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Drexel Students Thank Board Trustees

At the Oct. 16 Board of Education meeting, students and administrators recognized the board trustees for their work in the district. After giving each trustee a certificate, fourth grade students from Drexel sang “Put A Little Love In Your Heart.” [Read more...]

Powells Lane Students Thank Board

At the Oct. 16 Board of Education meeting, students and administrators recognized the board trustees for their work in the district. Powells Lane students sang Pharrell Williams’ hit song “Happy” to the delight of the trustees and audience. [Read more...]

Schools Keep Watchful Eye On Enterovirus

Despite the national media attention about Ebola in recent weeks, there is one virus that is actually affecting Long Islanders—enterovirus D68 (EV-D68). One of the first cases was identified in North Hempstead on Sept. 18 and a recent case on Oct. 15 in Suffolk County, led school officials to close the school as a health precaution. 

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Enterovirus

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.

“It’s [enterovirus] typically mild and parents should treat it like they would any other cold or viral infection in their child,” said Schleien. [Read more...]

Carle Place Ranks Globally

Carle Place students are way ahead of the curve according to the results of an international assessment that measures reading, math and science skills.

The district was one of a handful on Long Island to participate in PISA (Program for International Student Assessment) testing, an international assessment that measures 15-year-old students’ reading, mathematics, and science literacy. The test compares how well students are doing compared to their peers around the globe. Carle Place students scored exceptionally high compared to their peers nationally and abroad in countries such as Germany, the United Kingdom and Australia. [Read more...]

Students Explore STEM At Space Camp

Two Westbury Middle School students got the opportunity of a lifetime recently as they simulated walking on the moon, learned how to land a space shuttle and met friends from around the globe at space camp.

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Josmar, Tim Mueller and Shakdy

Accompanied by teacher Tim Mueller, eighth graders Shakdy Reynosa Camacho and Josmar Castillo Sandoval traveled to the US Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala. for the five day camp at the end of July. [Read more...]

Student-run Musical Is A Success

IMG_5839[1]Carle Place High School recently staged Nine to Five, this year’s student-run musical production.

A five-year tradition at the high school, the musical is directed, produced, choreographed and costumed entirely by students. Directing this year was junior Thomas Vestuto, who began the rehearsals for the show in July. All proceeds went toward the continuation of the program for next year.

“It’s nice to see the months and months of hard work pay off,” Vestuto said. “I couldn’t ask for a more dedicated cast.”

Find out more about the show and see more pictures here

WHS Class Of 1964 Reunites

DSCN3496The Westbury High School Class of 1964 held their 50th reunion this past weekend, proving that time and distance can’t break friendship. The tight-knit class easily picked up where they left off, reuniting with old friends and looking back on their high school years. [Read more...]

Carle Place Looks To Build On Solid Season

It’s hard to not be encouraged by Carle Place’s four-win improvement from 2012 to 2013. Now, the team will be returning many of those key playmakers and will look to take the next step in their development.

Head Coach Tim Moran, entering his ninth season, will be counting on his captains to ignite the offense. Quarterback Andrew Hastings, RBs Lucas Golon, Luis Costa and Eric McCloskey—all seniors—will look to lead a powerful running attack that employs the double-wing ala Navy.

“The run game will definitely be our strength,” said Moran. “I expect to move the ball on offense.” [Read more...]

Village Raises Maple Ave Speed Limit

The village gave drivers on Maple Avenue a helping hand at last night’s board of trustees meeting, passing a law to increase the school speed limit in front of St. Brigid/Our Lady of Hope from 15 to 20 mph.

The law was passed unanimously in what Mayor Peter Cavallaro called “an accommodation for residents who use the roads.” The school zone in front of St. Brigid/Our Lady of Hope recently received a county speed enforcement camera, which St. Brigid’s principal Paul Clagnaz says has been flashing constantly since school started.

“People are slowing down to 15, but it’s nearly impossible to maintain,” Clagnaz said. “With all the vehicles trying to adhere to 15, mixed in with folks still going 40 and 50, you potentially have an even more dangerous situation. Even if it’s changed to 20, it’ll be a huge improvement.” [Read more...]

Student Actors Work 9 to 5

9to5 GIt’s a Wednesday afternoon in late August and while most students were spending their last few days of summer poolside or catching up on their video games, almost 100 Carle Place students were in the unlikeliest of places: school.  [Read more...]