The Roslyn Rotary Club recently honored Rachel Mintz as the December student of the month at their December luncheon. Mintz’s community service has included acting as a Roslyn High School Research Program Mentor assisting underclassmen with their research projects, coordinating science fairs, and leading competition preparation. She volunteered at North Shore-LIJ Health System preparing laboratory specimens, constructing graphs, and cataloging data for laboratory research investigations. [Read more...]
Christine Finn, the Carle Place School District’s Assistant Superintendent for Instruction and Personnel, left her post Dec. 31, for the same position in the Herricks School District. She succeed the retiring Dr. Deidre Hayes. [Read more...]
Last year, the East Williston School District undertook an academic vocabulary effort across the three buildings. Steering Towards Success is a program being implemented at the Willets Road School that supports the academic vocabulary initiative in our middle school. The goal of the program is to not only introduce children to academic vocabulary, but to also encourage and inspire each student to incorporate the new words into their own daily language. The Willets Road staff collaborates on this project school-wide, eager to make expanding one’s vocabulary contagious throughout the building. [Read more...]
At Herricks High School, you might be surprised to know that students are getting a taste of the glitz and glamour—not to mention the behind-the-scenes drudgery as well— of the television and film industry, developing unique skills that will serve them in both in college and the entertainment industry as well. [Read more...]
The world of college admissions and the teaching of the Chinese language were topics of discussion at the first Roslyn School District Board of Education meeting of the new year. [Read more...]
Roslyn High School student Tiffany Sun was named on of 40 Intel Science Talent Search Finalists today and one of five on Long Island. Sun will compete on March 5-11 in Washington, D.C. for first-place awards of $150,000. She earned $1,000 for earning semifinal status in early January. [Read more...]
One of the Roslyn School District’s technology objectives is to make all young learners into coders, part of a nationwide effort to raise the next generation of scientists and engineers. Like the students in Ms. Murphy’s computer lab at East Hills, Roslyn’s elementary students are applying problem-solving skills to unravel coding puzzles, learning to recognize patterns, getting familiar with basic programming concepts such as loops and conditional statements, and writing small programs. [Read more...]
This past summer, Jared Rothstein and Jade Marcus, two Temple Sinai of Roslyn students, took part in the Union For Reform Judaism’s (URJ) Mitzvah Corps program.
The program took them from New York to Central America, where the two, students at The Wheatley School, did volunteer work in Nicaragua.
According to the URJ website, the Nicaragua programs, “involve intensive, physical service work in the rainy summer months, so be prepared to get down and dirty. Conditions on the trip are simple, and match the local style of life.” [Read more...]
Roslyn School District Superintendent Dr. Dan Brenner will retire at the end of the school year to take the same position in the Darien Public Schools in Connecticut, he announced on the school district website. He’s expected to be appointed on Jan. 27. Brenner, who has been in Roslyn since 2009, is expected to tender his resignation on Feb.5. [Read more...]
The Sid Jacobson JCC of East Hills has established a brand-new committee for its 20th Annual Auction for Excellence, An Epicurean Event-the Children’s Auction Committee. The group, made up of school-aged children, was founded by 10-year-old Adam Liebowitz of East Hills. [Read more...]