Friday, 04 May 2012 00:00
On April 2, the Island Trees Boys Track team hosted their first meet in many years. They were victorious, beating the Malverne Mules, the East Rockaway Rocks and the Seaford Vikings. They were led by their winning relay teams, which included the 4x100 meter team: Anthony Leonick, Adam Kirschner, Tom Brownstone and Tyler Blauvelt; the 4x800 team: John Rivera, Adam Kirschner, Chris Mule, and Lucas Panebianco; and the 4x400 “four horsemen” team: Ryan Paolino, Brendan Beiersdorfer, Nick Alavanja, and Lucas Pugliese.
In addition, Paolino won the gold in the individual 400-meter race with an outstanding time of 52.6 seconds. Pugliese won his 800-meter race with a commanding distance of at least 50 meters. Alavanja was dominant in winning both hurdle events. Blauvelt paved the way in the field events by being victorious in the long and in the triple jumps. Joe Stanco won the shot put competition, while Stephen Schmidt was the winner with a discus throw of 123’3”. This brings the teams overall two-year meet record to 18 wins and two losses.
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.