As the warmer weather sets in, the beginning of prom season takes off at the beginning of June like clockwork every year. For the autistic students at the Brookville Center for Children’s Services however, the May 31 prom was a first this year.
The residence program administered by the center educates kids with autism up until age 21, according to Beth Hudson, the senior director at the school. There are 25 students between the Lido Beach and Glen Cove houses, Amy Keegan, assistant director of community resources at the center, said.
The Woodland Kick-Kats finished their season by marching in the Memorial Day Parade. The coaches and many girls proudly marched and performed their routine for the many spectators. The Woodland Kick-Kats meet every Friday from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. between February and May.
They perform in the annual Woodland Talent Show and show their families their magnificent dances. At the end of the season they enjoy a pizza and ice cream party, perform for their families, and can’t wait to receive their trophy and group picture! All of the girls have fun while learning the skills of Kickline. Many thanks to the volunteer high school coaches and to Colleen Ruff, Lisa Robertaccio, and Nancy Heuser, the Woodland Kickline directors.
Trinity Lutheran School has announced the graduating class of 2013. The Rev. Michael Henn was scheduled to lead the Baccalaureate on June 16. Principal Lisa Cacchioli officiated the commencement on June 19.
The Class of 2013:
Nesiah Allen—Allie Andrews—Chelsea Allison—T.J. Bellizzi—Calehya Boisrond—Alivia Blanc—Robin Brown—Aries Burrell—Andreya Castro—Benjamin Clingen—Kristen Collins—Monét Creech—Tyler Dingle—Jade Cumberland—Lindsey Eberhart—Destiny Daley—Dominique Ennis—Matthew Henderson—Jerry Festa—Angella Kidd—Jada Gairey—Mark LoPresti—Samantha Green—Danté Lowers—Thomas Healy—James Margaria—Ashley King—Mary Martone—Victoria Manuel—Nia Nation—Johanna Mazer—Chase Nuzzolo-Cappello—Eileen O’Hare—Gabrielle Pannell—Jameelah Shabazz—Savonna Quinlan—Jay Shah—Christina Simon—Taylor Thompson—Danielle Solomon—Tori Thompson—Jessica Toribio—Carlee von Gerichten—Delicia Williams—Emily Wolf
The Hicksville High School string orchestra, string ensemble, Madrigal Singers and wind ensemble demonstrated their musical versatility and talent in a series of three spring concerts held in the high school auditorium.
The string orchestra, directed by Amy Noll, opened the second concert with three songs, highlighted by a luscious rendition of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” that featured Brian D’Addario on electric guitar.
Six Nassau County student winners of the 2013 New York Humane Society Essay Contest were honored in a ceremony at the Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building in Mineola. Linda Mangano presented the students with citations on behalf of County Executive Edward Mangano.
Ms. Travaglianti’s nursery class at Holy Family School has been learning all about insects. They had fun dressing up as ladybugs.
The Holy Trinity community gathered to celebrate all cultures at the World Language Festival. Students performed dances, songs, comedy, and even juggling acts. There was a banquet of food which was prepared by students that represented their individual cultures.
The World Language Festival was a part of World Language Week, a week dedicated to honoring and experiencing different cultures. Each morning, prayers were said in various languages by different students.
Due to Hurricane Sandy, Global Awareness Night was combined with the festival and the topic this year was women around the world. Students created displays representing different experiences of women, from trafficking to cancer. These projects were displayed at the festival for students to view.
Fourth-grade students at Fork Lane School transformed their gym into a living wax museum, populated with the likenesses of both historical and current figures for their classmates and parents to learn from.
Students from Cristina Abbatiello’s and Lori Coley’s classes hand-picked their roster of luminaries before diving into the biographical research and preparation of costumes, posters, timelines and speeches to convincingly portray these people. As parents entered the museum, they were met with a vista of students posed as wax statues that came to life to explain who they are and why they are famous.
Did you know that math plays a vital role in video games? What do you know about the Fibonacci Numbers? What is the origin of Pi? What does music have to do with math? These were just some questions answered by over 30 exhibits on display during the afternoon Math Madness event held in Holy Trinity High School’s library on March 12.
Students in the 7th grade from Holy Family Elementary School in Hicksville, St. Brigid/Our Lady of Hope School in Westbury and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Bellmore, were invited to take a trip to Holy Trinity during their school day to learn many unique and interesting math facts from high school students. After school, the students at Holy Trinity were able to see what their fellow classmates have been up to.
High school English teacher, guitarist and songwriter Dave “Teacherman” Goldman is using his music to raise funds and awareness for pancreatic cancer. Goldman has agreed to donate proceeds from his first album, If I Knew Then, to the Lustgarten Foundation. All proceeds generated during the month of April will go directly towards pancreatic cancer research. The album can be purchased digitally via iTunes or Amazon. Physical copies of CDs are also available through Amazon.
“My father died of pancreatic cancer, and so did my grandfather, so it’s a very real, very frightening disease for me. What we went through when my father died, no one should have to experience that,” said Goldman.
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