Friday, 03 May 2013 00:00
Students enrolled in Levittown’s Gerald R. Claps Career and Technical Center acquired 35 awards during the school’s annual showcase and competition. Orchestrated by the technical center’s teachers, this event provides students with an opportunity to demonstrate their skills for prospective employers and colleges, as well as for family and district staff and administration.
During the showcase, students competed against participating schools’ students in the areas of architectural drafting, automotive service technology, carpentry, computer animation, cosmetology, culinary arts, electrical technology, graphic arts, medical assisting and police science. Spectators also enjoyed demonstrations that highlighted mock police arrests and forensic investigations, fantasy hairstyling, and food preparation and baking.
The following Levittown students won awards in their areas of competition:
John Amon – Second Place – Carpentry (Junior)
Victoria Antonacci – Second Place – Job Demonstration
Donato Antonelli – Second Place – Food and Beverage Service
Shujawodin Azizi – Second Place – Medical Assisting
Arthur Bain – Third Place – Police Science Skills
Amanda Blum – Second Place – Food Preparation Assistant
Marc Braun – Third Place – Job Demonstration
Brittany Bufinsky – First Place – Senior Evening Hairstyling
Shannon Cahill – Second Place – Action Skills
David Colletti – Third Place – 3D Visualization and Animation
Brittany Crivillaro – Second Place – CPR/First Place Aid
Joanna Dittrich – Third Place – Commercial Baking
Greg Donnelly – First Place – Graphic Communications
Shane Dwyer – Second Place – Graphic Communications
Brigid Fitzpatrick – Third Place – Food Preparation Assistant
Colin Gettings – First Place – Food Preparation Assistant
Rebecca Guerrero – Third Place – Senior Evening Hairstyling
Adam Jackson – Third Place – Graphic Communications
Victoria Jimenez – First Place – 3D Visualization and Animation
Brendan Kirk – First Place – Carpentry (Senior)
Helen Lopez – First Place – Action Skills
John Morales – First Place – Automotive Technology (Senior)
Lara Oliva – Second Place – Junior Evening Hairstyling
Stephanie Ponce – Third Place – Automotive Technology (Senior)
Carla Primiani – First Place – Food and Beverage Service
Rodolfo Ramirez – Third Place – CPR/First Place Aid
Danielle Roa – Second Place – Senior Nail Art
Brianna Roben – First Place – Medical Assisting
Nicholas Sanita – First Place – Automotive Technology (Junior)
Codin Simone – First Place – Graphic Communications
Tyler Smith – Second Place – Graphic Communications
Christina Talal – Third Place – Junior Evening Hairstyling
Julia Vargas – First Place – 3D Visualization and Animation
Lawrence Yip – Third Place – 3D Visualization and Animation and First Place – Job Demonstration
Saturday, 08 March 2014 00:00
Jessy Davidson, a student at MacArthur High School in Levittown, organized and held a blood drive at the John Theissen Children’s Foundation on Wantagh Ave. this past weekend.
Davidson, a junior, hopes to earn a small college scholarship through the New York Blood Center Bloodstock Scholarship Program by hosting this blood drive. If at least 30 donors come through, she will qualify for the scholarship.
Anyone who is in high school is able to participate in this scholarship, according to Davidson.
Friday, 07 March 2014 00:00
On Feb. 27, parents in the Levittown, East Meadow, Massapequa and Farmingdale school districts came together for an informal panel discussion on the New York State Education Department and the implementation of the state Common Core Learning Standards.
Panelists included New York State Assemblyman Thomas McKevitt, Jeanette Deutermann of the Long Island Opt Out Facebook page, and former public school teacher David Greene, who came to the Farmingdale Public Library to talk with local parents about key concerns and questions with the curriculum.
An outspoken parent and founder of the Long Island Opt Out movement, Deutermann, delved into some of the factors behind what led to the state’s adoption of the Common Core, and how the state education department cites high school graduation rates as its reasoning behind the curriculum.
Thursday, 06 March 2014 00:00
The Island Trees track program is pleased to announce that four members of the team will be participating in the New York State tournament. Students honored include:
Alexa Dolgos with a personal best of 1.37 in the 600 meter run; Alyssa Mustafa with a personal best of 17 feet, 3.5 inches in the long jump and a personal best of 36 minutes 1.3 seconds in the triple jump competition; Andrew Zabala with a personal best of 43 feet 5 inches in the triple jump; and Joe Stanco with 47 minutes 10.5 seconds in the shot put.
— Submitted by Varsity Track Coach Joseph Manna
Thursday, 06 March 2014 00:00
The Island Trees Bulldogs Wrestling team finished the 2013-2014 season with an overall record of 18-8. The team defeated Syosset in the Dual Meet Championship playoffs 34-27, and then lost to Plainedge in the second round 48-29. The team had a strong season and was ranked no. 8 in Nassau County. The Bulldogs entered 22 wrestlers in the Nassau County Qualifying Tournament, out of which, eleven of the team’s All-League grapplers qualified for the coveted Nassau County Wrestling Tournament. Six wrestlers also received All-Conference honors, with one wrestler earning a wildcard into the tournament, for a total of 12 Island Trees wrestlers competing.