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Port Girl Helps Cancer Victims

picAnne Penha, a second grader at Sousa Elementary School, donated eight inches of her hair to Pantene Beautiful Lengths—an initiative to help girls and women fighting cancer receive real-hair wigs. Anne said she wanted “to help someone who is sick to feel better.” Marco, from Commisso and Company Salon in Port, performed the haircut, which Anne calls “beautiful.”

SHS Grad Gets ROTC Scholarship

Fordham_072514APaul D. Schreiber High School Class of 2014 graduate Luke Johnston (c.) celebrates the $180,000 scholarship he was awarded through the Navy ROTC Program. Johnston will be attending Fordham University. He is joined by (l. to r.) guidance counselor Jessica Ludwig, Principal Ira Pernick, and parents Diane and Douglas Johnston.

Bye Bye Birdie Lands At JCC

birdieLuna Romero, 6, Margit Tess Romero, 8, and Lola Barbalat, 9, are the Port Washington thespians in the Sid Jacobson Jewish Community Center theatre group’s presentation of Bye Bye Birdie on Aug. 5 and 6 at 7 p.m.

A satire on American society in 1958, Bye Bye Birdie focuses on the chaos that ensues as chart-topping rock star Conrad Birdie is drafted by the U.S. army. Desperate for a publicity stunt to help manager Albert Peterson and longtime love Rose Alvarez survive Birdie’s departure, the couple send Conrad to small-town America to place his goodbye kiss on lucky fan Kim MacAfee—for the entire world to see. [Read more...]

Bach To Rock Kids At Landmark

bachYoung musicians from Port Washington’s Bach to Rock (B2R) music education school ( rocked The Landmark’s Jeanne Rimskey Theatre with an end-of-season extravaganza.

B2R knows learning music should be fun and students learn best when they play music they enjoy, a spokesman said.

And this music showcase was extra special, providing solo performers, glee clubs and bands the opportunity to give acoustic performances in a professional venue.


Schreiber 1964 Class Reunion

SchreiberGraduation_062813Schreiber High School Class of 1964 will celebrate its 50th reunion on the weekend of September 12 – 14, 2014 in Port Washington.  The Reunion Gala is planned for Saturday evening, September 13 at the Port Washington Yacht Club.

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Seuss, Martins Offer Lesson

Seuss_050214ASenator Martins with fifth grade students at South Salem Elementary School and the school’s library media specialist Joanne Koukoulas after he read to the students as part of the Read Across America Program. Martins read Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, which helped the youngsters understand the dangers of pollution and the importance of protecting the environment.

Weber Students Head To Schreiber


Weber Middle School held its annual promotion ceremony on June 26, for eighth-graders to celebrate their move to Paul D. Schreiber High School. [Read more...]

Photos: Port Seniors Graduate

gradsOn a warm and beautiful evening last week, 402 seniors graduated from Schreiber High School.

This was the first time anyone can remember a graduation at 5 p.m., rather than the usual 10 a.m. start of previous years.

The ceremony started with the usual playing of “Pomp and Circumstance,” and students followed in a march led by principals, assistant principals, school board members and a few faculty members. [Read more...]

Pioneers Bond With De Giorgio

schreiberThe College Pioneers Club at Schreiber High School, sponsored by the school district and Port teacher Dr. Cecilia Escamilla, is made up of students who will be the first generation in their families to go to college and they recently met up with Councilwoman Dina De Giorgio, another “Pioneer.”

During the recent Town of North Hempstead’s Community Clean-Up for Earth Day, De Giorgio had an opportunity to speak with the students as they were volunteering on Campus Drive. [Read more...]

Sowing The Seeds Of Science

picIn the fall, it was the life cycle of an acorn. During the chilly winter months, it was the biology and habits of arctic animals, including a polar bear picnic. And now in the quietly unfolding spring, it is marine life. Are these National Geographic specials? Not quite.

They are all part of this year’s science curriculum at the Roslyn Trinity Cooperative Day School. At the co-op, the seeds of science are planted in young students’ minds by using a creative, hands-on approach that encourages children to explore their world while cultivating a life-long love of science and learning. [Read more...]