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JEF ‘Seed Money’ Grows a Garden

Thursday, 04 June 2009 12:39

The Jericho Educational Foundation continues to support and enrich the community by funding projects that will enhance the standard of educational excellence in the Jericho School District. This spring, the JEF sought funding proposals from the district’s elementary school teachers with the hope of providing “seed money” to launch a new project.


June 9 Hearing on Acquisition of Land for Park in Jericho

Written by Denise Nash Thursday, 04 June 2009 12:36
On April 28, the Town of Oyster Bay passed a resolution authorizing the purchase of 3.5 acres on Robbins Lane, as the first step toward the construction of a Town park and turf field for the Jericho community.

The proposed acquisition of land to create a park in the Jericho Park District will now be discussed at a Tuesday, June 9 hearing by the Oyster Bay Town Board.

“The Town is proposing to purchase an approximately three-acre parcel of land to create a park encompasing a multi-purpose playing field with bleachers, playground, concession and bathrooms for the Jericho Park District,” Town Councilman Chris J. Coschignano stated. “While the land is situated in Syosset, it abuts the Jericho community and is easily accessible to Jericho residents.”


The Syosset Fire Department Recognized Local Student for Saving Father’s Life

Friday, 29 May 2009 08:32

On the morning of March 23, Sarah Stouges, a 13-year-old student from St. Edward’s School in Syosset, was following her normal routine to get ready for school when something very unexpected happened. Her father Bill was about to walk out the door so he could drive her to school when, all of a sudden, he began choking. Bill had just tossed a munchkin in his mouth and it got stuck.

Bill, a father of three and ex-EMT, first ran into the bathroom and thought he could do the Heimlich maneuver on himself. When he looked in the mirror, he saw that his face was turning blue. Sarah noticed what happened and she immediately performed the Heimlich on her father. She had learned this lifesaving application in health class at school – a critical lesson that ultimately enabled her to save her Dad’s life. Not only did Bill feel a huge sense of pride and appreciation because of Sarah’s actions, but he also believes this monumental event helped strengthen the bond between him and his daughter.


Library Journal Names Jericho a 5-Star Library

Written by Denise Nash Friday, 29 May 2009 08:05
The Library Journal recently identified star libraries throughout the United States; and the Jericho Public Library was included on that list and received five stars.

The rating of public libraries is based on an index by Ray Lyons and Keith Curry Lance and sponsored by Baker & Taylor’s Bibliostat; and it rated 7,115 public libraries according to four output measures that indicate public service—circulation per capita, visits per capita, program attendance per capita, and public Internet uses per capita—based on 2006 data collected by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and published in late 2008. The top libraries in each category, organized by ranges of operating expenditures, were then assigned five, four, or three Michelin guide-esque stars. A total of 256 libraries received star ratings.


Syosset Only School District in New York State to Receive National Award

Thursday, 21 May 2009 15:19

NYS Senator Presents Syosset With Citation

State Senator Carl Marcellino presented the Syosset Central School District with a citation for being the only New York State school to receive the 2009 Siemens Award.

The Siemens Awards for Advanced Placement are awarded annually to the top high school from each state by the Siemens Foundation and the College Board. The award signifies the winning high school and school district’s exemplary commitment to providing students with opportunities to explore the AP program and the work of dedicated staff members in encouraging student success.


Jericho Students Advance to the National Level of the National History Day Competition

Written by Mary Marks Thursday, 21 May 2009 15:17
The Jericho High School team of Nikko Price, Harrison Tract and Matthew Weiss placed second in the senior website category at the New York State level of the National History Day competition on Friday, May 1. They are now qualified to present at the national level of this competition on June 14-18 at the University of Maryland. Their website is entitled: J. Robert Oppenheimer: A Legacy of Change and Controversy. Mr. Anthony Scarnati coaches the high school team.

Sign Dedication Ceremony to Be Held Honoring Judge Edward J. Poulos

Friday, 15 May 2009 10:15

The Town of Oyster Bay will unveil a special commemorative sign at Syosset-Woodbury Community Park on Saturday, May 30, at 12:30 p.m. in honor of former Town of Oyster Bay Councilman Edward J. Poulos, who served on the Town Board from July 21, 1959 to August 29, 1967 and later, became a Family Court and District Court Judge in Nassau County, it was announced by Town Supervisor John Venditto.

Judge Poulos had a vision of creating a state-of-the-art park for the residents of Syosset-Woodbury. His determination ultimately helped make Syosset-Woodbury Community Park a reality. The park was officially dedicated on June 13, 1965.


Three Candidates Vie for Two Seats on Jericho’s School Board

Written by Denise Nash Friday, 15 May 2009 09:40
Three candidates, incumbent Mark Basile, William Ferro and incumbent Shawn Gladstone are all running for two seats on the Jericho School Board, a three-year term. Information on the candidates is included here in alphabetical order. Voting will take place in the Jericho Middle/High School gymnasium on Tuesday, May 19 between the hours of 6 a.m. and 9 p.m.

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