Issues: Education

Senator Martins Supports Elmont Memorial High School Clothing Drive

Senator Jack Martins visited with students of the Elmont Memorial High School Class of 2012 this past weekend where he dropped by to support their clothing and linen drive fundraiser! Students and community members brought in bags of clothing and linens in support of the drive. In total, students collected over 333 bags of clothing. "This drive was a great success thanks to the students at Elmont Memorial and the greater community. Candice Chatterpaul and all the students of the Class of 2012 should be proud of their collective efforts. I want to personally thank them for inviting me to drop by the clothing drive to support the fundraiser. I'm really honored to be a part of the drive and to spend some time with the class- THANK YOU!"

June 13, 2011
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Senator Martins Visits the Polk Street School

Senator Jack M. Martins was in Franklin Square continuing his listening tour of schools, communities and volunteer organizations throughout the 7th Senate district. Polk Street School was the scene for Senator Martins’ latest session where he was joined by Superintendent of Schools Patrick Manley and Polk Street School Principal Gilbert Torossian. The visit, according to Senator Martins, was “a lot of fun where he made a lot of new friends at Polk Street.”

June 13, 2011
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Senator Martins Supports Elmont Memorial High School Music Fundraiser

Senator Jack M. Martins dropped by the Elmont Memorial High School Friends of Music Carwash Fundraiser this past weekend in support of the students fundraising efforts towards travelling to perform in Europe in the city of Prague! The students at Elmont washed cars all day in support of a comprehensive fundraising effort to achieve their goal. Advisor Eileen Kramer led the effort along with students. "The students in the Elmont Music Department are some of the most talented young people I have ever met. They love to perform, study music and are sensational in their performances. They make Elmont proud and I was honored to be able to support their efforts. I want to thank the students for their invitation to join them today. I'm honored to be their friend," Senator Martins said.

June 13, 2011
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Schoolchildren thank Senator Oppenheimer for securing grant to improve traffic and pedestrian safety along school routes

NYS Senator Suzi Oppenheimer visited the Murray Ave. Elementary Schoolin Larchmont to celebrate the recent NYS grant that she helped securefor the Rye YMCA's Safe Routes to School program.  The $5000 grantwill help fund school traffic and pedestrian safety initiatives inRye, Rye Neck, Harrison, Larchmont and Mamaroneck schools.

June 13, 2011
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Senator DeFrancisco Presents the West Genesee High School Academic Decathlon Team with a Resolution for Finishing in First Place at the 2011 New York State Academic Decathlon Championships

Senator DeFrancisco Presents the West Genesee High School Academic Decathlon Team with a Resolution for Finishing in First Place at the 2011 New York State Academic Decathlon Championships

June 10, 2011
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Senator DeFrancisco Visits with the Wheeler Elementary School Student Council During their Recent Visit to the Capitol.

Senator DeFrancisco Visits with the Wheeler Elementary School Student Council During their Recent Visit to the Capitol.

June 10, 2011
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Senator DeFrancisco Visits with Students from the Bishops Academy at St. Charles During their Recent Visit to the Capitol.

Senator DeFrancisco Visits with Students from the Bishops Academy at St. Charles During their Recent Visit to the Capitol.

June 10, 2011
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Senator DeFrancisco Visits with Students from Roberts Elementary School During their Recent Visit to the Capitol.

Senator DeFrancisco Visits with Students from Roberts Elementary School During their Recent Visit to the Capitol.

June 10, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Education Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Education Senator John J. Flanagan, Chair 12 Noon, Monday, June 13, 2011 Room 124 CAP

June 13, 12:00 PM - 12:03 PM
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Senator Martins Visits Paul Pereira's Class at Mineola High School

Senator Jack M. Martins recently visit Mineola High School, where he met with Paul Pereira's government class. The students had the opportunity to ask Senator Martins questions as he briefed them what is happening in Albany. Senator Martins and Mr. Pereira know each other well since both served together on the Mineola Village Board when Senator Martins was Mayor of Mineola. Mr. Pereira is currently the Deputy Mayor of the Village of Mineola in addition to being a history teacher at Mineola High School.

