Thursday, 27 June 2013 00:00
First, as an aside, you all know I have been studying for my Masters in Health Care Ethics. I am two classes away from the 30 credits to get my Masters. I found out today that North Shore University Hospital/Long Island Jewish Medical Center invited me to join their Medical Ethics Committee. It was one of my goals after getting my Masters.
In these past 21 years that I have been involved in public education, everything I did has been first and foremost for the children. As I have said many times, my litmus test has always been, is it good for the children. It has been an interesting, challenging and rewarding job. I will continue to be available to the district and the children and of course to our Board members to give suggestions and help in whatever way I can. As the New York Islanders Team dentist, you will always be able to find me at Islander home games. My experiences with professionals on all levels of the District have added to my admiration of the quality of education being produced here in Syosset. Every member of the faculty and staff care about the children and have each made their mark in preparing our students for the future.
I would like to thank my wife Hillary and my sons Jason, Corey & Zachary for allowing me the many, many hours away from home that it took to do this job correctly. I would like to thank Dr. Hankin and her administration for our years of partnership together. Her leadership, innovation and openness to new ideas have helped make Syosset the nationally ranked district it is today.
I have stated many times, she is the heart and soul of our district. The thousands of students who have passed through the district are the true testament of Syosset’s success. To all faculty, staff, my current and past Board members, thank you for serving alongside me as we worked to give our children the best possible education and life experiences available. And to my fellow community members, thank you for allowing me the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of your family. I will always be grateful for the time I have spent on the Board and for the experiences I have gained. Together, we truly have made a difference.
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.