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William Floyd NJROTC Earns Distinguished Unit Honors

For the first time in its 34-year history, the William Floyd Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC) has been designated a “Distinguished Unit” for the NJROTC Area 4.

Deadline for NYS College Students to Apply for FASNY Tuition Reimbursement: October 2

The Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY) has announced an October 2nd 2015 application deadline for tuition reimbursement through their historic educational initiative, the Higher Education Learning Plan (HELP).

Tips for Observing the Perseid Meteor Shower and Summer’s Other Starry Nights

The Earth will be passing through the Perseid meteor shower in the second week of August, so prepare yourself to spot some of the brightest meteors across the night sky!

School of Rock Roslyn Ready to Rock N' Roll with Who Cares for AllStars 2015 U.S. Tour

School of Rock, the leader in performance-based music education for all ages, is embarking on their annual AllStars Summer Tour.

William Floyd Teachers Promote Summer Literacy at Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Community Library

In an effort to keep children excited about literacy during the summer break, William Floyd teachers, in collaboration with the Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Community Library, are offering the “Teachers’ Story Corner” Friday mornings through August 14.

William Floyd Girls Lacrosse Players Earn Spring Accolades

Several William Floyd High School girls lacrosse players received accolades at the annual Suffolk County Girls’ Lacrosse dinner held last spring at the East Wind in Wading River.

Schumer: Federal Education Dollars for LI Schools Are Protected After Major Push

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that, after his public push, over $16 million in at-risk federal education dollars for Long Island school has been protected.

Commissioner Elia Identifies 144 Struggling and Persistently Struggling Schools to Begin Implementation of School Receivership in New York State

State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia announced today that the Department has identified 144 schools in 17 school districts as Struggling Schools or Persistently Struggling Schools.

The Boss Has Mouse Ears: Suffolk Students Intern at Walt Disney World, Earn College Credit

Nearly a dozen Suffolk County Community College students are spending their summer living and interning at the ‘The Most Magical Place on Earth’ -- Walt Disney’s World Resort in Florida -- as part of an internship program ...

Brentwood Resident Travels Country with NJ Drum Corps

This summer, Brentwood resident Anthony Rizzuto is touring the United States on a trip like no other.

Suffolk County Legislator Anker Honors Girl Scouts’ STEM Patch Program

On Tuesday, July 7th, Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker took part in introducing a new patch program for the Girl Scouts of Suffolk County.

Legislator Anker Joins in the Grand Opening of HabiTots Child Care Center

On July 2nd, Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker joined in the grand opening of HabiTots Preschool and Child Care Center.

Local Educators to Participate in the Library of Congress National Program

Catherine Beasley of Washington Rose School in Roosevelt has been selected from a pool of more than 300 applicants to participate in the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Summer Teacher Institute for the week of ...

Schumer Vows to Fight for NY’s Education Funding As New Senate Amendment Is Introduced That Would Slash Funding to Elementary & Secondary Schools

On a conference call with reporters, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today launched a major push to block any Senate amendment that significantly cuts funding in the Every Child Achieves Act, which the Senate considers on the ...

Governor Cuomo Signs "Enough Is Enough" Legislation to Combat Sexual Assault on College and University Campuses

Governor Cuomo signed his “Enough is Enough” legislation to combat sexual assault on college and university campuses statewide.

Acting DA Singas Finds Schools Likely Underreporting Acts of Bullying & Cyberbullying

Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas conducted a study recently that found that schools across New York are likely underreporting acts of bullying and cyberbullying, and called upon state legislators to enhance regulations and enforcement of ...

Merrimac Elementary Students Clean-Up Nicely

Recently, the Merrimac Elementary School Student Lighthouse Team hosted their June Clean-Up and Beautification Project, in which dozens of young students helped to clean up their school grounds.

Assemblywoman Solages Holding 2015 Summer Reading Challenge

Assemblywoman Solages fosters a 2015 Summer Reading Challenge to assure that students are given the opportunity to continue to enrich themselves during their summer break.

Help Friends of Karen Send Children Back to School with Smiles

This children’s charity helps fill hundreds of backpacks for the upcoming school year.

Kevin Coster Sworn in as William Floyd Superintendent of Schools

Kevin Coster, the new Superintendent of Schools for the William Floyd School District, took the oath of office in the district’s administrative offices on Wednesday, July 1, 2015.
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