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Local Karate Students Receive Fitness Tips

Students in the Karatatot program at Charles Water Karate & Fitness recently received fitness tips.

 

“We all want to be physically and mentally fit as this enables us to lead a healthy life style,” Water said. “Fitness can be achieved by proper exercises that are part of your daily schedule; this applies to both mental and physical fitness. Fitness is an intricate part of everything we do it is one of the keys to success.”  Karatatot is a combination of exercise and karate in a format specifically designed for children ages 4½ and up.  In a fun filled and nurturing setting your children learn concentration, discipline, respect, focus as well as an understanding of self defense at his or her  own level. These children are learning child safety and stranger training. They are becoming better students at school and better listeners at home.

 

New Hyde Park:  Nicholas Chao

 

Mineola:  James Toal, Andrew George

 

East Williston:  Paul Barton

 

Williston Park:  Sean Li,  Olivia Gavagan, Nolan Farrelly, Grayson Lee, Lola Farrelly

 

Westbury:   Kyle Haffner

 

Manhasset Hills:   Savvas Apostolatos

 

Franklin Square:  Naomi Mejia


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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