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New Hyde Park Illustrated News - Schools

Herricks Students To Pilot New Computer Program

Friday, 19 April 2013 00:00

Nassau BOCES and  Pearson’s Research & Innovation Network Center for College and Career Success recently unveiled a major pilot of new measures of college readiness.

Herricks Middle School students were among the first to pilot the new computer program. This initiative is part of a major research and development project to develop a methodology for large-scale, innovative, computer-based approaches for the assessment of college and career readiness. 

 

America’s Future Debaters

Friday, 12 April 2013 00:00

The sixth-grade students of the New Hyde Park-Garden City Park Odyssey program recently debated a hypothetical senate bill at the New Hyde Park Village Hall. This debate was the culminating activity in their participation of the Constitution Works civics program.

 

Led by Odyssey teacher, Sheila Bet and the facilitator from the Constitution Works program, the students from the Garden City Park, New Hyde Park Road, Manor Oaks, Notre Dame and Hillside Grade schools held a lively debate and gained an understanding of what being a senator entailed.

 

Students Advance To ISEF

Friday, 12 April 2013 00:00

Two Herricks High School Science Research students competed and won first place awards in the second round of the recent 2013 Charles Duggan Long Island Science and Engineering Fair. These students will now compete on the international level at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) to be held in Phoenix Arizona from May 11-18.

 

A Reading Treat

Friday, 05 April 2013 00:00

The students at Manor Oaks Elementary School were recently treated by the PTA to a during their annual PARP (Parents As Reading Partners) Program. PARP is a PTA sponsored, statewide reading program, designed to encourage children to read at home with a partner for 15 minutes daily.

 

Night Out For Dad’s Club

Friday, 05 April 2013 00:00

The Dad’s Club at New Hyde Park Memorial High School recently held a fundraising event at the Governor’s Comedy Club of Levittown. The comedian’s showed the club a good time, especially Mick Thomas and Chris Roach.

“Michael Horan ran the event and did a great job in putting it together,” said Richard Schlueck, Dad’s Club president.

The club raised $1,208, selling $900 in tickets and $308 of 50/50 raffles. Sal, a Dad’s Club member, won the raffle of $154 and donated the money back to the club. The money will be used for scholarships, awards and programs at the school.


 

Seniors Of The Month

Friday, 29 March 2013 00:00

Carey High School announced Sean Nagy and Shannon O’Connell as its male and female February seniors of the month.

Nagy is an active member of the Future Business Leaders of America and was inducted in the Business Honor Society this year.  He has played on the Varsity Football Team since sophomore year.  Nagy’s superb playing skills earned him a spot on the Nassau County Senior Bowl All Star Team this past November. O’Connell demonstrated outstanding academic achievement by taking a rigorous course load; she has been an active member in the National, Science and Math Honor Societies.  She has been awarded scholar athlete for both Varsity volleyball and Varsity softball teams.  She is a leader through and through as Vice President of the class of 2013, Captain of the Varsity Volleyball team, and a member of our leadership gym program. 

 

SHS Bests Trivia Challenge

Friday, 29 March 2013 00:00

The 2013 Trivia Challenge finals were recently held at the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau County, Inc (ucpn) in Roosevelt. Sewanhaka High School students participating in the seventh-and eighth-grade category were Juan Lasso, John Giuffre, Allen Pierre-Louis and James Garvin.

The students representing Sewanhaka in the high school category were Amith Abraham, Robert Myrick, Rick Mathews and Ben Drucker.

Schools from all over Nassau County participate in the year round Trivia Challenge event and raise significant funds for the ucpn.


 

Seniors Of The Month

Friday, 22 March 2013 00:00

Carey High School announced Sean Nagy and Shannon O’Connell as its male and female February seniors of the month.

Nagy is an active member of the Future Business Leaders of America and was inducted in the Business Honor Society this year.  He has played on the Varsity Football Team since sophomore year.  Nagy’s superb playing skills earned him a spot on the Nassau County Senior Bowl All Star Team this past November. O’Connell demonstrated outstanding academic achievement by taking a rigorous course load; she has been an active member in the National, Science and Math Honor Societies.  She has been awarded scholar athlete for both Varsity volleyball and Varsity softball teams.  She is a leader through and through as Vice President of the class of 2013, Captain of the Varsity Volleyball team, and a member of our leadership gym program. 


 

Student Wins Design Contest

Friday, 22 March 2013 00:00

Elmont Memorial High School seventh-grader Stephany Guitierrez-Mendoza won the recent Nassau County Music Educator’s Association (NMEA) All-County T-Shirt design contest.  Her design is featured on the T-shirts and sweatshirts available at the 2013 Nassau All-County Festival rehearsals and concert.

“I could not believe it when I saw students I did not know wearing my design.  It gave me a sense of pride in myself and my school,” said Guitierrez-Mendoza.

Music Chairperson Eileen Kramer, will display the winning design in a showcase featuring accomplishments of the music department.

 

PARP Kickoff

Friday, 15 March 2013 00:00

Students at Stewart Manor School in the Elmont School District recently celebrated reading with the Parents as Reading Partners “Launch into Reading” schoolwide kickoff event, “The Brain Show.” 

PARP will run until March 22 and feature a variety of activities that encourage reading, including themed clothing days, family game nights and an assortment of other educationally based activities. The school will host local community members acting as mystery readers and Friday D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything and Read) Days. The PTA-sponsored program encourages students to read for 20 minutes every night with a designated partner in order to nurture reading at home.


 

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