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Syosset Junior Wins Writing Award

WritingAward_052915ASyosset High School student Bonnie Kim has won a 2015 National Council of Teachers of English Award in Writing. [Read more…]

South Woods Competes In Science

SouthWoods_052915AThe Science Olympiad team of South Woods Middle School recently competed in Syracuse, New York against 235 other teams in the state and took home eight medals en route to a 10th-place finish. [Read more…]

Syosset Captures Golf Title


The Syosset golf team

The Syosset Varsity Girls golf team won the two-day Nassau County Golf Championship held at Bethpage Golf course, May 18 and 19. [Read more…]

Robbins Lane Book Fair

BookFair_052915AThe Robbins Lane PTA held its annual Spring Scholastic Book Fair recently. Students enjoyed purchasing fiction and nonfiction books on various subjects. Students were particularly interested in graphic novels and stories from the I Survived series. [Read more…]

Syosset/Jericho Budgets Decided

The Jericho and Syosset school budgets passed, though residents didn’t exactly come out in droves to cast ballots.

Jericho’s 2015-16 budget was approved 659 to 149, the capital reserve fund passed 521-117 and the library budget was approved 631-82. In the district’s school board elections, Bill Ferro and Daborah Lee, who were both running unopposed for the board of education, were both elected. David Diamond, who was also running unopposed, was re-elected.

In Syosset, while the school budget passed easily by a count of 2,112 to 813, the school board election was a bit more complicated. Joshua A. Lafazan and Andy Feldman were elected to two of the seats, but the election for the third available seat saw a tie between incumbent Chris DiFilippo and challenger Bill Weiner. The third seat remained undeclared until two days later when the affidavit ballots were counted and the seat was awarded to DiFilippo by a single vote, 1,458 to 1,457.

As for the budgets, Jericho residents approved a $121,185,238 budget for the 2015-16 school year, an increase of 1.35 percent with a proposed tax levy of 1.61 percent.

In Syosset, voters approved a $215,585,452 budget. The budget calls for a 1.34 percent increase in spending over the current year and carries a .91 percent tax levy increase, which is within the state’s tax cap.


Robbins Lane’s Veggie Garden

Veggie_052915AThe kindergarteners and first graders at Robbins Lane gathered around the vegetable gardens in the school courtyard recently to reap what they sowed. [Read more…]

Jericho Inducts Hall Of Fame

HOF_052915AThe Jericho High School Alumni Hall of Fame hosted their 25th Annual Induction Ceremony recently. Students, faculty, administration and members of the Board of Education joined family, friends, members of the community and retired teachers, administrators and board members to celebrate the outstanding accomplishments of the 2015 Inductees. [Read more…]

Syosset Freshman Scores Math

Wanlin Li

Li has qualified to sit the USAJMO Examination in her quest to represent the United States in the International Mathematical Olympiad in Thailand. (Syosset Schools)

After successful scores in the 2015 American Mathematics Competition and the AIME National Mathematics contest, Syosset High School freshman Wanlin Li has been invited to take the 44th USA Mathematical Junior Olympiad Exam (USAJMO). [Read more…]

UPDATE: Jericho/Syosset Budgets Pass

UPDATE: The Syosset school budget passed with 2,112 yes votes versus 813 no votes. Joshua A. Lafazan and Andy Feldman were elected to the Board of Education. There was a tie for the third seat which will remain undeclared pending the outcome of affidavit ballots.

The outcome of the third Board seat will be determined after affidavit ballots are counted in the next 48 hours. Should the third seat remain tied after these ballots are counted, a runoff election will take place.

UPDATE: The Jericho school budget passed, 659 to 149. The Capital Reserve Fund passed , 521-117, as did the library budget, 631-82. Bill Ferro and Daborah Lee, who were both running unopposed for the Board of Education, were both elected. David Diamond, who was also running unopposed, was re-elected.

Jericho and Syosset residents are heading to the polls today to vote on school budgets on for school board candidates. [Read more…]

Jericho’s Woman Of Distinction


Dr. John Castronova, Jericho’s Director of Pupil Personnell Services, congratulates Kim Conger, Jericho’s Curriculum Associate for Pupil Personnel Services, on her achievement. (Photo by Jericho Schools)

Kim Conger, Jericho’s Curriculum Associate for Pupil Personnel Services was recently named a Town of Oyster Bay Woman of Distinction for Education.

“The ‘Women of Distinction’ Program has certainly proven to be a memorable tradition, honoring women who stand as role models for the younger generation in the Town of Oyster Bay,” Supervisor John Venditto said. “These women are a shining example of the outstanding citizenship that has made the Town of Oyster Bay such a special place to live and raise a family.” [Read more…]