owners of a music school before he arrived.

“He grew up here,” said his mother, referring to the Great Neck Music Conservatory that she and her husband run. “He was sitting in on lessons from the time he was six-weeks-old. And I was teaching when I was expecting.”

   

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