The Huntington Town Board honored Stimson Middle School seventh grader Preston Park this week for his selection to the United States National Tae Kwon Do Team.
Park has practiced Tae Kwon Do for nearly seven years and has participated in several
competitions. This passion started when his father first brought him into Tae Kwon Do, and in his first tournament he won three gold medals.
Preston will compete in the 2022 World Tae Kwon Do Poomsae Championships in Goyang, South Korea in April 2022. Preston will also compete in the Cadet Individual Recognized Poomsae for the spot of TEAM USA National Team Trials on Feb.18 – 20, in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Food Service Applications
The State Education Department is accepting applications for the 2022 Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), Commissioner Betty A. Rosa announced Friday. Last year, 574 sponsoring organizations served meals at more than 3,000 locations across the state.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture established the program to ensure that low-income children, 18 and younger, continue to receive nutritious meals when schools are not in session. Through the SFSP, meals are provided in a safe and supervised community setting by eligible programs including public and nonpublic nonprofit school food authorities; local, county, municipal, and state governmental entities; Indian tribal territories; migrant programs; nonprofit agencies; faith-based organizations and camps.
SFSP sponsors receive federal and state reimbursement for each meal served to a child or teen, according to predetermined reimbursement rates set by USDA and the state. Information on site types and eligibility can be found in USDA’s SFSP Administrative Guide.
Potential new sponsors may request a sponsor application and obtain additional information on NYSED’s SFSP website or by contacting the New York State Education Department, Child Nutrition Program Administration, 89 Washington Avenue, Room 375 EBA, Albany, NY 12234, (518) 486-1086. Email is also available at [email protected].
Asian New Year Celebration
Dragons, parades and lanterns marked the celebration of Asian New Year this week at Goosehill Primary School, in the Cold Spring Harbor CSD.
Students created their own tiger masks which they wore during a tiger mask parade in celebration of the Year of the Tiger in 2022. while others saw a film on the dance of the dragons as they danced along with their own dragon creations.
Elwood Students Score in AP Achievement
Elwood John H. Glenn High School scored in the top 10% statewide in student achievement on Advanced Placement college-level coursework and exams. Long Island’s school districts rank No. 1 statewide and accounted for nearly half of all districts scoring in the top 10% in the AP’s report, sponsored by the College Board.
“First and foremost, I’m very proud of our students and staff for this wonderful
distinction,” Principal Carisa Burzynski said. “It is a testament to their hard work,
dedication and perseverance, despite the challenges of the pandemic.”
“Elwood’s students continue to persevere, achieve and impress,” said
Superintendent Dr. Kenneth Bossert. “Kudos and appreciation not only to the members of
our faculty who instruct AP-level coursework, but also to every faculty, staff and
administrative team member who helps them prepare for the challenges the coursework
brings along the way.”
Winter Clothing Collected
The Cold Spring Harbor High School Student Government worked with the Huntington Interfaith Homeless Initiative to provide much needed winter clothing to men in need.
The members of student government have proudly worked tirelessly with this
organization for many years. HIHI offers homeless individuals in Huntington a safe, warm
place to spend the night during the winter months. Comprised of more than 35 local
congregations, the groups provide housing, clothing, a hot dinner, breakfast and bag lunch
Elwood students from kindergarten through eighth grade got creative with ““Score Big with STEAM,” featuring nine sports-themed activities in the areas of science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics – including Alpine Skiing, Bobsledding, Heart Rate, Speed Quest and Superbowl STEAM. Students programmed robots
in Dash Basketball, guessed what type of puck moves fastest across ice in Hockey Science, explored magnetism in Ice Skaters and tried curling.
“We were so happy to bring back our STEAM fair this year,” Director of Math,
Science, Technology and Federal Grants Dawn Valle said. “It was wonderful to see our
students; enthusiasm and inquisitiveness while engaging in hands-on, experiential
learning. STEAM activities are so important as they promote problem-solving and
creativity, empowering students to question, explore and make sense of the world around