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Hundreds of Calhoun, Kennedy and Mepham students were inducted into their high schools’ chapters of the National Honor Society on April 9. The society recognizes students’ academic … more
Catholic school students from across Nassau County recently gathered at Sacred Heart School in North Merrick to receive awards in the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court Bishop Kellenberg … more
The North Merrick School District announced in March that each of its schools — Camp Avenue, Fayette and Old Mill Road — had qualified for a $75,000 “Reward School Dissemination Grant” from the state Education Department due to their students’ high performance on state assessment tests in 2011 and 2012. more
The state comptroller’s office reviewed 2,969 checks the North Merrick School District wrote and 123 wire transfers it made between 2011 and 2013 and found wrong names on all of them. more
When New York state debuted new standardized tests for third- to eighth-graders in English and math last year, a handful of Merrick parents told school administrators that they would not allow their children to take them. Earlier this month, the number of students whose parents have joined this protest nearly doubled at Merrick Avenue Middle School, more than doubled in the North Merrick School District and more than tripled in the Merrick School District. more
Never think and act like you’re the best — you always have something to learn. Those were the words of Edson Arantes do Nascimento, more commonly known as Pele’, who was given an honorary … more
More than 140 older adults from throughout Bellmore-Merrick were treated to a senior citizens prom at Mepham High School on April 2, courtesy of the school’s Students Against Destructive Decisions … more
It is not often that a student-athlete who wins a national championship in her sport has the time for another extracurricular activity. For well-rounded Merokean Joy Ma, however, the national title is just the beginning. more
Nassau County veterans who thought they would see their school taxes reduced in 2014-15 have another think coming. Though dozens of school boards around the county voted in recent weeks to ease veterans’ tax burdens, the county’s Department of Assessment has postponed enactment of the tax breaks until 2015-16. more
A month ago, Calhoun High School Principal David Seinfeld reached out to Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District officials with a heavy heart. Saul Lerner, the district’s director of health and physical education, said Seinfeld called to say that he was worried because he had recently attended three funerals of former Calhoun students, all of whom had died of heroin overdoses. more
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