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Schreiber Boys Lacrosse Starts Strong

It’s a brand new season of lacrosse at Schreiber High School. Head boys varsity lacrosse coach Tom Rooney and his team are looking to improve from last season’s progress and play deep into the month of May.

The Vikings finished last season with a 9-8 overall record, which placed them fourth in their league. They eventually bowed out to Farmingdale in the quarterfinals. They were unfortunately riddled with a lot of injuries. All 10 starters missed games at some point during the year and some were out for the whole season. Fortunately, other players stepped up and performed well. This provided not only some quality playing time for the boys, but experience as well.

Schreiber boys lacrosse team

Schreiber boys lacrosse team

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Anything Goes At Schreiber March 26-29

AnythingGoes_040115ASchreiber High School will present Cole Porter’s classic “Anything Goes” from March 26-29. Performances are on Thursday, March 26, Friday, March 27, and Saturday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m., and on Sunday, March 29 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for children and complimentary for senior citizens. “Anything Goes” is recommended for theatergoers 6 years and over.  The production involves the efforts of over 100 students and staff, under the direction of Lauren Foster-Holzer, with vocal direction by Carly Valentine, orchestral direction by John Meyer, choreography by Floryn Glass, and is produced by Christine Nelson. Performances are at the Schreiber High School Auditorium, 101 Campus Drive, Port Washington.

Middle School Principal Announces Retirement

“With love, gratitude and Weber Pride,” Weber Middle School principal Marilyn Rodahan announced in a letter to parents that after 25 years of working in education, she has decided to retire at the end of this school year. “I have learned so much from each of you and your children. The Port Washington community will always hold a special place in my heart,” she wrote.

Mrs. Rodahan and her beloved lions.

Mrs. Rodahan and her beloved lions.

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Legally Blond A Hit At Weber

The Weber Middle School drama club wowed sell out audiences with their winter production of “Legally Blonde” on March 6-8. With a dedicated cast, crew, and pit orchestra of over 150 middle school students and some high school and adult volunteers, the successful performances inspired all to always follow their hearts and dreams and remember that you should never judge a book by its cover.



2015-2016 School Calendar Approved

The Board of Education approved the 2015-2016 school calendar on February 24, 2015. The calendar, with 184 days, has one more day of school than the current school year. Classes will begin for students before Labor Day, on Wednesday, September 2, to accommodate the 184 day calendar. Other nearby school districts, including Manhasset and Great Neck, will also start before Labor Day this September. The last day of school for students will be Friday, June 24, 2016.

Because Christmas falls on a Friday, the winter break will be shorter than the two week vacation during the current school year. It will run from December 24 through January 4. The April break will also be shorter, from Saturday, April 23 through Sunday, May 1.

In planning the calendar, the District typically follows the BOCES calendar, and confers with the Port Washington Teachers Association to ensure that there are no conflicts, according to the Office of the Superintendent. During the past two years, as part of an agreement with the PWTA, there were 183 days in attendance.

However, because the recent snowstorms necessitated school closings, Kathleen Mooney, Superintendent of Schools, sent a letter to parents and staff informing them that a decision has been made that all staff must report on an additional day this June for a Superintendent’s Conference Day. “The decision to have staff return for a Superintendent’s Conference day on June 29 was made after careful consideration of a number of factors and presents a unique opportunity to address topics, such as ELA/literacy and the new social studies curriculum,” Mooney stated in her March 12 letter. The last day of school for students this year will remain the same, Friday, June 26, as planned.

To avoid the potential for having to add additional days to the calendar again next year, the district will return to a 184 day calendar, with 4 possible snow days built in. There will be 30 vacation days next year, compared to 32 vacation years in 2014-2015.

Copies of the approved 2015-2016 calendar are available online at

Night of 1,000 Strings

Night of 1,000 Strings at the LIU Post Tilles Center for the Performing Arts in Brookville was
a great success. More than 300 orchestra students in grades four through twelve performed at the show and had the opportunity to display their remarkable musical talents.Strings_031815A

Jeanine DiLillo, parent of a Weber eight grader, was very impressed with the performance.

“The acoustics at Tilles were very good,” said DiLillo. “It was impressive to see the kids play on
a big stage.”

The high school, middle school and elementary students played with their grades. At the end of the show, all the students from all grades played a beautiful rendition of “Danny Boy.”

The program was made possible in part by the Arts Education Program at LIU Post Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, and was sponsored by
the district’s creative arts department. The performance was cosponsored with a generous grant from Helping Enrich the Arts in Port Washington (HEARTS), a nonprofit organization that supports and promotes the arts in Port Washington and its public schools.


Port Passes $69.9M Bond

Schreiber High School is among the seven schools in the Port Washington School District that will receive renovations under the $69.9 million bond.

Schreiber High School is among the seven schools in the Port Washington School District that will receive renovations under the $69.9 million bond.

In a squeaker of a vote, the $69.9 million bond to improve Port Washington schools passed on Tuesday, after months of heated debate in which proponents said it was an extreme necessity and opponents maintained that the work could be done from regular budget funds.

The vote, which took place Tuesday, was 2,294 in favor and 2,055 against, a less than 250 vote margin.

Potentially demonstrating how contentious the vote was, at least 22 Vote Yes signs were stolen from private property, according to Beth Weisburd, co-president of the Weber Middle School HSA. The theft could not be confirmed. [Read more…]

‘Legally Blonde’

Get your pink on and join the cast, crew and pit of Weber Middle School as students present Legally Blonde, the Musical.

Based on the book and 2001 hit movie Legally Blonde, this fun musical follows the transformation of sorority girl Elle Woods (played by seventh grader Casey Fanous) as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. This action packed and full of energy musical has catchy and memorable songs and both hilarious and heart-warming moments.

Weber Middle School’s production of Legally Blonde, the Musical is directed by Weber English teacher Stacey Portmore-Davies, musically directed by Weber music teacher Allison Friedman and choreographed by Salem fourth grade teacher Stacey Baker. [Read more…]

Get Out The Vote

OVote_022515A (2)n Tuesday, March 10, community residents will have an opportunity to vote on the Port Washington School District proposed capital project bond referendum. Voting will take place at Carrie Palmer Weber Middle School on Port Washington Boulevard, from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

An approved bond will support new construction, renovations and repairs district wide to address the needs of today’s students, the district’s growing enrollment, a more rigorous and competitive curriculum and the board of education and administration’s education vision for the future.

The bond referendum proposes capital projects totaling $69,877,198. The district will be eligible for approximately 18.5 percent in New York State Building Aid. [Read more…]

Honors In Auto Tech

Auto_021815AIn what made for an impressive accomplishment, a team of Schreiber High School automotive technology students participated in the 2015 Long Island Regional
Automotive Technology Competition and placed first in the competition. The students will now advance to the state level competition. From left: Schreiber
High School Principal Ira Pernick, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kathleen Mooney, Automotive Technology teacher Neil Miller, Technology Education Department
Chairman Donald Schaefer and Assistant Principal Dr. Bradley Fitzgerald are pictured with the school’s award-winning automotive technology team.