Full Day Kindergarten Feasibility Study Under Way
The Mineola School District is shooting for the start of 2003-2004 school year for the opening of the new Willis Avenue School for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten classes. While construction is ongoing, the district is conducting a study on whether it is feasible to implement a full-day kindergarten program when the school opens as opposed to the half-day program that currently exists.
Village Holds October Meeting
The Village of Mineola Board of Trustees held its October public meeting last week. Prior to the meeting, the board discussed the village's upcoming Halloween party, scheduled for Oct. 25.
Football Mustangs Win Third Straight
The Mineola High School varsity football team rang-up its third straight win. The Mustangs played another thriller in a come-from-behind 16-14 win at East Rockaway. Trailing 14 - nothing after three quarters, the Mustangs scored two fourth quarter touchdowns to spoil East Rockaway's homecoming. Senior quarterback Rich Medlock finally got Mineola on the board when he hit his younger brother, Dan, with a 12-yard scoring toss with 7:21 left in the game. Mineola then made good on the two-point conversion when Dan Medlock found Jerelle Harrison with a 19-yard TD pass to tie the score. Dan Medlock again ran in the conversion with 3:05 left for the win. Medlock was 8 of 16 passing for 75 yards and two TD's. The Mustangs are now 3-and-0 in Nassau Conference IV. East Rockaway slipped to 1-and-1.
MHS Girls JV Soccer Notes
Having opened the season on the road, the MHS Girls JV soccer team came back to the high school for their first home game against Great Neck North HS. Mineola dominated this game in both the offensive and defensive zones and kept Great Neck North a step behind the play. Mineola's Kasey Hughes opened the scoring in the first half, with Nicole Peralta adding a second goal just before the end of the half to put Mineola ahead 2-0. Mineola continued its domination as Liz Sanderleaf scored on a penalty shot to put Great Neck North away 3 -0. Special kudos go to Mineola's goalie Jessica Antonison and the defensive unit, led by Alyssa Glenn, as Mineola "pitched" its second straight shutout.
From the Desk of the Mayor