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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 Sewanhaka Central High School District selected Brentwood-based Park East Construction as its bond construction management firm last week. The group will oversee the $86.6 million in improvements coming to the district. Park East will analyze school architect Wiedersum Associates’ plans before applying for New York State Education Department approval.

 

“They are going to make sure the [firms that win district contracts] do the work right,” District Superintendent Dr. Ralph Ferrie said. “They’re going to make sure [the engineer’s] drawings are right before they are sent up to New York State. [Park East] reports directly to the architect and the Board of Education to make sure what we say we’re going to do is done well.”

The Sept. 18 meeting of the Herricks Board of Education covered a range of issues, from the district’s overall performance to the sudden death of a student to fiscal and personnel issues—even to the loss of maple trees. 

 

National Ranking 

Superintendent of Schools Dr. John Bierwirth announced that the district’s high school had achieved an impressive level of distinction in a recent national survey that measured scholastic achievement; in fact, a great deal of Long Island made the cut, he said.


Sports

Seniors Daniella Ford and Margie Londono highlight a Sewanhaka Indians girls soccer team vying for its second straight winning season. 

 

Ford, who is in her fourth season as starting goalie for the Indians, netted a season-high 24 saves in a 3-1 loss to Valley Stream Central. 

 

“She’s a stud back there,” said Sewanhaka third-year coach Eric Premisler, whose team is 0-3 as of press time, after going 8-3-1 last season. “If we can stop a team from taking five shots because of good defense, Daniella is going to stop another 15 shots. And we’re going to have a chance to win every game.”

The Sewanhaka Indians continue to let their presence be felt in Nassau Conference II. 

 

The Indians played their second game as members of the conference on Saturday, Sept. 21, against the Long Beach Marines, topping the south shore squad 51-30. 

 

On the opening drive, the Indians relied on running back Brenton Mighty’s legs to get them into the red zone. On first and goal from the 15-yard line, quarterback Elijah Tracey hit

Michael Parasconda on a screen pass for the first score. 


Calendar

Exercise Class - September 24

Silver Sneaker Fitness - September 25

Live Music - September 26


Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

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