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Syosset-Jericho Tribune - Schools

Building Bristal, Building Tension

Written by Amanda Ritter, Taylor Kang, Michael Schumer, Rachel John Thursday, 27 June 2013 00:00

Real estate developers stirred controversy within the district when they proposed a plan to construct a Bristal Assisted Living facility off Route 106-107, adjacent to school grounds.           

Jan Burman, the president of the real estate development company, The Engel Burman Group, assures that the new addition would not impact the community negatively. The facility would replace a commercial landscaping business, which currently employs fifteen to thirty people per shift and continuously operates ten trucks throughout the year.


SEPTA Dedicates Statue And Garden

Thursday, 20 June 2013 00:00

Jericho’s SEPTA (Special Education Parent Teachers Association) recently dedicated a statue and an area in the SETPA Garden to Ed Friedlander, who retired as the district’s Executive Director of Pupil Personnel Services in December 2012.

The SEPTA garden is located in a courtyard off of the High School cafeteria and provides a place for the seniors to sit outside during lunch.


SEPTA Fundraiser A Huge Success

Written by Denise Nash, Thursday, 20 June 2013 00:00

Jericho’s SEPTA (Special Education Parent Teacher Association) held a Movie Under the Stars fundraiser at Cantiague Elementary School open to all district children.

The event was a huge success and the children loved watching Wreck it Ralph under the stars.


College Success News: June 14, 2013

Thursday, 13 June 2013 00:00

Kerry Rose Meyers of Syosset has been named to the Dean’s List at Clemson University for the spring 2013 semester.  Meyers is majoring in Psychology.

To be named to the Dean’s List, a student achieved a grade-point average between 3.50 and 3.99 on a 4.0 scale.

Ranked No. 25 among national public universities, Clemson University is a major, land-grant, science- and engineering-oriented research university that maintains a strong commitment to teaching and student success. Clemson is an inclusive, student-centered community characterized by high academic standards, a culture of collaboration, school spirit, and a competitive drive to excel.

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The following area residents graduated from graduated from Quinnipiac University during the 82nd Undergraduate Commencement held May 19:

Sarah Callahan of Oyster Bay, Bachelor of Science in Nursing; Dana Fried of Jericho, Bachelor of Science in Health Science/Occupational Therapy; Alexander Leinwand of Brookville, Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications; Michael Lesse of Syosset, Bachelor of Science in Health Science/Physical Therapy; Ashley Sadej of Old Brookville, Bachelor of Arts in Film, Video & Interactive Media; Ashley Sadej of Old Brookville, Bachelor of Arts in Theater; Katelyn Stoll of East Norwich, Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics; Andrea Tsigakos of Syosset, NY, Bachelor of Science in Health Science/Physical Therapy; and Alysse Zaffos of Syosset, Bachelor of Science in Health Science/Occupational Therapy

Quinnipiac is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian institution located 90 minutes north of New York City and two hours from Boston. The university enrolls 6,200 full-time undergraduate and 2,300 graduate students in 58 undergraduate and more than 20 graduate programs of study in its School of Business and Engineering, School of Communications, School of Education, School of Health Sciences, School of Law, Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine, School of Nursing and College of Arts and Sciences.

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Mike Tomasino, a sophomore Electrical Engineering major at Grove City College, has been named to the Dean’s List with High Distinction for the spring 2013 semester. Mike is a 2011 graduate of Smithtown Christian School and is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Tomasino (Lisa) from Syosset.

Students eligible for the Dean’s List have a GPA of 3.40 to 3.59; for the Dean’s List with Distinction a GPA of 3.60 to 3.84 and for the Dean’s List with High Distinction a GPA of 3.85 to 4.0.

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Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, Conn., has announced the Dean’s List for the spring semester 2013. To receive this honor, a student must achieve a 3.6 grade average, based on a 4.0 scale. The following students made the spring 2013 Dean’s List:

Melissa Albanese of Oyster Bay, Mary Awad of East Norwich, Joseph Siringo of Oyster Bay, and Victoria Raffa of Syosset

Sacred Heart University, the second-largest independent Catholic university in New England, offers more than 50 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs on its main campus in Fairfield, Connecticut, and satellites in Connecticut, Luxembourg and Ireland. More than 6,000 students attend the University’s five colleges: Arts & Sciences; Health Professions; University College; the AACSB-accredited John F. (Jack) Welch College of Business; and the NCATE-accredited Isabelle Farrington College of Education.

