Thursday, 13 March 2014 10:30
Fourteen Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District’s John F. Kennedy High School students recently learned how to cook a healthy snack — vegetable quesadillas. A nutritional expert provided the students with an interactive cooking demonstration with a variety of healthy ingredients, and answered several nutrition-based questions. The students also learned how to read nutrition labels and understand the nutrient breakdown of ingredients.
The students are part of the Healthy Hawks initiative, an after-school club that promotes health and wellness activities.
Friday, 26 September 2014 00:00
If you’re like most people, your medicine cabinet might be a jumbled assortment of boxes, bottles and tubes.
That innocent bit of disorganization in your medicine cabinet might actually pose a risk if you’re not careful, according to Leonard Langino, a pharmacist with North Shore Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Group, who recently held a lecture on the subject at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library.
Thursday, 25 September 2014 10:23
In a pronounced response to the New York State Common Core standards, more than 800 Plainview-Old Bethpage students opted out of the English Language Arts and Mathematics exams, according to New York State Allies for Public Education.
In response to concerns from school officials, parents, and teachers regarding the level of testing administered to children in grades 3-8, U.S. Rep. Steve Israel joined 12 of Long Island’s school district superintendents, on Sept. 8, to present new legislation that would reduce the number of tests taken by students in grades 3-8.