Thursday, 26 September 2013 00:00
Manhasset Special Education PTA (SEPTA) is proud to announce a free homework support program offered in all three Manhasset Public Schools this fall. The Adaptive Homework Club is designed for special education and regular education students that struggle to complete homework independently.
The program begins October 8 and runs until December. Each session is 60 minutes long and is being held on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the both elementary schools and secondary school. Students in 3rd grade to 12th grades are welcomed to participate. Group size is limited to keep a high teacher to student ratio. Manhasset private tutoring firm Tutor Doctor is partnering with Manhasset SEPTA to provide all the staff and oversee the program.
With the 2013-14 school budget cutting all afterschool homework programs previously offered, Manhasset SEPTA felt it was vital to provide this adaptive homework club. “Special education students are particularly impacted by the program cuts in our schools this year, especially when doing homework is such a struggle,” Manhasset Co President Diane Treacy states. “This program is designed for children from 3rd grade right to seniors in high school who cannot do their homework independently,” Treacy adds.
Shelter Rock and Munsey Park Elementary schools, as well as the Manhasset Middle School and High School, will have the program held immediately after dismissal. The program is one hour allowing children to take the late school bus home.
“As a long-time Manhasset resident with children in our public schools, I am delighted to work with SEPTA to offer a special support homework program to our districts’ students,” Tutor Doctor President Michael Warshawsky states. “Tutor Doctor offers private and group tutoring for all student levels, so this is a great fit that will benefit so many students in our schools.”
Manhasset SEPTA is a local chapter of the National PTA supporting Manhasset’s special education population, including teachers, school staff, children and their families. Through expert presentation, workshops, community programs and local resources, SEPTA provides support for over 600 Manhasset families and more than 700 school staff members. Manhasset SEPTA proudly services the needs of students with disabilities, gifted and talented students, and students receiving academic intervention services.
Thursday, 12 December 2013 00:00
A new Child Care Centerfor children ages eight weeks through Pre-K—opened at Farmingdale State College this week, which will be open to the community and the college campus.
“The College owes a great deal of thanks to everyone involved in this project,” said Farmingdale State College President Hubert Keen. “This center provides a safe and nurturing environment for the children of our students, faculty and staff.
Especially for our students, the availability of quality child care can determine whether or not they are able to complete their education.”
Wednesday, 04 December 2013 10:48
Preparations are underway for the Annual Christmas Tree lighting to be held this Friday, Dec. 6 at Mary Jane Davies Park on Plandome Road. The event is scheduled to begin at 4:15 p.m.
Workers have been busy decorating the gazebo with garland and lights to make the this year’s celebration the best yet. Sponsored by the Manhasset Chamber of Commerce, The Town of North Hempstead and the Manhasset Park District, the event will feature holiday music performed by the Manhasset High School Brass Choir.
The program will begin with the Pledge of Allegiance and the blessing offered by Rev. Dr. Steven D. Pierce of the Community Reformed Church. The winners of the poster contest will be announced during the ceremony followed by the anticipated lighting of the Manhasset Christmas tree. The Manhasset Parks Department will be dispensing hot chocolate and treats, too.Santa Claus will make a ‘surprise’ appearance on Manhasset-Lakeville’s Fire truck and volunteer firefighters will be handing out candy canes to girls and boys. Come on down and celebrate the beginning of the season.
Thursday, 28 November 2013 00:00
On Saturday, November 9, the MHS Girls Swim Team competed in the Nassau County Team Championships. After a strong preliminary performance on Friday, the girls had their sights set on swimming even faster on Saturday at the finals. On Friday, Manhasset qualified 14 individual swims in the top 10 and all three relays. The team also had an additional 7 swims in the consolation finals (places 11-20). On Saturday, the top 20 individuals and relays compete in each event, all finishers scoring points towards their team total.
In the championship’s opening event, the 200 yd. medley relay team from Manhasset set the tone for what turned out to be a historic day in Manhasset Girls Swimming. The relay team of Grace Kenlon, Allegra Sodi, Megan Smith and Meredith Johnson finished third and set a new school record time of 1:51.96, also qualifying for the New York State Championships.
Thursday, 28 November 2013 00:00
The Indians' regular season came to a close recently, but not before the boys locked up several more post-season honors to complete a highly successful campaign that brought an undefeated season as well as Division and Conference Championships. Manhasset headed into the post-season with high aspirations and battled it out with rival Wantagh High School for two weekends in a row—at both the Class Country Championships and the State Qualification race—coming up just short on both occasions, but achieving many milestones along the way.