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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...]

MS/HS Named Reward School

The Carle Place Middle/Senior High School has been designated as a Reward School by the New York State Education Department for the 2014-15 school year.

Only schools that have the highest performance rates or the most progress with no significant gaps in student achievement are selected for the award. This is the second time the Carle Place Middle/Senior High School has been designated as a Reward School.

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Backpack Giveaway A Success

Parents and kids were lined up down the block Saturday morning at Martin ‘Bunky’ Reid Park in New Cassel for the Road to Success Backpack Giveaway. It was first come first serve at the event which ran from noon to 3 p.m. The event was sponsored by County and Town officials and the Nassau County Police Benevolent Association.

“It is a community event that starts out the school year and celebrates young people embarking on a brand new school year,” said Nassau County Legislator Siela Bynoe. “It is also an opportunity for law enforcement and the community to strengthen their bond with each other.” [Read more...]

BOE Amps Up Security

At last Thursday’s Board of Education meeting, the Westbury board accepted a proposal from BOCES to provide video monitoring services, an effort that the district hopes will help increase security and prevent further break-ins.

“Unfortunately because of the times we live in, we need the added protection to safeguard our property,” said Superintedent Mary Lagnado. [Read more...]