Sewanhaka Scoop

Fall 2015

First Parent University

The Office of Pupil Personnel Services sponsored its first Parent University at Floral Park Memorial High School on Nov. 9.

Assistant Superintendent for Pupil Personnel Services Regina Agrusa coordinated the evening with district psychiatrist Dr. Caryl Oris with hopes of increasing and enhancing the district’s relationship with parents.

The Parent University was comprised of workshops that centered on topics of substance abuse, social networking, adolescent stress, cyberbullying, understanding the teenage brain, attention deficit disorder and understanding female adolescents. Professional staff members from each of the district’s five component high schools presented materials to the parents in attendance.

Parents who participated in the event also heard from Floral Park Police Department school resource officer John Groshans, who discussed Internet safety and the repercussions of posting online. They also enjoyed a light dinner, dessert and an opportunity to win raffle items donated by each of the high schools.

Army STEM Truck Provides Hands-on Learning

Sewanhaka Central High School District’s career and technical education students had an opportunity to put their knowledge and problem-solving abilities to the test when the Army’s STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) vehicle visited their school.

The STEM vehicle is an interactive exhibit designed to showcase high-tech capabilities and opportunities in the U.S. Army. As part of the exhibit, students are put in a scenario where they take part in a humanitarian-focused mission. They visit a Situation Room, a Mission Briefing Room and an Objective Room and use Army technology to complete a task. <Read More>

District Highlighted in Case Study

The Sewanhaka Central High School District was cited in a recent case study that highlighted the district’s use of TregoEd’s tools and resources, which resulted in collaborative decision-making on a systematic level in determining budget allocations and preparing for a successful bond referendum.

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Elmont Freshman Named Math Scholar

Elmont Memorial High School freshman Myrna Jean Michel was named a Long Island Young Scholar of Mathematics by the Institute of Creative Problem Solving for Gifted and Talented Students at SUNY College at Old Westbury, and was accepted to pursue mathematics and mathematical science applications at the institute.

Myrna is one of 84 students who competed against approximately 600 of the top-ranking students nominated from school districts on Long Island. <Read More>

Floral Park’s Women’s Leadership Symposium

Floral Park Memorial administrators and members of the school’s PEARLS group held their second annual Women’s Leadership Symposium at Elmont Public Library on Nov. 2.

The conference was aimed at bringing the school’s diverse female population together through thought-provoking, team-building activities. Principal Dr. Kathleen Sottile, along with Assistant Principals Jennifer Alaimo and John Kenny, created a confidential, trusting environment for students and shared their own personal experiences as part of the process. The female students actively participated in the symposium and shared a variety of information with each other. <Read More>

Carey Collection Benefits Overseas Soldiers

Carey’s student government and members of its Yearbook Committee organized a collection for soldiers serving in Afghanistan.

This is the fifth year Carey students have collected items for the troops, under the guidance of special education teacher Laraine Rudy. Rudy’s father served in World War II, and she also had two cousins who served in Vietnam. She began the collection with help from her former high school teacher. <Read More>

New Hyde Park Celebrates Seven Commended Students

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation has recognized seven New Hyde Park Memorial seniors as Commended Students in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program.

Roby Daniel, Vishruth Girish, Tanay Maddula, Alicia Manjila, Nidhi Patel, Nimi Patel and Carolyn Wilson were presented with a Letter of Commendation by Principal Dr. Richard Faccio on behalf of the school and the NMSC. <Read More>

Sewanhaka Commends AP Scholars

The College Board has named 87 current and former Sewanhaka High School students Advanced Placement Scholars based on their successful performance on the May 2015 AP exams. Principal Debra Lidowsky congratulates the students. <See the Full Listing>

Welcome to Sewanhaka's Fall Adult Education Program

Welcome to Sewanhaka's Fall Adult Education Program

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