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Plainview-Old Bethpage Herald - Schools

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.

District Congratulates Merit Students

Thursday, 17 October 2013 00:00

The Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District has announced that 16 POB-JFK High School students have been recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation as Commended Students in the 2013-14 competition.

POBJFK students Nicolette Almer, Mustafa Ansari, Reva Butensky, Trisha Chabria, Benjamin Chasan, Brian Coakley, Corey Cohen, Ryan Gillman, Amanda Hedgecock, Ashley Hilfman, Henry Levine, Isabel Ren, Alexander Resnick, Vincent Song, Hannah Stewart and Alma Wang were recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation for their outstanding performance on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying (PSAT/NMSQT) Exam.

These academically talented high school seniors received this commendation for scoring in the top 50,000 out of the 1.5 million students who participated in the 2012 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test last October.


Taking Care of Business at Molloy College

Thursday, 10 October 2013 00:00

Three Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School students attended Molloy College’s “Business Boot Camp” over the summer. Ashley Hilfman, Angela Bollettieri and Richard Sadick participated in an intensive, five-day program meant for high-achieving juniors who are seriously considering a career in business. The students learned about current events in the world of business and various business career paths. They attended lectures on how to hone their skills in fields including entrepreneurship, accounting, public speaking, business etiquette and the stock market. Prestigious professors from Molloy College and Columbia University led many of the lectures.

The Molloy College “Business Boot Camp” is an informative and inspirational event that provides participants with the tools they need as they continue on the path toward a successful business career.


Young Players Get Kicks On New Plainview Field

Thursday, 10 October 2013 00:00

The Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School Girls’ Varsity Soccer team recently played their first game on the school’s new turf field. During halftime, a Plainview-Old Bethpage U-8 girls’ soccer team and their coach, Mark Silverman, went onto the field, kicked around a few soccer balls and completed some drills. The young girls were thrilled to be on the high school field and enjoyed cheering for the Lady Hawks from the stands.


Lit Comes Alive With American Girl Fashion

Written by Plainview-Old Bethpage Herald Staff, Thursday, 03 October 2013 00:00

Tickets are now on sale for Our Lady of Mercy’s American Girl Fashion Show® that will take place at Our Lady of Mercy School in Hicksville, Oct. 18  to Oct. 20. Fashion show tickets are $37 and can be purchased online at Tickets will not be sold at the door.

A total of four two-hour fashion shows will be held highlighting the American Girl historical characters and their individual stories, as well as showcasing contemporary fashions.  Each fashion show will include tea-party style refreshments, raffles, souvenirs, and door prizes.  Proceeds from the fashion show will be used to benefit Our Lady of Mercy School.


Student Earns National Recognition

Wednesday, 02 October 2013 00:00

Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School senior Kimia Ziadkhanpour has been selected as a semifinalist in the 2013-14 National Merit Scholarship Competition.

Ziadkhanpour was recognized for her outstanding performance on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Exam. In order to earn this esteemed title, she had to score in the top third of 50,000 students nationwide who qualified for recognition in the National Merit Scholarship program.

The academically talented Ziadkhanpour will now have the opportunity to continue in the competition for over 8,300 National Merit Scholarships that will be offered in the spring.


Parkway Honors Wounded Vets

Written by Plainview-Old Bethpage Herald Staff, Thursday, 19 September 2013 00:00

Nassau County Legislator Judy Jacobs was an invited guest at Parkway School in Plainview to Honor Wounded Warriors on September 10. The children from grades K through 4th grade were all given small American flags, which they placed in the ground to honor all of the men an women serving this country.

On hand to honor the wounded warriors were members of various veteran groups, the Plainview Fire Department and the Second Precinct. Special guest Chris Levi, who was devastatingly injured during his tour of duty following the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, spoke to the children about why it is important to care for one another. Levi is now enrolled at LIU Post and is working toward his degree.


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