June 8, 2011
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Clara H. Carlson School Welcomes Senator Martins

Senator Jack M. Martins visited with students at the Clara Carlson school and participated in a class lesson! The visit by Senator Martins was part of his 7th Senate district tour of schools, programs and services that impact communities. "The students at Clara Carlson School, Principal Ken Rosner and Supt Al Harper made me feel right at home in the Elmont community. I was really impressed by all the hard work our young people put into their lessons and class projects. I also want to thank the Clara Carlson School "family" for the invitation and inviting me to the school, I had alot of fun," said Senator Martins.

June 6, 2011
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Clara H. Carlson School Welcomes Senator Martins

Senator Jack M. Martins visited with students at the Clara Carlson school and participated in a class lesson! The visit by Senator Martins was part of his 7th Senate District tour of schools, programs and services that impact communities. "The students at Clara Carlson School, Principal Ken Rosner and Supt Al Harper made me feel right at home in the Elmont community. I was really impressed by all the hard work our young people put into their lessons and class projects. I also want to thank the Clara Carlson School "family" for the invitation and inviting me to the school, I had alot of fun," said Senator Martins.

June 6, 2011
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Senator Martins Takes Tour of Floral Park Memorial High School, Holds Listening Session

Senator Jack M. Martins continued his listening tour throughout the 7th Senate District and visited Floral Park Memorial High School. Senator Martins was greeted by Floral Park Memorial High School Principal Kathy Sottile and School Trustees Dave Fowler and Laura Ferone for the tour and listen session. The Floral Park Memorial High School tour comes on the heels of Senator Martins’ community office hours and “Town Hall Style Discussion” at the Floral Park Library just a few weeks ago.

June 6, 2011
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SENATE PASSES ANTI-BULLYING LEGISLATION

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) announced that he and his colleagues in the New York State Senate passed comprehensive anti-bullying legislation on June 1st to help put an end to this destructive activity that often interferes with a student’s education and emotional well-being. The bill (S.4921) would help prevent cyber-bullying as well as conventional bullying on school grounds to create safer learning environments for children.

June 6, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Education Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Education Senator John J. Flanagan, Chair 10:00 AM, Tuesday, June 7, 2011 Room 123 CAP

June 7, 10:00 AM - 10:05 AM
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Great Neck North Middle School Students Are 'Internet Smart'

The Internet can be an extremely effective tool for obtaining information on just about any subject. It can also be used as a way to keep in touch with old friends. However, there can be a downside to children using the Internet as issues of privacy and cyber-bullying have crept up.

Students in Great Neck North Middle School are taking a vow to be safe while on the Internet. The eighth grade students participated in a program, Internet Smarts, which is designed to educate students about online activities and encourage safe and appropriate use of the Internet.

June 3, 2011
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Senate approves anti-bullying legislation

Albany, N.Y.—The New York State Senate has approved legislation co-sponsored by Senator Tom O’Mara (R-C, Big Flats) to put in place a comprehensive legislative package to address the problem of bullying in schools.

June 3, 2011
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Senate Passes Anti-Bullying Legislation

In recent years, incidents of teen suicide have brought attention to the issue of bullying. Take the case of Ryan Patrick Halligan. On October 7, 2003, John and Kelly Halligan of Vermont would realize the horror that their son Ryan Patrick committed suicide. It was later revealed that Ryan was bullied and humiliated at school and on-line.

Unfortunately, there are other cases like Ryan’s. In some cases, bullying can lead to depression and a loss of self-esteemed during those critical adolescent years. In order to put an end to bullying in schools across New York State, the Senate voted to eradicate bullying on school grounds.

June 2, 2011
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Dr. Evelyn Blose Holman Receives the 2011 Distinguished Bay Shore-Brightwaters Citizen Award

Dr. Evelyn Blose Holman, retiring Superintendent of the Bay Shore Union Free School District, was the recipient of the 2011 Distinguished Bay Shore-Brightwaters Citizen Award.  Senator Owen H. Johnson, together with Assemblyman Phil Boyle and Assemblyman Philip Ramos, presented Dr. Holman with a Legislative Resolution to honor the occasion.The Eleventh Annual Bay Shore-Brightwaters Distinguished Citizen Award Dinner, hosted by the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Bay Shore and the Bay Shore Business Improvement District, took place at Captain Bill’s Restaurant in Bay Shore on April 29, 2011.

June 1, 2011
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