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Syosset Wins County Title

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Elardo takes a pass into open field during the Braves’ 26-20 victory over Baldwin in the Nassau County Conference I Championship game.
(Photos courtesy of Syosset Schools)

For the first time in 40 years, the Syosset High School varsity football team was crowned Nassau County champions after defeating Baldwin High School in the Conference I Championship game on Nov. 20.

In the final offensive drive of the game, junior quarterback William Hogan led the Braves on a six-play, 55-yard touchdown drive that culminated in Ian Berg’s two-yard run to pay-dirt to make the score 26-20 with just over three minutes remaining. [Read more...]

Syosset Group Gives Back

A group of charitable Syosset students are receiving a helping hand from the local rotary club.

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Project Milo members deliver computers to a local nursing home.

Project Milo, a student-run organization providing computers to underprivileged communities, is making strides in its misson to fix and donate electronics with help from its sponser, the Syosset-Woodbury Rotary Club. [Read more...]

Jericho Given National Ranking

Jericho stays at the top of the class.

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The Jericho School District ranked second in the country in a national review.

The Jericho School District was ranked second in the country by Niche Rankings, a rankings system that goes beyond state assessment scores and factors in student culture and diversity, educational outcomes, health and safety, and student reviews into their rankings.

According to Niche, “a high ranking indicates that the district contains great schools with exceptional teachers, sufficient resources, and a diverse set of high-achieving students who rate their experiences very highly.” [Read more...]

Syosset’s South Grove Monster Mash

The superheroes and ninjas, princesses and fairies came out in full force on Saturday, Oct. 25 for South Grove Elementary’s annual Monster Mash. The school gymnasium was transformed into a ghostly carnival, and the kids played games to earn tickets that they later redeemed at a fully stocked prize booth. Parent, alumni, and teacher volunteers worked around the clock for weeks to make this amazing event seem effortless—there were spooky snacks for the children to enjoy, along with ices, drinks and popcorn. [Read more...]

Virtual World Nets Real Results

With the educational landscape constantly shifting, it is important that the resources available to students change with the times and expand technological horizons.

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iTutor includes (from left) Dr. Richard Marsh, chief educational director, Harry Aurora, founder and CEO, Katria Karimzada,
educational director, Denise Marder, senior educational director and Aimee Johnson, educational director.

One Jericho-based company is leading the charge and fostering a new era in education. Started by a team of highly seasoned professionals with more than a decade of experience, iTutor is an online-based tutoring platform that removes the shackles of home tutoring and gives educators and students the freedom to work together to achieve a new level of learning. [Read more...]

The Jericho Hero’s Journey

Escaping the hard realities of life seems to be all the rage these days, with superhero and fantasy movies pulling in major bucks at the box office. Now, one Jericho resident is delving into that world with his new, self-published book.

Sean Brogan, 25, a Jericho High School graduate and fledgling author, recently completed work on his first book, The Shadow’s Relic; a genre-bending novel that combines zombies, superheroes and Colonial America into one spellbinding saga.JerichoHero_110714B

“The book has elements of adventure, drama, lots of humor and heart,” said Brogan. “Ultimately, even though it’s fiction, it has a strong message of never giving up. It’s got a message that applies to real life and I hope it inspires people.” [Read more...]

Jericho Holds Speed Camera Forum

A new wave of paranoia is sweeping through Nassau County these days, and if you ask a local resident to sum up its potential cause, you’re most likely going to hear a certain two words in response: “speed cameras.”

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Jericho’s Sharon Klein speaks against the cameras.
(Photos by Chris Boyle)

Implemented by Nassau County in select school districts this past summer and touted as a means of keeping children safe, new roadside speed zone cameras automatically issue a traffic ticket to any vehicle exceeding 10 miles per hour over the posted speed limit during school hours. However, they courted controversy early on when the cameras began issuing $80 summonses to numerous motorists in August—a month when school is typically not in session—resulting in the county having to refund more than $2 million in ticket revenue. [Read more...]

Jericho Students Earn Merit Honors

The Jericho School District is pleased to announce that 11 Jericho High School students were recently named semifinalists and 22 students were named Commended Students in the annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

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Pictured with Jericho High School Principal Joan Rosenberg are Jericho High School students Erica Busch, Sy-Wei Ho, Danny Huang, Taylor Kang, Gene Lee, Bryan Lei, Ien Li, Grace Mok, Rameel Rizvi, Eric Wildstein, and Crystal Zheng, semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program.
(Photos by Jericho Schools)

Jericho High School students Erica Busch, Sy-Wei Ho, Danny Huang, Taylor Kang, Gene Lee, Bryan Lei, Ien Li, Grace Mok, Rameel Rizvi, Eric Wildstein and Crystal Zheng were named Semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program. These scholastically talented students now have the opportunity to compete for approximately 7,600 scholarships, worth $33 million, that will be offered next spring. [Read more...]

Syosset Soars In Homecoming

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Photos by Syosset Schools

On a beautiful October day, the Syosset Central School District held its annual homecoming game and carnival capped with a resounding victory over Valley Stream Central High School.

Hundreds turned out for the community-wide event, which featured halftime show performances from the Syosset High School cheerleaders, kick line and marching band. “Brave Cat” also made an appearance to entertain the crowd and help the cheerleaders get the people loud. [Read more...]

Students Earn Siemens Honor

The Syosset and Jericho school districts recently announced a special honor for five students.

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Three students from Jericho and two from Syosset were named in the prestigious 2014 Siemens Competition in math, science and technology.

Elaine He and Jiwei (Vivian) Zhong, both seniors, received special recognition by having their names published on the Siemens Competition website.

“I’m extremely proud of both of these accomplished students,” said Dr. Giovanni Durante, the principal of Syosset High School. “Their hard work has paid off, their futures are extraordinarily bright and they are wonderful ambassadors of Syosset High School.” [Read more...]