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NewHydePark.com Calendar

PTA Meeting - February 5

Dine & Unwind - February 8

Tri-M Honors Concert - February 12

 

Garden City Park School PTA Meeting

The Garden City Park School will hold a meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. in the Garden City Park School, located at 51 Central Ave. in Garden City Park.

District Council Meeting

The Herricks School District Council of PTA will meet on Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 7:45 p.m. in the Herricks Community Center at 999 Herricks Rd. in New Hyde Park.

Herricks School Board Meeting 

The Herricks School District Board of Education will meet on Thursday, Feb. 6 at 7:15 p.m. at the Herricks Community Center, located at 99 Herricks Road in New Hyde Park.

Dine And Unwind

Dinner Dance

 

The Manor Oaks PTA will hold its first annual Dine and Unwind Dinner Dance on Saturday, Feb. 8 from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. at Knights of Columbus, located at 1000 Marcus Ave. in New Hyde Park. Tickets are $60 per person, which includes dinner, dessert, an open bar and a DJ. Raffles will be available.

Herricks Middle School PTA Meeting

The Herricks Middle School PTA will hold a meeting on Tuesday Feb.11 at 7:30 p.m. at 7 Hilldale Drive in Albertson. For Heart Awareness Month, Karen Acompora will be speaking about sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). She lost her son Louis at age 14 in 2000 on a sports field. He was hit in the chest with a ball and suffered SCA. After Louis’ death, a law was enacted that mandates all public schools in New York State to be equipped with AEDs in their buildings and at all sporting events. 

Banking Day

The Hillside Grade School will hold Banking Day on Tuesday, Feb. 11.

Tri-M Honors Concert

The Herricks School District Tri-M Honors Concert will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 7:30 p.m. at Herricks High School, located at 100 Shelter Rock Road in New Hyde Park.

Candy Sale

The Garden City Park School PTA will hold a Valentines Day Candy Sale on Wednesday, Feb. 12.

Kick For A Cure

Lexi Zisseslman of Herricks Middle School will host Kick For-A-Cure on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 at the Hofstra University Practice Bubble from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in Uniondale. Proceeds will benefit the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation. For more information, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

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News

The New Hyde Park-Garden City Park School District is planning improvements to a district that has already seen much success in recent years. The school year has only just begun and the Board of Ed is already setting its sights on the future. 

 

At the Sept. 8 board of education meeting, Superintendent Robert Katulak’s monthly report outlined the major goals set for the district last month. While approved in August, the three goals were made available to the public this month and each target different areas for improvement throughout the district. 

 

The first goal deals with English Language Learners (ELL) within the student population. ELL students are those that speak a language other than English at home and score below proficient on assessments. 

Senator Jack Martins discussed education, business and drug use among other topics in a an exclusive interview with this newspaper and FiOS 1 News. He’s currently seeking re-election in November, being challenged by Democrat Adam Haber. Pointing to what he called “key legislation,” particularly the tax cap legislation passed in 2011 and prescription drug bill he helped shepherd to enactment, Martins feels New York State is on track to continue fiscal responsibility.

 

“In these last four years, we’ve had four balanced budgets, we’ve cut taxes working together, we have paid off debt, streamlined government, kept spending below 2 percent each one of those years,” Martins said.


Sports

Sewanhaka boys soccer coach Peter Burgess wasn’t sure how long his team’s playoff drought was when it was broken last season. 

 

“Somebody said it was 13 years,” said Burgess, whose entering his fourth year coaching varsity. “But I think it was five or six, I don’t know maybe longer.”

 

But one thing’s for certain, he wants to keep last year’s momentum going. 

 

The Indians, who started their season with a 3-0 loss at Hewlett, will aim for their second straight trip to the playoffs this year. 

The Sewanhaka Indians made their Nassau Conference II debut with a bang.  The Indians opened their season at home against the Calhoun Colts, unsure what to expect, as all they had ever seen of the Colts was one tape of a scrimmage. 

 

“It was nerve raking leading up to the game,” said Head Coach George Kasimatis. “We weren’t sure what to expect on offense or defense, you have to guess early on. “

 

But it didn’t take the Indians long to introduce themselves to the conference, as junior, Quarterback, Elijah Tracey broke a 75-yard run taking it the distance to put the Indians up early, which ended in a 27-7 rout of the Colts. 


Calendar

Town Zoning Meeting - September 17

Herricks Meeting - September 18

Bike Safety Day - September 21


Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

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