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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.

 

Scout Tackles Cancer

Scout_112814AGina Marie DeAngelis received her Girl Scout Silver Award, the second highest award in Girl Scouting.

It represents a girl’s accomplishment within Girl Scouting and her community as she works to improve not only her life, but the lives of all around her. [Read more…]

Wrestlers Excel

Putting up a powerful fight

Putting up a powerful fight

The Port Washington Viking wrestlers had a busy and successful month in January.

On Jan. 10, the Vikings headed to Jericho High School to compete in the Jericho Duals. After defeating three teams, Port finished as tournament champion.

Next was a trip to top ranked Long Beach. Port entered the match down a number of starters due to injury and illness but had a few outstanding performances. At 126 Sam Goldman led the charge by dismantling one of Long Beach’s tougher opponents by a score of 13-0. Next, Teddy Tanenbaum had a rematch of last year’s 4-3 victory in the Nassau Qualifying Finals against John Colletti. This time Tanenbaum shut down his opponent by 3-0. At 195 lbs., Elmer Mendez would match his teammate Goldman by downing his opponent, also by a score of 13-0. In perhaps the most exciting match of the night, senior Michael Petty defeated one of the top wrestlers in both the county and nation while upending Charlie Spada by a close score of 9-7. [Read more…]

Parents Endorse Bond

HSA_021114BAs of Friday, the Home School Associations (HSAs) and the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) encompassing all seven schools in the Port Washington district had voted to support the $69.9 million bond to repair, build and revitalize the district’s schools.

The solidarity comes about one month before the bond is scheduled to be voted on by district residents.

The showing by the HSAs and PTA indicates members’ “belief in the necessity of the projects” that the bond would be used for, said Stephanie Silverstein, co-president of the Port Washington Parents’ Council, the umbrella organization for all HSA
and PTA organizations within the Port Washington school district. [Read more…]

Center Receives Grant

Marc Gann, Esq., a member of the Nassau County Bar Association  We Care Fund, gives grant to Leila Noor, director of development for the  Port Washington Parent Resource Center.

Marc Gann, Esq., a member of the Nassau County Bar Association
We Care Fund, gives grant to Leila Noor, director of development for the
Port Washington Parent Resource Center.

The Port Washington Parent Resource Center (PRC) was awarded a $2,500 grant from the Nassau County Bar Association’s We Care Fund to fund its Outreach Program.

Marc Gann, Esq., presented the check, which will go toward the Outreach Program’s weekly Stepping Stones class that provides educational experiences for children from low-income families with little or no access to prekindergarten programs. [Read more…]

Snow Stymies Schools

Snow_021115AThe seven schools in the Port Washington school district were closed Monday, the third time in three successive weeks and using up all of their annual snow days.

Schools were closed Tuesday, Jan. 27, and Monday, Feb. 2, because of fierce snow storms, while Monday’s closing was due more to icy conditions.

Any more snow days and time may have to be taken from spring break, a seven-day period that runs from April 2 to April 10, a decision that would not be a popular with students. [Read more…]

Students Visit ‘BioBus’

Aboard the ‘BioBus,’ Port students learn about science in a fun and engrossing way

Aboard the ‘BioBus,’ Port students learn about science in a fun and engrossing way

Thanks to a grant from the Port Washington Education Foundation, the “BioBus” visited Port Washington Schools last week to help kids learn that science is cool.

Every fourth grader in the district had the opportunity to climb on board the bus and use world class microscopes alongside research scientists.

At South Salem Elementary School, students learned that the rate at which matter changes states—from liquid to a solid—impacts the shape the matter will take. To visualize this concept, the kids poured salt on slides and viewed the crystals under the microscope.

They then added water to dissolve the crystals, finally heating the slide to dissolve the water quickly. They were amazed to see the crystals had actually changed shape. [Read more…]

Schreiber Student Lauded

From left: Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kathleen Mooney, Schreiber High School Principal Ira Pernick, Assistant Principal Dr. Bradley Fitzgerald, Intel Science Talent Search competition semifinalist Caitlin Ferris, social science research teacher Dr. David O’Connor and Social Studies Department Chairman Lawrence Schultz

From left: Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kathleen Mooney, Schreiber High School Principal Ira Pernick, Assistant Principal Dr. Bradley Fitzgerald, Intel Science Talent Search competition semifinalist Caitlin Ferris, social science research teacher Dr. David O’Connor and Social Studies Department Chairman Lawrence Schultz

Paul D. Schreiber High School senior Caitlin Ferris has been named a semifinalist in the Intel Science Talent Search competition, considered the nation’s most prestigious pre-college science competition. [Read more…]

Bd Of Ed In Washington

Port Washington School District Board of Education trustee Larry Greenstein with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand at the National School Boards Association (NSBA) 2015 Advocacy Institute in Washington, D.C.

Port Washington School District Board of Education trustee Larry Greenstein with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand at the National School Boards Association (NSBA) 2015 Advocacy Institute in Washington, D.C.

Larry Greenstein, a trustee of the Port Washington School District board of education, joined more than 700 school board and state school boards association leaders in Washington, D.C., to advocate for strong public schools for all students.

Greenstein participated in the National School Boards Association (NSBA) 2015 Advocacy Institute. [Read more…]