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NewHydePark.com Calendar

Science Fair - March 13

Drama - Herricks - March 15

AARP - March 19

 

Wednesday, March 12

Scholarship Fund Dinner 

The Herricks School District Council of PTAs will hold its 53rd Scholarship Fund Dinner at 6 p.m. in The Inn at New Hyde Park at 214 Jericho Tpke. in New Hyde Park.

Garden City Park PTA Meeting

The Garden City Park School PTA will meet at 8:30 a.m. in the school at 51 Central Ave. in Garden City Park.

Hillside Grade School PTA Meeting

The Hillside Grade School PTA will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the school at 150 West Maple Drive in New Hyde Park.

Zoning Board Meeting

The Village of New Hyde Park’s Zoning Board of Appeals will meet at 7:30 p.m. in Village Hall at 1420 Jericho Tpke. in New Hyde Park.

Thursday, March 13

Science Fair

The Hillside Grade School will host a science fair at 6:30 p.m. in the school at 150 West Maple Drive in New Hyde Park.

Saturday, March 15

Herricks Drama Production

Herrick High School will hold Agatha Christe’s And Then There Were None at 7:30 p.m. in the school at 100 Shelter Rock Rd. in New Hyde Park.

Tuesday, March 18

Village Election Day

The Village of New Hyde Park will hold Election Day from noon to 9 p.m. in Marcus Christ Hall at 1420 Jericho Tpke. in New Hyde Park. Trustee Donna Squicciarino
is running for re-election unopposed.

Book Fair

The New Hyde Park Road School will hold a book fair in the school at 300 New Hyde Park Rd. in New Hyde Park.

Denton Avenue PTA

The Denton Avenue School PTA will meet in the school at 1050 Denton Ave. in New Hyde Park at 9:15 a.m.

Middle School PTA Meeting

The Herricks Middle School PTA will meet in the school at 7 Hilldale Drive at 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March, 19

AARP Meeting

New Hyde Park’s AARP Village Chapter No. 5183 will meet from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at Clinton G. Martin Park in New Hyde Park. New members are invited. You must have a national AARP membership.

Thursday, March 20

Village Board Meeting

The Village of New Hyde Park will hold its board of trustees meeting at 8 p.m. in Village Hall at 1420 Jericho Tpke. in New Hyde Park. A public hearing on a Nurse’s Aid School at 613 Jericho Tpke.
at 7:30 p.m.

Herricks School Board Meeting

The Herricks School Board will meet in the Herricks Community Center at 999 Herricks Rd. in New Hyde Park at 7:15 p.m.

Monday, March 31

NHP-GCP School Board Meeting

The New Hyde Park-Garden City Park School Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the Manor Oaks School at 1950 Hillside Ave. in New Hyde Park.

News

The debate over New York State Common Core standards continues, with students from local school districts showing a mild resistance to the exams.

 

According to the New York State Allies for Public Education, 39 students in the Herricks School District opted out of the English exam, while 74 did not take the math test. For the New Hyde Park-Garden City Park School District, 17 students did not take the English test while 18 refused to take the math test.

At the Oct. 17 meeting of the Herricks Board of Education, Superintendent of Schools Dr. John Bierwirth discussed the recent investigation of students who have been illegally attending school in the Herricks School District, despite living in outer areas. Bierwirth said that 14 prospective cases were investigated and eight students were forced to leave the district.

 

Board of Education President James Gounaris said weeding out students who are attending school in Herricks under false pretenses is boiled down to one fact: it takes away valuable resources from the children of tax-paying members of the community.


Sports

The Sewanhaka Indians varsity football team hosted Elmont Spartans on Saturday, Oct. 18 in its final home game of the regular season. 

 

It certainly did not go as the Indians had hoped, falling 18-8, in a mistake filled game. Head coach George Kasimatis said the Indians had their chances, but kept digging themselves into a hole with mental mistakes on both sides of the ball. 

 

Playing from behind, senior running back Brenton Mighty was able to break free for a long touchdown run, to put the Indians on the board. 

Sewanhaka Indians Head football coach George Kasimatis told his team to expect a dogfight in this weeks game against the New Hyde Park Gladiators, and he was right after its 35-21 victory last week. 

 

“All the kids know each other really well, it’s always competitive when we play each other,” he said. 


Calendar

PTA Meeting - October 22

International Night - October 23

Halloween Dance - October 24


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