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Children’s Cultural Arts Series Announced

Written by Mineola American Staff Thursday, 14 November 2013 00:00

The Mineola District Council of PTAs recently announced the Children’s Cultural Arts Series for the 2013-14 school year. The program consists of shows taking place at the Mineola High School Theatre located at 10 Armstrong Road, Garden City Park (one block south of Jericho Turnpike). 

 

Wheatley Students Named Finalist, Semifinalist

Written by Mineola American STaff Thursday, 07 November 2013 00:00

The Wheatley School recently announced regional finalists and semifinalists for the 2013 Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology.

 

Junior Arjun Kapoor was announced as a regional finalist. Kapoor worked with Sahil Abbi, a student from the neighboring Herricks High School, and Connor Abbott from New Haven, Connecticut.  Their project, titled “The optimization of parallel computing network topologies using simulated annealing with a novel distance recalculation algorithm” was performed at Stony Brook University under the mentorship of Professor Yufan Deng.  The group was one of only five projects in the New York region chosen as finalists.  They will be competing at the Regional Finals competition hosted by Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA on Nov. 15-16.

 

Senior Aakash Jhaveri was given the distinction of semifinalist for his project titled “Apol1 variants induce necrotic cell death in human podocytes via increased lysosome membrane permeability”.  Jhaveri did his research at the North Shore LIJ Feinstein Institute for Medical Research in Manhasset.

 

Children’s Cultural Arts Series Announced

Written by Mineola American Staff Thursday, 07 November 2013 00:00

The Mineola District Council of PTAs recently announced the Children’s Cultural Arts Series for the 2013-14 school year. The program consists of three wonderful shows with the first performance, Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, on the best-selling book by Judith Viorst on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 2 p.m. at the Mineola High School Theatre located at 10 Armstrong Road, Garden City Park (one block south of Jericho Turnpike). 

 

Around Our Schools: October 31, 2013

Written by Mineola American Staff, mineola@antonnews.com Thursday, 31 October 2013 00:00

Mineola Shines At Marching Band Competition

The Mineola School District Department of Fine and Performing Arts and the Mineola Music Parent’s Association recently hosted the 33rd Annual Marching Band Competition at Michael J. Tully Stadium in New Hyde Park. Thirteen bands and approximately 1,300 students – including Mineola’s – performed at the event, which was attended by more than 2,000 spectators. Mineola High School’s marching band took first place in their class at the competition, tying Mineola for second place in the state.

 

Children’s Cultural Arts Series Announced

Written by Mineola American Staff, mineola@antonnews.com Thursday, 31 October 2013 00:00

The Mineola District Council of PTAs recently announced the Children’s Cultural Arts Series for the 2013-14 school year. The program consists of three wonderful shows with the first performance, Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, on the best-selling book by Judith Viorst on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 2 p.m. at the Mineola High School Theatre located at 10 Armstrong Road, Garden City Park (one block south of Jericho Turnpike).

The second show, Bubblemania with Seth Bloom is loaded with visual comedy, quick wit, big band music and unbelievable bubbles. This show is on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 2 p.m. The final show dubbed Laser Science Spectacular And Takes Plance On Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014 At 2 P.m.

 

School Buzz

Written by Sanskriti Bimal Thursday, 24 October 2013 00:00

Featured Teacher: Sue Kennedy

As a young girl growing up beside parks and beaches, Mineola School District teacher Sue Kennedy instantly developed a keen interest in all things environmental. Finding organisms and plant life alongside her childhood home only fueled her curiosity, and lead her to believe she would pursue a career in biology

 

However, experiencing what it was like to teach during a peer tutoring session in her senior year of high school, Kennedy realized her one true calling was helping others understand a subject in which she was fond of and they needed help.

 

Mineola Opens New Park

Written by Mineola American Staff Thursday, 17 October 2013 00:00

Mineola Mayor Scott Strauss and the village board of trustees officially opened Emory Road Park on Saturday Oct. 5.

 

Emory Road Park is the first new park created in the village of Mineola in more than 40 years, according to the village records.  The park is designed for use by children age 5-12 and is also the first park ever in the northwest section of Mineola.

 

“We are committed to providing our residents with the best family-oriented public amenities village resources allow,” said Mayor Strauss. “Our families deserve nothing less.”

 

Student Artwork Selected For D.C. Exhibition

Written by Mineola American Staff Thursday, 17 October 2013 00:00

Silvia M. and Celina M., both 2013 graduates of the Henry Viscardi School recently had their artwork selected by the VSA (Very Special Arts) International Art Program for Children with Disabilities for display at the Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial Library and U.S. Department of Education in Washington, D.C., in November.  This is the first time a Viscardi student has entered the contest.

 

School Buzz

Written by Sanskriti Bimal, mineola@antonnews.com Thursday, 10 October 2013 00:00

Student Standouts

Missy Dunlop, 16

A bundle of talent and a musical background to be reckoned with, Missy Dunlop of Mineola High School isn’t just like anyone walking down a hallway. Thrust into the spotlight as soon as she could walk, Dunlop’s been performing ever since. On her list of the many plays she’s been involved in over the years are famous hits such as In the Heights, Oklahoma, and Almost, Maine.

 

Bicycle Safety Day 2013

Thursday, 10 October 2013 00:00

The 5th Annual Bicycle Safety Day took place on Sunday, Sept. 22, noon to 3 p.m.

County Seat Kiwanis and Mineola Bicycle will hosted the event. The day was designed to teach and promote bicycle safety and free to attend.

Children can brought their helmets and bicycles to be inspected and adjusted. A skills course was set up for kids to ride their bikes through, and upon completion they received a certificate.

A fire truck will be available for tours from Safety Day-goers and free eye screenings by Dr. Melania Napolitano of Mineola Eye Center. Giveaways and promotions will be available throughout the day.

“It’s about the kids and having fun and being safe,” said Barry Dworkin of Mineola Bicycle. “They’ll got to learn safety while enjoying a nice Sunday outside.”

 

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