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From the Desk of Dr. Charles Murphy

Friday, 15 March 2013 00:00

Several weeks ago, I wrote about the benefits of our new SAT course at Island Trees. SAT Preparation. Again, this course is highly recommended to all of our juniors in preparation for this rigorous springtime assessment. 

 

Levittown Community Council Calendar

Friday, 08 March 2013 00:00

March 2013

11   Levittown Lion’s Club, Domenico’s Restaurant, 7 p.m.

12   Levittown Property Owner’s Association, Levittown Public Library, 7:30 p.m.

13   Island Trees School BOE Regular Meeting, Karopczyc Building, 7:30 pm 

       Levittown BOE Meeting, LMEC, 150 Abbey Lane, 7:30 pm.

15   Levittown American Legion Post #1711, 3123 N. Jerusalem Rd., 8 p.m.

18   Levittown Community Council and Levittown Historical Society—Joint meeting at LMEC, lower level at 7:30 p.m. Guest speaker will be Dr. Natalie Naylor on her latest book, Famous Women of Long Island. 

20    Levittown BOE Planning Session #2, LMEC, 150 Abbey Lane, 7:30 p.m.

26    Island Trees Public Library Board of Trustees Meeting, Community Room, 8 p.m.


 

From the Desk of Dr. Charles Murphy

Friday, 08 March 2013 00:00

I’m always looking for a hidden gem that will help our Island Trees students. In recent years, the district has taken steps to improve our high school program. In fact, one of our goals is to improve the college admissions process so our students get into colleges that will help set them up for a productive life. Clearly in this economy, we need to our students to attend competitive colleges and universities – the ones the job recruiters covet. 

 

Levittown Community Council Calendar

Friday, 01 March 2013 00:00

March 2013

1     Levittown American Legion Post #1711, 3123 N. Jerusalem Rd., 8 p.m.

6     Island Trees School BOE Work Session.  Karopczyc Building, 74 Farmedge Road, 7 p.m.

       Levittown Public Library Board of Trustees, Meeting Rooms A & B, 8 p.m.

11   Levittown Lion’s Club, Domenico’s Restaurant, 7 p.m.

12   Levittown Property Owner’s Association, Levittown Public Library, 7:30 p.m.

13   Island Trees School BOE Regular Meeting, Karopczyc Building, 7:30 pm 

Levittown BOE Meeting, LMEC, 150 Abbey Lane, 7:30 pm.

15   Levittown American Legion Post #1711, 3123 N. Jerusalem Rd., 8 p.m.

18   Levittown Community Council and Levittown Historical Society—Joint meeting at LMEC, lower level at 7:30 p.m. Guest speaker will be Dr. Natalie Naylor on her latest book, Famous Women of Long Island. 

20    Levittown BOE Planning Session #2, LMEC, 150 Abbey Lane, 7:30 p.m.

26    Island Trees Public Library Board of Trustees Meeting, Community Room, 8 p.m.


 

From the desk of Dr. Charles Murphy

Friday, 01 March 2013 00:00

Today’s students have incredible array of educational resources at their fingertips. The information technology available on computers, tablets and smart phones provides this generation of students an extraordinary level of support with all of their school endeavors. 

In truth, it was only a few short decades ago where you were on the “cutting edge” if your family was fortunate enough to have their own encyclopedia set. Sure, parents had to take out a second mortgage, but with this, students could research on a variety of topics using this multi-volume tool.  

 

Immigration: Moving Along

Written by Maryann Sinclair Slutsky Friday, 22 February 2013 00:00

Finally (maybe) there’s some good news on immigration reform. There seems to be real movement in Washington on the issue. It seems that now that the people are leading, our leaders are following.

First, a group of eight United States senators revealed a bipartisan immigration plan to reform our broken immigration system. Some of the principles outlined are far from perfect, but the fact is that several conservative Republicans have committed in writing and in public to allowing immigrants an earned path to citizenship, a central tenet that’s necessary to real reform. 

 

From the desk of Dr. Charles Murphy

Friday, 22 February 2013 00:00

Naturally, one of the main goals in our school district is to prepare students for college admissions. In fact, for most students this is their true culminating K-12 exam.  There are many things that go into the student admissions process, including SAT scores. Yes, the dreaded SAT – the bane of most high school students. Fortunately, Island Trees High School has developed a class that will put an end to sleepless nights, knotted stomachs and sweaty palms. 

 

A Look On The Light Side

Written by Judy Epstein Friday, 15 February 2013 00:00

Let’s Forget Valentine’s Day

I’ll just come out and say it:  I hate Valentine’s Day.  As far as I’m concerned, it exists purely to make some people look bad, and almost everybody feel awful.  

When I was single, Valentine’s Day seemed tailor-made to highlight the flaws in your relationship, if you had one, and in your entire life, if you didn’t.  Now that I am married, Valentine’s Day just makes both of us crazy, running around to make sure we buy SOMEthing so as not to come home covered in guilt.  But of course, all the somethings are way over-priced – they saw us coming a month away – so that even when I come home with one, I still feel taken advantage of.  No “good love” there!

 

Levittown Community Council Calendar

Friday, 08 February 2013 00:00

February 2013

11   Island Trees School BOE Special Meeting/Budget Discussion,

Karopczyc Building, 74 Farmedge Road, 7 p.m. 

        Levittown Lion’s Club, Domenico’s Restaurant, 7 p.m.

12   Levittown Property Owner’s Association, Levittown Public Library,

7:30 p.m.

13   Island Trees School BOE Regular Meeting, Karopczyc Building, 7:30 p.m. 

        Levittown BOE meeting, LMEC, 150 Abbey Lane, 7:30 pm.       

15   Levittown American Legion Post #1711, 3123 N. Jerusalem Rd., 8 p.m.

16   Levittown Community Council 12th Annual WinerFest!  Levittown

Hall, 201 Levittown Parkway, Hicksville, 11:30 to 4 p.m. Free 

entertainment and activities!

25   Levittown Community Council Meeting.  Levittown Library, 7:30 p.m.

27   Island Trees BOE Work Session/Budget Discussion. Karopczyc 

Building, 74 Farmedge Road, 7 p.m.


 

From The Desk Of Dr. Charles Murphy

Friday, 08 February 2013 00:00

Last week I discussed the benefits of an Advanced Regents Diploma for high school students. This is the diploma all students should aim for in our school district. The requirements for an Advanced Regents Diploma are a little more challenging than the regular Regents Diploma – one extra Regents level science course, two additional Regents level math classes, and a foreign language component.  

 

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