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Jericho Board Approves Budget

The 2015-16 school budget got one step closer to passing after a recent school board meeting at the Jericho School District.

The Jericho School District’s Board of Education voted unanimously to adopt the 2015-16 budget, at $121,185,238 with a proposed tax levy of 1.61 percent. The board faces numerous challenges this school year in the run up to the budget vote, including health insurance premiums for 2015 increasing more than 4 percent for the NYSHIP and 10 percent for HIP. [Read more…]

Famed Author Visits Syosset

DSC_4436Author Peter Lourie visited Robbins Lane Elementary in Syosset on Friday, March 20 and captivated students in grades K-5 with tales of his adventures. [Read more…]

Syosset Goes Red For ‘Ed’

PublicEdMarch_040115HOn Friday, March 27, hundreds of parents and students took to Merrick Road and began a March to support public education. The Syosset School District participated in the march, starting their jaunt at Seaford Foot Care Center on Merrick Road.

Showing their disapproval for Governor Andrew Cuomo’s plans for education, local mothers Cara Palermo-Martin of Massapequa and Amanda Christianson-Rummenie of Oceanside, organized the march. [Read more…]

Syosset’s Basketball League


The Syosset Basketball League is a rite of passage for many local youths. (Photo Courtesy Of Syosset Schools)

For many upper classmen in Syosset, springtime means one thing: SBL.

In the Syosset Basketball League, athletes of all skill levels join together with one ultimate goal—to win a championship. SBL is, however, so much more than just your typical recreational basketball league. For those of us who have been playing in SBL for most of our childhood, it has become an influential part of our lives. [Read more…]

Syosset Hosts Science Fair

VillageFair_032715AAs the Science and Technology Fair at the Village School in Syosset kicked off on March 11, one could feel an immediate explosion of creativity. [Read more…]

Student Uses Crayons For Charity


Jericho’s Melissa Chen enlists young artists to help raise funds for charity.

Jericho High School tends to foster strong community values in its students—even those that are relatively new to the area. [Read more…]

Syosset Adds Up Medals


From left: Paul McNamara, math teacher, with students Esha Sharma, Sophia Jang and AJ LaBarca (Photo by Syosset Schools)

Three of Syosset’s H.B. Thompson Middle School students presented, explained and defended their research math papers at the Al Kalfus Long Island Math Fair Nassau preliminary round at Hofstra University on Feb. 27. [Read more…]

Syosset MS Buzzes In To Help


South Woods Middle School students participating in the ucpn 2015 Trivia Challenge Finals in the 5th/6th grade category. (From left): Kevin Li, Joshua Yun and Michael Kopacz with their teacher Mr. Ryan.

Schools from all over Nassau County participate in the year round Trivia Challenge event and raise significant funds for the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau County, Inc. (ucpn). Now in its 30th year, the Trivia Challenge event brings students with great minds and good hearts together to help raise funds to benefit the programs and services ucpn provides for more than 1,800 children and adults challenged by disabilities. [Read more…]

Jericho Students Named Merit Winners

70 merit finalist

Congratulations to Erica L. Busch, Sy-Wei Ho, Danny Huang, Taylor Y. Kang, Gene Lee, Bryan Lei, Ien Li, Grace Mok, Rameel S. Rizvi, and Eric Joseph Wildstein. Photo by Denise Nash

Jericho High School students Erica L. Busch, Sy-Wei Ho, Danny Huang, Taylor Y. Kang, Gene Lee, Bryan Lei, Ien Li, Grace Mok, Rameel S. Rizvi and Eric Joseph Wildstein were recently recognized as National Merit Scholarship winners and each are the recipients of a $2,500 Merit Scholarship. [Read more…]

Syosset Kids Return To Roots

SchoolRoots_032015AOn March 4, students at Village Elementary School were treated to a visit from older students who, not too long ago, were students at Village themselves. [Read more…]