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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

Dedicating itself to brining freshly made burgers to its customers, Smashburger in New Hyde Park provides gourmet hamburgers, but with a twist.

 

Since its grand opening on Oct. 18, 2013, business at Smashburger has been a smash, says owner Irwin Kruger.

 

“The location has been great for us,” added Kruger. “We have good tenants that surround us. It’s conveniently located on Marcus Avenue, and there’s plenty of parking.”

At the July 18 meeting of the Herricks Board of Education, the school district addressed a recent response by the State Education Department (SED) in regards to a recent hot-button topic that has many parents, students, and teachers alike up in arms—the rapid and stressful increase in state assessment testing.

 

Superintendent of Schools Dr. John Bierwirth recently received an email from Assistant SED Commissioner Dr. Julia Rafal-Baer, addressing the concerns of both parents and school districts in New York regarding the great deal of stress that many students have been put under as a result of what many have referred to “excessive state testing.” 

 

Many parents and school administrators argue these rob children of valuable classroom learning time in favor of multiple standardized assessment exams designed to gauge teacher performance, and

Rafal-Baer’s email acknowledged the difficulties that many students have been undergoing since the testing was implemented last year. 


Sports

The Sewanhaka Indians’ very talented lacrosse defenseman, Tyler Regnier, will be playing next season for the Division 1 Rutgers University Scarlet Knights.

 

Regnier started playing lacrosse as a third grader, when he played with the New Hyde Park Police Activity League, a youth lacrosse program.

 

“At first, I wasn’t too serious,” he said recently. “But I just stuck with it, a lot of training, a lot of travel and a lot of practice made it happen.”

Students at Charles Water Karate & Fitness in Williston Park received belt promotions after completing a series of extensive exams.

 

Graduates

From New Hyde Park:  Jonah Khorrami to brown belt, Isabella Castelli to purple belt.

 

From Mineola:  Alexandra Santos and Kayla Toal to, Kayla Toal yellow belt, Jason DeJesus to Yellow/White Belt.

 

From Williston Park:  Mario Lombardo to red belt, Daniel Melore to blue belt, Grayson Lee to yellow/white belt.

 

From Garden City:  Alexandra Delgais: to brown belt, Jake Delgais to yellow/white belt.

 

From Roslyn Heights:  Suhani Jain to red belt.  

 

From Uniondale:  Isiah McClean to yellow/white belt.



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