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Plainview-Old Bethpage Herald - Schools

Sixth Graders Become Nanoscientists For A Day

Thursday, 28 November 2013 00:00

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.


School District Gives Kids A Break

Written by Herald Staff, Thursday, 21 November 2013 00:00

The Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District recently implemented a community-wide “Family Night” initiative to alleviate student stress related to homework, school-related assignments and standardized testing. District Superintendent Dr. Lorna Lewis, the District Board of Education, staff and the community’s Parent-Teachers Association collaborated on making the evening of Nov. 12 free from all school events and activities, including no assigned homework, co-curricular or athletic activities, in order for families to spend quality-time together.

The district also agreed not to assign quizzes, tests, assessments and not have research-based assignments due on Nov. 13 in order for students to be able to fully participate in “Family Night.” The local religious groups also participated, giving their students a night off from their studies as well.


DECA Students Host Fashion Show To Benefit Ronald McDonald House

Written by Herald Staff. Thursday, 14 November 2013 00:00
Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District’s John F. Kennedy High School students recently “walked down the runway” as part of the school’s annual Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) Fashion Show. The students learned about event planning and business management while preparing and organizing all aspects of the show. The event raised $750 for the Ronald McDonald House, an organization that provides assistance to pediatric cancer patients and their families across the county. Many local businesses, including Max and Gino’s, Vanilla Sky and Men’s Warehouse provided formal wear for the students to model in the fashion show.

Music Students Perform In ‘Friends of The Library’ Recital

Written by Herald Staff. Thursday, 14 November 2013 00:00

Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School music students recently performed in the Plainview-Old Bethpage Library’s 15th Annual Friends of the Library Recital. The student performance included sections of vocal, piano and guitar music, as well as Chinese zither selections. The event also featured a Chinese yo-yo segment performed by members from the Plainview Chinese Cultural Center. This year’s recital was dedicated in memory of a Plainview-Old Bethpage ‘Friend of the Library’ community member, Rosemary Stewart.


Teachers “Stand Up” For The Cause

Thursday, 07 November 2013 00:00

Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District’s John F. Kennedy High School students and staff members recently wore purple to show their support for the LGBT community as part of the National Gay-Straight Alliance “Coming Out Day.” The day-long event celebrated individuals of bisexual, gay, lesbian or transgender sexual orientation and embraced individuality equality in the school community.  


District Congratulates National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholars

Thursday, 07 November 2013 00:00

The Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District congratulates John F. Kennedy High School students Brian Coakley, Erin Norris, Kristen Wallach and Mallory Goodman for being selected as high-achieving scholars in the National Hispanic Recognition Program. The National Hispanic Recognition Program recognizes outstanding Hispanic/Latino-heritage high school students who achieve a high score in the PSATs and maintain 3.0 grade point average or higher through the conclusion of their junior year of high school. 


Student Wins Global Citizens Scholarship

Written by Plainview-Old Bethpage Herald Staff, Thursday, 31 October 2013 00:00

Farmingdale State College sophomore Lisa Millstein, a Professional Communications major and Plainview resident, was recently awarded a Muhammad Ali Global Citizens Scholarship of $10,000. She was recognized for her commitment to the “Six Core Principles” of humanitarianism espoused by the former boxer.

Millstein received the award as part of a star-studded gala ceremony held recently in Louisville, Kentucky. The event marked the inauguration of the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards, which were created by the former Heavyweight Boxing champion and his wife, Lonnie, to honor humanitarian achievements by people around the globe.  


Elementary Students Get Safety Tips

Thursday, 24 October 2013 00:00

Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District’s Pasadena Elementary School and Parkway Elementary School’s first and second graders recently participated in fire safety week. The Plainview Volunteer Fire Department visited the elementary schools to give a presentation to students about fire safety and prevention. Students also learned what to do in the case of an emergency, what a first responder looks like and how to “Stop, Drop and Roll.” The day included many fun activities for the students including the chance to dress up like a firefighter.  


Kindergarten Center Holds Open House

Thursday, 24 October 2013 00:00

The Plainview-Old Bethpage Kindergarten Center recently welcomed approximately 300 students and their families at their annual Open House. The kindergarten students visited their classrooms, cafeteria and playground, and also received a lesson on the importance of school bus safety. Principal Ms. Leiboff and Assistant Principal Mrs. Kang joined the students and their parents to answer questions and welcome the 2013-14 class. Members of the PTA executive board were also in attendance to address the children and their families.


Students Learn the Art of Cooking

Thursday, 17 October 2013 00:00
Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School students enrolled in the Food Nutrition & Wellness/Gourmet Food course recently learned about advanced cooking skills from a culinary expert. Chef Tyler Reinhart, from Johnson and Wales University, shared his knowledge and advice to the students in Mrs. Jahn’s class. Chef Reinhart taught an interactive lesson to students by demonstrating chopping and dicing techniques, along with sautéing lessons.

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