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.”
Thursday, 23 October 2014 00:00
For as long as she could remember, Christina Amato-Smith has always wanted to open her own hair salon. The Floral Park native worked at a salon down the road from her home, but it wasn’t until 1994 when Amato-Smith made good on her promise to herself.
“I came to Bethpage to open my business because my clients were here,” said Amato-Smith, who now lives in Lindenhurst and has owned Top Cuts for 20 years.
Saturday, 18 October 2014 00:00
Thanks in large part to a substantial increase in sponsor support – and Mother Nature’s cooperation – the 2014 Plainview-Old Bethpage Craft and Gift Fair was a rousing success.
A caravan of vendors filled the parking lot of the Plainview-Old Bethpage Library starting at 7 a.m. By the time fairgoers crossed the blue and green balloon arch at 10 a.m. to receive their free T-shirt and bags stuffed with sponsor goodies, there were 108 booths ready to welcome them on the sunny day.