Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School recently placed second in the POB Challenge, a business competition hosted at JFK High School featuring 24 teams from seven high schools throughout Long Island.
Each team developed and presented a full business plan based on a given situation to local business professionals. Students also participated in a variety of interactive activities to practice team work, communication, public speaking and presentation skills as they prepare for the professional world.
The Girl Scout Cadette Troop 3558 recently visited Bailey Arboretum to participate in the “Leaf Art” program. The trip included a guided nature hike while learning about various trees and foliage.
The girls then got creative and painted beautiful leaves found on the sprawling grounds, creating unique fall decorations. The program tied to the Cadette Tree Badge, which requires girls to have some tree fun, learn the science of trees and then make a project starring trees.
Plainview-Old Bethpage Middle School sixth grader Harold Watkin-Fox was recently selected for a special musical honor.
Watkin-Fox was one of 100 students chosen from a pool of applicants from New York State who participated in the “101 Pianists” event held on Oct. 26.
Plainview-Old Bethpage School District’s John F. Kennedy High School Marching Band recently performed at the 52nd annual Newsday Marching Band Festival at the Mitchel Athletic Complex in Uniondale.
The school’s marching band performance was titled, “Punk, Funk and Spunk,” which incorporated medleys from Elvis Presley’s “Burning Love” and “C.C. Rider,” Josef Zawinul’s “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy,” and Fall Out Boy’s “Thanks For The Memories.”
The Newsday Marching Band Festival gives high school marching bands across Long Island the opportunity to showcase their halftime shows, which are usually performed during their respective school’s football games.
Despite the national media attention about Ebola in recent weeks, there is one virus that is actually affecting Long Islanders, Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), with one of the first cases identified in North Hempstead on Sept. 18 and a recent case on Oct. 15 in Suffolk County, which school officials called for the closing of school, as a health precaution.
Dr. Charles Schleien, chairman of the department of pediatrics at Cohen Children’s Medical Center, said that although the enterovirus is still active, cases are dwindling on Long Island. According to Schleien, approximately 500 cases have been reported this season of enterovirus, at Cohen’s Children Medical Center, with two to six patients being admitted per day.
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.
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