Friday, 22 March 2013 00:00
Having had the privilege of serving as the current president of the Westbury Schools PTA Council, I am now setting my sights on running in the Board of Education election taking place May 21 this year. I am running for election because I am committed to the success of the students in our community. There is a lot of work to be done to overcome the challenges of these economic times when making the decisions that determine how our tax dollars are spent towards educating our community’s students. Voting for me is a way to support student pursuit of excellence. My voice represents a significant cross section of our community’s diverse stakeholders’ interests. Each and every child’s opportunity to receive an education in our district must produce a measurable outcome so they will be competitive in either college or in the global economy workplace. The realized benefit of strengthening our schools enhances our property values and strengthens the local economy by attracting good businesses and employers. My goals are to set district priorities in a direction that increases mutual trust and respect amongst the stakeholders and optimizes both our educational delivery system and the management of resources. I am the right person to make a difference in the overall quality in the future of our district for our children and community.
Thursday, 06 March 2014 00:00
Westbury High School students are teaching younger children from Park Avenue Elementary School valuable life lessons about money and business skills through the High School Heroes program.
In this program, high school students that are taking Renate Johnson’s Junior Achievement class will go into first grade classrooms to teach 45-minute lessons.
“It is a program that gives high school and younger students confidence and teaches them about business and financial literacy,” said Johnson.
Saturday, 08 March 2014 00:00
The Westbury Historical Society will host Dr. Natalie Naylor, professor emerita at Hofstra University and author of Women in Long Island’s Past: Eminent Ladies and Everyday Lives at their next meeting on March 9.
Naylor’s presentation will focus on the place of women in Long Island’s history, including several prominent women from Westbury’s past.
Thursday, 20 February 2014 00:00
Albertson resident and Kellenberg sophomore Gabby Schreib qualified for the Millrose Games in New York City. Schreib qualified as a member of the Sprint Medley Relay along with Danielle Correia, Bridget McNierney, and Jazmine Fray.
The Kellenberg relay’s close second place finish in January’s Millrose Trials has moved them closer to defending the title they won in the same relay at last year’s Millrose Games. Schreib and her teammates time is currently second in the United States for girls track and field performances.
Thursday, 20 February 2014 00:00
Congratulations to Westbury athletes Michael Esposito, Eileen Harris, Brett Harris, and Michael Going, each of whom won awards in Race # 1 of the Jonas Chiropractic Run Nassau Series co-hosted by Nassau County and the Greater Long Island Running Club.
Michael Esposito, age 15, took home the second place award in the 15-19 age group with a time of 23 minutes, 6 seconds. Eileen Harris, age 42, earned the first place award in the women’s 40-44 age group. She completed the race with her 45 year old husband, Brett Harris, who was the third place award winner in the men’s 45-49 age group. Michael Going, age 41, scored third place honors in the 40-44 age group with a time of 20 minutes, 51 seconds.