Students and staff at the George A. Jackson Elementary School are hard at work promoting a peaceful environment. The goal at Jackson, under the coordination of teacher Milissa Seymour, is to teach all students and staff mindfulness and the skills necessary to model and practice social-emotional literacy. Each year, the goal is to increase student and staff awareness and expand their SEL (Social-Emotional Literacy) toolbox. The expected outcomes of these efforts are to decrease stress, promote peaceful conflict resolution and reduce bullying.
The Dec. 20 Syosset Central School District Board of Education meeting turned into a memorable night out with Syosset High School’s all-female a capella choir, the Adelettes. Their surprise performance opened with Irving Berlin’s Play a Simple Melody, showcasing the many talents this group brings to Syosset’s highly regarded music program.
At the Dec. 16 meeting, the Jericho Board of Education honored 10 students for their success in the Seventh Annual CLASS (Chinese Language Association for Secondary-Elementary Schools) National Essay Competition: Sara Liu (Advanced Gold), Anjeli Song (Advanced Silver), Peter Li (Intermediate Gold), Angela Law (Intermediate Silver), Eugene Mei (Intermediate Bronze), Richard Law (Beginner Bronze), Richard Zhang (Beginner Bronze), Karissa Caputo (Beginner Bronze), Eric Ren (Honorable Mention), and Julie Rhee (Honorable Mention). Also, middle school student Anna Dashova received an Honorable Mention, fourth place, in the AATF (American Association of Teachers of French) Poster Contest.
Declaring that by 2013, the county’s finances will be “back on track,” a confident Edward P. Mangano announced $23 million in new budget cuts in anticipation of the 2011 fiscal year.
No Mall Here Facebook Page and Twitter Account Up and Running The Cerro Wire Coalition (CWC), which has been waging an almost 15-year battle against a proposed Syosset mall, has joined the ranks of social media with the launch of a Facebook page and Twitter account under the name: No Mall Here (no spaces for Twitter).
At the Thursday, Dec. 2 meeting of the Nassau County Planning Commission, the comment period on the 2010 Nassau County Master Plan was extended from Dec. 1 to Jan. 20, 2011. A second public hearing on the plan was also scheduled for 10 a.m. on Jan. 20 in the Legislative Chamber of the Theodore Roosevelt Executive & Legislative Building.
There are many ways to celebrate Hanukkah; lighting the candles, exchanging gifts and chocolate coins, cooking and eating delicious potato latkes, and so on. However, most people do not build gargantuan, 13.6 foot Menorahs out of 60,000 Lego building blocks as part of their typical holiday routine. However, if the excited students at Solomon Schechter Day School (SSDS) in Jericho have anything to say about it, maybe more people should.
A fatal auto accident on Jericho Turnpike at Eileen Way in Syosset on Sunday, Nov. 28 at 4:51 p.m. left Myron Jacobs of Jericho dead and his wife, Lucille Jacobs, in critical condition.
Police say the Jacobses were traveling westbound on Jericho Turnpike in a 2010 Mercedes Benz when their car was involved in a head-on collision with a 2000 Ford landscaping truck traveling eastbound, owned by Innovative Design Landscaping Company of 40 Oak Street, Syosset.
The driver of the truck, defendant Everardo Nieto, 32, of the Bronx, was treated for minor injuries and released from a local hospital. His passenger, a male, 63, is listed in serious condition at Nassau University Medical Center. The driver of the Mercedes Benz, Lucille Jacobs, 84, was taken to Nassau University Medical Center in critical condition and her husband Myron Jacobs, 86, was pronounced dead at 5:18 p.m. by Syosset Hospital personnel.
Just a scant few months after opening Taste, a specialty cake shop in downtown Syosset, pastry chef Corina Elgart had to close it, albeit briefly. Furthermore, she couldn’t even tell anyone why; a cryptic sign on the door only gave a hint as to the chef’s true whereabouts: “All I said was ‘closed for all good things, be prepared to set your DVR,” said Elgart of the sign.
Fortunately, now the community knows that Taste really was closed “for all good things” indeed; Elgart had to take a few weeks to film Next Great Baker, a spin-off program of the popular Cake Boss on TLC. Cake Boss chronicles the daily lives of Buddy Valastro, his family and coworkers at the famous Carlo’s Bakery in Hoboken, New Jersey, as they make some of the largest, most intricate specialty cakes on the planet. The winner of the Next Great Baker will get the opportunity to become part of the team at Carlo’s, in addition to $50,000.
The Jericho Board of Education covered a broad range of topics at their meeting on Thursday, Nov. 18. Superintendent Henry L. Grishman and president Barbara Krieger, along with Principal Joe Prisinzano, were pleased to start the meeting off by announcing the Semifinalists and Commended Students in the 2011 National Merit Scholarship Program.
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