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.
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.
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.
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.
The Dad’s Club of New Hyde Park Memorial High School recently held its season opening fundraiser cook out at Tully Park Gladiators playing against the Bethpage Golden Eagles. It started out with blue skies with the Dad’s Club cooking for the big crowed that night. Principal Dr. Richard Faccio stopped by to greet Dad’s Club President Sal Balducci.
The 50/50 winner was Al Glueckert, a parent of Bethpage student, who won $205. The money from the fundraiser, willb e used for the students at the high school for programs, scholarships and awards.
Last year, the club gave out $6,500. Club meetings are held the first Tuesday of each month in the high school library.
The students at Manor Oaks observed a moment of silence to remember the victims of the 9/11 attacks. Student also placed flags around the memorial plaque that is in the front of the school.
(Photos by Janet Luk)
Gloria Dei Church in New Hyde Park will host ventriloquist Jonathan Geffner and his acclaimed show, “Puppet Power,” on Sunday, Oct. 27 at 5 p.m. Don’t miss this side-splittingly funny show, suitable for ages 3 and up, as Geffner’s masterful vocal skills and hands bring his wacky sidekicks to life. Suggested donation: $10. For further information, call 516-354-6956.
A Williston Park Boy Scout honored five Wounded Warriors with a luncheon at the Williston Park Village Hall on Saturday, Sept. 7. Craig Vande Stouwe, 16, of Troop 200 an Eagle Scout candidate and a junior at Mineola High School, coordinated and planned the event.
Williston Park Mayor Paul Ehrbar and trustee William Carr, among others, honored Stouwe. The luncheon was the culmination of Vande Stouwe’s Eagle Scout Service Project to honor local wounded veterans for their service and to provide some help in their recovery.
The Great Neck Library has been producing a series of bookmarks to keep the public informed about proposed renovation of the main library, prior to a public referendum on the plans on Nov. 19.
Bookmark No. 8 presents a discussion and rendering of how the new library might look, as well as updates on the project. Look for the entire series of bookmarks as they become available at all Great Neck Library locations.
Over the last 18 months the BAC and the Board of Trustees (BOT) has focused on libraries of the future, by attending conferences, reading professional articles, reviewing newspaper opinions and researching articles on the internet. Using this information and engaging in active discussions, six plans were presented by our architect and critiqued by the BAC and BOT.
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