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Local Student Wins Grand Prize

Written by Karen Rienzi, floralpark@antonnews.com Thursday, 05 June 2014 13:51

Maggie Speck, a senior at Sacred Heart Academy and Floral Park resident, has won the grand award for Grades 9-12 in AAA New York’s 2014 Poster & Video Contest. Speck’s poster “Don’t Become Another Headline,” illustrates the dangers of texting while driving.  

Speck and her art teacher Kristin Mariano have been invited to attend the awards luncheon on June 5, where she will receive her award and a $1,000 prize.

 

Military Career Exploration Day For Students

Thursday, 05 June 2014 00:00

On Friday, May 23, Sewanhaka High School, in conjunction with the United States Marine Corps, hosted a Military Career Exploration day. The day provided students enrolled in the Career and Technical Education Program, along with Advanced Placement classes, an opportunity to meet Marines from various career fields, and learn about how the Marine Corps can provide opportunities to students.

 

School Budget Passes

Written by Floral Park Dispatch Staff, floralpark@antonnews.com Thursday, 29 May 2014 11:12

The Floral Park-Bellerose Elementary Union Free School District’s budget was passed by voters, 1987-Yes/975-No, on Tuesday, May 20.

The approved 2014-15 FPBSD budget is $28,403,479. The budget-to-budget increase is $545,767, or 1.96 percent over last year, and the tax levy increase is $346,436, or 1.57 percent, which is below the tax cap.

The estimated impact on the average assessed home in Floral Park is less than $8 per month.

 

A Visit To Police Headquarters

Thursday, 29 May 2014 11:09

Mr. O’Haire’s second-grade crew from John Lewis Childs recently took their class trip to the Nassau County Police Department Headquarters in Mineola.

(Photo by Lisette Miller)

 

Local Resident Named To Who’s Who

Thursday, 29 May 2014 11:00

On Tuesday, April 8, Stephanie Davidson, a resident of Floral Park and a student at Nassau Community College (NCC), received the Who’s Who Among Students Award and the NCC Student Activities Award, presented by the Student Activities Staff. The award is given to full time students who have made an outstanding contribution to student life at NCC. The Student Activities Award recognizes students who have made important contributions to student activities or athletic programs at NCC through participation and dedication.

 

Field Trip Helps Exam Prep

Written by Kathy Carolan, floralpark@antonnews.com Friday, 23 May 2014 08:11

The fourth grade students of Our Lady of Victory recently got to explore the world of science at the Liberty Science Center in New Jersey. Upon arrival, all were amazed by the giant sphere hanging from the ceiling that magically expanded and contracted.

During their visit they enjoyed such exhibits as Eat and Be Eaten, Our Hudson Home, Wonder Why, and Energy Quest. All displays were fantastic but there were two that all agreed were the best: Skyscrapers and the Touch Tunnel.

 

Town Teams With Students To Enhance Safety

Thursday, 15 May 2014 10:45

Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray and Councilman Ed Ambrosino recently welcomed a group of 24 Sewanhaka High School students who proposed legislation before the Town Board in an effort to enhance safety in the community. The students’ influential visit to Hempstead Town Hall’s Nathan L.H. Bennett Pavilion marked another year of Murray and Ambrosino’s longtime involvement with Sewanhaka’s SAIL (Students Active in Law) program.

Sewanhaka’s SAIL class, which meets on a regular basis before the start of school, focused on a number of topics throughout the year impacting the community. Recently, safety concerns at a trio of intersections in the community caught the eye of the students. During the Town Board meeting, the SAIL students spoke before the board to provide specific recommendations within their proposals.

 

Learn Life Skills At Newly-Enhanced School

Written by Floral Park Dispatch Staff, floralpark@antonnews.com Thursday, 15 May 2014 10:37

Students from across Long Island’s school districts, including those at Floral Park Memorial and Sewanhaka high schools, are invited to participate in a Seaford High School program to bolster every day life skills.

A newly renovated Life Skills Suite at Seaford High School is now a brighter, better equipped learning environment for special-needs students and a welcome source of revenue for the district.

And any district that has a need for this type of service are welcomed to send their students to learn some valuable life lessons.

 

Cosmetologists Aid Relay For Life

Written by Floral Park Dispatch Staff, floralpark@antonnews.com Thursday, 08 May 2014 11:09

Sewanhaka District students in the cosmetology department took part in a fundraiser for their Relay for Life teams. For four hours, the students took customers in for haircuts, blow dry styling, highlights, hair color retouching, manicures, scalp treatments and more. Students, staff and community members were invited to take part in this special event.

The students in the program had a great opportunity to show off the skill and expertise taught to them in the cosmetology program. The event raised more than $500 for the two relay teams.

 

SkillsUSA Medalists Shine

Thursday, 08 May 2014 10:50

Twenty-two Sewanhaka Career Technical Education students participated in leadership and skills competitions at the New York State SkillsUSA Leadership Conference recently held in Syracuse. They were pitted against more than 1500 students from career centers across New York State.

Gold medal winners have earned the opportunity to represent the Sewanhaka District and New York State at the National Leadership Conference held in Kansas City in June.

 

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