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.
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…]
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…]
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.” [Read more…]
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
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.
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…]
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 positive.”
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.”
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.