Written by Michael Scro, firstname.lastname@example.org 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.”
Saturday, 08 March 2014 00:00
Famous American painter Georgia O’Keeffe was the topic of discussion at the Plainview Old-Bethpage Public Library on Feb. 20.
Members of the audience were given an in-depth look into the life and artwork of O’Keeffe through a self-made and researched lecture and slideshow by art appraiser Louise Cella Caruso.
O’Keeffe lived for 98 years. Within her lifetime, she was granted the Medal of Arts by Ronald Regan, and in 1938, she was selected as one of the 12 most outstanding women of the previous 50 years. When she passed away she was accorded the honor of a first page obituary in the New York Times.
Friday, 07 March 2014 00:00
In celebration of its tenth anniversary, the Kids of Distinction program is offering more scholarships and planning a festive gala that will look back on a decade of supporting our most civic-minded children. The Town of Oyster Bay and the Old Bethpage-based Kids Helping Kids by Kids Way, Inc., the sponsoring entities, are seeking nominations of local youngsters who are standouts in public service for the 2014 awards.
Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto, together with Kids Helping Kids co-founders Robert A.J. Eslick and Philip M. Eslick, kicked off the search for a new batch of “kids of distinction” at the end of February. Nominations are due by May 16. Winners will be recognized at a special ceremony held by the board of trustees on Tuesday, June 17 at 7 p.m. with a citation from the Town and a $2,000 scholarship from Kids Helping Kids.