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New Hyde Park Illustrated News - Schools

McCarthy Commends Cho, Tsang

Written by Illustrated News Staff Thursday, 19 June 2014 00:00

Each year, Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy has the opportunity to nominate outstanding local students to attend the U.S. Military Service Academies. 


This year, two residents from New Hyde Park, Takhyun Cho and Newton Tsang, have accepted their offers of appointment. Cho will graduate from Stuyvesant High School and Tsang will graduate from South Kent School and they will both leave this summer for the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.  


SHS Performs At Disney

Thursday, 12 June 2014 00:00

The Sewanhaka District Band traveled to Walt Disney World to perform in the recent Parade on Main Street. The students in the district band also participated in a clinic with a Disney conductor, and performed a movie score along with a scene from The Lion King. The trip was chaperoned by Christopher Doherty and Mrs. Rachel Daloia.


— From Sewanhaka High School


New Hyde Park Wins Mathletes Competition

Thursday, 12 June 2014 00:00

The New Hyde Park Memorial Junior High School Mathletes team, consisting of over 40 members, won first place as school district champs in the seventh, eighth and ninth-grade divisions.


In Nassau County, New Hyde Park’s ninth-grade team took third place, while the eighth-grade team won fifth place. Student Daniel Celic took third place overall receiving individual top honors.


In The Heights At Sewanhaka High School

Thursday, 05 June 2014 11:24

The Sewanhaka High School musical theater program recently performed the Tony Award winning show, In The Heights. The show was directed by Mrs. Chakira Doherty and starred Joey Mazzeo as Usnavi, a bodega worker in Washington Heights searching for his identity as an American citizen. The musical was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2009.

— From Sewanhaka High School


Parkville Branch Reopens

Thursday, 05 June 2014 00:00

The newly renovated Parkville Branch of the Great Neck Library, at 10 Campbell St. in New Hyde Park, reopened on May 17 after a brief closure to paint and install new carpeting. Parkville’s staff worked closely with main library staff to make sure patron reserves were held or rerouted and that any returned books were cleared on time.

Jayne Alexander, the Parkville branch manager, credits Charles Wohlgemuth, head of maintenance, for the success of the project, and expresses much thanks and appreciation to staff at Parkville and Main for making the renovation/reopening a success. They worked hard to keep everything running smoothly while packing up the items in the building and moving them into temporary storage.

— From the Parkville Library


Students Of The Month

Thursday, 29 May 2014 00:00

Jillian Fager and Amanda Kahn were recently announced as Students of the Month by New Hyde Park Memorial High School. Fager is a hardworking and conscientious student. In the beginning of the school year, Fager struggled, but with great perseverance, she is now one of the stronger students. 


Fager is always participating and striving to succeed in the classroom.  Whenever needed, she is willing to assist others in the class in understanding difficult concepts.


Kahn has proven to be an extremely talented artist through her hard work and dedication. She excels at drawing, painting and printmaking and has created amazing artwork throughout the school year.  Kahn’s work has been displayed for the winter and spring concerts, as well as local and national art contests.


She is also a recently inducted member into the National Art Honor Society, where Kahn has already participated in art contests and school beatification projects. 


New Hyde Park-Garden City Park School Budget Passes

Written by Matthew Ern Thursday, 29 May 2014 00:00

Residents voted to pass the 2014-15 New Hyde Park-Garden City Park School District budget on Tuesday, May 20. Board of Education trustee Tara Notine and Vice-President Patricia Rudd were reelected to their positions for a three-year term after running unopposed. 


“It passed by a decent percentage and we’re very proud of our community who supports our schools and supports our students. We’re very pleased with the results,” said Superintendent Robert Katulak. 


Students Showcase Their Smarts

Written by Matthew Ern Thursday, 22 May 2014 00:00

Students from the Odyssey and Math Enrichment programs in the New Hyde Park-Garden City Park School District presented projects they’ve been working on this year at the May 12 board of education meeting. 


“We’ve asked some of our students here this evening so you could see some of the outstanding work that’s cultivated by the young men and young women in our district,” Superintendent Robert Katulak said. 


Students in fourth through sixth grades from New Hyde Park’s four elementary schools took turns presenting their projects, which covered a variety of subjects from Homer’s Odyssey to cricket to Internet search speeds. 


Reader Of The Week

Thursday, 22 May 2014 00:00

Four-year-old Emily Sudberg likes to come to the Parkville Branch Library at 10 Campbell St. in New Hyde Park and read princess books. Here, she is reading The Princess and the Peas by Caryl Hart. 


Donate A Bike, Change A Life

Written by Betsy Abraham Thursday, 15 May 2014 00:00

Your old bike may be doing nothing more than taking up space in your garage, but for people in Africa, a bicycle could be the key to literacy, a higher income, and overall better life. Wheatley School science teacher Steven Finkelstein saw this first hand when he went to Africa

in 1997. An avid bicyclist, seeing how people’s lives were changed with this simple vehicle fueled a passion in him to help bring cycles to Africa. 


In 1999, he saw that dream realized as he helped organize the Afri-Bike Coalition at Wheatley. Together with the nonprofit organization the Village Bicycle Project, the group held their first bike collection in 1999, and in 2000, sent 200 bikes to Ghana. Since, then they’ve sent a total of 2,500 bikes to Ghana. 


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