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New Hyde Park Illustrated News - Schools

Kellenberg Visits TOP Soccer Program

Written by Illustrated News Staff Thursday, 14 November 2013 00:00

The Kellenberg Boys Varsity Soccer team recently practiced with the athletes of the TOP Soccer program of New Hyde Park, as they have done for the past six seasons. The team sacrifices one of their scheduled Saturday practices during the season each year to spend their time with the special-needs soccer program.


TOP Soccer is a program that offers special-needs athletes an opportunity to learn the game and compete with others at their level. TOP Soccer has been giving these athletes a place to play for over 20 years and is sponsored by the New Hyde Park Wildcats soccer club and organized by the Bursig family of New Hyde Park.


Hillside Celebrates Magical Pumpkin Day

Thursday, 07 November 2013 00:00


The kindergarten classes at Hillside Grade School recently celebrated Magical Pumpkin Day. The children were surprised by a Haunted House Playground, filled with spider webs, spooky creatures and a haunted bridge. There was a magical scarecrow who guarded all the pumpkins until every child picked one to take home.


Risk Assessment Report Discussed At Herricks

Written by Chris Boyle, Thursday, 31 October 2013 00:00

The results of the Herrick School District’s Annual Initial Risk Assessment report were discussed at the Oct. 24 school board meeting, detailing the internal controls of Herricks schools; where they excelled, and where they needed to improve.

Board welcomed representatives of their internal auditor, Pappas and Company, who were present at the meeting that evening to give a rundown of their findings for Herricks’ 2013 fiscal year, according to Helen Costigan, assistant superintendent for business.


GNL Review November 10

Written by Illustrated News Staff, Thursday, 31 October 2013 00:00

Members of the Great Neck Library Board of Trustees Building Advisory Committee and staff will give a 90-minute presentation describing the planned renovation to the Main Library Building at Temple Beth-El on Sunday, Nov, 10 at 3 p.m. On Nov. 19, the public will vote on a $10.4 million referendum, which will decide the next step in renovations.

A short slide presentation showing the conceptual design plans, an explanation of the timeline and funding plans will be followed by a question and answer period. The Main Library Building, located at 159 Bayview Avenue in Great Neck, opened in 1970.


Students To Attend NYSSMA Winter Conference

Written by Illustrated News Staff Thursday, 24 October 2013 00:00

The Music Institute of Long Island (MILI) located in Manhasset at the Community Reformed Church, on Plandome Road announced four students, including two from Herricks, who were accepted and will participate in this year’s All-State

Music Festival for High School students.  All-State is sponsored by the New York State School Music Association, is considered one the highest honors a school musician can attain.  


NHP Fire Department Visits Hillside School

Thursday, 24 October 2013 00:00

The New Hyde Park Fire Department visited Hillside Grade School in October, during Fire Safety Month.  Students and staff were able to tour the ambulance and the different fire trucks that were brought to the school.  Theu learned about the tools and equipment used for emergencies and fire rescues.  


Denton Avenue Principal’s Books Of The Month

Thursday, 17 October 2013 00:00

The Principal’s Books of the Month for September at Denton Avenue School reflect the theme of peace. The Peace Book by Todd Parr uses colorful illustrations and simple text to help young children grasp the idea of peace as it relates to their own experiences.  


Listen to the Wind by Greg Mortenson and Susan Roth chronicles the story of how the villagers of Korphe saved Dr. Greg’s life after his failed attempt to climb K2, and his effort to repay them by helping them build the village’s first school.

Told in the voice of the children, this story highlights how individuals can take action to build peace through acts of compassion and respect. 


Local Resident Makes Dean’s List

Thursday, 10 October 2013 00:00

Andrea M. Cioffi of New Hyde Park received academic honors from the School of Management at Binghamton University by making the University’s dean’s list for the Spring 2013 semester. Binghamton University is one of the four university centers of the State University of New York. Known for the excellence of its students, faculty, staff and programs, Binghamton enrolls close to 15,000 students in programs leading to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. Its curriculum, founded in the liberal arts, has expanded to include selected professional and graduate programs.


Saint Aidan’s Flapjack Fundraiser

Wednesday, 09 October 2013 10:00
Saint Aidan students, family and friends started the school year off with a delicious Flapjack Fundraiser breakfast at the Applebees in Westbury.

Herricks Grad Makes Dean’s List

Thursday, 03 October 2013 00:00


Herricks High School graduate and Manhasset Hills Alex Okin was named to the Harpur College dean’s list at Binghamton University. He earned a minimum grade point average of 3.5 for 12 or more graded credits.

This was acknowledged through the publication of the dean’s list on the Harpur College of Arts and Sciences website and through inclusion of dean’s list on Okin’s official transcript. 


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