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Several area residents have been named to the Deans’ List for the spring semester at SUNY Oswego. Showing academic achievement, with their class year and major in parentheses, are:

Sarabeth Kreuter of Glen Head (sophomore, psychology), Kimberly Markell of Syosset (junior, graphic design), Kristopher Saber of Syosset (junior, psychology), Lauren Moskovic of Jericho (junior, psychology), Clifford Heller of Syosset (sophomore, broadcasting and mass communication), and Matthew Pilo of Woodbury (senior, wellness management).

Students who achieve grade averages of 3.80 and above on the 4.00 scale are named to the President’s List, the top 8.3 percent of Oswego students.

Admission to SUNY Oswego is competitive. U.S. News Media Group counts SUNY Oswego among the top public regional universities in the North for 2013, and the Princeton Review includes Oswego in its 2013 college guidebook “The Best Northeastern Colleges,” as well as its 2013 list of “best value” colleges and universities nationally.

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 Matthew Pilo of Woodbury, a senior wellness management major, has been named to the President’s List for the spring semester at SUNY Oswego.

Students who achieve grade averages of 3.80 and above on the 4.00 scale are named to the President’s List, the top 8.3 percent of Oswego students.


Two Syosset Students Receive National Merit Scholarships

Thursday, 13 June 2013 00:00

The third National Merit Scholar announcement in 2013 by National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) was recently held, where NMSC named recipients of corporate-sponsored awards in April and winners of National Merit $2,500 Scholarships. Additional recipients of college-sponsored awards will be announced on July 15.

Recipients included Rabia Aslam of Syosset, with a probable career in medicine, who received the National Merit University of Oklahoma Scholarship; and Rebekah D. Sugarman of Syosset, also with a probable career in medicine, who received the National Merit University of Chicago Scholarship.


Jericho Students Win First LEGO League Championship

Friday, 07 June 2013 00:00

RoboTron team members Justin Chan, Jack Chen, Hana Horiuchi, Sohil Mehta, Rachel Park, and Kevin Swamy won New York City’s First LEGO League (FLL) Champion’s Award at Javits Center.

Six RoboTron team members, four boys and two girls, started working on this year’s theme, Seniors Solution, since October at RoboMindTech in Fresh Meadows. They met on a weekly basis to work on the research project and build their robot from scratch to accomplish the robotic missions set by FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology). The team researched the challenges senior citizens face and came up with innovative solutions to help improve seniors’ quality of life.


Robbins Lane Raises Money For St. Jude

Written by Sheila Ferrari Thursday, 06 June 2013 00:00

Students at Robbins Lane Elementary School worked to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital during the school’s annual walk-a-thon, sponsored by the student council. On May 17, student council members had an opportunity to present the money to Caitlyn McFeely, a representative from St. Jude, as well as ask questions about the hospital and its work. The students raised a total of $4,721.20 from the walk-a-thon.

The walk-a-thon took place over two mornings, on Feb. 26 and 28. Students walked laps around the school, with each lap earning them one straw. They then totaled their straws at the end of the event and entered that number on the sponsor sheet, which was taken home and returned with their donation. Each year, the students select a different child-related charity to donate the proceeds of the walk to, with the class representatives bringing the ideas to the student council. In the past, Robbins Lane has raised money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Sunrise Day Camp and the Make-a-Wish Foundation.


Robert Seaman Elementary School Students Plant Trees

Thursday, 30 May 2013 00:00

Every student at Robert Seaman Elementary School recently brought home a tree sapling donated by the Jericho Brookville Lions Club. The students will plant the trees at home and help replenish the ecosystem that was devastated during Superstorm Sandy.


South Woods Students Take Gold At Math Fair

Thursday, 30 May 2013 00:00

Abhinuv Allu, Melinda Blumenstock, Justin Cohen, Mathew Herman, Varun Jauhar, Justin Lee, Max Liu and Justin Smith—all from South Woods Middle School in Syosset—received medals ranging from gold to bronze at the final round of the Al Kalfus Long Island Math Fair last month.


Principal For A Day At Robbins Lane

Thursday, 16 May 2013 00:00

At this year’s Robbins Lane Carnival, third grader Emma won a raffle to be ‘Principal for the Day.’

She arrived at the school in time to make morning announcements, and said she was “happy to say Words of Wisdom over the loudspeaker – what a great experience.”


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