Written by Michael Scro, email@example.com Wednesday, 10 July 2013 15:16
At a Plainview-Old Bethpage Board of Education meeting last Tuesday, the district swore in newly elected trustee Seth Greenberg, now Vice President Emily Schulman and now President Ginger Lieberman. Former President Amy Pierno now sits on the board as a trustee, and the district also re-appointed Guercio and Guercio as their District Attorney.
In addition to the appointments, the district also welcomed four new teachers: Caleigh Diesenberg and Rachel Ewing at the Stratford Road Elementary School; Kevin Smith to teach Mathematics at the POB-JFK High School; and Danielle DeRosa to teach Literacy at Parkway School and Pasadena School.
In an honoring ceremony, the district called up Cynthia Mertz, a registered Nurse and member of the Plainview-Old Bethpage PTA, who on June 18, while attending a PTA dinner, immediately cared for a community member who needed emergency medical attention.
“The board of education and superintendent express their appreciation to you (Mertz) for her demonstrated compassion - we want to thank you for your contributions,” Lieberman said, who presented Mertz with a plaque.
In other news,
Superintendent of Schools Lorna Lewis, in her Superintendent’s Report, congratulated the graduating class of 2013, giving the following statistics: 413 students graduated in total - 85 with regents diplomas and 129 with advanced regents diplomas.
One percent of the graduating class went into the military, 15 percent to a two year college and 82 percent to a four year college. Lewis also said that a total of 1,042 AP exams were taken, the number which she said the district will “closely monitor.” Lewis also noted that the district resulted “beyond Nassau County standards” in the Algebra II Trigonometry regents.
“This was a very good year for us,” Lewis said. “I am thrilled and excited about where this district is going.”
Wednesday, 04 December 2013 10:54
The Concerned Citizens of the Plainview-Old Bethpage Community held their Annual Winter Safety Forum at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library recently, and as per the norm for this passionate civic organization, security and preparedness were indeed the name of the game.
Carol Meschkow, president of the Concerned Citizens, started the group 20 years ago originally as a two-week campaign; however, it soon took on a life of its own and is still going strong today, she said.
Saturday, 30 November 2013 00:00
The Plainview Jewish Center celebrated its 60th anniversary on Nov. 17 with all the flair expected for such a joyous occasion. A brunch was held following a special “Walk Down Memory Lane” held at the Temple at 95 Floral Dr. West.
Nassau County Legislator Judy Jacobs, a presenter of a county proclamation said, “This was a very moving and special tribute to a wonderful Temple which has been the source of joy and comfort to so many in the community for so many reasons. It was a pleasure to be part of this 60th Anniversary celebration.”
More than 150 people attended the event, which featured singing children singing, Shofar blowing, a video presentation and the Plainview Jewish Center leadership at its finest.