Friday, 14 December 2012 00:00
It was a typical day at CitiField, but just outside the ballpark near the Jackie Robinson Rotunda, there was different kind of preparation going on. The Miles of Smiles: Michael Lewis Wolkis Foundation, along with Baseball Tomorrow Fund, presented new and gently used sporting goods to the greater New York SANDLOT Athletic Alliance. The recipients of the sporting goods range in age from 14-18 and play travel baseball.
A large portion of these sporting goods came from the Syosset Central School District sporting goods drive. From all 10 schools, the community was able to collect hundreds of new and used sporting goods for inner city children. Also, on hand to present these donations were Amy and Jerry Wolkis, Melissa Wolkis (soon to be Melissa Ingber) and David Ingber, who was able to coordinate this event with the Mets.
As the holiday season is upon us, members of the Syosset school community urge residents to be extra careful driving, as there is a lot more foot traffic on the streets. Michael Lewis Wolkis would have been a graduating senior in 2011, but his life was tragically cut short when he was hit by a car and survived for only 5 days after the accident. For more information about this foundation, visit the web site at mlwmilesofsmiles.org.
Wednesday, 15 May 2013 00:00
During its April and May meetings, the Birchwood Civic Association welcomed Board of Education members and candidates from the Syosset School District, as well as Board of Education members and administrators from the Jericho School District to discuss budget proposals and issues facing the districts. The BCA voted to endorse both the Syosset and Jericho budgets, as well as the Jericho Library budget, acknowledging that all made a strong effort to retain programs while staying below the state tax levy cap. In addition, the BCA voted in support of Jericho's Proposition 2 regarding the establishment of a capital reserve fund. The Syosset Library budget was not reviewed.
Thursday, 16 May 2013 00:00
Susan Parker, a resident of Syosset for 24 years, is running for a trustee seat on the Syosset Board of Education.
A mother of three and employee of the Syosset Fire District for the past seven years, Parker has been an active PTA member for the past 21 years on a local and county level. Parker received her BS from SUNY Binghampton and her MBA from Boston University. Parker says she has two “gainfully employed” graduates of the school district, and a son currently attending Syosset High School.
Thursday, 16 May 2013 00:00
The Syosset Braves varsity boys lacrosse team (7-1) were victorious over the Plainview JFK Hawks (5-3) last Friday afternoon, 12-5 in Conference I play. The Braves are the number two seed going into the playoffs, and the Hawks are the number six seed.
Ending the first two periods with a 6-2 lead, the Braves’ defense reduced Plainview’s potential comeback to only one goal, while Syosset scored four.
Friday, 10 May 2013 00:00
Monmouth University sophomore Ashley Sandler of Jericho was named Northeast Conference tennis co-player of the week in April. The Syosset High School grad earned her second career league honor after posting a 4-0 record, including a 3-0 NEC mark, in a week that saw the Blue and White go 3-1.
Sandler did not drop a game in rolling to a 6-0, 6-0 win over La Salle’s Allison Amrein then stopped Wagner’s Rachel Jurgielewicz, 6-0, 6-4. Sandler edged the Mount’s Renee Deane in a marathon three-set affair, winning 6-2, 3-6, 13-11 and ended her week with another 6-0, 6-0 victory, this time over St. Francis’(Brooklyn) Akuila Edwards.