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Plainview Student-Athletes of the Month

The Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District’s John F. Kennedy High School recently announced the following student-athletes as the District’s Athletes of the Month for December 2013: These students personify the School District's emphasis on athletic participation while maintaining focus on academic achievements.

Krystal Korason

Freshman – Girls’ Basketball

“Krystal Korason led the Girls’ Varsity Basketball team to two wins over the holiday break, while averaging 13 points and nine rebounds per game throughout the month of December. Krystal displays great passion for the game, and has an excellent work ethic on the court and in the classroom.”

— Nick Tomasulo, Head Coach, Girls’ Basketball

Peter Pappas  

Freshman – Wrestling

“Peter is currently ranked as the no. 1 wrestler in the 106 pound weight class on Long Island, and is ranked the sixth best wrestler in New York by NewYorkWrestlingNews.com. He compiled a perfect 15-0 record in the month of December. His performances have been so dominant, that he went 15 consecutive matches before surrendering a single point to an opponent.

He has taken home a first place medal in every tournament that he entered this season, and captured the Most Outstanding Wrestler Award at the annual Hank Paris Memorial Tournament.”

— Joe Weinstein, Head Coach, Wrestling

News

Temple Chaverim is hosting a new member open house Friday, May 2  at 8 p.m. The program includes Shabbat services followed by an extensive Oneg Shabbat. The Temple invites prospective members to take this opportunity to meet their dynamic clergy and innovative education director as well as members of our community.

According to Jody Steifman, member of the Temple Chaverim Membership Committee, Chaverim aims to bring the community closer together.

Due to what appears to be a colossal error on the part of the Nassau County Assessor’s office, military veterans and Gold Star families will have to wait for their tax break until next year.

Plainview is one of several local school districts that recently approved resolutions extending an exemption to local veterans, even though budgets and Albany’s tax cap make it a tough choice. Last month, despite concerns about lack of confidence in the validity of eligibility information provided by the county assessor’s office, the Plainview trustees voted to provide a school tax exemption for veterans living in the Plainview-Old Bethpage School District, starting with the 2014-2015 school year.


Calendar

Matzah Balls

Thursday, April 17

Craft Fair

Saturday, April 19

Rainbows

Friday, April 18



Columns

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