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Student Moves Audience At Holocaust Program

Written by Stanley Ronell, Thursday, 11 July 2013 00:00

On June 26, Chloe Margulis, a 16-year-old junior at Schreiber High School and an accomplished violinist, performed her original composition titled “Remember” to commemorate the 1.5 million Jewish children who perished at the hands of the Nazis during the Holocaust. Her performance took place at Temple Judea in Manhasset at a luncheon during which Holocaust survivors, friends and other attendees were acknowledged for their participation during the past year in the “Adopt A Survivor” program.

“Adopt A Survivor” is run from the temple’s Holocaust Resource Center, whose director is Irving Roth, an Auschwitz survivor. The essence of the program is for students to meet with survivors over the course of approximately three months, becoming their surrogates. The rapt attention with which the audience listened to Margulis’ mesmerizing interpretation of her composition, the enthusiastic applause and subsequent personal congratulations were testimony to her musical artistry.


Guggenheim Students’ Night At The Museum

Written by Lee Anne Vetrone-Timoth Thursday, 04 July 2013 00:00

Who wouldn’t want to spend the night at The American Museum of Natural History in N.Y.C – sleeping under the BIG blue whale? This spring, approximately 50 students from Guggenheim elementary school were able to do just that. Thanks to some industrious and creative teachers,  Erica Goldsmith, Natalie Miller, Mariann Dragunas and Virginia McMahon, and funding provided by the Port Washington Education Foundation, the dream trip became a reality! Students from 4th and 5th grade classes and E.S.L. students from 3rd, 4th and 5th grades were able to have the experience of a lifetime!

The teacher’s goal was to highlight their studies of the world, especially the sciences.  What better than to see, hear and experience the many museum exhibits firsthand.  The trip was a win-win for all involved…perhaps there were some future scientists in the group!


St. Peter Of Alcantara Class Of 2013

Written by Kate Straggi Thursday, 27 June 2013 00:00


It was an exciting week for the 8th grade class of St. Peter of Alcantara.

They celebrated with an amazing Awards Ceremony on Thursday, June 14, with each child being recognized and commended for many achievements.


At the conclusion of the ceremony, 8th grade parent, Ginny D’Alonzo Sikes presented a video montage which she created of all the students from birth through 8th grade. Oh, how they’ve grown!


The fun continued with their last day of school on Friday, June 15.  With the music of Philip Phillips singing “Gone, Gone, Gone” echoing throughout the sound system, the students did an emotional final walk through the halls of St. Peter’s high-fiving the entire student body and faculty lining the corridors and out the front door with a colorful balloon archway greeting them. So many tears, hugs and kisses for this great group of kids.


College News

Thursday, 27 June 2013 00:00

Several local students were named to the Dean’s List at the University of Delaware for spring 2013.  Those students were Adrienne Bourguet, Danna Kaplan, Erin Lauzon, Emilie Wach, and Jonathan Weber.  To meet eligibility requirements for the Dean’s List, a student must be enrolled full-time and earn a GPA of 3.33 or above for the semester.


Weber Career Day Inspires Students

Written by Carolyn Levin, Thursday, 27 June 2013 00:00

Weber Middle School held its fourth annual Career Day on Tuesday, June 18, with over 100 invited guests speaking to the students about many different career options. The goal of the event, which has been held since 2010, is to expose the middle school students to different careers, heighten awareness of different career options, and get them excited about the future.  Career Day is also a way to get parents involved in the educational process in a different way, and to highlight all the talent in our community.

Students in grades 6, 7 and 8 participated in Career Day during their first period classes.  Before the event, parent Susan Rosenberg, who runs a record label group, said, "This is my first time. I am not sure what to expect. I plan to have the students put out a record today. It’s easier to learn something by doing it. I expect that they will teach me something as well."


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