Roslyn Homecoming’s This Weekend

The annual Roslyn High School Homecoming celebration will take place on Saturday, Sept. 20.

The community is invited to enjoy the Homecoming Parade beginning at 12:20 p.m. in front of Roslyn High School.  The parade will go through the Village of Roslyn and conclude at the high school.

Participating in the parade are the Roslyn fire departments, students, staff, parents, clubs and teams.

Principal Dr. Scott Andrews encourages the community to carry their enthusiasm and spirit from the parade into the football game scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. and cheer on the Roslyn Bulldogs against Great Neck North.

Opening ceremonies begin at 1:30 p.m. before the game. The Marching Bulldogs, Roslyn High School’s award-winning marching band, will perform during halftime.

High School: An Amazing Time

Teenagers are now returning to school. Although many teens feel that summer just started last week, it has come to an end. The memories of a, hopefully, great 2014 summer vacation will be missed as teens now have to shift their focus towards meeting new teachers and completing endless amounts of assignments for the next nine months. Since this can be awfully stressful, especially for teens entering their junior year of high school, it is important for every teen to have a safe and healthy method of coping with the stress. [Read more...]

Roslyn Goes Long For Luke

The weather cooperated beautifully and another large crowd turned out as the second annual “Go Long for Luke” fundraiser was held last Sunday at The Park At East Hills.

Up to 300 people attended and as last year, the playing field at The Park was full of youngsters divided into age groups, all playing intense games of flag football. [Read more...]

Students Play Carnegie Hall

Roslyn students were among the musicians recently performing at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall as part of the Music Institute of Long Island’s annual gala concert.

Roslyn residents Aaron Chu, William Borges, Bianca Rabbie, Justin Leu, Kiddest Wolde and Rekik Wolde were among more than 80 performers who took the stage.

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Aaron Chu in performance

Performances included solos, duos and octets, as well as various combinations of chamber music ensembles, violin, cello, guitar, voice and flute groups.

Three MILI graduates who are pursuing degrees in Music Performance at prestigious colleges also performed.

Entering its 25th year, the Music Institute of Long Island provides music education to young children through advanced performers, with instrumental lessons from age 3 and voice lessons from age 5 through pre-college conservatory training. [Read more...]

New Pupil Services Director

Roslyn Public Schools welcomes Barbara Schwartz as the district’s new Director of Pupil Personnel Services. For the last seven years, Ms. Schwartz served as Assistant to the Superintendent for PPS and Special Education in the North Merrick School District. Previously, she was Director of PPS & Special Education in the Harborfields school district and Assistant Director of Special Services in the Oyster Bay-East Norwich school district. She began her teacher career in schools in Queens. Ms. Schwartz is a graduate of Queens College, with a master’s degree in Special Education from Adelphi University and a professional diploma from St. John’s University.Barbara Schwartz, Director of Pupil Personnel Services

“Roslyn is very fortunate to have found an exceptional and highly experienced educator for this critical position in our district,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brenner of Ms. Schwartz’s appointment. “I am confident that Barbara will prove to be not only an effective leader, but also a thoughtful and sensitive one for a department which provides many essential services for Roslyn students.”

Ms. Schwartz replaces Dr. Stuart Grossman, who retired at the end of the 2013-14 school year.

Lever Voting Machine Bill Now A Law

leverA bill co-sponsored by Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola), who represents the Roslyn area in Albany and Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel (D-Great Neck) has been signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo.

The legislation allows school districts, villages, and special districts to continue using lever voting machines as they have in the past for an additional year. According to the New York State School Boards Association, this law will save $81 million for school districts alone. [Read more...]

Summer Reading Ends With A Blast

mindDuring the summer months, young people are encouraged to keep up their reading habits.

The Bryant Library certainly has made its contribution to this worthwhile goal by sponsoring its popular Fizz, Boom – Read! Summer reading program.

The program ended its summer reading activities with a blast of fun at a Fire and Ice science program presented by Mad Science of Long Island.

More Pictures From Fizz Boom Read! [Read more...]

Roslyn Kids Work With Peers

CCFRY 2014  gradOn August 1, in the Hector Gayle Community Center’s auditorium, a dedicated group was honored with EAC Network’s Long Island Dispute Resolution Centers (LIDRC) Peer Mediation Award Ceremony. While other youth were engaged in recreational activities this summer, these dedicated young adults participated in sixteen hours of peer mediation training that taught them a process of communication and problem solving, which will enable them to help their peers reach settlements to disputes without confrontation and violence. [Read more...]

Board Adopts Tax Levy Resolution

The Roslyn School Board voted to adopt a resolution at Tuesday night’s school board meeting pertaining to the school district tax levy for the 2014-15 school year.

The resolution was in regard to the necessary claims and expenditures within the school budget for “school purposes” and “library purposes.”

The total amount for school purposes is $102,731,007 and $4,928,170 for library purposes adding to an amount of $107,659,177. [Read more...]

Roslyn HS Class Of 2014 Awards

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Mock Trial
Alex Cohen – Secretary, 2014, 2013
Oona Intemann – President, 2014, 2013
Jason Pollack – President, 2014, 2013, 2012

Model Government
Allison Bichoupan – President, 2014
Huzefa Diwan – Executive Board, 2014 [Read more...]