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Athletes Excel On And Off Field

For the fourth year in a row, all of Schreiber’s varsity teams have been named Scholar Athlete Teams. The New York State Public High School Athletic Association sponsors the New York State Scholar Athlete program which recognizes academic scholarship among varsity sports. Any team with a cumulative 90% or higher grade point average qualifies as a NYS Scholar Athlete team. Once again, Schreiber has managed to accomplish this incredible honor. As a result, the school will be named a School of Distinction by the state, honoring schools in which all varsity squads earn scholar-athlete teams. Schreiber will be presented with this crowning achievement in September.

Members of the lacrosse team are presented with certificates at the Town of North Hempstead board meeting

Members of the lacrosse team are presented with certificates at the Town of North Hempstead board meeting

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Scholarship for Port Student

Alyson Forgione, a Port Washington resident who attends Our Lady of Mercy in Syosset, was one of 82 Long Island graduating high school students who received a $500 voucher from NEFCU, one of Long Island’s leading local credit unions as part of NEFCU’s Making a Difference High School Scholarship program. NEFCU awarded $41,000 this year through the program. Since its inception a decade ago, the scholarship program has awarded more than $1,000,000 in grants.

Weber Art Teacher Retires

As the school year comes to a  close, students and faculty of Weber Middle School bid farewell to beloved art teacher Patricia Wright as she retires, leaving behind enthusiastic students and over 20 years of incredible memories. [Read more…]

Run Port Run

Girls 4x100 relay team: Jenny Aguiar, Beatriz Chavarria, Laura Russo and Christina Marinelli (Alternate Catalina Salvatierra, not pictured)

Girls 4×100 relay team: Jenny Aguiar, Beatriz Chavarria, Laura Russo and Christina Marinelli (Alternate Catalina Salvatierra, not pictured)

The Schreiber track and field teams successfully competed in the NYS Track and Field State Championships held in Albany during the weekend of June 12 to 13. Eleven of the high school athletes represented the school for the festivities, and they did not disappoint. [Read more…]

Veterans Visit Weber

In late May, the eighth grade students in the Weber Blue House were lucky to be able to meet seven war veterans from the Korean and Vietnam wars, and one current reservist, a member of JAG, who has been stationed in both Djibouti and Guantanamo Bay. The soldiers were seated at tables while the students circulated around the room. Veterans shared their personal stories and offered advice. More than once, students were told “freedom is not free.”WeberVets_061715A [Read more…]

Prom Safety

The Board of Port Washington Police Commissioners and Chief James Salerno remind young people to make responsible choices on prom night. Parents and guardians need to talk with their teens regarding prom safety.

Tips for Parents

• Know and discuss the school code of conduct before the prom with your child.

• Does the school code of conduct extend to off-site functions that have been approved by the school?

• Know who your child is attending the prom with and discuss the events for pre- and post-prom parties with other parents.

• Discuss the dangers of drinking and driving. New York State law mandates arrest and license revocation or suspension of any person under 21 driving with .02 percent or more blood alcohol content (one drink!).

• Talk with your child about the dangers of club drugs, warning signs and who to notify for assistance.

• Preplan and roleplay answers that your child can use to get out of uncomfortable situations. (For example, being offered alcohol, getting a ride from an intoxicated driver or unwanted sexual advances).

• Discuss guidelines and a curfew. Discuss the consequences of violating these rules.

• Discuss travel plans. Use a reputable limousine service that will not allow a person to bring, serve or introduce alcohol into the vehicle.

• Know who is driving to the prom and who will be a passenger. Limit the number of passengers to increase safety and reduce driver distractions.

• Know the location of post-prom parties and who is sponsoring them.

• Talk to your teenager about the serious dangers and consequences of underage drinking and driving.

• If your child’s plans change, confirm the change with the parents of other children.

• Remind your child that you are there for them if they need a ride home or to an after-prom affair.

Tips for Teens

• Alcohol is illegal for persons under the age of 21. Underage drinking is illegal and can result in arrest, injury or worse.

