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Old Bethpage School holds Read Aloud Day

Old Bethpage Elementary School hosted a Dr. Seuss Read Aloud Day as part of its Pick a Reading Partner month celebrations this March. Students greeted guests—including some of their own parents, Board of Education members and other special members of the community—who volunteered to visit and read to the students. In addition to reading, visitors also shared information about their […]

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POB schools host STEAM night

Hundreds of families and children of all ages visited Plainview-Old Bethpage Middle School on March 30th for STEAM Night. Through 28 hands-on, STEAM-related activities, children and their families had the opportunity to experience the delights of creativity, innovation, designing, making and problem solving. These skills, among many others, define the goals of the District’s STEAM program; and this event serves […]

School budgets pass, board members elected

Bethpage The Bethpage School District’s budget for the 2023-24 school year passed in voting on May 16. 584 votes were cast in favor of the $102,062,376 budget and 206 were cast against it. Michael Kelly and Anna Israelton, both incumbents, were reelected to the school board. Kelly received 642 votes; Israelton received 557 votes. Both were unopposed. Levittown The Levittown […]

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Legislator visits school for Dr. Seuss Day

Nassau County Legislator Arnold W. Drucker (D – Plainview) recently visited Old Bethpage Elementary School on Dr. Seuss Day to read to some of his district’s youngest constituents during a visit to Mrs. Donahue’s fourth grade class at the Old Bethpage Elementary School on Friday, March 10.   Each year, schools across Nassau County participate in Pick-A-Reading-Partner (PARP), a New […]

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High school robotics teams compete in regionals

NYS Senator Steve Rhoads recently recognized the accomplishments of two of Optimum’s FIRST Robotics sponsored teams*– the POBots from Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School and the JBirds from Hicksville High School. Rhoads was joined by Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino and Assemblyman Jake Blumencranz at Plainview-Old Bethpage, and by Assemblyman Charles Lavine at Hicksville. In addition to […]

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Student business earns gold recognition

The Hawks Nest, a school-based enterprise (SBE) at Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School, earned Gold Re-Certification by DECA for the 2022-2023 school year. The student-run business was among 461 worldwide to achieve this recognition—and one of only four in New York State to do so. As part of this special re-certification, The Hawks Nest will be recognized during […]

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9th grader honored in state art contest

Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School 9th grader Issac Chen received honorable mention in the 2023 New York State Art Teachers Association Youth Art Month Flag Contest. Issac was among over 300 students who submitted artwork in this statewide contest. His art teacher is Nirel Weinstein. Founded in 1961, Youth Art Month takes place every March and is intended […]

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Legislator, schools create Valentine’s cards for seniors

Nassau County Legislator Arnold W. Drucker (D – Plainview) teamed up with the Plainview-Old Bethpage and Jericho School Districts to deliver Valentine’s Day greetings cards to residents at The Residences at Plainview and The Bristal in Jericho on Tuesday, Feb. 14. Through the “From Your Heart to Our Seniors” project, students at the Plainview-Old Bethpage and Jericho School Districts tapped […]

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Two POB seniors named Regeneron Scholars

Two Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School students were named 2023 Regeneron Science Talent Search Scholars for their research. Seniors Ethan Hsu and Skylar Cowen were among the 300 students selected as scholars in this prestigious contest, which this year drew more than 1,900 applicants from 627 high schools across 48 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, and four other […]

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DECA chapter recognized for community service

Plainview-Old Bethpage’s DECA chapter achieved Thrive-level recognition by DECA International this year. The recognition is awarded to chapters that have completed certain campaigns designed to grow membership and build lasting partnerships between the schools and local community. Only seven chapters in New York State achieved this recognition this year.       DECA is an association of marketing students that encourages the […]