Members of the Mineola High School varsity cheerleading squad recently visited third-and fourth-grade students at Jackson Avenue School to lead a pre-homecoming pep rally celebration and introduce a school cheer. Varsity cheerleading coach and Jackson Avenue teacher Laura Kligman volunteered her team for the event, which was coordinated by the Jackson PTAg. The cheerleaders taught their peers two new school cheers, complete with hand routines.
Mineola resident Paul Heckelman joined the Massapequa School District as the new school lunch director. He is responsible for coordinating and supervising the efficient operation of school lunch programs and staff.
In Heckleman’s prior position, he was the executive chef/assistant food service director for a top-rated nursing facility where he supervised a staff of 100, organized all catering and special events from conception to completion, and was responsible for a $1.5 million budget. He has also worked for top hotels including the Plaza Hotel in New York, the Marriot Hotel on Long Island as well as the Brookville Country Club in Glen Head.
Heckelman graduated from the Culinary Institute of America.
On Wednesday, Sept. 4, students of Saint Aidan School were welcomed back for the new school year. The children were greeted by Principal Miss Oliver, Assistant Principal Mrs. Rowan and their teachers as they arrived with backpacks and big smiles and headed to their new classrooms.
Senior musicians Michelle Senra and Bonnie Small will represent Mineola School District’s music department at this year’s New York State School Music Association’s All-State Music Festival in December. The festival will feature high school student-musicians from throughout New York State. Additionally, fellow musician Rebecca Bastos achieved alternate status for the All-State Mixed Chorus.
Albertson native Kevin Hardiman interned at RedLand Strategies, a security and public safety firm in Nassau County managed by former State Senator Michael Balboni. Kevin is a product of Mineola Public Schools and Chaminade High
School, and currently attends Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, where he majors in political science, international studies, and integrated marketing communications.
Incoming Mineola High School eighth-graders were treated to lunch courtesy of the Mineola High School PTSA during the eighth-grade barbecue on Sept. 3. Teachers and administrators did the cooking and enjoyed meeting their new students.
Albertson native Kevin Hardiman interned at RedLand Strategies, a security and public safety firm in Nassau County managed by former State Senator Michael Balboni. Kevin is a product of Mineola Public Schools and Chaminade High School, and currently attends Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, where he majors in political science, international studies, and integrated marketing communications.
The Mineola School District was full steam ahead on the first day of school, welcoming students back for the 2013-14 school year. Pictured here, students exit their first day at Mineola Middle School on Tuesday, Sept. 3.
The Lutheran Church of Our Saviour, located on the corner of Jefferson and Willis Avenues in Mineola, announced its concert series for 2013-14. The concerts, produced by Dr. Jeanine Nagao, feature professional musicians from the Metropolitan New York and Long Island areas.
The driver education program will start on Monday, Sept. 30. Registration will begin on Monday, Sept. 9 and continue through Wednesday, Sept. 18, 10 a.m. to noon and 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the attendance office of Mineola High School. Seniors and juniors only.
All applicants must furnish a copy of their permit and/or birth certificate. They must provide a certificate from a doctor or school nurse indicating they are in good health and have a minimum visual acuity of 20/40 or better. Applications require a parent’s signature.
Applications must be returned to the attendance office no later than 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 18.
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