• Don’t let friends drink and drive.

• Plan ahead—make sure you have a safe plan for prom night.

• Discuss your plans with your friends; remind each other about responsible decision-making and confronting peer pressure.

• Do not accept any drinks from someone you do not know. If you leave your drink, discard it and get a new one.

• Do not leave your possessions unattended.

• Learn the warning signs for alcohol poisoning and drug intoxication. Contact 911 for assistance and immediate treatment.

• Take extra money or have a responsible person available for transportation for a safe ride home or in case an emergency arises.

• Remember to charge your cell phone and have it with you.

• Know where you are and where you are going, keep your parents and friends informed.

• Trust your instincts. If you feel endangered or uncomfortable, leave immediately.

• Intoxication by alcohol or drugs can lead to poor judgment and dangerous situations.

• Remember to contact your parents if your plans change.

• Practice and discuss answers you can use to get out of uncomfortable situations.

• Do not allow anyone who has drugs or weapons to get into your car or limo. It is dangerous and everyone in the car is at risk of getting arrested.

• It is illegal to alter your driver’s license or any other form of government identification.
—Submitted by the
Port Washington Police District


New Weber Principal

Christopher Shields, the current principal of South Salem Elementary School, has been appointed the new Weber Middle School principal. He will begin his new job at Weber on July 1. “I’m looking forward to starting as principal of Weber Middle School and serving an older population of the school district that encompasses the whole peninsula of Port Washington,” said Shields.

Christopher Shields

Christopher Shields

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Schreiber Baseball Ends On High Note

Schreiber 2014-2015 varsity baseball team

Schreiber 2014-2015 varsity baseball team

Before the season started, Schreiber’s head baseball coach Matt Holzer made it clear that his team’s mission was to clinch a playoff berth. Fast forward to today, the boys have accomplished their goal. Despite losing a heartbreaking first round 2-1 to Valley Stream Central, the Vikings are still proud of the hard work they put into this year. As a result, they got their first taste of postseason baseball in six years. [Read more…]

Teen Author At HarborFest

Port Washington’s Taylor Sinett, a 15-year old ninth grader at Schreiber High School, signed copies of her book, Weasel on an Easel, at HarborFest on Sunday, June 7. All the proceeds from sales of the book will go to the Chrohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA). The book is dedicated to Sinett’s cousin, who suffers from ulcerative colitis, a chronic disease of the colon. “My cousin Casey has colitis,” said Sinett. “I saw her suffering in the hospital, but she always stays positiveStoryPhoto061015A.”

The story is about a weasel who has big dreams and never gives up on them, no matter what the obstacle. “I decided to write about a weasel because I had drawn a weasel on an easel at summer camp and gave it to my father for his office,” said Sinett. “A publisher saw it and encouraged me to write a book, so I did.” Sinett did all the artwork in the book, too.
“I decided to sign books at HarborFest because it’s a great, local Port activity,” said Sinett. “Port Washington is great place to live. I love Schreiber and I love the water.”

“I’m writing my second and third books now,” said Sinett. “All the proceeds from those books will go to charity also.”

Sinett received the Rising Star award from CCFA recently at the Waldorf in Manhattan. “I spoke in front of 3,000 people at the event,” said Sinett. “The Rising Star is an award given to a younger person who is involved with CCFA.”


Port Washington Sweeps MWI Essay Contest

Three 5th graders from Salem Elementary School won 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in the 3rd annual “Making a Difference” essay contest sponsored by Meadowbrook Women’s Initiative (MWI). Joanne Salloum won 1st place, Abigail Kapoor won 2nd place and Alison Mandel won 3rd place.

Front from left, Alison Mandel, Abigail Kapoor, Joanne Slalom, MWI’s Barbara  Goldstein; back from left, Salem Principal Christopher Shields, teacher John Talbot

Front from left, Alison Mandel, Abigail Kapoor, Joanne Slalom, MWI’s Barbara
Goldstein; back from left, Salem Principal Christopher Shields, teacher John Talbot

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