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NewHydePark.com Calendar

Exercise Class - May 21

Highlanders Face Weber - May 22

Memorial Day Parade - May 24

 

 

Wednesday, May 21

North Hempstead 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.

 

Herricks Plays Mineola

The Herricks High School seventh grade red baseball team will play Mineola High School at 4:30 p.m. at 10 Armstrong Rd., in Garden City Park.

 

Highlanders Battles Great Neck

The Herricks girl’s seventh grade white lacrosse team will face Great Neck North at at 7 Hilldale Drive in Albertson. at 4:30 p.m.

 

Softball Faces Clarke

The Herricks Middle School eighth grade softball eighth grade red softball team will battle Clark High School at the Searingtown School at 106 Beverly Drive in Albertson at
4:45 p.m.

 

Thursday, May 22

Highlanders Face Weber

The Herricks Middle School softball team will host Weber Middle School at 4:30 p.m. at 7 Hilldale Drive in Albertson.

 

Herricks Battles Woodland

The Herricks Middle School eighth grade red boys lacrosse team will face Woodland Middle School at  85 Ketchams Rd., in Hicksville at 4:30 p.m.

 

Friday, May 23

Herricks Faces North Shore

The Herricks High School girl’s lacrosse team will North Shore High School at 4:30 p.m. at 100 Shelter Rock Rd. in New Hyde Park.

 

Saturday, May 24

Memorial Day Parade

The Village of New Hyde Park will hold its Memorial Day Parade and Tribute at 10 a.m. The parade will start at Lakeville Road and travel east on Jericho Turnpike to Village Hall at 1420 Jericho Tpke. A short ceremony will take place, after which the veterans will lay a wreath at the monument in tribute of their fallen brothers. The procession will then continue north on New Hyde Park Road to Memorial Park for a short service and wreath laying.

 

Monday, May 26

Memorial Day

Schools, village offices closed

Tuesday, May 27

Herricks Plays Manhasset

The Herricks Middle School boys tennis team will face Manhasset Junior High School at 4:30 p.m. at 200 Memorial Place in Manhasset

 

PTSA-PTA Meeting

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

 

Manor Oaks Field Day

The Manor Oaks School will hold Field Day for grades 3-6 at 1950 Hillside Ave. in New Hyde Park. The school will hold Field Day for K-2 on Wednesday, May 28.

 

Author Visit

Meet author Porochista Khakpour at 7:30 p.m. in the community room of the Great Neck Library,at 159 Bayview Ave. She will discuss her
new novel, The Last Illusion. There will be a book sale and signing at
the event and audience Q&A. The book tells the story of a strangely tortured soul, and the people and worlds in Iran and America that
have warped, nurtured and redeemed him.

 

Wednesday, May 28

District Council Meeting

The Herricks School District Council of PTAs will meet at 7:45 p.m. in the Herricks Community Center at 999 Herricks Rd. in New Hyde Park.

 

Thursday, May 29

Senior Awards Night

New Hyde Park Memorial High School will hold its Senior Awards ceremony at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium at 500 Leonard Blvd.

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

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