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Students Of The Month

The Music Department and world language departments at New Hyde Park Memorial High School selected Morgan Roth and Sara Salomon as its students of the month recently. Roth is an 11th-grader and a member of the New Hyde Park Orchestra program. She has played the violin since fourth grade.

Roth is currently a member of the senior high orchestra, string ensemble, pit orchestra for the musical and is the concert mistress for this year’s Sewanhaka District Festival Orchestra.  She is also a participant in the Nassau All-County Orchestra this year. In order to be selected to this group, students must have a NYSSMA rating of 6A+100, a rating Roth received last year. She also holds the position of co-vice president of string ensemble and is a member of the Tri-M Music Honor Society.

 

Solomon is an eighth-grader in Ms. Mei’s Spanish 8 class. She is a hardworking and dedicated student. Solomon also likes to help her peers when they need help. She is on the twirling team and the volleyball team. Solomon’s hobbies include photography, poetry, reading, listening to music, playing the flute, jazz and classical piano.

 

New Hyde Park also selected Victoria Lee, Brian Ambadjes and Michael Zornberg from the English and student activities departments as students of the month.

 

Lee has worked on her autobiographical essay, taking risks in developing a theme within her writing.  Her brilliance can also be seen in her collegiate level writing skills in analyzing American fiction. 

 

Ambadjes is the treasurer for the Class of 2014 and has helped out his grade with homecoming and dues collection. Zornberg is the class president and works on various senior events.

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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