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Moody’s Investors Service affirmed North Babylon School District’s credit rating, citing the district’s strong finances.
The agency announced last week it was assigning an Aa3 rating to $16 million in refunding serial bonds expected to be issued Tuesday.
It also affirmed the same rating for $33.6 million of the district’s previously issued debt.
Moody’s said the moves reflected...Read more »
Alumni of John F. Kennedy High School in Bellmore are joining forces to beautify their school for years to come. By piecing together personal messages engraved on customizable bricks, past and present students, teachers, and local businesses are contributing to a new walkway in an effort to beautify the area around the high school’s sports fields.
Headed by JFK Alumni Inc., the high school's...Read more »
Port Washington School District programs aimed at preventing substance abuse and bullying have received $25,000 in state funding to support programs that the district’s Safety & Substance Abuse Task Force offers.
“Substance abuse and bullying are two of the most dangerous challenges students face in their teenage years,” State Sen. Jack Martins (R-Mineola), who secured the funding, said...Read more »
Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School principal James Murray rattled off a list of statistics Sunday about the Class of 2014 while speaking at the school’s commencement.
He said the graduates included 13 Academic Excellence Award recipients, 15 National Merit scholars, four Siemens semifinalists, and one semifinalist from the Intel Science Talent Search.
And then there was...Read more »
Third-grade schoolteacher Michelle Montalbano was shocked and proud when she received a letter inviting her to be an honorary guest Saturday at the William Floyd High School graduation.
She was even more excited as she watched the students walk to the podium to collect their diplomas. She had not seen some of them in more than 10 years.
“This is my first graduating class,” said...Read more »
Garden City High School principal Nanine McLaughlin remembers her initial feeling about the school’s unique choice of graduation wardrobe when she arrived six years ago.
“Honestly, when I first came here, I thought it was odd,” she said.
Seniors stray from the traditional -- graduation robes and mortar boards -- and wear all-white to receive their diplomas.. The boys wear white tuxedo...Read more »
The star of Floral Park Memorial High School’s prom matched a black jacket with a Batman T-shirt, and sported sneakers with red shoe laces and soles that lit up when he walked.
Ethan Demmers, 5, wasn’t inside Jericho’s Milleridge Inn for 5 seconds before teacher Christin Mason scooped him up.
“Are you my prom date tonight?” she kidded.
Ethan walked in with his dad, Floral Park...Read more »
When Eric Johnson was a senior at Northport High School in 2013, he asked his girlfriend Veronika Potylitsina, a junior, to the prom. But her parents said no, wanting to preserve the customary rite of passage for her senior year.
Turns out it was worth the wait. Johnson, 18, a student at Alfred State University, returned home from college mid-May and began his prom preparation.
Potylistina,...Read more »
Graduating high school is a milestone in a young person’s life, signifying the hard work and challenges they have overcome.
Nobody knows that better than twin sisters Neila and Nicole Cruz, 18, who graduated Friday from North Shore High School.
Originally from Angola, a country in southwest Africa, the twins moved to the United States at the age of 15 when their father, Antonio Coelho...Read more »
Students at Mount Sinai High School danced their prom night away at the Inn at East Wind in Wading River Wednesday night without a care as to who would be elected prom king and prom queen.
That’s because they already knew who the winners would be: no one.
The school has elected a prom king and queen at different times in the past. According to senior adviser and guidance counselor Kristina...Read more »