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Students Of The Month

New Hyde Park Memorial High School recognized Aisha Abdelhamid and Jerin Abraham as Students of the Month. Abdelhamid  is a seventh grade student in Mrs. Caliendo’s Italian 7 class.  She is a hardworking and dedicated student.  She achieves excellent test and quiz grades and completes all tasks in a timely fashion.  Abdelhamid  works well with other students and is always willing to help those around her.  

She is also involved in extracurricular activities.  Abdelhamid  is a member of the Mathletes team and plays on the school’s volleyball team.  She is also a part of the Muslim Student Association.

 

Abraham is in Ms. Burkhard’s 10th-grade global history class.  Burkhard has had the pleasure of having Abraham as a student for two years, in both her ninth-and 10th-grade class.

 

Abraham participates in class discussion on a daily basis and has been a great asset to his class. Each day when the bell rings to start class, Jerin shares his “Joke of the Day” with the class to set the tone of the period.

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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