Friday, 01 November 2013 00:00
The week of Oct. 14 marked the annual return of Red Ribbon Week and Substance Abuse Prevention & Awareness Celebrations to both Shelter Rock and Munsey Park elementary schools. This year’s theme was “Team Up Against Bullying & Drugs!”
In addition to being provided with a red ribbon to exhibit at home, students received a red rubber wristband to wear throughout the week as a symbol of their commitment to making healthy and positive life choices. The children also received educational materials and red apples were available as a healthy snack. Students at both schools were also encouraged to wear red to show their support.
Throughout the week, the Manhasset School Community Association and Manhasset Coalition Against Substance Abuse teamed up to present a number of informative programs for both the children and their parents . Kicking off the initiative was S.T.O.P. Then Send, a multi-media, internet-safety presentation for elementary school parents, featuring Assistant District Attorney Anne Donnelly, Deputy Chief of the Organized Crime and Rackets Bureau of the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office. Next, theatrical presentations were held at the schools by Soren Bennick Productions: HI REZ Comes to Earth (for grades K-3) and Cyber Busters (for grades 4-6), which focused on the issues of inclusion, bullying and cyber-bullying awareness and prevention. Studies show that kids who are bullied online are more likely to develop symptoms of substance abuse, depression and internet addiction (Journal of Adolescent Health, 2013).
The Manhasset school community united to help ensure that all children are safe and healthy throughout their school years. The SCA and CASA would like to thank everyone for their continued support and participation in Red Ribbon Week.
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.