Roslyn News

Viscardi School Graduation 2014

HVS_071714CDr. Calvin O. Butts III, President of SUNY College at Old Westbury, was the commencement speaker on June 26 at the Albertson-based Henry Viscardi School at The Viscardi Center, which serves children with physical disabilities.

During his speech to the graduates, Butts focused on believing in themselves, others in their lives, and the methods, which had successfully gotten them to where they are today. He also spoke about the importance of education and believing in what you’re striving towards. [Read more...]

Summer Reading Challenge

readNever mind the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer. The state Assembly’s annual Summer Reading Challenge is just around the corner.

Each year, the Assembly partners with libraries across New York State to encourage children to continue reading during the summer months.

To participate in the program, children must read by themselves or with a partner for a minimum of 15 minutes every day for at least 40 days throughout the months of July and August. The days can be marked off on a provided calendar and submitted to Assemblyman Charles Lavine’s Glen Cove office. Those completing the challenge will be awarded an Excellence in Reading Certificate. [Read more...]

Roslyn Students In Math Olympiad


Students from the Harbor Hill School in Roslyn were among the nearly 150,000 students worldwide to participate this year in the Math Olympiad program.

They participated in five monthly contests of five problems each, from November to March, and weekly practice sessions under the supervision of Harbor Hill Computer Teacher, Amy Braunstein.

She taught the children to solve unusual and difficult problems and to think creatively. [Read more...]

Friendship Bench At East Hills

Friendship_062714AAll of East Hills School gathered in the gymnasium recently for the unveiling of the school’s new Friendship Bench.

Special Education Teacher Victoria Schnittger, who is retiring at the end of the school year and wanted to leave something special to the school that has been her home in Roslyn for more than 30 years, presented the bench. [Read more...]

Photos: Moving Up Ceremonies

This past week students at schools in the Roslyn District celebrated Moving Up Ceremonies.

Photos: Roslyn MS Graduation

graCongratulations Roslyn Middle School Class of 2014!

Click here for a photo gallery from the ceremony.

Photos: Roslyn HS Graduation 2014

gradCongratulations Class of 2014!

Photo Gallery: Roslyn HS Graduation 2014

Roslyn Students Raise $10K

Relay_0614114AThe Roslyn Middle School’s Youth Against Cancer (YAC) Club raised more than $10,000, the most of any team that participated in this year’s Relay for Life, which was at the middle school on May 31.

With their advisor Tami Cutler, the students have worked hard all year and held many fundraising events: bake sales, a give back night at a local restaurant, a two-week change challenge in which homerooms battled it out to see who could raise the most money, and finally, the Relay for Life event itself, where they sold snow cones, cotton candy, popcorn and glow sticks. [Read more...]

Financial Literacy Scholars

Jennifer DiPietro with the recipients of the Financial Literacy Scholar Award, left to right: Andrew Katz,  Matthew Katz, Tyler Solomon and Jason Litt.

Jennifer DiPietro with the recipients of the Financial Literacy Scholar Award, left to right: Andrew Katz,
Matthew Katz, Tyler Solomon and Jason Litt.

This spring, all 24 Roslyn Career & Financial Management students earned their Financial Literacy Certification. Roslyn High School had a 100 percent passing rate with the W!SE Financial Literacy Coalition. Four students received the Financial Literacy Scholar Award for outstanding performances on the W!SE Financial Literacy Exam, including Jason Litt. Andrew Katz, Matthew Katz, and Tyler Solomon earned a 100 percent on the exam.
Students who pass this national test are awarded a Financial Literacy Certificate indicating that he/she has met current national standards for knowledge of personal finance. There are four sections to the test including; Money & Personal Finance, Banks & Banking, Credit, and Insurance & Investing.
The success of the students made Roslyn preserve its title as a “Blue Star School” for the fourth year running and will likely secure us a place in the top 100 schools again this year, said teacher, Jennifer DiPietro.

Summer Upgrades For Schools

roxAssistant to the Superintendent for Administration & Special Projects, Kevin Carpenter gave a preview of the facilities update at Thursday night’s Roslyn School Board meeting. The facilities work will be done through monies in the Capital Reserve Fund that was approved by a handsome margin by voters in the May 20 elections.

“We are dealing with a lot of construction issues in the district that will be addressed through this fund,” said Carpenter.

Carpenter made it clear that the money for these facility related projects is not part of the bond that was approved recently and that work in that area is not scheduled to start until next summer. [Read more...]