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NewHydePark.com Calendar

Architectural Review Board Meeting - March 5

Herricks PTSA-PTA Meeting - March 6

Fund Dinner - March 12

 

Wednesday, March 5

Architectural Review Board Meeting

The New Hyde Park Architectural Review Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. in Village Hall at 1420 Jericho Tpke. in New Hyde Park.

Herricks PTSA-PTA Meeting

The Herricks School District PTSA-PTA will meet in the Herricks Community Center at 999 Herricks Rd. in New Hyde Park. The executive board will meet at 7 p.m., with the general meeting starting at 7:45 p.m.

Thursday, March 6

North Hempstead and The U.S. Civil War

Local history enthusiast Matthew Moshen has uncovered approximately 175 North Hempstead residents who fought, received wounds, and died in the military services, including the U.S. Colored Regiments. Moshen will discuss his research on these local veterans, including the renown “Willis Brigade,” made up predominantly of Roslyn volunteers at 7:30 p.m. in the community room of the Great Neck main library, 159 Bayview Ave.

Herricks School Board Meeting

The Herricks School District Board of Education will meet at 7:15 p.m. in the Herricks Community Center at 999 Herricks Rd. in New Hyde Park. 

Friday, March 7

Denton Family Fun Night

The Denton Avenue School will host Family Fun Night from 7 to 9 p.m. in the school at 1050 Denton Ave. in New Hyde Park.

Tuesday, March 11

Middle School Book Fair

The Herricks Middle School will host a book fair all day in the school at 7 Hilldale Drive in Albertson.

Wednesday, March 12

Scholarship Fund Dinner 

The Herricks School District Council of PTAs will hold its 53rd Scholarship Fund Dinner at 6 p.m. in The Inn at New Hyde Park at 214 Jericho Tpke. in New Hyde Park.

Garden City Park PTA Meeting

The Garden City Park School PTA will meet at 8:30 a.m. in the school at 51 Central Ave. in Garden City Park.

Hillside Grade School PTA Meeting

The Hillside Grade School PTA will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the school at 150 West Maple Drive in New Hyde Park.

Zoning Board Meeting

The Village of New Hyde Park’s Zoning Board of Appeals will meet at 7:30 p.m. in Village Hall at 1420 Jericho Tpke. in New Hyde Park.

Thursday, March 13

Science Fair

The Hillside Grade School will host a science fair at 6:30 p.m. in the school at 150 West Maple Drive in New Hyde Park.

News

At the July 18 meeting of the Herricks Board of Education, the school district addressed a recent response by the State Education Department (SED) in regards to a recent hot-button topic that has many parents, students, and teachers alike up in arms—the rapid and stressful increase in state assessment testing.

 

Superintendent of Schools Dr. John Bierwirth recently received an email from Assistant SED Commissioner Dr. Julia Rafal-Baer, addressing the concerns of both parents and school districts in New York regarding the great deal of stress that many students have been put under as a result of what many have referred to “excessive state testing.” 

 

Many parents and school administrators argue these rob children of valuable classroom learning time in favor of multiple standardized assessment exams designed to gauge teacher performance, and

Rafal-Baer’s email acknowledged the difficulties that many students have been undergoing since the testing was implemented last year. 

The Sewanhaka Central High School District renewed Superintendent Dr. Ralph Ferrie’s contract for the next five years at a recent board meeting. Ferrie will receive no pay increase in 2014-15 at a $238,000 salary. The contract expires on June 30, 2019.

 

“You can’t get [work] done without a unanimous board,” Ferrie said. “This board took a leap of faith with the program plans for the district. We also have an excellent team [of administrators]. That’s an awesome team.”


Sports

The Sewanhaka Indians’ very talented lacrosse defenseman, Tyler Regnier, will be playing next season for the Division 1 Rutgers University Scarlet Knights.

 

Regnier started playing lacrosse as a third grader, when he played with the New Hyde Park Police Activity League, a youth lacrosse program.

 

“At first, I wasn’t too serious,” he said recently. “But I just stuck with it, a lot of training, a lot of travel and a lot of practice made it happen.”

Students at Charles Water Karate & Fitness in Williston Park received belt promotions after completing a series of extensive exams.

 

Graduates

From New Hyde Park:  Jonah Khorrami to brown belt, Isabella Castelli to purple belt.

 

From Mineola:  Alexandra Santos and Kayla Toal to, Kayla Toal yellow belt, Jason DeJesus to Yellow/White Belt.

 

From Williston Park:  Mario Lombardo to red belt, Daniel Melore to blue belt, Grayson Lee to yellow/white belt.

 

From Garden City:  Alexandra Delgais: to brown belt, Jake Delgais to yellow/white belt.

 

From Roslyn Heights:  Suhani Jain to red belt.  

 

From Uniondale:  Isiah McClean to yellow/white belt.



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