The Jericho Educational Foundation continues to support and enrich the community by funding projects that will enhance the standard of educational excellence in the Jericho School District. This spring, the JEF sought funding proposals from the district’s elementary school teachers with the hope of providing “seed money” to launch a new project.
The proposed acquisition of land to create a park in the Jericho Park District will now be discussed at a Tuesday, June 9 hearing by the Oyster Bay Town Board.
“The Town is proposing to purchase an approximately three-acre parcel of land to create a park encompasing a multi-purpose playing field with bleachers, playground, concession and bathrooms for the Jericho Park District,” Town Councilman Chris J. Coschignano stated. “While the land is situated in Syosset, it abuts the Jericho community and is easily accessible to Jericho residents.”
On the morning of March 23, Sarah Stouges, a 13-year-old student from St. Edward’s School in Syosset, was following her normal routine to get ready for school when something very unexpected happened. Her father Bill was about to walk out the door so he could drive her to school when, all of a sudden, he began choking. Bill had just tossed a munchkin in his mouth and it got stuck.
Bill, a father of three and ex-EMT, first ran into the bathroom and thought he could do the Heimlich maneuver on himself. When he looked in the mirror, he saw that his face was turning blue. Sarah noticed what happened and she immediately performed the Heimlich on her father. She had learned this lifesaving application in health class at school – a critical lesson that ultimately enabled her to save her Dad’s life. Not only did Bill feel a huge sense of pride and appreciation because of Sarah’s actions, but he also believes this monumental event helped strengthen the bond between him and his daughter.
The rating of public libraries is based on an index by Ray Lyons and Keith Curry Lance and sponsored by Baker & Taylor’s Bibliostat; and it rated 7,115 public libraries according to four output measures that indicate public service—circulation per capita, visits per capita, program attendance per capita, and public Internet uses per capita—based on 2006 data collected by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and published in late 2008. The top libraries in each category, organized by ranges of operating expenditures, were then assigned five, four, or three Michelin guide-esque stars. A total of 256 libraries received star ratings.
State Senator Carl Marcellino presented the Syosset Central School District with a citation for being the only New York State school to receive the 2009 Siemens Award.
The Siemens Awards for Advanced Placement are awarded annually to the top high school from each state by the Siemens Foundation and the College Board. The award signifies the winning high school and school district’s exemplary commitment to providing students with opportunities to explore the AP program and the work of dedicated staff members in encouraging student success.
The Town of Oyster Bay will unveil a special commemorative sign at Syosset-Woodbury Community Park on Saturday, May 30, at 12:30 p.m. in honor of former Town of Oyster Bay Councilman Edward J. Poulos, who served on the Town Board from July 21, 1959 to August 29, 1967 and later, became a Family Court and District Court Judge in Nassau County, it was announced by Town Supervisor John Venditto.
Judge Poulos had a vision of creating a state-of-the-art park for the residents of Syosset-Woodbury. His determination ultimately helped make Syosset-Woodbury Community Park a reality. The park was officially dedicated on June 13, 1965.
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