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Weber Student Holds Bear Drive

studentIn conjunction with his Bar Mitzvah, Weber Middle School student Ethan Sanft completed a “mitzvah” project that motivated him to volunteer his time with and give support to a charitable organization.

After doing some research on several organizations, Ethan learned about Hugs Across America and the work they do and decided he would like to work with them to help others. Hugs Across America is a non-denominational, not-for-profit charitable organization that provides teddy bears, curricular materials and messages of care to lessen the fear and anxiety experienced by children in crisis. [Read more...]

Schreiber Grad Is Published

studentPaul D. Schreiber High School graduate Jennifer Barshay had her research paper, “Unconditional Surrender In World War II,” published in the summer issue of the Concord Review.

The paper examines the historical background of the Unconditional Surrender Doctrine, the factors that convinced President Franklin D. Roosevelt to adopt it, its uneven implementation to the main Axis powers and the debate regarding the use of the doctrine. [Read more...]

Schreiber Class Of 1972 Reunion


The Class of 1972 gathers at its 60th birthday celebration at the Port Yacht Club this summer.

Call it “reunion fever,” or call us “reunion junkies.”

No matter what one labels us, the Schreiber Class of 1972 has a knack for reuniting.

And we do it in a big way, as evident by our successful 40-year reunion that drew 200 classmates in 2012, and was followed by this summer’s 60th Milestone Birthday Gala at the Port Washington Yacht Club. [Read more...]

A Lot Is New In Port Schools

schoolsMany changes await students as they get ready to begin the new school year Sept. 3.

Students at Daly Elementary School will be welcoming a new principal, Sheri Suzzan, who began her position on July 1. Suzzan was most recently Port Washington’s Director of Creative Services, overseeing the district’s music and arts programs. [Read more...]

Students Earn Top Spanish Honors


Maximo Lipman


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Junior Jon Scheiner of Port Washington and sophomore Maximo Lipman of Sands Point were among Upper School Spanish students at Friends Academy that won gold medals in the 2014 National Spanish Exam, a prestigious standardized test for top Spanish students.

Port Student Is National Scholar

Patricia Mary Hoban of Port Washington has been accepted into The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS).

NSCS is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and is the nation’s only interdisciplinary honors organizations for first- and second-year college students. [Read more...]

Port BOCES Grads Win Scholarships

gradMatthew Benzinger and Alexander Zimmerman, both of Port Washington, are getting ready to head off to college after graduating from Nassau BOCES Long Island High School for the Arts (LIHSA).

Benzinger, who studied art at LIHSA, will attend Hartford University, from which he received a $68,000 scholarship. In addition, Matthew was awarded a Certificate of Recognition, which is presented to students who have made consistent progress in all of their coursework at school. [Read more...]

Astoria Has School Drive In Port

astoriaAstoria Bank’s 15th annual Kids Tools for School collection drive is taking place throughout August to help prepare children for the start of the new school year.

The program provides more than one ton of school supplies annually to thousands of local students whose families struggle to afford such necessary items as backpacks, notebooks, markers, crayons, pens and pencils, and more, a spokeswoman said. “The program makes a difference in the many communities and neighborhoods Astoria Bank serves, and fuels excitement for the start of the school year.” [Read more...]

Baxter Pond Serves As Classroom

Pond_072514ABefore school let out for the summer, hundreds of Port Washington third graders participated in a special field trip to Baxter Pond, thanks to a partnership between Residents For A More Beautiful Port Washington (Residents), the Port Washington School District and Astoria Bank.

Classes made the trip to the nearby pond to learn about its complex ecosystem and enjoy hands-on demonstrations by instructors from the Alley Pond Environmental Center. [Read more...]

Port Girls Get Top Scouting Honor

Sarah Maley

Sarah Maley

The Girl Scouts of Nassau County recognized Sarah Maley and Erin Mitchell, seniors at Schreiber High School; and Emily de Reyna, a junior, for earning the Gold Award, the highest and most prestigious award within the Girl Scouts organization.

In order to be eligible for a Gold Award, a Girl Scout must have completed two Girl Scout Senior or Ambassador Journeys, or have already received the Silver Award and completed one additional Journey. [Read more...]