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Christmas Carol Comes To CP

The holiday spirit came early to Carle Place, as the high school theater department put on their fall production of A Christmas Carol this past weekend.

Auditorium renovations at the high school caused this year’s fall production to be moved a couple of blocks away to the Rushmore Avenue stage. Moving to a much smaller venue posed several challenges for the theater department. [Read more…]

Mixed Feelings At Forum

Tensions, emotions run high as Westbury presents bond details

The first community forum to discuss the Westbury School District’s proposed $172.6 million bond ended on a contentious note, as the meeting gave way to bickering and escalated tensions.

A presentation of the bond details on Nov. 7 was followed by an impassioned public comment portion, with people speaking fervently both in favor and against the bond. The meeting ended shortly after an argument erupted between school board president, Pless Dickerson, and a community member in the audience in regards to a speaker’s comments. [Read more…]

Soccer Alum Reunite

Almost 70 former Carle Place graduates reuinted under the lights last weekend for the second bi-annual alumni soccer tournament.

“In Carle Place we have a lot of traditions and a lot of us former soccer players do our best to keep in touch,” said Danny Carlos, former

Carle Place High School soccer player and 2004 graduate. “This is the second time we’ve held this event and it is basically a reunion of sorts of friends and teammates. Guys come in with their families and after we’re done playing soccer we all head down to Manning’s Pub to catch up on old times.” [Read more…]

Commended In Carle Place

Commended__110415ACarle Place High School senior Gina Alexandro has been named a Commended Student in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program. Approximately 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are recognized for their exceptional academic promise through this program. Although these students do not continue in the 2016 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top 5 percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the competition by taking the 2014 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.
—Submitted by the Carle Place School District

Middle School Tour Shows Building Need

Members of the Westbury community gathered at Westbury Middle School last week to hear more about the district’s $172.6 million bond to fund work throughout the district, including the construction of a new middle school to replace the current one that the administration is saying is “too far gone” to repair.

David Zimbler, principal of Westbury Middle School, hosted a public tour of the Rockland Street building for community members to help illustrate how desperately in disrepair the facility, originally constructed in 1934, has become in recent years. [Read more…]

Sister Act

Teammates are family for girls varsity soccer team 

It’s been a great season for the Carle Place girls varsity soccer team. The team finished in third place and are headed to the play-offs, with their last game on Oct. 29. But it’s not just the hours of practice and experience that give the girls an advantage on the field. The girls agree that part of this year’s success can be attributed to the fact that they have five sets of siblings on the team.

“It’s the first time this has ever happened. It’s a unique situation,” said head coach Erik Tonner. “They all work well together. It’s not like there is sibling rivalry.” [Read more…]

State Funds Make Way For Tech

Much needed technology improvements could soon be coming to the Carle Place School District thanks to the state’s Smart Schools Bond Act.

The state recently allocated $424,135 to the district, funding that Technology Director Rich Greenberg said was easy to figure out how to distribute. [Read more…]

Alumni Of Distinction Honored

Each year, the Westbury School District honors extraordinary alumni with the J. Alfred Cannon, M.D. Alumni of Distinction Award. Now in its third year, this annual Homecoming tradition recognizes trailblazers who have given back to the community and made a difference in the world, all with the foundation of a Westbury School District education. Here’s a look at this year’s honorees, who had their names added to the plaque in the high school lobby and were recognized at the weekend’s Homecoming festivities. [Read more…]

Westbury Falls To NHP

The lead no longer mattered. Nor did the clock. The handfuls of homecoming fans that paid three dollars already got their money’s worth and watched silently as the game came down to one play.

Westbury’s front seven stared down New Hyde Park’s big bodies, trying to make a play to salvage its first win of the season. Gladiators Quarterback Mark Chambers had other ideas, faking a hand-off and taking the ball himself from the 2-yard line to give his team a 13-12 lead with six seconds remaining. [Read more…]

Westbury Holds Homecoming

Westbury’s students, faculty, staff, alumni and local residents came out in droves this past weekend to celebrate the community at the school district’s annual Homecoming festivities.

The centerpiece of Homecoming is always the high school’s parade, which had a “Marvel Universe” theme this year, with students dressed as their favorite comic book superheroes, such as Thor, Iron Man and Captain America. The parade started on Post Avenue at St. Brigid’s Church, with the precession of students, marching bands and vehicles headed to the high school as community members cheered and waved signs from the sidewalks. Once at their destination, the football team was set to play a hard-fought game against their tough rivals from New Hyde Park. [Read more…]