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Math Fair Showcases Student Smarts

The fourth, fifth-and sixth-grade Math Enrichment students of the New Hyde Park-Garden City Park School District recently displayed their independent research projects at the Garden City Park School. Math Enrichment teacher Mrs. Fiorillo, had been working on their research projects since January with the students.

 

Tri-fold display boards showcased the students’ many talents and interests.  Teachers from New Hyde Park Memorial High School joined NHP-GCP current and retired educators to examine the student projects and listen to individual oral presentations.

Winners

 

Grade 4

 

First Place: Stephen Bracco, Nathan Harvey,Christian Zamora- A Mathematical Adventure to Your Dream Home

 

Second Place: Hailey Mikowski- Math in Cooking

 

Third Place: Ved Trivedi- Juice Box Geometry

 

Grade 5

First Place tie: Megha Gopal- Math in Corn-Based Ethanol and Hybrids, Isablella Kong and Sabrina Wang- Popsicle Stick Bridges

 

Second Place: Mitchell Zatz- Miloz Restaurant

 

Third Place: Allison Marzano- Investing

 

Grade 6

First Place: Lindsay Lockwood- The Great Pyramid of Khufu

 

Second Place: Jaime Jacob, Nicole Joseph, & Aria Nair- Math & the Pyramids

 

Third Place: John Tagios- So You Want to Live in New Hyde Park?


News

The New Hyde Park-Garden City Park School District is planning improvements to a district that has already seen much success in recent years. The school year has only just begun and the Board of Ed is already setting its sights on the future. 

 

At the Sept. 8 board of education meeting, Superintendent Robert Katulak’s monthly report outlined the major goals set for the district last month. While approved in August, the three goals were made available to the public this month and each target different areas for improvement throughout the district. 

 

The first goal deals with English Language Learners (ELL) within the student population. ELL students are those that speak a language other than English at home and score below proficient on assessments. 

Senator Jack Martins discussed education, business and drug use among other topics in a an exclusive interview with this newspaper and FiOS 1 News. He’s currently seeking re-election in November, being challenged by Democrat Adam Haber. Pointing to what he called “key legislation,” particularly the tax cap legislation passed in 2011 and prescription drug bill he helped shepherd to enactment, Martins feels New York State is on track to continue fiscal responsibility.

 

“In these last four years, we’ve had four balanced budgets, we’ve cut taxes working together, we have paid off debt, streamlined government, kept spending below 2 percent each one of those years,” Martins said.


Sports

Sewanhaka boys soccer coach Peter Burgess wasn’t sure how long his team’s playoff drought was when it was broken last season. 

 

“Somebody said it was 13 years,” said Burgess, whose entering his fourth year coaching varsity. “But I think it was five or six, I don’t know maybe longer.”

 

But one thing’s for certain, he wants to keep last year’s momentum going. 

 

The Indians, who started their season with a 3-0 loss at Hewlett, will aim for their second straight trip to the playoffs this year. 

The Sewanhaka Indians made their Nassau Conference II debut with a bang.  The Indians opened their season at home against the Calhoun Colts, unsure what to expect, as all they had ever seen of the Colts was one tape of a scrimmage. 

 

“It was nerve raking leading up to the game,” said Head Coach George Kasimatis. “We weren’t sure what to expect on offense or defense, you have to guess early on. “

 

But it didn’t take the Indians long to introduce themselves to the conference, as junior, Quarterback, Elijah Tracey broke a 75-yard run taking it the distance to put the Indians up early, which ended in a 27-7 rout of the Colts. 


Calendar

Town Zoning Meeting - September 17

Herricks Meeting - September 18

Bike Safety Day - September 21


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