Written by Michael Scro, email@example.com Thursday, 29 August 2013 00:00
The Syosset Board of Education is interviewing for the position of interim superintendent through the end of August, following the surprise announcement last month of now outgoing Superintendent of Schools Carole Hankin’s retirement after 23 years of service to the district.
“The individual we choose will share our vision to maintain the district’s academic excellence,” said the board in a statement. “In addition, as a practical matter, the selection of an outstanding and experienced interim superintendent will provide the board with the necessary time to conduct a search for and eventually hire the very best possible superintendent for our district.”
In other news, John Grillo, architect for the school district, announced that repairs to the high school library roof, which was damaged by Hurricane Sandy, are complete, and a final “to-do” list is underway. He also updated the district on repairs to the pool roof, also damaged by Hurricane Sandy, which now requires further work after the discovery of rotting beams.
According to a letter submitted by the school board, the pool roof will not be completed by September. The pool will remain temporarily closed for safety concerns, and arrangements are being made to accommodate the school’s swim teams. According to Assistant Superintendent for Business Patricia M. Rufo, original repairs for the pool roof and library cost $692,477, and additional repairs to the pool building cost $181,686.
Saturday, 07 December 2013 00:00
On Nov. 7, more than 150 supporters gathered for MercyFirst’s Annual Harvest Ball held at The Garden City Hotel, raising more than $100,000 to help fund MercyFirst’s programs.
This year, the 2013 MercyFirst Community Partner Honoree Awards went to three Syosset-Woodbury families: The Millers, The Cliffords and The Majoys.
Friday, 06 December 2013 00:00
On a crisp November evening, more than 200 people arrived at Chelsea Mansion at East Norwich for the Syosset-based Long Island Jewish Community Relations Council’s holiday party, entitled “Multicultural Visions, Artists Exploring Identity.” People from all ethnic and religious walks of life mingled under the heated tent viewing art from six local artists, equally diverse, including Manu Kaur Saluja, a Sikh artist from Old Brookville.
Each artist addressed the audience and talked about art and how it reflects their individual identity as a Jew, a Sikh woman, a Latino woman or an African American man. Saluja, a portrait artist, explained to the audience how identity is a very complicated issue. Standing between two portraits of her brother, a cardiologist, one wearing a black turban and one with his long hair cascading down his shoulders, she explained why she chose to paint these two portraits.
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
Fourteen student-athletes from Syosset High School have committed to play at a college or university next year.
Thursday, 28 November 2013 00:00
Jericho Celeste Taub, 13, showed that she could run with the big girls (and the big boys!) on Sunday, Nov. 17, as she scored a decisive victory in the Women’s Division of the 5th annual Blue Ribbon Run for Prostate Cancer, a 5-kilometer road race that started and finished at Syosset-Woodbury Community Park.
Taub finished the Run in 20 minutes, 17 seconds, 53 seconds in front of 36-year-old runner-up Kelly Bregou of New York City.