The St. Dominic High School Class of 1982 and 1983 reunion will be held on Saturday, April 20 at The Homestead at 7 p.m. Cost is $65. Mass will be held on Sunday, April 21, at 11:30 a.m., followed by a tour of the school at 12:30 p.m. and lunch at Sagamore Yacht Club at 1 p.m. Cost is $55, or $110 for both days. Please call 516-922-4888 ext 2225 for more information.
Last month, educators from the Dolan DNA Learning Center, the world’s first science center devoted entirely to genetics education, were at St. Dominic Elementary School. The Learning Center is an operating unit of the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. The educators worked with the students in grades 4, 5, and 6. They used the new science lab and presented lessons on cells, traits, and heredity. The students used the DNA lab’s state-of-the-art microscopes and other equipment that enabled the students to participate in many experiments.
The students in grade 4 made animal cells out of gelatin and different dried beans. The gelatin represented the cytoplasm and the different beans represented the various organelles.
Peter Rufa is in his first year as the supervisor of the Fine and Performing Arts Department for the Oyster Bay-East Norwich Schools. As a result of his efforts, the spring musical Anything Goes promises to achieve a new level of professionalism. Performances will take place at the Oyster Bay Performing Arts Center on Friday, April 12 at 8 p.m., Saturday, April 13 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 14 at 2 p.m.
Christopher Canadeo (Elisha J. Whitney) is in his sophomore year. This is Christopher’s first-ever theatrical performance. Mia DiMeo (flirty passenger) has still learned new things about the wondrous stage even though this is not her first show at OBHS, Mia. Laurel Dorfman (Mrs. Harcourt) is a junior at OBHS and is performing in her third musical.
This month, Oyster Bay High School is among 13 Nassau high schools that will be participating in the first Comptroller’s Entrepreneurial High School Challenge. This contest is sponsored by Nassau Comptroller George Maragos for scholarships.
High school students will develop a business plan to start new businesses on Long Island.
“No matter how hard something seems now, keep going and don’t give up,” Jennifer Cruz told the current members of Care After-school Resource for Education or CARE. CARE is an after school program run by the Hispanic Cultural Center of Oyster Bay, East Norwich and Vicinities. The five former members and current Oyster Bay High School seniors — Jennifer Cruz, Kristen Rojas, Marvin Zavala, Jason Velasquez, and Laura Velasquez — represent a well-rounded group of Oyster Bay High School graduating class. They have excelled in sports, academics, and extracurricular activities.
Kristen Rojas, who will be graduating in the top 10% of her class, added that the program helped keep her focused on her school responsibilities: “I knew that if I wanted to play, I had to first complete my homework,” she told the members.
Friends Academy has advanced to the second round of MSG Varsity’s “The Challenge”, and will take on Massapequa High School on Sunday, March 24, at 6:30 p.m. on Cablevision’s Optimum, Channel 14.
Friends Academy is joined by 15 other schools from Nassau County on Long Island as they progress through the Regional Rounds in trying to qualify for the Tri-State Championship Playoffs.
OBHS Junior Laurel Dorfman performed at Lincoln Center as part of her HaZamir choral group on Sunday, March 17.
Each year all HaZamir chapters learn the same repertoire at their weekly local rehearsals and then come together for an annual three-day festival that culminates in a performance at a major concert venue such as Carnegie Hall or Lincoln Center. These HaZamir performances have been nothing short of magical. They are a unique platform for presenting contemporary and classic Jewish choral music to an expanding audience.”
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