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Students In The News

New Hyde Park Memorial High School announced Wilmer Cruz and Kevin Fox as its students of the month.

 

Cruz is a student in the Read 180 program who has come a long way since the beginning of the year. He is always on task and participates consistently in class.

 

Cruz is a diligent worker who is relentless in trying to better himself as a learner and as a reader.  When higher-level questions are asked, Wilmer is able to grasp the concepts easily.

 

While Cruz is successful when working independently, his ability to be a meaningful participant in group work helps to enhance the quality of the learning experience for his classmates.  He is a natural leader among his peers, and often helps and teaches struggling students difficult concepts in the course of class activities.

 

Fox is being commended for his accomplishments in English. Through both his actions and his words, Fox has separated himself from the “average” student. His hard work and reliability make him someone that teachers can trust.

 

Fox’s most impressive quality is his readiness to participate even if he isn’t 100 percent sure he is correct.


News

James Sokol and Jake Leeds from Boy Scout Troop 298 recently completed their service projects.

 

Sokol and fellow Scouts replaced the backboards, rims and nets in the basketball court in Nuzzi Park. They also trimmed trees and repainted the court lines. 

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.


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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