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Plainview-Old Bethpage Herald - Schools

Enterovirus D68: The Other Virus

Written by Christy Hinko, chinko@antonnews.com Thursday, 30 October 2014 10:23

Despite the national media attention about Ebola in recent weeks, there is one virus that is actually affecting Long Islanders, Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), with one of the first cases identified in North Hempstead on Sept. 18 and a recent case on Oct. 15 in Suffolk County, which school officials called for the closing of school, as a health precaution.

Dr. Charles Schleien, chairman of the department of pediatrics at Cohen Children’s Medical Center, said that although the enterovirus is still active, cases are dwindling on Long Island. According to Schleien, approximately 500 cases have been reported this season of enterovirus, at Cohen’s Children Medical Center, with two to six patients being admitted per day.

 

Students Learn On 3-D Tablets

Written by Herald staff, plainview@antonnews.com Friday, 24 October 2014 00:00

Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School showcased new 3-D zSpace tablets in science classrooms to experiment with force and motion.

The Plainview-Old Bethpage School District is one of the few school districts in the nation to pilot this new technology. The 24-inch tablets bring science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) lessons to a new level with its new 3-D software. Throughout the year, students will access the many anatomy, physiology, engineering and design programs available.

 

John F. Kennedy HS Gets New Bleachers

Written by Herald staff, plainview@antonnews.com Thursday, 23 October 2014 00:00

Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School recently unveiled the addition of a new bleacher system in conjunction with requirements set by the American Disabilities Act (ADA) to the outdoor turf athletic field.

New York State Assemblyman, Charles D. “Chuck” Lavine, sponsored a $150,000 grant to obtain the funding necessary for the new bleachers.

 

Students Win Summer Reading Contest

Written by Herald Staff, plainview@antonnews.com Thursday, 16 October 2014 12:51

Plainview-Old Bethpage Stratford Road Elementary School students recently received The Summer Reading Trophy awarded by the Plainview-Old Bethpage Library for reading more books over the summer than any of the other four elementary schools.

The school was presented with the trophy at a school-wide assembly and was also awarded 50 new books for the library.

 

John F. Kennedy H.S. Publication Wins Award

Written by Herald Staff, plainview@antonnews.com Thursday, 16 October 2014 00:00

Plainview-Old Bethpage High School students were recently recognized for their work on the school’s publication “Images Magazine,” which received second place from the Columbia University Scholastic Press Association, Gold Circle Awards for 2014 in spread design and an Award of Merit for cover design.

 

Parkway Honors Heroes

Written by Herald Staff, plainview@antonnews.com Thursday, 25 September 2014 10:33

Plainview-Old Bethpage Parkway Elementary School took the time to remember Long Island and New York City residents who lost their lives September 11, 2001 and those who put their lives in danger to rescue survivors. All students and faculty were joined by the Plainview-Old Bethpage Fire Department, Nassau County Police Department, veterans and state and local elected officials for a flag ceremony to commemorate the National Day of Service and Remembrance.

 

Students Return To School In Plainview

Written by Herald Staff, plainview@antonnews.com Thursday, 11 September 2014 11:25

Students at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District’s Kindergarten Center welcomed the new school year with enthusiasm from the minute students walked through the door Sept. 3. The students reunited with friends, teachers and faculty, and participated in several activities throughout the day. Classes were fun-packed as the students began their lessons with excitement and a whole bunch of crayons.

 

Plainview Assesses School Needs

Written by Herald Staff, plainview@antonnews.com Thursday, 04 September 2014 00:00

In an effort to provide the best possible education, the Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District is busy inspecting its facilities in order to decide where improvements are needed the most.

The school district’s Facilities Upgrades and Improvements Advisory Committee and the Board of Education took tours of each District school building to inspect and assess the improvements suggested for each building by the District’s architectural firm, BBS Architecture.

 

Plainview Student Graduates From BOCES

Thursday, 26 June 2014 00:00

Lucca DeOliveira, a Plainview-Old Bethpage UFSD senior, graduated from Nassau BOCES Long Island High School for the Arts on June 11.

Next year, DeOliveira, who studied theater at LIHSA, will attend Pace University where he received a $72,000 scholarship. In addition, DeOliveira was awarded the President’s Award for Outstanding Student Achievement, which is presented to students who have maintained an average of 90 and have been on the Principal’s Honor Roll for each quarter of the school year.

— Herald Staff

 

Plainview Wins Mock Trial Tournament

Written by Herald Staff, plainview@antonnews.com Thursday, 19 June 2014 10:08

No argument here — the Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School mock trial team defeated 45 schools in the courtroom to win the Nassau County Championship in the 2014 New York State Mock Trial tournament.

 

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