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Students Raise Cash In Tunnel To Towers


Syosset student-athletes donned T-shirts that read “Syosset Braves — Proud to be an athlete! Proud to be an American!” for their participation in this year’s Tunnel to Towers run, through which they raised $10,480 for firefighters and first responders. (Photo by Syosset Schools)

An impressive total of 167 Syosset student-athletes joined 25,000 others from the tri-state area and beyond to show their pride in their country and raise a significant amount of money for an important cause. [Read more…]

Syosset Musical Duo Among Elite


Syosset school officials congratulate the district’s All-National Concert Band participants. From left: Syosset CSD Coordinator of Fine and Performing Arts, K-12 Michael Salzman, music teacher Larry Ballereau, Jakob Finkelstein, Ross Kliegman and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Thomas Rogers.

The Syosset Central School District is proud to announce that two Syosset High School student-musicians have been named to the National Association for Music Education’s All-National Concert Band, which will perform at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee later this month. [Read more…]

Educator Gets Street Honor


Judith S. Bloch will have a street renamed in her honor. (Photo by Susan Bloch Photography)

A beloved Syosset woman who championed the education of children with special needs, will have a street renamed in her honor on Oct. 17. [Read more…]

Syosset/Jericho Name Commended Students

Commend_100715AAfter naming 16 students as Merit Semifinalists last week, Syosset High School named 33 youngsters as commended students by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. [Read more…]

Syosset Native’s Learning Alternative


Syosset native Sarah Appleman works with a young student.

Close to seven years ago, Syosset native Sarah Appleman was working with a young student who was having trouble overcoming handwriting difficulties. The child’s parents had tried numerous methods, all resulting in the same frustrating educational dead ends. Then, in a moment of inspiration and dogged determination, Appleman created a new teaching method on the spot. [Read more…]

South Grove Leaders Sworn In


NYS Judge Gina Lopez-Summa swears in South Grove ES student council members. Photos courtesy of the Syosset School District

Forty-five newly elected student council members representing grades kindergarten through five at South Grove Elementary School were recently sworn in by a New York State judge who provided a firsthand lesson on the United States system of government. [Read more…]

Syosset HS Fights Cystic Fibrosis

Blausen_0286_CysticFibrosis[1]Syosset High School announced that their student government will be conducting a phone-a-thon Tuesday evening, Oct. 20, and Thursday evening, Oct. 22, to support vital research in the search for a cure for cystic fibrosis. This event will raise awareness about cystic fibrosis while supporting research and patient care programs through the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. [Read more…]

Champs Brave Chiefs In Shootout


Syosset’s Braves celebrate their victory. (Photos by Ben Strack)

As kicker Cameron Biegel’s 24-yard field goal soared through the uprights in the game’s final seconds, the Syosset sideline spilled onto Massapequa’s home field, reveling in the 40-39, come-from-behind win.

“It was a Conference I football game,” said Braves head coach Paul Rorke. “You have teams up and down this conference that can play and we were very fortunate to make one more play than they did today.” [Read more…]

Overdue Honor

MedCollege_091615ACongratulations to these three Syosset High School Alum graduated New York Medical College (Valhalla, New York) at Carnegie Hall in New York City last May.

Jordan Alexander David, M.D. Syosset 2005

B.S., The George Washington University

M.S.P.H., Johns Hopkins University


Kaiser Permanente (California)

Amy Elizabeth Grossman, M.D. Syosset 2006

B.S., State University of New York at Binghamton


Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (New York)

Rebecca Jacobowitz, M.D. Syosset 2007

B.S., Cornell University


New York University School of Medicine

Syosset School Honors Merit Students


Syosset Superintendent of Schools Dr. Thomas Rogers (far left) and Syosset High School Principal Dr. Giovanni Durante (far right) congratulate the school’s 16 National Merit Semifinalists (from left) Allison Hung, Joshua Bassin, Alyssa Chvasta, Ilya Yurchenko, Rachel Kang, Brian Schultheis, Faisal Younus, Michael Collet, William Long, Michael Yang, Daniel Hirsch, Demi Ajao, Andrea Ruggiero, Benjamin Senzer, Alice Zhao and Jourdan Smithwick. (Photo by Syosset Schools)

The Syosset Central School District recently announced that 16 Syosset High School seniors have been named National Merit semifinalists.

Congratulations to Demi C. Ajao, Joshua R. Bassin, Alyssa J. Chvasta, Michael Collet, Daniel Hirsch, Allison Hung, Rachel J. Kang, William J. Long, Andrea L. Ruggiero, Brian Schultheis, Benjamin D. Senzer, Jourdan C. Smithwick, Michael Yang, Faisal Younus, Ilya Yurchenko and Alice Zhao. [Read more…]