Friday, 12 October 2012 00:00
The annual homecoming event for Westbury School District will be held on Saturday, Oct. 13. This will be the culmination of Spirit Week, which will be observed throughout the school district from Oct. 9 through 12 and will be preceded by a pep rally at the high school on Oct. 12.
As tradition holds, the annual pancake breakfast sponsored by Westbury High School PTSA will officially kick off the day’s activities, which will include the parade along Post Avenue and the football game at 2 p.m.
Breakfast will be served at 8 a.m. in the cafeteria of Westbury High School, and will feature all you can eat pancakes. The breakfast will also include scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage and hot and cold beverages for only $7. The parade commences at noon, leaving from Bedford Avenue and travelling north on Post Avenue and finishing at Westbury High School. All six schools in the district will be participating and will be sponsoring floats in keeping with this year’s homecoming theme: Classic Video/Arcade Games.
This year’s Grand Marshal will be former district superintendent, Dr. Constance Clark-Snead. The football game will be between Westbury High School and Mepham High School and halftime activities will include the presentation of the homecoming court and the king and queen. The day’s activities will conclude with the homecoming dance at 8 p.m. at Westbury High School.
Saturday, 25 May 2013 00:00
The Community Emergency Response Team program helps individuals prepare for emergencies—large-scale ones like Superstorm Sandy and smaller ones like minor fires. The program’s new classes start in June.
Team Director Michael Arcari said the sessions help people know what is needed in an emergency situation and how they can help others. It also provides knowledge on how to assist first responders and groups like the Red Cross.
Friday, 24 May 2013 00:00
Doug Ingram was recently named the new chief of the Westbury Fire Department.
Ingram grew up in Old Westbury and graduated from Westbury High School in 1974. After graduating, he joined the Navy where he spent two years stationed in Italy. When he was honorably discharged in 1979, he joined the Westbury fire department and has been involved there ever since.
Thursday, 23 May 2013 00:00
Avenging the previous day’s loss and moving themselves one step closer to a possible county title, the Carle Place Frogs Softball team beat out the Locust Valley Falcons Wednesday, May 15 in a game two rematch for the Nassau County Class B Semi-Final, 12-3.
Friday, 17 May 2013 00:00
Westbury Okinawan Karate recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary of coming to the Westbury Recreation Center. Since then, the dojo has trained 250 students, ages six and up, in the art of karate with the style of traditional Okinawan ShorinRyu Shidokan.
Founded by sensei John Power, the classes seek to instill the confidence and strength needed to obtain success in everyday life.
“A lot of kids are lacking confidence,” said Power. “We let them practice leadership in the class and this contributes to their confidence.