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NewHydePark.com Calendar

Zoning Board Meeting - April 9

PTSA-PTA Meeting - April 9

PTA Meeting - April 10

 

Wednesday, April 9

Zoning Board Meeting

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

 

PTSA-PTA Meeting

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

 

Fitness Class

The Town of North Hempstead’s Project Independence will hold a fitness class at 11 a.m. in Clinton G. Martin Park in New Hyde Park.

Thursday, April 10

NHP Road School PTA Meeting

The New Hyde Park Road School PTA will meet at 7 p.m. in the school at 300 New Hyde Park Rd. The school district will present the proposed 2014-15 budget.

 

Herricks Travels To Great Neck

The Herricks High School Baseball team will play Great Neck South High School at 4:45 p.m. at 345 Lakeville Rd. in Great Neck.

Tuesday, April 15

Village Board Meeting

The New Hyde Park Village Board will meet at 8 p.m. in Village Hall at 1420 Jericho Tpke. in New Hyde Park.

Wednesday, April 16

North Hempstead Exercise Class

The Town of North Hempstead’s Project Independence will hold a fitness class at 11 a.m. in Clinton G. Martin Park in New Hyde Park.

Tuesday, April 22

Sewanhaka School Board Meeting

The Sewanhaka Central High School District will meet at 8 p.m. to discuss the budget for the 2014-2015 school year in Sewanhaka High School at 500 Tulip Ave. in Floral Park. 

Wednesday, April 23

Community Fund Meeting

The Herricks Community Fund will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the Herricks Community Center at 999 Herricks Rd. in New Hyde Park.

Thursday, April 24

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.


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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