8:00 PM Board of Education Meeting
The Sewanhaka Central High School District would like to invite members of the community to attend ribbon-cutting ceremonies to commemorate the completed renovations of the Elmont Memorial High School, Floral Park Memorial High School, H. Frank Carey High School, New Hyde Park Memorial High School and Sewanhaka High School athletic fields.
The Board of Education recognizes that on occasion, students may forget to bring money for meals to school. To ensure that each student has the ability to purchase lunch, the Board will allow students who may forget money for meals to “charge” the cost of meals to be paid back at a later date, subject to the terms established in Board Policy 5154A.
As we approach the upcoming school year, we will be celebrating the 87th year of instruction in the Sewanhaka Central High School District. Before our students arrive in September, our professional staff will return on September 1 and 2 for our Opening Day Ceremony during which we will welcome new and returning faculty and staff. We also will honor our Teachers of the Year and employees who have been with the district for 25 years or more.
At its meeting on June 5, 2015, the Sewanhaka Board of Education appointed Kevin Dougherty as Principal of Elmont Memorial High School. The Board of Education and Dr. Ralph Ferrie, Superintendent of Schools, are enthusiastic about his appointment and anticipate that Mr. Dougherty will use his leadership skills and experience in education to ensure his success in this position.
Last week the first of several electronic signs were activated at the Sewanhaka HS campus. This project was funded by Legislator Carrié Solages allocated as part of a bipartisan effort between Legislators Vincent T. Muscarella, Richard J. Nicolello and Laura Schaefer.
A number of important changes are being planned for implementation next fall with the incoming 7th grade. These changes will assist students with the transition from elementary to secondary school, and will better prepare more students to access advanced level opportuntities when they get to high school.