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Mineola American - Schools

Students Help Sandy Relief

Friday, 22 March 2013 00:00

Marianne Macrae from the Robin Hood Foundation recently visited Mineola Middle School seventh-graders to discuss how the more than $700 students raised to help with Superstorm Sandy relief efforts will be utilized. She thanked students for their donation and showed a short video clip about neighborhoods that were devastated by the storm. 

Students read newspaper and magazine articles that discussed the devastation of Sandy and provided personal accounts of individuals who were affected by the storm. As part of their study of persuasive writing, they examined the controversy surrounding the cancellation of the New York City Marathon and wrote editorials expressing their opinions. 


Second-Graders Skype

Friday, 22 March 2013 00:00
Second-grade students at Hampton Street School in the Mineola School District had the unique opportunity of Skyping with fellow second-graders from Mineola, Texas. Under the direction of Hampton Street librarian Diane Nodell, students exchanged questions, answers and dialogue about their hometowns of the same name, including a rundown of recent events and geographical information. The experience offered the second-graders a look at the similarities and differences between students in other areas.


Chowdhury In Scientific Journal

Friday, 15 March 2013 00:00

Wheatley junior Allison Chowdhury has been published in Tetrahedron, a scientific journal for the research she completed last summer.  The article, “Microwave-assisted Diels-Alder reactions between Danishefsky’s diene and derivatives of ethyl alpha-(hydroxymethyl) acrylate and  Synthetic approach toward a biotinylated anti-inflammatory monocyclic cyanoenone,” was published in the January 2013 volume. Chowdhury performed her work at Stony Brook University under the mentorship of Dr. Tadashi Honda and graduate student Suqing Zeng.  She presented her research at the recent Long Island Science and Engineering Fair where she advanced to the second round.


Wings At Chaminade

Friday, 15 March 2013 00:00

The 1927 Academy Award-winning silent movie classic Wings will be shown at Chaminade High School in Mineola on March 23 at 7 p.m. starring Clara Bow, Buddy Rogers, Richard Arlen and Gary Cooper. Bernie Anderson, Jr. will produce a live theatre organ accompaniment.


Kornreich In The City

Friday, 08 March 2013 00:00

The Kornreich Preschoolers at Hampton Street School recently went on a field trip to see Sesame Street Live: Elmo’s Super Heros at Madison Square Garden. The children enjoyed the ride in the Midtown Tunnel and being in Manhattan on the Hampton Jitney.


Mineola Alums Visit

Friday, 08 March 2013 00:00

Over 50 graduates from Mineola High School’s Class of 2012 returned to their alma mater to share their college experiences with current juniors and seniors as part of the high school’s recent Alumni Day. Moderated by the Mineola High School Guidance Department, the alumni panel participated in topical discussions including the college application and decision-making processes, academic rigor and college life.

Panel members encouraged juniors to take the SAT and ACT exams multiple times, apply to colleges as soon as possible, and complete financial aid and scholarship applications in a timely manner.


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