In The Heights Next Week

Top row, from left: Adam Heitner, Arielle Popick, Daniel Golden, Carly Heitner, Josh Fried and Ryan Gomez. Bottom row, from left: Trevor Cox, Daveen Rim and Casey Landman

Top row, from left: Adam Heitner, Arielle Popick, Daniel Golden, Carly Heitner, Josh Fried and Ryan Gomez. Bottom row, from left: Trevor Cox, Daveen Rim and Casey Landman

Get ready to dance in your seats. The Royal Crown Players of Roslyn High School brings the energetic, Spanish-infused Tony Award-winning musical In the Heights to the Roslyn High School Auditorium on Thursday, March 26, Friday, March 27 and Saturday, March 28. [Read more…]

Feb. Rotary Student

From left, are Rotary co-president Cathy Mealing, English teacher Matt Vogt, Aansh Shah, Rotary co-president Deborah Zenir, and Usha Shah.

From left, are Rotary co-president Cathy Mealing, English teacher Matt Vogt, Aansh Shah, Rotary co-president Deborah Zenir, and Usha Shah.

The Roslyn Rotary Club honored Aansh Shah as the February Rotary Student at its luncheon on Feb. 26. Shah’s community service has included serving as a Research Buddy in the Independent Study Research Program, assisting students in research design, statistical analysis, and study presentation. He was co-founder of the not-for-profit organization GameCraftCharity; a volunteer in the Nephrology Research Institute at LIJ-North Shore, and coordinated “Skintelligence, ” a Skin Cancer Awareness Program.

 

Celebrating Dr. Seuss

Reading_031815AThe March 2 birthday of Dr. Seuss was the inspiration for many fun reading activities in the Roslyn elementary schools. This observance comes at the same time of year in which the schools celebrate PARP (Parents as Reading Partners) Week, a statewide program, which encourages reading by sharing excitement about books. [Read more…]

Roslyn Psychology Fair Winners

Fair_031815AAt the March 10 Town of North Hempstead meeting, four Roslyn High School students were recently honored by Supervisor Judi Bosworth and the town board for winning high honors at the Long Island Psychology Fair held in January at Roslyn High School. [Read more…]

Superintendent Column: Budgets

East Williston School Superintendent Elaine Kanas

East Williston School Superintendent Elaine Kanas

-By Elaine Kanas

Last month, the first of the Board of Education budget workshops was held. Each budget session focuses on a different component of the budget with the last session being the time when the board holds their final deliberations and adopts a budget for the community to vote on at the budget and school board candidates vote on Tuesday, May 19 in the Wheatley Gymnasium, from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.  [Read more…]

Presidential Scholar Candidates

From left: Guidance counselor Jason Geller, Rosen and Principal Dr. Scott Andrews.

From left: Guidance counselor Jason Geller, Rosen and Principal Dr. Scott Andrews.

Roslyn High School senior Jordan Rosen has been selected as a candidate for the United States Presidential Scholars Program. Students are chosen on the basis of their academic and artistic success, leadership and involvement in school and the community. [Read more…]

Rotary Student Of The Month

From left: Rotary Copresident Cathy Mealing, parents Jane Hodge and George Cox, Trevor Cox, Rotary Co-President Deborah Zenir and guidance counselor, Bill Caruso

From left: Rotary Copresident Cathy Mealing, parents Jane Hodge and George Cox, Trevor Cox, Rotary Co-President Deborah Zenir and guidance counselor, Bill Caruso

Trevor Cox was recently honored by the Roslyn Rotary Club as its January Student of the Month. Cox’s community service has included his Eagle Scout Project of a library refurbishment where he led a team of volunteers to paint and repair bookcases, walls, closets, chairs, and raised funds to have a carpet professionally installed. [Read more…]

Looking Back At A Great Season

BBCapCThe Roslyn Bulldogs, under head coach Craig Murphy, are quietly building a winning tradition in varsity basketball. For the second time in three years, the Bulldogs made it to the Final Four in Nassau County tournament action. The Bulldogs’ goal is to win a country title and that day keeps drawing nearer. [Read more…]

No Policy On Opt Out

Roslyn High School

Roslyn High School

Ever since Common Core testing was introduced in New York State in 2014, controversy has swirled around its testing volume. The outcry among public school parents in the state, including those in Nassau County, was so great that the state’s superintendent of education eventually resigned. The number of students who do opt out of at least some of the testing varies from district to district, but the Roslyn School District, which always has one of the top performing districts in the state, is not part of the opt-out trend[Read more…]

Senate Honors John Kemp

Jack Martins, standing right, leads the state senate in honoring John Kemp, seated third from left.

Jack Martins, standing right, leads the state senate in honoring John Kemp, seated third from left.

Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District), together with the entire New York State Senate, recently honored Henry Viscardi School President and CEO John Kemp on earning national recognition as the 2014 Dole Leadership Prize recipient.  [Read more…]