Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School showcased new 3-D zSpace tablets in science classrooms to experiment with force and motion.
The Plainview-Old Bethpage School District is one of the few school districts in the nation to pilot this new technology. The 24-inch tablets bring science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) lessons to a new level with its new 3-D software. Throughout the year, students will access the many anatomy, physiology, engineering and design programs available.
Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School recently unveiled the addition of a new bleacher system in conjunction with requirements set by the American Disabilities Act (ADA) to the outdoor turf athletic field.
New York State Assemblyman, Charles D. “Chuck” Lavine, sponsored a $150,000 grant to obtain the funding necessary for the new bleachers.
Plainview-Old Bethpage Stratford Road Elementary School students recently received The Summer Reading Trophy awarded by the Plainview-Old Bethpage Library for reading more books over the summer than any of the other four elementary schools.
The school was presented with the trophy at a school-wide assembly and was also awarded 50 new books for the library.
Plainview-Old Bethpage High School students were recently recognized for their work on the school’s publication “Images Magazine,” which received second place from the Columbia University Scholastic Press Association, Gold Circle Awards for 2014 in spread design and an Award of Merit for cover design.
Plainview-Old Bethpage Parkway Elementary School took the time to remember Long Island and New York City residents who lost their lives September 11, 2001 and those who put their lives in danger to rescue survivors. All students and faculty were joined by the Plainview-Old Bethpage Fire Department, Nassau County Police Department, veterans and state and local elected officials for a flag ceremony to commemorate the National Day of Service and Remembrance.
Students at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District’s Kindergarten Center welcomed the new school year with enthusiasm from the minute students walked through the door Sept. 3. The students reunited with friends, teachers and faculty, and participated in several activities throughout the day. Classes were fun-packed as the students began their lessons with excitement and a whole bunch of crayons.
In an effort to provide the best possible education, the Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District is busy inspecting its facilities in order to decide where improvements are needed the most.
The school district’s Facilities Upgrades and Improvements Advisory Committee and the Board of Education took tours of each District school building to inspect and assess the improvements suggested for each building by the District’s architectural firm, BBS Architecture.
Lucca DeOliveira, a Plainview-Old Bethpage UFSD senior, graduated from Nassau BOCES Long Island High School for the Arts on June 11.
Next year, DeOliveira, who studied theater at LIHSA, will attend Pace University where he received a $72,000 scholarship. In addition, DeOliveira was awarded the President’s Award for Outstanding Student Achievement, which is presented to students who have maintained an average of 90 and have been on the Principal’s Honor Roll for each quarter of the school year.
— Herald Staff
No argument here — the Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School mock trial team defeated 45 schools in the courtroom to win the Nassau County Championship in the 2014 New York State Mock Trial tournament.
The Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District congratulates students enrolled in Mattlin Middle School’s sixth-grade band and John F. Kennedy High School’s string and chamber orchestras for participating and earning distinction in the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) Major Organization Festival at Hofstra University.
JFK High School’s chamber orchestra earned level six gold with distinction, JFK’s string orchestra was awarded level give gold honors, and Mattlin Middle School’s sixth-grade band was honored with level two gold.
The festival hosts students throughout New York State to perform three separate pieces in front of expert judges. The judges assess the student music groups on their tone, intonation, technique, accuracy, interpretation and additional musical elements.
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