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New Hyde Park Illustrated News - Schools

Students Of The Month

Written by Illustrated News Staff editorial@antonnews.com Thursday, 16 January 2014 00:00

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.

 

Village Enacts Tax Cap Override

Written by Rich Forestano Tuesday, 14 January 2014 09:22

The New Hyde Park Village Board voted to grant itself power to exceed the state-mandated 2 percent tax cap on Tuesday, Jan. 7.

 

The plan is to stay within the set limit, however, Mayor Robert Lofaro said it may be tough this year. The village has not exceeded the cap since its inception in 2011. 

 

“We haven’t pierced the cap,” he said. “We hope to not do it this year and we want to put together a responsible budget.”

 

Interactive Science Show For Kids

Written by Illustrated News Staff Thursday, 26 December 2013 00:00

The interactive science storytellers otherwise known as the Sciencetellers will be presenting a show at the Parkville Branch Library in New Hyde Park on Thursday, Dec. 26. The Sciencetellers teach science to the kids in their audience by telling a lively, interactive and exciting story. At each of these shows, members of the audience are encouraged to volunteer and help the performers present their storytelling experiments and tricks to demonstrate their knowledge. The theme of the show was "Dragons and Dreams."

 

The show ran from 2:30 to 3:15 p.m. at 10 Campbell Street, New Hyde Park. For more information about upcoming shows featuring the Sciencetellers, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or call 908-334-2525.

 

For more information on Sciencetelling, visit http://www.sciencetellers.com


 

Students Of The Month

Written by Illustrated News Staff Thursday, 26 December 2013 00:00

The business and art departments at New Hyde Park Memorial High School announced that Harman Kaur and Katya Keblish have been chosen as Students of the Month.

 

Kaur successfully completed business courses including keyboarding, computer applications and personal finance. Kaur is presently enrolled in business law, college accounting, and college marketing and will attend Baruch University where she will study finance.

 

Students Of The Month

Written by Illustrated News Staff Thursday, 26 December 2013 00:00

The business and art departments at New Hyde Park Memorial High School announced that Harman Kaur and Katya Keblish have been chosen as Students of the Month.

 

Kaur successfully completed business courses including keyboarding, computer applications and personal finance. Kaur is presently enrolled in business law, college accounting, and college marketing and will attend Baruch University where she will study finance.

 

Students Of The Month

Written by Illustrated News Staff Thursday, 19 December 2013 00:00

New Hyde Park Memorial High School recently recognized Codi Fletcher and Tobin James as December students of the month. 

 

Fletcher is an exemplary student in the Academy of Finance. Her teachers say that she is a well-mannered and conscientious student. Fletcher is also involved in many school and community activities.

 

Students Take Anti-Bullying Stand

Written by Illustrated News Staff Thursday, 19 December 2013 00:00

Students of Manor Oaks Elementary School recently took time to honor Bully Prevention Month. The sixth-grade majority ambassadors created an anti-bullying display by the main office, and provided all of the students with bully prevention tips during the morning announcements. The month culminated with a school-wide assembly.

 

The assembly provided all of the students of Manor Oaks with practical bully prevention tips, through discussion,videos, music, and role playing. Ambassadors played an integral role in the creation and implementation of the assembly.

 

Elks Lodge Site Of Fundraiser

Written by Illustrated news Staff Thursday, 12 December 2013 00:00

Jennifer Vasek and her mother have suffered for years from a rare disorder called Chiari malformation. Both have endured several brain surgeries yet still suffer from Chiari symptoms on a daily basis. They include headaches, nausea, dizziness, blurred vision and loss of balance. They occur when  the base of the brain protrudes through the lower skull and touches the upper part of the spinal cord, creating numerous neurological symptoms.  The only accurate way to identify Chiari is with an MRI of the neck. 

 

Christmas Fest 2013

Written by Illustrated News Staff Thursday, 12 December 2013 00:00

The Beacon Church in New Hyde Park hosted its Annual Christmas Fest on Saturday, Dec. 6 with games, crafts, holiday snacks, a full petting zoo and a photo booth. The Christmas show included music and carols by a live band and an interactive show for kids.

Daniel Rivera, a United States Marine from 2002-2009, greeted the kids as they made personal holiday cards to be sent to soldiers overseas.

 

Drama Proves Powerful At Wheatley

Written by Sheri ArbitalJacoby, newhydepark@antonnews.com Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00

“Hate is not a Wheatley value.” That’s one of the slogans cast members donned on the large pins they wore to school attached to black outfits on Thursday, Nov. 21, to signal the premiere of their play, The Laramie Project, that evening.

This was no run-of-the-mill, happy-go-lucky, elaborate musical the school is famous for. It was an incredibly serious undertaking, especially for high schoolers.

 

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