The Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District is proud to announce that John F. Kennedy High School student Reva Butensky has been named a semifinalist in the 2014 Intel Science Talent Search.
Reva earned the highly prestigious honor for the outstanding research in medicine and health that she conducted at Michigan State University during the summer of 2013.“We are extremely proud of Reva’s accomplishment. It is a shining outcome for the exceptional efforts demonstrated by students and staff in our research program,” said Dr. Lorna Lewis, Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District Superintendent of Schools. “We are fortunate to have a community that fully supports great programs for our students.”
Cross Country Team Wins Sportsmanship Award
The girls’ Cross Country team from the Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District’s John F. Kennedy High School was recently awarded the 2013 Nassau County Track Coaches Association (NCTCA) Sportsmanship Award; this is the second time the team has been awarded this honor in three years. The team was recognized for their exemplary display of sportsmanship during the season. Coaches throughout the county vote every year for student-athletes who exude positive-attitude during all competitions while displaying a high level of respect for the sport and opponents.
Plainview-Old Bethpage fifth graders learned about economic basics from their high school peers. Thirty-six Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School juniors and seniors recently participated in the District’s 4th annual Financial Literacy Day. The student-volunteers served as mentors to fifth grade students from Mattlin Middle School and Plainview-Old Bethpage Middle School, and educated them on budgeting basics, money saving tips and young entrepreneur skills. The day was coordinated by DECA student club members Derek Ash, Zachary Pokorny and Adam Stern.
Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District’s Plainview-Old Bethpage Middle School recently implemented the HAWK (Helping All With Kindness) Program to help students develop exemplary social skills. The program recognizes students who exhibit positive attitudes and random acts of kindness in their classrooms. The students are also recognized with personalized star stickers that are displayed in the school’s bulletin board along with a HAWK certificate.
Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District John F. Kennedy (JFK) High School student Angela Bolletieri recently signed her letter of intent to play lacrosse at Molloy College. As a dedicated student-athlete, Angela was a shinning “Hawk” on and off the field. Angela signed her letter of intent alongside her family, coaches and mentors.
Twelve Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District John F. Kennedy High School students, District Superintendent of Schools Dr. Lorna Lewis and JFK High School Assistant Principal Sharon Lasher recently participated in the United Nations Children’s Funds’ (UNICEF) announcement naming award-winning pop star Katy Perry as the newest Goodwill Ambassador.
The students learned about UNICEF and the organization’s initiative to provide underprivileged children around the world with equal opportunities. The students had the opportunity to meet and speak with Katy Perry, and also watched footage from her recent trip around the world to work with children as part of her UNICEF mission.
Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District’s John F. Kennedy High School student Ben Chasan was recently selected as one of 122 semifinalists to participate in the New York State Senate Youth Program. As a semifinalist, Ben will participate in an interview session in Albany by a panel of state education department officials. Two candidates will then be chosen as finalists to represent New York State during the two week long program in Washington, DC.
Plainview Old-Bethpage Central School District’s Parkway Elementary School students recently participated in a holiday-themed food drive in conjunction with the Plainview Lion’s Club. Students brought in non-perishable items from home to give to local families in need for Thanksgiving. The annual event allowed students to learn about sharing, generosity and how to provide assistance to others.
John F. Kennedy High School students enrolled in the Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District’s Child Development class recently participated in an ‘arts and crafts’ activity as part of a lesson on encouraging young children to express their creativity, coordination and imagination. During the activity, the students were educated on the importance of visual learning techniques. Throughout the year, Child Development students learn how to properly interact with children while enhancing the younger students’ developmental skills — topics include discipline, health and safety and to how to play and read to young children.
Thirty-one Plainview-Old Bethpage sixth grade science students recently attended the Brookhaven National Laboratory’s Center for Functional Nanomaterials to become scientists for a day and learn about nanotechnology — the study of manipulating matter at an atomic or molecular level. Students had the opportunity to meet nanoscientists, tour the state-of-the-art facility and participated in a hands-on laboratory session.
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