Thursday, 12 September 2013 00:00
The sound of squealing school buses and kids at recess filled the air last Tuesday in Jericho and Syosset, where children headed back to school on Tuesday, Sept. 3rd for a short two-day week.
In Jericho, kids of all ages were ready for the first day of school at the Craig Street bus stop. At Cantiague Elementary School, Principal Tony Sinanis, teachers and staff enthusiastically welcomed students as they arrived.
Students in the Syosset school district began their school year under a new chief. New Superintendent Ronald Friedman greeted the community with a letter, that reads, “Simply put: I’ll be around! I get into the schools, learn from those I speak to and see, and work cooperatively with the board and staff to do what is needed and is best for us.”
Friedman also addressed the controversial issue of state-mandated school testing.
“One chief challenge we face is to make sense of the state’s testing program,” he said. “While we need to assess learning, the testing program is flawed."
Read Superintendent Friedman's letter in its entirety on page 4.
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.