In celebration of its 44th year of educating local children, the Happy Montessori School preschool is providing a $1,000 college scholarship to a Happy Montessori graduate who is graduating this year from Schreiber High School. The Happy Montessori School plans to make this an annual program.
“We are so proud of our children and we wanted to find a way to show them that we are still here to support their education,” said Happy Montessori School founder and director Amrit Sethi.
Sethi estimates that approximately 2,000 children have graduated from the Happy Montessori School since she opened its doors in 1970, and giving the scholarship is also a way of thanking the schools for their support of the community.
Lynette Batts was recognized by Nassau County Legislator Delia DeRiggi-Whitton for her outstanding work as executive director of Port Washington’s Littig House Community Center during a presentation celebrating African American History Month.
Batts has headed Littig House Community Center since 1997, and with over 20 years of extensive work in community building, educational advocacy, and youth development, feels fortunate to develop and disseminate innovative programs and resources to benefit the lives of young children and their families.
Batts’ desire to bring more hands-on programming to the community inspired her to form the Port Washington Community Partnership, a network of youth and family, cultural, health and educational institutions with a common purpose to promote safe and healthy choices by providing preventive and supportive services. Continue reading “Littig House Head Honored”
In a partnership with SEPTA (Special Education PTA) and Elise May of Storytime Theater, the Port Washington Public Library will co-sponsor Creative Readers for the school year.
“It’s a wonderful program that pairs teen mentors and grade school children, said Rachel Fox, director of Children’s Services at the library. “It’s a rewarding experience for all participants that helps build self-confidence and an understanding and appreciation for people of all learning abilities.”
Which foot is my best foot forward? Is it alumni or alumnus? Do I dress up or dress casually? Should I shake hands even if my palms are sweaty? Schreiber students have questions about that all important college interview.
The Schreiber High School Compact Committee is organizing a panel of volunteers who can offer 11th grade students advice and practice on presenting themselves positively for college.
The committee is calling on anyone who has experience interviewing for colleges or in the business sector to participate in its mock interview sessions with students on Tuesday, March 4, at 6:30 p.m. at Schreiber High School. Continue reading “Mock Interviewers Needed For HS”
The Irish Cultural Society announced its annual writing contest for students in the 9th through 12th grades in the Nassau County high schools. Materials outlining the requirements have been mailed to the English departments of public and private Nassau County schools and posted on the society’s website, www.irish-society.org.
The contest this year is centered upon the story “A Painful Case,” from Dubliners by James Joyce. The students are asked to imagine dialogue for a pivotal scene in the story—the last encounter between the main characters—for which the author did not write dialogue.
Students of Manorhaven Elementary School kicked off the new year by celebrating Brazil all week long in their annual Cultural Studies program from Jan. 13 through Jan. 17, as dedicated faculty and diligent parent volunteers immersed themselves in all things Brazil.
The opening assembly on Monday morning began with two professional Capoeira performers engaging the children and showing off their martial art form. They continued the morning with two physical education workshops that got students moving to the rhythms. Continue reading “Manorhaven Tastes Brazil”
James Burns, a senior at Paul Schreiber High School, was awarded a News 12 Long Island Scholar Athlete Award in recognition of his academic achievements, as well being Schreiber’s starting quarterback—and captain—and leading the team to a 7-1 season.
Burns was an All American decathlete at the National Junior Olympics, a Nassau County hurdling champion, and is a second degree black belt.
Three students from Schreiber High School have been selected as semifinalists in the Intel Science Talent Search, America’s oldest and most prestigious science competition.
The students, Dillon Drukker, Harry Paul and Simon Shapiro, are among 300 high school seniors that were chosen for the honor. The students have each received $1,000 and their schools also get $1,000 for each student chosen.
Kindergarten registration will take place at Central Registration at 90 Avenue C, Port Washington. Parents are asked to schedule their appointment between 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. by calling 767-5470. The school list below determines which week children will be registered. Parents can download the Kindergarten Registration packet at: http://www.portnet.k12.ny.us. Parents are asked to complete the entire registration packet and bring proper documentation to their scheduled registration meeting. Continue reading “Port Kindergarten Registration”