Written by Christopher Nesterczuk Wednesday, 06 November 2013 00:00
With the help of the Tower Foundation, a not for profit organization established in 1991, Manhasset High School leaped in the 21st century with its recent library renovation and media center.
“Libraries serve as gates to the future with infinite sources of information,” said Board of Education president Regina Rule in opening
the ribbon cutting ceremony in October.
At a cost of $400,000, all paid for by the Tower Foundation and its supporters, the renovations included enlarging student study space by reconfiguring the library’s layout, removing unused stairs and enhancing lighting. The project, which was completed in two phases, took nearly two years to complete.
“Our goal was to make a college preparatory library,” proud Tower Foundation President Ken Hyde remarked. “Our students will be better prepared for the future”.
Most recently, during the 2011-2012 academic year, the Tower Foundation funded the upgrade of Wi-Fi access throughout all Manhasset public schools.
Manhasset Schools continue to outperform many of its peers on both statewide and national standardized testing. In spite of the states tinkering with the tests and cut scores for grades 3-8 ELA and math, Manhasset students continue to excel scoring second on Long Island on the composite. At the AP and Regent’s levels, Manhasset students continue to take advantage of opportunities to challenge themselves, performing at very high levels. “Our students continue to achieve at high levels as evidenced by the results being among the best on Long Island. These results are thanks to the partnership of students, faculty, and parents,” said Regina Rule, board of education president.
Districtwide results are available on the Manhasset Public Schools website.
This Thursday, Nov. 7, the Board of Ed will hold its regularly scheduled meeting at Munsey Park School beginning with student recognition at 7:30 p.m. Immediately following, there will be a detailed overview of the 2012-2013 financials given by Rosemary Johnson, Deputy Superintendent for Business and Finance.