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Wheatley Students Travel To France

Eleven Wheatley School students experienced a recent vacation they will never forget. They traveled to Paris and the south of France accompanied by Wheatley teachers Jean François Henley and Laura Gurick.  The group spent three days touring the sites of Paris including the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame and the Louvre while practicing their language skills with the locals.

 

The students and teachers spent an afternoon at L’Atelier des Gâteaux where they had a private cooking lesson and learned to make almond sandwich cookies called macarons. They also visited The Palace of Versailles before traveling south to Provence and Nice where they experienced Carnaval complete with music, dance, floats and costumes and took advantage of the warm temperatures to swim in the Mediterranean.

 

They made a quick visit to the Exotic Gardens of Eze and Monaco before returning home. 

 

“There is nothing like being immersed in a completely different culture,” junior Sarah Golden said.

 

The students included Alexandra Boubour, Benjamin Goldbaum, Sarah Golden, Maria Hincapié of Mineola, Joseph Jacob, Amandeep Khokhar, Bonnie Lerman, Gabriella Schwartz, Chloe Tso, Chelsea Wolgel and Nancy Zhang. 

News

Winthrop University Hospital employee Jeffrey Brenner, a hyperbaric technician with the Life Support Technologies group in Mineola, recently received the American Heart Association’s prestigious Louis J. Acampora Heart Saver Award at a dinner at the Crest Hollow Country Club. The award is named for a Long Island teenager who succumbed to a sporting injury that is understood to have been preventable if a cardiac medical device had been immediately on-scene and applied. 

 

“I hope that I have made a real difference in my town and the world around me to help prevent death and improve the quality of people’s lives” said Brenner.

The Wheatley School recently hosted an Item Writing Workshop for more than 100 language teachers representing districts across New York State.  The workshop was sponsored by the Foreign Language Association of Chairpersons and Supervisors (FLACS), the professional organization that has assumed responsibility for the creation and administration of the FLACS

Checkpoint A and B Exams (formerly the NYS Second Language Proficiency and Regents Exams).


Sports

After consecutive seasons of finishing runner-up in the men’s golf Player of the Year for the Skyline Conference, Christian Bleck of St. Joseph’s took home first place in a rather unlikely turn of events. 

 

After a herniated disc caused the Chaminade High School alum to miss every event after the first week of the season until the conference tournament, Bleck returned—without even having the luxury of practicing a full 18 holes—and competed with the best players the conference has to offer. 

Cross-Country Crowned Champs

The Mineola Mustang boys cross-country team won the division 4A championship recently at Bethpage State Park.  This is the first championship for the program since 1974, ending a 40-year championship drought. 

 

Mineola defeated Seaford, who also entered the undefeated in division competition, 38-20.  Overcoming rain and high winds throughout the race, many Mustangs ran personal records for the 5K in route to the victory.


Calendar

Mineola School Meeting - November 20

Fools Rush In - November 21

Mustangs Face Roosevelt - November 22 


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