Glen Cove High School Honors Student and National Honor Society member Blake Woods recently completed the competitive MythOlympics science technology and engineering summer program sponsored by ALCOA (Aluminum Company Of America), which he attended at Clarkson University. MythOlympics is a competitive scholarship-based program open to high-achieving students interested in pursuing academic careers in STEM (science technology engineering and math) fields.
At the Sept. 12 North Shore Board of Education meeting, trustees unanimously approved a $19.6 million Infrastructure Bond Referendum for the long-term financing of projects related to the health and safety of the students, faculty and staff. The average home owner will see no increase in their property taxes as a result of the proposed bond, since payments of the 2013-14 Infrastructure Bond will be phased in as older bonds are phased out and paid off.
Trustee Russo stated, “The bond will help keep the tax levy stable.”
The North Shore School District will hold a special Homecoming & Carnival Celebration, Saturday, Sept. 28, to celebrate the accomplishments of their students. All community members and alumni are invited. It will include a parade, inflatables, live music, carnival games, prizes, face painting, popcorn, a Viking game, and more. The rain date will be Saturday, Oct. 12.
The athletic events begin at 9 a.m., followed by the homecoming parade at 10 a.m., which starts at Glenwood Landing Elementary School. The carnival at North Shore High School will run from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., and will include live musical entertainment. Entrance to the carnival is $7.50 advance, $10 at the door. The pregame show begins at 1 p.m. at North Shore High School Stadium Field, and the Vikings varsity football game vs. Valley Stream North starts at 1:30 p.m. Visit www.northshoreschools.org for the entire Vikings athletics homecoming schedule or www.northshoreartsangels.org to purchase carnival bracelets. Stop by The Viking Foundation tent, and please note that free shuttle-bus service will be available to and from each elementary school main entrance to and from the high school main entrance between 8:45 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Superintendent of Schools Maria L. Rianna conducted her first district-wide Superintendent’s Conference Day as Glen Cove’s educational leader when welcoming the entire staff for convocation at Glen Cove High School on Aug. 29, prior to the Sept. 3 opening of school.
The Glen Cove City School District will hold a special election on Oct. 21 to fill the vacant spot on the Board of Education left by former trustee Joel Sunshine, who resigned last month when he moved to a different school district. The candidate is needed to fulfill the balance of the unexpired term through June 30, 2014.
Those interested in running for the open seat can pick up a packet at Thayer House during business hours; petitions for candidates are due to the district clerk by Oct. 1 at 5 p.m. and need at least 100 signatures.
The election will be held at Robert M. Finley Middle School, where polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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