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Plainview-Old Bethpage Herald - Schools

Water District Assures Residents On Water Quality

Wednesday, 05 June 2013 14:11

Last month, Bethpage Water District’s shut down one of its drinking-supply wells following detections of elevated levels of radium.

As a neighboring district, Plainview Water District Board of Commissioners Joel Kessler, Andrew Bader and Edward Shulroff recently stressed that the district continues to be committed to providing the Plainview-Old Bethpage community with the cleanest, safest and best tasting water possible.  The community’s water supply undergoes strict testing standards and meets or exceeds Nassau County, New York State and Federal guidelines.


Baylis Elementary Spring Concert

Thursday, 30 May 2013 00:00

Baylis Elementary students in the string orchestra, concert band, jazz band and chorus put on a recent spring concert.

At Baylis, there are approximately 120 students involved in the various bands, which include more than a dozen instruments, and almost 100 students involved in chorus.  Baylis has 60 NYSSMA soloists that are included in its music program.


POB Middle School In First Science And Engineering Fair

Thursday, 30 May 2013 00:00

The First Annual Science and Engineering Fair for all middle school and high school students in Nassau County was held on Saturday, May 18 at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City.  Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano joined students from Plainview Old-Bethpage Middle School.


Plainview Students Excel At NYS Civil Law Tournament

Friday, 10 May 2013 00:00

Kennedy students beat Northport

to take first place in law competition

Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School (POBJFK) students in the Moot Court Club recently participated in the New York State Civil Law Tournament held at Northport High School. The team of POBJFK students Josh Young, Corey Still and Danielle Apfel came in first place, defeating a Northport High School team for the championship.


Merit Scholarship Winner

Friday, 03 May 2013 00:00

National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) has released the names of the first group of winners in the 58th annual National Merit Scholarship Program – one of whom is Sunny Zheng from Plainview-Old Bethpage JFK High School.

With a probable career field of computer engineering, she has received a National Merit Parker Hannifin Scholarship – Parker Hannifin Corporation is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, and is a worldwide fluid systems manufacturer.


Career Day At JFK

Friday, 19 April 2013 00:00

Jobs, careers, fields of interest. Those were the topics explored by sophomores at John F. Kennedy High School recently, as the school held its annual Career Day.

Students had the opportunity to choose from industries they were interested in pursuing as a career, and speak with professionals in those fields. The event hosted more than 40 presenters in fields such as dentistry, medicine, finance, technology and the military.


Art For Athletics’ Sake

Friday, 19 April 2013 00:00

In a colorful combination of athletics and the arts, art students at Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School recently created colorful paintings for the Nassau County Gymnastics Championship.

Adrian Kim, Bing Ying Xia, Samantha Steinwald, Christina Billias, Farrah Su, Danielle Apfel, Brooke Holman, and Lauren Liebersten, all members of the school’s National Art Honor Society, painted gymnast-inspired panels that were featured at the competition.


Paying For College: The Great Tuition Crunch

Written by Andy Newman and Pete Sheehan, Friday, 12 April 2013 00:00

‘List price’ can be shocking.

But there are ways to beat it.

The challenge of funding a young person’s college education is a subject that most parents face eventually, and Candy Bodner, veteran guidance counselor at Jericho High School and a parent, is there to help them.


“Even if you’re a millionaire, you have to be concerned about paying for college,” she said. “It can cost as much as $60,000 a year and it’s going up. Even if you have it, that’s a lot of money.”



Ghana Comes To Pasadena

Friday, 29 March 2013 00:00

Third Graders Learn About

Ghanaian Life and Culture

Students at Pasadena Elementary School were recently treated to cross-continental learning without having to leave the classroom. Thanks to an organization called Innovations for Poverty Action, a nonprofit dedicated to helping the world’s poor that is run through Yale University and the University of Ghana, students in Ms. Macedonio’s and Ms. Wisoky’s third-grade classes had the unique opportunity to Skype with students in Ghana, Africa.

During their Skype session, the Pasadena third-graders were able to see firsthand Ghanaian culture, foods, transportation and weather. The Ghanaian students even performed a traditional African song for their American counterparts called “Kpanlogo,” which commemorates the country’s 1957 independence.


Wax Heroes

Friday, 29 March 2013 00:00

What do Idina Menzel, Leonard Nimoy and Judge Judy have in common? They were among the famous Jewish figures brought to life by religious school students at Temple Beth Elohim in Old Bethpage. The living wax museum was the culmination of a unit of study and learning about notable Jewish people who have made an impression on the world. Students in the fifth-grade class, taught by Mark Chester, had the opportunity to research a significant historic or living person and then assumed their identities for the wax museum. Other celebrities and famous figures portrayed were baseball legend Sandy Koufax, scientist Albert Einstein, football quarterback Sid Luckman, actress Fran Drescher, hockey legend Bob Nystrom, magician Harry Houdini and actress Amanda Bynes.


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