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NewHydePark.com Calendar

Exercise Class - April 30

Herricks Battles Sewanhaka - May 5

Meet The Candidates - May 6

 

Wednesday, April 30

Exercise Class

The Town of North Hempstead’s Project Independence will hold a fitness class at 9:45 a.m. in Clinton G. Martin Park in New Hyde Park.

 

Highlanders Face North Shore

The Herricks High School tennis team will host North Shore High School at 4:30 p.m. at 100 Shelter Rock Rd. in New Hyde Park.

 

Gladiators Hosts Mepham

The New Hyde Park Gladiator’s girls lacrosse team will host Mepham High School at 4:30 p.m.
at 50 Leonard Blvd. in New Hyde Park.

 

Thursday, May 1

Herricks Travels To Elmont

The Herricks High School baseball team will host the Elmont Spartans at 4:45 p.m. at 100 Shelter Rock Rd. in New Hyde Park.

 

Friday, May 2

PTSA-PTA Meeting

The Center Street School PTSA-PTA will meet at 9 a.m. in the school at 240 Center St. in Williston Park.

 

PTA Meeting

The New Hyde Park Road School PTA will meet at 9 a.m. in the school at 300 New Hyde Park Rd. in New Hyde Park.

 

Gladiators Host Indians

The New Hyde Park Gladiators boys lacrosse team will host the Sewanhaka Indians at 4:30 p.m. at 50 Leonard Blvd. in New Hyde Park.

 

Monday, May 5

Herricks Battles Sewanhaka

The Herricks High School girl’s lacrosse team will face the Sewanhaka Indians at 4:30 p.m. at 500 Tulip Ave. in Floral Park.

 

Highlanders Host Mepham

The Herricks High School baseball team will host Mepham High School at 4:30 p.m. at 100 Shelter Rock Rd. in New Hyde Park.

 

Gladiators Face Wantagh

The New Hyde Park Gladiators baseball team will face Wantagh High School at 4:30 p.m., 3297 Beltagh Ave. in Wantagh.

 

Odyssey Fair 

The Manor Oaks School will host the Odyssey Fair at 6:30 p.m. in the school at 1950 Hillside Ave. in New Hyde Park. The fair focuses on the Odyssey curriculum, a year-round program for academically advanced students.

 

Tuesday, May 6

Meet The Candidates Night

The New Hyde Park Road School will hold Meet the Candidates Night at 7 p.m. at 300 New Hyde Park Rd. for the New Hyde Park-Garden City Park School District.

 

Gladiators Host South Side

The New Hyde Park Gladiators baseball team will host Southside High School at 4:30 p.m. at 500 Leonard Blvd. in New Hyde Park.

 

Thursday, May 8

Herricks School Meeting

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

 

Thursday, May 9

Standards Sing Steve And Eydie

Ed Murray and Lisa Anne Egidi will host a cabaret show celebrating Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme at 7:30 p.m. in the William Gill Theatre at 1420 Jericho Tpke. in New Hyde Park Village Hall. Two more shows are set for Saturday, May 10 at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 each, $5 for seniors 62 and over and children 13 and under. Call Ed Murray at 516-426-2339.

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


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