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Alumni Honored At Homecoming

In the midst of the parade, football game, and other Homecoming festivities this weekend, there’s one tradition that is honoring the legacies of two local heroes. The Westbury School District and Village of Westbury will honor Irving Eannaccone, Ph.D. and Ernest J. Strada with the J. Alfred Cannon Alumni of Distinction Award.

This is the second year the award has been given. The inaugural award was dedicated to and named after the late J. Alfred Cannon, a renowned physician who dedicated his life to community service. He graduated Westbury High School in 1946.

Strada and Eannaccone will be honored this Saturday, Nov. 1, in the Westbury High School Lobby at 9 a.m. “To get this award is truly so overwhelming. I don’t think I deserve it. I’m very humbled,” says Eannaccone. “I feel like I’ve lived a normal life and tried to help people, so I think this is a wonderful award.” [Read more...]

Bravery Above And Beyond The Job

It was just a regular day for Westbury School District Security Guard Tony Hollie. He was driving near the high school on his 15-minute break when he noticed a young woman struggling in the back of a car. Then Hollie saw the driver of the car run two stop signs. When the driver stopped for traffic at a third one, the girl jumped out of the car and hit the ground in front of Hollie’s truck.

“I jumped out to assist her, and then the guy jumped out to recapture her. We had a conversation and then he didn’t want any part of that, so he got in his vehicle and she got back in the car with him,” Hollie says. “I called my superiors and we called the police.” [Read more...]

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...]